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Orlando's New Mexican Cafe

) #1 of 6 Restaurants in El Prado €€ - €€€ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado, Taos, NM 87529
+1 575-751-1450
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“los colores” (52 reviews)
“pozole” (135 reviews)
“enchiladas” (169 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 15:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado, Taos, NM 87529
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The NM Mexican food was really good. Blue corn enchiladas were perfect and the pork medallions were really good. The childs menu was very limited ... only 4 items. I love the fact that they serve pasole instead of rice, and the green chili sauce...More

Thank phillipfrazier
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is not Tex-Mex, but New Mexican. They use lots of chili powder. It was good so leave your mind open to the experience. The guacamole was very good. Please note that they do not open until 5 p.m.

Thank wacotxtraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were grateful to find any restaurants open late-ish and wow, what a lucky find! We were hungry and tired on the way to Taos Ski Valley after flying into ALB and this was just the spot. It was a great welcome to New Mexico...More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I'd love to try other New Mexican restaurants in Taos, but I just can't make a trip without eating at Orlando's. Delicious! Great, friendly service. Love to sit in the shaded patio area. Haven't had anything I didn't love! Shrimp & chile relleno, blue corn...More

Thank Bevan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Locked out on the end of town. New Mexican food served. We had shrimp tacos, and quesadillas. Great unusual salsas, good guacamole . Great service. Moderately priced. Great experience.

Thank Journeyman644
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small restaurant with lots of outdoor seating and they do not open until 5pm, even if your standing waiting to get into the court yard to have a beer. We liked our food. She had enchiladas and I had tacos - both...More

1  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Multiple locals recommended this place so we did. Was not disappointed. My wife and I split the nacho plate. If you want flavor and spicy this is the place. Austina was our waitress and she was awesome making sure we had everything we needed. Orlando's...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clearly this is a local favorite! The hostess greets many by name and is just as friendly to the tourists. It is only beer and wine, but they do a bang-up job of a wine margarita. The menu is extensive and full of options. ;...More

Thank Marycas4504
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to return to Orlando's after remembering how great it was last time we came several years ago! My husband and I had blue corn chicken enchiladas, along with pinto beans and posole! It was delicious! The service and food are awesome! It's a...More

Thank Denise K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fantastic and the staff wonderful. It's a little way out of town but well worth the drive.

Thank milehik
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Julie O
Is there a patio that is possibly pet friendsly?
14 October 2016|
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Response from NMLovers | Reviewed this property |
It's not. We were bummed! We found other restaurants that are. Bella's, Martyr's & La Cueva. Good Luck. We're coming down with our pooches in June 2017. Also, I read that Bent's Cafe allows dogs on the patio.
Lew D
Do you have gluten free options? We'll be traveling with four who a ciliac.
26 September 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay.....do have gluten free IF you count corn tortillas as non gluten.
Do you serve tequila ??
26 October 2015|
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Response from Celeste B | Reviewed this property |
Call them and ask.... I don't drink it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
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
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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10:00 - 15:00
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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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