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Abe's Cantina y Cocina

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489 State Road 150, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514
505/776-8643
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I love the little bar in Arroyo Seco, Get a shot of tequila and eat a homemade tamale. it is on the way to Taos Mountain so you can get a little warmer and something yummy for your belly. You will meet a lot of locals in here. Very peaceful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I love the little bar in Arroyo Seco, Get a shot of tequila and eat a homemade tamale. it is on the way to Taos Mountain so you can get a little warmer and something yummy for your belly. You will meet a lot of locals in here. Very peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

only stopped in for the burritos as we continued on our trip, they were unbelievable! Ask for the hot sauce to add. perfection!

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Peoria, IL
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Stopped for lunch. Simple, authentic, but nothing to write home about. Beef burrito average as was chicken tacos. Slightly overpriced...only other place to eat was ice cream shop.

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hollywood, california
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47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Unassuming little cantina with a great bar, patio and little kitchen that produced the best meal we had in our brief stay...and I'd put it up against all the local favorites! Had cheese and chili tamales with green sauce, beans and rice...fantastic! The little town of Arroyo Seco has enough shopping and crafts to keep the wife happy without having... More 

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Galena, Ohio
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Authentic. That is the only thing you need to know. Order the combination plate so you can try everything. If you don't want to eat Mexican food then go for the Burger. If you don't like REALLY hot don't get the green chilies on it. This is a VERY casual spot. You order at the counter. You sit at cramped... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The food was very good and the bar was a great place top meet the locals. They made you feel at home and welcomr.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We found this little jewel, just outside of Taos, while exploring Taos ski country. It looks questionable, but don't let that fool you! We loved the food (three women cooking homestyle New Mexican back in the kitchen), and finally found some margaritas that were made properly. A great local experience.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

At Abe's I never seem to get past the tamales drenched with their very tasty but not painfully hot red chile sauce. There are probably many other delicious choices on their menu, and I'm sure the friendly ladies at the counter could help you find your favorite. Of course, I never leave without one of their fruit empanadas to top... More 

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Cudjoe Key
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

What a great place. Abe's is a bar on one side and a little market/grill on the other. The bar is awesome.....it's clean and filled with locals doing what they do. We stopped in after a long hike at Taos ski valley. Just wanted an ice cold beer. And we got it. Then we ordered chips and salsa and a... More 

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Midlothian, Texas
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Sadly, this was our only disappointment during our fantastic memorable trip to Taos. We unknowingly used the left door and entered into the "Cantina"/bar part of Abe's. Our family was met with stares and glares from local patrons at the bar as well as those seated at the tables in the bar area. It was an honest mistake....we proceeded through... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 489 State Road 150, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Arroyo Seco
  • Phone Number: 505/776-8643

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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