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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 September 20, 2016

Found Orlando's to be a very busy restaurant in Taos. Looks like the locals really like the establishment. The food was good and the price was within an easy budget. Got my meal with the Christmas sauce (red Chile and green Chile). The red had...More

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dbloo, Owner at Orlando's New Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2016

Thank you for coming in. I will make sure they work on the rough. Next time try the chili caribe it has no flour. Come again. O

Reviewed September 18, 2016

Our host recommended this place and it was a hit with both of us. Wonderful guacamole with the brightly colored chips. Excellent margaritas, outstanding steak (we were afraid it would be overlooked but it was perfect) and cannot say enough about the light, creamy flan....More

Thank 997juneg
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Really good spicy salsa! The enchilada trio is the "bomb"! Every year on our way to Colorado we hurry to eat here before we move on! Great wait staff.

Thank Pam C
Reviewed September 17, 2016

If you are looking for Real New Mexican food served with care & attention...go directly to Orlandos. Price right for everyday, big portions, wonderful green chile, vegetarian food if you want. Don't miss this Taos treasure!

Thank Jeanetta108
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The food is decent, not quite what the reviews made it out to be, but they served us really quickly, the beers were ice cold, and the staff was friendly. The patio looks like a great place for dinner, we chose inside, but wished we...More

Thank Kelly R
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Unlike commercial chains, Orlando's has a natural atmosphere that can been seen and felt. We sat in the courtyard outside under table awnings strung with low wattage lights. The gravel underfoot gave us a sense of "backyard picnic", and the tables were solid, the chairs...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed September 14, 2016

It was a great evening of dinning in El Prado. We were able to eat outside and have some Mexican food with a cousin I had not seen in 45 years. Great night

Thank James V
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing, and the little restaurant was so charming. It's a small, intimate place. We couldn't get in at night because it was so popular, so we went in the next day. It was a great experience. I gave it four stars instead...More

Thank OhMarni
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great Mexican food at a good price and prepared the way I like it! Very good green chili. Definitely a good spot for lunch or dinner.

Thank Linda A
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Friendly service and good food. The outside tables are located close to a main road so it's fairly noisy. I would have given a 5 star rating if I didn't have to hunt down my waitress for my credit card and receipt. It seemed strange...More

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September 8, 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
September 8, 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.
Julie O
October 13, 2016|
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Response from dbloo | Property representative |
A year ago? Shows how much I look at this site. We are not pet friendly however we love our pets. Unfortunately some other customers don't like other peoples pets and its a tight patio. But since we love pets (behaved) we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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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