Tamales In New Mexico Are Tradition, And This Unassuming Restaurant Serves The Best

Whether it’s the holidays or any time of year, unwrapping and indulging in handmade tamales is a New Mexican tradition. This spot in Albuquerque makes some of the best homemade tamales in town, as well as other traditional dishes that are made to perfection. If you’re looking for authentic tamales and Mexican fare, this unassuming little spot in ABQ needs to be your go-to.

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Have you eaten the tamales at El Modelo Mexican Foods? What did you think? We’d love to hear about your experience in the comments!

If you want to check out another unassuming spot, this old time cafe in the small town of Magdalena will take you back to yesteryear.