900 indoor/outdoor patio dining capacity. Experienced event planners, outstanding atmosphere.
We invite you to enjoy the spacious dining rooms and cascading waterfalls that adorn our restaurant -or- perhaps you would prefer to dine on one of our featured patios.
We have been recognized as the best patio dining in New Mexico by many organizations and just recently earned runner-up as the best restaurant in New Mexico. Take time to savor the beauty of Albuquerque's north Rio Grande valley. We invite you to join us!
Grandsons Jim and John Thomas took over the El Pinto business 10 years ago and have brought new techniques and technologies to the original recipes of old El Pinto. We specialize in flame roasted chile from the Hatch Valley. Our select chiles are grown exclusively to our specifications and we roast them the same way we have done for the last 35 years. The smell is intoxicating as we fresh flame roast our chile on the patio from July through October. Our salsa gained national recognition by winning a Scovie Award in the "Salsa Hot" category (second place).