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“20 years and still great”

Taos Pizza Out Back
Ranked #27 of 128 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout
St. Louis, MO
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“20 years and still great”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Great local pizza. Easy to miss driveway to the House. Ate there 20 years ago on honeymoon. Just as good tonight. Unique chewy sesame crust. Lots of gourmet combos. Gluten free available. Not cheap.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Taos, New Mexico
1 review
“Worst pizza ever!”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

Starting with the salad, when it arrived it was wilted and soggy and the dressing which is made with basil was brown. And when the pizza finally arrived it was over cooked and the cannelloni was burned on each end!! I have had bad pizza before but this was exceptionally bad! The crust is too thick and it tastes like cardboard, very dry and the toppings were, again, burnt! It was the middle of the afternoon and not very crowded so i don't know why it took so long to get burnt food! We also ordered spaghetti and the sauce was sweet and served on linguini not spaghetti. Never going back to this place even though I live in Taos; there is a much better place for pizza, and they make excellent pizza, salads, and Italian dishes! NEVER AGAIN WILL I EAT AT TAOS PIZZA OUT BACK. Oh, and the prices are ridiculously high, way too high for the bad quality of food.

  • Visited December 2013
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Denver, CO
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“must have the pesto”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

This is a hidden gem. It's very "Taos" - unpretentious, off the beaten path, and a great experience. They have a great outdoor patio under huge shade trees, a good beer selection, and excellent pizza. It's a great place for lunch, or a casual dinner.

Visited September 2013
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Beulah, CO
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fine choice for an affordable evening meal”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

In spite of all the good restaurants in Taos, it's hard to find a modestly-priced one open for dinner. We hiked up and down the main road in town, looking for sustenance after a long day on the road. High-priced steaks, overly fancy chefs' creations, and drinking-oriented establishments just did not appeal. We were nearly resigned to eating cheese and crackers in the hotel room when we found this place open and full of customers.

Starting with a crisp Caesar salad and a regional porter, we finished up with a fresh-tasting pizza topped with fresh basil and tomatoes. It may not have been the absolute finest knock-yer-socks-off pizza in the world, but it sure hit the spot. Next time we're in Taos, we'll plan to have dinner at Taos Pizza Out Back again.

Our waitress was diligent, and she was well-supported by other staff. They deserved the 20-percent tip we left.

  • Visited October 2013
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Abita
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“great little place off the road”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

little hard to find seeing that it is tucked behind another building off the main road. But well worth it.

Visited September 2013
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