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Abe's Cantina y Cocina

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489 State Road 150, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514
+1 505-776-8643
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

this is a small place outside of taos on the way to the ski area. the lunch was very good, served by a family, and with only about 4 tables. it is not pretentious but well worth the stop.

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Thank brian f
Roseville, California
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419 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

As a Californian on a week-long vacation in the Taos area, I visited Ab’s twice. First time was for lunch at the food side. Wife Gretchen and I enjoyed taquitos and a beverage. I bought my Nuevo Beer (A Santa Fe brew) at the long traditional bar and took it to the dining area. My second visit was to find... More 

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Thank Newsboymac
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Abe's is great to call ahead and take out before a hike or skiing. It is conveniently located half way from town to the mountain. We call and order as we leave for a hike and it is ready when we get there. Don't forget their salsa...it is delish! If they don't answer the number in Trip Advisor try this:1... More 

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Thank Sarah D
Arroyo Seco, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I live near Arroyo Seco and have eaten at Abe's many times. Arroyo Seco is on the road to Taos Ski Valley from Taos. The atmosphere is not great, and the service is a bit slow, but the food is the best. Order at the counter and either take-out or eat in one of a half dozen tables. Tripadvisor asked... More 

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Felton, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Abel Garcia is a local legend and still the proprietor of Abe's Bar and Grill/ Cantina and Cocina. The bar expanded over the years to include the Cocina and more recently a lovely back patio and bar area that fronts the creek--this was an unexpected surprise as the establishment was much smaller-- though still great- the last time I visited... More 

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Colorado
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198 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

This place has been around for ages and there are many reasons. The owners are part of Arroyo Seco; the bar is a locals hangout; the kitchen is known for their New Mexican door. The breakfast burrito is excellent; love the turnovers; the chile delish! It is rustic, so go for the food to experience. Spend your dollar is an... More 

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Thank Where2NextColorado
Mesa, Arizona
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

This place was a small watering hole. Great drinks for the price. Well and Beer! Small but friendly. Would recommend to anyone just wanting to stop and have a drink after a long day. Or just for a drink to be had with company.

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Austin, Texas
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110 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Stop in, and it feels like a local bar, but often with travelers coming thru. A gem in this beautiful little village.

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Thank machalter
Milwaukee
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Excellent low-cost, homemade N. NM food in salt-of-the-earth environment. This is where the locals eat.

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Thank Milwaueeman
Kettering, United Kingdom
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145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

I visited Abe's a few years ago and didn't eat for some reason but wish I had. Recently we were in the area again and had lunch. No doubt. The best green chile stew EVER. Can't recommend it enough.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 489 State Road 150, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Arroyo Seco
  • Phone Number: +1 505-776-8643

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?