Arlene's Beans


Thursday Night Dinners at Arlene's Beans!!

Lewis Palmer school district starts back to school Wednesday August 16th. Our son Isaiah Padilla is a Junior on the Lewis Palmer high school football team. In order to attend his football ball games on Friday Night Lights, we will need to reduce our hours on Friday's. We love our family time and children grow up too fast! We love our community and we thank you all for supporting Arlene's Beans and for your understanding. We are open for lunch Tuesday - Saturday, BUT please catch us for dinner on Thursday nights!


This page was created to start my catering business to share real, unforgettable and Authentic Mexican food from my kitchen to yours. 

I was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, by two loving and hard-working Mexican parents, who showed us how to live as hard-workers with integrity, love and respect for others. One of my most fond memories as a child was watching my mother cook and serve any guest who walked into our doors, at any given time. 

She has always been my inspiration and her love of cooking inspired me and I have converted many of her original recipes into my own. I have had the privilege to cook for my family and friends for many years and they have also encouraged me "to open up my own restaurant" So here is my start to new friends. 

All of my love,


Thursday Night Dinners!!!

Please join us Thursday nights for Dinner!!!

Enchiladas, smothered burritos, tacos, tortas, rellenos, tamales, quesadillas, chips and salsa and more!!!

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Check out our article in the Gazette newspaper!!! (You may need to copy and paste the link to your browser)​

Thank you for supporting Arlene's Beans!!​

​​​​New Fall Hours 

Sunday and Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 11am - 2:30pm

Wednesday - 11am - 2:30pm

Thursday - 11am - 7:30pm

Friday - 11am - 2:30pm

Saturday - 11am - 4pm

​Why are we closed at Arlene’s Beans on Sunday and Monday?

Sunday:  God, Family and Football!!

Monday:  Work on at-home duties, Shop, Re-stock and Prepare Arlene’s Beans for the week 

Everything that is prepared for you at Arlene’s Beans is homemade. Made from scratch and are Arlene’s own recipes. Her salsas and sauces are natural and gluten-free.  Flour or wheat is not used in any of her meats, rice, sauces or salsas. The red and green chile enchilada sauces are also natural and vegan and vegetarian. Red chile pods are cleaned thoroughly. Stems and seeds removed, soaked and cooked to perfection. Roasted green chile is from Hatch, NM and is also cleaned and cooked to Arlene’s liking.

 Arlene’s beans are natural, purchased from local markets. The beans are cleaned to remove any dirt clots and rocks, then soaked and cooked so that you can enjoy! No lard is ever used in any of her dishes. Olive oil and canola oils are used to provide you a delicious, healthier, Mexican dish. Arlene is very proud to offer dishes to you and your family as natural and healthy as possible. Everything is made with love, from her family to yours.


Join the growing list of schools and businesses and call today and have Arlene's Beans cater for your next event, graduation, wedding, office party, etc!!! 

Thank you Lewis Palmer Baseball team, RT Logic, Palmer Ridge Wresting Team, Peak Structural, Lewis Palmer Football, Lewis Palmer Wresting, Black Forest Chapel, USAFA Christian Cadets, JC Penny, TCA North, Tri-Lakes Chamber for allowing Arlene's Beans to serve you!!


Arlene's Beans will close early on Friday September 15th. We will close at 1:30pm in order to cater food for the Lewis Palmer vs. Palmer Ridge football game. 

Thank you for your understanding!