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112 Placitas St Ste C, Taos, NM 87571-6275
(575) 751-0805
Thu - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Taos, New Mexico
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is the best kept secret in Taos. When you go, take your time and savor every bite, every moment. Order dessert. Talk to the staff. Indulge in the chocolate. Restaurants like this let us live our lives to the fullest!

Thank MountainOak31
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Byzantium is a little off the plaza, and a little off the beaten track. You won't find a website and the chef doesn't own a cell phone. But what he may lack in technology is more than made up for in flavorful cuisine and creative menu. He uses fresh ingredients arranged artfully. Each entree is bursting with flavor, and each... More 

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Bellville, Texas
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12 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As recommended by the guide sources, I made a reservation, but it really was not necessary. The host was very friendly and efficient, but the house salad was half filled with spoiled lettuces. The curry shrimp was tasty, but the ingredients were mushy and overcooked.

Thank incolourco
Libertyville, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Saw good reviews, so we went to dinner there. The surroundings are a bit funky and the place is modestly adorned, so our expectations were cautious. There is an Asian influence to the menu as you can order a Thai dish or an all American dish or a Mexican dish. All four of our entrees were exceptionally good. A relaxing... More 

Thank Christy L
Woodland Park, Colorado
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

1st I would say you MOST LIKELY do not need a reservation because this place is a DUD. Very pricey we had 3 glasses of wine and 2 appetizers (we had asparagus soup and some type of kabob ) and it cost over 80.00. Nothing would bring me back to this place.

Thank Mary S
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

So looking at the reviews we had mixed feelings about it but tried it anyways. We are glad we did. It is a tiny place and very cozy. It does have a Beatnik atmosphere with smooth Jazz playing and the owner playing the role of server and cook. It is our kind of place. I got the pork loin and... More 

Thank Amy N
Cuero, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

This place was a little tricky to find but a Hidden Gem! We had the Pork Tenderloin, Tomato Soup, and The Filet mignon. Everything was top notch and very kid friendly. We are staying at a hotel nearby and we got recommendations of here. The Tomato soup was very light and hearty. Will definitely come back if we are in... More 

Thank Emmy146
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The food was very good and well-presented, but the quality did not align with the high price. Our server was not unfriendly, but he didn't do or say anything to make us want to come back either. The atmosphere was casually elegant, reminiscent of a high-end restaurant a few decades ago. Although we were there on what should have been... More 

Thank Jacqueline B
Cary, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This restaurant had received good reviews on Trip Advisor, so I expected to like it much better than I did. Byzantium is tucked away in a corner, a block or so from the old Taos Town Square and is quite inviting from the outside. Inside it is much more spartan in appearance, with few tables and even fewer other diners.... More 

Thank Charles P
Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Nestled on a corner right off the plaza you will find an amazing restaurant. Opened only for dinner. Byzantium has no more than seven tables. This is definitely for food lovers. Low lights, very romantic. Good selection of wines. Don't expect your ordinary fare here. Their dishes of the day will always suprise. Full of flavor and amazing presentation. Don't... More 

Thank 691Saska

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Placitas St Ste C, Taos, NM 87571-6275
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: (575) 751-0805

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