Eat what you bring, bring what you want
Bounty from the land
Share a bite with your fellow travelers
When dining out is just the ticket.
We’re lucky to have several great restaurants nearby. It’s a good idea to use the phone on the Cliff House portal to call before you go to be sure they’re open. (And with the pandemic, researching whether eating out is even an option is key.) Here are some favorites:
Serving the best northern New Mexican cooking. Award winning green chile dishes. A teeny tiny place well worth the beautiful 9 mile drive to the village of El Rito. Cash or check only! Read the Yelp reviews here.
An oasis of civilization! Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Has a wine bar.
In Ojo Caliente, just 3.5 miles away.
A Trip Advisor reviewer wrote “authentic New Mexico,” describing the Mesa Vista in a nutshell. Must-see decor, friendly staff, tasty meals. On 285 on the way into Ojo Caliente, 3 miles from Cliff River Springs.
We’re partial to dining on Lambert’s pretty garden patio at 123 Bent Street. Arrive early enough to enjoy a libation upstairs at The TreeHouse Bar & Lounge where happy hour begins at the civilized hour of 2:30 pm seven days a week. For a beautiful drive head over to Taos by way of Pilar and back across the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.
A memorable farm-to-table eating experience in Taos, The Love Apple features delicious local, organic home cooked dishes served in an artistic setting. On a warm summer’s evening, try dining on the outdoor patio. Located at 803 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.
In Penasco on the scenic High Road to Taos, Sugar Nymphs is a destination well worth the trip for lunch or dinner. So cozy on a crisp day when the wood stove’s going. And oh, the carrot cake… It’s a featured stop on our 3-day itinerary.
Heading to Santa Fe? You’re in for a treat. So many great restaurants to choose from. Ask us for recommendations!