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Trading Post Cafe

4179 State Road 68, Ranchos De Taos, Taos, NM 87557-8763
+1 575-758-5089
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“pasta” (27 reviews)
“flounder” (7 reviews)
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Italian, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4179 State Road 68, Ranchos De Taos, Taos, NM 87557-8763
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently moved here and are trying all of Taos’ eateries. We were pleasantly suprised with this upper level menu with such reasonable prices. The crispy calamari with Caesar salad was perfect, real anchovy too. Yellow fin tuna was excellent. We saw some familiar Italian...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JRHoward
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Don't be fooled by the modest exterior -- this is a top-notch restaurant. The menu is basically Italian but with creative twists, like beef stroganoff with tiny bits of pickle in the sauce (trust me, it works!) Charming interior makes a pleasant experience for a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sidney B
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We were looking for something a little different than traditional New Mexican food so we picked The Trading Post for some Italian fare. The chicken noodle soup was not good - raw carrots in a broth with chicken and bow tie pasta. The bolognese sauce/spaghetti...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We had not eaten here for 10 yr. or more. It is still as good as ever, and although the owner/ chef has passed, his wife still keeps a loving and keen eye out to be sure the high standards are kept, insuring a delightful...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WJD_CO
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We were bothered by gnats the entire time that we were at our table. That was bad enough, but then while we were eating our main course, the house cat jumped up on the chair next to my partner and I. We both don’t like...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank david666917
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Home made Italian with a bar to watch the chefs grilling. An historic location with art all around on the dining room walls worth cruising and contemplating with a glass of wine in your hands. Service was good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Resort815152
Reviewed 29 August 2018

My husband and I have been eating here for years, and the quality is consistently excellent. We always come for the "mangia festa" which is a wonderful bargain at $12 for a three-course dinner that includes soup, salad, and a pasta dish. The cozy dining...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Taos_NewMexicoBeth
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We live very near this restaurant and have eaten here for years. Friday night when the fish arrives brings wonderful specials, bouillabaisse, flounder, salmon, etc. These are all hard to find in Taos.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 2y2r2onot2
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Fond memories of a meal years ago at the Trading Post triggered my return recently, and I have to say, it didn't live up to my expectations. Overpriced for the quality of the food. Good service and a lovely patio, however.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank KDB0224
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Disclaimer: I live just around around the corner from this restaurant, and have been eating there for almost 20 years. Always very good and always a treat. At this point The Trading Post Cafe, must have been open for more than thirty years. It's truly...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jennifer A
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21 August 2016|
Response from ninelinebind | Reviewed this property |
There are around 3-4 choices. Always a pasta dish and I can't remember the others or specifics. I'm also not sure if they change. It's a bargain though and you won't go away hungry for sure. Yes, Kimberly should probably... More
21 August 2016|
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Response from Chrisderanchos | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they just started offering Sunday brunch from 10:00 am 'til 2:00? It is buffet style but one can also order eggs. Cost is $15, not including beverages.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4179 State Road 68, Ranchos De Taos, Taos, NM 87557-8763
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos  >  Ranchos De Taos
  • Phone Number: +1 575-758-5089
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