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Alley Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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121 Teresina Ln, Taos, NM 87571-5921
+1 505-758-2121
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm a young adult but I wouldn't say this is a great place for anyone younger than a teenager. The food was really good and our server was fun to chat with for there weren't that many people in the place at the time we went, which was roughly 4 or 5 in the afternoon. (Too early to watch any... More 

Thank jakaryy17
Pueblo, Colorado USA
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very historic building....going back hundreds of years...just fun and good food...perfect after a long day...would recommend for anyone who wants to feel the old Taos....

Thank MicciPueblo
Viry, France
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and great food! The cod fillet salad was awesome. Thank you so much to be opened on Thanksgiving !

Thank StephGuy
Ridgecrest, California
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of the many places we tried in Taos, Santa Fe and Los Alamos the Alley Cantina had the best Margaritas. Nice live music most evenings. easy walking from the Plaza and huge portions of food. We order 2 appetizers and could not come close to finishing them both.

Thank steve b
Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

loved dancing and seeing the great costumes 10/29..this place rocked! great drinks, fun people, a band to end all bands!

Thank bodie l
Augusta, Georgia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

400 years of spanish history in old town square is where you will find great food and the feeling of being in a historical place. The prices are very good for this area. This is more than a place to get something to eat. Walk around the square and see local handmade items for sale next to shops offering high... More 

Thank mydognipper
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The Alley Cantina was recommended by a local Taos resident. We loved the atmosphere, the food, and, of course, the beer. The fish and chips were some of the best I've had. I was told the green chile cheeseburger was "great!" We will add this Cantina to our Taos visits.

Thank cj505
Bangkok, Thailand
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92 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Not my favorite place to eat but the foods not bad. Love to play shuffle board here and have a drink. This place has been there forever and really takes you back to the old west.

Thank Kurt M
Columbus, OH
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115 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We found The Alley Cantina tucked away as we explored Taos. There was no crowd since we were early; we were among their first customers of the day. It could be a bit noisy as some reviewers have mentioned because it is smallish inside. That was not a problem for lunch. I had the quesadilla with chicken. It was very... More 

Thank nigmal
Buffalo, Texas
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is our go-to-place after a morning of shopping the Plaza. Consistent good food and good margaritas. The coconut shrimp is so delicious and the shrimp are as big as drumsticks. The coconut chicken fingers are excellent and come with a huge basket of fries and I chose a garden salad that looked the vegetables had just come out of... More 

Thank mhitt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Teresina Ln, Taos, NM 87571-5921
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: +1 505-758-2121

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?