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The following is a sneak peak at the current top 10 results in each of the pre-populated Best of Taos 2021 survey categories. These results ARE NOT FINAL. Your votes will continue to be accepted and counted until the polls officially close on April 9th at midnight!

These results only represent only those categories for which the options were preset.  

The results of write-in categories takes longer to evaluate, and will only be revealed after the polls close.

The following results were last updated March 29, 2021 at 1:21pm.

Best Restaurant?
 
Medley => 123 
Love Apple => 110 
Orlando's New Mexican Cafe => 90 
Lambert's of Taos => 86 
Ranchos Plaza Grill => 74 
Guadalajara Grill => 65 
Martyrs => 53 
Michael's Kitchen => 52 
ACEQ => 36 
Farmhouse Cafe and Bakery => 35 
Sabroso Restaurant & Bar => 35 

Best Breakfast?

Michael's Kitchen => 206 
Taos Diner => 170 
Gutiz => 105 
Farmhouse Cafe and Bakery => 93 
Mante's Chowcart => 57 
El Taoseño => 55 
Bear Claw Cafe & Bakery => 41 
Manzanita Market => 39 
Bent Street Café & Deli => 33 
A la Cart World Street Food => 30 

 
Best Breakfast Burrito?
 
Mante's Chowcart => 143 
Abe's Cantina Y Cocina => 111 
Mary Jane's Home Cooking => 85 
Taos Diner => 74 
Blake's Lotaburger => 64 
Michael's Kitchen => 49 
Taos Cow => 45 
El Taoseño => 40 
Elma's Mexican & American Food => 32 
Cid's Food Market => 31 

 
Best Place to Eat Vegetarian?

Cid's => 111 
Farmhouse Cafe and Bakery => 96 
Wake And Take => 78 
A la Cart World Street Food => 67 
Manzanita Market => 55 
Gutiz => 53 
Love Apple => 47 
5 Star Burgers => 46 
Sol Food Cafe and Natural Market => 38 
Bent Street Café & Deli => 33 

 
Best New Mex Food?
 
Orlando's => 238 
Ranchos Plaza Grill => 101 
Guadalajara Grill => 73 
El Taoseño => 69 
La Cueva Café => 68 
Michael's Kitchen => 48 
Abe's Cantina Y Cocina => 47 
Mante's Chowcart => 41 
Casa de Valdez => 37 
Antonio’s Taste of Mexico => 34 

 
Best Traditional Mexican Food?
 
Guadalajara Grill => 305 
Orlando's => 115 
La Cueva Café => 85 
Antonio's Taste of Mexico => 80 
Ranchos Plaza Grill => 71 
Toribio's Mexican Kitchen => 50 
Michael's Kitchen => 33 
Azteca => 32 
Jalapeños => 25 
Mexico Lindo => 20 

 
Best Red Chile?

Orlando's => 157 
Ranchos Plaza Grill => 94 
El Taoseño => 75 
Guadalajara Grill => 60 
Michael's Kitchen => 50 
Abe's Cantina Y Cocina => 48 
Mante's Chowcart => 41 
Taos Diner => 38 
Antonio's => 37 
La Cueva Café => 35 

 
Best Green Chile?
 
Orlando's => 156 
Ranchos Plaza Grill => 97 
Michael's Kitchen => 78 
Abe's Cantina Y Cocina => 72 
El Taoseño => 64 
Mante's Chowcart => 54 
Guadalajara Grill => 45 
Taos Diner => 38 
Antonio's => 36 
La Cueva Café => 35 

 
Best Pizza?
 
Pizaño's Pizza => 286 
Taos Pizza Outback => 233 
Chalupp's Pizza => 134 
Taos Mesa Brewing Downtown Tap Room => 113 
Mondo Italiano => 41 
Dominos Pizza => 22 
Angel Fired Pizza => 20 
192 @ The Blake => 19 
Stellas => 12 
Sugar Nymphs Bistro => 12 

 
Best Burger?
 
5 Star Burgers => 330 
The Burger Stand at Taos Ale House => 146 
Blake's Lot A Burger => 48 
Mante's Chowcart => 31 
Gorge Bar and Grill => 26 
Medley => 25 
Sugar's => 17 
Martyrs Steakhouse => 17 
192 at The Blake => 16 
575 Sports & Co. => 16 

 
Best Roadside Food Cart?
 
A la Cart World Street Food => 299 
Mary Jane's Home Cooking => 295 
Sugar's => 97 
Elma's => 83 
Taos Cow => 76 
Rosa's => 60 
Taos Chicharrón Burrito => 54 
Eske's => 42 

 
Bar You've Missed the Most During the Pandemic?
 
The Alley Cantina => 210 
Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn => 150 
Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership => 82 
Treehouse at Lambert's of Taos => 58 
Taos Mesa Brewing Downtown Tap Room => 52 
Medley => 51 
Burger Stand at Taos Ale House => 45 
Gorge Bar & Grill => 45 
Abe's Cantina Y Cocina => 36 
Sabroso => 33 

 
Best Brewery?

Taos Mesa Brewing => 670  
Red River Brewing Company => 175 
Blue Heron Brewing Company => 78 
Enchanted Circle Brewing Company => 25 
Comanche Creek Brewery => 18 

 
Best Patio?
 
Medley => 98 
Gorge Bar & Grill => 91 
Lambert's of Taos => 88 
Martyrs Steakhouse => 85 
Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn => 70 
Bent Street Deli => 66 
Sabroso Restaurant & Bar => 66 
Orlando's => 46 
Red River Brewery => 34 
5 Star Burgers => 34 

 
Margarita You've Missed the Most During the Pandemic?
 
Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn => 163 
Doc Martin's at the Historic Taos Inn => 76 
The Alley Cantina => 68 
Treehouse at Lambert's of Taos => 54 
Medley => 45 
Casa de Valdez => 44 
Martyrs Steakhouse => 43 
Sabroso Restaurant & Bar => 38 
Old Martina's Hall => 25 
Abe's Cantina y Cocina => 22 

 
Best Coffee Shop?
 
World Cup => 150 
Coffee Apothecary => 135 
Elevation Coffee => 132 
Koko => 87 
Taos Java => 63 
Starbucks => 55 
The Coffee Spot => 45 
Peets @ Taos Valley Lodge => 35 
Black Diamond => 33 
Michael's Kitchen => 27 

 
Best Baked Goods Made In-House?
 
Michael's Kitchen => 312 
KOKO => 185 
Bearclaw Bakery => 128 
Farmhouse Cafe and Bakery => 119 
Wild Leaven Bakery => 119 
Cid's => 96 
Sol Food Organic Market & Cafe => 56 
Albertson's => 49 
Smith's => 17 
Tiwa Kitchen => 13 
Super Save => 8 

 
Best Place for Sweet Treats?
 
Chokola => 274 
Taos Cow => 110 
Baskin Robbins => 108 
Michael's Kitchen => 104 
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory => 99 
Bear Claw Cafe & Bakery => 94 
Koko => 90 
Cashmere & Chocolate => 32 
Ziggy's Frozen Yogurt => 29 
Sugar Nymph's Bistro => 28 

 
 
Best Art Gallery?
 
Wilder Nightingale Fine Art => 65 
Magpie => 53 
Harwood Museum of Art Gift Shop => 47 
Ed Sandoval Gallery => 41 
Millicent Rogers Museum Gift Shop => 33 
203 Fine Art => 31 
Jones Walker of Taos => 31 
Art Questa => 28 
Parsons Gallery of the West => 25 
Coyote Moon => 25 

 
 
Best Gift Shop?
 
Arroyo Seco Mercantile => 89 
FX 18 => 66 
At Home In Taos => 52 
Millicent Rogers Museum Gift Shop => 51 
Moxie => 48 
Magpie => 38 
420 Gear => 36 
Guerilla Graphix => 27 
Mudd and Flood => 25 
Ampersand => 24 

 
Best Place to Read or Buy a Book?
 
Taos Library => 228 
Op. Cit. Books => 209 
The Brodsky Bookshop => 194 
SOMOS => 112 
CAV Thrift Store => 55 
Millicent Rogers Museum Gift Shop => 44 
Hooked on Books II => 40 
Harwood Museum Gift Shop => 27 
Two Graces Taos => 25 

 
Best Grocery Store?
 
Cid's Food Market => 486 
Albertsons => 225 
Smith's => 198 
Sol Food Natural Market => 45 
Supersave => 35 
Taos Food Coop => 31 
Taos Market => 26 
Dixon Coop => 14 
Questa Center Super Market => 7 
Midtown Market => 6 

 
Best Farmer's Market?

Taos Farmers Market => 853  
Red Willow Farmer's Market => 52 
Questa Farmer's Market => 34 
Arroyo Hondo Farmer's Market => 23 
Dixon Coop => 22 
Angel Fire Farmer's Market => 16 
Des Montes Art Gallery Farmer's Market => 9 
Ojo Caliente Farmer's Market => 6 
Eagle Nest Farmer's Market => 5 
Taos Winter Market => 2 

 
Best Place to Buy Fresh Flowers?
 
Taos Farmers Market => 220 
Enchanted Florist => 218 
Albertson's => 204 
Bud's Cut Flowers & More => 158 
Smith's => 138 
Petree Nursery & Greenhouse => 72 
Cid's Food Market => 54 

 
Best Place to Buy Yarn?
 
Vortex Yarn => 339 
Moon Cat Fiber => 244 
Tuesday Morning => 118 
Walmart => 102 
Best Resale Shop? => 15 

 
Best Resale Shop?
 
CAV Thrift Store => 236 
Re-Threads => 155 
Habitat for Humanity Restore => 137 
ReNeux => 130 
Stray Hearts ReTails => 63 
Angel's Attic => 51 
Lilly's => 25 
Bobby's Place => 21 
Larry Martinez Jeweler => 21 
Taos Fine Consignment => 16 

 
Best Women's Clothing Boutique?
 
Michelle's => 94 
Steppin' Out => 82 
Moxie => 67 
Spotted Bear => 58 
Andean Software => 56 
Overland Sheepskin => 53 
ReNeux => 51 
Sam's Shop => 42 
Boxie Tees => 34 
Moda => 33 

 
Best Men's Clothing Store?
 
Taos Mountain Outfitters => 335 
Clarke & Co. => 146 
Overland Sheepskin => 133 
The Underground => 84 
Paul's Men's Shop => 80 
Taos Fly Shop => 58 
Moxie for Men => 32 
Taos Leather => 12 

 
Best Ski/Snowboard Shop?
 
Cottam's Ski & Outdoor Shop => 249 
Boot Doctors => 134 
Adventure Ski Shops => 87 
Mudd-N-Flood => 77 
Le Ski Mastery => 70 
Taos Mountain Outfitters => 64 
Taos Ski & Boot => 37 
Re-Threads => 22 
Mountain Sports => 20 
All Seasons Sports => 19 

 
Best Outdoor Gear Shop?
 
Taos Mountain Outfitters => 346 
Mudd-N-Flood => 286 
Big 5 Sporting goods => 131 
Taos Fly Shop => 65 
Boot Doctors => 47 
Re-Threads => 32 
Taos Cyclery => 29 
All Seasons Sports => 22 
Gearing Up Bicycle Shop => 20 
Sitzmark Sports => 11 
Dos Amigos Anglers => 5 

 
Best Hardware & Home Improvement Store?

Rio Grande ACE => 537  
Randall Lumber & Hardware => 370 
Tractor Supply => 81 
Questa Lumber & Hardware => 54 
George's Woodworks => 24 
Mountain Supply True Value => 23 
Alpine Lumber => 20 
Dan's Flooring Carpet Tile & Window => 13 

 
Best Garden Center & Nursery?

Petree Nursery & Greenhouse => 650  
Rio Grande ACE => 269 
Earthgoods => 117 
Pacheco's High Country Evergreens Landscaping & Nursery => 46 
Wal-Mart => 16 

 
Best Place to Buy Floor Coverings?
 
Dan's Flooring => 249 
Vargas Tile Company => 132 
Rio Grande ACE => 78 
Alhambra => 69 
Tuesday Morning => 42 
Varela's Flooring Works => 40 
Angel Fire Flooring => 32 
Weaving Southwest => 31 
Red Arrow Emporium Inc. => 29 
Starr Interiors => 27 

 
Best Home Furnishings?
 
Mattress Mary's Mountain Lifestyle => 141 
Red Arrow Emporium => 72 
Mattress Mary's Taos Lifestyle => 67 
At Home in Taos => 62 
Alhambra => 52 
Camino Real Imports => 37 
Magpie => 35 
Antigua de Mexico Imports => 34 
Ampersand => 28 
ReTails shop => 24 

 
Best Place to Buy a Mattress?
 
Mattress Mary’s Taos Lifestyle => 341 
Mattress Mary's Mountain Lifestyle => 283 
Red Arrow Emporium => 53 
Quality Furniture of Taos => 45 
Antigua Furniture => 31 
Quality Furnishings of Taos => 1 

 
Best Liquor Store?

The Cellar => 304 
Del Norte Liquors => 176 
Medley => 95 
Albertsons => 91 
Smith's => 77 
El Prado Liquor Store => 56 
Abe's Cantina Y Cocina => 54 
Walgreens => 50 
Midtown Market => 25 
Parcht => 20 

 
Best Local Jeweler?
 
Larry Martinez Jeweler => 183 
Maria Samora => 52 
ClaireWorks => 49 
Taos Gem & Minerals => 36 
Chimayo Trading Del Norte => 34 
Mesa's Edge => 26 
Arroyo Seco Mercantile => 26 
FX-18 => 26 
Arthur Lujan => 25 
Earth & Spirit Gallery => 23 

 
Best Local Rock Shop?
 
Taos Gems & Minerals => 405 
Taos Rockers => 176 
La Tierra Mineral Gallery => 84 
Elements Crystals & Rocks => 51 
Thunder Lizard Beads => 37 
Hummingbird Beads => 29 
Touchstone Gallery => 20 

 
Best Place to Ship a Package?
 
9 to 5 Ship & Print => 226 
Taos Crating Co. => 221 
UPS Store => 209 
Taos Post Office => 179 
El Prado Post Office => 92 
Ranchos de Taos Post Office => 63 
Creative Framing & Crating => 20 
Box Canyon Shipping => 10 
Northside Self Storage Inc. => 5 
Pueblo Packing => 3 

 
Best Pet Supply Store?
 
Blue Sky Pet & Feed Supply => 422 
Taos Tack & Pet Supplies => 137 
Tractor Supply => 107 
Cid's Food Market => 56 
Unleashed => 54 
Randall Lumber Ranch and Feed => 33 
Avalyn's Paw Spa => 32 
Walmart => 29 
Salazar Road Veterinary => 29 
Super Groomers => 13 
Taos Veterinary Clinic => 13 

 
Best Annual Event in Taos County You Can't Wait to Return?
 
Christmas Eve at Taos Pueblo => 134 
Las Fiestas de Taos => 107 
Music in Kit Carson Park => 70 
Paseo => 60 
Arroyo Seco 4th of July Parade => 58 
Taos Plaza Live => 52 
Bonfires on Bent Street => 51 
Taos Wool Festival => 42 
Taos Pueblo Pow Wow => 42 
Fall Arts Festival => 37 

 
 
Best Local Museum?
 
Millicent Rogers Museum => 352 
Harwood Museum of Art => 321 
Taos Art Museum at the Fechin House => 95 
Kit Carson Home & Museum => 85 
La Hacienda de los Martinez => 62 
Blumenschein Home & Museum => 27 
The Couse-Sharp Historic Site => 22 
Governor Bent House => 18 

 
Best Hiking/Jogging Trail?
 
Williams Lake Trail => 137 
Devisadero Loop Trail => 104 
Wheeler Peak Trail => 97 
Italianos => 78 
Bull-of-the-Woods trail (also called the Wheeler Peak Trail => 72 
Wild Rivers Scenic Area => 66 
Taos Valley Overlook Trails => 45 
West Rim Trail => 39 
Amole Canyon => 30 
Slide Trail => 27 
South Boundary Trail => 27 

 
Best Place for Family Fun?
 
Gutters => 144 
Outside in nature => 97 
Twirl Toystore & Playspace => 75 
Taos Ski Valley => 74 
John Dunn Bridge => 49 
Fred Baca Park & Wetland Trail => 47 
Kit Carson Park => 40 
Angel Fire Resort => 30 
Taos Youth & Family Center => 24 
Storyteller 7 Cinema => 21 

 
Best Rafting Company?
 
Los Rios River Runners => 386 
Far Flung Adventures => 114 
New Mexico River Adventures => 81 
Big River Raft Trips => 69 
Kokopelli Rafting Adventures => 34 
New Wave Rafting => 23 
Santa Fe Rafting => 16 

 
Best Ski and Snowboard Area?
 
Taos Ski Valley => 661 
Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort => 110 
Angel Fire Resort => 70 
Red River Ski & Summer Area => 49 
Enchanted Forest X-Country Ski Area => 41 

 
Best Live Music Venue?
 
Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership => 200 
Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn => 155 
Kit Carson Park => 140 
KTAOS Solar Center => 105 
Taos Plaza Live => 73 
The Alley Cantina => 73 
Old Martina's Hall => 37 
Taos Community Auditorium => 18 
Sabroso => 17 
Bull O' The Woods Saloon => 15 

 
Best Local Radio Station?
 
KTAOS: 101.9 => 353 
KNCE: 93.5 => 215 
KKIT: 95.9 => 95 
KKTC: 99.9 Angel Fire and 100.7 Taos => 55 
KTRZ 105.5 Thunder => 52 
KXMT: 99.1 => 40 
LUNA: 96.7 => 29 
KRZA: 88.7 => 23 
KRDR: 90.1 => 16 
KDCE: 950 AM => 13 
KVOT: 1340 => 6 
KLDK: 96.5 => 4 
KYBR: 92.9 => 4 
KNMF 106.5 => 2 
KWAS: 91.3 => 2 

 

Best Place to Hit the Jackpot?
 
Taos Mountain Casino => 306 
Buffalo Thunder Resort => 247 
Tesuque Casino => 43 
Ohkay Casino => 40 
Santa Claran Casino => 29 
Cities of Gold Casino => 22 
Nambe Falls Casino => 11 
Jake's Casino => 6 

 
Best Real Estate Agency?
 
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Taos Real Estate => 176 
Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties => 91 
Dreamcatcher Real Estate => 55 
Pinon Investments => 42 
Taos Properties => 41 
Abeyta Realty => 38 
Century 21 Award => 38 
Lora Co Real Estate => 28 
Chisum Realty Group => 26 
Mariposa Realty => 26 


Best Place for Hair Styling?
 
Salon Marjorie => 125 
Shank => 85 
Salon X => 55 
Vivid Hair Salon => 35 
Be-You-tiful Salon => 33 
Kiss Me Beautiful Salon => 31 
Illusions Salon => 25 
Nikki's Source of Harmony Salon => 23 
Aztec Hair Salon => 22 
Spirits of Beauty => 22 
Tangled Hair Salon => 22 

 
Best Barber Shop?
 
Jason Montano Barber Shop => 161 
Johnny's Barber Shop => 133 
Carlos' Barber Shop => 96 
Hitching Post Shave => 89 
Gil's Barber Shop => 66 
Chop Shop => 49 
To the Nines Barber Shop => 40 
George's Barber Shop => 24 
Valerie's Barber Shop => 17 
Michael's Barber Shop => 14 
Manuel's Barber Shop => 9 

 
Best Place to Pamper Pets?
 
10,000 Wags => 267 
Unleashed => 126 
Super Groomers => 123 
Avalyn's Paw Spa => 92 
Taos Fur Styling => 84 
Redwillow Mobile Grooming => 20 
Peanut Gallery Dog Grooming => 9 

 
Best Yoga Studio?
 
Shree Yoga => 141 
Aura Fitness => 128 
High Altitude Health and Fitness => 71 
Taos Spa & Tennis Club => 39 
High Frequency Loft => 36 
Seco Yoga of Taos => 33 
Hot Yoga Taos => 31 
Taos Yoga Therapy => 26 
Morada Lane Yoga Studio => 16 
Eternal Becoming => 12 

 
Best Place to Get Fit?
 
Taos Spa & Tennis Club => 166 
High Altitude Health and Fitness => 133 
Aura Fitness => 67 
Deliberately Fit => 62 
The Body Shop => 58 
Shree Yoga => 40 
Taos Youth & Family Center => 33 
Taos Pilates Studio => 18 
Angel Fire Country Club => 15 
Free World Fitness => 13 
Questa Fitness & Health => 11 
Picuris Pueblo Fitness Center => 4 

 
Best Place to Play Tennis?
 
Taos Tennis at Quail Ridge => 295 
Taos Spa & Tennis Club => 253 
High Altitude Health and Fitness => 58 
Angel Fire Resort Tennis Center => 49 

 
Best Place to Play Golf?
 
Taos Country Club => 541 
Valle Escondido => 112 
Angel Fire Resort => 103 

 
Best Lodging for Visitors?
 
El Monte Sagrado Resort and Spa => 196 
Casa Benavides Inn => 66 
El Pueblo Lodge => 62 
Taos Inn => 51 
Sagebrush Inn => 47 
Blue Sky Retreat => 34 
Casa Gallina => 31 
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa => 30 
Earthship Biotecture => 28 
The Blake at Taos Ski Valley => 28 

 
Best Bed & Breakfast?
 
Dreamcatcher => 192 
Casa Benavides => 149 
Adobe & Pines Inn => 111 
Casa Gallina => 49 
Hacienda del Sol => 30 
Blue Sky Retreat at San Geronimo Lodge => 25 
Old Taos Guesthouse => 21 
Taos Country Inn => 19 
Palacio de Marquesa => 18 
Austin Haus Bed & Breakfast => 15 

 
Best Bank?
 
Centinel Bank => 330 
Nusenda Federal Credit Union => 238 
US Bank => 104 
Hillcrest Bank => 94 
Guadalupe Credit Union => 41 
New Mexico Bank & Trust => 24 
Questa Credit Union => 10 
InBank Angel fire => 8 
Washington Federal Bank => 3 

 
Best Plumber?
 
Phoenix Mechanical => 127 
Bond Plumbing & Heating => 36 
Eddie's Downtown Mechanical => 24 
David's Plumbing => 22 
Adobe Plumbing & Heating => 21 
K&T Plumbing => 20 
Dan Stewart => 19 
A&W Mechanical Inc. => 19 
A-1 Mechanical => 18 
Kat's Plumbing => 16 
Joe's Plumbing => 16 

 
Best Chimney Sweep?
 
Bailey's Chimney Cleaning & Repair => 384 
The People's Chimney Service => 102 
Alpine Chimney Sweep => 85 

 
Best Auto Repair Shop?
 
Metric Motors => 162 
Taos Off-road & Performance => 70 
A&R Collision Center => 52 
Doc's Automotive => 40 
Jaime's Brakes & Alignment => 37 
Taos Garage => 36 
IKO's Auto Repair => 26 
Taos Suby Garage => 25 
Point S => 21 
AutoZone => 21 

 
Best Insurance Company?
 
Wanda Lucero => 177 
Brown & Brown => 79 
Andrea Suazo => 58 
Allstate Insurance => 50 
Thomas Gutierrez => 47 
USAA Property & Casualty Co. => 27 
George Gandy Insurance => 22 
Dennis Santistevan => 18 
Rio Grande Insurance => 18 
Beaudry Independent Insurance Agent => 14 

 
Best Building Contractor?
 
Affordable Adobe => 30 
Earthship Biotecture / Michael Reynolds => 29 
Magee Design - Jed Magee => 27 
Magee Build - Aaron Magee => 26 
Diamond Finish => 26 
Up-Front Construction => 23 
Ian Forsberg General Contractor => 21 
Wayne Rutherford => 20 
Loveless Construction => 19 
Taos Mountain Builders => 18 


 
Best Shuttle?
 
The Blue Bus => 321 
Taos Ski Valley Airport Shuttle Service => 125 
Taos Rides => 63 
Taos Regional Airport Shuttle => 44 
Roadrunner Shuttle and Charter => 41 
Mountain View Shuttle => 28 
Taos Traveller => 9