Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Albuquerque, according to Tripadvisor

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May 2, 2022
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Albuquerque, according to Tripadvisor

Mexican fare ranks with Italian and Chinese as Americans' top-three favorite global cuisines, according to the National Restaurant Association. Mexican flavors and ingredients have permeated all corners of American cuisine, infusing vibrant and varied tastes into Americans’ daily diet. But while tacos and enchiladas may seem commonplace in America now, that wasn’t always the case.

To be sure, Americans have been influenced by the flavors of our neighbor to the south for hundreds of years. But it wasn't until refugees from southern and central Mexico brought their culinary traditions north to the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution that dishes like tacos found their way into the mainstream. An increasingly global culture (and a growing number of Mexican fast-food mainstays and high-end restaurants) have cemented Mexican food's beloved role in U.S. cuisine. Which begs the question: Where does one go for the best Mexican food in Albuquerque?

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Albuquerque. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#30. Little Anita's

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (399 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2105 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1468
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#29. Garduno's of Mexico

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (339 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2100 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 21, Albuquerque, NM 87110-5419
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#28. Perea's New Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (110 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1140 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-5703
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#27. Barelas Coffee House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (161 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1502 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4319
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#26. Casa De Benavidez

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (253 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8032 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
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#25. Papa Nacho's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (99 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7648 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-5545
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#24. El Charritos Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (124 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4703 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-1713
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#23. Quesadilla Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (155 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 328 San Felipe St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1499
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#22. Sadie's of New Mexico

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (138 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 115 Hotel Circle NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
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#21. Taqueria Mexicana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (146 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 415 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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#20. El Patron

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (312 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10551 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
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#19. Durans Station

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (141 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4201 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-2913
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#18. Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (266 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9800 Menaul Blvd NE Near the corner Menaul, near Eubank, Albuquerque, NM 87112-2303
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#17. Albuquerque City Limits Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (105 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3231 Coors Blvd SW Suite F4, Albuquerque, NM 87121-5256
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#16. Monica's El Portal

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (227 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 321 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1448
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#15. El Pinto

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (2,534 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114-2220
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#14. Garcia's Kitchen

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (295 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1736 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1159
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#13. La Salita Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (286 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1950 Juan Tabo Blvd NE Suite H, Albuquerque, NM 87112-5313
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#12. El Patio De Albuquerque

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (364 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 142 Harvard Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-3521
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#11. Sadie's on Academy

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (253 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5400 Academy Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3302
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#10. Mariscos Altamar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (221 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1517 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121-1153
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#9. Duran Central Pharmacy

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (254 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1815 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1143
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#8. Garduno's of Mexico Restaurant & Cantina at Old Town

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (675 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-2007
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#7. Sadie's of New Mexico

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,951 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6230 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-5703
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#6. Cervantes Restaurant & Lounge

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (428 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5801 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-4833
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#5. Church Street Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (2,751 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2111 Church St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1408
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#4. Mary's & Tito's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (399 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2711 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-1329
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#3. Cocina Azul

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (570 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1134 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-1866
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#2. Monroe's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (904 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1025 4th NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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#1. Padilla's Mexican Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (340 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1510 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1823
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