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People Say Papa Felipe’s has Some of the Best New Mexican Food in Albuquerque

There is no canned stuff or pre-bottled sala here! We make our Mexican and New Mexican dishes from scratch! From our green chile carne adovada to burritos, tacos, and enchiladas, we are proud to serve authentic New Mexican food.

…if I lived on the other side of town—or, shoot, the other side of the country—I’d make the drive to eat there. It’s that good.

~ Jessica Lynn, JessicaLynnWrites.com

Noah CampbellNoah Campbell
16:04 03 Jun 24
Tasted really good and didn't take too long
Christina MascarenasChristina Mascarenas
00:05 30 May 24
It was horrible that people were not nice.Are food for 4 people?Every single one was wrong.We talked to them about it.Being very nice and they created this very very bad
Andy BeeAndy Bee
04:54 25 May 24
I enjoyed everything, the food, service, awesome .
Siriwan PitayasakSiriwan Pitayasak
22:43 20 May 24
Good food and good service
M. “Skelly” S.M. “Skelly” S.
02:03 20 May 24
They're really fast service excellent staff they're located right off of menaul right behind Walgreens.
david freybergerdavid freyberger
09:59 17 May 24
Real local restaurant. Food was so great that we had to order togo
Lonnie SanchezLonnie Sanchez
03:05 17 May 24
Always good!
Pam AngelesPam Angeles
01:21 16 May 24
I ordered the Taco plate 🍽 😋 and it was delicious 😋 ‼️The takeout service was fast, friendly, and very pleasant.
Michael BarnesMichael Barnes
14:19 13 May 24
Don’t waste your money with eatery Got fooled by reviews thought We were going to nice restaurant. Neon decorations are best items in the place. We went on Cinco De Mayo but atmosphere was graveyard quiet everyone must have stunned as we were.
00:35 13 May 24
Thank you Papa Felipe's for pulling off our large party today of 24 people. Food, service and drinks were awesome
23:45 10 May 24
Don't come here. This place seeks of urine and is overly crowded, yet the ambience is quite empty. When we pointed out our needs and requested another table they simply told us they couldn't do anything and that we would have to wait for hours. I had been to this place before and it was a good experience, so the outcome of our recent visit demonstrates management and staff has deteriorated the quality of a good place.
Jon AshworthJon Ashworth
13:07 10 May 24
Lonnie HattenbachLonnie Hattenbach
02:01 08 May 24
I had beef flautas. The corn tortillas were so TOUGH a knife wouldn't cut them. They lacked flavor and were BLAND. The booth seats were totally uncomfortable. I won't recommend this restaurant to anyone who really likes real Mexican food or New Mexican food. The prices were way too high for the quality of the food.
Robert F ButlerRobert F Butler
10:14 07 May 24
3.25 on food, one kind of salsa claim homemade, great if you like PACE picante sauce. I prefer a fresh type salsa
Karen ApodacaKaren Apodaca
22:09 02 May 24
Last Thursday I went in and got a combo plate. It was good and the service was great. My server Marissa did a great job. I will be back!
Nathan RyanNathan Ryan
17:26 27 Apr 24
Neil LivingstonNeil Livingston
01:52 27 Apr 24
We ate here on Sunday, and liked it so much that out of all of Albuquerque, we came RIGHT BACK to the same place! Esther waited on us Sunday, and she was so helpful and bright eyed, and best of all she appeared happy, and her entire attitude was pleasant as she hustled around to her tables! We also liked the scrumptious meal we each had. The shredded chicken enchiladas and fried potatoes were oh, so, yummy! Keep up the good work!
Susan WilsonSusan Wilson
15:51 25 Apr 24
The chiliquile bowl is phenomenal! It was Soo good.the sopapillas were perfection too. Great experience!
Aphat Duke (ABQ Duke)Aphat Duke (ABQ Duke)
17:21 24 Apr 24
Really disappointed in management. We were having dinner and overheard a manager chastising a woman about the steak she ordered. The woman wanted medium and apparently it was overcooked. The manager was practically yelling at the customer "Next time ask for rare" the woman politely stated "I don't want rare I want medium and this is welldone." She, the manager said I'm bringing you a medium but it's going to be bloody" The poor woman was so embarrassed and the waitress apologized to the woman afterwards. I was embarrassed for her. No One Should Be Treated This Way. Do better Papa Felipe's!
Gene EnciniasGene Encinias
04:07 24 Apr 24
Everything was excellent but the seating booths need to be replaced. They sink in terribly
Dawn RenshawDawn Renshaw
23:32 20 Apr 24
Great ambiance and food. Been our neighborhood favorite for 2 decades. Also the perfect happy hour venue.
Amanda CAmanda C
14:53 18 Apr 24
Food was ok, but certainly not an almost 45 minute wait. Asked the server for an extra order of chips and salsa, never received it. Went in and seated just after one pm yesterday. Didn’t receive our food until after 2. More efficient for delivery. Restaurant was packed and loud music. Also seated next to louder toddler. Sensory overload for sure. And I was up since very early. That didn’t help. Won’t be back unless someone is treating me and if it is not my choice. It was way worse service than in a small town. Usually Abq is pretty good on service.
Myra RomeroMyra Romero
05:34 18 Apr 24
We had a drink And appetizers.The service was slow.And we had to wait an hour to get our Appetizers.I believe the waitress forgot our order because people that came in after us received their food before we received our.
Alicia GrijalvaAlicia Grijalva
18:57 17 Apr 24
Long waiting time, the app took too long and the food even longer, then they took the order wrong and we had to wait 15 more minutes, very bad service.
Great place, great portions, great service. Will definitely return.
Dana ShawDana Shaw
23:39 14 Apr 24
Jason DavilaJason Davila
04:49 13 Apr 24
Food was alright came out quick but wasn't the best chicken tacos where good but that was it feel like I paid for what I got
Doug MDoug M
00:21 13 Apr 24
Tanya BrowningTanya Browning
18:20 12 Apr 24
Melissa JacobsenMelissa Jacobsen
14:36 11 Apr 24
We've been here once before a few years ago but don't make it to the NE side of town often until today and let me just say, it's about consistency, cleanliness, service and deliciousness for me and Papa Felipe's is just as delicious as I remember! Portions are large (so I have enough for lunch the next day), our waitress greated and served us with a smile and was so sweet, and I love the atmosphere! I ordered the chicken burrito dinner and I always worry about the chicken tasting bland or like mop water....Not here! It was moist and full of flavor and when they say the chile is hot, they aren't messing around...its hot but also full of flavor! Also, the sopapillas ....heavenly and made perfectly and chips/salsa came out fresh and chips were warm! Thank you Papa Felipe for the delicious meal!
Amanda DavisAmanda Davis
14:34 11 Apr 24
One of my favorite restaurants here in NM. Always good food and always good service.
Melissa JacobsenMelissa Jacobsen
14:02 10 Apr 24
13:10 09 Apr 24
Great quality & value... they don't nickle & dime you... as a NM native I can say some of the best Mex food in ABQ... plus gr8 margaritas & very cold beer!
Ken FrazerKen Frazer
20:00 07 Apr 24
Chili relleno was superb. Got there in time to order off the lunch menu. Great price!
Lou WagnerLou Wagner
23:22 06 Apr 24
Decent food.
Louise McclellanLouise Mcclellan
19:26 03 Apr 24
15:57 29 Mar 24
Anthony GonzalesAnthony Gonzales
20:36 27 Mar 24
Service can be a little slow.They do serve alcohol. I am not a fan of the fish taco's as it is breaded fish they use. The heat of the red and green Chile is pretty consistent. Good sopapillas and chips and salsa. Most of their dishes are above average in traditional New Mexican fare. They understand the nuance' s of Mexican versus New Mexican. Hatch Chili not poblanos are used for their rellenos.
Shawna BritainShawna Britain
01:07 24 Mar 24
Celinda BustosCelinda Bustos
15:28 23 Mar 24
Randy CoatsRandy Coats
03:58 22 Mar 24
It was okay, I would probably try it again.
Zach BZach B
18:29 21 Mar 24
Ordered 2 dozen sopas to go. Everything was perfect, friendly staff inside, good containers and of course delicious sopas.
Mike BeyerMike Beyer
20:42 18 Mar 24
Great green chili chicken enchiladas! The chili conqueso was awesome. Service was excellent.
Barbara AycockBarbara Aycock
04:32 15 Mar 24
The old Hostess walk around mad. The beef enchiladas had potatoes in it. Why? I was born and raised in Albuquerque. After the meal we were bloated even though we took most of our food home. Must've been the fillers in the meat.No Veteran's discount like the other owner had. The waitress was nice but almost shorted me a enchilada for 14.99 a plate. Papa Felipe's was better with previous owner. They greeted customers with a 😃 smile.
Richard BarelaRichard Barela
16:38 14 Mar 24
sheryl nelmssheryl nelms
00:02 13 Mar 24
We love this place! Great people and food. What more do you need!?
15:06 12 Mar 24
Always good food & service. The booth I sat in last probably should be fixed/updated. I couldn't sit back without almost laying down. Never had an issue before tho..
Patrick VigilPatrick Vigil
18:32 11 Mar 24
Great classic NM food. Chile is hot and delicious. Nice rustic atmosphere, friendly staff, reasonable service time.
Amazing!!!! And the prices seemed like they were from early 2000s... the server was a sweetie!!! Ty...
Leonard JaramilloLeonard Jaramillo
03:55 06 Mar 24
Always great service and quality of food, chili does run spicy/hot… it may be wise to order it on the side if you are senisitive …I will add that my friend and I had an exceptional server experience , Marissa is very cheerful /professional and service was very A+.. it is awesome to have a crazy hard day at work and have someone that offers great service … I forgot about the stress and was able to enjoy a great meal experience. , in the future I will ask for her by name …
Todd NelsonTodd Nelson
15:40 04 Mar 24
Sherry CrespinSherry Crespin
23:24 03 Mar 24
Damon AppeltDamon Appelt
15:31 03 Mar 24
Look it, Pappas been slinging beans an chili since 1976. The same way, Rico the chef is passionate about food, the GM Miss Trinny is awesome, wait staff are to be respected. Tip well an don't show up close to closing, scallywags.
Jazzy JazzJazzy Jazz
05:17 03 Mar 24
It was our first time trying the place, food was not bad but it wasn’t the best I’ve had. I had the fajitas and I thought the bell peppers could’ve been a little more cooked. The flour tortillas seemed to be home made and I liked that a lot. Onto the service: they were nice but I did have some issues with the staff that I didn’t address to them directly, when they were bringing our food they hovered the tray with all the plates over my new borns car seat, nothing was dropped on her but the thought of a simple mistake made me very uncomfortable especially when they were handling a very hot skillet. Next, when the waitress was handing my other child his plate she just put it down very dismissively almost as if he were a dog. Lastly, when they picking up the plates at the end they were stacking them AGAIN over my infants car seat. Almost seemed as if they were indifferent and didn’t care about the safety of my child. Service was kind of slower granted they were short staffed and they had a big party, but they let us know when our food was coming out. The carelessness and lack of common sense towards my infant made us feel very uncomfortable and very likely that this will be the first and last time we eat here.
Chris longChris long
23:33 01 Mar 24
This place is usually excellent.
Franci GabaldonFranci Gabaldon
22:01 28 Feb 24
Always great. Friendly staff. Quick service.
Melissa MetzgerMelissa Metzger
21:58 26 Feb 24
Recently I decided to venture out and try Papa Felipe’s. I must say I was pleasantly impressed with the quality of the food. My only complaint is the chips that come with the salsa are extremely hard almost worse than stale chips. I thought it might have been just a bad batch or day but I’ve returned several times despite the hard chips for the food. And each time the chips are too hard for my liking. The service was pretty good even considering how busy they can get. All in all great experience. Just beware of the extra hard chips. Otherwise I’d give this place 5 stars.
Trey MaddenTrey Madden
19:54 25 Feb 24
We love everything about papa Felipes!Still going and love in 2024!!
Renee RaelRenee Rael
13:26 23 Feb 24
Food has gone down hill sincethe old manager left. Most disgusting food I have eaten in a while and that’s saying a lot since this used to be my favorite restaurant.
Review GuyReview Guy
06:22 19 Feb 24
The atmosphere and decor are great. While we didn’t sit at the bar, it certainly looks inviting! Like a spacious place to relax with ambient lighting and a great bar selection. The menu is extensive, the food was good. We loved that the cocktails menu is placed front and center!! What a selection!We prefer the size and meat portions of Monroe’s chimichangas, but PF’s was good. The caldo de albóndigas was filling, and the broth and meatballs and cilantro was good. I sent the side of “sticky” rice back since it wasn’t hot; server returned with a much better serving. Sopapillas were excellent! Service was no-nonsense and efficient! Hadn’t been here in 15 years, but we will return.
josh pachecojosh pacheco
23:48 18 Feb 24
Robyn WilkinsRobyn Wilkins
15:04 17 Feb 24
Benny GarciaBenny Garcia
14:41 08 Feb 24
The lady taking the orders shouldn't be working there shes rude cant get food orders correct and this is at least the 3rd time not getting what we asked for .Ordered fajitas and got taquitos and didn't notice until we got home in the east mountains we will not be going back.
Roxanne CordovaRoxanne Cordova
02:36 02 Feb 24
Great atmosphere, very polite staff loved it ! Food was great ! I highly recommend coming here for date night!
Pookie PiePookie Pie
21:36 01 Feb 24
Kiddo 3Kiddo 3
01:14 31 Jan 24
Mike PadillaMike Padilla
17:27 25 Jan 24
Great New Mexican staple food.. a very courteous staff and nice environment. I hear that it is in the process of closing or being sold. Please don't go away!
Mike BMike B
02:13 24 Jan 24
Stopped in for lunch, first visit. Ordered shredded chicken & cheese enchiladas on blue corn tortillas (see photo) and two chile rellenos, both with green chile. Really enjoyed them both, but considered the enchiladas a little better, as the rellenos have American cheese I believe. But the rellenos did strike a nice balance between crispy and soft, and weren't too eggy. They warn the chile & salsas are hot, and let you sample before committing (which is probably smart for first-time visitors). We found them spicy, but tolerable, and we favored the green chile. Happy to return. Would give 4.5 stars if possible. Great service.
Victoria RVictoria R
21:24 23 Jan 24
Ordered food and did not get my receipt. Called the restaurant and the lady who answered was the rudest person I have dealt with there in a long time. Makes me rethink if I will go there again if they havevl people there who are that rude v
William OntiverosWilliam Ontiveros
23:26 21 Jan 24
Paul AlexanderPaul Alexander
22:23 20 Jan 24
Food and bar are both solid. I love the interior decor. The southwestern themed themed neon.
Suellen SullivanSuellen Sullivan
03:11 18 Jan 24
Cindy RiveraCindy Rivera
00:44 18 Jan 24
Wonderful meal today! Thank you!
Shohel WahidShohel Wahid
16:39 14 Jan 24
We had pleasant experience here with food and service. Beautiful interior decor portraying New Mexican culture! Only wish the chips were fresh and salsa was hot. Also if the food was served little hotter.
fiona coffeyfiona coffey
20:29 13 Jan 24
I absolutely love this place. I go every time I’m in town. I got the fajitas this time and I ate the entire meal. Nice view of mountains if you sit by the window, lots of tables and a big menu.
Adrianaflores FloresAdrianaflores Flores
15:01 12 Jan 24
The place is fine, the attention is more or less regular.
Adelene MercadoAdelene Mercado
22:02 10 Jan 24
Daniel MontanoDaniel Montano
01:40 10 Jan 24
Food was GREAT! Slow night but we felt extra special.
17:10 28 Dec 23
The relleno was great, but the papitas were cold.
Stanford ChavezStanford Chavez
16:16 28 Dec 23
Great place to eat and the food was great as well, friendly helpful staff, in a chill atmosphere
Jesse James MathewsJesse James Mathews
05:32 27 Dec 23
I've only ate out of their dumpster but it was phenomenal! wonderful food. Extremely Authentic, some of the best Mexican food this side of the border. Thanks Guys
Bill RenfroBill Renfro
01:57 27 Dec 23
Last Friday, December 22, 2023, 15 people, cousins and spouses, etc., gathered for supper in section 5. The seating and personalities made an insurmountable task for our server, Luticia! She handled the situation most admirably and helped make our meal and our visit most pleasantly enjoyable. We also felt more togetherness in section 5 rather than a long table where the ends have problems conversing.Thank you, Luticia!Bill and Kathy Renfro
Sonja MccullochSonja Mcculloch
18:13 26 Dec 23
Gary StoneGary Stone
05:11 25 Dec 23
I had the stacked enchilada plate with an egg on top and it was quite good. Very filling, barely got down the sopa after the meal. This is still a good place for Mexican food.
Sasha KingSasha King
23:55 24 Dec 23
Fast pickup order and hot and tasty fajitas, nachos, and quesadillas.
21:53 24 Dec 23
Johnny ZephyrJohnny Zephyr
07:45 24 Dec 23
Friendly service, the food came out super fast even though they were busy, prices are very affordable
Esther IrishEsther Irish
03:55 23 Dec 23
Richard IrishRichard Irish
15:40 22 Dec 23
Kathy CummingsKathy Cummings
21:24 21 Dec 23
Linda FassLinda Fass
20:24 20 Dec 23
Jinx taylor (taba)Jinx taylor (taba)
21:30 19 Dec 23
This is a ''New Mexican, we have been going to for YEARS! The last 3 times my order has been screwed up. The woman that took our orders said I ordered taquitos, I ordered Fajitas , she said she clearly heard taquitos , they don't even sound the same . I'm so done with the service. If your order anything, look though your bag, make sure you have what you ordered. My husband heard what I ordered she argued with me saying she heard me say taquitos . The food is good, but I think they are going down quickly with the service. It's so damn upsetting, we have to look for another place to have lunch or dinner, because it's not worth going home to find out my order is all screwed up again. they Remembered My chili ''finally'' But this last time was the last time we will be going to this place..I don't argue with this cashier, she should know better..I've ordered through her Many times. AND most of the time something was missing. But when your looking forward to Fajitas , then a box of taquitos instead it sucks.. That went too far. And we live in the East Mountains, too far to go fix it..Not worth it here anymore...Just Done..If someone else wants something they will have to get it themselves, I won't call in for anyone anymore, & I will tell them why.......
Rene MartinezRene Martinez
18:46 18 Dec 23
Friend and I went to have lunch and our food came out cold. We ask for a side of beans they also came out cold. I have never had bad service. We told our waiter it was cold and he said it was probably cause the door was open 🤦🏻‍♀️ food was bad that day 😬
Chris ChavezChris Chavez
23:08 15 Dec 23
Had a great lunch with family, everyone enjoyed their food and the stafc was fantastic.
Chad HoldermanChad Holderman
23:20 14 Dec 23
Anthony AlvarezAnthony Alvarez
05:22 11 Dec 23
william waterswilliam waters
02:25 05 Dec 23
Brian JonesBrian Jones
21:26 04 Dec 23
The staff is friendly. Service was a little slow. The restaurant was cleaner than the last time we visited.
Carol DonlinCarol Donlin
23:24 02 Dec 23
2019 pre-pandemic. Fantastic Mexican food. Reasonable prices. Terrific service....the server actually remembered my food allergy when I returned a few weeks later. Papa Felipe's is the FIRST stop when friends return to NM from Long Island. The only negative is that parking is inadequate.12-2023. I hadn't been there in a while because of a terrible experience about a year ago. I have a friend visiting who really wanted to go there, so we did.The restaurant was mostly empty at 130pm on a weekend.The food was good but not great from a very slow kitchen (36 minutes from ordering to serving with only 11 tables of customers), and the prices are up 30% or more from late last year. They now charge $1.50 for chips and salsa. Again, we had the fantastic server who's been there forever.Additional major drawbacks...1. The bathroom isn't very clean, and there is a terrible stench from the entire bathroom area.2. The bill has suggested tips that are mathematically inaccurate. My total was $22.47, and the suggested tips were18% at 4.93, 20% at 5.38, and 25% at 6.92.I'm a licensed high school math teacher.18% is 4.05, 20% is 4.50, and 25% is 5.63.I feel like there's definitely been a change in mentality from family-friendly hospitality, great food, and great service since the pandemic but more noticeable in the last year or so. Now, it is a very slow kitchen, smaller portions, price gouging, and intentionally deceptive tips.I wouldn't be surprised if they have to close down from poor business plan within the next several months.It's such a shame that a great restaurant is being run into the ground since the decades long manager and chef Larry is gone.February 3, 2024.We returned tonight to celebrate a birthday and use the birthday BOGO email reward. Similar experience to a month ago.Adequately attentive wait staff.One plate had to be sent back because the ordered well-done ground steak was so undercooked that it was BLOODY.Then when attempting to use their emailed BOGO, the manager INSISTED she had to physically take the cell phone away from the table to record the information and verify the deal--that the restaurant emailed us-- and was gone with the phone for a few minutes. VERY RISKY in an age of identity theft. Made both of us extremely uncomfortable.Saving $12.00 wasn't worth dealing with a manager who unreasonably insisted she keep a phone to verify coupon instead of simply copying the info down at the table.Next time, we'll go to Cervantes, Los Cuates, Bruno"s, Monroes, or Casa Benavides.
Lee HanksLee Hanks
23:07 02 Dec 23
12/2)23 I WILL NEVER GO THERE AGAIN! Drank 2 sips of a gold margarita, didn't taste right and sent it back. Some woman told me I still had to pay for it. What's wrong with people now! Waitress was great.
Skip WhiteSkip White
21:34 02 Dec 23
We have been dining at Papa Felipe’s for 43 years. It is our restaurant for excellent Mexican Food and Service. Last night, Esther waited on us. If I wasn’t retired I would have tried to hire her on the spot. She was EXCELLENT in every way. Her positive attitude and approach to people. The way she took very careful care to make sure each person was ordering exactly what they wanted. Not just my group but every table she attended. She was most efficient in getting the food to the table with as little wait as possible. She continued to check that everything was served correctly and quickly. I watched her very quick pace between her tables and the kitchen. I observed the very nice way she interacted with other staff. I compliment Papas for hiring such quality people. Esther is a STAR.
Lonnie VigilLonnie Vigil
19:41 01 Dec 23
Shannon HartShannon Hart
05:02 01 Dec 23
Jackye ScyrkelsJackye Scyrkels
04:10 01 Dec 23
Great food in no time, relaxed atmosphere reasonable prices. Thankyou!
Kalie WitkowskiKalie Witkowski
00:09 27 Nov 23
We used Papa Flipe's for our rehearsal dinner food for our wedding weekend and I cannot say enough great things about them! They were super easy to work with, reasonably priced and the food was AMAZING!! I would highly recommend them.
Amanda PorterAmanda Porter
15:55 26 Nov 23
The food was delicious. The place was decorated with lights. It was very cute, inviting, and cozy. I loved having dinner here with my family.
William MillerWilliam Miller
19:53 25 Nov 23
Good value for drinks and food. Amazing menu with a wide selection of dishes. The service is good. Their sopas are hit and miss. Sometimes in the past there was too much salt in the entree. I think they have toned this back a bit.
Delfina GarciaDelfina Garcia
22:32 24 Nov 23
Great salsa!
Angela AAngela A
16:35 22 Nov 23
Do they make a bucket of chile for locals and one for gringos, because gawwwdamn that chile is too hot. I couldn't even enjoy it. I took a look around and all I saw was chubby retired out of state born white folks, and I know damn well their intestines aren't set up for that caldron of fire.
Jack MillerJack Miller
14:23 22 Nov 23
Laurie CoburnLaurie Coburn
12:57 22 Nov 23
Richard Johnson FelixRichard Johnson Felix
00:20 20 Nov 23
The food it self was not what I expected. Food was cold and bland. The quality of The meats was not up to par either. I would not come back. The service was great plenty of parking and even the management was freindly.
Sabrina AnayaSabrina Anaya
21:43 19 Nov 23
Duncan FosterDuncan Foster
15:30 19 Nov 23
My cousins favorite albuquerque restaurant. We were there late while she was in town, and the staff was still giving great service.
Ines QuinteroInes Quintero
18:14 18 Nov 23
Greg MooreGreg Moore
04:17 18 Nov 23
Andrew ZielinskiAndrew Zielinski
04:33 16 Nov 23
Great staff
Kyndal HoltKyndal Holt
16:25 13 Nov 23
Glenwood HarveyGlenwood Harvey
16:47 11 Nov 23
I either order cheese enchiladas with green chili or green tamale pie. For sides I have papitas and whole beans. I substitute papitas for rice with the green tamale pie. Both meals are filling and delicious. This is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants.
ron collieron collie
00:39 09 Nov 23
Gerald PavlikGerald Pavlik
22:21 08 Nov 23
Marsha O'GuinMarsha O'Guin
00:12 06 Nov 23
rudy tafoyarudy tafoya
20:58 05 Nov 23
Very good place to eat and prices were good. Good service.
Dale CrewsDale Crews
20:05 05 Nov 23
Sally TriggSally Trigg
16:14 03 Nov 23
One of our favorite New Mexican restaurants.
David RodriguezDavid Rodriguez
01:18 03 Nov 23
Food is terrible ! First time here from Texas and not Worth it at all !!! Wow been here since 1977 ? Service is definitely questionable but I understand it's not their fault short staff they did their best.
Angella AragonAngella Aragon
19:52 01 Nov 23
Older establishment with great service and food.
Maralie WatermanMaralie Waterman
19:07 01 Nov 23
Delicious and reasonably priced food and a comfortable atmosphere with good service. Stuffed sopapilla ❤️
22:57 25 Oct 23
Excellent New Mex lunch. Their menu is pretty expansive, with lots of great options that make it pretty hard to decide, but I went Adovada stuffed Sopapilla w/Papitas. It was an Herculean effort to finish the platter, but it was delicious, and that sure helped the cause. Real nice decor to set the mood, too. Staff were pretty busy, but we were in no rush, as three old high school buds gabbing away and reminiscing of decades or yore. I'm not local, but visit every year, so I can see another visit in the future with that great menu...
John PerseoJohn Perseo
17:16 24 Oct 23
Fernando MartínezFernando Martínez
18:43 22 Oct 23
Very nice place and tasty food.
Darcy BrewingtonDarcy Brewington
00:53 22 Oct 23
This was our first time eating here and we weren’t disappointed. Great atmosphere, yummy food and our server, Marissa was amazing! She was personable and made the visit that much better. Will definitely come back when we are on this side of town.
Steve GoebelSteve Goebel
18:41 16 Oct 23
The staff is always friendly and the food is so good 👍
jaclyn 85jaclyn 85
17:55 16 Oct 23
First time to ever eat New Mexican food and this place is awesome!!! The waiter was very nice and intop of everything!! Will definitely be back!
Joe PiperJoe Piper
19:54 13 Oct 23
Crystal MartinezCrystal Martinez
18:37 13 Oct 23
When we came out to eat here , we were sat immediately and waited on immediately. The restaurant has a comfortable and warm setting with nice decor. Our waitress Esther did a wonderful job! She was very consistent with refills and all needs we had. The food on the other hand was delicious!! The chicken and chile enchiladas I ordered were perfect. I recommend this place to anyone! Thank you to our waitress Esther!!!!
Erin KuhnErin Kuhn
03:06 10 Oct 23
Jared KeenJared Keen
19:48 07 Oct 23
Victoria Des RosiersVictoria Des Rosiers
02:33 07 Oct 23
Mark PerschelMark Perschel
13:14 06 Oct 23
Great Mexican Food!
Edvardo CarlsonEdvardo Carlson
19:07 03 Oct 23
Rum IslifeRum Islife
03:09 01 Oct 23
Nice to sit at the bar, but alot has changed since 2020.. needs a major update.. staff is great
Rachel SparksRachel Sparks
01:59 28 Sep 23
Margaret WheelerMargaret Wheeler
23:35 25 Sep 23
We've been enjoying our Papa Felipe's meals for a lot, a lot, of years. We love it. Every once in awhile something special happens . . . and that's what happened last time we visited for dinner. We hit the jackpot and our server was Esther . . . best service we've ever had. Hope she's there next time we come in which, believe me, won't be too long. Go ESTHER!!
Kirsten Marie EatonKirsten Marie Eaton
11:28 18 Sep 23
Great food, service and people.
Justin MillsJustin Mills
20:13 17 Sep 23
Rory CalhounRory Calhoun
14:55 17 Sep 23
This has always been one of our "go-to spots." Went in on Friday (9/15/23) night at about 5:45. There were 4 of us. They weren't that busy as we were able to be sat after only about a 5 minute wait. Our waitress took our drink order and brought them out a few minutes later. Just waters and sodas. A little while later, she took our food order. After about 40 minutes, we still did not have food. We also did not get another visit from our waitress, but another young man did come to take away the chips and salsa, so we thought surely the food would be out soon. We waited patiently. The waitress came and told the table seated directly behind us that their food was on the way (they ordered shortly before us). She apologized to them for the long wait. She said there were a lot of large tables and large orders, so she was helping out in the kitchen. About 10 minutes later, she came back to that table and delivered their food. Shortly thereafter, she finally came by our table, not with food and not with drink refills despite the fact that we had been waiting there for almost an hour with the same drinks and no food. She only said to us, "I don't know if you heard me telling the other table we had some large orders, so your food is taking a while longer, but it should be up next." We did not complain. We were just happy our food would be coming soon. We then overheard someone at the host stand telling someone else that just walked in that the food was taking about an hour or longer to come out before they got sat. They left. We said to ourselves, "I wish they would have told us that when we walked in." Instead, we've been waiting over an hour now, and still no food. But the waitress did tell us that our food was on our way. We waited another 15 minutes and still no food. We finally got up and left. Worst experience at a restaurant that I can remember, not just here but anywhere. The food sucked, as it never came after about an hour and 15 minutes. The service was arguable worse. And to top it off, when we walked out, no one even cared. The host held the door for us and asked how everything was. I let him know that we had been waiting over an hour and only saw our waitress twice and never got any food. All he said was, "Yeah, we're sorry about that." But offered no solutions, just smiled as he watched us walk out. The last time we were here before this had been our worst experience here before, but we still got our food and left without being hungry. This experience takes the cake for the worst ever and seals the deal. We'll never come back. We used to love this restaurant, I'm not sure what happened to make them try and go out of business, but they seem to be working real hard at it. They were even better during COVID than they are now, and that says something. We instead went to El Patron on Montgomery. OMG, the two dining experiences were like night and day. Everything at El Patron was perfect. You might be thinking that's not hard to do after that terrible experience at Papa Felipe's, but seriously. We were sat quickly, they delivered our drinks and food timely. My drink was never empty before I had another one waiting for me. We saw the waiter multiple times throughout the evening. So much so that he felt like a friend when we left. The manager was walking around the restaurant throughout the evening, talking to tables and making sure everything was alright. We talked to him 3 different times. There were mariachis playing in the restaurant, The decor is on point, compared to Papa Felipe's Christmas lights in September.... The food at El Patron was some of the most delicious! If Papa Felipe's wants to know what a good New Mexican restaurant is like, I would suggest that they visit El Patron and take notes. They might learn something. Although I doubt they care, it shows based on how they operate their failing restaurant. El Patron saved the evening that got off to a terrible start at Papa Felipe's and gained a repeat customer in the process.
Gretchen JaramilloGretchen Jaramillo
03:03 17 Sep 23
Server Luis was great!!
Philip SchmidtPhilip Schmidt
18:14 13 Sep 23
Delicious food! Great service. Food is mild. Don’t be afraid of the the spicier options.
Rosina ApodacaRosina Apodaca
15:37 13 Sep 23
Linda JakobsenLinda Jakobsen
02:02 13 Sep 23
Jordan ChavarilloJordan Chavarillo
03:34 12 Sep 23
Love it
Isaac JacquezIsaac Jacquez
02:42 10 Sep 23
Soo, not that person... but ya know if ya order with 5 people some might think you would get service... drinks a what not... manager was good quick to assess the situation but really!!!
Dawn McKenzieDawn McKenzie
02:11 10 Sep 23
Great food and service! The chips and salsa were warm and delicious and addictive! The portions were huge. We enjoyed our meal very much.
Ina Karina PatinoIna Karina Patino
20:42 09 Sep 23
James WendtJames Wendt
15:58 09 Sep 23
The salsa is on point and the food is amazing
Diana DukeDiana Duke
01:05 07 Sep 23
Glena McPetersGlena McPeters
03:36 04 Sep 23
Haven't visited in six years; I live out of town. Still the best green chile chicken enchiladas ever! Service was equally as fabulous.
julita ann leavelljulita ann leavell
14:43 31 Aug 23
Old school Albuquerque with all the NMexican standards. Building is older and the entry carpet could be replaced. Service was exceptional. The crowd was very "obese Walmart which is understandable
Kelsie TurnerKelsie Turner
01:29 30 Aug 23
Great experience from the moment we walked through the door! Host was friendly, greeted immediately, server was top notch(wish I would have gotten her name) , food was amazing!!
Jason EhrenbergJason Ehrenberg
20:43 29 Aug 23
Henry ActonHenry Acton
14:34 24 Aug 23
Kimmy JacksonKimmy Jackson
02:35 21 Aug 23
Jett K.Jett K.
16:21 20 Aug 23
20:16 19 Aug 23
Ankur YadavAnkur Yadav
02:31 16 Aug 23
Sam BinderSam Binder
04:53 15 Aug 23
Alexander HarrisonAlexander Harrison
23:10 14 Aug 23
Servers are very attentive. Food is great and the lunch menu portions are a proper size.
Constance MilesConstance Miles
01:57 14 Aug 23
Great atmosphere! The food was good and the service decent. Golly, its spicy, though! So glad for the sauce on the side option 🙂
Carla E.Carla E.
03:27 13 Aug 23
This place is locally owned, been around forever. We used to come here at least once a week, but haven’t been for the past two years since we moved across town. Went recently for lunch and it’s still as amazing as I remember. Always got the combination plate. You can choose three things and one side for lunch. I got the chicken enchilada, chili relleno and a carne adovada crispy taco with a side of potatoes, your choice of red or green chili. Comes with fresh chips and salsa and sopapillas after your meal. Everything was hot and fresh, 💯 recommend. 🤤🤤🤤
Sondra BrittSondra Britt
00:23 13 Aug 23
Ate at Papa Felipe tonight and loved our Fiesta Verde...very tasty and good. Milad was an excellent server and we'll ask for him again. Very clean and quiet atmosphere. Thank you.
Lisa ChavezLisa Chavez
22:13 12 Aug 23
Ordered chicken enchiladas in a pan for a party and there was hardly any green chili chickens sauce making the enchiladas dry. Also they don't provide lettuce and tomato or sour cream with the pan
Amazing PapaAmazing Papa
03:32 06 Aug 23
I will say the food was good, wait staff did a great job serving our large group. The guy at the front well, pretty much a rude person.
Chrissy BChrissy B
19:05 21 Jul 23
Delicious food, margaritas, and warm cozy atmosphere. The Chile isn't too spicy but definitely has flavor and the servers are attentive. Recommend this place if you're craving some good Mexican food!
Tannia AvilaTannia Avila
16:36 06 Jul 23
Papa Felipe's has a special place in my heart. They have been our go-to cater because the prices are affordable and the food is incredible. Trini and her team do amazing at making sure everyone is served and taken care of at your events. That being said, the restaurant is also great, a good place to go for a quick bite since service is fast and efficient. Food never disappoints and the staff is nice and friendly.
Francisco CortinasFrancisco Cortinas
18:08 29 Jun 23
Had ants all over table and honey jar that was on table. Informed server of ants on honey and shown the ants. Took honey brought another and said will inform owner to spray with ants still on table. Must be used to have ants running around on table. We watched as the ants seemed to be in races against each other on the wall and table. Food mediocre. Steak tough. Food bland. Potatoes wierd. Not going back. Go but heed warning ⚠️
Stan AlexanderStan Alexander
04:59 23 Jun 23
Great food! The price is reasonable for what you get, and the atmosphere is pleasing.
Dee KayDee Kay
21:26 18 Jun 23
The food here is great and it was delicious! The service sucked. The waitress we got rushed us and made us pay our bill right away. We had just got our food. Then, after the other waitresses couldn't be bothered to check on us because we "paid" already. You are better off just doing take out or ordering from Doordash. Lynette was our waitress, if you get her ask for a different area. Our food took forever to come out and there were people who came after us that got their food before us. Some Father's day celebration we had when we decided to eat here. Never again just take out from now on.
Stephanie SanserinoStephanie Sanserino
02:17 12 Jun 23
We recently moved here and wanted real Mexican food. Papa Felipe's was highly recommended and it did not fail. I have had some great Mexican food but this was above and beyond the best. It tastes just like homemade, which it is! The best part was the service.Esther was exceptional with impeccable customer service. We will go back again because of Esther..... And the food!
Chris CordovaChris Cordova
21:34 25 May 23
Was our go to place with my in-laws. Recently our visit took a turn. No wait time but service was slow. Figured short staff so gave it some patience. Eventually was served our drinks. Then waiting around for the server to come back to place our order. At this point we were ready to leave. We ended up ordering and to my surprise my food was cold, my beans were dry as if they were sitting out. My mother in laws food was also cold. We kindly paid for the meal but went home just to make another. Disappointed to say the least. I hope management can bring back the old atmosphere and not the depressing one we walked into.
Kendra OrndorffKendra Orndorff
13:23 21 Jan 23
They are back! Stopped going during the pandemic, as the food did not seem as good as before. Went last night and they are back. My favorite place to eat. Perfection. Fast service, great food, nice people. Brandon was our server and he was attentive and very nice. We will be going back soon.
Chris KelloggChris Kellogg
20:35 28 Nov 22
We visited on a recommendation, and after having an excellent experience this was one of the first places we thought of when we needed to grab dinner on a recent Saturday night.Despite being busy when we arrived, we were seated immediately. Service was excellent, friendly and engaging, despite clearly having a lot of ground to cover. Our waitress seemed to have 1/3rd of the restaurant, and yet managed to be everywhere she needed to be - amazing.There were several large groups and the restaurant was busy, so we were warned there may be a wait for food - but that didn't happen, dinner was brought promptly. As we expected, it was as excellent as we remembered.If you're looking for New Mexican-style Mexican, you can't go wrong here. We'll certainly be back!
Luis HernandezLuis Hernandez
01:49 18 Sep 22
I wasn't expecting this place to be good but I was really wrong, its a really nice place and the food was good, big portions. Just know they say it is Mexican food but is new mexican food with mexican names 🙂
Michelle RobinsonMichelle Robinson
00:55 06 Aug 22
Since we had never been here before, me and my husband ordered the Plato Grande. It has a sample of everything we wanted to try. And it was all delicious. From the chili rellano to the chicken enchilada. And while I like my guacamole with more chunks the flavor was delicious and fresh. My husband (who never eats guac) loved their creamy style guac. There was so much that what we took he with us after we ate looked like a take out order. 😂We will definitely be going back.
06:26 14 Feb 22
Oh Man, I was Amazed that we, as a party of 10 were seated very quickly, Atmosphere was Comfortable, waitstaff though thinned out ,we were well taken care of, We also tipped well. Thank You Waiters for a Wonderful Evening!
Katie ChristensonKatie Christenson
22:39 16 Nov 21
I saw online that they serve a puffy taco so I had that with beans and corn. It was delicious, more like a native taco!! Also had a pomegranate margarita, probably won't order that again. They were short staffed so be patient. Our food came out quickly and our server was friendly. Loved that puffy taco!!


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