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“Still great”
Review of El Pinto

El Pinto
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Ranked #50 of 1,842 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 25 - US$ 35
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Alameda Blvd NW
Description: Nestled in the cottonwoods, El Pinto was founded with eight tables in 1962. Twin brothers John and Jim Thomas, known as the Salsa Twins, carry on the family tradition and have expanded El Pinto into the quintessential "Spot" for healthy and fresh New Mexican cuisine. Experience an authentic Taste of New Mexico. Reservations are recommended. The Salsa Twins are pairing tradition with innovative healthy nutrition at El Pinto. El Pinto is proud to have the first and only Animal Welfare Approved laying hen program on property. 200 hens lay pasture raised eggs for daily use. An onsite green house produces over 5,000 lbs of organically grown greens. Freshness is throughout El Pinto. El Pinto uses chile from Hatch, NM, dryland beans from CO, healthy sunflower oil for frying, Celtic sea salt for seasoning, and local ingredients when in season. It has been featured on Food Network, Travel Channel and the BBC among other places. Dog friendly. Ask for the "Puppy Patio."
Reviewed 23 December 2020

Everything was great. Our first time back in probably 10 years, so we weren't sure whether it would still be as good as we remembered. It was.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Thank 213joem
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Reviewed 14 December 2020

it was a pleasant and warm experience, with a seat next to their many fireplaces. Food as always was excellent, service as well. Wonderful to be able to go to a dining experience these days, it had been some time since the shutdowns...

Date of visit: December 2020
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Thank ChrisBirkt
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Reviewed 9 December 2020

Every time we come to Albuquerque, this is our first restaurant to go too!! Great NM food. I like the grilled chicken. Margaritas are great too. Try the flan dessert!!

Date of visit: December 2020
Thank karenvv2015
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Reviewed 11 November 2020 via mobile

Usually when I travel to Albuquerque I meet a friend at El Pinto for brunch or dinner. The food is consistently good and the service is very good as well. It keeps me coming back for more.

Date of visit: September 2020
Thank KAMartin911
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Reviewed 2 November 2020

This is definitely a place you have to try when staying in Albuquerque! Not only was the food and drinks amazing, but so was the service! Our waitress was so sweet and did everything she could to take care of us. Their Grass Fed Queso Burger was probably one of the best burgers I've ever eaten in my life and pairing it with their sweet potato fries made it even better! Their margaritas are delicious as well if you're in the mood for some. There is bottomless chips and salsa and sopapilla for you to enjoy as you wait for your food and if you're in the mood for some dessert I suggest trying their Flan! Definitely plan on going back next time we're in ABQ!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Thank KayleeAReagan
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