We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Orlando's New Mexican Cafe

1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado, Taos, NM 87529
+1 575-751-1450
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“los colores” (61 reviews)
“enchiladas” (188 reviews)
“pozole” (135 reviews)
Open Now
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado, Taos, NM 87529
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,484)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1,321 - 1,330 of 1,473 reviews

Reviewed 28 April 2012

Recommended by a native New Mexican + our family of 4 w/ 2 teenagers loved it. Our food (sloppy bro and some taco dishes) was great with some nice chile kick to it, outdoor eating area was nice and service was spot on. Definitely worth...More

Date of visit: April 2012
Thank Steve E
Reviewed 21 April 2012

This restaurant was recommended to me by clients while in Taos. We went there for lunch and sat outside on a warm April day. Service was prompt and attentive both in taking orders and serving the food. I had fish tacos which were wonderful. The...More

Date of visit: April 2012
Thank Steve C
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Best original style New Mexican food I have had in this area and the price is very reasonable.

Date of visit: April 2012
Thank Robert Z
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Food was very good. Menu had a nice selection. We sat outside and it was nice they had a firepit and had a nice fire going once it got a little chilly.

Date of visit: March 2012
Thank kirkwill
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Maybe it is because it is our last night in Taos, but I am sort of tired of the meat/beans smothered in "red, green or Christmas". The food was fine, but typical. The restaurant is small. They have beer/wine, and the sangria was good. I...More

Date of visit: April 2012
Thank sjpmom
Reviewed 3 April 2012

The Urban Spoon app recommended Orlando's so we had to see for ourselves. Loved it so much we went back three times in 2 days! There was a wait in the evening but the owner built a cozy fire out front and we met great...More

Date of visit: April 2012
Thank LightandJoy
Reviewed 1 April 2012

Where to start, from the comfortable and sunny patio area to the colorful interior, you will not be disappointed. Although there are many choices on the menu, no matter when I go I must treat my pallet to the cheesy, chile relleno. Being from Texas,...More

Date of visit: August 2011
Thank coolswimsuittag
Reviewed 26 March 2012

It was so good that we ate here twice in two days.

Date of visit: January 2012
Thank JasperBob
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Stopped at a convenience store to ask about a local diner that served goof food. Orlando's was recommended. It's a really small place with a unique Taos-style decor. They had a small fire-pit right outside the front doors that served as the waiting area; such...More

Date of visit: March 2012
Thank Charles B
Reviewed 17 March 2012

We chose this restaurant on the recommendation of some locals. First tip is that if you arrive on a busy night, and the waiting line is long, don't worry, it moves fast. We were there on a cool evening and could not get a seat...More

Date of visit: February 2012
Thank CW2S
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
El Pueblo Lodge
1,398 reviews
2.00 km away
Kachina Lodge Resort Hotel and Meeting Center
534 reviews
2.10 km away
The Historic Taos Inn
1,595 reviews
2.55 km away
Hotel La Fonda de Taos
300 reviews
2.64 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Love Apple
1,039 reviews
1.16 km away
Guadalajara Grill 3
231 reviews
.98 km away
Elevation Coffee
100 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
Taos Clay Studio
38 reviews
.14 km away
Millicent Rogers Museum
700 reviews
2.22 km away
Camino Real Imports
9 reviews
.41 km away
Taos Art Museum
266 reviews
2.32 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Benina Q
10 November 2018|
Response from dbloo | Property representative |
El prado, Seco, Valdez, Ranchos de Taos, Talpa, Arroyo Hondo... Its all Taos.
9 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Niddynoddy | Reviewed this property |
No. Orlandos does not take reservations. It's best to go early because it's very popular.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing