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“Great Food, Local Atmosphere”

El Taoseno Restaurant
Ranked #46 of 129 Restaurants in Taos
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Amarillo, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
520 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
“Great Food, Local Atmosphere”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

As soon as we walked in we realized this is a restaurant frequented by people who live around Taos, not tourists. It was recommended to us as a great local place to eat and we were not disappointed. Everyone working there was very nice. The food was authentic, filling, and delicious. I really enjoyed the green chile stew. I enjoyed it so much I had my Burracho Burrito smothered in green chiles. If you want an authentic, local, filling place to eat for a reasonable price, stop here.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
Killeen, Texas
1 review
“Very poor service”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Our waitress took our order and was never seen again. We had a spill and when I tried to get a waitress to help, she stated "you need to get your own waitress." Needless to say I had to get up and go and ask for help. The young lady that sat us was the only one that was apologetic for the other waitresses rudeness. When I went to pay I informed the owner and she was more concerned on who was at fault and never apologized nor gave us a discount. I am sad to say that my parents are locals and will never return to this place. The food was ok but not authentic northern New Mexico food. The friendliness was definitely lacking and we were sadly disappointed.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Marilyn D
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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent!!”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

If you want a local experience with an amazing meal this is the place. The staff was super nice and the food was amazing. I suggest the Burracho Burrito smothered in green chile!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank robin c
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Vernon, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Locals only”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

This place has no appeal for a Tourist. The service puts the 'sub' in sub-par. Waitresses were not friendly or welcoming or helpful and didn't even ask simple questions like "what kind of Toast do you want" . Just gave me white bread with no regard to what I might want. Food was less than mediocre.
What's with serving food on a prison tray? Seemed to be a lot of locals...( I hope those two facts aren't connected)
At best I can say this is a locals hangout with no interest in catering to Visitors.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Jon B
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Warrensburg, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Decent food at a "locals" restaurant”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Service was fine, price was fine, food was plentiful and tasty. Most clients were locals and many seemed to be "regulars."

Visited September 2013
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