As a Hispanic, I grew up eating ""home-made"" Mexican Food every day. This is a truly unique version of Mexican Food (Non-Traditional ""New Mexican"" food) that is just over-the-top GREAT!!! It is a place that one MUST visit when in Albuquerque. The owner, Cindy, is always there; not just supervising but actually cooking and verifying quality control. I learned about this treasure 30 years ago while working at Sandia Labs (Even cheap SNL engineers rave about it), and after 15 years of retirement, it is still my favorite Mexican place in town! The daily specials are always a great option. The Friday special is not to be missed. (Watch out because they do often sell out!)
BTW - cowboyeti doesn't get it. This is a ""locals"" place. It is so popular that there can be a long wait, esp on Fridays. (15 to 30 min is typical at peak times.) It gives us time to catch up with other ""local fans"" and check in with Cindy. If time is an issues, call ahead and take-out or arrive at non-peak times. (Early or late) He should just go to his type of place - Denny's - where the food sucks but you can get it fast...That is NOT La Salita! We are all proud of this incredible place. The food is perfectly prepared by caring cooks and served by friendly people who do their best to make the visit enjoyable. This takes time and patience...It is MORE than worth it!!!