Taos and the Bavarian are always amazing - but on a sunny day - and regardless the temperature (if the wind is low) - sitting out on the Bavarian deck eating huge warm pretzels and drinking wine or beer looking up at the amazing Kachina Peak - well, it doesn't get better than this folks. Great music (lots of Marley) and everyone is your friend. Special shout out to Alicia - her smile and welcome will warm you up on the coldest of days! Don't go near Taos without hitting the Bavarian. I've skied all over the world, and this is the best!
Located two miles beyond the Taos Ski Valley Resort, the Bavaria Inn is definitely a destination place ... but worth the effort. Authentic German in every way: atmosphere, dress, menu, beer and hospitality. I had jagerschnitzel with mashed potatoes smother in thick mushroom gravy with red cabbage. Terrific! And the beer, all German, was outstanding. I would have liked to spend several hours there soaking up the atmosphere in the restaurant, but driving back down the mountain put a damper on that.
Big terrace watching the mountains, you can eat inside or outside and try typical dishes from Germany .... and variety of Beers !!! Try one of the hot dogs ... Enter the restaurant so to see the decoration inside. Nice people working there and very good service.
The food here is good (as is all the food on the mountain) but the place really has a lot of character/atmosphere that makes it worth a visit. The structure is made of wooden beams and the decor is rustic (stuffed animals, wooden tables, lambskin throws on the bench seats, costumed waitresses). It makes for a fun meal on the ski slopes.
I have eaten here twice in two years. Last year, I had sausages and beer. This year, it was a burger and fries and beer. Maybe I am just too American because I preferred the burger, which was better than average. Oh, man, the location is superb. Dress warmly if you sit outside and bring sunscreen. Your beer will not get warm, and it is really good. Service was marvelous, even with the huge crowd. My hat is off to those hard-working servers. I will gladly return.