El Pinto is the spot to be during the 2018 Balloon Fiesta.
Iconic El Pinto Restaurant & Cantina is a must visit during Balloon Fiesta. Located 1.5 miles from Balloon Fiesta Field it is where pilots, spectators and VIP guests come to enjoy the camaraderie and spirit of Fiesta.
(From Balloon Fiesta Field go north on I-25 and exit Tramway/Roy heading west or take Alameda west to 4th St. and turn right heading North)
The smell of green chile roasting is in the air with nightly roasting of organically grown green chile from Hatch, New Mexico. Enjoy free samples to get a taste of New Mexico.
Mariachis will be performing nightly throughout Fiesta from 6-8 p.m.
The first Friday and Saturday night of Fiesta, the restored 1942 Don Julio Chevrolet will be on display commemorating when Don Julio Tequila was founded. Specials on 1942 Don Julio tequila will be available throughout Fiesta and the hand shaken "Fiesta Fresh" Margarita is featuring Don Julio tequila with Grand Marnier.
Reservations are available at ElPinto.com. Don't worry if a reservation is not available, over 60% of the seating is held for walk in guests which is an El Pinto tradition. Come experience the tastes and sounds of New Mexico while a seat is prepared for your party.