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Padilla's Mexican Kitchen

1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
+1 505-262-0115
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sopapillas” (81 reviews)
“carne adovada” (20 reviews)
“red chili” (23 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Padilla's is probably my favorite place to get Mexican food in Albuquerque - I first ate here about 10 years ago and have been going ever since. It never disappoints. It is always busy, but the service has not suffered. Also, just for your information,...More

Thank Missjso
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Padilla's has long been our favorite place to eat in Albuquerque. Nothing fancy, no credit cards, but excellent authentic Mexican food. My favorite is the #9, relleno, enchilada, beans & rice. My wife (and I) also think the carne adovada is always super lean. Oh...More

Thank Griff812
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My Family and I have been eating at this family owned and operated business for over 30 years. The food is traditional New Mexican, like your Grandmother is in their kitchen. The carne adovada is so good and the sopapillas are the best bar none...More

1  Thank MamaGina1
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The menu at this locally popular family owned restaurant has been underscored by their commitment to FRESH!! No canned beans here, and the bowl of red or green chili with beans is so delicious. It is SOUTHWEST SOUL FOOD at its finest. The staff are...More

Thank Rochelle A
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is located in a strip mall and could easily be missed. The food is authentic and of the highest quality. Service is excellent. A word of caution...don't wait until noon...a long line formed while we were eating. This is a "don't miss" if...More

Thank keasterling2002
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We've been searching for a new place to satisfy our red sauce cravings after our favorite in Santa Fe had to close (sob!). Padilla's filled the bill with great red sauce, and a delicious green sauce too. They made a humble cheese enchilada a mouth...More

1  Thank GAIL W
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Nice relaxed place full of families. Great service. Good, unique food. Love the sopapillas. My son has a new appreciation for Mexican food

Thank HuntersDad
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

There's nothing fancy here...just great authentic Mexican food prepared the way your grandma would make it (assuming she was Mexican). They have dishes that you don't often see like Carne Adovada and delicious Sopaipillas, both of which I highly recommend. Add the red and green...More

Thank Dollyamas
Reviewed 11 April 2017

...and keep this place a secret. It's not fancy but you'll love the vibe of the folk there. No bar, no frills but you absolutely cannot beat the food. Why they haven't franchised I don't know. I went "Christmas" on the chili's and suggest you...More

Thank Clif C
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful red and green sauces. Everything was great. Great service and atmosphere. Would recommend.

Thank Sheilashera
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2 April 2018|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
There is no outdoor seating.
27 March 2017|
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Response from Sue K | Reviewed this property |
beer and wine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:45 PM
11:00 AM - 7:45 PM
11:00 AM - 7:45 PM
11:00 AM - 7:45 PM
11:00 AM - 7:45 PM
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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