Top Choice Modern American in Taos


Consistently hailed as the 'Best of Taos,' and now relocated into a charming old adobe just north of the Plaza, Lambert's remains what it’s always been – a cozy, romantic local hangout where patrons relax and enjoy …
Top Choice New Mexican in Taos

Love Apple

A real 'only in New Mexico' find, from the setting in the converted 19th-century adobe Placitas Chapel, to the delicious, locally sourced and largely organic food. Everything – from the local beefburger with red chi…
New Mexican in Taos


Renowned for serving what’s hands-down the best New Mexican food in Taos – be sure to try the blue corn chicken enchiladas – this inconspicuous little cafe, just left of the highway as you head north of town, gets r…
Pizza in Taos

Taos Pizza Out Back

Pizza dreams come true with every possible ingredient under the sun at Taos' top pie palace; for example, the recommended Vera Cruz has chicken breast and veggies marinated in a honey-chipotle sauce. Slices are enor…
New Mexican in Taos

Doc Martin's

Hang out where Bert Philips (the original Doc Martin's bro-in-law) and Ernest Blumenschein cooked up the idea of the Taos Society of Artists. Sit by the kiva fireplace, pop a cork on an award-winning wine, dive into…
Modern American in Taos

Graham's Grille

Since its opening in 2007, Graham's has consistently been voted one of the best restaurants in Taos. It serves honest, creative food in hip retro-mod environs – think lime-green walls, purple lightbulbs and starched…
New Mexican in Taos

Michael's Kitchen

Locals and tourists alike converge on this old favorite because the menu is long, the food's reliably good, it's an easy place for kids, and the in-house bakery produces goodies that fly out the door. Plus, it serve…
Grill in Taos

Ogelvie’s Taos Grill & Bar

There’s no place like the 2nd-floor patio for surveying the scene on the plaza. And there’s nothing like the chicken mole for lunch ($11) or the garlic and black pepper rib-eye ($25).
Diner in Taos

Taos Diner

Diner grub at its finest, prepared with a Southwestern, organic spin. Mountain men, scruffy jocks, solo diners and happy tourists – everyone's welcome here. The breakfast burritos rock. There’s another branch, open …
Italian in Taos

Trading Post Cafe

This longtime favorite strikes a perfect balance of relaxed and refined. Everything on the largely Italian menu, from pasta specials to rosemary chicken, tastes good. Portions tend to be large, so think about splitt…