Alma Del Monte-Spirit of the Mountain B & B

372 Hondo Seco Rd
Taos, 87571
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I hear that Alma Del Monte is no longer a B&B but a rather a house you can rent at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. My wife and I got married at Alma Del Monte, right in the living room. The house is set on a beautiful location with full panoramic views of the mountains and desert. It's isolated but not too far from downtown Taos and the ski resorts. Jan and Phyllis Waye, the Innkeepers, are very knowledgeable about the area. We spent a week there and it cost is around 1200, which was a small price to pay for such beauty and service. Keywords: Mountains, Skiing, Restaurants, Wildlife, Hot Tub, Views, Privacy

(575) 776-2721

Hotels, Bed & Breakfast

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Toribio’s

1048 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos, 87571
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Mexican Fast-food style, tacos, tostadas, soup. Very good for a quick bite on the way to the Pueblo.

(575) 758-3060

Mexican

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Adobe and Pines Inn

4107 Rd 68
Taos, 87571
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WoW! If there was a bed and breakfast in heaven (not in a religious way, but in like the best place you can imagine way), this would probably be it. After walking into our room, it was like all the weight was lifted off of our shoulders. There is definitely something special about this place. Well kept and enough space to roam but us and our dog happy. Our own private outdoor hot tub really finished the night off well. We loved the dvd selection of over hundreds to pick from and the freshly baked cookies in the lobby. The breakfast was really good and interesting and the host and hostess were super friendly and very open to talking about what was going on in the town and where to hike etc.
My husband and I stayed in Turquese for two nights and couldn't be more pleased. The casita is lovely and private. We really enjoyed lighting a fire outside on the patio and eating our dinner al fresco. Speaking of food - breakfast here is fabulous. Overall this is a wonderful place to spend some time in Taos.
We had a terrific visit. Rooms are beautiful. Fireplaces are wonderful. Breakfasts were large and delicious. Renee is a great host. We will be back.

(575) 751-0947

Bed & Breakfast

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Dreamcatcher Bed & Breakfast

416 La Lomita Rd
Taos, 87571
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This B&B is under new management/ownership. I didn't have the opportunity to stay there under the previous owners, but I can say they left the place in very, very good hands. This is a beautiful property in a quiet residential neighborhood. It is a nice, but not long, walk from the Plaza (the center of touring activity in Taos), close enough to be convenient but far enough to be off the beaten track. The owners, Purdy and John, literally do everything they can to not only make your stay what you signed up for, but they truly go beyond the call to make the experience just like staying with old friends in their big comfortable home. I stayed in the 2-bedroom suite, the Dreamcatcher suite, which had very comfortable beds, a beautiful bathroom, color TV hooked up to satellite service, and fast, fast wireless Internet. This was one stop in a 10 day excursion in northern New Mexico, and this was as nice a place as I encountered. Further, owing to an unanticipated change in plans I had to make a last-minute change in my reservations, they helped me with that cheerfully and without complaint. They stayed open late to accommodate my late arrival, and they helped me get some breakfast to my companion who chose to sleep-in past breakfast time one morning during our stay. Those who know the area know there's nothing better than having friends with a place in Taos with room for guests. Well, you have them. Stay at Dreamcatcher, it really is home away from home.
This is a great place to stay while in Taos. It is very comfortable, the owners are wonderful and it is quiet.
I LOVE the Dreamcatcher! Tucked away on a winding road a few minutes walk from the plaza, this wonderful place is the perfect home away from home. Next time I stay I will plan more time just hanging out in the courtyard where the park-like atmosphere is very welcoming for relaxing with friends and enjoying a glass of wine. Purdy and John are perfect hosts. You'll often find them in the courtyard doing just that - enjoying the good life in Taos - and raising their glass to the impeccable choice they made when they left the hubbub of corporate life in Denver for their little piece of heaven in Northern New Mexico.

(575) 758-0613

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KOKO Coffee/Deli/Carry-Out

1033 H Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos, 87571
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This is such a great place for Taos. Good coffee, yummy food, lovely service. Taos needs more places like this
I've loved everything I've ever gotten, especially the California Rolls (made with actual crab) that have spoiled me for all other Cali Rolls. Empanadas, sandwiches, and pies are also excellent. In typical Taos fashion though, their hours are great for them and pretty bad for customers. A place that specializes in grab-n-go foods, you know, the kind of thing you'd like to pick up AFTER work, closes at 6pm? Pffft. I also think they could make a killing being open on Sunday, since Cid's, the only other place in town that carries their stuff is also closed that day. Oh well, you don't live in Taos for the logic, efficiency, or convenience.
Love the Grounds for Change fair trade organic coffee as well as the great service. Usually have an Americano with room for cream, it's smooth and delicious. I enjoy all the healthy options in the deli counter, from fresh kale salad, beet salads, frittatas, fish cakes, chicken salad and much, much more. There are also fresh baked goods, soups, sandwiches, sushi, whole cakes, pies, and quiche packed and ready to go.

(575) 758-9448

Delis, Bakeries, Coffee & Tea

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Coffee Cats

124 Bent St,Ste F
Taos, 87571
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I love getting coffee from Coffee Cats on a daily basis. 1) Their coffee tastes & feels great 2) The baristas know what they're doing 3) The menu must be the most populated menu of any Cafe on earth!!! I recommend Coffee Cats!
Walking the Plaza and the shopping area to the north? Then stop in for a cold drink or a warm one! We try to travel to Taos a couple times a year early summer and around the first of Oct. Coffee Cats is the coffee shop we head to when we want a cup of joe or want a cool drink and a break from the heat. Most of their stuff is made in house or organic if not. An oasis in and of itself!
Great alley location out of main Taos plaza with waterfalls, local artists playing instruments or doing their thing with paint and brush. The strewn about benches will draw you in but chimes in the trees and this petite cafe heighten the magical nature of the area and keep you staying longer than anticipated. They offer smoothies, a variety of decent herbal tea, and ice cream options. Each of which is worthy if seeking a break in the shade with outside tables to soak in the vibes this colony of artists offers.

(575) 758-0606

Coffee & Tea, Gelato

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El Meze Restaurant

1017 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos, 87571
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If I can give this restaurant more stars I would. They hit it out of the ball park in all fronts-- food, quality, service, and ambiance. I usually travel to Taos on business trips every two or three months, so I squeeze in dinner at El Meze whenever I can. I have tried some of the other fine dining options in town, but I realized that every time I did that, I chided myself for not eating at El Meze instead. I usually order way more food than is possible for one person and someone my size. I can never pass up the chicharrones. Apparently, they have dubbed me the "chicharrones girl". During this past summer, I tried the jamon serrano which has Spanish cured ham, ripe white nectarines and shavings of Manchego cheese drizzled with olive oil. The combination was wonderful and unexpected. Their chunky gazpacho with prickly pear granita in the middle was nothing short of genius. The frozen granita actually made the other flavors in the gazpacho pop. I sat out on the patio facing the mountains and it started to rain. With glass of Spanish wine in hand and awesome food, the experience was extraordinary. I was there again in October and tried their oxtail soup. It came in a savory but light broth with corn shoots and yellow corn. The corn shoots gave it an interesting flavor and the oxtail was super tender and meaty. I also had the grilled trout which was presented with salad greens and I think shaved Daikon radish (I love radish!). The fish came already deboned and perfectly grilled, so I ate everything--skin and all--well, except for the head and tail. Yes, it was that good. Finally, I decided to do something different from my usual lemon Mousse and raspberry napoleon. I tried the almond semifreddo, which was sort of a slice of ice cream with almonds in it, with a burnt sugar (sauce similar to caramel) and fresh berries. I was so glad I tried it because it was amazing. To top it off, they comped my dessert!!! I was shocked and grateful to say the least. The past two times my server was Kelly. She was professional, attentive and knew what she was talking about. I ordered sparkling wine in the beginning, but when it came to choosing a wine for my dinner, she knew exactly what I should have. Annette, as usual, was friendly, greeted me like family, and had my table by the fireplace ready when I came in. Toward the end of my meal, Chef Fred came out to say hello to me and other diners, as he has done other times before. What more can I say or do but sing praises about this restaurant. Their food is obviously prepared with care and artistry. It is clear to me that the whole staff takes pride in the restaurant. My only wish is that I lived nearby so I can visit more often.
Amazing! We had our New Year's Eve dinner at this restaurant, and it was amazing. The service was wonderful, and the fixed menu was incredible. The Spanish-influenced food items created a flavor explosion in my mouth, which felt really great on a cold Taos night. If you're planning on going here, especially on a weekend or holiday, make sure you call ahead and make reservations. It was clear that this is a happening place in Taos for both locals and travelers.
Great al fresco dining in summer. The food is high quality and the service on spot! I love they do small things like pour sparkling or flat water gratis. The decor & ambiance inside is warm and cozy very New Mexican design! Great place for high end meal.

(575) 751-3337

Spanish, American (New), Mediterranean

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Byzantium

112 Camino De La Placita
Taos, 87571
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This was one of the best casual fine dining experiences I can recall. If you want expertly prepared food that is beautifully presented, you can't go wrong with Byzantium. Great atmosphere, flawless service and perfectly proportioned food made for a really enjoyable and relaxing meal.
A delightful place, a hidden gem! The restaurant is lovely, romantic, intimate with only 8-10 tables and unique decor. The menu is short but very creative. The food is delicious, amazing flavors and pres Scott, the owner is the chef and waiter. I cannot say enough good things about this incredible dining experience. Byzantium is necessary stop if you are visiting Taos. I highly recommend this restaurant!
We spent last evening enjoying the ambiance of Scott's restaurant, and found the food delectable. The shrimp appetizer and vegetable soup starters were wonderful, and among us, we enjoyed the pork tenderloin, the filet, the chicken and the Mediterranean and couscous fish dish. Each was exceptionally well prepared, with subtle flavor so unique to each dish. We finished the meal with the bread pudding and chocolate truffles, and actually wanted to lick the plates. You won't find a better meal most anyplace in the country!

(575) 751-0805

American (New)

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Pizaños

23 St Hwy 150
Taos, 87513
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Great service, great views, great food! We sat in the back outside and enjoyed the view as the wings, pie and salad were prepared. Very friendly staff and attentive!
I would love to give a good review BUT the food sucked. The service was even worse. Tattooed chic with bleached hair had BAD attitude - asked for owner since he runs it & he was just too busy to bother to serve his customers. If you want a mediocre dinner then go here and if you like bad service then def go here!
Excellent pizza. Wonderful spinach salad. Good beer selection, including drafts. OK service. Nice patio- but not dog friendly. Wish they would set up other side where broken down picnic table is for dog lovers.

(575) 776-1050

Pizza, Italian, American (Traditional)

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Gutiz

812B Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos, 87571
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Awesome spot! My husband and I were having our doubts about Taos but Gutiz has redeemed the city for us. We had brunch outside in a little garden with lots of pretty flowers around us. Friendly staff, food, coffee and tea were all amazing. My husband had the eggs Benedict with spinach and I had the brie omelette with spinach. We both had coffee and then I had Lady Grey tea after. All around delicious and a must try for Taos!! Lunch menu looks awesome too:)
Had a enjoyable solo lunch here on a Sunday. They were packed, but they nicely took my name, gave me a glass of wine and sent me out to the sunny patio to wait. I enjoyed my wait by listening to 2 aging hippies discuss which protein was the evilest to the digestive system- I believe gluten won. ( NOT making this up.) I ordered the ham and cheese and asked for the roasted red peppers from a different sandwich type to be added. The sandwich was great and huge. They kept my wine glass filled, of course. They sat me by the sunny window so I could read, like I asked. When I asked for help locating a bar at Taos Ski resort, a dude came out of the kitchen and gave me some of the best directions I ever got. "drive straight, tell the dude in the red jacket that you want to go to the Bavarian - wait- you have 4 wheel drive right? and then turn left and drive straight up the mountain for 4 miles. You have driven up 20 degree inclines before right? I'll be there later so you can buy me a beer." Any how, the food was great and I would definitely go back and try the place for dinner.
Nice clean place. Friendly staff. Coffee was never empty. Great filling breakfast with the Green-Chile-Sausage Bowl. A hearty bowl of sliced Andouille sausage, kidney, pinto & garbanzo beans, onions, tomatoes, cheese in green chile sauce. Served with a flour tortilla. Love that green chile slow low burn. Check it out.

(575) 758-1226

French, Spanish, Chocolatiers & Shops

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