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Padilla's Mexican Kitchen

) #24 of 1,416 Restaurants in Albuquerque Mexican,
1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
+1 505-262-0115
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Southwestern
1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is the ultimate local spot - great food - low prices - 50 years of family operations. menu has only New Mexican fare and all great - Temperature & spice level up to you to choose. Red or green Chili choices. Beer and wine...More

Thank m p
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Many of my friends rave about this restaurant but I've never been to it. I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious the red chile & carne adovada was! Their sopaipillas were also very tasty and I look forward to eating here whenever I'm visiting ABQ.

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Reviewed 29 May 2016

I went here with a colleague who raved about it. He has been going to this restaurant for 15 years and loves it. He loved what he got and was happy. Me, not so much. No reservations accepted means that you wait, standing literally at...More

1  Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Some of the best Mexican food I have had in Albuquerque. I had a combo meal and everything was great, I will be a repeat customer.

1  Thank batty0
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Like the title says this place is cash only so make sure to stop at an ATM along the way. There is an ATM in the laundromat next door but it didn't work when we visited. The hours are lunch and short for dinner, opens...More

1  Thank carpenterj505
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This restaurant is a cash only establishment. That being said they have some of the best Mexican food I have tasted. I love tacos and theirs were awesome. They also serve soppipillas with their orders. They are the best eaten with honey. Others had enchiladas...More

1  Thank DAYLE L
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Padilla's has been in it's original location since the 70's. I've eaten there since it opened and make a point to go there every time I'm in Albuquerque. It's always good. You may have to wait a bit to be seated at peak hours but...More

1  Thank dfgasser
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We were excited to eat at Padilla's because of all the positive reviews on TripAdvisor. However, we only had limited cash when we arrived and learned that they only take cash. The couple behind us were surprised to learn about the cash only policy too....More

1  Thank slp58
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This is a great Mexican food restaurant, everything is hand made and a great value. This is family owned business. I had the blue corn enchiladas and was just blown away. One of the owners is a Former Marine, great guy! I will go here...More

1  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I highly recommend the food at Padilla's because it's always the best. But be prepared to bring cash or a checkbook because they don't take cards and no one ever sees their sign in the window about that. Their clientele is mostly the lunch crowd,...More

1  Thank FreelanceWriter2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:45
11:00 - 19:45
11:00 - 19:45
11:00 - 19:45
11:00 - 19:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-262-0115
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