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Alley Cantina

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121 Teresina Ln, Taos, NM 87571
505 758 2121
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good fish and chips.

We were visiting Taos for the day and ate lunch here by default when the two restaurants recommended to us were closed. We wandered into the Plaza and found this place. It is located in what is purported to be the oldest building in Taos. It has low ceiling with the wooden vigas. The rooms are... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
14Art14Trout
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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129 reviews 129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We were visiting Taos for the day and ate lunch here by default when the two restaurants recommended to us were closed. We wandered into the Plaza and found this place. It is located in what is purported to be the oldest building in Taos. It has low ceiling with the wooden vigas. The rooms are small and the floors... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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121 reviews 121 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Happy hour was longer than some of the other nearby restaurants. Loved the enchiladas, soups, and guacamole. Nice casual place to wind down. Never spent more than $50 for a relaxing evening. Each night had live music as well. We would ask a different shop owner each day for a recommendation for "local food" and this was always on the... More 

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Texas
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a dive bar but worth the visit! The bands are awesome and the people are the best!! Love the town and the people!!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Alley's is a nice place to get a bite to eat located right off the historical town square. It is said it has the best blue corn enchiladas in town, they are pretty good. But, I think they may be the only place in Taos that makes the Blue corn enchiladas. The staff is friendly and the service is good.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Lots of history at the place... take the time to read about the establishment in the back of the menu! Clint Eastwood had a scene in the restaurant so look for that as well! There is a pool table and nightly music entertainment!

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St. Petersburg, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Alley Cantina is located in, well, an alley in the old town square. It is a casual eatery with casual food and beer. There is a sand table shuffleboard game and pool tables for entertainment. I believe that it has live music at night as well. The bartenders that I have experienced there weren't the friendliest that I have... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went for New Years Eve when Katy P and The Business were playing. Great show, lots of locals and tourists enjoying the place. We did not eat there - but really enjoyed the bar/ band - and would highly recommend it to anyone who likes to hear live music in a cool, funky spot.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Stopped in for an appetizer and a drink after a day on the slopes. The food was good but mostly typical fried pub grub. The atmosphere was dark and dreary. Reminds me of an old bikers bar complete with pool table, old wooden bar and tables. Service was very good and prices were average. When they are open in the... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I'm a little biased because in the old days, this place was "El Patio" and was owned by a family member. It's a great little scene with good food and typically good service. Great location!

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Austin, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Now owned by the crew that has made this one of the best places to go for an evening out in Taos, this friendly place with great beer, wine and mixed drinks and good menu is a must see in Taos, NM. Some come for the sports TV, others for shuffleboard and pool, but we always come for the music.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 Teresina Ln, Taos, NM 87571
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: 505 758 2121

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?