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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
+1 575-776-8020
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 19:30
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Thu - Sun 11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 19:30
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bavarian restaurant is one of the best!! Authentic German food and beer. Love it. Always eat there when in Taos Ski Valley. Thomas and his wife and staff are super. Highly recommend the Bavarian. Were there for Octoberfest. Such fun!!!

Thank Judygee1841
Lucas, Texas
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340 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Drove up to the ski area to see the mountain views and found this delightful Bavarian restaurant. The food was delicious - sauerkraut was better than in Germany! We were able to sit on the deck in the beautiful fall sunshine surrounded by the Alps. Well maybe not the Alps but a nice lunch.

Thank CoolPapaGreen
Vail, Colorado
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

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 

Thank Vail183
Davenport, Iowa
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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 

Thank Dogan D
Barrington, New Hampshire
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 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 

Thank NHgardengirl
Richland Hills, Texas
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 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 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 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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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 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 

Thank MikeandBrendaR
Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 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 

2 Thank David M
New Mexico
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 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.

Thank Wapiti H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Austrian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 19:30
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: +1 575-776-8020

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