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Popular online dining resource Eater just made your trip to El Pueblo Lodge even more tasty. This month Eater released “The Essential Restaurants in Taos, New Mexico,” and it’s the perfect go-to guide for dining your way through Taos on your next visit. So, who made the sweet and savory cut? Here are the highlights:

The Love Apple

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Why visit? Seasonal and locally grown ingredients punctuate the often-changing menu. Don’t miss the baked tamale with Oaxacan-style red mole, finished with an egg and creme fraiche.

Doc Martin’s Restaurant

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Why visit? The restaurant is a registered historic landmark known for globally inspired dishes. Try the chile relleno, which features an Anaheim chile stuffed with chevre, pepitas and pico de gallo.

Taos Mesa Brewing Taos Tap Room

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Why visit? Come for the specialized brews like the Kolsch .45 and Kachina Peak Pale Ale, an homage to the summit of Taos Ski Valley; stay for the juicy burgers, tacos and cheesy Frito pies — an homage to, well, great food.

Lambert’s of Taos

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Why visit? A top spot for a special occasion, this fine dining mainstay also has a mighty fine wine selection, thanks to the staff sommelier. Indulge in the short ribs braised in espresso and red chile for a refined taste of the southwest.

Chokola

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Why visit? Dip into this cozy cafe for a decadent sip of single-origin chocolate, offered hot or cold for sipping or as mousse, bars and gelato. Take a walk on wild side and try chocolates infused with matcha, rosemary or chile. How fiery!

Common Fire

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Why visit? Dig into comfort food favorites like chicken soup with house-made noodles, barbecue short ribs, and mustard-spiked mac and cheese. Just don’t skip the house-made bread.

5 Star Burgers

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Why visit? Craving a burger? Open wide and take a bite out of the Taos Burger, topped with strips of fried green chile, barbecue sauce and cheddar cheese. Burger nirvana …

Aceq Restaurant

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Why visit? Beer-battered cheese curds in Taos? The owner’s Wisconsin roots are reflected in that mouth-watering  and oozy-gooey choice — but also save room for the chicken and waffles, fish and chips or bacon-wrapped dates. 

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