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El Camino Cantina

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122 C. Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571
575-758-1779
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Description: El Camino Cantina is located in the heart of Taos. Come and enjoy the...
El Camino Cantina is located in the heart of Taos. Come and enjoy the beautiful Taos views from the upstairs patio with a signature margarita or a delicious cocktail infusion. Try one of the $3 shrimp tacos, a cheese plate or delicious ceviche appetizer for lunch or dinner and relax in the laid back atmosphere inside or out. Open 7 days a week from noon to midnight.
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great date night

We were here off-season and in the middle of the week, so there weren't many people in the cantina. That said, our food was excellent as was the service (even though the bartender was also our waiter) and the view of the mountains at sunset was spectacular.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2014
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Harlingen, Texas
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Harlingen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were here off-season and in the middle of the week, so there weren't many people in the cantina. That said, our food was excellent as was the service (even though the bartender was also our waiter) and the view of the mountains at sunset was spectacular.

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Azusa, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Excellent central Mexican (Oacaxan) food in a tiny restaurant with friendly staff and great prices. They even took pictures of us all with our cameras. Fun.

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Aztec, New Mexico, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

this place had the worst layout for a bar! extremely crowed everywhere! They had only 1 bathroom for a bar!!!!! Found people to be rude there. will not go there again!

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Taos, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I highly recommend the green chile margaritas! The crowd is a little younger than I'm comfortable with, but nice people and, again, the green chile margaritas! Yum!

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cleveland, ohio, u.s.a.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

We made a point of finding this place because of reviews that said it was a friendly place where locals hung out. Walked in at 2 pm on Saturday and the place was empty. I mean empty, as in us and the bartender. Very uncomfortable, so we turned around and went next door to The Gorge. Much better. Not sure... More 

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raychele10, General Manager at El Camino Cantina, responded to this review

El Camino Cantina is more of a night time bar/lounge as opposed to a lunch spot and thus our hours are much later then most other places in town. We open at 4pm on weekdays and 1pm on weekends, which would explain why it was so quiet when you stopped in at 2pm. The fact that we open later however,... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We sat and had a beer, while deciding what to do next. Great music, friendly guys behind the bar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Just had a burger off the new menu-been goin to El Camino for a long time but if you're in Taos-best place for a burger and a beer. Great service, good people, and a great place to just sit back and relax

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

We stopped in for beers. The staff & bartender made sure we had a great time. Try the pineapple drink....it's strong!

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Watched playoff games here. Great beer prices. Great bartender who helped us have a great time.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

If you are looking for a full menu probably not the best place. However, they have cheap bar food that is great. This is great place to grab a beer, and some good tacos. The service we received was great and will visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 122 C. Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: 575-758-1779

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

Description

El Camino Cantina is located in the heart of Taos. Come and enjoy the beautiful Taos views from the upstairs patio with a signature margarita or a delicious cocktail infusion. Try one of the $3 shrimp tacos, a cheese plate or delicious ceviche appetizer for lunch or dinner and relax in the laid back atmosphere inside or out. Open 7 days a week from noon to midnight.

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