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Old Blinking Light

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Wed, 16/01
20:00
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

SALADS & SOUP‏‏
$8.00
Caesar
Crisp chopped romaine, housemade ceasar dressing shaved parmesan reggiano and croutons
$8.00
Nat's Salad
Crisp chopped romaine, smoked bacon, sliced green apples, bordeaux cherries and wisconsin bleu cheese with bleu cheese dressing
$8.00
House Salad
Spring mix, red leaf lettuce, cherry tomatoes, red onions, cucumber, shaved carrots and pumpkin seeds with buttermilk ranch dressing
$10.00
Strawberry and Mango Salad
Fresh, sliced‏‏ strawberries with diced mango, spring mix, slivered almonds, cotija cheese, red onion and lemon / thyme vinaigrette
$15.00
Taos Salad
Grilled chicken breast basted with our house BBQ sauce, mixed greens, sweet corn, black beans, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cotija cheese, pico de gallo and crispy corn tortilla strips with a cilantro line dressing
$15.00
Highlands Ranch Salad
Sliced grilled chicken breast with spring mix, red leaf lettuce, avocado, walnuts, croutons, tomatoes, dates, red onion and cotija cheese with a lemon thyme vinaigrette
$14.00
Cobb Salad
House smoked turkey breast, mixed greens, bacon, hard boiled egg, cherry tomatoes and cheddar cheese with your choice of dressing
Cup $6.00
Bowl $10.00
New Mexico Posole
Pork, hominy and red chile
Cup $6.00
Bowl $12.00
Butternut Squash Bisque
Creamy squash puree with white wine, garlic, cinnamon and nutmeg with parsley and pumpkin seed garnish (seasonal availability)
Cup $6.00
Bowl $12.00
Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
Diced carrots, onions, hand crushed tomatoes, corn, green chile and new mexico seasoning
THINGS TO SHARE
$6.00
Oven Roasted Beets
Red gold sliced beets with haystack mountain goat cheese, balsamic drizzle and pumpkin seeds
$4.00
Diablo Eggs
Chipotle aioli with pickled jalapenos, hatch green chile, cotija cheese deviled eggs topped with crispy bacon
$6.00
Obl Signature Fries
Sweet potato, cajun blackened or truffle
$6.00
Queso dip $+4.00
Chips Salsa and Guacamole
Hand cut tortilla chips, fresh guacamole and housemade salsa
$7.00
Fried Avocado
Served on a corn tostada with pico de gallo and creme fraiche
$8.00
Sweet and Spicy Shrimp
Chili dusted‏‏ popcorn shrimp with chipotle aioli and honey
$11.00
Mahi Mahi Ceviche
Authentic citrus cooked mahi served cold with peppers and avocado
$12.00
Chicken Queso Nachos
Lettuce, pico de gallo, sour creme, guacamole and jalapenos
$13.00
New Mexican Style Mussels
North pacific mussels sauteed with green chile, chorizo, onions and garlic in a guajillo chile broth served with crostini
$6.00
Pork Taquitos
Braised pork, hand rolled crispy corn tortilla served with salsa verde and green chile aioli
ON THE BUN‏‏
Served with duck fat fries
Natural ground beef
Marinated grilled chicken breast
White cheddar $+1.00
Sweet potato fries $+1.00
Gluten free bun $+1.00
The Classic
With lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle
$12.00
Natural ground beef
Marinated grilled chicken breast
Sweet potato fries $+1.00
Gluten free bun $+1.00
Hatch Green Chile
Grilled hatch green chile, white cheddar and green chile mayo
$12.00
Natural ground beef
Marinated grilled chicken breast
Sweet potato fries $+1.00
Gluten free bun $+1.00
Smothered
Served open‏‏ faced with green or red chile sauce and white cheddar
$12.00
Natural ground beef
Marinated grilled chicken breast
Sweet potato fries $+1.00
Gluten free bun $+1.00
B.L.A.T.
Smoked bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato with chipotle aioli
$13.00
Natural ground beef
Marinated grilled chicken breast
Sweet potato fries $+1.00
Gluten free bun $+1.00
Obl Shrimp Po 'Boy
Chile dusted popcorn shrimp tossed with chipotle aioli and joney with lettuce and tomato on a french baguette
$12.00
Natural ground beef
Marinated grilled chicken breast
Sweet potato fries $+1.00
Gluten free bun $+1.00
BBQ Pork Sandwich
Hand pulled braised pork with house BBQ sauce and pickles on a brioche bun
$14.00
Natural ground beef
Marinated grilled chicken breast
Sweet potato fries $+1.00
Gluten free bun $+1.00
Ahi Tuna Sandwich
Sesame and sumac rubbed ahi tuna with sesame slaw and lemon aioli
$12.00
Natural ground beef
Marinated grilled chicken breast
Sweet potato fries $+1.00
Gluten free bun $+1.00
Smoked Turkey Sandwich
House smoked turkey breast, cranberry aioli, bacon, lettuce, tomato
OBL STANDARDS
$18.00
Blackened shrimp $+2.00
Green Chile Chicken Fettucine
Spinach fettucine tossed in a parmesan and green chile cream sauce with a grilled chicken breast smothered in white cheddar cheese and a diced chilies with sauteed spinach
$13.00
Oven Baked Mac and Four Cheese
penne pasta with house queso, cheddar, pepper jack and American cheese topped with crushed potato stings. choice of chopped bacon or grilled chicken breast with green chile sauce on the side
$18.00
Herb Garden 1/2 Chicken
Served in a lemon chicken au jus with mashed potatoes and house vegetables
$12.00
Gluten free crust $+1.00
New Mexico Brick Oven Pizza
House marinara sauce, cheddar cheese, hatch green chile, chorizo, red onions and cilantro
$12.00
Gluten free crust $+1.00
BBQ Chicken Brick Oven Pizza
House BBQ sauce grilled chicken, cheddar cheese, red onions, jalapenos, cilantro& a drizzle of ranch dressing
$12.00
Gluten free crust $+1.00
Vegetable Pizza
House tomato‏‏ sauce, cheddar, spinach, cherry tomatoes and calabacitas
$14.00
Grilled chicken breast $+5.00
Fried eggs $+2.00
"King Ranch Casserole" Green Chile and Cheese Stacked Enchiladas
Corn tortillas, green chile, cotija cheese, creme fraiche, white cheddar. Guacamole, black beans, pico de gallo and cilantro rice
$14.00
Rolled Beef, Chicken or Vegetable Enchiladas
White corn tortillas, marinated beef, chicken or vegetables with lettuce, guacamole, creme fraiche, pico de gallo and green or red chile
$12.00
Pan Seared or Baja Style Fish Tacos
Pan seared of beer battered with guacamole, fresh radish, pico de gallo, chipotle aioli, raw cabbage and creme fraiche
$14.00
Blackened Shrimp Tacos
Pan seared blackened shrimp with shredded lettuce, creme fraiche, salsa verde and mango salsa
About
Whether you are looking for a relaxing lunch, family-friendly dinner or night out to enjoy excellent margaritas, the Old Blinking Light welcomes you! Influenced by a Taos, NM background, the superb menu offers a wide range of fresh flavors and tastes. American food with a Southwest soul!
PRICE RANGE
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar
FEATURES
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Had a great girls night out here and the atmosphere was fun without being too loud and the food/service was great!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cdb1221
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

A little pricey but, worth it ! The Bar is fun to sit at and drink for fly by, dinner is really good as well!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Immediately seated and water showed up. Margarita and 90 shilling were fine, no appetizer. Cesar salad we shared was good - thanks Matt. The lamb and trout were both very good. The gnoches were OK - keep eating them and you'll need a cardiologist. Other...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jim R
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We recently moved into this area and decided to venture out for dinner. We came across this restaurant and we weren't disappointed. The food was delicious and service was awesome.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

OLB was close to our hotel and the weather was miserable so this was the best choice and seemed pretty good on TA. Menu options were good and so was the service BUT the food came flying out of the kitchen and the it tasted...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Boscoeurotraveler
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

A large group of us, 24, gathered in a separate room after a celebration. We ate a delicious meal, choosing from a menu that included fish, lamb, beef, and chicken. Hors d’oeuvres of several varieties were superior to bread usually offered before meals. Three choices...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank carolmK577FR
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

When you meet with friends who have dined in the finest restaurants in Italy with you, you know when they come in the town that you have to treat them right. The Old Blinking Light did not disappoint. We started with ceviche and progressed on...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MBaker634
Reviewed 2 September 2018

While visiting a friend in Colorado, I had an evening to myself so I though I would give the Old Blinking Light a try since it had some great reviews. I will say I was NOT disappointed. I got there a little early so I...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank nc2cuenca
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Charming setting with great food. Excellent service at very reasonable prices. One of the original local restaurant in the highlands ranch town center area, it remains an excellent dinning location even as New restaurant are starting to make a local preseaence. Recommend for a nice...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Whoojay
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Nice, relaxing place for dinner or lunch. You can usually get in without a wait. Why not have a decent lunch for the same price as self-serve gourmet burger place with the screaming kids?

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank David H
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Marilyn J
9 May 2017|
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Response from Deborah S | Reviewed this property |
They do have a backroom. I'd suggest you contact the restaurant.
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