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112 Placitas St Ste C, Taos, NM 87571-6275
+1 575-751-0805
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Thu - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Taos, New Mexico
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the menu is limited it is all very good. On our recent visit our group had four different entrees and all were excellent. It is a funky but pleasant atmosphere. Due to the small size it is normally very peaceful. A great place to go with friends for excellent food and conversation.

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Thank TaosNMFoodie
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Well , it was a Thursday night dinner for 5 . We had booked the day before , after reading all the great reviews and also being recommended by our hotel . We arrived on time at 7pm via the back door , past the kitchen, glanced over to the chef to which I greeted her with a smile and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful room....owner does the heavy lifting....chef is very strong with special attention to presentation. Menu limited.....each dish special. A Taos treasure. Don't miss this one.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant on a Saturday evening and was disappointed. Ordered a Thai curry-based, shrimp dish which was too hot (not advertised as being hot), and very small, low-grade shrimp. My boyfriend had a pork tenderloin dish which was much better in quality and taste. They also have a limited bar, with unimpressive choices. Overall, this restaurant can be... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

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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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

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.

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Thank incolourco
Libertyville, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $25
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 575-751-0805

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