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Orlando's New Mexican Cafe

1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado, Taos, NM 87529
575-751-1450
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Ranked #1 of 7 restaurants in El Prado
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Antioch, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Loved the blue corn enchiladas. Their green chili is good as is their sangria. Had a bit of a wait as it is deservingly so a local and tourist favorite but the hostess had it timed right and we enjoyed the cool courtyard, sipping flavored water. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. Loved that it was beans and posole... More

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Sahuarita, AZ
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stopped here to get food to go on our drive back to Santa Fe. I had blue corn chicken tacos and they were delicious. My wife had blue corn chicken enchiladas with possible and beans. She loved it. This place is the real deal for authentic Mexican. Tons of flavor without any painful, spicy heat. Will... More

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Rockledge, Florida
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were leaving Taos NM and looking for a place to eat lunch and we saw all the cars parked in there lot. Turned out to be a great spot to eat. Very friendly food was great and so was the price

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Denver, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The short wait was well worth it. Outdoor dining on a pleasant Taos evening was the perfect end to a great fishing day. Chips and salsa were fresh and good. What can one say about beer?

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cambridge
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We treated ourselves to an evening out at this restaurant and were very happy with both the service and the food. Plenty of staff to serve you , plenty of staff performing in the open kitchen preparing food which was delicious the two chefs at the pass were making sure all was as it should be leaving the kitchen. Meanwhile... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I had a late lunch at Orlando's while in Taos recently. It was excellent! I tried the blue corn calivacitas enchilada special that the waitress had suggested - it was delicious! My husband tried the carne avodava and it was excellent as well. Both dishes included posole & beans as sides which were excellent & very fresh.... More

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Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have enjoyed several great lunches at Orlando, the food is fresh, with ample servings in a homey atmosphere.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Little "hole in the wall" restaurant that's a favorite of the locals. Very good food, can eat outdoors or inside, very reasonable prices.

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Taos, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I love to eat here when we are in Taos. The Colored plate is excellent. Service is good even close to closing. However our son and his girlfriend did not find it to equal Cervantes in ABQ.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I grew up in Taos and whenever I come home I always visit Orlando's at least once! Really great, authentic NM food! "Build your own bowl", enchiladas or burritos are my favorites.

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