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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 parking meters great shopping town square alley cantina art galleries new mexico walk around couple of hours toy store jewelry stroll concert benches merchants
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Thank 285kennethz
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Like larger Santa Fe down the road, the Taos Plaza is a town square bordered by shops, mostly catering to tourists. It's a nice plaza, but comparatively small next to Santa Fe and will command your attention for significantly less time. Traffic getting to and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank montanapescado
Reviewed November 1, 2018

check out all the galleries and shops here great place to spend some time in Taos there is always something going on, on the plaza

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paxton N
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Lots and lots of shops and art stores with lots of handmade articles to purchase. Some eateries and a lovely gazebo at which to rest.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ugausa
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Just what you would imagine - loads of gift shops a few places to eat and have drinks. Other than that - easy to miss.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rockyisle
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This small plaza has a lot of historical significance....it has some nice shops but the area has a lot of construction taking place. Some nice shops....

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cherie P
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Along the plaza there is not much other than tourist joints. The outfitter has a good shop. Get off the square for more interesting shops.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank D C
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

If you’re in Taos I would recommend visiting the plaza. There are an abundance of local shops to visit.

Date of experience: September 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.
April 15, 2017|
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Yes most things open.
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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.