Ranchos Trading Post Cafe is one of the really great treats in Taos for the cuisine, the service, and the beverages. Right up the hill from the famous Saint Francis de Assisi Church in Ranchos de Taos is the Historic Trading Post building now housing the Trading Post Cafe, a definite local favorite. Amidst Vigas. Wrought Iron Furniture and Local Art you may watch acclaimed Chef Rene prepare flavorful dishes from around the world from his open air kitchen. Have a seat at the bar and watch the action up close or in one of three dining rooms, two with fireplaces. There is also a beautiful back Patio surrounded with flowers and sculpture. Make sure you listen closely to your server for the myriad of Daily Specials. No matter where you sit you're sure to get delicious food and friendly service. (Photo upper left by Ken Gallard)
Local hipsters outnumber tourists at this casual spot. Intelligent and attentive service along with well-presented contemporary Southwestern art make any meal a pleasure. For starters try the signature noodle soup or minestrone with smoked ham before moving on to an oven-roasted duck with seasonal vegetables and creamy mashed potatoes or any of the traditional pasta dishes. Superb desserts include a coconut-cream pie and rich strawberry shortcake.
For Dinner at Ranchos Trading Post Cafe, you can try dishes such as: Caesar Salad, Chef's Fresh Catch, Antipasti Freddi - italian vegetables. Minestrone - garden vegetables, smoked ham, Bistecca Fiorentina - ribeye seared in lemon parsley olive oil, PennÃ© Arrabbiata Pasta - spicy tomato sauce, peas, italian sausage, Spinach Salad - pine nuts, raisins, tomato aioli, Sonoma Lamb Chops - tomato mint salsa, Seafood Pasta - cream sauce, Crispy garlic pork chop, Carpaccio Primavera - dijon aioli, Pasta Bolognese, Rosemary Chicken - oven roasted half chicken, Creole Pepper Shrimp - saffron rice, Trading Post Chicken Noodle Soup, Farfalle Primavera Pasta - garden vegetables, parmesan cream, Roast Duck - apple chutney, frangelico sauce, Fettuccine alla Carbonara Pasta - bacon, parmesan cream, Escargot - herb butter, crispy angel hair pasta, Chicken Vesuvio - fresh herbs, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, Piccata Milanese - chicken breast scaloppini, parmesan saffron rice, House Green Salad - lemon chive dressing, Angel Hair Pasta - chicken, wild mushrooms, gorgonzola cream.
Trading Post Cafe is available for Private Parties and Catering on and off premise.
For Lunch at Ranchos Trading Post Cafe, you can try dishes such as: Caesar Salad With Chicken Breast or With Grilled Salmon Filet, Pizza Margherita tomato, garlic, basil, parmesan, buffalo mozzarella, Torta Cubana pork or chicken, avocado, black beans, onion, mozzarella cheese, Grilled Vegetable Salad, Minestrone garden vegetables, smoked ham, Four-Cheese Pizza mozzarella, gorganzola, provalone, parmesan, Steak Sandwich Milanese tomato, onion, peppers, Spinach Salad pine nuts, raisins, tomato aioli With Chicken Breast or with Grilled Salmon Filet, Pasta Bolognese, Chicken Salad Sandwich, Nicoise Salad tuna or chicken, anchovy, lemon chive dressing, Penne Arribbiata Pasta spicy tomato sauce, peas, Italian sausage, Italian Pizza pepperoni, sausage, tomato, parmesan, provalone, mozzarella, Farfalle Primevera Pasta garden vegetables, parmesan cream, Tuscan Sandwich layered grilled vegetables, mozzarella, Fettuccini alla Carbonara Pasta bacon, parmesan cream, Trading Post Hamburger mozzarella, bacon, sauteed onions, ACarpaccio Primavera dijon aioli, Italian Sausage Sandwich tomato couli, sauteed peppers and onions, House Green Salad lemon chive dressing, Trading Post Chicken Noodle Soup, Angel Hair Bourguignonne escargot, chives, gorgonzola cream.
4179 State Road 68, Ranchos de Taos
Lunch 11:30am - 4:00pm, Dinner 5:00pm - 9:30pm