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“Great find in Taos”
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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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Norman, Oklahoma
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great find in Taos”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place is lovely--local ingredients creatively prepared, and inviting dining spaces. Would love to go back.

Visited July 2014
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Jemez Springs, New Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delightful awesome meal”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

The love apple is at the top of my list for excellent restaurants - outstanding food, excellent service lovely setting.

  • Visited August 2013
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SW Florida
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wonderful!!!”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended by TA and locals. It did not disappoint! The antelope loin was to die for. Yes, I said antelope. The service was top shelf and I wish I would have taken a picture to show you of the bulletin board which list all the local suppliers and exactly what they supplied. Everything was fresh!

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank tripmagoo
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great ambience, but pricey for the food”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

This restaurant was absolutely stunning outside and in with the beautiful, chic, and relaxing décor. The architecture was beautiful, as it was an old church, and the outdoor porch was enclosed and made for a nice dinner (although we did not sit there). Be sure to make a reservation in advance because it is fairly small and very busy. We were seated right away (because of reservation), and the server was very nice and welcoming, but she was slow. The food was pretty expensive and was just average. The chicken tacos had large sharp bones in them which was slightly unappetizing. We tried several salads and they were amazing. The one dish that is a MUST try is the blue and yellow cornbread with sweet and savoury butter.

  • Visited June 2014
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Syracuse, New York
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Exceptional, unforgettable restaurant”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

So many travelers have already endorsed the The Love Apple that we hardly need to add our voices to the chorus. Yet we must. We have just come to the end of a fabulous two-week vacation in Colorado and New Mexico, a trip that included fine dining in locations from Aspen to Santa Fe. The unanimous favorite among us: The Love Apple in Taos, where we dined one evening and couldn't resist returning the second. Top scores for creativity: a blend of farm-to-table, regional cuisine, with Northern New Mexican flavors, and French preparation and attention to detail. The menu fascinated us and the dishes outdid the descriptions--truly scrumptious, from the vegetarian lentil-leek asparagus dish with an herb pesto on a delicate panna cotta and chick pea crepes, to the wild boar meat with a complex mole, to unparalleled chicken tacos. A salad of spinach greens, fennel, and a divine dressing. Dessert of luscious coconut sorbet with pinon cookie; a mouthwatering strawberry-rhubarb gallette. Given the labor-intensive work in preparing these meals, the place is probably quite underpriced. All in a beautiful environment that put us in a quiet, reverential mood. The service the first night was reserved and professional; the second night was friendly and warm; we appreciated both. Brava to this marvelous restaurant that we will never forget and hope to return to before long.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Suzanne M
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