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The Bavarian

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Twining Rd. off C.R. 150, Village of Taos Ski Valley, Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525
505/776-8020
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11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
If you're driving up here, be ready...

The restaurant was exactly what you'd expect from the reviews, replete with St. Pauli Girl dresses and a laid-back skier feel. The beer selection was good, as was the homemade mustard for the pretzels (highly recommended). However, if you're driving here in a rented Mazda 3 during a mid-afternoon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
bhagens
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Colchester, Vermont
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  • Romantic
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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Took 20 minutes to drive up the dirt road to this place. Their website does not list a closing hour and they did not answer the phone. Got there and they told us the kitchen closed at 7:30

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Colchester, Vermont
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was exactly what you'd expect from the reviews, replete with St. Pauli Girl dresses and a laid-back skier feel. The beer selection was good, as was the homemade mustard for the pretzels (highly recommended). However, if you're driving here in a rented Mazda 3 during a mid-afternoon mountain rainstorm, keep a good grip on the wheel and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I was there with friends and after hiking we were very hungry. The food had good taste but I don't know why after ate all of us we felt heavy and we didn't have too much food...

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped after our hike and trip up the mountain on the chairlift for some beer. A few good choices which they offered in a flight of 3 oz. glasses. We didn't eat there but had some fries. It would have been nice to have some other choices for a snack to eat with our beers. Good service and it... More 

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New Jersey
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great meal... enormous portions. Nice wine selection. Fun atmosphere. Take the shuttle rather than drive. It can be a little iffy on the ice, particularly if you plan to have a drink.

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Leawood, Kansas
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The food is delicious! The wait staff is fantastic! The outdoor porch is the best place to eat as it is gorgeous whether snowing in the winter or the sun is shining in the summer!

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is restaurant is very hard to find in the summer time and the information in TripAdvisor is incomplete. It is at the end of a long steep dirt road (100 Kachina Road) 2.6 miles above the village. (see attached map) Restaurant hours vary by season, so check their website for details. Likewise, hours for Ski Lift #4 vary, depending... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Good food. I had the beer brat and it was great. Loved the sourdough bread. The road is very bumpy in the summer so the car does take a beating. After lunch we rode the ski lift to the top which was beautiful.

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Taos, New Mexico
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I love the Bavarian in the winter as a fantastic spot for a late lunch after skiing in the Taos Ski Valley all morning. But my favorite time to go is in the summer after hiking in the mountains. You could not ask for a more beautiful place to spend a few hours, but there's more: Genuine German cuisine and,... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Loved this place. The drive up the mountain is a bit daunting, but worth it. The patio and view were amazing. Good German food and beers. Try the sausage sampler plate and get a test of three different sausages. The beer flight/sampling is a terrific way to try all four German beers on tap. Pretzel appetizer was very tasty. Service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Twining Rd. off C.R. 150, Village of Taos Ski Valley, Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos Ski Valley
  • Phone Number: 505/776-8020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?