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

FOOD & DRINK : 8 : 8


Best Breakfast Best Place to Eat Your Greens Taos Diner Cid's Food Market NORTH SIDE: 908 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE, TAOS • (575) 758-2374 SOUTH SIDE: 216 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 751-1989 623 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE, TAOS • (575) 758-1148 CIDSFOODMA­RKET.COM TAOSDINER.COM Again Cid’s runs away with this category. This organic, locally owned, full-service food market consistent­ly gets rave reviews for its hot and cold prepared food offerings. Organic is the operative word at Cid’s, so if you’re looking for a tasty, healthy place to “eat your greens,” look no further than the tempting soup and salad bar. Cid’s also offers freshly made prepared salads. Indoor seating is available. Taos Diner consistent­ly ranks high in this annual survey of the best place for breakfast. The Charles Breakfast Burrito, The Copper John, homemade corned beef hash, large, house-made biscuits and daily specials are just a few of the mouth-watering reasons the first-place vote is true. And good coffee brings it all together. The “Diner” is no secret to locals — or what many like to call “the Diner in-crowd” — when it comes to morning fare in this homey and casual favorite. Best Restaurant in Taos County Farmhouse Cafe and Bakery Michael's Kitchen 1405 PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE, EL PRADO • (575) 758-5683 FARMHOUSEC­AFEANDBAKE­RY.COM 304-C PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE, TAOS • (575) 758-4178 MICHAELSKI­TCHEN.COM Best New Mexican Food Best Weekend Brunch Gutiz 812-B PASEO DEL PUEBLO NORTE, TAOS • (575) 758-1226 GUTIZTAOS.COM Brunch at Gutiz has earned best brunch accolades for five years running having offered handmade chocolate truffles by Jennifer Loves Chocolate and a menu of fused Latin and French cuisines. The Gutiz pastry chefs show off their skills in the kitchen. Loyal patrons love the chocolate croissants to the eggs Benedict topped with homemade Hollandais­e sauce and an impressive selection of sandwiches. Throughout the years, Gutiz has maintained its old flavorful charm. The atmosphere in this well-regarded café is often described as “serene” and “pleasant.” Lambert's of Taos Ranchos Plaza Grill 123 BENT STREET, TAOS • (575) 758-1009 LAMBERTSOF­TAOS.COM 6 ST. FRANCIS COURT, RANCHOS DE TAOS • (575) 758-5788 FINDONFACE­BOOK Lambert’s, on historic Bent Street, once again garnered the most votes in the Best Restaurant category. For about 30 years, Lambert’s has been a New York City-caliber restaurant minus the NYC attitude. Executive Chef James Crowther III has consistent­ly pleased the palettes of visitors and locals in a relaxed and discrimina­ting ambience known for perfected fresh fare, exemplary service and beautiful presentati­on. Best Breakfast Burrito Orlando's New Mexican Cafe Mante's Chow Cart 402 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-3632 1541 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-4855 1114 DON JUAN VALDEZ LANE, EL PRADO • (575) 751-1450 FINDONFACE­BOOK FINDONFACE­BOOK Want to know what true New Mexican food is? Then head to Orlando’s, which has been voted Best New Mexican Food in Taos County since 2005 due to the perfect infusion of New Mexican and Native American ingredient­s. Orlando’s serves up mouthwater­ing, authentic cuisine in a cozy, colorful space with an open kitchen. The house-made sangria is a popular accompanim­ent to meals. A small firepit makes for a perfect outdoor atmosphere. When visitors ask locals where to get authentic New Mexican food in Taos, more times than not they are directed to Orlando’s. Ahhh, the breakfast burrito — a much-loved New Mexico favorite traditiona­lly made with scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, cheese, potatoes and red or green chile all rolled up in a big, warm tortilla. Survey says no one makes a better breakfast burrito in these parts than the folks at Mante’s Chow Cart. Many moons ago, this humble Taos favorite for burritos and burgers started out as a food truck, hence its name. In the first Best of Taos issue in 1999, Mante’s won this category. The love continues. Abe's Cantina y Cocina Ranchos Plaza Grill Ranchos Plaza Grill 489 STATE ROAD 150, ARROYO SECO • (575) 776-8516 6 ST. FRANCIS COURT, RANCHOS DE TAOS • (575) 758-5788 6 ST. FRA • (575) 758-5788 FACEBOOK.COM/ABESCANTIN­AYCOCINA FINDONFACE­BOOK FINDONFACE­BOOK p. 10 BEST OF TAOS 2019 8

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