It is gritty, but it is a Chinatown. What Chinatown is spotless and doesn't smell? There's a mixture of cooked and raw items for sale and garbaged is not picked up daily. With that said, my finicky 3-year-old ate steamed buns, soft warm bread, noodles, etc. Picked up yummy treats. Be prepared to sit on a stair or public bench somewhere to eat. Taos definitely throws it down.
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