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“Breakfast pancakes”

Doc Martin's Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 129 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $28
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bent Street
Description: Doc Martin's Restaurant is an acclaimed dining establishment located in a registered historic landmark. A Taos tradition for locals and visitors alike, the warm ambiance of Doc's has been a gathering place since the 1920s and 30s. Our menu is a presentation of New American and Northern New Mexican cuisine, specializing in fresh organic foods from the Southwest. Known for its incredible value and vast selections from old to new world, our wine list has earned Wine Spectator's "Best Of" Award of Excellence for twenty-nine consecutive years.
Reviewed July 7, 2013

These are no ordinary blueberry pancakes. It's not very often that I think of a meal that I had eaten weeks or months afterwards. But I didn't know pancakes could taste like that! I can't describe it. You just have to order it. The restaurant is inside the Historic Taos Inn, where we stayed, which is also an awesome place to stay right in the middle of all the action.

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Thank Rena K
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Obviously with so many good ratings on TripAdvisor it's really disappointing when you don't experience the great things other people have said. But our lunch at Doc Martin's was definitely not something I would recommend to others (in fact, since this place was rated so highly in Taos and our experience was so bad, we avoided bothering with other restaurants and instead bought great quality ingredients from Cid's and cooked our own meals at our B&B).
We (party of two) arrived at Doc Martin's around 12:45 on a weekday afternoon. The hostess mentioned we could sit outside, in the little indoor courtyard area, or in the dining room. The indoor courtyard area looked inviting since there was a lot of natural light and a pretty little water fountain trickling away, so we sat there. About 5 minutes later a waiter stopped by to take our drink order. It probably took another 10 minutes before the drinks arrived. We placed our food order, telling the waiter that we would share the pear salad and the chile relleno platter. We didn't see the waiter again for at least 20 minutes (we weren't timing this, but since we'd parked in a metered area and hadn't expected lunch to take longer than an hour we were paying attention to the need to put more coins in the meter). When the waiter finally brought our food, he brought both dishes together, instead of the salad first. While the interesting chile relleno batter was good, the problem was that the rellenos were luke warm and the rice and beans were cold. I'm not surprised really, since it probably doesn't take 30 minutes to make two chile rellenos. But it is sad that our food obviously just sat there for who knows how long before it was even delivered. Overall we were there for about an hour and a half.
Also, even though the chile rellenos have a good batter, they really are just regular chile rellenos. When you read the menu description, which talks about goat cheese and pumpkin seeds, you kind of expect something that tastes unique. The goat cheese and pumpkin seeds are really just a little garnish on top. The pear salad was the same. Although it tasted fine, the menu description talks about roasted pears, blue cheese crumbles, walnuts and spinach. It really should be called a spinach salad, garnished with a little pear, blue cheese crumbles and a bit of walnut.
Based on the poor service and basic food, we just assumed that if this was the best Taos has to offer for restaurants we would pass.

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Thank rmcareer
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We were chased into Doc Martin's by a rainstorm and it turned out to be a very happy accident! I am something of a chile relleno fanatic, and the ones at Doc Martin's were the best I have ever had - very unique blue corn beer battered Anaheims smothered with traditional green chile,
pepitas and goat cheese cream, served with pintos and rice - just thinking about it makes my mouth water! The rest of our party enjoyed items such as an elk burger, pork chops with posole, and a grilled pear salad. Our server was friendly without being annoying. There is also an interesting story of the history of the restaurant and hotel on the back of the menu. It was a little on the expensive side - $160 for a party of five, but that included cocktails and desserts. Overall, an excellent experience!

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2  Thank HeatherPuckett
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

The food was good and we were enjoying ourselves. That is until a mouse came running toward our table. Several loud screams, quite loud, were totally ignored by the wait staff. When "Waiter" became the cry, after 5 minutes or so, a waiter appeared only to tell us that we shouldn't be concerned about a mouse running about! I was totally astonished by the flippant attitude. (The mouse eventually ran off.to another room.) Frankly, I'd never eat there again.

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Thank Dorothy_Sarasota
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

After attempting to eat at other restaurants, we drove by Doc Martins. After a quick check in the AAA Travel Book, we parked and walked into the hotel. Restaurant had space and we were hungry. Tried some unique dishes. Wife had Trout with Mint Dill Sauce which was wonderful. I had Santa Fe Style Traditional items. I'm not big on cheese but this food was great. I left stuffed. Doc Martins was a good choice.

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1  Thank BRubin510
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