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Smiling Faces

$$ - $$$Mexican,
331 S Grand Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701-3872
+1 505-426-8143
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“potatoes” (2 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
331 S Grand Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701-3872
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

I had the special for the day, stuffed sopapilla. It was fantastic. Plenty of meat, potatoes that had been fried so they were delightfully crunchy, just the right amount of cheese, and the green chile was astounding. I ordered a mix of mild and hot,...More

Thank RattlesnakeCharlie
Reviewed December 3, 2017

The chile reyeno was chrisp, delicious and better than I have had at other restaurants. . The other items were also as good. The prices and service were just as good. I will always go here when in Las Vegas again. Open Wed. to Mon....More

1  Thank Frank E
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Their tag line of best sopapilla's ever is spot on. These were fantastic, made to order and huge with butter and honey you add. We order several and had to wait as they are made to order and were pleasantly surprised at the size. We...More

Thank David V
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

By far best red chile in Las Vegas. All of it rocks. Enchiladas, chile cheese fries, burritos. Our standing order is a chicharron red smothered burrito that is huge. 2 people can easily share it, order 2 sopapillas to soak up the rest of the...More

Thank Will J
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

The Navajo Taco was very good. They have several sauces but the red hot one is HOT. Nice wait staff. Overall a nice stop.

Thank Ron B
Reviewed January 7, 2017

I usually eat here when I am working in the area. They have a good selection and some really good food.

Thank R1159HBjamesb
Reviewed January 13, 2016

We had read about Smiling Faces, and the Navajo tacos seemed to be the top item, so most of us ordered it. I was impressed that the server offered to bring us samples of the chile, since it was fairly hot and she wanted us...More

Thank Karen N
Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Driving through, needed lunch, but it was later. Only place we could find open and it was meant to be. Red chilie made my husband sweat and he loved it. Navajo Taco with green chilie hit the spot. So good. We will be back when...More

Thank Toniajfuller
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stopped for lunch(12:30), It was 30 minutes to get our meal. The lunch prices here are slightly more than places in Santa Fe. We walk in and someone from a side room says seat yourself. Red Chile was hot, which the waitress said, if you...More

Reviewed July 17, 2015

Smiling Faces isn't too far off of the interstate and it sure beats standard fast food. But you should allow about an hour to get in and out. The food was awesome, although the red sauce was too spicy for my boyfriend. I had the...More

Thank srjh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 331 S Grand Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701-3872
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Vegas
  • Phone Number: +1 505-426-8143
This restaurant is located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. It serves Spanish American and American cuisine.
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