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Taos Plaza

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The Taos Plaza is the historic center of the town of Taos. Once a Spanish fortified walled plaza, it is now a beautiful collection of wonderful businesses.
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400 Camino de La Placita, Taos, NM 87571-6071
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All reviews farmers market lots of shops la fonda hotel bent street parking meters great shopping town square t shirts alley cantina art galleries new mexico walk around couple of hours kit carson stroll souvenirs clothing
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi. this is an area for the locals and visitors to shop. there are all kind of shops and gift shops for the visitors.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank alanh45953
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to walk around and see the flavor of the town. Shops varied from touristy to authentic Indian goods.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nomad400362
Reviewed January 6, 2019

The plaza has some shops surrounding it. The plaza itself is not too great, an open space. The plaza in Santa Fe is much prettier and has more plants, trees. It seems this plaza need an update.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alexa S
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Just like many town in New Mexico, Taos Plaza is the center of the town with restaurants, shops and around it. Yes, it is the center of the town and is the point of visit and shopping.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Taos Plaza is the center of town. It has numerous shops and restaurants. It also has the La Fonda hotel. It has great Christmas lights at night during the season. They have toned them down since last year. You also go and shop the off-plaza...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank agnitfom2000
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Lots of history and charm here. It is a town square with a park-like center. Great place to shop and stroll. We visited at night shortly before Christmas. The cottonwood trees were beautifully decorated with Christmas lights, while Christmas music was playing. We enjoyed it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank plars4
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Great little place for walking and enjoying some history. The Kit Carson home is a interesting place. I learned a few things about him that i didn't know. Several neat shops and museum to visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank veggielover2
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Beware of this store! Owner is very rude and condescending. Does not stand behind the products sold! Have shopped here for several years after he purchased business,never had a problem with a product.But when I did have an issue- owner very rude and argumentative. They...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

But a fun place to walk around - wide variety of shops and place to eat - convenient parking, obviously centrally located.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thirst-Aid
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Neat place with an ecclectic mix of tee shirts, art,jewelry,mercantile and a nice little cantina / bar in the corner. Easy parking and access to the open air square and lawn area.

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 24, 2017|
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Response from virginac | Reviewed this property |
If you are in the town, the ride up the mountain is about 20 minutes. Yes, There is a movie theater in Taos
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June 10, 2017|
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Of course! It's a great place to take your pup.
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Lawrence, KS
Finding New Mexico products in Taos (2 Replies)
What's with all the cheap Chinese crap for sale on the Taos Plaza? Rubber tomahawks? Please. I didn't come all this way to buy Asian junk labeled "Taos"! I found one store that sells stuff that's made in New Mexico, and, not coincidentally, it's called Made In New Mexico. It's on the west side of the square. By the way, they provide free wireless Internet on the plaza that I found pretty helpful. If you know of other stores that sell NM stuff in Taos or Santa Fe, please post them...More
September 06, 2007|
Response fromk9taos|
Sometimes its good to get off of the Plaza. Most of the shops On Bent Street have locally made items, as do many of the other stores in Taos proper. You might also enjoy the village of Arroyo Seco which has many artists and artisans. Enjoy!
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Quick day trip to Taos (3 Replies)
My husband had business in Taos today, so I tagged along. We drove from our house south of Santa Fe, got to Taos in 2 hours! The drive north of Santa Fe, through Pojoaque, Espanola takes quite a bit of time due to construction, traffic etc. We had time for some shopping and late lunch near Bent St and the historic John Dunn House shops. Fun shops including Mooncat Fiber, a wonderful fiber/yarn shop and one of the best selections of SW fabrics at Taos Adobe Quilting nearby. Great late...More
May 11, 2014|
Response fromdenalicat|
Fun, Casa, & you couldn't have picked a more beautiful day. The flowering bushes & trees are luscious! We're here now & getting ready to go to the arts & crafts in the park that has been going on all weekend.
Baton Rouge, LA
Help on 10 day itinerary (18 Replies)
I have been reading some itineraries, and a lot of people are saying stick with north or south, but we would really like to see both. Please read over our itinerary and let me know if it would be feasible. I would really appreciate it. I understand its a road trip and we will be driving a lot, but we certainly dont want to be so tired after vacation that we need a vacation. Day 1: Baton Rouge to Dallas, night in Dallas. Day 2: Dallas to Santa Fe. Night in Santa Fe, dinner in Santa Fe...More
May 12, 2009|
Response frombbp72|
oh and we are a married couple, mid 20s so fairly active. If that helps. lol.