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1590 Deborah Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124-1002
+1 505-891-7218
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

There food is alright for one time I go once a month the bathroom need to be upgraded and need to mop the floors more often and keep it clean

Thank Edward P
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Usa
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Got to have the Carne Asada fries, Excellent! very tasty food, great service, friendly people. Free chips and salsa who could ask for more?

Thank William H
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Being an ex-Californian we love this place as they have more of the kind of Mexican Fast Food we grew up with. Love their chicken tacos!

Thank bgreen4ever
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Dad, my sister and I ate here yesterday and we were pleased. We've been going here for years, there was no problem with our order the only was that the gal working at the register kept forgetting our order while we were ordering (sounds nuts right?) so we kept having to repeat it to her, then she forgot to give... More 

Thank Daniela V
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The quantity is good, the food is cheap, but the taste and quality is mediocre at best. I have ate here twice, and seriously doubt that I'll be back again.

Thank glkaiser2015
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

LOVE their chile rellenos #18 plate! The plate comes with 2 large rellenos, rice, beans, sour cream, guacamole and a huge flour tortilla. All for under $10. And since I'm a senior citizen, they give me 15% off.

Thank jerig47
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160 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We eat here weekly- They have the best Tortas in town. This is authentic Mexican not New Mexican. They also have a great salsa bar

Thank Michael P
Rio Rancho, United States
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Flies in the windows in the warm weather. Decent, if not overpriced, Mexican Food. Quick service. Has that side bar of free onions and carrots.

Thank Doug P
Canandaigua, New York
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113 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

I wanted to give this place a try based on Trip Advisor reviews, and also their menu claiming their chili relleno burrito being what gave them their start. I did the drive through because I had a busy day. You do have to wait a bit while they prepare your food, but wow!! First let me say, I grabbed a... More 

Thank amethystgirl29
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2013

If you're someone who makes a clear distinction between "New Mexican" and "Mexican" food, be forewarned that Federico's offers the latter. Their food is consistently good, but their condiments are what set them apart: the pico de gallo and guacamole, in particular, are excellent.

1 Thank Darin K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Fast food, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1590 Deborah Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124-1002
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Rio Rancho
  • Phone Number: +1 505-891-7218
Best Mexican Food in Arizona and New MexicoFor nearly two decades Federico's Mexican Food has served the best-tasting, Angus carne asada to its ever-growing following in Arizona and New Mexico. Always committed to your absolute satisfaction - we invite you to try any of these specials.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?