Most Popular Mexican food in Gallup, New Mexico, United States

September 30, 2019 Trinity Boughner

Reviews on Mexican food in Gallup, New Mexico, United States. Located in the heart of Native America, Gallup is enriched by the cultures of numerous First Nations, including Zuni, Hopi, Acoma and Laguna Pueblo and Navajo people as well as Latin American communities. The city boasts vibrant native arts, ceremonies, jewelry and cuisine representing its blend of cultures. The land surrounding Gallup holds many mysteries and adventures as well, from the High Desert Trail System and the Mentmore Rock Climbing area to sacred Mt. Taylor and the Church Rock Trail.
Things to do in Gallup

10. El Charrito

2003 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6807 Mexican Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 505-722-8969 http://www.elcharritogallup.com
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Reviewed By ronny m

It was my daughter's 39th birthday and she really wanted a new car. I told her I didn't have the money and I didn't have the way to get it so she just have to wait. About a week after that conversation I went to the casino and I want a ton of money so you know what I did I bought her the car she wanted. Somehow I think it made me happier than her just to see her face. well I think you get the message. LOL.

9. Alicia’s Burrito Express

1120 E Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-5466 Mexican Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 505-863-9090 http://aliciaburritoexpressgallup.eatdrink.xyz
Alicia’s Burrito Express

Reviewed By hmizia

We stopped at the Shop and Save on our way through Gallup to grab a few things. In the back, as we were perusing the isles, we discovered Alicia's. We decided to have a few bean and cheese burritos, one smothered and one not. My goodness they were good! The chips and salsa were also wonderful. When I asked if they had tamales, I was told tamales needed to be ordered in the morning for pick up that day. Now that's a fresh, homemade tamale. The manager told us his mother has run Alicia's for 12 years and that the burritos were the tip of the iceberg. I bet they were! We'll stop again for sure. So should you.

8. Anthony's. A Taste of the Southwest

1219 US Highway 491, Gallup, NM 87301-4820 Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Serves Alcohol +1 505-722-5490 https://www.anthonysatasteofthesouthwest.com/
Food
Service
Value
Overall Ratings

4 based on 37 reviews

Anthony's. A Taste of the Southwest

Great newer mexican/american restaurant. This place is a real winner.

Reviewed By msjradennis

We were passing through Gallup and stopped here on the main highway to grab a bite to eat. There were many local families. The waitresses seemed to know all of them. The restaurant was a little noisy as it is a large open room. We ordered and had our food within 10-12 minutes. Food was very average. Salsa and warm chips were good. We watched as other customers left, the employees would have the table cleaned off within 2-3 minutes. Long line at the ladies room. Prices were very reasonable

7. Aurelia's Diner

2502 E Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-4766 Mexican, American, Diner Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 505-726-2800 http://route66dinergallup.onlygooddinnerplaces.xyz
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 67 reviews

Aurelia's Diner

phone: 505-726-2800

Reviewed By cr159

Smashing place full of character and the food was delicious all served by great staff would certainly go back and recommend

6. El Metate Tamale Factory

610 W Mesa Ave, Gallup, NM Mexican Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service [email protected] +1 505-722-7000 http://elmetatetamalefactory.webs.com
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 130 reviews

El Metate Tamale Factory

Reviewed By LocalAdventurer2018

Quiet, unassuming store front in a neighborhood. The carnitas were delicious. The refried beans and rice were sooooo good. My co-workers ordered chicken tacos, steak fajitas, and tamales and everybody loved their food. Our server was friendly and on top of things. She came back to check on us but not too often, which is a skill. The inside of the restaurant was simple, but clean, and open floor with 8-10 tables.

5. Virgie's Restaurant and Lounge

2720 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6870 Mexican, Southwestern Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 505-863-5152 http://www.facebook.com/Virgies-Restaurant-260339957331717/
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 140 reviews

Virgie's Restaurant and Lounge

Reviewed By DaveofBlueRidge

We stopped here based on the great reviews. Disappointing for sure we had fish and chips but they had no vinegar to go with it. We also had meatless enchiladas which had no filling at all. Sauce was very spicy but otherwise non descript. The only saving Grace was the service which was exceptional. Would not recommend

4. Don Diego's Restaurant & Lounge

801 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6827 Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Reservations +1 505-722-5517 http://dondiegosrestaurantandloungegallup.dishworld.website
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 143 reviews

Don Diego's Restaurant & Lounge

Reviewed By JcqieA

The office person at the chamber of commerce/code talker museum recommended Don Diego‘s when we asked him where he goes for meals. Even though a number of restaurants were more highly rated, we decided to go with his recommendation and we were delighted with our meal and the service. My husband had a combo plate and we tried both the red and the green chili. Both were very good. For dessert we shared a xango. Unfortunately we ate most of it before I got the picture. Overall it was a delightful experience in Don Diego‘s restaurant deserves a five star rating for today’s experience.

3. El Rancho Hotel Restaurant

1000 E Route 66, Gallup, NM 87301-5559 Mexican, American, Southwestern, Soups Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 505-863-9311 http://www.elranchohotel.com/
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 629 reviews

Reviewed By hook026

Arrived too late for breakfast, so had lunch. Seated quickly in small restaurant inside of hotel, drink orders taken. Meal order taken quickly and we were provided with small dish of tortilla chips with salsa as appetizer.Meals arrived slower than we expected as they were not busy. Both of our orders were hot and as advertised, both tasty. Service was somewhat inconsistent during our meal...often wait staff passed by our table never refilling our drinks, other times we had two wait staff at our table both trying to refill our drinks or get us to order desserts. Not sure what was going on here. However, come check time wait staff had no difficulty getting check to us and waiting to get paid. Not sure if I was in this area again I would eat here, just too many other good choices in Gallup, NM.

2. Genaro's

600 W Hill Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6568 Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 505-863-6761 http://www.facebook.com/GenarosCafe?rf=815769498434729
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 194 reviews

Genaro's

Reviewed By presidio30

We chose to visit this restaurant after reading that it was highly reviewed. While that's not always the perfect way to make a selection, it's a good place to start. We were very pleasantly surprised and pleased at the quality of food from this family owned restaurant. In our two week stay, we returned two more times and each time, we had a deliciously cooked meal with friendly, excellent service. Would highly recommend!

7 Things to Do in Gallup That You Shouldn't Miss

1. Jerry's Cafe

406 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6402 Mexican, American, Southwestern Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 505-722-6775 http://jerryscafe.com
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 689 reviews

Jerry's Cafe

Reviewed By BattyJessie

We got to Gallup early and someone had recommended Jerry’s. It’s a diner type place. Full of locals which in my book is always good. Husband had breakfast burrito without chilli sauce as he’s not great with spice haha. I had one of the breakfasts. The waitresses were lovely. Kept filling my coffee up and it was good coffee. The place was so busy and ten mins after we’d arrived they had people waiting. I loved it.

Where to Eat in Gallup: The Best Restaurants and Bars

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.