Pojoaque's Sopaipilla Factory beats odds

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Photo: Wilfredo Najera makes sopaipillas Tuesday at the Sopaipilla Factory in Pojoaque.
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#21
Mar 30, 2009
 
Way to go Jorge wrote:
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Last time I went there from Santa Fe it was on the RIGHT side of the road, did they move?
Ugh! You're right. Sorry. It's on your OTHER right (your left) when coming in from Santa Fe on Gutierrez St.
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#22
Mar 30, 2009
 
Sigh, is it on the left or the right coming from SF?
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#23
Mar 30, 2009
 
You all gotta try the Carne Adovada plate with their special SILVER COIN Margaritas!!! Great JOB to all of you!!
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#24
Mar 30, 2009
 
CBKay wrote:
Sigh, is it on the left or the right coming from SF?
Coming in to Pojoaque from Santa Fe, second street lights, take a right. Immeditately passed the Wells Fargo bank, on your left.

Not pricey at all!!! The service is fast.
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Los Alamos, NM

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#25
Mar 30, 2009
 
CBKay wrote:
Sigh, is it on the left or the right coming from SF?
coming in to Pojoaque from Santa Fe, second street lights, make a right. The restaurant is passed the Wells Fargo, on your left.

Excellent service.

“Hee-hee-hee, snort!”

Since: Sep 08

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Mar 30, 2009
 

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Huh? When did Pojoaque get street lights? When did Pojaoque get streets?
Javier Lopez Barbosa

Albuquerque, NM

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#27
Mar 30, 2009
 
Felicidades Felipe! Estamos bien orgullosos de ti!
Felipe and Amanda

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Mar 30, 2009
 
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It seems like they're open every day/evening for lunch/dinner except Sundays. Not sure about breakfast though.
They seem to be wheelchair accessible with handicap spaces and ramps on both sides of the entrance.
It is not pricey. An appetizer is around $5 at the most. Meals are around $7-$8, maybe more for dinner? These are ball-park figures, though, don't quote me on that..hahaha.
If you're driving in from Santa Fe, make a left at the second stoplight, which is Gutierrez street. It is situated right behind the Wells Fargo
Bank - Seven W Gutierrez. Phone number is four five five two eight five five.(I can't post the actual number)
Hope that helps you all! See you there :)
Thank you all for your wonderful comments! The restaurant is open Monday thru Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm and we are closed Sunday. The directions listed up above are exact. Thank you all so much for your support.
Dakota Kenney

Albuquerque, NM

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#30
Mar 30, 2009
 
It's really nice to read a success story like this when we are constantly faced by depressing economic news. The owners of this restaurant are to be congratulated on their hard work and their attention to customer satisfaction!
Chrys Chaparro

Albuquerque, NM

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#31
Mar 30, 2009
 
The food is wonderful! We took my daughter there when she was visiting from Santa Barbara, and she talks constantly about how good the food is! We had bragged to her so often about the great food, and she wholeheartedly agrees!!Yum! Congratulations!!!!
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#32
Mar 30, 2009
 
It's a not place you see right off the highway because when we went to the casino and after awhile we were hungry we wanted some different; something very New Mexico so we left and by accident we saw the Sopaipilla Factory and there were a lot of people, I told my friends its crowded lets go somewhere else. One of them said,If there are a lot of people it means food is good so we stop, eat and wow it was really good. We live in Santa Fe but it's worth the drive going to the factory.
In addition to good food the service is great and the personal treats you as if they knew you for a long time!
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#33
Mar 30, 2009
 
PC Chavez wrote:
Huh? When did Pojoaque get street lights? When did Pojaoque get streets?
When did you get a computor?**** happens.
Alejandra

Albuquerque, NM

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#34
Mar 30, 2009
 
Sopaipilla Factory is a great place for you folks who just want to relax and have an excellent meal. In my experience they are the correct men for the job. keep it up!
sopaipilla001 big girl

Albuquerque, NM

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#35
Mar 30, 2009
 
yo you guys need to check up this place... they got the hook up.
you get good food. prices. margaritas. and SERVICE!
finally theres a place where we get all we want with out breaking our budget.
thanks guys! you've done a great job.
shows that hard work pays off!!!!
Green Eyeshade

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Mar 31, 2009
 

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North Carolina? They'll love it.

Reminds me of the time when I was living in the D.C. area that we found an "Anita's" in the Virginia suburbs that advertised itself as "New Mexican." I don't know if it was related to the Albuquerque Anita's.

Anyway, desperate for some good NEW Mexican cooking we tried it. On the way in I looked in the window and noticed all the cooks were blond. I told my wife not to expect too much, and I was pretty much right.
Miguel

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#37
Mar 31, 2009
 
Forget North Carolina. Come to Northern Virginia! I miss my New Mexican food!
Sue_ Los Pinos NM

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Mar 31, 2009
 
Not because Felipe Garcia is my Brother in Law....Sopaipilla Factory is the best! Way to go Hermano! All of the people that work there are so pleasant and friendly. They make you feel like home!!!
Chimayo Locals

Santa Fe, NM

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#39
Apr 1, 2009
 
Tried the Mexican Shrimp Cocktail last night. Better than Excellent!!! The only shrimp cocktail even comparable that I've tried is off the Mexican Coast down in Cabo where the seafood is super-fresh. These guys know what they're doing! Perhaps in the future they could experiment with a seafood dish or two???!!! I would look forward to that!
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My husband and I went to this restaurant when they first opened and were very un-impressed. My husbands' so called "homemade" lasanga was still frozen in the center. When we brought it to ours waiters' attention, my husband was told that because he ate almost 1/2 of it, we had to pay for it.
But that was more than a year ago and hopefully things have improved. After reading all the rave reviews, maybe we should give them another chance.
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Valley Resident wrote:
My husband and I went to this restaurant when they first opened and were very un-impressed. My husbands' so called "homemade" lasanga was still frozen in the center. When we brought it to ours waiters' attention, my husband was told that because he ate almost 1/2 of it, we had to pay for it.
But that was more than a year ago and hopefully things have improved. After reading all the rave reviews, maybe we should give them another chance.
You must be thinking of a different place ENTIRELY. They don't even serve "lasagna" there. It's a Mexican Restaurant! HOLA! Although there was an Italian restaurant in the same location before Sopaipilla Factory, but they're long gone now!

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