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Taos is New Mexico True
A plate of pancakes.

Taos boasts many great local restaurants, cafes, bistros, and food carts where you can find a wide variety of delicious breakfast options. Whether you’re looking for a quick hand-held breakfast burrito on the go, or a sit-down Sunday brunch with mimosas and friends, you’ll find it in Taos.

Traditional New Mexican fare is a must have experience while eating in Taos, but there are also restaurants that serve up classic American breakfasts, latin-fusion creations, and even great vegan and vegetarian breakfast options. There is something for everyone’s breakfast palate in Taos.

Before heading out for breakfast in Taos, we suggest that you contact the restaurant to confirm hours. The following list is organized from South to North, beginning in Ranchos de Taos and going to Arroyo Seco.

Ranchos Plaza Grill

Traditional New Mexican Cuisine
Hours: Wed-Sun 8am-2pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

This family run restaurant in Ranchos de Taos serves traditional New Mexican food and is one of a few places in Taos where you still get sopapillas (a kind of traditional fried bread) served with your orders. Vegetarian diners can substitute their standard red or green chile sauce for the “vegetarian green”.

Ranchos Plaza Grill

8 Ranchos Plaza Rd, Ranchos De Taos, NM 87557

Traditional New Mexican cuisine, featuring their famous sopapillas, served with the best red and green chile in town. The restaurant is popular, but the staff handles the crowds graciously and competently. Patio dining available.

Mantes Chow Cart

Traditional New Mexican Cuisine
Southside Location Hours: Mon-Sat: Drive Thru 6am-9pm, indoor dining 6am-2pm. Closed Sunday.
Central Location Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-9pm for drive-thru and indoor dining. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Don’t let the name fool you – while its original incarnation was that of a food truck, the Chow Cart now has two locations in Taos, both with a drive up window and a sit-down dining room. Grab a booth and enjoy a meal or grab a breakfast burrito to-go from the drive thru. 

Mante’s Chow Cart – South Side

1541 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571

Northern New Mexico food is our specialty. Try our homemade tamales or famous chile rellenos prepared using in-house roasted Hatch green chiles.

Mante’s Chow Cart – North Side

402 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571

A local hot spot for breakfast burritos, Susie’s, C.C Burgers, and of course, the famous Trujillo. A family owned business since 1973 when Mante opened the first Chow Cart out of an old bread truck.

KOKO Coffee

Bakery and Deli
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Koko is a cafe and deli that offers a selection of baked goods and pastries, as well as grab-and-go breakfast burritos. 


1033 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur Suite H, Taos, NM 87571

A different kind of deli with a fresh and tasty style! Think unique salads, soups, grab-and-go sandwiches or wraps, yummy muffins, and delectable desserts—all freshly prepared. Serving breakfast, lunch, and light dinner fare.

Leonel’s Fresh Tamales

Traditional New Mexican Cuisine
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm. Closed Sunday.

More than just fresh tamales! Stop in for traditional New Mexican breakfast options including hand-held burritos on the go, or dine-in plates. Optional vegan green chile sauce is available.

Leonel’s Fresh Tamales

715 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571

Specializing in Mexican and New Mexican favorites like tamales and tortas. Try Nena’s Chicken, a signature dish. The kitchen is very accommodating and can modify dishes for vegans and gluten-free needs. Vegan green chile sauce is available!

Mary Jane’s Home Cooking

Traditional New Mexican Cuisine
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-2:45pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

This charming food cart offers hand-held breakfast options and meals to-go. Diners can also enjoy their meals at the outdoor seating area in the warmer months. 

Mary Jane’s Home Cooking

616 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571

If you consider roadside stands to have the best food in town, then Mary Jane’s home-cooked specialties will be a hit with you. A great favorite of locals looking for a grab-and-go meal.

Ricky’s Restaurant

Traditional New Mexican Cuisine
Hours: Thurs-Tues 7am-2pm. Closed Wednesday.

Serving traditional New Mexican and American breakfast options. One of the few Taos restaurants still offering sopapillas. 

Ricky’s Restaurant

312 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571

Ricky’s Restaurant serves Southwestern-style diner food. The price, atmosphere, and service are that of most diners: affordable, simple, and friendly. All chiles are wheat-free and gluten-free.


Breakfast and Lunch Bistro
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-4pm

Serving a breakfast menu that includes an egg sandwich, French toast, breakfast tacos and more. Sandwiches come on the house-made focaccia.

Byzantium Kitchen and Bazaar

112 Cam De La Placita, Taos, NM 87571

We strive to serve delicious food to our community while supporting local agriculture and bridging the gap between farmers and consumers.

Taos Cafe

Vegan and Gluten-Free Dining, now with an omnivore menu
Hours: Please call

Offering vegan and vegetarian options, as well as meat/omnivore selections.

Taos Cafe

106 Des Georges Pl, Taos, NM 87571

Step into Taos Cafe: Your culinary haven, offering ‘Something for Everyone.’ Enjoy responsibly sourced plant-based & omnivore delights, live music weekends, Taos bluegrass Jam Wednesdays, & Irish Jam Sessions. Taste joy & community in every dish.

Manzanita Market

Cafe & Creamery
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-3pm

A health food cafe and creamery featuring a breakfast and lunch menu consisting of items made with local and organic ingredients. From the folks behind the Love Apple.

Manzanita Market

103 N Plaza, Taos, NM 87571

We are a local marketplace with a display of goods created, written, imagined and produced in northern New Mexico. We specialize in local goods & local foods.

Bent Street Grill

Bistro, Cafe, and Deli
Hours: Thurs-Tues 9am-3:00pm. Closed Wednesday.

This downtown bistro offers breakfast classics with a New Mexico flare. Options include pancakes, waffles, omelets, and breakfast burritos.

Bent Street Grill

120 Bent St., Taos, NM 87571

Serving Taos for 23 years. Gourmet French toast, omelettes, creative sandwiches, fresh salads, house-made soups and desserts, burrito and tamale plates, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Beer & wine.

Sabor Real

Traditional New Mexican Cuisine
Hours: Mon-Tues 7am-7pm, Closed Wed, Thurs-Sat 7am-7pm, Sun 8am-3pm

Serving up traditional Mexican and New Mexican Breakfasts along with pastries and baked goods. 

Sabor Real

226 B Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571

Serving up traditional Mexican and New Mexican Breakfasts along with pastries and baked goods. 

Michael’s Kitchen

Traditional New Mexico Cuisine & Bakery
Hours: Wed-Sun 7am-2pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Regionally inspired breakfast, lunch, and baked goods with a tongue-in-cheek menu in a casual space decorated with knickknacks.

Michael’s Kitchen

304 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571

Popular friendly casual inexpensive diner serving fresh New Mexican and standard American fare for 40 years. Yes, there still is a Michael. The huge menu covers breakfast lunch and dinner, but Mike’s is known for breakfast served all day.

Aly’s A La Cart

Hours: Mon-sat 8:00am-9:00pm

This food-cart-turned-permanent-dining-fixture serves a menu inspired by New Zealand and Mediterranean classics. Grab breakfast on-the-go or dine on the covered patio.

Aly’s A La Cart

625 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571

We take pride in serving unique dishes with the freshest ingredients. Hand-held savory pies with the tastiest recipes from Aly’s NZ roots and Gyros made from scratch adding a unique flair to a Mediterranean favorite.

Taos Cafe Up Front

Hours: Mon-Sun 7:30am-12:30pm

From the folks who brought you Taos Pizza Outback. Hand crafted baked goods and breakfast options.

Taos Cafe Up Front

714 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571

Hand-crafted baked goods and delicious, quality breakfast in a relaxed environment.


Latin & French With a New Mexico Twist
Hours: Wed-Sun 8am-2pm

Gutiz offers Latin-French cuisine and a breakfast and brunch menu that includes items such as crêpes, omelets, and baked goods.


812 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571

A staple among locals and tourists, Gutiz offers distinctive Latin-French cuisine at affordable prices.

Farmhouse Cafe and Bakery

Farm to Table Cafe and Bakery
Hours: Mon-Sun 9am-3pm

Located in the Overland compound just north of town, this farm-to-table eatery offers a menu of breakfast and brunch options made with local & organic ingredients.

Farmhouse Cafe

1405 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, El Prado, NM 87529

Based on the idea of community, with wholesome food as its foundation, the Café offers farm-to-table ingredients, incorporating offerings from its own garden and others in the area. Food sensitivities of all types can be accommodated.


Mexican and New Mexican Cuisine
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat-Sun 7am-3pm

Offering classic Mexican and New Mexican fare. Grab a breakfast burrito on-the-go or enjoy breakfast in the dining room.

Toribios Restaurant North

1630 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, El Prado, NM 87529

Pastor Tacos, Tortas, Barbacoa, Tamales, Chiles rellenos, Enchiladas, Carnitas, our greats Burritos, beef Adoba… Enjoy with a Beer!

Golden Piñon

New Mexican American
Hours: Mon-Wed 8am-3:30pm, Fri-Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 8am-3:30pm. Closed Thursday.

From Jaime Saenz Ramirez — formerly the chef and manager at the Taos Diner — comes the Golden Piñon. Serving a breakfast menu of New Mexican dishes and American classics.

Golden Piñon

88 A NM-150, El Prado, NM 87529

From Jaime Saenz Ramirez, chef and manager from the now shuttered Taos Diner, comes the Golden Piñon. Serving a breakfast menu of New Mexican dishes and American classics.

The Wake & Take

Plant Based & Vegan
Hours: Mon-Tues 9am-2:45pm, Thurs-Sun 9am-2:45pm. Closed Wednesday.

This plant based/vegan eatery is located in the Village of Arroyo Seco. The breakfast menu consists of handheld burritos and wraps, superfood bowls, smoothies, and more.

The Wake & Take

478 NM-150, El Prado, NM 87514

The Wake & Take is our local plant-based food café. Located in the village of Arroyo Seco NM.

Taos Cow

Hours: Mon-Sun 7:30am-3pm for food, Coffe and Ice Cream available until 5pm.

A staple of the Village of Arroyo Seco. Offering on-the-go breakfast burritos, bagels, sandwiches, coffee, and of course their famous ice cream.

Taos Cow

485 Ski Valley Rd, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514

Making all natural, rBGH free, super premium ice cream for 20 years. Try a traditional flavor or something uniquely Southwestern. The Arroyo Seco Cafe offers fresh baked goods, breakfast, coffee and espresso, sandwiches and ice cream.

Abe’s Cantina Y Cocina

Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm

Abe’s has been serving up their signature breakfast burritos for over 30 years in Arroyo Seco. A menu of on-the-go breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches and more!

Abe’s Cantina y Cocina

489 NM-150, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514

Abe’s Cantina y Cocina, located in Arroyo Seco, is a local favorite on the road to Taos Ski Valley. Serving the Great Breakfast Burrito for over 30 years, pick one up for only $5.00! Also try the world’s greatest deep fried chicken taco.