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“Consistently Great”

Abe's Cantina y Cocina
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

What a great place. Abe's is a bar on one side and a little market/grill on the other. The bar is awesome.....it's clean and filled with locals doing what they do. We stopped in after a long hike at Taos ski valley. Just wanted an ice cold beer. And we got it. Then we ordered chips and salsa and a pork tamale with green chile sauce from the cantina next door. They brought it over to the bar for us. the salsa is just as good as I remember and the tamale was one of the freshest and tastiest I've ever had....not to mention the yumminess of the green chile sauce. Abe has to be up there in age now, but he was still sitting at bar catching up with the locals. His daughter was bar tending and she was just as pleasant as could be....LOVE this place. Wish they would "bottle" their salsa.

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1  Thank nmkev
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Sadly, this was our only disappointment during our fantastic memorable trip to Taos. We unknowingly used the left door and entered into the "Cantina"/bar part of Abe's. Our family was met with stares and glares from local patrons at the bar as well as those seated at the tables in the bar area. It was an honest mistake....we proceeded through and were glad to find at the back there was a doorway to the right that took us into the restaurant/small grocery store. Granted we are a family of 6, but this place is small! The tables seat only four , we took up 2 of the 8 or so tables that are fit into a tiny space that is the "Cocina". You order your food at the counter, the ladies were friendly, and the meal was cooked within view. You get your drink out of a refrigerated case, and wait for the meal to be called up. The food was ok. Atmosphere...well, there was none...well, except for the hostile locals in cantina. If you are a tourist....choose the door on the right!

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Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

We wanted to eat breakfast at a local place that was more affordable because we were breaking the bank everywhere else. This was the place! A large breakfast burrito with egg, sausage, cheese, hash brown, and green chili for just $4.50! Try it!

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1  Thank BaileyPugs
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

This food was PERFECT! Never had a soft taco prepared so well. I am not sure what this lady did, but the food was really amazing. It is in an old "store" and they do sell some food items. It is tiny, but you can tell b/c all the locals eat there that there is a reason why. Now I know! Go there for SURE if you are in that area of Arroyo de Seco

2  Thank Katie H
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

(Side note: the area code is now 575- vs 505-)

Everything looked so good. We couldn't decide what to get.
You won't be disappointed. Take it from a local.

..I wished I lived next door. The ladies that run the kitchen take
a lot of pride in their food. Recipes passed down from generations.
Good food takes time...otherwise go to that's fast food salty taco place

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1  Thank Lola K
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