For a tiny town tucked in the mountains, Taos has an outsized—and well-deserved—reputation for being a food and drink enthusiast’s dream come true. From downtown food trucks to alpine fine dining, from mouthwatering chile to wood-fired pizza, Taos serves up deliciousness every day of the year.
In spring, delight in fresh greens from a local organic farm on your table. When late summer rolls around, the scent of roasting green chile pervades the town, begging to top your cheeseburger or burrito. Fall brings cascades of squash and leisurely meals by a toasty fire. And in winter, old-world culinary delights await once you’ve earned an appetite on the slopes.
If you leave Taos hungry, you’re doing it wrong.
And don’t forget the drinks! Coffee shops abound, many of which roast their own beans on site. Local wineries, breweries, and distilleries lovingly craft intoxicating brews and serve them up in beautiful and hip tasting rooms and restaurants. Take your pick; when it comes to food and drink in Taos, you won’t be disappointed.
While the fresh salads, sandwiches and burgers are always a good choice, Sunday brunch (reservations strongly recommended) features salmon benedicts, seafood enchiladas, and much more. Outstanding views of the course and Taos Mountain.
A fresh and modern approach to casual dining with a dedication to New Mexican grown foods, plus a great selection of craft beers, world wine, and premium tequila. The restaurant’s second-story patio provides spectacular views of Taos Plaza.
Great variety of original Mexican tacos, quesadillas, chiles rellenos jalapenos, fajitas and much more. Mexican and New Mexican flavored food with the best quality in service and food.
Microbrews from small handcrafted batches, tasty hot dogs, specialty fries, primo burgers and steaks – even vegetarian choices from The Burger Stand round out your experience. Occasional entertainment.
Whistlestop Café is an elusive quick stop located mid-mountain on Whitefeather, near chair lift 2 and chair lift 6. The perfect place for families to grab a bite and a drink before heading back onto the slopes.
300 chocolate candies and other confectionary products: clusters, caramels, creams, meltaways, truffles and molded chocolates. We prepare a variety of caramel and candy apples, fudge, chocolate items and confections – plus ice cream!
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.
Located in Taos Ski Valley, Bumps Market stocks grocery items, beer, wine, liquor and tobacco products. Burrito Bar – made to order burritos for breakfast and lunch and several other to-go selections.
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.
Open Wednesday - Sunday, 4PM-9PM
Experience elevated authentic southwestern cuisine paired with an expertly curated award-winning wine list. Chef Nité Marquez has created a menu that celebrates New Mexico.
On the run, time a concern, around downtown, need a snack? Stop by and see The Hot Dog Lady. You can find her along the John Dunn walkway, off Bent Street or in the Plaza. Come on by for a remarkable Hot Dog. We all know everything is more fun with a Hot Dog!
Handcrafted baked goods and quality food in a relaxed environment; patio seating available. Serving breakfast, brunch and lunch.
Two guys from Utica, New York putting a Taos twist on pizza! Delicious appetizers, hot and cold sandwiches, fresh salads, New York-style pizza, savory pastas, kids menu, tasty treats, beer & wine and spectacular patio views.
Amidst vigas, wrought iron furniture, and local art, you can watch chefs prepare flavorful dishes from the open-air kitchen. Three dining rooms, outdoor patio. Italian favorites, American classics, and daily specials. Wi-Fi available.
Black Diamond Espresso is your place in Taos Ski Valley to enjoy exceptional espresso, coffee, and mochas. We are the hot chocolate experts offering a fiesta of choices including dark, white, and Mexican chocolate.
Starbuck’s coffee, blended juices, Italian sodas, iced drinks, pastries, biscotti, bagels, and coffee cakes. Conveniently located on Taos Plaza.
The Taos Mesa Brewing Tap Room downtown location is on the corner of the Paseo and Quesnel Street. This lively venue has 24 beers on tap, wood fired pizza and other delicious offerings plus a full schedule of regular live entertainment.
The Outback’s hand-rolled specialty pizzas and pizza by the slice, homemade soups, hefty calzones, assorted fresh salads, kid’s menu, and wine/beer make this a must-stop when in Taos. Take-out available.
Owned and operated by the Johnson family, La Chiripada has been creating award-winning wines for over 30 years and is northern New Mexico’s oldest winery!
Eclectic Asian offerings including fresh sushi. Take-out available.
Pastor Tacos, Tortas, Barbacoa, Tamales, Chiles rellenos, Enchiladas, Carnitas, our greats Burritos, beef Adoba... Enjoy with a Beer!
Tacos, Taquitos, Burgers, and Fries!
Fresh homemade Mexican and New Mexican cuisine from the Zarazusa family’s extensive recipe collection. Nothing is frozen; everything is fresh and cooked to order. Dairy-free and gluten-free food offerings are extensive.
Offering refined European alpine cuisine with a devotion to seasonality and local ingredients. Our staff embodies northern New Mexico’s warm hospitality: expert service with a casual approach.
Nachos, tacos & other classic Mexican comfort food in a laid-back venue with a terrace in Taos, NM.
We are committed to serving the very best ground beef possible. We don’t hide behind toppings to make great burgers. We start with fresh beef, ground daily, no hormones or antibiotics, from Creekstone Farms.
It’s hard to pin Sugar Nymphs down to any one style. Home cooking from around the world might be close. The menu changes constantly with fresh produce and meats, most locally grown. In-house baked goods including GF desserts.
The Midtown Market and Lounge is your one-stop shop for supplies, nightlife and local events. Locally-owned convenience market and lounge.
Extensive menu including American, Latin, and Mexican style creations, steak, chicken, and vegetarian. Specializing in succulent and fresh Mexican dishes. Two locations. Takeout available.
Located in the resort center at the base of Lift #1, the Tenderfoot Katie marketplace offers affordable grab and go breakfasts and lunches as well as an abundance of unique made to order options.
Contemporary American cuisine: delicious food, wine and hand crafted cocktails in a relaxed yet refined atmosphere. The cuisine is distinct, fresh and local whenever possible and is made from scratch, from bread to sauces to desserts.
Enjoy organic juices and smoothies, delicious vegetarian salads, or gluten-free sandwiches and wraps made from the freshest ingredients, you can’t go wrong at Sol Food. Dine in their café or have your favorites wrapped to go.
Open Wednesday - Sunday, 4PM-9PM
Consistently voted “Best Bar” and “Best Margarita” in town, the Adobe Bar is one of a kind. Whether you’re meeting old friends or making new ones, there’s no better spot than the Living Room of Taos.
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.
A staple among locals and tourists, Gutiz offers distinctive Latin-French cuisine at affordable prices.
If you're looking for the best Italian restaurant or pizza in Taos – look no further once you have found Mondo Italiano.
The Love Apple is a Northern New Mexican restaurant emphasizing local, organic home cooking.
We believe in working in conjunction with local growers and artisan producers to create menus which feature our regional bounty and exclusively highlight local food.
Fine American and global cuisine, a fully-stocked bar and wine cellar, with live music and a value-priced menu in the piano bar. The bar is often referred as "Seco's living room". The bar features a daily happy hour from four until six with
A restaurant that serves Mexican food in Taos, NM.
We strive to give the best dining experience in a setting that makes people feel at home. Our menus are inspired by all American cuisines as well as favorites from abroad, and influenced by our New Mexico and New England roots.
Fresh New Mexican food and espresso bar. Made to order and happy to accommodate food sensitivities. Fresh produce from their own garden, local grass-fed meats. Best New Mexican around and worth the drive down. 25 minutes south of Taos.
Traditional New Mexican/Authentic Mexican Cuisine.
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs is undergoing a limited capacity, phased reopening with new enhancements and the same beloved legendary healing waters, award-winning spa, and acclaimed dining.
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.
A tiny spot for getting a great cup of espresso as you stroll the Plaza area. Many flavors not found elsewhere along with chai drinks and specialty teas. Sweet baked goods complement your drink. Pet-friendly.
This family owned and operated restaurant & lounge has been serving the community for thirty years. Serving both traditional American and New Mexican fare, El Taoseño has one of the largest menus in town.
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.
Located in the heart of downtown Taos, just two blocks from Taos Plaza, Martyr's Steakhouse occupies a beautifully renovated adobe home and courtyard, filled with warmth, gracious hospitality, and unparalleled service.
A private transportation company. Give us a call we book up fast. Provides local rides to any destination to, from, or in Taos, Red River, Angel Fire, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque. Book a day trip, nightlife fun, airport ride, tour, delivery, escort and more!
Enjoy New Mexico’s highest elevation BBQ at the heart of the mountain at the base of chair lift 4. Our Pit Master uses a signature slow smoking technique to offer succulent smoked ribs, brisket, chicken and pulled pork.
This Japanese/Asian food is truly authentic, with the fish flown in fresh from Japan. The décor of the restaurant is simple; the view of the mountains spectacular.
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.
A boutique “tasting room” set in a renovated, historic building with a colorful past and exploding with charm, the atmosphere, and interior design make it fun to delight in the luxury of a carefully crafted cocktail.
This carryout restaurant (there are a few tables outside for eating) is a raw-food bar specializing in vegan food and juice creations. It operates on a cash-only basis.
Classic Chinese offerings at reasonable prices. Eat in or take-out.
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.
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.
Sushi, Thai, and Asian cuisine.
We believe in working in conjunction with local growers and artisan producers to create menus which feature our regional bounty and exclusively highlight local food. We honor quality and the process of creating simple, delicious food.
Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur Magazine’s 35th annual Franchise 500® ranking, Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. This is their Taos, NM location.
A Peruvian restaurant that serves contemporary latin food. Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, and Gluten-Free Options.
Using the highest quality fairtrade, organic ingredients in our extensive menu of espresso and chai drinks. We have all kinds of fruit smoothies, frappes, and fresh-baked goodies too. Free Wifi. Located in the heart of the John Dunn Shops.
With a simple menu of Mexican and American fast food favorites such as burritos, hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch and breakfast burritos or huevos rancheros to start your day.
Enjoy excellent espresso and coffee, a selection of 75 + teas. gelato, pastries, sandwiches, burritos and WI-FI in a relaxed, upscale environment.
Northern New Mexico food is our specialty. Try our homemade tamales or famous chile rellenos prepared using in-house roasted Hatch green chiles.
Fine Oriental cuisine, specializing in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai. Open daily.
Bloody Maria Mix was created in a jar for freshness, and functionality. A healthy blend of tomato, celery, and carrot cooked together to enhance the flavor of the natural ingredients. The product has no preservatives, and is both Kosher and Gluten-Free.
Our chefs create sumptuous fare infused with local tradition and flavor and featuring ingredients fresh from the Ojo Farm and our local food partners.
Located on the historic Taos Pueblo inside the Taos Mountain Casino (non-smoking).
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.
Ziggy's Frozen Yogurt in Taos, New Mexico is locally owned and operated. Every purchase benefits youth in our community at DreamTree Project.
This family-owned, farm-to-table restaurant utilizes the best in local, wild, and farm-fresh ingredients. Contemporary takes on old classics, house-made specialties, and irresistible desserts that change with the season.
A favorite among Taoseños for authentic Northern New Mexican cuisine, char-grilled steaks and hickory pit-smoked BBQ! Enjoy delicious chile rellenos or stuffed sopapillas, blue corn enchiladas, fajitas, tamales, and more.
Historic Hondo Restaurant is a cozy atmosphere for family and friends to enjoy a meal together. We offer an affordable après -ski menu and an exciting lighter fare dinner menu accompanied by our hand-picked wine list.
Join us for our homemade Huevos Rancheros, a vegan tofu scramble, or a good old fashioned half pound hamburger (made even better with locally raised, grassfed beef).
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.
Reasonably priced world street food with fresh local ingredients.
Try our famous specialty pizzas or customize your pie exactly how you want it. Call and place your order now!
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.
(American Restaurant) This is your space to connect while savoring shareable dishes and inspired wines. This inviting dining room radiates international flare—rustic European alpine architecture folded into colorful New Mexican design.
Currently closed for COVID-Safe Practices.
“It’s like Little Italy!” raves one reviewer. Affordable, tasty Italian dishes with attentiveness to your food sensitivities. Great for families.
Voted best Mexican food in Taos County since 2005, Orlando’s has everything you could want: tacos, burritos, enchiladas, rellenos, and more. A family-run business, the recipes have been passed down from Grandma.
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!
Located on the Plaza in what is probably the oldest building in Taos, the Alley has a rich history dating back over 400 years. Live music, menu featuring bar food favorites, games, and a lively locals and visitors scene.
Drinks hot, iced, or blended. Assortment of fresh pastries, sweet breads, burritos-on-the-go, bagels, and more. Free wireless Internet. Great atmosphere. Featuring Ohori’s Coffee. We also have a drive-through.
Your new favorite spot to grab a burger or sample fresh New Mexican cuisine. Enjoy Rhoda’s carefully selected New Mexican food, wine list, local micro brews and craft cocktails. Located slope-side in the resort center, easily accessible.
Delicious soup and salad bar includes a variety of eat-in or grab-and-go options. Enjoy muffins, scones, cookies (gluten-free options), sushi, sandwiches, homemade tamales, breakfast burritos, rotisserie chicken, bbq ribs, and more.
Come experience a unique casual fine dining atmosphere set in the beautiful architecture of this historic Ranchos De Taos landmark. Our fare is a marriage of refined European simplicity with traditional New Mexican dishes.
Sagebrush offers a relaxed dining experience and charming Southwest style. Executive Chef Timothy Wooldridge infuses regional flavors by partnering with New Mexico farmers and purveyors to craft a menu of locally-inspired favorites.
Stop in for a fast, casual, and healthy crepe menu or scrumptious artisan chocolates and gourmet coffee. Molly and her crepe crew have been serving fresh, made-to-order, savory and sweet crepes in the Taos Ski Valley since 2008.
Casual and family friendly, the menu offers up such items as chicken fried steak and red chili fries as well as a good burger and beer.
You’ll find Bavarian hospitality at its warmest in our acclaimed restaurant, where a wait staff clad in lederhosen and dirndls dispenses German specialties in an ambience of pure Gemütlichkeit at the base of Taos Ski Valley.