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Review of ACEQ Restaurant

ACEQ Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 6, 2013

We met friends for dinner and they recommended this restaurant. It is a quaint little place, unassuming and not fancy. But do not be deterred. The food was fabulous. We started with the brussel sprouts appetizer. They are sautéed and have a bit of squash purée and Parmesan cheese. We devoured these and found out how they were made. The waitress said it was her favorite and we understand why. We all enjoyed our entrees. The choices were unusual (beet roulade with spaghetti squash and butternut fritters, fried chicken with chorizo, and pork tenderloin with shiitake mushroom sauce over polenta). We finished every bite. The beer and wine list was acceptable. The dessert looked delicious but we were all too full. I am so glad we were steered towards this restaurant. We will definitely go back.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

The owners and the family at ACEQ serve pure food with love and care. Certainly one of the best reatuarants in New Mexico.

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

My husband and I stopped for Sunday brunch and ordered off the menu. We were the only ones there. Suspicious, but undaunted, we sat and ordered from what seemed like an eclectic menu. The waitress came out (after what looked like finishing her snack) and took our order. There were no specials so we ordered off the menu. We could see the cook put his apron on behind the screens. After about 45 minutes we received some freshly baked Pillsbury biscuits, followed 20 minutes later by our order. While the presentation was very artistic, the portions were mere morsels! The servings seemed more like tapas, rather than entrees. The worse part was that for and equal amount we could have eaten well at the nearby Sabrosos. We paid then went for a substantive lunch at Taos Cow. Don't go there hungry; don't go there without a C note! This is my first review on Trip Advisor, but I felt so strongly about this that I had to submit this review.

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Reviewed August 26, 2012

3.5 stars for Aceq because while good, it's not quite up to the raves here. Sunday brunch starts at 11 a.m. (not 10 a.m. as printed on other internet sites). My eggs benedict were not as unusual as I'd been led to expect with a lackluster potato patty on the side. Kudos for the small rocket salad with tasty grapes. The biscuit (you have to ask for it) was a bit like pie crust – not like a traditional biscuit and sinfully yummy. If I returned, I'd probably try the daily special which might be a better bet. The big plus is the charming village of Arroyo Seco with its old adobe buildings and fun shops and galleries. It's like a hip version of old New Mexico. The village is tiny but definitely worth the drive.

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Reviewed August 23, 2012

We are Taos locals - and have been looking for a new favorite place to go to for dinner : we found it in Aceq! They opened a few months ago, we just discovered them recently but have been there three times now, and left every time completely satisfied and happy.
Everything just works: they offer interesting dishes you wouldn't cook at home, lovingly prepared with fresh ingredients, neither too heavy, nor too 'chichi". The wait staff is welcoming, friendly and professional, providing a perfect backdrop for a relaxed dinner experience. The menu has just enough dishes on it, with about 4 appetizers, a few salads, 4 main dishes, and a few meatless dishes, and then a daily special or two.
We love the chicherones for appetizers, the turkey burger, and the squash dish , but we are eager to try out everything on the menu!
The casual, unpretentious setting with attention to detail, above all the great food at very reasonable pricing: these are the "ingredients" that motivate us to be back next week!
Great job!

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