El Pinto Blog

Christmas Dinner Take Out

Enjoy Christmas without the stress

Everything for Christmas dinner is made in house and made to order. Enjoy oven roasted ham, house mashed potatoes and gravy, greens from our organic garden, handmade apple pie, among other dishes for your family.

Order online or by calling 505-898-1771 to schedule a pick-up. Order by Monday, Dec 20th by 5 p.m. with a last pick up Dec. 24 by 5 p.m. Please help us by ordering early so we have time to make all the pies :)


Christmas Meal


(Each Meal serves 4-6 people)

Meals are served cold, just heat and serve

4 Lbs. Ham

Oven roasted to perfection, sliced, and served with 1/2 Pint of Honey Glaze

1 ½ Qt. Mashed Potatoes

Homemade with seasonings & butter

1 Pint Spiced Apples

Homemade with Fresh Apples

1 Qt. Brown Gravy

Homemade from scratch

1 ½ Qt. Green Bean Casserole

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

1/2 Dozen Fresh Baked Rolls

Homemade from scratch


Tossed Salad with our Organic Greens

1 Apple Crumb Pie


Extra Sides – Mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, spiced apples, or

gravy - $10.99 each


Salad or pie - $12.99 each

Patios are Open

Take out is Open.

The Governor of New Mexico is allowing limited patio dining and take out.

(Update Dec, 2020) Limited patio dining and take out is open. Please make a reservation at www.elpinto.com

Balloon Fiesta at El Pinto

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.


Valentine's Day to Remember 2020

Prix Fixe Three Course Menu

Valentines Day 2020
Each couple receives a red rose. There is a strolling violinist while you dine.
$49.99 per person
Choose an Appetizer:
Cup Green Chile Stew
Hatch Green Chile appetizer
House Salad


Choose an Entree:
Full Rack Red Chile Ribs
10 oz petite Filet
12 oz Ribeye and Enchilada



Choose a Dessert:
Strawberry Levante
Choco Flan
Southwestern Cheesecake



Add a Cupid Margarita or a glass of Gruet Rose
Reservations Required.  Make a Reservation Now