I should have known that after writing the previous post, I would be asked about my personal recommendations. Here is what I shared with my friends that were headed to Taos;
I highly recommend Orlando's New Mexican Cafe in Taos...out of town a bit: http://www.orlandostaos.com/ and be sure and stop and shop at: http://www.artemisiataos.com/ but skip the tourist shops around the plaza. If you have time go to: http://www.mabeldodgeluhan.com/ - the grounds are very pretty and I'm reading one of her books now.
For in Taos dining, try Doc Martins: http://www.taosinn.com/restaurant.html And, of course Taos Pueblo http://stripedpot.com/2011/03/29/visiting-taos-pueblo-world-heritage-site-in-new-mexico/ ....Enjoy!!!!