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“Go Out of Your Way!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ranchos Plaza Grill

Ranchos Plaza Grill
#6 St. Francis Plaza, Ranchos De Taos, Taos, NM 87557
575-758-5788
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Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Walpole, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Go Out of Your Way!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It's a REASON to visit Taos. This restaurant is proof that honest presentation can be beautiful and wonderful. If you're looking for Margaritas and Fajitas galore...this is NOT the place...This is a friendly warm beautfiul little restaurant that serves well prepared thoughtfully created dishes. The BEST sopapillas, large, fluffy, warm and filling. The green chile sauce with a nice low heat, I We ordered and additional side it was so good! And...Maybe the best chile rellenos ever!!! The staff work well together and are efficient and friendly. There were many 'regulars' in while we were there and it's easy to see why. This place is a testament to New Mexican cuisine.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Incredible, Don't miss out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Hands down the best New Mexican restaurant I have been. We had the carne adovado enchiladas and a combo plate (cheese enchiladas and tamales). Everything was outstanding, even the normally throw away beans and rice. Meal came with giant delicious, flaky sopapillas. I can not begin to describe just how good the food was, so try it for yourself. The place appears to be a family run operation and is minimally staffed. It took awhile for us to be seated despite numerous available tables, but after we had our table the service was prompt and the waiters frequently checked to make sure things were good. Don't be discouraged if you have to wait for someone to have time to seat you. Your patience will absolutely be rewarded by delicious food! Your taste buds will thank you.

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Salem
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“The best ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We have a get away home in Taos. We stop for lunch or dinner regularly. If we are arriving and they are opened we pull in before even unpacking! The atmosphere is great. We love to eat on the patio. The staff is very friendly. The outdoor area is minimal. But you can see a landmark next door and all the tourists are fun to watch taking pictures. You also have a great view of the mountains. The food is breathtaking! Authentic! Delicious! The guacamole and their salsa are killer! It is so hard to pick which wonderful entree you will have. You can't go wrong! The beans are home made and not some deadly refryed glob thrown on a plate. The iced teas are very nice ( the raspberry is my husband's favorite). No alcohol here because of the proximity to the church, but they are a packed house without it. It is about the perfect food! Then there are the sopapillas!! They truly the best in the state ( I have personally tested hundreds of them)! This is a family friendly place. The casual atmosphere allows you to relax, breath the fresh air and have one of the best meals you will ever eat! Going back in a few weeks and can hardly wait!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburg, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Excellent Food with Moderate Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

First off, let me start off by saying that I would definitely eat here again! The food was excellent, fresh, and the sopapillas were amazing! The service was a bit on the slow side. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming, but a took a while to get seated and served. If you have the time, come enjoy this great food, you won't forget it.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Littleton, CO
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great Sopapillas!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Nestled in the shadow of the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church which was built during the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. This is a little family owned restaurant with a friendly, comfortable and casual atmosphere. The food is good (mild or hot), so I’d recommend even bringing the kids. On a warm day, the courtyard is nice and relaxing. They won’t bring chips, but every meal is served with plenty of Sopapillas and these are not your ordinary hollow / puffy ones – these have substance. So a good meal with drink and Sopapillas – you can’t go wrong.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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