El Pinto Restaurant & Cantina

Mexican, Gluten-free
$ $
10500 4th St NW (4th Street)
Albuquerque, NM 87114
(505) 898-1771
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
10:30am - 9:00pm



  • 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!
  • Really pretty, fun setting. Feels like Mexico....well, the better half at least :)
  • They have both mild and hot choices for the red and green chile. Anything smoothered in chile is good.
  • Great fun environment - quality food - chicken enchilada w/ green chile was amazing
  • The refried pinto beans and fresh guacamole are the best I've ever had! The best patios in the summer!
  • One of the best restaurants in ABQ! Everything is awesome!
  • Dessert. Try the flan. Yummy.
  • 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).
  • Parking lot will be packed but come on in, they're quick & good food!
  • Chile Ribs are awesome. Lots of trd chile as dry rub.
  • Really, really good mexican food.
  • Go for the hot tamales and don't forget to order up quite a few margaritas!
  • Beautiful atmosphere. A great outdoor pation. Authentic New Mexico. A must visit when in ABQ.
  • Don't fall for the hype. Nachos are bland and the red Chile ribs were full of seeds and pods.
  • Great lunch buffet!
  • Rated by ABQ Magazine reader poll as #1 for: Best Patio, Best Green Chile, and Best Guacamole in the city.
  • 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.
  • Not the best New Mexican food in ABQ, but the atmosphere is absolutely incredible. The place is sprawling, which means you can have a different experience depending on where you sit.
  • The ambience is unmatched. When you walk in, you're immediately greeted with a huge waterfall. The food is good and not too expensive, and the seating facilities are very interesting.
  • Pretty amazing overall. Excellent server, delicious food, cool atmosphere. Should be on your shortlist of places to eat in Albuquerque. Probably $$$ instead of $$ but worth it.

Nearby places

30 Rainbow Rd NE (at Tramway Rd NE)
6100 Paseo del Norte NE (Paseo Del Norte & I25)
N Plaza St (at Romero St)