The Taos News - Best of Taos 2020 : 2019-06-13

FOOD & DRINK : 10 : 10

FOOD & DRINK

From left: Charley Galer and Scott Barady are the co-owners of Pizaños and thanks to their inventive pizza combinatio­ns, has been voted "Best Pizza" since opening in 2005. Ranchos Plaza Grill Best Red Chile 6 ST. FRANCIS COURT, RANCHOS DE TAOS • (575) 758-5788 Orlando's New Mexican Cafe FINDONFACE­BOOK Best Fast Food 1114 DON JUAN VALDEZ LANE, EL PRADO • (575) 751-1450 FINDONFACE­BOOK Mante's Chow Cart A question often asked by waitstaff at local eateries is do you want red or green or Christmas (combinatio­n of both) chile? At Orlando’s, with either choice you can’t go wrong. Orlando’s only uses Hatch chile that they prepare in their own special way, which becomes united with enchiladas, burritos and rellenos. Chile is a powerful ingredient, and the folks at Orlando’s know how to unleash it. Best Traditiona­l Mexican Food 402 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-3632 1541 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-4855 Guadalajar­a Grill FINDONFACE­BOOK Besides its vaulted breakfast burrito, Mante’s menu includes local, affordable lunch favorites such as the Trujillo burrito and green chile cheeseburg­er. Taos has come a long way from voting McDonald’s Best Fast Food in the first in 1999. Mante’s fast and fresh fare puts national Mexican food chains to shame. (Sorry Taco Bell — it’s no contest.) NORTH SIDE: 822 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE, TAOS • (575) 737-0816 SOUTH SIDE: 1384 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 751-0063 Ranchos Plaza Grill BestofTaos GUADALAJAR­AGRILLTAOS.COM 6 ST. FRANCIS COURT, RANCHOS DE TAOS • (575) 758-5788 A true taste of Mexico right here in Taos is the Guadalajar­a Grill. The Mexican roots in their fare isn’t limited to just succulent shrimp, meaty fish and fried ice cream. The extensive menu includes American-, Latinand other Mexican-style creations made with steak and chicken. There are tasty options for vegetarian­s as well. The “Guad” can get crowded due to popularity. The order line, however, is a well-oiled machine and the service is quick. The casual Guadalajar­a Grill has consistent­ly been a favorite of locals for many years. FINDONFACE­BOOK SECOND PLACE TIE Guadalajar­a Grill Best Green Chile NORTH SIDE: 822 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE, TAOS • (575) 737-0816 SOUTH SIDE: 1384 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 751-0063 Orlando's New Mexican Cafe GUADALAJAR­AGRILLTAOS.COM Blake's Lotaburger Orlando's New Mexican Cafe 1114 DON JUAN VALDEZ LANE, EL PRADO • (575) 751-1450 NORTH SIDE: 809 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE, TAOS • (575) 758-4987 SOUTH SIDE: 1136 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-4771 FINDONFACE­BOOK 1114 DON JUAN VALDEZ LANE, EL PRADO • (575) 751-1450 See Best Red Chile — ditto here. FINDONFACE­BOOK LOTABURGER.COM p. 12 BEST OF TAOS 2019 10

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