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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED M & J Sanitary Restaurant

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED M & J Sanitary Restaurant Restaurant Review

: A likeness of the Virgin Mary guards the front door just inside the M. & J. Sanitary Restaurant, a 26-year-old Mexican café and tortilla factory in southwest Albuquerque. Catholic icons decorate the walls: crosses, retablos and drawings of Mary. Also displayed is a gaggle of letters from gratified customers as well as a New Yorker article, plugging the café's authentic Mexican fare. Owners Jake and Beatrice Montoya and their efficient staff make dining a friendly and tasty affair. Famous patrons including President Clinton, Barbra Streisand, Erick Estrada, and Crocodile Dundee have devoured the Mexican goodies. So have NBC and CBS film crews who features the café for specials. There are no leftovers at M. & J., promises Beatrice, and all but the chips and sopaipillas are boiled. Chunky posole, stuffed sopaipillas---a must, blue corn tacos, chile rellenos, tamales, and packed burritos are the signature dishes. The moist flour and corn-laden tortillas are made fresh daily in the factory---a separate room behind the kitchen. Many customers purchase packaged fresh tortillas to go.

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