Executive Chef, Marc Quiñones, is "Pairing Tradition with Innovation" at iconic El Pinto Restaurant. Nestled in the cottonwoods of the North Valley, El Pinto is a family tradition serving traditional New Mexican recipes from our grandmother Josephina Chavez-Griggs along with healthy and clean innovations under the direction of Chef Marc. You may have seen El Pinto's famous Hatch Red Chile ribs on the Food Network. They named them one of the Top 5 ribs in the nation. Food Paradise on the Travel Channel loved El Pinto's 30-day dry aged steaks with traditional enchiladas. Chef Marc has been featured on the Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen and Chopped. El Pinto is the place for friends and families to gather, eat, and enjoy the enchantment that New Mexico has to offer. From the beautiful patios or one of the comfortable dining rooms, enjoy some of our award-winning food and sip a margarita made with one of our featured 100% Blue Agave tequilas in our Tequila Bar with 160 tequilas to choose from. Voted by individuals across NM as the Best New Mexican Restaurant in Albuquerque, you will be sure to enjoy a fabulous experience while you relax on one of El Pinto's beautiful patios.