We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Love this Place”

Michaels Kitchen Cafe & Bakery
Ranked #6 of 128 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout
Description: A family run restaurant and bakery in business for the past 37 years and still cooking! A menu of mouth-watering American and Spanish dishes, we serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.
Springfield, Missouri
Level Contributor
71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Love this Place”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I have been here off and on over the years as I've traveled to Taos. I've yet to be disappointed. Their breakfast is fabulous. They have amazing cinnamon rolls. Bigger than your hand! Their dinners are just as good. The Indian Taco is my go to favorite. It comes with a sopapilla and honey butter. Fried, warm and soft. So good! However, they are only open for dinner on the weekends so keep that in mind when you visit. Also, they've won a bunch of "Best of Taos" awards!

Thank tews20
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,286 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Provo, Utah
Level Contributor
47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Superb Service”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

We ate breakfast/lunch at this highly recommended popular cafe that is large and was almost totally filled. I had an omelet that was large and tasty, but the highlight was certainly the attentive and concerned service I received. Be forewarned: go very hungry or ask for a take-out container or deal with the guilt of leaving food on your plate. I found the rustic decor homey and appealing. I wish we hadn't been just passing through Taos; I would have enjoyed trying another meal.

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Linda B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Worth waiting in the long line”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were thinking of leaving when we realized how long the line to be seated was but some "regulars" encouraged us to stay and I'm glad we did. The food was delicious (we both had stuffed sopapillas) and the servings were LARGE (we could have easily shared one entrée. We didn't get anything from the bakery because we were so full after our meal but the sopapillas they serve as dessert with some entrees were the best I've had in my life and I'm from Texas where sopapillas are not uncommon.

Visited July 2014
Thank jcacciola
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Surprise, Arizona
Level Contributor
157 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Unique to Taos, NM”
Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We ate lunch/breakfast here on a Sunday noon, but you must have reasonable expectations as it isn't intended to be fine dining. The portions are large to huge, the food quality is very good and we found the service good and responsive. The menu is extensive and reflects local tastes. It's a western cafe, no more, no less. The staff is friendly and hustling and attentive to your needs. We would definitely return.

Visited July 2014
Thank DesertDuke
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Norman, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Go for breakfast. Skip Dinner”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Fellow diners in Santa fe told us to eat here, so we went for dinner out first night. It was pretty awful. Giant portions of sloppy ingredients overflowing the plate looked unappetizing and tasted like my high school cafeteria. Ick.
Later locals told us they have good breakfast, so I guess we went for the wrong meal, but did not have the courage to return. Go to Orlando's for modestly priced authentic southwest food.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Steve C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Michaels Kitchen Cafe & Bakery also viewed


Been to Michaels Kitchen Cafe & Bakery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing