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All 7 Arroyo Seco Restaurants

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
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Peoria, IL
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65 reviews 65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
21 restaurant reviews
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 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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13 reviews 13 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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San Angelo, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Additional Information about Abe's Cantina y Cocina

Address: Taos Ski Valley Rd. (C.R. 150), Arroyo Seco, NM
Phone Number: 505/776-8643
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Arroyo Seco
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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