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Fri, 6/25
8:00 PM
Whether you are looking for a relaxing lunch, family-friendly dinner or night out to enjoy excellent margaritas, the Old Blinking Light welcomes you! Influenced by a Taos, NM background, the superb menu offers a wide range of fresh flavors and tastes. American food with a Southwest soul!
$15 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed May 3, 2021

Such a cool looking place loved the fireplace inside and one outside but why is bar area closed- everything is open but not the bar which is allowed so don't understand that but we were given a seat in restaurant. Drinks are excellent they know...how to make the best Cosmo and Margarita here!! But we were there at happy hour and there was NO happy hour - Covid doesn't stop restaurant from having happy hour for their patrons! So that was BS!! Turkey sandwich was the best but given choice of sides and ordered the squash soup wasn't told it was uncharge (take away fried and uncharge for soup) and it wasn't good at all didn't eat it but waitress just cleaned it up and never asked otherwise service was good. Just wish they had more variety on their menu and some more bar food not sure what this restaurant is trying to be. Perfect place for some live music in bar area something this area is missing and could pack people in with some specials and music otherwise it was dull and quiet. Not a place to hang out and probably wont be backMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed February 5, 2021 via mobile

I have been here 10 times. When they first opened I was ecstatic because I love the food of New Mexico. After all the lockdowns and quarantine closures and 8-10 years later it has not changed. Overcooked and unimaginative food. Everything tastes like it was...made yesterday and tonight at 1/4 occupancy the waitress got our order totally wrong. I got the “special “ and it was awful. Simple ingredients of tomato’s, peppers and garlic mixed with gnocchis and cream but on steroids. Everything was overly salty including the pozole. Better New Mexican food can be found at any truck stop along Route 66. The best thing I can say is they make a good cocktail and the atmosphere is excellent. Worth coming for a drink!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed September 27, 2020

The service was fantastic. Son ate all of the fish n chips. Fries are good cold as well. Daughter had zucchini noodles n blacken chicken. My husband had the slow roasted prime rib n veggies. I had fajitas. All well done. bread pudding was shared...for dessert. Excellent end.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed June 19, 2020

This was our first visit and restaurants are just reopening after the pandemic so I am going to assume that the service is due to the reopening. I know restaurants are struggling now to get back operating. The menu is very wide with lots of...interesting dishes. I had a hard time deciding because there were so many tasty looking options. We went at 5:45 so not typically a busy time however the service was very slow. I believe our waiter had quite a few tables so we tried to give him a break. When we were seated, someone brought water. After that, we had to flag our waiter down to get more water. My husband ordered a beer and he would have liked a 2nd one, however we never could get the chance to order another. We sat for a bit before the waiter came to take our order. We wanted an appetizer so he zipped off to put that order in. We ordered the chips and salsa combo which was good. That came out quickly. We had no silverware or napkins at the table so we had to ask for that. When our meals came out, someone that I assume was a manager brought them out. She sat them down and tried to run off without even asking if we needed anything else. My husband stopped her to ask for ketchup which never came. We finally flagged our waiter down and he promptly brought it along with the more water. The waiter stopped by to ask if we needed a box and give us the check. Honestly my husband would have ordered another beer but we felt rushed. I know they have less available tables so I guess they want to get you in and out. All of our meals were delicious and the portions are very generous. I had the salmon which was fantastic and my daughter tried the Taos salad which was huge and delicious. Overall we loved the food and the restaurant is nice but they need to work on service and getting back up to speed, especially the managers that bring the food out. No manager ever stopped by to ask us if everything was ok or if we needed anything I would go back and give it another try in a couple of months when they get the reopening kinks worked out.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Great selection of interesting New Mexico dishes. The bar is hopping every night. Happy Hour martinis are made with Svedka Vodka and they are delicious.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

There are a lot of ho-humrestaurants in the suburbs of Highlands ranch, but this is not one of them. Good food, good wine, good service from a staff who knows their wine, etc. worth a visit.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 23, 2020

Made reservation several days in advance. Terrible location. Food good and service. Several waiting couples seated where we would hve liked.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 6, 2020

We hung out in the bar for a bit and caught up with some friends, who just happened to be there. The bar was expansive and yet cozy with plenty of comfortably placed seating. They were sitting and we were standing, waiting for a table,...and I never felt cramped, rushed or pushed around. There seemed to be plenty of high bar tables as well, so it was quite comfortable. When we were seated for dinner, we started off with the brussel sprouts. O M G...those were AMAZING! Then, since we weren’t starving, we shared a steak with bacon wrapped asparagus and mashed potatoes. They were kind enough to split the plates and didn’t charge an additional fee. The portions were perfect. During our meal the owner came by and chatted, which was a nice touch. I felt the steak was cooked perfectly, as we requested, and the meal was well balanced. Everything was enjoyable and the service was top notch. I will absolutely drive out of my way to return here again!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

My sister and I both married loving husbands on Dec. 30 but 38 years apart. We selected this place because of it's exceptionally high ratings, it didn't let us down. The fresh fish, delicious lamb, and fried fish and chips were exactly what we hoped....Each meal was scrumptious and extra nice. Our server, Bailey, was friendly, professional, and attentive. It's ambience was fun and trendy.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 25, 2019

An excellent neighborhood gathering place that treats stray patrons equally good. Very nice menu, reasonable prices, good wine least. Very busy on weekends. Won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: October 2019
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They do have a backroom. I'd suggest you contact the restaurant.
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Old Blinking Light is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4