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El Pinto

El Pinto, 10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque

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About El Pinto
El Pinto
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Average Price: $30 and under
Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern
Dress Code: Casual Dress
v 12.6 miles from Albuquerque center (as shown on map)
El Pinto is open for indoor and outdoor patio dining. Masks are no longer required. There continues to be some seating restrictions by Governor decree and reservations are recommended. Seating is limited to 6 per table.

Open daily 11am-7:30pm.

Nestled in the cottonwoods, El Pinto was founded with 10 tables in 1962. Twin brothers John and Jim Thomas, 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.

The Salsa Twins are pairing tradition with innovative healthy nutrition at El Pinto. El Pinto established the first and only Animal Welfare Approved laying hen program on property. 250 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, pasture raised pork from Kyzer Farms, and local grass fed beef.

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El Pinto is #52 of 1896 things to do in Albuquerque

5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: Horse1988, Athens, Ohio
Sat 30 Jul, 2022
l Amazing experience, great atmosphere (admittedly, that?s not the place for 80?s easy listening like ABBA), but beautiful inside and outside seating. I know some reviews are negative because some say...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: Lkeith6, Asheville, North Carolina
Thu 28 Jul, 2022
l Excellent authentic New Mexican food! Best margarita have ever had! Lovely setting. I highly recommend El Pinto for a wonderful dining experience.

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2 of 5 stars2 out of 5
By: michaelfY6751CC
Sun 24 Jul, 2022
l Nice setting, industrial bland Northern NM food, wildly overpriced tourist trap. Each diner in my party of 6 (all lifelong locals) left at least half their meal on the table. I do like their salsa.

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El Pinto 10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque