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Orlando's New Mexican Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado, Taos, NM 87529
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was different from our usual Tex-Mex experience. Instead of refried beans and rice, it was whole beans and posole (hominy) in a kind of chile sauce. The steak and chile relleno were so well executed. Not a thin flank steak, but a thicker cut, cooked perfectly to order. The chile relleno was roasted, the queso melted inside and covered... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Living in Texas, we have an idea about good Mexican food but it would be wrong to equate Mexican and New Mexican food. Orlando's was so delicious and different from our previous experiences. The scene is so pleasant as we sat outside in the patio. The staff were friendly and helpful when we had to move to a larger table... More 

Thank baltoteach
Chicago suburb
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Popular Mexican food. Really good shredded pork tamales. We had about a 15 minute wait at around 6:30 on a weeknight. They had very pleasant outdoor seating under a shady tree.

Thank IWU_Mom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is worth a 4 hour drive from Denver. Excellent flavors and great service. If you must wait I would do it.

Thank Gregory T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fairly good, service is great. Could use fresher beans and posole but other than that the main dishes are great. If you are on a diet of protein, the adovada dish is perfect for that

Thank EHEH
Taos, New Mexico
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

just great service...as a local this is one of the great spots to go to...some of the best food in the area...

Thank Gary S
Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Orlando's is a wonderful place to enjoy a delicious meal and excellent service. Stop by and you will be glad you did!

Thank Jeri B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had two different locals recommend this place to us and we weren't disappointed. We sat on the patio on a beautiful evening. The service was fantastic. They collectively worked together and watched for anytime that you needed another drink, etc. The food was excellent with large portions. You will pay extra for chips and hot sauce but it was... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed dinner here on Thursday, 16 Jun 2016, after having driven from Chama back to Taos. We sat in a corner of the very pleasant enclosed outdoors courtyard on this most pleasant early evening. The menu offers a nice selection of Mexican dishes. We loved everything we ate. We were amazed by the basket of tri-color... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

really fresh excellent Mexican food for sure. one issue wife has a shellfish allergy and when noting to the young male server he was very quick to dismiss in noting "sorry we cant guarantee " as we have only one grill. A lot of places only have one grill and any competent kitchen, will at a minimum provide options as... More 

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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
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado, Taos, NM 87529
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos  >  El Prado
  • Phone Number: 575-751-1450

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