This Restaurant In New Mexico Doesn’t Look Like Much – But The Food Is Amazing

We’re told to place a lot of stock in first impressions, but there are definitely times when traditional wisdom is just plain wrong. Take restaurants, for instance. There are plenty of places with enticing exteriors where the cuisine doesn’t live up to expectations. Conversely, joints that appear sketchy or underwhelming from the outside may be hiding some of the best food you’ll ever taste. That’s certainly the case with El Modelo Mexican Foods in Albuquerque.

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The restaurant is open every day from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Credit cards are accepted.

Next time you’re craving authentic New Mexican comfort food, give this spot a chance. You won’t regret it! To check out the full menu, visit the restaurant’s website.

Have you eaten at El Modelo?

You may also be interested in some of New Mexico’s other culinary hidden gems. Read about them here.