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Orlando's New Mexican Cafe

1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado, Taos, NM 87529
+1 575-751-1450
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“los colores” (53 reviews)
“pozole” (137 reviews)
“enchiladas” (170 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado, Taos, NM 87529
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Fun place in Taos. Outside or inside seating...outside great except when storm intrudes! Service was good if not especially careful on gluten free...be sure to check your food if issue (e.g., my "gf" fish tacos had breaded fish. That said the guac was great as...More

Thank IowaCityProf
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This place was highly recommended. We did all seem to think the food tasted good. I had 3 blue corn tacos. My dish did not come with any sides, which was very disappointing. I've also never been to a Mexican restaurant that didn't have margaritas....More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Just driving by and decided to stop. Pretty hot day, stopping for lunch, but we sat outside. The longer we sat, the more cooled off I felt. Each table had an umbrella, there's also inside seating. Atmosphere is great, food is authentic and the best!!...More

1  Thank cactuslily56
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Ate there more than once and was never disappointed. Bold, rich and intense favors. Make your mouth happy!

1  Thank drgmadler
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The service and mood of Orlando's were perfectly fine but the food was no better than average. The guacamole was bland and ordinary and the fired fish in the tacos was tasteless. The chips could have been store bought and my bean burrito, while large...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We were seated immediately, the server was attentive and the food was very authentic to the area. The Coloros Enchiladas were my husband's favorite, and the chili rellanos were actually crispy throughout dinner, and not soggy. The rancho style beans and hominy side dish (called...More

Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Our first night in Taos, and we wanted something family friendly, but arrived in town later and didn't go searching for food until 8. We were in luck- they were open until 9. All the food was good- I got the Los Primos plate (one...More

Thank Jeanne B
Reviewed 25 June 2016

One of my favorite Mexican restaurants in New Mexico, or anywhere, I stop here every time I'm in Taos. Just passing through yesterday, they seated and fed me smoothly despite lunch rush. I had the Los Colores 3-enchilada plate, fabulous. Service couldn't be better, plenty...More

Thank hilocountry
Reviewed 25 June 2016

This is a place I always look forward too visiting during my time in the Taos area. Orlando's offering authentic New Mexican food in a casual atmosphere. Their menu is setup so that you choose a classic entree and get your choice of one of...More

Thank Jasper S
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Best Mexican food EVER! All staff were awesome they worked together as a team. Environment was cozy and colorful. When eating the food it was like little explosions of flavor with every bite.

Thank Randi R
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Julie O
14 October 2016|
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Response from NMLovers | Reviewed this property |
It's not. We were bummed! We found other restaurants that are. Bella's, Martyr's & La Cueva. Good Luck. We're coming down with our pooches in June 2017. Also, I read that Bent's Cafe allows dogs on the patio.
Lew D
27 September 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay.....do have gluten free IF you count corn tortillas as non gluten.
27 October 2015|
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Response from Celeste B | Reviewed this property |
Call them and ask.... I don't drink it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado, Taos, NM 87529
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos  >  El Prado
  • Phone Number: +1 575-751-1450
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