142 Harvard SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 268-4245

8:00am-9:00pm, Monday-Saturday
11:00am-9:00pm, Sunday

3851 Rio Grande NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 433-4499

11:00am-9:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday
9:00am-9:00pm, Friday-Sunday
Closed Monday

El Patio

Albuquerque's Favorite New Mexican Dining!


El Patio de Albuquerque has been serving the finest traditional Southwestern style home cooking since 1977. Our original location is in University Heights at 142 Harvard Drive SE, and our new location, opened in 2018, is north of Old Town at 3851 Rio Grande Blvd NW.

El Patio serves breakfast, lunch & dinner, featuring live music, beer & wine beverages. El Patio also provides catering service, so you can enjoy our famous New Mexican cooking at your next party or event. The fun atmosphere and delicious food that El Patio is known for can spice up your office gathering, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception! See our hours at the bottom of this web page.

Click on CATERING in the main menu for more info!




El Patio Breakfast, 8.5
One rolled cheese enchilada with red or green chile, topped with an egg any style, served with beans, papas and a sopapilla or tortilla.

Huevos Rancheros, 8.5
Two eggs any style on a yellow corn or blue corn tortilla, served with beans, papas and tortilla or sopapilla.

Breakfast Stuffed Sopapilla, 10
Carne adovada, egg, and papas fill a sopapilla and it is smothered with red or green chile and topped with melted cheddar cheese.

Smothered Breakfast Burrito, 9
Papas, egg, and your choice of bacon, chicharrones, chorizo, or sausage, smothered with red or green chile and topped with melted cheese.

Blt/A, 8
Bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado on whole wheat bread or a brioche bun. Your choice of fries or papas.

Pancake Breakfast, 8.5
Two pancakes & two eggs with your choice of bacon, chorizo, or sausage.

Hash And Eggs, 9
Made in house with your choice of sausage, carne adovada or chorizo, papas and onions, served with two eggs any style, red or green chile and tortilla.

Sunrise Burger, 10
Our hamburger with an egg, bacon and served with lettuce, tomatoes, onion and pickles. Your choice of fries or papas.

Early Riser Breakfast, 8.5
One egg with bacon or sausage, papas, your choice of chile and served with tortilla or sopapilla.

Huevos Mexicanos, 8.5
Two eggs scrambled with onions, tomatoes, and jalapenos, served with beans, papas and a tortilla or sopapilla.

Greek Yogurt Cup, 3
Yogurt served with seasonal fruit.



0. Vegetarian Enchiladas, 10
Two rolled blue corn tortillas filled with spinach spiced with chile pequin and beans, served with a side of beans, papas and a sopapilla.

1. El Patio Combination, 14
Two flat cheese & onion enchiladas and a chile relleno, served with a taco, side of beans, papas and a sopapilla.

2. Stuffed Sopapilla, 11
One sopapilla stuffed with your choice of filling & cheese, served with a side of beans, papas and a sopapilla.

3. Burrito, 11
Your choice of filling and cheese wrapped in a tortilla (white or whole wheat), with a side of beans, papas and a sopapilla.

4. Huevos Rancheros, 8.5
Two eggs any style on a corn tortilla, served with a side of beans, papas and a sopapilla.

5. Chile Relleno, 15
Two fire roasted New Mexico green chiles stuffed with cheese, dipped in egg batter and fried golden brown, served with a side of beans, papas and a sopapilla.

6. Enchiladas, 10
Two flat cheese and onion enchiladas, choice of red or green chile and served with a side of beans, papas, and a sopapilla.

7. Vegetarian, 15
Avocado, tomato, and onion wrapped in a tortilla (white or whole wheat) served with a side of beans and your choice of
a chile relleno or bean taco. Served with a sopapilla.


8. Carne Adovada, 15.5
Our famous slow roasted red chile marinated pork, served on a corn tortilla with a side of beans, papas and a sopapilla. Try as a burrito or stuffed sopapilla!

9. Tacos, 10
Two tacos (beef, chicken, bean or carne adovada) served with a side of papas, beans and a sopapilla. Served traditional or lettuce wrapped.

10. Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas, 13.5
Our #1 Seller! Two rolled corn tortillas filled with chicken, cheese and onion, served with beans, papas, sopapilla. Sour cream upon request.

11. Fajitas, 15
1/2 lb marinated steak or chicken breast, hand-cut and sauteed with red & green bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes. Served with guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, salsa, a side of papas and two flour tortillas (white or wheat).


(12 and under)

Child’s Plate, 5
Choice of rolled cheese enchilada or taco with a side of papas or beans, and sopapilla stix.

Grilled Cheese & Fries, 4
Cheddar or Ghost Pepper Jack, Bacon add 1.5, all other add-ons, 1

Peanut Butter & Jelly (served with chips)
Small, 3     Large, 4.5



Green Chile Cheeseburger with fries, 9
(Grass Fed Beef Patty)

Ghost Pepper Jack or Cheddar cheese.
Add bacon, 1.5

Green Chile Stew, 6.5

Fridays Fish Taco Plate, 10
Comes with fries, cole slaw, and fire roasted tomato cilantro salsa. (served Fridays only)

A La Carte Fish Taco, 5
With fire-roasted tomato and cilantro salsa. (served Fridays only)


Frito Pie, 6

Cheese Crisp, 4
(with Chicken or Beef add $2)

Chile Cheese Fries, 5

Nachos, 7
(with Chicken or Beef add $2)

Guacamole & Chips, 6

Salsa & Chips, 2

Chicken Fingers (3) with Fries, 6

Chile Crisps (3) with Chile or Cream Sauce, 6

Quesadilla (with Chicken or Beef add $2), 4


Flan, 6
Biscochitos .50 or three for 1


Vegetarian Burrito, 9

Chile Relleno, 6

Bowl of Chile with Beans, 5

Tostada, 4

Stuffed Sopapilla, 7

Burrito, 7

Chile Relleno Burrito, 9.5

Taco, 4
(Beef, Chicken or Bean; try it lettuce wrapped)

Rolled Enchilada with Cheese, 4

Jars of El Patio Chile & Salsa, 5


Milk, 3
Hot Chocolate, 2.5
Mexican Cola, 3.5
Watermelon Limeade, 3.5
Strawberry Lemonade, 3.5
Coffee, 2.5
Herbal Tea, 3
Iced Tea, 3
Fountain Drinks, 2  refills, .50
Orange Juice, 3


Breakfast served all day.

All plates can be served with gluten free green chile.

No substitutions, please!

Add-ons available by request.

18% gratuity may be added for parties of six or more people.

Large parties may incur a longer wait.

We’re pet-friendly, so bring your four legged friends in!


El Patio Press!

Hear what the media are saying about us...


Click here to read what the
Albuquerque Alibi says
about El Patio Restaurant!


Arizona Republic Newspaper, November 2013
“El Patio is one of the city’s most popular dining spots. For nearly four decades, families, tourists, professors, students, even celebrities – have lined up for robust but simple fare…”

Albuquerque Magazine, September 2012
“This University of New Mexico-area restaurant’s salsa packs a solid medium heat that won’t sear your taste buds off. It has a roasted, salty, tomato flavor that pairs perfectly with some of the thinnest, crunchiest chips in town.”


Venue Magazine, July 2010
“You’ve almost certainly eaten there, possibly years ago while you were in college or entertaining visiting guests. The blue fence at El Patio is a welcoming signal to one and all to dine al fresco in the shade (year-round with the assistance of portable heaters), or inside above softly creaking wooden floors.”

SW Airlines Spirit Magazine, April 2006
“At El Patio, near the University of New Mexico, you’ll enjoy a lively outdoor space to sample great New Mexican cuisine, including green-chile-laced food that almost literally ignites the tastebuds.”

Sunset Magazine, December 2003
“Cozy El Patio has served this university neighborhood addictively spicy green chili-chicken enchiladas and baskets of steaming hot, fluffy sopaipillas for almost three decades. The sopaipillas are made the old fashioned way, with a yeast dough, and they come to the table slightly crispy and reliably scrumptious.”


Catering Menu

Enjoy genuine New Mexican cooking at your next fiesta! The fun atmosphere and delicious food that El Patio is known for can be featured at your next office party, rehearsal dinner or family gathering. El Patio will provide everything you need to feed large or small groups at any location you choose!

Call Christopher Sandoval for catering information: (505) 268-4245

• Casserole of enchiladas feeds 10-12 people.

• 1/2 pint feeds 1-2 people, pint feeds 3-5 people, quart feeds 6-8 people

• Taco Bar

Choose a protein, onions, cheese, lettuce, tomato, shells served separate for a “build your own taco” bar

• Chips

half bucket feeds approx. 15 people
full bucket feeds approx. 25 people

• Chafing ware available upon request

(Delivery only)

• Tortillas by the dozen (ask about sopaipillas)

• No more shipments at this time.



1/2 Pint, 4.50
Pint, 8.00
Quart, 12.00

Carne Adovada
1/2 Pint, 4.95
Pint, 14.95
Quart, 24.95

Casserole, 44.95

1/2 Pint, 3.95
Pint, 7.95
Quart, 12.95

Dozen, 3.00

1/2 Pint, 4.95
Pint, 14.95
Quart, 24.95

1/2 Pint, 4.95
Pint, 8.95
Quart, 12.95

1/2 Pint, 2.95
Pint, 5.95
Quart, 11.95

Bucket Chips, 9.95

Taco Bar (each), 1.90

Contact Us

You can email El Patio de Albuquerque by filling in the below contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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