Red or Green?
The Southwest is famous for its delicious, unique cuisine. El Pinto Restaurant has been serving the finest in New Mexico cuisine for the past fifty years. Open daily for lunch and dinner, El Pinto is fully accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs and has a pet-friendly patio. This modestly priced restaurant accepts all major credit cards.
Fresh Ingredients Available to Take Home
El Pinto is famous for its delicious red chile ribs, ranked #3 in the nation by Food Network’s Top 5 Restaurants. But the menu also includes delicious nachos, enchiladas, and salsas featuring New Mexico chiles. El Pinto is nationally known for their green chile salsa – fire roasted for rich flavor. El Pinto also offers a variety of chile salsas, both green and red & ranging from mild to hot, for patrons to purchase and take home to prepare their own New Mexico inspired dishes.
Delicious Food – Sustainably Sourced
El Pinto means more than delicious food. The restaurant is also committed to providing patrons with sustainably sourced, clean food dishes. As the only animal welfare approved restaurant in the entire country, El Pinto uses 100% pasture-raised eggs for all of its tasty recipes. They accomplish this admirable feat by maintaining a hen hotel for 200 laying hens on its property in Albuquerque’s’ North Valley.
Source: Amateur Traveler
A Local Favorite
A local favorite since Jack and Connie Thomas opened their doors in 1962, El Pinto restaurant has grown under its present owners – brothers Jim and John, who took over from their parents. The restaurant now seats more than 1,200 guests and features patios and a beautiful indoor garden. Besides serving delicious food, El Pinto is also available for festive weddings.
Source: Visit Albuquerque
To learn more about the delicious dishes and inviting atmosphere at El Pinto,
Better yet, come on by – reservations are only necessary for large groups of 15 or more. You’ll understand why El Pinto endures as a favorite local eatery!