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The Tradition Lives At El Pinto Restaurant

El Pinto Restaurant was voted Best New Mexican Restaurant in Albuquerque New Mexico according to the "Best of City" annual survey conducted by Albuquerque the Magazine.  Come see why we're the local favorite for authentic New Mexican Cuisine!

The people of Albuquerque have spoken! El Pinto Restaurant offers the best New Mexican food in Albuquerque. El Pinto uses the recipes of the owners' grandmother Josephina Chavez-Griggs. Their family was the first to differentiate their cuisine as "New Mexican." We feature a wide selection of New Mexican food choices on our menus that include flavors that come from our beloved green chile sauces and salsas. In addition we have wonderful dry aged steaks from local cattle and aged on property, pork dishes from local farmers, and ingredients from our organic greenhouse. Come taste our authentic New Mexican dishes, salsas and drinks.  If you are in the mood for a margarita, we feature the largest Tequila Bar in New Mexico, with over 175 different 100% Blue Agave tequilas and 50 different Mezcals, to make your perfect hand-made margarita to sip on the patio. We can't wait for you to join us!

During COVID:

New Mexico continues to be one of the most restricted locations in the nation for business and restaurant dining. Fortunately, El Pinto seating spreads over 25,000 sq feet with the majority on outdoor open air covered patios. We are accommodating guests and exceeding covid guidelines from medical professionals (nationally and internationally) as well as the mandates from the Governor of New Mexico. We do need you to make reservations so we can safely manage customer flow.
Seating at a table is limited to six adults and/or children. Although our outdoor seating is covered, New Mexico showers (or wind) can unexpectedly further limit seating at a moments notice. We anticipate to be able to accommodate your reservation at the reserved time, however, dining patterns are in flux and with seating limitations indoor and outdoor, we are handicapped in providing the flexibility we normally can provide. Reservations are capped to meet safe seating best practices, and expected flow of guests.

El Pinto Restaurant Reservations

(505) 898-1771
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
11am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday
11am - 10pm
10:30am - 9pm
Sunday Brunch
10:30am - 2pm


10500 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114

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Located in the beautiful North Valley, El Pinto is just minutes from I-25, and 10 minutes from the I-25 / I-40 interchange.