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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 #14 of 95 restaurants in Rio Rancho
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Jun 14, 2014
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79% Recommend
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is without a doubt my favorite Chinese food restaurant in Rio Rancho. We usually order and take out, but the restaurant itself is very nice. The egg rolls are really good as is the hot and sour soup. I have never been disappointed.

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Albuquerque, NM
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I discovered this restaurant about 2 years ago and every time we go for dinner, we are well-fed, cared for and look forward to going back. They will prepare my meals just for me, with food restrictions, I have to be careful so they allow me to do just that. I hope you check them out too...and make a reservation... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We try to eat here about twice a month. Owners are always there and very friendly. We have yet to try something we didn't think was great. Even my 9 yr old and 4 yr old love it, and get excited when we say we're going. And if you like spicy, they can make it so spicy that even I... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We love this place, locally owned and always good consistent food. Even my 4 yr old always wants to go there.

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The food at Tao;s is wonderful. Always fresh and tasty and served with a smile by an informal but excellent wait staff. The price is great, the service is great and the food is wonderful!

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Albuquerque, NM
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We stopped here on a recommendation of a friend. He is a fan of the Egg Foo Young. The food we had was superior and at a good price.

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