Fodor's Expert Review Ranchos de Taos
A few minutes' drive south of the center of Taos, this village still retains some of its rural atmosphere despite the road traffic passing through. Huddled around its famous adobe church and dusty plaza are cheerful, remodeled shops and galleries standing shoulder to shoulder with crumbling adobe shells. This ranching, farming, and budding small-business community was an early home to Taos Native Americans before being settled by Spaniards in 1716. A few of the ancient adobe dwellings contain shops, galleries, and restaurants.