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“Our First Stop...Everytime.”
Review of Alley Cantina

Alley Cantina
Ranked #24 of 131 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner
Reviewed March 15, 2014

We ski in taos every year at spring break. The Alley Cantina is usually our first stop when we get into town. Good selection from the menu, fresh margaritas and cold beer. This is the type of environment I like. Either you like it or you don't, They aren't trying to impress tourist...finally a place that doesn't care who you are they just treat you right. They have live music nights. We will be back, as always.

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Thank mikel68
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

My husband and I visited Taos for a long vacation. We like to dance and The Alley Cantina had a hip-hop band one night of our stay and a mo-town/blues type band the second night. Both bands were great. Nice selection of drinks too. A variety of ages hang out here and this is also where the locals hang out.

Because the locals hang out here, it gets very busy around 10:00 pm - probably after they get off from their tourist industry jobs. It can get a little rough.

But for a drink, some dancing, and to people watch, this place is great.

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Thank Jojothepogo
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

A real little gem of a place. Our first stop always for the best margaritas and appetizers!! Super nice staff!!

Thank junglefun123
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

We ended up in Taos on Christmas day and the Alley Cantina was open. Although they were working on Christmas the staff was friendly and helpful. The restaurant was crowded but the food was prepared quickly and was very good. Good salsa and chips provided. We all ordered New Mexican specialties with plenty of Salsa Verde and blue corn tortillas. The restaurant is just off of the Plaza.

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Thank Dustytexas
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Only stopped here to have something to drink. Had a beer and some chips and salsa. Seemed like a fun spot. If you are looking for a place to stop at, put this on your list.

Thank Sue P
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