Looking for a delicious Mexican meal near you?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Mexican restaurants around Albuquerque, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.
Topping the list is Frontier. Located at 2400 Central Ave. SE in University Heights, it s the most popular affordable Mexican restaurant in Albuquerque, boasting four stars out of 1,842 reviews on Yelp.
Huevos rancheros, carne asada tacos, enchiladas, vegetarian burritos, green chile stew and chicken nachos are among the menu items.
2. Tia Betty Blue's
Next up is South San Pedro's Tia Betty Blue's, situated at 1248 San Mateo Blvd. SE. With 4.5 stars out of 530 reviews on Yelp, the restaurant has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option.
On the menu, you'll find house-made red and green chili, carne adovada, tamales and blue corn waffles, as well as breakfast burritos, tamales and burgers.
3. Taqueria Mexico
Near North Valley's Taqueria Mexico, located at 300 Menaul Blvd. NW, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced Mexican spot 4.5 stars out of 504 reviews.
Chicharrón tacos, a steak platter, rice and beans, shrimp ceviche and a tostada with shrimp, avocado and cilantro are on offer.
4. Dia de los Takos
Dia de los Takos, a food truck that offers tacos and burgers in Highland, is another much-loved, inexpensive go-to, with five stars out of 92 Yelp reviews. Head over to 5110 Copper Ave. NE at Albuquerque Indoor Karting to see for yourself.
Soy-braised pork belly, maple-glazed chicken breast and confit pork carnitas topped with salsa roja are among the taco options, which the restaurant's chef says are influenced by the flavors of Vietnam, Jamaica, Korea, Peru, Japan and Southern American barbecue.
5. Papa Nachos
And then there's Papa Nachos, a North Wyoming favorite with 4.5 stars out of 219 reviews. Stop by 7648 Louisiana Blvd. NE to hit up the Mexican spot next time you're in the mood for cheap eats.
The restaurant serves chile rellenos, gorditas, taco salad, vegetable quesadillas and cheese enchiladas, among other dishes.