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Orlando's New Mexican Cafe

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1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado, Taos, NM 87529
+1 575-751-1450
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10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Get there early as they close mid day. We waited outside in line but it was AMAZING!!! Superior service!! This food tastes just like home (Texas) to me. And if your a traveler you know Texas has the best food anywhere!! This place is hands down 5 stars!!! A must visit in your in Taos.

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Thank Whitley22
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

A very popular restaurant. Small and quaintly painted. They do not take reservations. At 7:45 PM on a Saturday night at the end of February, we had a 15 minute wait for a table, which wasn't bad. They had chairs set up around a fire pit outside where the people waiting for tables could sit. In the warmer months, they... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Orlando and his wife were there and very sweet and welcoming to us being first timers. Got other restaurant recommendations that were spot on. Food was awesome. Loved trying authentic New Mexican dishes with their Xmas sauce. Going back in 2 weeks and will be making a stop in to have dinner and say hi! Highly recommended.. Can not go... More 

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Big D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

How I miss you so! I love your enchiladas and your bowls! Your sangria is tasty too! Try all the sauces...they are delicious and go with the Christmas cheese enchiladas, you won't regret it.

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northern Virginia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

This small, informal restaurant has delicious New Mexican food, but go early or late because they don't take reservations and it gets very crowded at dinner time.

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El Paso, Texas
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

If you're into authentic New Mexican food don't miss this place!! It's a favorite of both locals and tourists alike. They have a large big area for outdoor seating which is great when the weather permits.

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Alpine
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

On vacation and was recommended to eat at Orlando's. It was so good that we had to go back again during our 3 day stay in Taos. Place is quaint, and the food has more flavor than you can imagine! Just wonderful. The Red sauce is to die for and when your in heaven try the green sauce. You will... More 

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Alpine, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Went here on a ski trip, highly recommended online and from locals. Well they were not wrong. Great service, and the food was outstanding. We are originally from Tucson, home of outstanding Sonoran style Mexican food, this version was just great. Highly recommend the pork tamales!

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Great little Mexican restaurant. Be prepared to wait during busy times as its a small place, but worth it. The food is very good, nice selection. We even had dessert. You can sit outdoors in good weather, service is excellent!!!

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Fresh Food, good service and fun atmosphere make this a must go to stop anytime I'm in Taos. The menu offers something for everyone, and each dish is authentic and delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado, Taos, NM 87529
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos  >  El Prado
  • Phone Number: +1 575-751-1450

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?