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El Modelo Mexican Foods

1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
+1 505-242-1843
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“tamales” (83 reviews)
“burrito” (22 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

typical new mexican food. nothing special. the photo shows some pita bread. great. the spices and seasoning are not sophisticated.

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 18 May 2017

order the stuffed sopapilla you can't go wrong! Tried a few of their other dishes, they were a bit greasy but still tasty.

Thank nikkih9001
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Get the chile relleno burrito. I'm still dreaming about it. Actually, get 2. Sit outside in the beautiful rose bush encircled garden and enjoy the most authentic southwestern cuisine I have ever enjoyed.

Thank Samantha L
Reviewed 8 May 2017

If you are looking for truly authentic New Mexican home cooking, THIS is the place to go. I mean, I walk in and it smells like my grandma's house. If that tells you anything....

Thank Madeline M
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Because I ordered the #2 enchiladas and a side tamale and I could only eat half my meal. It was sooo good but too much food for one person unless you are a NFL lineman. The red sauce is a bit spicy but flavorful. Each...More

Thank RetiredMilitary
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Everytime we visit El Modelo there is always a long line; however, the wait is worth having the best breakfast sopaipilla and tamales!!

Thank William302505
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Food was Fantastic! We ordered a sampler (#1) and that would have been enough for the 2 of us, but I ordered an additional Brisket & Green Chili Burrito and at that later. Everything was Freaking Fantastic!

Thank Doug J
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I really enjoy tamales and it's hard to get a good one. When I read the reviews for this place I was so hopeful. I was disappointed. The tamales were in a red sauce which is fine but underneath is a tough cardboard like Masa...More

Thank turquoise11
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Eat here every time i am in Albuquerque. Staff is very friendly and the food is to die for. Don't miss this place while your here

Thank Montana L
Reviewed 20 February 2017

After a long plane ride, the ribs at El Modelo can warm you up and get you feeling good again. This is a take out joint with tables out back you can use if the weather is nice. Nice selection of new mexican favorites with...More

Thank Jeff A
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Joy K
3 December 2015|
Response from Joy K |
This place is a treasure for those looking for treasures.
3 January 2015|
Response from LaVidaLoca505 | Reviewed this property |
traditionally, tamales do not contain wheat flour. check with the vendor/restaurant whether flour has been added to the masa.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$5
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-242-1843
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