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Abe's Cantina y Cocina
489 State Road 150 Taos
North Central

A classic in the tiny village on the way to the Taos Ski Valley. Abe's has been operated by the same family since its inception. Abe still comes in and his daughters help him greet and serve folks. Great green chile cheeseburgers. Lunch and early dinner. Abe inherited his tavern license from his uncle back in 1945, when he came back from World War II; now the tavern is operated daughter, Lina and his other daughter, Olympia helps both Lina and Abe with the store and tavern. Abe, who is about 85, is still seen working behind the handmade pine bar. The parking lot in front of the tavern is usually filled with the pickup trucks of local ranchers, and the glistening SUV's of tourists on their way up to the Taos Ski Village. Abe's the local hangout where Olympia and Lina serve enchiladas, Chicharron Burritos - that's little curly pieces of fried pork skins or the local favorite, the Breakfast Buritto. Don't pass up the luscious pumpkin empanadas and indigenous gossip.