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Things to do in Taos County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bridge
“the most stunning views of the gorge, the mesa and the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Take the trail adjacent to the parking area along the rim to get a real feel for being out on the mesa. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Spa
“Beautiful spa. Beautiful baths in a stunning setting. Several great hikes. Good food. A treat for a day trip.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Best large venue in Taos - super cool compound of indoor stage and outdoor earthship style stage and patios etc. Selection of local and NM beer and wine; food menu as well. Casual atmosphere, great out of town shows if you look on their calendar. taosmesabrewing.com”
  • 70 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Fun place for drinks (music at night). There's public parking behind; the small street to get back there is easy to miss and is just to the right of the Taos Inn as you're facing it.”
  • 58 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Romantic and Intimate dinner restaurant with a rustic patio in a former adobe chapel crafting seasonal New Mexican and mostly local organic food. Reservations highly recommended!”
  • 69 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Colorful Mexican eatery with an open kitchen for enchiladas, fish tacos, margaritas & craft beer. Consistently good for lunch and dinner.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Nature
“A small ski resort about 30 minutes away. They also have a cafe that's worth visiting in the summer: The Riverside Cafe. A lovely setting for lunch with a full bar and tables outside by the river. The menu is mainly bar food: burgers, sandwiches, and burritos. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“It’s a super fun walking tour with lovely restaurants like Las Mananitas and historic Hotel La Fonda. if you talk to the front desk and ask if you can view DH Lawrence sketching’s you’ll find the famous renowned author had a naughty side :-) There are fantastic shops and many special events each week that include native dances and wonderful local bands ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Oldest building in Taos! Live music 365 days a year! Good food! Locals favorite!”
  • 45 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Intimate, upscale setting for contemporary American fare with a lounge & a tree-shaded patio.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Cinema
“Our most prestigious Museum with Taos Modern Artists, Agnes Martin, Blumenshein and other Taos Society of Artists. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Store
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“This place is AMAZING, it has everything you would ever need, I am a vegetarian​ and they carry my favorite products ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Amazing pizza, Italian food, salads, beer and wine. Fun vibe with snow boards as decor. Next to Lowe’s grocery. We typically arrive in town our first day, out in our pizza order to go, go next door to Lowe’s for groceries then grab and our pizza and head up to our cabin for our first easy dinner on vacation! A tradition! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Refined global fare & grill meats amid cozy hacienda ambiance, plus a bar/lounge with its own menu.”
  • 32 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“I love Aceq! They have a really creative menu, locally sourced and delicious. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Fun place to grab a cup of coffee, tea or evenIce Cream. They also have sandwiches. ”
  • 38 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“Best large venue in Taos - super cool compound of indoor stage and outdoor earthship style stage and patios etc. Selection of local and NM beer and wine; food menu as well. Casual atmosphere, great out of town shows if you look on their calendar. taosmesabrewing.com”
  • 70 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Romantic and Intimate dinner restaurant with a rustic patio in a former adobe chapel crafting seasonal New Mexican and mostly local organic food. Reservations highly recommended!”
  • 69 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“Fun place for drinks (music at night). There's public parking behind; the small street to get back there is easy to miss and is just to the right of the Taos Inn as you're facing it.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Colorful Mexican eatery with an open kitchen for enchiladas, fish tacos, margaritas & craft beer. Consistently good for lunch and dinner.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Oldest building in Taos! Live music 365 days a year! Good food! Locals favorite!”
  • 45 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Intimate, upscale setting for contemporary American fare with a lounge & a tree-shaded patio.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing pizza, Italian food, salads, beer and wine. Fun vibe with snow boards as decor. Next to Lowe’s grocery. We typically arrive in town our first day, out in our pizza order to go, go next door to Lowe’s for groceries then grab and our pizza and head up to our cabin for our first easy dinner on vacation! A tradition! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Refined global fare & grill meats amid cozy hacienda ambiance, plus a bar/lounge with its own menu.”
  • 32 locals recommend

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