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La Tinaja Restaurant and Trading Post

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3658 Ice Caves Rd, Ramah, NM 87321
505-783-4349
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food off the beaten path

Visited the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and a friend had recommended we eat here. Did not disappoint! I had the Navajo taco, made with grass fed beef and garden fresh veggies. As other reviews have stated, the red sauce is worthy of eating as a side. Friend had burgers, forget which kind, must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2014
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and a friend had recommended we eat here. Did not disappoint! I had the Navajo taco, made with grass fed beef and garden fresh veggies. As other reviews have stated, the red sauce is worthy of eating as a side. Friend had burgers, forget which kind, must have been at least 1/2 #. They... More 

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Ramah, New Mexico
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9 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I ate there a few times, in the company of friends celebrating an event. This is the perfect place in the Ramah area for such type of dinners, also because it has live music. The restaurant, owned by a Native American family, offers large spaces in which to dine, and also dance during private happenings; it offers customized menus and... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My third visit to La Tinaja, where I finally ordered the Navajo taco. It was delicious! They are very accommodating at Tinaja; I requested my order Vegetarian style. Beans perfectly cooked and seasoned, fry bread tender. The green and red chile (I had both) are fabulous and full of flavor. The red chile had a wonderful smokey flavor, very spicy.... More 

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Meal was fresh and unique, staff helpful and friendly. Great lunch. We would go again. Best Navaho taco we had ever had, briskit was excellent

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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59 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

After spending the morning hiking El Morro National Monument, we had worked up an appetite. La Tinaja was on the way to our next destination; so we decided to stop for lunch. We are so glad we did. La Tinaja is a real gem in the wilderness. It is Navajo owned and they raise their own beef and grow some... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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53 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

La Tinaja is on the same road that takes you to the El Morro National Monument, the Banderas Volcano & Ice Cave so it's in good company. The meat is locally raised, butchered and dressed by staff who are learning not only food prep but health code standards, USDA guidelines and a tried and true trade. Hats off to the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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385 restaurant reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We were really stoked to come here - native owners, middle of nowhere, creative chef, what can go wrong? We batted 500. My bacon blue cheese hamburger was excellent. I ordered it medium rare and it actually came out that way. Delicious! Wife ordered the rib eye steak and it was so chewy she had to send it back. The... More 

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Asheville, NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The food was delicious, well prepared and well presented. I was equally charmed by the friendly people who made us feel personally welcome and also by the evident effort to make this place a strong center for the local community. I felt good about supporting this place and I got a fantastic meal as well. What a treat!

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Gill, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

If you are around Ramah, NM, you should stop by here to eat very fresh and delicious food. Stick around to hear some live music and talk to people at this community gathering place. Very interesting place with lots of history, friendly staff and owners and so many different community projects going on that you can't imagine in such a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The menu is diverse. The food tastes amazing! Very flavorful and aesthetically pleasing. The marinera was homemade and very tasty. The banana flambé was to die for! Will definitely be back...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3658 Ice Caves Rd, Ramah, NM 87321
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ramah
  • Phone Number: 505-783-4349

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Southwestern

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