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Orlando's New Mexican Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado, Taos, NM 87529
+1 575-751-1450
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The fish tacos and shrimp tacos are excellent! The restaurant was crowded at 8:00 pm, which indicated a lot of people like this place. Great choice for dinner.

Thank Online50
Amarillo, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The enchiladas i had were the best ever we did have to wait a while to get our food but it was the best

Thank luceroa111
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If I could choose the last place that I could eat before I die, this place would be the place! I love to leave this place with my mouth on fire from the red chili, it has such a wonderful flavor!

Thank hotelmagellaninn
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose this as the first restaurant we visited on our first trip to Taos. It was highly recommended by the owners of the vacation home we rented. I'm afraid we didn't enjoy it as much as they do. The tables are sat very close together and since there were only the two of us, we were at a REALLY... More 

Thank katdoc09
Monterey, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Classic New Mexico cuisine. Good food, service, prices. Charming Southwestern ambience. Our favorite place to eat each of the three times we've come to Taos. Especially love the Los Colores dish. But get there early, as the place can fill up at peak hours and the parking can then be difficult.

Thank Robert N
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had the smothered chicken burrito and others with me had different shrimp dishes. Everyone loved their food. If you ask for your dish to be "christmas" this means red and green chili on top (instead of picking just one type of chili). We had margarita and beer. There was a short wait because the restaurant is not big, but... More 

Thank Taylor W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

2 locals recommended this place and I was not disappointed. Amazing! I had the Tres Colores, a Happy Camper IPA, and the Avocado pie for dessert. The different sauces (red, green) were perfection. And the pie is heavenly! I will be back.

Thank 517rubeni
Durango, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Orlando's was recommended at the front desk of the El Puebla Lodge. That was a great suggestion! I had Los Colores - 3 different enchiladas on blue corn tortillas. Plus posole instead of rice. Fabulous! The flan is super for desert. It's a small place so early is best but they do their best to accommodate everyone quickly.

Thank Sue C
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80 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have large crowd, skip this place. We arrived with 14, including 9 children. We were told 30 minutes. We also told them that they could break us up. One hour and a half later, I took half of our crowd that couldn't wait any longer. It may be a local favorite, but not if you can't eat.

Thank Bill M
dbloo, Owner at Orlando's New Mexican Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry but if you have a large crowd you can eat here, but show up before we open at 5. Then you can bring as many people as you want, but please don't come in during the busiest time of the night with 14 people and hungry children and and expect to get sat as fast as if you were... More 

Durango, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, atmosphere and service at Orlando's. Best chili rellenos I have ever had! Get Christmas- red and green sauce on it. Don't forget the the flan, yum! Will come again for sure!

Thank gardengal200

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?