10 Essential Taos Patio Dining Experiences


Farmhouse Café and Bakery

Gluten-free, vegan, local grassfed beef and bison burgers, salds and sweets to die for are amde with love. Organic ingredients are sourced from more than 20 local farms and ranches. The property boasts an on-site garden, koi pond, market, incredible pasture and mountain views and a plot full of wind sculptures.

Adobe Bar and Doc Martin's Restaurant at the Historic Taos Inn

Hearty Adobe Bar fare includes tacos, chile rellenos, burgers, salds, green chile stew and their fmaous nachos. The Taos Inn has been a popular respite, watering hole, entertainment venue and nosh options for decades. And since the patio is located at the inn's entrance, there is a surplas of people-watching fun. For a more secluded and fine-dining experience, head inside to award-winning Doc artin's and be seated in the back patio. 

The Alley Cantina

A little bit of everything is on the menu from sandwiches, burgers, fish and shrimp to New Mexican specialties. The Alley, where the locals go, is the oldest building in town. The patio faces a pedestrian-only, brick mall that connects with the John Dunn House Shops and Taos Plaza. 

Bent Street Café & Deli

Breakfast comfort food and specialty sandwiches for lunch in a country-style spot along historic Bent Street in the John Dunn House Shops. Mature tress, notable buildings, charming shops and fragrant flowers make this a grat place to eat outdoors. 

Common Fire

An inspired, locally sourced meanu changes with the chef's take on Taos's three seasons "monsoon, first winter and second winter." The alluring and utilitarian hearth that brightly burns New Mexican pecan wood is an interior ceterpiece. All bread is made in house. Wood-fired pizzas and flatbreads are available year-round. A bonus is the breathtaking view of Taos Mountain. 

Stray Dog Cantina

Casual all-day hangout with a chile-heavy menu of New Mexican eats, brews and cocktails, plus a killer patio beside the Rio Hondo with views of the European Village of Taos Ski Valley and, of course, those incredible mountains. 

The Gorge Bar & Grill

From burgers and pasta to salmon and Oysters Rockefeller, everyone will find something to savor. Located right on Taos Plaza, the large upper patio gives a full view of the historic square and beyond. 

Lambert's of Taos

Elegant dining under old trees and festive lights serving such delights as lobster risotto, filet mignon and rack of lamb for dinner. Lunch options include sandwiches such as Apple Wood MSoked Bricket and Lambert's Tequila Chicken and Southwestern blue corn enchiladas. 


Dive into a great pizza pie with a grand view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. "Two guys fro Utica, New York" put their signature "Taos twist on pizza." Also on the menu are hot "Tunnel" sandwiches, salads, pastas and deli-style sandwiches. 


Translated from SPanish as "delicious," Sabroso is fine American and global cuisine from wood-fired steaks and rack of lamb to house specialities such as liver and onions, mussels, homemade chicken pot pie and hickory-smoked baby back ribs. Sabroso's patio is roomy and has its own bar. During the summer, live music is a frequent food accompaniment. Sabroso is housed in a 150-year-old adobe that sits near an acequia among towering cottonwoods. 


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