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“Sadly, quality is dropping off....”
Review of Trading Post Cafe

Trading Post Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Italian, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed October 28, 2013

After a half-dozen good meals in last few years of visiting Taos, we were disappointed with our most recent outing:

The Angel Hair Gargonzola with chicken dish was a bland noodle island atop a watery/milky lake in the serving dish that each of us ordered Chef Rene did not supervise this dish, as it was prepared by another.

But....the dish was largely tasteless because the gorgonzola flavor was diluted with too much cream. Or it hadn't been reduced enough to bring back the flavor. And, the chicken was hard to find in the "white noodle lake".. I had to add a half-teaspoon of black pepper to try to get some flavor back in to this dish. Should have sent it back for rework, but we were rushing to make the balloon glow that night at the balloon festival.

As an aside, Angel Hair is a poor choice for such a white sauce dish, as the noodles don't have enough surface area, nor body, to hold the sauce - especially when it is overly watery. A more robust noodle would help, but not with this poorly prepared serving we had.

Too bad; The Moz/Tomato salad was still good, thankfully. But we'll be looking for another spot for next visit. This old standby of ours just isn't..

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Enjoyed the fresh Italian food presented by the chef. The soup and salad come with the early bird specials and the pasta and chicken dishes were delicious. We were seated in an area with no other patrons and thought that strange....we would have preferred to be in the front dining area with the window.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Tried the Tues-Thurs $12 three-course between 4 & 6 PM--soup, salad, and entree. Multiple choices on this menu and all excellent. Emphasis on pasta during this time period. One gluten-free offering. Dessert napoleon delicious but share unless you have raging sweet tooth.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We enjoyed our share of regional, spicy cuisine while in Taos, but the Italian meal we had here was amazing. We split a delicious caprese salad, and both ordered seafood pasta that was loaded with crab, clams, mussels, scallops, and shrimp. It was wonderful. The meal came with fresh, warm bread. The service as great, and the restaurant was quiet. We shared the tallest piece of cheesecake we'd ever seen for dessert, and it was also delicious. The only thing this restaurant needs is more parking!

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Thank Pgh2013
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The food here is very good. It's refreshing in Taos, because most of the good food here is south of the border fare. But this is good Italian cuisine, a break from the norm in Taos. It's not creative or pretentious or particularly innovative--and I like that.It's just good food and good service. I was there for a business gathering, and we had a private room. Very nice. But I can't speak to the ambiance of the restaurant as a whole.

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