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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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Hours:
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Worth the drive

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Kirsten D
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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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 36 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 23 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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Highland Mills, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Best place to eat and settle down after the last run! Take your last run down to the base of lift 4. Meet up with your friends here and and settle in. Food is incredible and the staff are so welcoming. My ski club eats and drinks here every year. I love it.

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El Prado, New Mexico
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I've eaten at the Bavarian several times over the years. It never disappoints. German food like grandma used to make.

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The setting is beautiful and after a hike to Williams lake IN THE SNOW (yes on May 31st), this place was a sight for sore eyes. The outside dining was great - we enjoyed the view and watching the birds steal food from other patrons plates. The beer selection is 100% German and the brat on a pretzel bun was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We choose it for the location, but were wowed by the food. First let me say that we had no idea how far of a drive it was and how it is up the side of the mountain at the END of the road. I don't think I would be brave enough to make the drive in anything but perfect... More 

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Waco, Texas
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

we have eaten here on several occasions, and have never been disappointed with any of the many bavarian style dishes, and in the snow months they will come pick you up at the ski valley parking area and return you.

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Texas
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Really great food and beer. A perfect place for lunch at Taos Ski Valley. Can't wait to get back! I recommend the jagerschneitzel as it comes with good mushroom gravy and the dark German beer.

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Additional Information about The Bavarian

Address: Twining Rd. off C.R. 150, Village of Taos Ski Valley, Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525
Phone Number: 505/776-8020
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos Ski Valley
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
Average Prices: USD 25
Cuisine: German

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?