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“Avoid if you want spice!”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Guadalajara Grill

Guadalajara Grill
Ranked #27 of 125 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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4 reviews
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“Avoid if you want spice!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Visiting Taos on vacation, we decided to stop here based on the reviews. We had the barbacoa tacos and the beef enchiladas with red chili. The place does NOT live up to the reviews. Let's start with the positive: service was prompt and accurate, the restaurant was clean. Having said that, the food was bland. There was no spice or flavor to the enchiladas, the sauce was tomato based, cheese was barely there. Not like anything I've had in New Mexico, which is not meant to be positive. The barbacoa was well cooked but not well seasoned. The sides are strictly fillers. This was more like watered down, fast food New Mexican food. If you are looking for good New Mexican cuisine, go elsewhere.

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Taos Bad Mexican”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

The folks where we stayed recommended this place and one other for our first night in town. My wife and I had the fajitas, beef and chicken. The beef was cut into shoe-string size strips and was crispy. The chicken was over cooked and dry. The rice was tasteless and the beans were equally bland. The margaritas and the staff were great. We will not return.

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Thank Clark N
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good food fast - no frills”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Not much open on Sunday late afternoon as we returned from a motorcycle cruise ... This place was exactly what we needed! Cold drinks, great Mexican food, outdoor seating. We really enjoyed Shrimp Guadalajara and Chicken Monterrey, Ceviche and agave margaritas on the patio.

  • Visited August 2014
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Glendale, Arizona
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Standard Fare”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We looked up some reviews of Mexican food in Taos and found this establishment to be promising. We ordered a cheese enchilada, beef taco and the Guadalajara Shrimp. Everything was pretty standard, nothing exceptional or out of the ordinary, it was simply good Mexican food.

Visited August 2014
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not Impressed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

I was instructed to visit this restaurant by a friend who has a vacation house in Taos, so my expectations were high. The interior was depressing, but I thought, "Oh, OK, so it's just authentic." Wrong. Hardly any flavor compared with the Tex-Mex I'm used to. Servers were very friendly, though. Overall, I wouldn't go again.

Visited August 2014
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