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133 Paseo del Pueblo, Taos, NM 87557
505 758-0244
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Italian food in the middle of town

We dined on a Sun in an almost empty restaurant after skiing. They were out of their draft beer, but had bottled beers. I ordered the Penne Arrabiata, which came with a nice chunky and quite spicy red sauce - delicious. Our kid had the meat balls which he finished completely. That doesn't always... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Steve S
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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was curious about the place, in spite of the fact that it was always empty when I drove by. It's very quaint and in a great spot. Unfortunately, I think that because the customers are so sporadic, it's unlikely the food is fresh. Between 2 of us, we had calamari, spaghetti, and a salad. The calamari looked like frozen... More 

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southwest, usa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This was a surprise. Lots of varied items on menu and good value. Tasty meals and nice personal service. A must for you to check out. In the heart of everything nice about Taos.

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san diego
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135 reviews 135 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Ate there on a rainy day. The soup of the day was corn chowder. Neither of us could eat the soup as it was very greasy. The chicken on my sandwich tasted odd, so I didn't finish that. The only time we saw our waiter again was when he brought the check and didn't even bother to ask us if... More 

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SF Bay Area
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stopped in for a very late lunch. Met by a friendly waiter. Full menu available. I had the best onion soup ever. There's a beautiful outdoor terrace and a facinating handicraft shop next door, Adean Software with handmade products from South America.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

First of all, we had a late lunch, so most help had gone home--so the owner took care of us outside in a nice cafe type atmosphere facing the street. It was a good view--watching people walk by and watching the traffic slowly drive by. The owner is a cool dude! And, the XM-Sirius satellite radio of the 80s quietly... More 

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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We dined on a Sun in an almost empty restaurant after skiing. They were out of their draft beer, but had bottled beers. I ordered the Penne Arrabiata, which came with a nice chunky and quite spicy red sauce - delicious. Our kid had the meat balls which he finished completely. That doesn't always happen. My wife had the soup... More 

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New Mexico
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My boyfriend and I are students at UNM Taos. While on a break before my last class, we decided to venture to the Plaza to grab something to eat before heading back. It was around 4pm, and most of the local restaurants around there were already closed or closing. Bummed, we headed further up to try the Adobe bar and... More 

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Austin, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Although the food was not bad, the waiting time was too long. After we left the restaurant, I realized they cheated on my bill. I did check the (5) items we ordered, and they were correct on the itinerary bill. However, they cheated on the total amount.

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Oklahoma City
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My husband and I stopped through Taos as part of our drive of The Enchanted Circle. Having been to Taos quite a few times and while we love spending time there, we just decided to stop in at Caffe Renato since it was off of the main square = the craziness that was the day after Thanksgiving. The first thing... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

...I want to warn off other unsuspecting diners. Looking at the rave reviews, I have to assume we were there on an 'off' night. I know how hard it is to run a good restaurant, and I always try to give the benefit of doubt to the restaurant but, honestly, we had the worst, worst meal there. We took a... More 

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Additional Information about Caffe Renato

Address: 133 Paseo del Pueblo, Taos, NM 87557
Phone Number: 505 758-0244
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 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
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 133 Paseo del Pueblo, Taos, NM 87557
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: 505 758-0244

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
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

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