6 Best Restaurants in Taos, New Mexico

Sabroso Restaurant and Bar

$$$ Fodor's choice

Sophisticated, innovative cuisine and outstanding wines are served in this 150-year-old adobe hacienda, where you can also relax in lounge chairs near the bar, or on a delightful patio surrounded by plum trees. The contemporary American menu changes regularly to take advantage of locally sourced meats and seasonal ingredients.

Abe's Cantina y Cocina


This family-owned, family-run establishment is a cultural landmark of Arroyo Seco. Named after proprietor Abe Garcia, the place has been in operation since the 1940s and serves as a community focal point. Abe's food is consistently delicious and very reasonably priced. Order a burrito, bowl of chile, or homemade tamales for take-out, or better yet, sit down and enjoy some friendly neighborhood conversation over a cold beer.

489 NM 150, Taos, New Mexico, 87514, USA
Known For
  • friendly small-town ambience
  • homemade tamales
  • good selection of beer
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No dinner



Head to this cozy bistro tucked behind some galleries in Arroyo Seco's charming little business district for superb, reasonably priced farm-to-table food with a decidedly global bent. The menu changes often to take advantage of seasonal ingredients, with excellently prepared dishes such as polenta tartine, arroz con puerco, and Thai peanut rice bowls. There are just a few tables in the simple dining room with chunky wood tables and a small bar, and reservations are recommended especially on weekends.

480 NM 150, Taos, New Mexico, 87514, USA
Known For
  • locally sourced farm-to-table ingredients
  • great beer, wine, and cocktail lists
  • small space so reservations are recommended
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Reservations recommended.

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Antonio's The Taste of Mexico


Chef Antonio Matus has been delighting diners in the Taos area for many years with his authentic, boldly flavorful, and beautifully plated regional Mexican cuisine. In this intimate art-filled restaurant with a slate courtyard, Matus focuses more on regional Mexican than New Mexican fare. Specialties include chile en nogada (poblano peppers stuffed with pork, pears, and raisins and topped with a walnut-cream sauce) and Mexico City–style tacos al pastor with shaved, seasoned pork, pineapple, and cilantro, plus a fantastic tres leches cake and a rich chipotle-chocolate cake. Local favorites such as pork-stuffed sopaipillas are also served.

1379 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, USA
Known For
  • red-chile pork posole
  • chile en nogada
  • tres leches cake
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed weekends

Five Star Burgers


A standout amid the strip of mostly unmemorable fast-food restaurants along Paseo del Pueblo on the south side of town, this airy, high-ceiling contemporary space—part of a regional chain with locations in Albuquerque as well—serves stellar burgers using hormone-free Angus beef from respected Harris Ranch; turkey, veggie, Colorado lamb, bison, and salmon burgers are also available. You can also choose from an assortment of novel toppings, including fried eggs, wild mushrooms, grilled onions, and crispy jalapeños. Beer and wine are also served.

1032 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, USA
Known For
  • green-chile cheeseburgers
  • various protein bowls
  • delicious sweet potato fries
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

Sol Food Market & Cafe

$ | Arroyo Seco

This lively indoor/outdoor café is a popular place for locals and tourists alike, serving coffee, desserts and pastries, smoothies, and a full breakfast and lunch menu with omelets, salads, and sandwiches. Next door is the market, staffed by a friendly crew, and packed full of gourmet as well as affordably priced fresh produce, dairy products, local meats, dry goods, frozen foods, snacks, treats, pet foods, household products, body care and personal items, and gift and boutique items.

591 Arroyo Hondo Arroyo Seco Rd., Taos, New Mexico, 87514, USA
Known For
  • specialty cakes and pies
  • superfood smoothies and organic juices
  • good selection of beer and wine
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: No dinner