A Local Favorite
In Old Town, locals often frequent the inviting, friendly Monica's El Portal, a 36-year-old institution, housed in an unassuming building. There's a range of traditional homemade dishes like blue corn chicken and a hearty green-chile stew. The carne adovada (New Mexican pulled pork) chimichanga is immensely satisfying. Arrive hungry and leave full.
By Kate Donnelly, AFAR Local Expert
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321 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
Sat, Sun 8am - 3pm
Tue - Fri 8am - 8pm