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The Bavarian

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German, Austrian, European
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100 Kachina Road, Village of Taos Ski Valley, Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Vail, Colorado
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tomas has been running this place for years and it is always fantastic. The best deck in the ski valley for food, drinks, sunshine and people watching. You don't have to be skiing to enjoy it. It's open in summer as well and you can drive to it year round. If it's raining you may want a four wheel drive.... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Beware of the long steep drive on a dirt road that finally leads to this rather authentic looking Bavarian chalet. Both the patio and the interior follow through with the theme. Unfortunately that's where it ends. The Wiener schnitzel might have been a schnitzel but there was nothing Wiener about it. The bier selection was also a disappointment. With all... More 

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Barrington, New Hampshire
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

This place is the real deal. Food, Beer, the building designed like a true pub in the Alps. Even the staff wear authentic clothing. Go with an appetite because the food is plentiful and oh so delicious. Priced right too. Drawback is the restaurant is truly on the mountain. A good four wheel drive can make it up the steep... More 

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Richland Hills, Texas
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Every time I visit the Taos Ski Valley I have to come here to eat and drink a few beers. It has a warm and comfortable atmosphere reminiscent of being in the German Alps. You can also sit out site on the patio if you prefer and take in the fresh mountain air and views. They have great German food,... More 

Thank Shane C
Dallas, Texas
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Good times are to be had. Great space, great views, good drinks. Not many vegetarian options but it's so nice and cozy. Definitely worth going.

Thank mamalulurose
Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We took a day trip up to TSV in the off season and found this beautiful place right at the top of the road and just below the peaks. While we didn't eat dinner there the food is said to be as good as you'll find in Bavaria. We can attest to the authenticity of the German beer selections which... More 

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Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We have come to really like the authentic German food at Bavarian and eating there has become a must-do item every trip we take to TSV. I think I have tried everything on the menu and it is all good. To get there you drive up the mountain way past TSV Resort to Kachina Peak, the steepest & longest ski... More 

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New Mexico
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The food here is excellent and the deck is a wonderful place to enjoy it on a sunny New Mexico ski day. The prices are quite reasonable as well for a ski area restaurant.

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The Colony, Texas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

We made our reservation through Open Table on Yelp and they had no record of it, they seated us regardless except it was on the edge of the dining room next to the bar in the pathway to the restroom. Our waitress was great though, she was very accommodating and the food was pretty good too. The dining room is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

We love the food here! The crab and sausage soup was delicious as well as the sausage and sauerkraut. The pretzels were a great starter while we wAited on our food, but the kitchen can be a little slow. However, the view and atmosphere make up for it. It is located at the bottom of a run and you can't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
German, Austrian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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: 575/776-8020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?