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“Locally Delicious!”
Review of The Love Apple

The Love Apple
Ranked #3 of 129 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 23, 2013

I asked a friend for a recommendation, but then found Love Apple on Tripadvisor, and decided to go another route. SO HAPPY we did! Celebrating our anniversary, we were happy there was a very romantic vibe to the old church building, and the decor. The entry is inviting, and the outdoor seating looked fun, but we opted inside, and again, very happy we did. Our waiter was knowledgeable and helpful in deciding what to choose. We split an appetizer, and because it was local and fresh we decided to be adventurous and TRY the tomato, (which we both dislike immensely). It was DELICIOUS! Our meals were really excellent, very filling, and though we heard the dessert menu recited at another table, and really wanted to try something, we opted out, because we were stuffed! Their Tripadvisor ranking is well deserved.

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Thank cheryden
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

The guides, recommendations from friends, and an enthusiastic second from our B&B host set the bar very high for this funky former chapel about a mile off center on the Paseo del Pueblo Norte. It was great! Everything is organic and regionally sourced (which in some places can be righteously grim – but not here.) My wife started with a salad of shredded raw beets, cucumbers, and avocado in a green goddess dressing. Outstanding. She can’t wait to get back home to try to replicate it. I had a delicious thick, chunky gazpacho that had just the right amount of bing to it.
My wife had two generous shredded beef tacos with cabbage slaw, toasted pepitas and a green chile crème fraîche in homemade flour tortillas and served with spicy jicama carrot salad. Terrific. I had the grilled chicken breast which wasn’t your same-old same old by far. It was a generous breast hat had been marinated in a lemon-cumin marinade and served with quinoa, currants & piñon, topped with charmoula sauce. Out of sight! We shared a rhubarb tart topped with ice cream for dessert. Two glasses of very good wine – all for well under $100 with tax and tip. It’s cash or check only. And the service wasn’t simply good. The hostess and server seemed to genuinely enjoy having us join them as guests in their restaurant. Don’t miss this outstanding restaurant when you’re in Taos.

Thank robin082
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We had dinner there last night and both dishes were fabulous. Shannon had the trout with a lime compound butter and topped with a chipotle cream. I had the grass fed beef burger w/blue cheese and pickled onions on a brioche bun. Wow. I'm not a big meat eater but this burger was one of the best I've had. And the citrus vinaigrette on our salads was a perfect compliment.

One caution as other reviewers have mentioned they only accept cash or checks. And if you eat outside, bring a wrap as it cools down here when the sun goes down.

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Thank DocReid
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We dined at Love Apple with high expectations due to the online reviews, and perhaps expected too much. The menu is interesting and local, a plus. The execution of the menu, uneven. Portions are generous. My beef tacos were lukewarm, and the meat was in big chunks, hard to eat without deconstructing the taco. The sunflower seed garnish was a distraction. The wild boar was delicious, but if you've eaten heirloom pork recently you may be disappointed as not as flavorful. While a wouldn't call the surroundings dirty, and would say they are intended to be shabby chic -- if this is not your idea of quaint, then you may be unsettled while dining. Definitely a locals joint. Finally, the server never offered us dessert -- she mistook my not eating my entree for being full. Oops.

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1  Thank Gilda B
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Food is Good (Not Excellent) but great dining is more than just the food. We tried to get into the quaint old time church mood but it was impossible with the feeling of dust and grime all around. The curtain between the dining area and kitchen/entrance/cash register was dirty and the trays brushed against it as the waiters (and patrons) passed back and forth. The building has good potential for quaint atmosphere but it looks like the owners just moved in and starting cooking without trying to clean up the place. Sad and disappointing.

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2  Thank Elaineonvacation
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