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Reviewed September 24, 2022

When I'm out of the country and feeling homesick, this is the place I think about. Over and over. Of course when I return I make a dash for Ranchos. Now that the restaurant is not serving dinner (for lack of help) I've discovered their...breakfasts, which are as New Mexican as their regular menu. My biggest addiction is the plate of blue corn enchiladas with cheese and red chile but someone at the next table has convinced me to order tamales next time. She said the masa was the best part of the tamales, which is a sign of excellence. The smoothness of the red chile suggests that it is made the old way, directly from red chile pods, rather than from ground red chile. We've become acquainted with Lester, one of the waiters who brings the menus, drinks, and chips. By the way, chips are optional and must be ordered - they don't automatically come with the meal. On the other hand, sopapillas always come.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 23, 2022

Stopped in with a friend for lunch. Honestly didn't know it was there even though I had been to the church next door before. Had to wait about 20 minutes for a table during lunch time. Service was good. Food was good but the red...Chile could have been hotter. It was on the mild side for me.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch while we were in Taos. Best tamales I’ve ever had! Brought sopapillas, they were really good.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 12, 2022 via mobile

Not the New Mexican flavor I hoped for. Food was average. Green chili sauce had little flavor and no heat. Service was average. Charge nearly $7.00 for chips and salsa

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed September 29, 2021 via mobile

The food was excellent. We ordered chips, guacamole and salsa to start. We had mix of blue and white corn chips. I always enjoy the blue corn chips as they are not that common.My wife ordered the stuffed soapilla plate and she loved it. I...ordered the blue corn enchilada plate and it was delicious. The surprise was when they brought us two large delicious soapilla. We ate a little, and got a bag to take them to go. They filled us up. Traditional Mexican food at its finest. Lots of traditional Pueblos in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 9, 2021

This is the kind of place I was looking after traveling a very far distance. I felt I was in a different country, and the food was delicious! If it wasn't closed the other days I was in Taos, I would have eaten there again....The prices were reasonably and the service was good. The problem was flooding in the entrance to the property if it rained. It wouldn't take much to alleviate this problem.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 4, 2021 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after seeing St Francis Asís Church. Best traditional food we’ve eaten and we are very picky. The tortillas used for tacos were perfect (light, crunchy corn), the seasoning on everything — tacos, enchiladas, chille relleno, and tómales—were wonderful. They even provide...the perfect finish with DELICIOUS sopapillas! The services was also outstanding. This could be my new Taos home.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 16, 2021 via mobile

Excellent food! We thoroughly enjoyed every bite, the chips with guacamole and salsa was a delicious starter to the fajitas, enchiladas, tamales and chili relleno. Very good service, friendly staff and great decor. Will make it a point to eat here again if we get...back to the area.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 16, 2021

This place has been around for a long time for good reason. We had been many years ago on a family ski trip, This time it was just my husband and I and we were both very pleased. The building is historic with lovely murals...inside; we ate outside this time. There was a short wait which is always a good sign. That gave us the chance to admire and photograph the lovely San Francisco de Asis church which is next to it. Check it out too! We both ordered variations of blue corn enchiladas and liked them a lot. But the fun thing is the huge sopapilla that comes with each meal. You can eat it like bread as a side or do as we did and wait for the honey to arrive and enjoy it for dessert! Be aware, they do close early!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed September 12, 2020 via mobile

Excellent in every way! Must get the chips, salsa and guacamole! Hubby had the fajitas combo and wow the flavors were amazing! Best ever! I had the carne adovada enchiladas with red Chile sauce and outstanding!! And such a lovely touch ending with sopapidas with...honey! Wonderful and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch on the patio! Perfect afternoon in Taos!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 6, 2020 via mobile

Oh my goodness, where do I even begin describing this amazing little piece of heaven?!? Let’s start at the beginning...Lovely location with a beautiful courtyard—inside are numerous rooms furnished with unique and delightfully worn pieces of old Taos furniture and art. Then there’s the food....you...have to order chips and salsa separately, but completely worth it. We added a side of guacamole, it was huge and we couldn’t finish it. Hubs ordered the combo fajitas and they were excellent. Not sure what spices they used but they were tasty and definitely not just your standard fajita offering. I ordered some kind of combo plate (holy moly there was a ton of food!) and the best part was honest to goodness...the cheese enchilada. Seriously!! Next time, I’m ordering a plate full of ‘em. Finally, the meal was topped off with GIANT sopapillas. (Not kidding—they were as big as hubby’s hand!) Service was terrific as well.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 11, 2020

We've eaten in a lot of new mexican restaurants. The food we had last week at this restaurant was absolutely delicious. My husband and son thought the carne adovada was the best they've ever had. My daughter and I loved the stacked blue corn enchiladas....And my other daughter, who wasn't very excited about eating NM food, absolutely loved the stuffed sopapilla. The sopapillas with honey at the end of the meal were also especially good. We enjoyed eating on the patio out front.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 9, 2020

Have come here several times in recent years to get my chile fix, and have never been disappointed. Delicious food in a pleasant setting with a great mix of locals and visitors. My favorite place to eat in Taos. Looking forward to my next visit!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

This place is just wonderful. We’ve been coming to Taos for decades and have never been here. Our loss. My wife had the carne adovada plate. She said it was the best she’s ever had. I’m vegetarian and had the vegetable enchiladas. They were delicious....We both loved the red chile! The people were very friendly. They were busy. Another couple had a large table and offered to share it with us. We felt very welcome. Watch out for the sopapillas. They’re huge. We’ll be back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2020

Having read other reviews, I wonder if my husband and I happened on a bad night. The food was okay New Mexican. We both had chile rellenos. The red and green sauce was under-spiced, and the rellenos were overstuffed with cheese. The batter, however, was...crisp and not soggy. The beans and rice sides were no better or worse than umpteen New Mexican places. The food was not overpriced, but I would disagree with reviewers who suppose it was a particular value. Perhaps the okay food would not have been as much a problem had we had felt welcome. We did not. Our server, apparently the or an owner, conveyed the attitude that were imposing on his time. I saw him convey a like attitude to some other tables, but not all. I wondered if the problem had to do with outsiders vs. locals. Regardless, I would not return.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Venture28092286400, Owner at Ranchos Plaza Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2020

We’re sorry if you had a bad experience with our server - just so you know he is not the owner but an employee. Out chef is the owner. As we know that we are not able to please everyone 100% - we are extremely...More

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