El Pinto

Cuisine: American, Southwestern

Price: $

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Restaurants near Balloon Fiesta: El Pinto has long been a local favorite and the place to take out of town guests to treat them to New Mexican ambience and flavor. Owned today by the "Salsa Twins" Jim and John Thomas, whose parents...  Read More
Mexican: El Pinto is the largest restaurant in the state of New Mexico, but its rambling indoor rooms and sprawling lush patio will make you feel quite cozy. Talk about ambience. Everyone who lives in...  Read More
Take Out: Named runner-up as the best restaurant in New Mexico for its superb, traditional New Mexican cuisine. This great eatery is also nationally recognized for its salsa and flame-roasted chili. Enjoy...  Read More

  • Best for Restaurants near Balloon Fiesta Because: At 3.3 miles from the Balloon Museum, this restaurant offers traditional New Mexican cuisine in a beautiful atmosphere.

  • Mexican: "The queso is to die for, with strips of fresh green chile in the dip - superb!"

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