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lydiamcmullin

03/20/2011

Overall
no flavor

I am totally bummed that this is where everyone says is the best food in town...really? They have no flavoring in the meats at all. like not even salt and pepper. I realize new mx food is simple and doesnt use lots if spices- they use green and red pep to flavor....but what if you also use some cumin and salt, and garlic..or anything! It does have the prettiest grounds of any place in town.

jimdude

05/27/2008

Overall
What a great place!

We had such a great time there that we go back every week or so. The food is great, the atmosphere is wonderful and the patios are absolutly beautiful!

sarivic

11/21/2007

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El Pinto

Wonderful restaurant! I love the decor of this place. The food is great, the happy hour fabulous! We're from Florida and when we visit New Mexico, this is always one of our stops.

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Phone: (505) 898-1771

Address: 10500 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

Website: http://www.elpinto.com

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General Info
Nestled in the cottonwoods, El Pinto was founded with eight tables in 1962. Twin brothers John and Jim Thomas, known as the Salsa Twins, 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. Reservations are recommended. The Salsa Twins are pairing tradition with innovative healthy nutrition at El Pinto. El Pinto is proud to have the first and only Animal Welfare Approved laying hen program on property. 200 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, dryland beans from CO, healthy sunflower oil for frying, Celtic sea salt for seasoning, and local ingredients when in season. It has been featured on Food Network, Travel Channel and the BBC among other places. Dog friendly. Ask for the "Puppy Patio."Nestled in the cottonwoods, El Pinto was founded with eight tables in 1962. Twin brothers John and Jim Thomas, known as the Salsa Twins, 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. Reservations are recommended. The Salsa Twins are pairing tradition with innovative healthy nutrition at El Pinto. El Pinto is proud to have the first and only Animal Welfare Approved laying hen program on property. 200 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, dryland beans from CO, healthy sunflower oil for frying, Celtic sea salt for seasoning, and local ingredients when in season. It has been featured on Food Network, Travel Channel and the BBC among other places. Dog friendly. Ask for the "Puppy Patio."
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Phone: (505) 897-8147

Fax: (505) 897-8147

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Wedding Supplies.
Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
Neighborhood
Alamedan Valley
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El Pinto Restaurant and Cantina

El Pinto Restaurant

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Parking: Free

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Family Style, Mexican, American, Latin American

Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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