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Orlando's New Mexican Cafe

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1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado, Taos, NM 87529
+1 575-751-1450
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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Houston, Texas
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140 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Food was authentic Mexican food! We are from Houston! Used to Tex mex. a little pricey but we enjoyed our lunch! We had a variety of menu items and everything was great! Small restaurant with huge flavor!! We found on trip advisor and decided to try it!

Thank momklaus
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Staff is great, service is great, now let's get to the food!! Amazing! We've never tried pasole and if you haven't you should. Very tasty side. They're spices and seasonings are perfect for anyone I would think. The chicken is super juicy with tons of flavor. My daughter loved the shrimp tacos. We will be back before heading home.

Thank Adam S
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Delicious mexican food- great nachos and different enchilada options. Margaritas are pretty good- made with wine, not tequila- FYI. We enjoyed the macadamia white chocolate cookies. Staff was very nice.

Thank Merebarx
Taos, New Mexico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Every once in a while, I need a just-right New Mexican food fix. That's when my wife and I head to Orlando's. It's always busy, but the staff is always great and the wait is never too long. If Mama's in the kitchen, you know you're getting family food!

Thank Jerald W
Pueblo, Colorado
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

So happy that this spot was recommended to my husband and me. It was delish, the service was good, food was great but prices for some things where a tad over priced, such as chips and a 3 dollar cookie. But the posole was so good as well as everything else. One complaint I can think of was that we... More 

Thank Trinnie28
Central Texas
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Try Orlando's for authentic NM food. It's an always stop for us. Get there early cause not much seating. But the blue corn entrees are yummy. Afterwards we sat outside by the roaring firepit. Great place!

Thank Tejastravler
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for the New Mexican cuisine. The red and green chilies did not disappoint. Even our picky young eaters loved the beef tacos. If I was the owner I would make this self serve and skip the servers. They detract from the experience. Go in spite of their rudeness.....

Thank Susan C
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Was very good. It's a smaller restaurant but has a lot of charm. Food was good and the service was quick. Would probably go back if had the chance.

Thank Lisa N
Plano, Texas
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

I hadn't eaten here in a few years and decided to give it a shot. They are normally very busy, so they probably don't care. They have very limited seating, so be prepared to wait. After placing our drink order, the waiter mumbled would you like chips and salsa, I said sure, but apparently he said Chips, salsa, and guacamole... More 

Thank PlanoGreg
El Segundo, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to Orlando's right at 5:00 when they opened for dinner (it can get a waiting line if you come later). I had the Blue Corn Shrimp Enchiladas with green chile sauce and it was very tasty. Well worth checking out.

Thank johnbuck754

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?