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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“los colores” (50 reviews)
“pozole” (134 reviews)
“enchiladas” (167 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado, Taos, NM 87529
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose Orlando's from a rec from a friend. First of all, we saw vegetarian enchiladas as the special of the day, which was perfect. They were filled with some veggies in addition to the typical cheese. The red chile and green chile sauces were...More

1  Thank traveldog007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Orlando's deserves all the hype it is receiving. Every dish we have tried (in several visits) has been extra tasty, service is A+, decor is fun, and the beer is the coldest in Taos. When the weather is too cold to enjoy their outside seating,...More

1  Thank JohnandGlo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten a lot of chile in my time, especially throughout New Mexico. The food at Orlando's is good, not great. There are better places in Albuquerque, but, for a small town like Taos, this is probably as good as you're going to get. The...More

Thank subterranean_jack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was nice. Very good food and great service. We were there in December, and it was freezing. We have to wait for a very long time outside close to a wood fire, but the food was very good.

Thank kartikmexico
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We have been coming out to the area for years. We had always skipped this one because we were afraid the food would be too hot. It is not. It was all we could see open one night so stopped in. To make a long...More

2  Thank John W
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Best guac of our NM trip. Zucchini enchiladas to die for - veggies still crisp but cooked, green and red sauces delish. Fish tacos - excellent! Quick service. Slightly above "hole-in-the-wall", but cosy and authentic! A short drive out of town. GO GO GO!!!

2  Thank carolestephens
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I went there with my daughter tonight. The service was so quick I was actually surprised how fast we got our food. I had the Tres Colores and she had the kids burrito. Great quality food, and I would return again next time we are...More

1  Thank alexandra420
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Wanting something different from the traditional Mexican we got the northern Mexican blue corn dishes. The service was fabulous and the food was so good I cleaned my plate. Their green chili is HOT so beware. I got the blue corn enchilada and grilled pork...More

1  Thank Laurie3355
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Just ate there two nights ago. We were all excited since this little place had lots of really good reviews. We were sadly, sadly disappointed. Food was very bland, no taste to anything at all. Only wine and beer so no margaritas. You have to...More

Thank sunflowerranch
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great staff could explain almost anything coming out of the kitchen and were helpful with explain when the place would be the most busy the next days. The posole was amazing, be it green chili spicy, and served quickly. Orlando's may look a little dicey...More

Thank robertbobcline
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Julie O
Is there a patio that is possibly pet friendsly?
14 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
Do you have gluten free options? We'll be traveling with four who a ciliac.
27 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.
Do you serve tequila ??
27 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
USD 10
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail