Fodor's Expert Review Trading Post Cafe
This casual restaurant serving mostly modern Italian fare with regional accents has long ranked among the top culinary spots in town. Intelligent and attentive service along with well-presented contemporary Southwestern art make any meal a pleasure. For starters try the minestrone with smoked ham before moving on to an oven-roasted duck with seasonal vegetables and creamy mashed potatoes or any of the traditional pasta dishes, such as penne Arrabbiata (with spicy Italian sausage). Superb desserts include a coconut-cream pie and rich strawberry shortcake. Parking is just around the back, off NM 518.
4179 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico 87557, USA
- House-made pastas
- Chef Rene's meatballs
- Excellent wine list