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Alley Cantina

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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121 Teresina Ln, Taos, NM 87571-5921
+1 505-758-2121
11:30 - 23:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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149 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is in a cute location, on a side street off the Plaza in Taos. We stopped for a bite on our way to Santa Fe. The inside has old charm bordering on tired. The menu was pretty ordinary Mexican food. We are gluten-free which is usually easy to adapt in restaurants with this type of cuisine but it... More 

Thank Toni D
Topeka, Kansas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good New Mexico style food in a fun atmosphere. We played pool before we ate and table shuffleboard after we ate. Food and beer were excellent and the service was friendly and fast.

Thank beckman49
El Paso, Texas
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wonderful place is a little historic hole in the wall at the far end of an alleyway in Taos. The food is excellent, came out quickly and portions were generous. The staff is friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. We were so glad to stop here and eat dinner. Bar is well stocked too! The prices... More 

Thank sophiepilla
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to this place by some locals as there was a live band that was playing late after the kitchen closes down. We had a great time. The band was awesome and the place was packed with locals and tourists alike. Met people from all over the world and interacted with some very friendly locals which can be... More 

Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Server was prompt and food came out fast. There was live entertainment the night we were there. Drinks were good and so is the company.

Thank Scott S
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was leaving town on a ski bus trip and our group split up. We found this place about a block off the main road in an alley. It's a small place with a full menu, people were nice and the food was better than expected.

Thank dpatterson20
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I love this little corner hole in the wall because people are friendly, the drinks are good, and the service is good.

Thank hotelmagellaninn
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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291 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Went to the Cantina to meet friends - a great place to gather and enjoy a delicious margarita (half price during happy hours) and appetizers (nachos were plentiful and quite tasty).

Thank Marsha K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Welcoming to a newcomer, great service, good food wonderful entertainment. Good management, lots of fun

1 Thank Teri K
Taos, New Mexico
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Food is good, drinks are good! People are friendly here, and the music is usually fantastic. Always leave the Cantina with a smile.

1 Thank Tori V

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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?