El Pinto Restaurant & Cantina

Mexican Restaurant, Gluten-free Restaurant, and Spanish Restaurant
10500 4th St NW (4th Street), Albuquerque, NM 87114, United States
Closed until 10:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:30 AM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 153 votes

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    Joshua S.
    "Green chili chicken enchiladas are incredible."(8 Tips)
    Cory H.
    "... - quality food - chicken enchilada w/ green chile was amazing"(2 Tips)
    Arianna M.
    "The best patios in the summer!"(5 Tips)
    Robyn G.
    "excellent green chile and margaritas."(3 Tips)
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  • green chili
  • Mexican food
  • outdoor seating
  • margaritas
  • chicken enchiladas
  • ribs
  • good for dates
  • family-friendly
  • great value
  • authentic
  • happy hour
  • tamales
  • romantic
  • lively
  • desserts
  • spicy food
  • trendy
  • vegetarian food
  • quiet
  • cozy
  • John F.

    Great Posole!

    John Fleckenstein · 3 days ago
  • Oliver S.

    This is a great place to bring guests, especially if they are from out of town. The food is good and the setting is even better.

    Oliver Shoemaker · December 16, 2015
  • Robyn G.

    Enormous outdoor restaurant with excellent green chile and margaritas. Friendly and attentive staff.

    Robyn Grier · October 16, 2015
  • Laura M.

    Red Chilie ribs and green Chilie strips

    Laura Montoya · March 21, 2015
  • Kari R.

    Very cool place to get a great Mexican meal.

    Kari Rayson · February 5, 2015
  • Arianna M.

    The refried pinto beans and fresh guacamole are the best I've ever had! The best patios in the summer!

    Arianna Martinez · December 24, 2014
  • Michael P.

    The food is amazing. The service leaves a lot to be desired.

    Michael Paddock · October 12, 2014
  • AnA S.

    Very nice restaurant' wonderful food for vegetarians !!! Done!

    AnA Santos · October 11, 2014
  • mapkook j.

    Food is good

    mapkook jones · August 14, 2014
  • Gillian S.

    The outdoor patio is amazing. Lots of seating, but make sure you call ahead if you've got a big group

    Gillian S · August 8, 2014
  • David O.

    Ayden the waiter told me not to get the quesadilla because it's too big for one. #gratitude

    David Ollington · July 25, 2014
  • Mike R.

    Chili rellenos!

    Mike Rannells · July 10, 2014
  • Devin D.

    Awesome atmosphere

    Devin Duncan · May 19, 2014
  • Lynne S.

    I almost skipped this restaurant because I thought it might be a noisy tourist trap. Glad I didn't! Nice place, great atmosphere, yummy food and boy do they know how to make guacamole!

    Lynne Sturtevant · April 16, 2014
  • Diana T.

    Try the flight of Patron if you have an extra $30 to blow. It's awesome!

    Diana Tourville · March 30, 2014
  • Mariah G.

    One of the best restaurants in ABQ! Everything is awesome!

    Mariah Griego · February 6, 2014
  • Kyle K.

    Marge dinner service everything!!!

    Kyle Kirkpatrick · February 1, 2014
  • Dave P.

    Dessert. Try the flan. Yummy.

    Dave Picton · January 25, 2014
  • Liz M.

    Huge portions. Green Chili Stew is addicting, however, found guacamole to be bland

    Liz Mozer · December 14, 2013
  • JP B.

    They have both mild and hot choices for the red and green chile. Anything smoothered in chile is good.

    JP Bulow · June 28, 2013
  • Project F.

    Not a lot of bang for your buck, the food is decent but pricey for what you get. However, the patio is worth the price alone and the green chile is great (but only if you ask for the hot).

    Project FTOG · May 13, 2013
  • JD

    Parking lot will be packed but come on in, they're quick & good food!

    JD · May 12, 2013
  • Patrick

    Also staff is extremely professional, friendly and create a very nice environment. Would return for the atmosphere and staff.

    Patrick · May 11, 2013
  • Patrick

    Food was good, not great. Chile lacked heat. Salsa and sauces tasted a little bit commercial (and granted they do make commercial salsa's and sauces) but all that being said the place is GORGEOUS!

    Patrick · May 11, 2013
  • Libby W.

    I had to send my food back because it tasted like bleach. There is much better food in the city than this.

    Libby Wade · March 21, 2013
  • Bjørn W.

    Chile Ribs are awesome. Lots of trd chile as dry rub.

    Bjørn Wulf · March 4, 2013
  • Cory H.

    Great fun environment - quality food - chicken enchilada w/ green chile was amazing

    Cory Hughes · November 25, 2012
  • Damitric E.

    Some pretty good Mexican food.

    Damitric E. · November 12, 2012
  • Matthew G.

    What happened to the El Pinto I used to know?? Todays experience was not at all what it used to be. Food is gross. Come on guys pull it together.

    Matthew Gilman · November 9, 2012
  • Becca

    Sitting on the patio? Keep an eye out for the neighbor's cats (Gracie and Boots).

    Becca · October 23, 2012
  • Terry T.

    Navajos say that if chili is too hot, it means you are jealous. If the server asks you, "Hot or mild?" tell them, "Test my jealousy," if you want hot chili! :-)

    Terry Teller · September 2, 2012
  • Shane H.

    Really, really good mexican food.

    Shane Henry · August 2, 2012
  • Sonja S.

    Go for the hot tamales and don't forget to order up quite a few margaritas! Read more

    Sonja Stark · December 5, 2011
  • Sonja S.

    I learned how to roll a hot tamale here ~ wonderful people.

    Sonja Stark · December 5, 2011
  • billy l.

    happy hour is the best!!!

    billy l. · November 17, 2011
  • Seann G.

    Beautiful atmosphere. A great outdoor pation. Authentic New Mexico. A must visit when in ABQ.

    Seann Graddy · October 10, 2011
  • Missy M.

    Really pretty, fun setting. Feels like Mexico....well, the better half at least :)

    Missy Martinez · September 20, 2011
  • Rob C.

    If you like fancy and high prices come here. $14 for a chicken taco plate - no flavor! I can get tacos from Chipotle half the price and better. There were flies everywhere. This place sucks

    Rob Cepelak · September 4, 2011
  • Don B.

    Don't fall for the hype. Nachos are bland and the red Chile ribs were full of seeds and pods.

    Don Bennett · August 13, 2011
  • Crystal P.

    Their fiesta appetizer is a great deal. You get red chile ribs, guacamole, queso, and salsa. A must have. Also try the Levante, best dessert in town!

    Crystal P · June 11, 2011
  • Dean H.

    Great lunch buffet!

    Dean Hamack · March 14, 2011
  • Bill B.

    Love their food - listening to the Airport concession controversy on the radio today

    Bill Bateman · January 3, 2011
  • Salsa T.

    Rated by ABQ Magazine reader poll as #1 for: Best Patio, Best Green Chile, and Best Guacamole in the city.

    Salsa Twins · October 18, 2010
  • Joshua S.

    Green chili chicken enchiladas are incredible.

    Joshua Stilwell · August 16, 2010
  • Jeremy J.

    Vince and Brian are awesome bartenders. They will treat you well. This place also has the best sopaipillas, so make sure you get your fill of those.

    Jeremy Jojola · April 18, 2010
  • Adalberto Q.

    A melhor comida mexicana do pedaço e, se você curte pimenta, Chili e jalapeños ever...

    Adalberto Queiroz · September 14, 2014

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