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Tao's Chinese Bistro

3301 Southern Blvd. Ste 500, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 962-0168
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Ranked #22 of 99 Restaurants in Rio Rancho
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This place has nice selection of chinese food. The food taste fine. The atmostphere of the resturant is nice. However, we had several incidents that to-go order were wrong, for instance, wanting hot and sour soup but got the egg drop soup or wanting white rice and got brown rice instead. So they need to make sure the order is... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

food all tastes the same.....the only thing they have going for them is they deliver....so we do get delivery for the convience, but again the food lacks big time flavor

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

We've been patroning Tao for 3 years every other week sometimes weekly. I had a baby 16 months ago and I've been asking David, the owner, to please put in a baby changing station and he keeps blowing me off until finally asking for the 80th time, he told me that a 200 dollar station isn't worth one customer!! My... More 

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New Mexico
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We wanted inexpensive but excellent Chinese food on a Saturday night, and we found it at Tao's Bistro. The menu has many familiar items and few specials not usually found on a Chinse menu. We ordered the spring rolls. They arrived in a thin skin (not pasty or overly fried as is often the case elsewhere), filled with crisp fresh... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We have eaten in and done take out here numerous times. The food is delicious and the prices reasonable. It is without a doubt our favorite Chinese food restaurant in Rio Rancho.

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Rio Rancho
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My friend suggested this family owned restaurant (the parents do the cooking) because she likes it. I knew she had good taste so i was happy to go there for lunch.I was not disappointed, very good food and no MSG. I had moo goo gai pan and the chicken and vegetables were delicious. my friend had orange peel beef and... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have travelled 40 minutes in traffic to get to Tao in order to eat a really yummy chinese meal. I'm from New York and I was spoiled growing up so close to China Town where I could get a great meal of asian cuisine, authentically prepared (not the glop that Americans like... no sweet sauces, fried junk food stuff)... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a nice enough restaurant. They try hard and have good help. But the base of everything in food is the water and this section, so all the eateries in this corner of Rio Rancho suffers from a foul tasting water and it carries through all the foods that count water as an ingredient.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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145 reviews 145 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

First time diner we sat for dinner. Decor is average, not inspiring or interesting, just basic. Food was a disappointment as we found the dishes to be on the bland side, not at all what we were expecting from a restaurant with such an appealing name. Server was very good but was a bit on the rushed side.

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Corrales, NM
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

From what I read about it I thought Tao's would be reasonably authentic. Boy, was I wrong. One of the worst samples of Szechwan cooking. Totally a waste of time..

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Additional Information about Tao's Chinese Bistro

Address: 3301 Southern Blvd. Ste 500, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone Number: (505) 962-0168
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Rio Rancho
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Chinese

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