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Trading Post Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Italian, International, Contemporary
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4179 State Road 68, Ranchos De Taos, Taos, NM 87557-8763
+1 575-758-5089
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Lorgues, France
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for dinner and actually enjoyed a very nice dinner! My wife ordered the flounder special as recommended by many and yes, it's good. Well cooked and served with tasty vegetables. For my part I had the pork chop a la carte and besides the pimientos, which I don't care for, it was great. We ended the meal... More 

Thank Alain G
Alamosa, Colorado
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a family-owned restaurant that is largely Italian food. The location and building do not give the impression of being such a great place but walk through the door and you'll be surprised how wonderful it is. We were in Ranchos de Taos just before Christmas and stayed at the Aspen & Pines B&B. We were so tired the... More 

Thank Patricia S
Taos, New Mexico
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I am offering this review from the viewpoint of a vegetarian. There is usually one vegetarian main dish on the regular menu. Usually, there is also a special that can be used as a main vegetarian dish. So, if you go occasionally, you will enjoy it. If you want to eat there more frequently, you will eat the same one... More 

Thank Sam H
Taos, New Mexico
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154 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Excellent - delicious - fantastic - great menu - outstanding specials -wonderful customer service. This restaurant makes you want to keep coming back over and over again. Sunday brunch with family and friends is PERFECT. Thank you ever so much Therese and Zac......job well done

Thank taosgranny
Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I've been to this restaurant many times over the years, when I have traveled to Taos. I have seen it through some rough patches but still love coming here, for many reasons. This last time, in November, I came for lunch, which was very good. My friend and I noticed they now serve a Sunday brunch so we decided to... More 

Thank Bonnie G
Taos, New Mexico
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126 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Last Sunday, 10 of our friends went for Sunday Brunch at the Trading Post. I always love this brunch and think it is a great deal! This restaurant has a long history and is supported by a couple of really good chefs A great variety of foods can be tasted at this buffet. You can also order standard breakfast, all... More 

Thank Michael M
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Excellent service, interesting menu, and well prepared food. Mostly Italian options, but other mediterranean items such as Salad Nicoise. Daily specials. Good wine options. Desserts delicious!

Thank elainep007
Vail, Colorado
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

You can't help but to love this classic Italian restaurant located in a centuries old trading post. The food is always spot on. Sadly Chef Rene passed on but you can feel his life force every where you look and in all the food. This lovely restaurant/ Art gallery is a must visit when in Taos. If you are lucky,... More 

Thank Vail183
Delray Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here a dozen or so times - most recently yesterday for lunch. The food is creative, fresh and simply tastes good. The choices range from healthy to indulgent. The service is always friendly and it's a great alternative when you're looking for something besides the local cuisine. A good choice for lunch or dinner.

Thank impius
Taos, New Mexico
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We have passed this restaurant many times. Decided to stop tonight. Very N. NM atmosphere, fire crackling, and had a very obviously historical ambient setting. The food is really homey and delicious. The homemade bread is to die for, and they sell loaves to go.The waiter knew by heart the long list of Specials. I had the Rosemary Chicken which... More 

Thank Tori V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?