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El Pinto

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10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220 (Alameda Blvd NW)
+1 505-898-1771
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We when to El Pinto restaurant for a nice Easter gathering with some friends we had to wait for close to an hour prior to getting a table as they were pretty busy which was understandable for this holiday. However once we were seated we had to wait for the person who was tending our table to come around just... More 

Thank ranger771
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This a really nice place to see the food is ok. If nothing else just go have a drink, and appetizer . I suggest going in the spring or winter time. If it's cold out try to get a seat near the fireplace. In spring time all the trees and plants will be blooming it's beautiful .

Thank Chris & Jil... H
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dinner here was excellent. Our server "Ricco" was great. He had excellent knowledge of the food, El Pinto and tequila. Nothing at all to complain about. Beautiful atmosphere. You won't leave hungry. As i said in my title, this place is very pricey. But hey, what do we work for if not to enjoy a good meal with friends once... More 

Thank Marc D
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The real deal. Mucho Margaritas. Terrific menu. Best enchiladas I've had. Green sauce (mild) and red chile sauce (spicy) are house-made and awesome.

Thank barneydog86
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even if you don't eat there, I still do recommend you eat once for the experience of good and well served New Mexican food, it's a special place to visit. It's always very crowded and it represents perfectly well the State of New Mexico.

Thank Lalo N
Royal Center
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat outside with live music and enjoyed some delicious enchiladas. They were very accommodating if you didn't want spicy food.

Thank Tiffany B
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is so big that the atmosphere will vary. Patio and a margarita. Intimate room and a Bloody Mary? Get the huevos not chile rellenos. Nice twist on the eggs benedicts. I have been to many weddings and other celebrations there and they can accommodate big groups.

Thank Diane S
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here several times The food is good and the service is also. An Albuquerque favorite. Lots of celebrities have eaten here and have tjeir pictures on the walls.

Thank Marcy M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty much all of the menu items are available on the lunch buffet. And salad and taco bar as well.

Thank Janeway9
Dallas, Texas
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104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was back in town for a family birthday. I had forgotten how wonderful (and consistent) the food is at El Pinto. Still a favorite.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
    (Alameda Blvd NW)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-898-1771

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