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“Wonderful restaurant!”
Review of The Love Apple

The Love Apple
Ranked #3 of 131 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 5, 2009

We came here on the recommendation of the innkeeper where we were staying and enjoyed it so much that we tried to make reservations for the next night as we were leaving. Unfortunately, the restauant is closed Sundays and Mondays.

Other reviewers have captured the essence of the place. The food is organic/local/natural to the extent possible and the menu is very creative and seasonally appropriate. It looked like they print new menus regularly, but there were specials on top of that.

The service was charming and the person (the owner?) who helped us choose a bottle wine to go with an unlikely set of dishes was given free range of the list and made a very moderate choice. (I'm always tickled when a restaurant recommends a bottle that's cheaper but a better fit than what I'd suggested.)

The decor was lovely. The physical space is tasteful and spare. The tables were set just far enough apart to feel private but close enough to feel the liveliness of one's neighbors. The water glasses and flatware are mismatched, in keeping with the vibe of the place. Despite the presence of HS prom-goers and a couple of families with small children, the sound was lively and happy - not overwhelming and noisy. And that's another thing - somehow the space and the staff accommodated romantic dates and exploring toddlers while making each feel... right.

Finally, we were very satisfied with the overall value of the place. The food was as good as - or better than - anyplace I've been in much larger cities and two appetizers, two entrees, a bottle of wine, and a dessert came in at $98. If you've only got one dinner in Taos, this is the place to go.

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Thank walterthedog
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Reviewed May 3, 2009

Each time that i have visited the Love Apple i have had an amazing time.The atmosphere is lovely, and you are immediately washed with it the minute you arrive in the courtyard. The staff are fast and well trained, and the food is absolutely delicious. Fresh twists on traditional southwestern and american foods are made with mostly organic ingredients. Throughout the small vemue are sounds of enjoyment and laughter.

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Thank lana101
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Reviewed April 28, 2009

I am a Taosena who has dined at/worked at most of the best restaurants in Taos.

Love Apple is a gem, created by a gem of a young woman who grew up in Taos, Jenn Hart.

The atmosphere is minimalist chic set in an old adobe chapel.

The menu is carefully created using fresh ingredients in an inspired way.

The prices are quite reasonable in comparison to similar quality restaurants in the area - it's possible to have a nice light dinner and a glass of wine + tip for $25 or even less.

The service has been very good the times I've been there - fun, solicitous, attentive, both to the locals and to out of towners. And the food really excellent.

The salads are delish, the beef tacos are transcendent, the lamb - slap your mama good, the trout excellent, the burger very special. Those are the things I have tried thus far. I have not a single complaint. I have been there on a date as well as with a larger group- including tired, cranky kids - and both situations were equally easy and pleasant.

By the way, Jenn Hart was Joseph's Table's amazing front of house hostess for many years and was competent and charming beyond her years. She still impresses.

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2  Thank sisterhallelujah
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Reviewed March 19, 2009

The trout in corn husks was mouth watering. Don't miss it!

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Thank Tlindix
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Reviewed March 2, 2009

simple the best ever and a young lady named jennifer is very beautiful also.

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Thank jefftisch1
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