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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 31 December 2010

The service was excellent and very quick. It was snowing outside and they provided a wonderful fire for guests waiting outside. They even tilted the chairs towards the fire so that you could sit on a dry chair while at the fire. The food was...More

Thank hbobabq
Reviewed 30 December 2010

After reading other reviews, we just had to try this place, but our expectations were high. Although we had to wait nearly an hour for a table for 6 (the wait time for tables of 4 seemed to be about 30-45 minutes), and ere was...More

Thank Xiotzy
Reviewed 28 October 2010

DELICIOUS. Small place, but they had a nice fire outside to sit by while we waited about 5 min. for our table. Servers had great suggestions. Tried the various chile sauces on various enchiladas. Great - all of them. The only drawback was that they...More

Thank Shannon H
Reviewed 9 October 2010

Never a bad selection. HIgh quality, spicy, delicious food. Great service. Orlando's is one of our top favs. It replaces the OBL - which sucks.

Thank NMLovers
Reviewed 20 September 2010

I judged it from a picture of their outdoor seating and it was a little disappointing. Food was average but nothing stood out. Service was so-so.

Thank Sharon I
Reviewed 3 September 2010

This is a great little local spot. It was packed for a mid week lunch. Skip the bagged red/white/blue chips and salsa. Seems like they we offer homemade at this type of place. We had the chili rellenos and a combo platter. Both were great....More

Thank travelmore2day
Reviewed 1 September 2010

Amazing food, great service, wonderful family story, great value Arrive early/right when it opens or expect to wait in line - it's very popular

Thank atschock
Reviewed 27 August 2010

A local told us it was his favorite so we gave it a try. What a waste. You'd get better food from a taco stand. My grilled shrimp arrived completely tried out. Hubby's dish was mostly flavorless -- the only flavor tasted canned. Waitress was...More

Thank foodwinemaven
Reviewed 21 August 2010

Food is always good. Love the outdoor accommodations. Service is very good.

Thank Marvin S
Reviewed 10 August 2010

Best restaurant in Taos, according to local ratings. The food was fresh, authentic, simple and out-of-this world. A local sent us there for lunch and we returned the same night for dinner. Try the blue corn shrip enchladas - a joy.

Thank DFP-Art
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Questions & Answers
9 September 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
9 September 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
14 October 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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