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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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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Drinks in old time atmosphere.

This place was a small watering hole. Great drinks for the price. Well and Beer! Small but friendly. Would recommend to anyone just wanting to stop and have a drink after a long day. Or just for a drink to be had with company.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2016
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Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

This place was a small watering hole. Great drinks for the price. Well and Beer! Small but friendly. Would recommend to anyone just wanting to stop and have a drink after a long day. Or just for a drink to be had with company.

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Austin, Texas
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93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Stop in, and it feels like a local bar, but often with travelers coming thru. A gem in this beautiful little village.

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Thank machalter
Milwaukee
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Excellent low-cost, homemade N. NM food in salt-of-the-earth environment. This is where the locals eat.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I visited Abe's a few years ago and didn't eat for some reason but wish I had. Recently we were in the area again and had lunch. No doubt. The best green chile stew EVER. Can't recommend it enough.

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Thank KellyNN16
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292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

A genuine local ethic- "dive" in center of small Arroyo Seco village area. Great for take-home, trip-food, or just ducking-in after hiking, shopping, skiing, whatever. Take right entrance door into Abe's (NOT LEFT), then order at counter, take food to tables or back patio. Authentic, really good, low priced Mexican food prepared in front of you. The real-deal. Hands-down -... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

If you are driving back from ta hike at he Ski Valley, and hungry for a filling and tasty lunch, Abe's is the place for you. You order at the front counter, but don't be deceived – head for the back patio and they will bring you your food there. Everything is prepared to order, handmade, and top-quality. I like... More 

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Muskogee, OK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Both my spouse and I felt our food was close to the best ever Mexican we have had. Everything was homemade from the distinctly tasty tamales to the corn tortillas. Every bite was delicious. It is like eating in a store, so there is not this great ambience of sorts but it is a great road trip stop for lunch.

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Thank Beverley W
taos, nm
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

always always good! breakfast burritos are the best in taos! chicken is home-cooked and shredded for the burritos....pintos are..well just right!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

I like this place because I was staying in the ski valley and didn't want to drive to town for wine. Also they had a cork screw when i couldn't find one at a gas station when I was in town. Very nice staff and good selection of wine.

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Orlando
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Family-run since forever. Homemade tamales and the green sauce is to die for, which is really saying something in New Mexico! Closes at 430p so make it for breakfast or lunch. Very casual, feels like your grandmom has made you lunch. Such a treasure, worth the trip out to Arroyo Seco - great drive by the way, take Rim Road

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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 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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