El Pinto Blog

Black Friday Sale

Get your Fix of Salsa, Red Chile, and Green Chile

For a limited time, save with $5 shipping on all El Pinto products, with orders over $47 delivered in the continental U.S. With shipping nationwide, now is the time to stock up for the holidays and beyond. El Pinto has the new crop of 2021 Red and Green Chile from Hatch, NM. 



Thanksgiving Done Right

Enjoy Thanksgiving without the stress.

Everything for your Thanksgiving Day is made in house and ready to heat. 

Order online or call 505-898-1771 to schedule a pick-up. Order by Saturday, Feb 6th by 5 p.m. with a last pick up Sunday Feb 7th by noon. Please help us by ordering early so we have time to prepare each order.


Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving Meals

$129.99 + tax (Serves 4-6)

Meals are cooked and served cold, just heat and serve

Order your meal by Monday Nov. 23rd by 5:00 PM

Orders must be picked up by Wednesday Nov. 24th, no later than 5:00 pm



4 Lbs. Turkey

Oven roasted to perfection. all white meat



1.5 Qt. Mashed Potatoes

Mashed in house with seasonings & butter



1 Qt. Red Chile

Hot or Mild



1 Qt. Turkey Gravy

Made from Scratch



1.5 Qt. Stuffing

Homemade from scratch with onions, celery & seasonings



1.5 Qt. Green Bean Casserole

French cut green beans with cream of mushrooms, fried onions & seasoning



1 Pint Cranberry Relish

Handmade in house with fresh Cranberries 



1/2 Dozen Fresh Baked Rolls

Homemade in house from scratch 




Tossed Salad with our Organic Greens 



1 Pumkin Pie


Extra Sides - Mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, red chile, gravy or relish - $12.99 each

Salad or Pie - $14.99 each

Balloon Fiesta at El Pinto

El Pinto is the Spot to be During the 2021 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)

Reservations are available at ElPinto.com. If a reservation is not available the Cantina has first come first serve seating with a full menu. Additionally, seating is held for walk in guests as is available.

Current decrees by the Governor require face masks indoor unless seated for dining. Fortunately 80% of El Pinto dining uses open air patios with free air flow. We encourage guests to use personal caution according to advice from their individual medical professional. All El Pinto staff members are monitored daily for their health.

El Pinto has a largest Tequila bar in the Southwest and one of the largest in the United States with over 180 different bottles of 100% blue webber agave with an additional 40 agave Mezcals and Sotols. Each margarita is hand shaken using fresh squeezed juice, organic sugar, coupled with an orange liqueur of your choice.

Our seating ranges over eight different patios which are covered and heated for cool Balloon Fiesta evenings. Indoor dining is in multiple hacienda style rooms, each with their own personality and feel. Seating allows over 1,000 guests separated among numerous rooms and patios, with multiple fountains, waterfalls, and fireplaces.

 Come experience the tastes and sounds of New Mexico.


Sunday Yoga Series with SWEAT Yoga

Sweat Yoga Summer Yoga at El Pinto

Join SWEAT Yoga all summer long as friends gather to practice in the fresh air and beautiful gardens of El Pinto. The pavilion is surrounded by ancient cottonwoods, grass, wisteria vines and flowers. It is the spot to practice with all of the favorite SWEAT instructors. 

Bring a mat and a friend for the 10 am classes that last one hour. Make reservations for brunch after your session at elpinto.com. Open seating maybe available, but reservations are best.

Class is $10 per person and each participant will receive a $5 food/drink discount from El Pinto. Class starts at 10 a.m. for one hour each Sunday, but there are a few adjustments due to holidays so check this page for the schedule.  

“The trees in the El Pinto park that cool the area were grown as saplings by my brother and I,” explains John Thomas. Birds now call the park home and it is a peaceful location on the side of El Pinto used for special occasions. 

Reservations are not needed for the best yoga spot in town but reservations for brunch are needed. Enter the main entry and you will be directed through the patios to the park. If you know El Pinto, you can also use the side gate entering the park directly. Please bring a yoga mat. Margaritas during class are allowed as of July 1. Class begins at 10 a.m.


About El Pinto Restaurant & Salsa Co:


Established 59-years ago, El Pinto is a quintessential icon for New Mexican cuisine. El Pinto continues to expand with an emphasis on serving nutritious, locally raised, and organic foods. El Pinto Restaurant has grown from a few tables in one room started by John and Jim Thomas' parents, to become the most famous restaurant in New Mexico with beautiful patios, natural wood burning fireplaces, and healthy New Mexican cuisine. Conveniently located in the North Valley of Albuquerque just off I-25, the serene patios located under beautiful cottonwood trees provide an iconic experience. El Pinto is known nationally for its fire-roasted green chile and fresh flavorful salsa distributed across the nation in local grocery stores. The salsa and green chile factory is located on the same grounds as the restaurant. For an authentic taste of New Mexico, visit El Pinto for its fresh iconic food, traditional margaritas, and award winning chile. www.elpinto.com

View the SWEAT Instructor Profiles

June 6th: Sarah

June 13th: Mia (Note that class is from 9-10 am this week)

June 20th: NO CLASS, Father's Day

June 27th: Nathen

July 4th: NO CLASS, Independence Day

July 11th: Ali

July 18: Kacey

July 25: Lindsay

August 1: Sarah

August 8: Angela teaching Pilates

August 15 - Ali

August 22 - Kacey

August 29 - Jenna

Schedule subject to change so check back.

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