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The Bavarian

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100 Kachina Road, 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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Best place to eat on the mountain

The food appears to be authentically German, although the servers, who are supposedly also dressed authentically, look a bit kitschy. All items on the menu are great, but in oder to get your lunch on weekends you will need to wait first for the table and then for the service. Offer of draft beers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Evgeni F
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Norman, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This on mountain restaurant is great. They have very authentic german dishes/drinks like gluhwein, goulash and bavarian pretzels. The service was great even though it was a very busy lunch!

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Thank Laura C
Farwell, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have a tradition of eating on the deck of the St. Bernard every year which we did on day one. we wanted to try something different for day two and have wanted to try this place for years. Was a little surprised of the 20+ minute wait time for a table outside but it was a beautiful afternoon and... More 

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Thank Greg A
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the best food, bar, staff and view for a dining experience in TSV. Don't care what the prices are - its worth it. Food is excellent - Bar menu is excellent and the staff is exceptional - and the view absolutely cannot be beat on a bluebird day!

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Thank Kristen W
Methven, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the fondue night at the Bavarian and weren't disappointed. A very cool place, unique experience and a great wine list.

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Thank huxman
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was outstanding, service was very good. Ask the waitress for recommendations. I had the noodle dish (goes by a German name) and it was enough for two although I ate 3/4 of it as I had been skiing. It's located at the base of the hill on the back side, and if you are driving up to it in... More 

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Thank dianerosalind
Norman, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food appears to be authentically German, although the servers, who are supposedly also dressed authentically, look a bit kitschy. All items on the menu are great, but in oder to get your lunch on weekends you will need to wait first for the table and then for the service. Offer of draft beers is outstanding!

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Thank Evgeni F
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Bavarian in early December and was fortunate to have diner with Tomas who built it way back when. It has and always will be a classic lodeg in one of the most pristine areas in the world. Great vibe and location but be careful as its hard to leave after a big lnch and get skiing again.

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Thank lvosburgh
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is amazing! You get plenty of food. The price may be a little higher, but you are on a ski mountain, just enjoyed it.

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Thank CHaynes24
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was cold. We had to eat with our ski vests. The food was average: The lamb was way too spicy the schnitzel a little too dry. But the waitress was very nice and efficient.

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Thank estetedebois
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have often skied Taos and have had lunch several times at The Bavarian. For the first time we lodged at this unique property. We spent 5 nights here the week before Christmas. This property, which has just a few rooms exceeded our expectations. Our 2 bedroom suite with kitchen and gigantic bathroom overlooked the base of Chair #4. Full... More 

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Thank gornickmj

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Kachina Road, 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

  • Cuisine: German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?