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Abe's Cantina y Cocina

Taos Ski Valley Rd. (C.R. 150), Arroyo Seco, NM
505/776-8643
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Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- May 17, 2014
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English first
Wausau, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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San Angelo, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

We wanted to eat breakfast at a local place that was more affordable because we were breaking the bank everywhere else. This was the place! A large breakfast burrito with egg, sausage, cheese, hash brown, and green chili for just $4.50! Try it!

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Canton, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This food was PERFECT! Never had a soft taco prepared so well. I am not sure what this lady did, but the food was really amazing. It is in an old "store" and they do sell some food items. It is tiny, but you can tell b/c all the locals eat there that there is a reason why. Now I... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

(Side note: the area code is now 575- vs 505-) Everything looked so good. We couldn't decide what to get. You won't be disappointed. Take it from a local. ..I wished I lived next door. The ladies that run the kitchen take a lot of pride in their food. Recipes passed down from generations. Good food takes time...otherwise go to... More

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Chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Abe's AKA Lena's is a great place for fresh home made green chile stew, tacos and burritos. Fast and friendly service but NOT fast food.

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York, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We stopped here for a quick lunch and enjoyed their nachos and combination plate. The lady behind the counter was nice and helpful, and the food was particularly fresh and perfectly seasoned. Fun seeing where the locals hang out and eat lunch - we can see why!

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