2019 Readers Choice Award - Best New Mexican Restaurant

[Aug. 2019] Thanks to votes from Albuquerque Journal readers, Papa Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant took top honors in the Readers’ Choice Award, winning Best New Mexican Restaurant.

At a mid-August dinner, representatives from the Albuquerque Journal newspaper announced the winners of their 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. Papa Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant won First Place in the Mexican Restaurant category. 

According to the Journal, the awards represent the most popular spots are in the region.

Readers voted for their favorites in more than categories including categories. An electronic count of online ballots plus paper ballots determined the winners.

Over the years, Papa Felipe’s has received numerous awards for their authentic New Mexican foods. These include a 2018 second place showing for Best New Mexican Restaurant and previous Best of the City Awards for best guacamole and best chile relleno.

Papa Felipe’s is an Albuquerque institution. They have been serving some of the best, New Mexican food around (including takeout) for more than 40 years. As well as their award-winning Mexican and New Mexican dishes, Papa’s is known for their green chile carne adovada. And don’t forget their famous margaritas!