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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“los colores” (53 reviews)
“pozole” (137 reviews)
“enchiladas” (170 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado, Taos, NM 87529
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent! Great atmosphere little packed for sure we had 8 grown adults at a small 6 top at best but we made the best of it. The wait for the patio takes forever but seemed to seat you immediately inside.

Thank Blake P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a little, tiny restaurant that is definitely a must! Our second time here. Service was good. But the best thing was the chips and salsa. I'm a chips and salsa snob and there's was the best I've had in a long time! I...More

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chile rellanos were tough and stringy. Shrimp were rubbery and the beans were hard. Nice atmosphere. Service was slow. Asked the waiter where the chile was from and was told Sysco........no joke. Sorry can not recommend a Mexican restaurant that doesn't know where the chile...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by at Orlando's right at the end of their lunch service. Very welcoming and great food. Check out the design/architecture inside the building. We'd return, for sure.

Thank APM617
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened on Orlando's after rain changed ourplans, and the food and service were excellent. Well deserved designationas one of Taos/ElPrado's most popular. Blue corn enchiladas tasty, and service fast and efficient.

Thank Lauramcw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the atmosphere and were looking forward to our meal. After waiting to be seated then waiting for the server for 10 minutes we asked to have him sent to our table. We ordered meals with green chile and shrimp.. When it came they...More

Thank K2208USricks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Orlando's over the 4th. of July and even though the restaurant was incredibly busy the wait wasn't long and the service was prompt. We have gone to Orlando's almost every visit to Taos through the years and the experience and food have always...More

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything that we ordered was fantastic. Obviously, food and service are key to a good review and this place delivered on both. We sat inside, but patio seating is also available. If I find myself in Taos again, I would definitely revisit!

Thank Rick G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at Orlando's for lunch recently. Even though it was a hot day, eating on their patio was very pleasant with lots of umbrellas. Wwe started with fries, which were hot and crispy and salty - just the way they should be. Both the...More

Thank GBS311
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Orlando's and sat on the outdoor patio, which was lovely. The food was very good. I recommend the Los Colores plate. My husband did not love his chile rellano and regretted not getting the tamale. We reluctantly got the frozen avocado...More

Thank Scambria8
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Julie O
13 October 2016|
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Response from NMLovers | Reviewed this property |
It's not. We were bummed! We found other restaurants that are. Bella's, Martyr's & La Cueva. Good Luck. We're coming down with our pooches in June 2017. Also, I read that Bent's Cafe allows dogs on the patio.
Lew D
26 September 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay.....do have gluten free IF you count corn tortillas as non gluten.
26 October 2015|
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Response from Celeste B | Reviewed this property |
Call them and ask.... I don't drink it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Brunch, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
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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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