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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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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“los colores” (61 reviews)
“enchiladas” (188 reviews)
“pozole” (135 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00 Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado, Taos, NM 87529
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a family dinner after a day of skiing. Had to wait an hour but was a fun atmosphere around a fire pit to keep warm. Good food and service.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jaytxpats
Reviewed 1 week ago

I normally don't write any reviews positive or negative – in fact this is my first one ever. However, this was the worse experience I have ever had, and I travel all over the world. First, when the hostess states 1 hr + that means...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Paul K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our dinner at Orlando’s. I had a cili relleno that was the best I’ve had. The service was great even though it was busy. The decor was fabulous. We had a great time. The flan was good but we didn’t care for the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marymboettcher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here recently based on reviews from fellow Trip Advisors. We were glad we did. Despite it being a holiday weekend we were quickly seated and Marrissa quickly greeted us and took our drink orders. Drinks were served timely and our questions about...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank HockeyTravelGuy
dbloo, Owner at Orlando's New Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such nice word. Marrissa is fairly new and she is great, we love having her as part of the family. I showed her this and it made her day. Hope you come back again. Orlando

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mostly yes. We went around 2pm on the Thursday after Cmas, had about 15-20 min wait. The "margarita" made with agave wine was tasty, and light. The enchiladas were good, but don't really think their red chili is worth a "best" rating. Now their chili...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dogfacedboy
dbloo, Owner at Orlando's New Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed it. The Los Colores is may fave. Hope you come again. Orlando

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Orlando’s was recommended to us after a snowmobiling adventure, so we went to check it out. It was very busy, but we enjoyed visiting with others in the warming hut while we waited. Our wait wasn’t as long as the hostess had forecasted, so that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 348emilyl
dbloo, Owner at Orlando's New Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming in. The Los Colores is my Favorite and yes the chili caribe is a bit hotter. A true chili with no flour or oil. Hope you come again and Happy New year. Orlando

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat authentic Mexican food on Christmas eve in Taos. There was a nice firepit and heater to keep you warm while sipping margaritas. Great hole in the wall kind of place!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank crdavis71
dbloo, Owner at Orlando's New Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming in. Glad you liked the waiting area. Some people cant believe when we tell them they have to wait outside, then they don't want to come in after discovering the fire pit. Orlando.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by many people to us. I had the house speciality which was an enchilada plate. Red sauce was really great and spicy-beef and chicken filling was a bit dry. The pasole instead of rice was a nice touch. But overalls it’s...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gypsygirl2028
dbloo, Owner at Orlando's New Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks anyway for coming in and trying it. But sorry its not typical tex mex at all. This is true Northern New Mexican food. Orlando

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I asked my Airbnb host where to go for dinner, she mentioned Orlando's as a popular place. When I called to make sure it was open (the day after Thanksgiving), I was assured they were, but was also told they were busy. So I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank JLB47
dbloo, Owner at Orlando's New Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Fan. The create your own bowl was one the first things on the menu. We had about 6 entrees and needed to make it bigger so I put what I always have and it was a bowl of what ever. 23 years ago it...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I travel in new areas, I try to hit as many eateries as possible. In Taos this place really rocks. The textures, the flavors and way they do New Mexico food makes is a repeat kinda place. The enchiladas with green chili sauce was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GreenbushUSA
dbloo, Owner at Orlando's New Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you GreenbushUSA for coming in. Good food choice. The avocado pie is made from my sister and its perfect for when your mouth is on fire. Thank you for coming in. Orlando

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Benina Q
10 November 2018|
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Response from dbloo | Property representative |
El prado, Seco, Valdez, Ranchos de Taos, Talpa, Arroyo Hondo... Its all Taos.
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juju502
9 September 2017|
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Response from dbloo | Property representative |
Sorry, but we do not take reservations. However if you have a large party and can be there by opening we can accommodate you. Otherwise call anyway and try to give us a heads up, its not a promise but will try. O
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juju502
9 September 2017|
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Response from Niddynoddy | Reviewed this property |
No. Orlandos does not take reservations. It's best to go early because it's very popular.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
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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