Reviews of The Grill on San Mateo (Restaurant)

3300 San Mateo Blvd NE #B2, Albuquerque, NM 87110, United States

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REVIEWS OF The Grill on San Mateo IN New Mexico

Jennifer Terry

The food was really good. I like that they offer complimentary chips and salsa. It’s fun seeing the different types of decorations. And Phil the owner is so nice, as is all of the staff. Definitely recommend.

Tracy Drager

Great food, positive service, and face to face interaction with the boss. Also impressed with his wall of pictures and memorabilia

Gabriel Pacheco

Awesome steaks and burgers!! ABQ is lucky to have Phil!!!

John R Nelson

It was my first time going to the grill. Friend and I went there for my birthday. We ordered the prime rib steak. It was very delicious. It was a great dinner that we had.

Ernie Watson

Good food and atmosphere.

Bee Chamcharatsri

Alright, I will write a review for this burger joint. In fact I have eaten here more than any other burger places in town. I always come here for juicy burgers that were grilled on the actual charcoals. I have been eating at The Grill before they moved to this location. The service and the menu items are still the same. They cater to all walk of life -- vegetarian, burger affectionado, chicken eaters, and steak lovers. Plus the in-house salsa is always fresh and tasty! It's true that I can sit there and eat their chips and salsa all day long. Back to the business, the burgers were phenomenal! They were juicy and cooked to order too! I always ordered the mama burger (6oz of meat). However, I tried something else this time. I ordered the chicken platter with fries. OMG - the chicken breast was tender and moist. Of course I loaded the plate up with different condiments. Oh did I tell you about their burger condiments?? Simply load up the burgers you ordered with items that you enjoyed. I always bring friends and recommend people to eat here. The seating areas are spacious!

Stephanie K

Great food! They had a band which was a nice surprise.

Lori Brix

Delicious food and exceptionally kind staff! We will definitely come back the next time we're here from Minnesota!

Wil Andru Pasco

I got the Ribs- it was grilled just right, juicy. I really enjoyed the Veggie burger too and free fresh salsa and chips. Customer service is excellent. Will Be coming back!

Jennie Perry

The owner and his family run this restaurant like its their home kitchen and Everyone is welcomed. From the time they say hello when you walk in the door, placing your order with enthusiasm and a huge smile, to receiving the yummy yummy food, and they say goodbye as you walk out the door it is a wonderful experience! Okay, after seeing all the solid reviews from people I respect, I finally convinced Gina to give this place a try. The location (an inside corner of a strip mall just N of Candelaria on the E side of San Mateo - you know, the mall where the Yelins had their fantastic Carvel store in the Eighties) is not especially convenient for us, but we wound up being glad we went and we're pretty sure we'll be back soon.

Bts Luvs you

It is very good but not all the stuff I would expect

Joel Gonzales

Great home made burger. Complementary chips and awesome chocolate cake.

Monica N

Food is good. Employees are always friendly. And I love the fact that they have chips and salsa for everybody.

Faith Morgan

Amazing food and great environment. The people working here are all super helpful and friendly. The cost is beyond reasonable for the portions you get!

Bill Estes

I just love this place. The owner is such an Eclectic collector oh, but what a great personality.


Steak was great, free chips and salsa while you wait, is a nice jester. Neat stuff decorating the walls. Place was clean.

Kevin the Window Cleaner

It's a good place to eat. Good food that actually has taste. True grilled meat.. Must try

Maynard C

I had the rib eye it was good. The owner is great. The decor is awesome.

Mike Marshall

Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

laura castellanos

Starting from the entrance this place is amazing, a very courteous and lovely young lady lead me through the menu and all my options then I was told THE OWNER is the one grilling all the goodies and all the history of the place, and then I got home and try my papa burger

tammie apen

Don't know since we didn't eat there, we went nextdoor to Melrose clothing store, but might try out next time were in town

Louise Stevens

The owner and his family run this restaurant like its their home kitchen and Everyone is welcomed. From the time they say hello when you walk in the door, placing your order with enthusiasm and a huge smile, to receiving the yummy yummy food, and they say goodbye as you walk out the door it is a wonderful experience! Their free chips and salsa bar is a great touch!

Charlene Dordevic

If I could give this place 10 stars I would! Great food, great price, super friendly, unique atmosphere and free chips and salsa

AJ Whitten

Phil Chavez (The Owner) was a pleasure to meet. Very nice spacious and community based layout and artwork. Food was awesome with big portions. Mr. Chavez is wonderful to customers smiling and telling them thank you and good to see them again. I will definitely be back!

Derek Cross

Love the Grill, great burgers, great ribeye. Lots of extras to get, what's not to like. If you haven't been, go. It's great.

Michaela RohdeMarburg52

Excellent food and good service we always enjoy going there

Texarican Torres

Amazing place still the same Vibe from the old location , amazing food , salsa !!! Cozy atmosphere !! And the food each and every item is cooked to perfection!! And the customer service is superb!! The owner Phil is truly awesome will take the time out just to chit chat with ya , give ya a tour of the entire establishment and talk with ya thru it all hes about the people, your not a customer when you walk in your always a friend.

Shannon Corder

Great place for lunch or dinner. It’s a burger or grilled chicken joint. The food is actually done on an old fashioned grill. I had a chicken sandwich that came out moist. They have an open dressing bar with chips and salsa as well. The decoration is pretty awesome. The owner came out and greeted us as we ordered as well. It’s a real local establishment that we need more of.

CJ Daniels

Amazing place, first thing me here and it won't be the last. Had a burger and it was amazing, the staff is very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone.

michael resudek

Cool antiques. And good food

Emily Cargile

Fun place with good food! We have been here a few, and the burgers are consistently good. The decorations make for a cool atmosphere. They even had awesome live music tonight with guitars and singing! I love that they have chips and salsa while you wait also!

Kiba Chan

GREAT steaks and a very personable owner!!! (the salsa is to die for to be honest)

Tiffani G

The Grill has turned out to be such a mellow,tasty,close to home and just great service place for a bite. The owner is especially nice. My steak always and I mean always comes out just the way I ordered. The only bummer is that there sauteed mushrooms are canned. Never do I consider canned mushrooms sauteed. Other than that complaint I highly suggest you grabbing a bite to eat there.

Melodie Whitcraft

Pretty good food and very awesome staff.

ARS sisneros

Best burgers in Burque if it's not tell me what is so I can try it.

Dakota Nieto

Haven't had The Grill in over a year (since moving away) and it is just as amazing as i remember! Always the best.

Jose Castro

Best steaks and burgers in town!!!

Nicole Mondragon

So friendly and the food is awesome!

Emili Zapata

Very good food and awesome workers

Sariah Hooper

Friendly workers and great food, good vibes and the owner talked to me and my family in our language which was Navajo. 10/10

Cydney Sanchez

Awesome food, steaks and burgers are the best I have ever had!

Black Beard

The only reason I give it 3 stars instead of five is because my steak was the blandest tasting steak I ever had! Dont get me wrong the meat was top notch but it had no flavor. It was nice and tender I give them that but just no flavor. I like the free chips and salsa bar. I may go back again but who knows.

Linda Brown

One of the best green chile cheeseburgers in town. Love the chip & salsa fresh! I love the smell of the grilled steaks when you walk in.

D Montano

Best hamburger I've had in a very long time! Can hardly wait to go back to try the rib eye. Great personalities,very friendly along with great prices.

Mike Brewer Sr

Food was really really good!!! Service was good and staff friendly!!!

Karl Gillium

Amazing chips and salsa... I go for the chicken platter with beans. Really yummy... lots of seating... quick service... door-side parking. The great collection of memorabilia on the walls and throughout the restaurant ate certain to bring back memories, regardless of age! Casual and fun...

Rhonda Vigil

Best hamburgers in the country there what is nice that you set your own stuff on your hamburger that you want there is a garnish bar and chips and salsa while you're waiting

Nora Chavez

Best burgers and steaks in town.

A. B.

Very very good price for a piece of steak!! With fresh chips and salsa, we were all set! Burgers were pretty good too!! The owner is very friendly too; we have been here several times already! Love it!!

waterdog Jones

Definitely in the running for best Green Chile Cheese Burger in NM! Burgers cooked over a Mesquite Wood Fire grill. I witnessed them preparing the ground beef by hand in the back not frozen. This is my new favorite burger in town. The owners and their staff were very friendly with excellent customer service. Restaurant was very clean. I will be coming back with friends and family for sure.

brett penfold

I was surprised. It makes me nervous when a local burger place moves but nothing changed. The food is just as good as it was on Menual. The space is twice as big and really clean. A nice local burger.

Rosa Garcia

Always delicious as usual. Glad I found this place five years ago.

Robert Banning

A few things about The Grill, my date for the evening was my 8 year old daughter and she had some very good opinions. The hamburger she got was perfectly cooked, she loved the french fries, thought the salsa was just the right amount of heat and very fresh along with the chips. Her objection was there is not a children's menu so she thought her portions were too large and thought that this could be remedied with the addition of a child's plate. Now on to my review, The Grill at San Mateo is a nice touch of rustic grill, the smells emanating when I arrived immediately made me hungry. The menu is slightly limited but the burgers are delicious, the fries are standard shoestring fare but fresh and perfectly cooked, the toppings bar is a little limited but all of the ingredients are fresh, the atmosphere is partly rustic kitsch, part aviation themed, and a good chunk of hometown ephemera. I have to say the employees were very helpful and smiling. My favorite and completely unexpected part of the experience was the gentleman playing a varied menu of acoustic songs on his guitar in the corner. All in all a great dining experience on a Saturday night for approximately 20$.

Cynthia Cooper Jones

The owner has consistently been the best business owner I have ever met.

consuelo apodaca

Phill, the grill master of this little gem of a restaurant keeps things running smooth. The atmosphere is amazing with fun memorabilia, live music on Friday nights and if your lucky, you may even get a your of his kitchen!! His cooking techniques are unique and very satisfying! Food is great and the staff there are even better! This place has the greatest burgers, and the music was great!! Good old fashioned cooking and people! Couldn't ask for a better evening!

Di Cooke

Really great steak. My sidekick's hamburger looked fabulous. Ambience has everything I need. True coals glowing red, mesquite on the day I was there. Great flavors. Salsa and chips. Wonderful. Very much a part of New Mexico's unique identity. Our colourful history is around every corner.

Gerald Herrera

One of the best burger joints if not the best in the entire state!!! Great customer service and the food is always exceptional! Highly recommend to anyone who seeks a great burger! Reasonably priced!

jupiter 48

I order both inside the restaurant and I order on food delivery app, both experiences are great. Salsa is yummy. When you get done shopping it's not far to indulge in some great local food.

John Sturgis

It’s a great burger joint—just like all of the other burger joints in town. The food was good (how do you mess up a burger?) and the prices reasonable. Service was good but, again, it’s hard for me to get excited about a burger I can make at home with relative ease or buy at every other burger restaurant in town.

Anthony Brennecke

1st time there ... it was amazing .. mesquite wood fired burgers and chicken and hot dawgs. I had a bacon cheeseburger I got the mama burger 6oz patty .a bit big for me .. but delicious.. there frys are amazing nice crunchy outside hot with great soft warm insides... amazingly friendly staff .. super cool Memorabilia on the walls 5 of 5 stars awesome place ... check it out if your in the area San Mateo and Carlisle ish ... good food good vibes ... be safe out here .. ✌

Nic M

The grill is so delicious!!! I love the atmosphere, and the staff are all awesome! Perfect for lunch or dinner! I cant wait to go back! Red Chile burger on Wednesday I believe.

Christina Montoya

Decent food and prices . Great staff and the drinks are so good. Ask for Jorge so you can get great service

greg brown

I like the environment alot. Great live music for the customers. Employees were freindly. The hamburger was a little though(cardboard) flavor was good....i think it was pressed too much. Made it too chewy. I'll come back to try something other than the burgers though because I enjoyed everything else

Leonard Howard

Phil is awesome. He treats you like family from the moment you walk in the door. I meet the coach of the gladiators and was able to get a great meal for a great price. Thanks to all at the grill.

Mike Duty

Looking for the old Char-Broil big thick burgers this is the place you need to go they got the best charbroiled burgers in Albuquerque check it out you won't be disappointed I guarantee it

Caitlin Cook

Always amazing food every single time! The zucchini "fries" are always incredible, never soggy. The flavor of the burgers never disappoints. Everyone is so friendly, you feel welcome when you walk through the door.

Wakyn Ferris

Great Burger. Simple simon. Wood fire cooked to a perfect medium... Gives you condement options of your own picking and great salsa and chips!

Arlene Portillo

Best hamburgers ever! Salsa and chips are made fresh and are there for your enjoyment. Phil, the owner is very kind. I always enjoy my meal every time I go.

Kenny Dillingham

This was our first time. Really good food. Attached was nice. Atmosphere is cool. Style of food reminds me of Fuddruckers. Just more choices. They have free chips and salsa worth order too. That's cool.

Jennifer B

Great atmosphere, friendly and fast service, and delicious food!

Dennis Boesen

Excellent mesquite-grilled burgers, crispy-on-the-outside fries, serve-yourself condiments plus fresh onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and complimentary chips & salsa. The people are friendly and the decor has lots of memorabilia on the walls to look at while they grill your burger to order.

ramzi al

The best burger in ABQ, crew was so nice n friendly, place was clean. I would love to go there again.

eric b

Tried this place for the first time last week. Had company in town from Alaska. It was fantastic. Phil the owner took us in back for a kitchen tour. My new favorite burger place in town. Great food and atmosphere.

Elise Jackson

The food was wonderful for each and every one of our meals. They did get the food out a little out of order so a couple of us had to wait a little longer for our food but that was the only glitch. I recommend this restaurant.

MaryEllen Sanchez

Great food and prices.

Conrad Ruybal

Fantastic burgers. Papa burger is huge. Friendly staff and fun environment. We eat here whenever we crave a great grilled burger!

Ed Kowalczyk

Fantastic mesquite char-grilled burgers with all the trimmings. Chicken & steak too. The best chocolate cake ever! Live music & dancing featuring the old favorites. Something for everyone! A clean restaurant, enthusiastic service and a charming atmosphere. Truly a local treasure!!!

Craig Lafayette

Best burgers and as steak in town.

Katrina Taptto

When you visit the Grill you're always greeted warmly and know your food will be cooked fresh. The free chips and salsa are a bonus and the and the salsa is delicious.

Mirna Martinez

They make great steak and burgers. It's delicious. Would recommend it to everyone

Patricia Blackwell

The steaks are amazing. Not as great as they used to be, but very good. The salsa is great and you just help yourself. The place has a strange arrangement of tables and booths. New customers walk right in the middle of the booths. There are small tables for 2 and then tables for 6 or more . It is a large room ,but not cozy at all. Good thing the grill is great.

T Smith

The steak was fantastic! Appetizers were tasty, LOVE the complimentary chips and salsa. The side veggies kind of taste like they came from Swanson's, but the green Chile is for real! The folks made it fun to go there for dinner!

Leo Gonzales

Very Good Place!! Me And My Husband Enjoy Coming Here For A Good Juicy Burger Thank You!


Food is very good priced really good the chili is the bomb and it's very clean and great service definitely recommended

Richard Lane

We really liked the burger and chicken we got tonight. We loved the salsa and chips while waiting.

Jonalyn Gonzales

Awesome Burgers & Atmosphere! Loved the chips & salsa! I'll try the steak combo next!

Jerrin Oommen Jacob

I go there every week, burgers are simply great

Liz Cameron

Place is smaller than a regular restaurant. Burgers are good and well seasoned. They have simple menu but with good options. Can get burgers cooked how you like them. Have a little bar for your burger fixings so you can make it how yoi like it. Also has salsa and chips for free while you wait. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Place was very clean and atmosphere was pleasant.

Adrienne Rivera

Lunch for two was about $20. Grilled chicken with baked potato was exactly that. A piece of chicken and a potato. No frills. The hamburger was pressed pretty thin, so it was not juicy. They have a little stand to get your burger toppings and some chips and salsa. If you like a lot of cilantro in your salsa, you will like this. Pretty basic. Nothing exciting about our meal.

Chanda Crawley

Great atmosphere, nice people, and delicious food. Whether its steak or chicken you cannot go wrong! Great place for family.

Aaron N

As someone always looking to stretch a dollar without having to rely too heavily on fast food. I'm always on the lookout for local joints that offer quality food at bargain prices. The Grill is no doubt one of these types of places. I've always spotted this place from San Mateo over the past year or so and never gave it so much as a second thought. Today, that changed as I (for whatever reason) made a sudden sharp turn off the road and into The Grill's parking lot. While the menu list is limited in its overall offerings. Everything (with exception of the $23 steak) is reasonably priced at around or under ten dollars. I decided to go with the 6oz burger, which is dubbed as "the mamma burger". I opted to switch the french fires out for mozzarella sticks which only set me back an additional $1.50. Complementary chips and salsa are available at the garnish/condiments bar while you wait for your order. When mine arrived, I was pleased to find the mozzarella sticks to have an authentic homemade texture. Plus, the burger had the ideal smokey flavor and aroma that can only come from being made on... you guessed it, a grill. My meal certainly hit the spot and vanquished my late afternoon hunger. The enticing fresh homemade chocolate cake on the register counter almost seduced me in . However, my restraint persevered and it'll have to wait for another time. The cleanliness and maintenance of the restaurant was also certainly noted and is a definite plus in my book. Albuquerque does have a decent variety of "hole in the wall" style restaurants. The Grill on San Mateo is one of them. If passing and notice the large red western styled letters that spell out the restaurants name. Don't let it go noticed! You'll only be doing yourself a big disfavor.

Jason Manzanares

I'm so sad.

Lori Talamantes

This restaurant has character, excellent, friendly service and really good food. Enjoyed the experience!

Andrea Candelaria

Alway a wonderful experince the staff always friendly food is amazingly good they have a fun i spy game while ur eating lots of decore to see

Andrew Fisher

Located in the corner of a strip mall, this place was very suprising. Extremely clean inside and huge! Very friendly staff and owner. All you can drink beverage bar, all you can eat chips and salsa. The salsa is homemade and very fresh. This is mostly a burger and steak place, but they do have chicken on the menu. Everything is cooked on an open grill that you can see. I had the grilled chicken salad. Comes with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, croutons, onions, cheese and grilled. The chicken was cooked perfect. No dryness or under cooking. I really enjoyed my meal.

Antonio Ramirez

It was simply delicious

Donna Hileman

Great green chilli cheese burger! True flame broiling you can see happening in the kitchen. Fresh veggies for burger toppings. A place well worth eating!

mike koenig

Great food loved it definitely in the top 3 for best green chile cheese burgers in the state.

Pecola Chase

Awesome!! Very friendly place to enjoy a great meal! You leave with a big smile and want to go back soon to experience more family history!! :)

Julie Baca

I love The Grill! Great restaurant, friendly service and the best steaks and salsa ever!! Yum!!

Adriana Garcia

Visited from Houston after a quick search online for the best places to eat in Albuquerque. It was delicious! The onion rings are amazing!

Fadia Bascom

I ordered a chicken sandwich to go, when I got home. I discovered there was no bun. It was closed when I called to let them know.

Mara Ordonez

Ordered a 16oz steak and got 4 oz steak with 12 oz of fat for $25. Absolutely not ever getting a steak from here again. I have had the burgers before the burgers are awesome.

joshua schneider

Definitely a must go, food was great and fresh! Owner is down to earth and very welcoming! Very well nicely decorated of Albuquerque memorabilia and other items.

M Myers

Oh my gosh, I'll definitely be back to this hidden gem. They are so happy to see you when you walk in the door. The wonderful smell hits you and entices you in. I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a great burger or a satisfying steak.

Peggy Baca

Great food and the owner is super friendly.

Kathy Van Hoorelbeke

Was a wonderful experience, the burgers and dogs are awesome and the home made salsa and chips are to die for. Was great to talk to the owner/cook, Phil and learn the history of this place. Great at home atmosphere, you feel comfortable as soon as you walk in. We were from out of town and got there late, but that did not detur from the great service we received. Will definitely stop back by again, on our travels

Kimberly Leppots

There is something about this spot that keeps me hooked and constantly craving this place. The burgers have such an amazing grilled taste, you can taste it from the smell before ya walk into the door!! The grill itself is definitely cool enough to be honored to have the place named after it, but also the grill master Phil is just tops!!! They have the best condiment station and a nice salsa too! Veggies were fresh and they keep it cleaned and stocked up well! Ya cant go wrong with the classic burger but the red chile burger is 2D4!!! I always get the burgers but next time I'll try the steak. They had just put out a fresh samples of it and I immediately debated if I could eat one plus my burger too!! The fries are perfect and the gc has good flavor. The decor is amazing & I just found out they have an

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