As the mightiest mountain town in northern New Mexico, Taos is the go-to spot for those seeking a refreshing combination of summer sun and invigorating high altitude air. Long known as a place for visitors hungry for adventure, art or a tranquil getaway, Taos is now starting to make a name for itself as a hotspot for people who are just… hungry.
The hot temperatures of the summer months have nothing on the heat that comes with New Mexican chile. The official state question of New Mexico is, “red or green?” The official correct answer? That’s up to you. You’ll have no trouble finding restaurants to help you make your decision, with nearly every eatery in town offering something with spice. From green chile cheeseburgers from the The Burger Stand at Taos Ale House and green chile rellenos from La Cueva Café to the red chile enchiladas from Orlando’s or a breakfast burrito smothered in red chile from Michael’s Kitchen, you’ll have your hands (and your belly) full of delicious decision making.
Drink It All In
Just because the air is dry, doesn’t mean your mouth needs to be. And with a dizzying array of delectable drinks at your fingertips, there’s no reason you shouldn’t have one in your hands. Craft beer made in Taos is served with a side of unbeatable views at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership. Perfectly placed amongst the boundless Taos mesa, this is the place to be for cold brews and live music. If you’re more of a wine lover, be sure to stop by Parcht Bottleshop + Bites, an intimate and well stocked wine bar featuring varieties from all over the world. Still thirsty? Don’t even think about leaving town without trying the world-famous Cowboy Buddha Margarita from the Adobe Bar in the Historic Taos Inn, which is affectionately called the “living room of Taos” by locals.
Love You a Brunch
There’s nothing quite as charming as the harmonious blend of breakfast and lunch, except, possibly, the perfect way that the arts and the outdoors mix in Taos. Much like everything else, brunch here is just a little bit different. You simply cannot visit without stopping by Bent Street Deli for the authentic Northern New Mexican brunch of your dreams. The huevos rancheros and Taos style eggs benedict are calling your name. Elsewhere, Farmhouse Café and Bakery serves up picture perfect farm fresh brunch with a view. The large menu is full of beautiful and organic dishes, but you can’t go wrong with the Farmhouse Scramble or quiche of the day!
Nice to Meat You
There’s no denying that Taos has heart. And by that we mean hearty meals, of course. Whether you’re sitting back to enjoy herb roasted lamb rack or the special bison steak from Lambert’s or experiencing the benefits of living near a rushing river with the catch of the day from ACEQ, you’re sure to be satisfied after a day of adventure. Speaking of adventure, why not try something a little different while you’re here? We recommend the elk chop from De La Tierra at El Monte Sagrado or authentic German wienerschnitzel from The Bavarian in the Taos Ski Valley. One thing is clear – you definitely won’t be leaving with an empty stomach.