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“Wife Wants to go back!”

Michaels Kitchen Cafe & Bakery
Ranked #7 of 129 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Wife Wants to go back!”
Reviewed September 12, 2010

Sunday morning in September....breakfast to die for. I had the poor man's eggs benedict and the wife had an omlette. Short wait for seating was less than expected, given the number of motorcycles outside and the number of cars in the parking lot. The clientele was a mixture of people from locals to quasi-tourists. Waddled out of there -- the food was that good.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nothing to write home about!”
Reviewed September 7, 2010

Busy place and we could tell, we were greeted and sat rather quickly, but things went down from there. Took a while for the server to get us coffee and our order taken, longer to get our food and when it did come out the order wasn't complete. Decent breakfast food, decent pricing just not overwhelmingly good.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Breakfast rules”
Reviewed September 6, 2010

The concierge at the hotel recommended Michael's for breakfast, and we weren't disappointed. The place seems like a local eatery vs designed to attract tourists. The breakfast portions were huge enabling us to split a 3-egg omelette that came with 3 large pancakes (an extra $1.50 for the blue corn with pine nuts, well worth the $1.50!!). Many regional dishes from which to choose. Nothing fancy, but good solid food at most reasonable prices.

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Weatherford, Texas
1 review
“Huge Disappoint! Horrible service, flies, and bad food!”
Reviewed September 5, 2010

We visited Taos a few weeks ago on our yearly trip to Red River, New Mexico, and decided to eat at Michael's Kitchen as we do every year. We have noticed over the last few years that the overall experience at Michael's Kitchen has been declining, but this year was so bad that we decided that we will not return to this restaurant. The service was absolutely terrible. The girl that was waiting on us could not have cared less that we were there. She was more interested in standing in the corner and singing to herself. Flies were buzzing around the tables from the time we arrived until the time we left. They were everywhere. We were grateful when the food finally arrived so we could hurry up and eat and get out of there. Unfortunately, the food tasted so bad that we barely ate anything so our departure came quicker then I had expected. When my husband went to pay at the register, the person taking our money never said a word to him. You would think they would at least say "Thank you for dining here." Nothing. We are greatly disappointed because this is an establishment that use to have a wonderful reputation and we really enjoyed eating there in the past. I hope the owners of Michael's Restaurant pays attention to these reviews and will do something to turn it around. Save yourself the time and money and eat at another place that welcomes your business.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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20 reviews
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“Yummy baked goods!!”
Reviewed August 25, 2010

We were only in Taos for a short time and on a limited budget. We stopped by Michaels to pick up some breads to go with local produce fixed back at our casita. We got the most amazing focaccia, stuffed with cheese and topped with peppers and onions for $2.50!! One focaccia is a meal in itself. We also got some spicy bread that was delish! The restaurant was very packed but you can go in and just get items from their little bakery counter. It's a terrific deal! They do close early on most weekdays so keep that in mind. I think it's 2:30 pm. They are open later on weekends.

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