Wouldn't recommend. Food is sometimes good, but service is so poor annoyance will ruin any pleasure the meal provides. If you do go, watch and make sure you actually get what you pay for, as lousy service frequently leads to incorrect entrees that sat out too long and overcharging.
Love it or hate it.
I personally love Sadie's lunch menu and the #1 SMALL Combination plate. SMALL is not what it is and will fill you up guaranteed.
Whole pinto Beans, Papitas, rolled enchilada with seasoned "Billies Beef", chile relleno with a good tasting green chile inside, not dripping with to much cheese, just the right amount, smothered with red or green chile, melted cheese lettus, tomato, and onion, on top of everything and a taco with he billies beef ,cheese and garnish. I love it with just the green chili all for $7.95.
Now, the lunch price is so much better than the dinner price for the same items. This I don't like.
Sopaipillas are not the greatest but are ok,
Servers can get a lot better. Fast but some times to fast and they miss out on the service. The bussers who bring you the best salsa in the west are more attentive and interact with you more than your actual server.
The goal is to turn over the tables as fast as possible, and you can tell that. Not a place to sit and relax unless you eat in the bar area.
Sadies has changed. A little history about Sadies. It used to be located in a bowling alley just south of their new restaurant. Back in 1977 they had the best tacos and enchiladas. The taco shells were individually fried.Everything was fresh.Sadies was excellent They were also located in another area prior to the bowling alley.This was genuine New Mexican food, not Mexican. Both are good, but different. I was born and raised in NM and my family goes back many generations. I have seen New Mexican restaurants come and go. Many were very good, but Albuquerque was not a very big city back then. The original owners of Sadies have since sold to someone else. And the food is not what it was in 1977. The salsa is good. A place you might try is Barela's on 2nd street about a block north of Cesar Chavez.. Needless to say Sadies has changed considerably. I won't go back. It is difficult to find genuine New Mexican food.
More than a one night stand!.
If you have just one night to enjoy the flavor of New Mexican food in Albuquerque, stop at Sadie's.
Be sure your drink order is on the table before diving into their spicy delicious chips and salsa. The food is great making even the most traditional Mexican plates such as Beef Taco's feel like a new experience. The Carne Adovada will make you play the roll of a true connoisseur of Mexican food and have your friends working hard to show you a good time the next time you go to visit them.
I also recommend El Pinto Restaurant
Great Authentic Mexican Food. This place was recommended by 2 friends and this place was great! I grew up on authentic Mexican food (homemade by my Hispanic grandmother) and this place was excellent! The food is spicy, but if you actually read the menu it explains this! I personally like it that way! I had the Chile Rellanos and my boyfriend had the Enchiladas Carne Avado and they were both great. They were both smothered with lettuce, cheese and etc, but again if you actually read the menu it does tell you this. We also ordered the Queso, it was average. I can't believe people actually gave this place bad reviews. But the complaints don't make any sense to me since I read the menu and know what Authentic Mexican food taste like. The waitress make have taken a minute to get to us, but you could tell she was busy... the place was PACKED! Any place that is crazy busy on a Wednesday night is usually good! Will go back for sure!
This is NOT Mexican food!.
My Husband and I decided to take a trip to Albuquerque, and upon arriving I asked a local where to get the best and most AUTHENTIC NEW MEXICAN food in town. The response was of course, Sadie's Cocinita... So, we decided to give it a try, arriving on a Saturday evening to a FULLY packed parking lot and restaurant, with an hour and a half wait! We hung around and eventually were seated, which by this time I was about to die of starvation. I ordered the Blue corn enchiladas, since blue corn tortillas are a rare find in San Antonio; while my Husband ordered the combo plate (a Chile Relleno and cheese enchilada.) We literally placed our order the moment we sat down, and less than 5 minutes later? You guessed it, our food was placed in front of us- a little too fast for me. Upon seeing the plate in front of me, my first impression was: "I didn't order a SALAD, where are my enchiladas?"
The food was horrible. Horrific, disgusting, greasy and poorly prepared. I'm sorry, but there was NOTHING authentic about two tortillas filled with GREASY cheddar cheese, rolled up and then SMOTHERED with lettuce and tomato on top. And the beans? What a joke! Pinto beans are my favorite, and these tasted as though they had literally been boiled with no seasoning, drained and then drenched in cheddar cheese- again!! My Husband and I took three bites, asked for our check and left. I was so dissappointed after such a long trip to Albuquerque, only to taste the worst Mexican food ever. The servers were very attentive and friendly, and the chips and salsa were pleasant. I honestly cannot fathom as to why and how this place attracts so many people! I grew up on authentic Mexican food (and I mean authentic and all homemade,) and this certainly is none of the above.
*What a dissappointment*
Great New Mexican Food..
Great resteraunt. Authentic New Mexican Food and at a decent price.
Long waits usually especially at night, but WELL WORTH IT.
This is my first time in New Mexico so I checked out city search to find some good mexican food. This was my first stop. Overall, not recommended.
The chips and salsa weren't too bad - fresh and spicy. I ordered the Sadie's Burrito. I was expecting grilled chicken, with some beans and rice, maybe a few bell peppers and some cheese. Errrrt! I was essentially a flour tortilla stuffed with shredded chicken - and that is all. Dry, flavorless shredded chicken. Utter craaap. Also, maybe it is just me, but I could not taste the difference between the Green Chile and the Red Chile. I'm supposed to right? Only thing redeeming about this restraurant is that the service was good. It seemed like I had 3 waiters asking me if I needed more water and stuff. Decent atmosphere however. Bathroom was kind of nasty.
I'll NEVER go back!. As a former 4 star restaurant manager, I believe I'm a good judge of service, food quality and value. I travel often and don't expect 4 star service or food quality for that matter at a restaurant such as this. However, I do expect to be greeted by my server before 20 minutes goes by. Then when the food is served it's practicly dropped on the table, cheese and red sauce is dripping off the edge of the plate and it looks like a 4yr old plated it. The marinated pork under all the cheese was quite good but that's about the best I can say for this restaurant. The sopapillas were not even that good! If you want great Southwest Mexican food try "Cafe Au Lait" in old town instead. It's better food, service & value by far.
Way over rated. This place is huge which proves that it's popular, but it's way overrated. Service was poor, food was only OK. Try any other place around and you'll probably do better than here...
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