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Alley Cantina

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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121 Teresina Ln, Taos, NM 87571-5921
+1 505-758-2121
11:30 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this little corner hole in the wall because people are friendly, the drinks are good, and the service is good.

Thank hotelmagellaninn
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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275 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Cantina to meet friends - a great place to gather and enjoy a delicious margarita (half price during happy hours) and appetizers (nachos were plentiful and quite tasty).

Thank Marsha K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Welcoming to a newcomer, great service, good food wonderful entertainment. Good management, lots of fun

1 Thank Teri K
Taos, New Mexico
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Food is good, drinks are good! People are friendly here, and the music is usually fantastic. Always leave the Cantina with a smile.

1 Thank Tori V
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

My son and I stopped here for drinks several times while we were vacationing in Taos over Christmas. I liked the history. Part of the building is over 400 years old. The service was always excellent, and my margaritas were perfect!

1 Thank ReaderPat
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

While the atmosphere is typical New Mexican, that's about where it ends. I live in Santa Fe and know what this should be, but isn't. The battered mushrooms and onion rings were good. The queso tasted like it came out of a jar. The tamales were dry and served with salsa?! When I asked for red chile the less-than-friendly waiter... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Boulder, Colorado
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Simple menu was perfect and vegetarian-friendly with great service and a perfect, festive ambiance! We got veggie burgers. The margarita seemed a little watery but otherwise a great experience.

Thank JessicaInBoulder
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I think they have music nightly, the place was quaint; small so get there early, I hear the food is good great music;70'ies, folk? hippy style atmosphere but clean and comfortable

1 Thank Beverly C
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We had the tamales and the carne adovada. Both were good portions with nice companion salads or beans/posited. The only problem was the chile did not come with much flavor or heat. It was the bland flavor rather than the lack of heat that was the issue. It's a nice enough place and hopefully they will get a more robust... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Looking for a slightly out of the way relaxed spot.... I found it in Alley Cantina. I'd been told to try a Green Chili Burger.. I did and glad it was here.. it was delicious. The young lady that served me was delightful.

1 Thank TouringOnion

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Teresina Ln, Taos, NM 87571-5921
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: +1 505-758-2121

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