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Best New Mexican Restaurant 2019

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.

You Voted – Our Chips Win!

[Jan 2019] Chips and salsa — they are a part of almost any New Mexican meal. We gobble them down, almost taking them for granted. But, you know that feeling when the tortilla chips are hot and fresh, and the salsa has just the right balance of heat and flavor? Yeah! It’s good! And, according to YOU, Papa Felipe’s has some of the best chips and salsa — right near you — in Albuquerque!

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Albuquerque voters choose our chips and salsa as one of their Top Five favorites in the 2018 Best of the City Awards. Our crispy chips can stand alone, but paired with our salsa, this time-honored New Mexican snack shines.

2018 Best New Mexican Restaurant Award

[Aug. 2018] Thanks to votes from Albuquerque Journal readers, Papa Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant earned a Readers’ Choice Award for Best New Mexican Restaurant.

Papa’s Guacamole Wins Best of City 2017

We have Some of the Best Guacamole in Albuquerque

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[Dec. 2017] For the fourth year in a row, Papa Felipe’s has earned a Best of the City award from Albuquerque voters. This year, our guacamole took the honor — Best Guacamole -Top Five.

Of course, we make our guacamole, fresh, in-house, using real avocados. Creamy avocados gently mixed with tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, lemon juice, salt and a hint of garlic. For our Guacamole Salad, the guacamole is served atop crisp iceberg lettuce and topped with more diced tomatoes and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese with warm tostadas (tortilla chips).

 

Our guacamole accompanies many of your favorite dishes, like our fajitas and chimichangas. Plus, for a real treat just order the Guacamole Salad — available as an appetizer on our lunch and dinner menus.

  • In 2014, Papa Felipe’s won a Best Hidden Gem, Top Five award.

To see more of Papa Felipe’s accolades and honors be sure to see our Reviews page.

See Us on Cheap Eats – Albuquerque

Papa Felipe’s Carne Adovada on TV

Cooking ChannelIn April of 2016, Papa Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant was one of the Albuquerque restaurants featured on the Cooking Channel show, Cheap Eats.

On each Cheap Eats episode, host Ali Khan finds the best deals for breakfast, lunch, dinner, plus a snack, in the featured city – all for under $35.  At Papa Felipe’s, Khan selected one of our customer favorites, our carne adovada, stuffed into a sopaipilla.