Taos Restaurants

The Bavarian

  • 100 Kachina Rd.
  • Taos Ski Valley
  • German
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/26/2017

Fodor's Review

The restaurant inside the romantic, magically situated alpine lodge, which also offers Taos Ski Valley's most luxurious accommodations, serves outstanding contemporary Bavarian-inspired cuisine, such as baked artichokes and Gruyère, and braised local lamb shank with mashed potatoes and red wine–roasted garlic-thyme jus. Lunch is more casual and less expensive, with burgers and salads available. Bavarian is an excellent spot to fuel up before attempting an ambitious hike, as the restaurant is steps from the trailhead for Wheeler Peak and other popular mountains. There's an extensive wine list, plus a nice range of beers imported from Spaten Brewery in Munich, and traditional Swiss fondue is served Tuesday nights in winter.

Restaurant Information


100 Kachina Rd., Taos, New Mexico, 87525, USA



Restaurant Details:

  • Closed for a few weeks in spring and fall and Tue.–Wed. in summer; call to confirm hrs. outside ski season

Published 06/26/2017


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Jan 17, 2017

A true Bavarian experience

This is a magical place. The ambience is wonderful. The beers are fantastic. My favorites are the schnitzel and the apple strudel. Their hot pretzels and home made mustards are a real treat. It is lovely to sit outside for lunch but then inside for dinner. My favorite spot on the mountain.