“Travel Log”–Taos, New Mexico–July 14, 2011

Tantalizing Taste and Tranquility in Taos

Orlando's Birdhouse - BWe’ve arrived for our long anticipated yearly sojourn in Taos, New Mexico. Next week Bob attends a watercolor workshop given by Taos resident artist/potter Stephen Kilborn. Driving from Colorado our traditional first stop is lunch at Orlando’s, a personal favorite consistently serving excellent New Mexican fare.

Today we savored every tantalizing taste – Bob a shredded beef chimichanga, Nancy a combination platter of cheese and onion enchilada in a blue corn tortilla, chile relleno and a shredded beef taco in soft shell blue corn tortillas, accompanied by posole and beans. Yum! Although many Orlando’s menu items are ones similar to those found on Tex-Mex menus there’s a world of difference in the rich New Mexican flavors.

Orlando's Diners - BFilled to the gills, we declined one of the homemade dessert treats. During our Taos visit I’m planning on several more visits to enjoy the shredded beef burrito, the fish tacos and grilled shrimp burrito plus dessert at least once. The flan is always exceptional and the frozen avocado pie uniquely refreshing.

Birdhouses at Casa - BFor the third year we’re delighted to settle into Casa de Las Abuelas, an adobe guest house. I’ll share more about this exceptional property in a separate posting. The convenient yet secluded location provides much needed tranquility after a day of travel, museum and gallery visits, or outdoor activity. After threatening afternoon skies we peacefully watched evening descend as mere whiffs of clouds inched across the sky. A perfect beginning to a Taos vacation.

Nancy on Patio - B

2 thoughts on ““Travel Log”–Taos, New Mexico–July 14, 2011

  1. j. Madison Rink

    Hi Nancy….what a great blog and now I’m hungry……gotta go to Orlando’s.

    I hope while you’re here you’ll stop by Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery to see the work of many local artists including my original and unique art photography – here’s a link for a peek and thanks!

    National Geographic – Geotourism – Art Photography j. Madison Rink
    http://www.fourcornersgeotourism.com/content_detail.php?uid=fca5A39DB30F9F1EBFF0

    Oh, and stop by “Elevation Coffee, Taos” just a little north of town on left side (El Prado) The “Breve Latte” is the BEST cup of coffee I have ever had in the world!” I mean it!

    Have fun and safe travels!

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