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Abe's Cantina y Cocina

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489 State Road 150, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514
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Arroyo Seco, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I live near Arroyo Seco and have eaten at Abe's many times. Arroyo Seco is on the road to Taos Ski Valley from Taos. The atmosphere is not great, and the service is a bit slow, but the food is the best. Order at the counter and either take-out or eat in one of a half dozen tables. Tripadvisor asked... More 

Thank Bob B
Felton, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Abel Garcia is a local legend and still the proprietor of Abe's Bar and Grill/ Cantina and Cocina. The bar expanded over the years to include the Cocina and more recently a lovely back patio and bar area that fronts the creek--this was an unexpected surprise as the establishment was much smaller-- though still great- the last time I visited... More 

Thank MountainTrekker51
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186 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

This place has been around for ages and there are many reasons. The owners are part of Arroyo Seco; the bar is a locals hangout; the kitchen is known for their New Mexican door. The breakfast burrito is excellent; love the turnovers; the chile delish! It is rustic, so go for the food to experience. Spend your dollar is an... More 

Thank Where2NextColorado
Mesa, Arizona
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

This place was a small watering hole. Great drinks for the price. Well and Beer! Small but friendly. Would recommend to anyone just wanting to stop and have a drink after a long day. Or just for a drink to be had with company.

Thank taosbound
Austin, Texas
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110 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Stop in, and it feels like a local bar, but often with travelers coming thru. A gem in this beautiful little village.

Thank machalter
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Excellent low-cost, homemade N. NM food in salt-of-the-earth environment. This is where the locals eat.

Thank Milwaueeman
Kettering, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I visited Abe's a few years ago and didn't eat for some reason but wish I had. Recently we were in the area again and had lunch. No doubt. The best green chile stew EVER. Can't recommend it enough.

Thank KellyNN16
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321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

A genuine local ethic- "dive" in center of small Arroyo Seco village area. Great for take-home, trip-food, or just ducking-in after hiking, shopping, skiing, whatever. Take right entrance door into Abe's (NOT LEFT), then order at counter, take food to tables or back patio. Authentic, really good, low priced Mexican food prepared in front of you. The real-deal. Hands-down -... More 

Thank ggrodhaus
San Luis Obispo, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

If you are driving back from ta hike at he Ski Valley, and hungry for a filling and tasty lunch, Abe's is the place for you. You order at the front counter, but don't be deceived – head for the back patio and they will bring you your food there. Everything is prepared to order, handmade, and top-quality. I like... More 

Thank jlyslo
Muskogee, OK
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Both my spouse and I felt our food was close to the best ever Mexican we have had. Everything was homemade from the distinctly tasty tamales to the corn tortillas. Every bite was delicious. It is like eating in a store, so there is not this great ambience of sorts but it is a great road trip stop for lunch.

Thank Beverley W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 489 State Road 150, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Arroyo Seco
  • Phone Number: 505/776-8643

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