Housed in an 1800s Catholic chapel, this restaurant boasts local thoughtfully prepared cuisine. The menu lists the cornucopia of local farms, ranches, and purveyors from which the menu sources its often-organic ingredients. Although fine, The Love Apple isn’t fussy. Menus shift with the seasons, but one thing remains consistent: The focus is on the ingredients, simply and lovingly prepared. Vegetarians won’t find throw-away pasta dishes or frozen veggie burgers here; vegetarian offerings are just as bountiful as meat-centric dishes.
The ambiance—intimate, with closely nestled tables, often lit by candle light—makes this my top date-night dinner pick in the Taos area. Although families do dine here with children, the intimate environment makes it more suitable for older (or very well behaved children), couples, or groups of friends.
Please note: The restaurant only accepts cash or check—no credit or debit cards—so plan ahead.