Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Albuquerque, according to Tripadvisor

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July 25, 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. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#30. 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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#29. Sharky's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (74 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 5420 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105-1856
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#28. 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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#27. Sadie's of New Mexico

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (140 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 115 Hotel Circle NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
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#26. Tia Betty Blue's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (125 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1248 San Mateo Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-4609
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#25. Taqueria Mexicana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (148 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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#24. El Patron

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (316 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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#23. Durans Station

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (142 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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#22. Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (268 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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#21. Slow Roasted Bocadillos New Mexico

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (111 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 200 Lomas Blvd NW suite 110, Wells Fargo Building, Albuquerque, NM 87102-2241
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#20. El Modelo Mexican Foods

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (263 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1715 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4505
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#19. 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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#18. 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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#17. El Pinto

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (2,561 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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#16. Garcia's Kitchen

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (296 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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#15. La Salita Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (287 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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#14. El Patio De Albuquerque

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (370 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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#13. Sadie's on Academy

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (255 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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#12. Mariscos Altamar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (223 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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#11. Duran Central Pharmacy

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (255 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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#10. Garduno's of Mexico Restaurant & Cantina at Old Town

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (678 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), 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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#9. Sadie's of New Mexico

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,969 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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#8. Cervantes Restaurant & Lounge

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (431 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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#7. Church Street Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (2,786 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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#6. Range Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,167 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4401 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111-3138
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#5. Mary's & Tito's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (404 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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#4. Frontier Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,958 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-3507
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#3. Cocina Azul

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (589 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 (911 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 (345 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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