Taos Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Taos; our list of the best things to see, including Taos Pueblo, Taos Pizza Out Back and Doc Martin's.
  • The best place in Taos: Taos Pueblo

    Taos Pueblo

    like other New Mexico pueblos
    The pueblo is open to visitors daily (fee) from 8 a.m. until 4:30, although it closes occasionally for religious ceremonies, including an extended closure in early spring, usually around Easter. There is an additional fee for photography, etc. You can drive to the pueblo if you don't mind the frustration of navigating through downtown Taos traffic, but Taos Trolley Tours visits it on one of their regular tours and may be a less aggravating way of getting there. Note that there's now a casino at the pueblo, if you go for that sort of thing; this one is notable for being entirely non-smoking.
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  • Taos Pizza Out Back

    Taos Pizza Out Back

    712 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
    Yummy pizza, fresh salads, awesome beer on tap, gigantic calzones, homemade desserts, "the green stuff," organic toppings, and a funky atmosphere! Become a fan today!! For a full menu online, please go to www.taospizzaoutback.com
  • Doc Martin's

    Doc Martin's

    125 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
    When it comes to fine dining, Doc Martin's Restaurant is recognized as one of the best restaurants in Taos and offers an unbeatable dining experience.
  • Hacienda de los Martinez

    on Ranchitos Road a few miles southwest of the plaza
    One of the few existing Spanish Colonial haciendas, or "Great House", you take a tour of this wonderful old place and get to see what life was like here in the early 19th century. $5
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  • Harwood Museum of Art

    on Ledoux Street a few blocks southwest of the plaza
    Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM. A vast collection from Taos artists dating from the 18th to the 20th century. $7
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  • Henningsen Fine Art

    235 Morada Lane, Taos, NM 87571
    10am-5pm daily, except holidays. free. This gallery and aquatic sculpture park sits nestled next to the famous Mabel Dodge Luhan House. Henningsen Fine Art is a contemporary gallery featuring photography, glass sculpture, and hand carved stone sculpture.
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  • Governor Bent Home

    on Bent Street a couple of blocks north of the plaza
    The former home of Governor Bent, the first Governor of New Mexico when it was territorial United States, who was killed here in a raid by angry residents who objected to American rule. Blumenschein Home & Museum, on Ledoux Street a few blocks southwest of the plaza, 1 575 758-0505. Daily, 9AM-5PM. The former home of Ernest L. Blumenschein, who became captivated by the scenery in Taos when he and a friend were traveling through and a wagon accident forced them to stay in Taos. Blumenschein told other artists of the beautiful scenery and returned to Taos, where he helped create the Taos Art Colony. $5
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  • Fechin Institute

    on Paseo del Pueblo just north of the plaza
    Located in the former home of Russian born artist Nicolai Fechin, the Taos Art Museum has works from famous Taos artists. $8
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  • Kit Carson Park & Cemetery

    a couple of blocks north of the Plaza on Paseo del Pueblo
  • Millicent Rogers Museum

    on Millicent Rogers Road off of Paseo del Pueblo north of town
    Daily, 10AM-5PM (closed on Mondays November-March). Famed artist Millicent Rogers lived here in Taos, and the museum continues her legacy. Lots of jewelry, and other Southwestern art like Native American pottery and a room for traditional Hispanic art. $10
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  • Wheeler Peak

    the highest summit in New Mexico at 13
    Wheeler Peak, the highest summit in New Mexico at 13,161', is on the ridge opposite the main ski runs and is a popular hiking destination. Do not underestimate this mountain. In addition to the avalanche hazard during the winter, bad weather can strike at any time of the year and turn what is normally a hands-in-the-pockets walk into a life-threatening, and sometimes -ending, experience.
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  • Kit Carson Home and Museum

    on Kit Carson Road 1/2 block east of the plaza
    The house of Kit Carson, with artifacts from his life and frontier life in Taos.
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  • Blumenschein Home & Museum

    on Ledoux Street a few blocks southwest of the plaza
    The former home of Ernest L. Blumenschein, who became captivated by the scenery in Taos when he and a friend were traveling through and a wagon accident forced them to stay in Taos. Blumenschein told other artists of the beautiful scenery and returned to Taos, where he helped create the Taos Art Colony. $5
    food nearby
  • Eske's Brew Pub

    Eske's Brew Pub

    116 Des Georges
    Good for what ales you!
  • Love Apple

    Love Apple

    803 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
    The Love Apple is a small thirteen table restaurant. Our food is non linear, inspired by the northern New Mexican farmers' fare and slow summer sunsets. We live in an old chapel replete with four foot thick adobe walls and a pretty steeple.
  • Gutiz

    Gutiz

    812B Paseo del Pueblo Norte
    http://GutizTaos.com/
  • Tim's Stray Dog Cantina

    Tim's Stray Dog Cantina

    105 Sutton Pl
    MARGARITAS!!!!!!
  • La Cueva

    La Cueva

    135 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
    Cafe Restaurant
  • The Gorge Bar & Grill

    The Gorge Bar & Grill

    103-I East Plaza
  • El Taoseño Cafe and Lounge

    819 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
    More of a local hangout than a tourist place, being well south of the center of town. Acceptable New Mexican fare, with some "American" items. Open M-Thurs 6:30AM-9PM; Fri-Sat 6:30AM-10PM; Su 6:30AM-2PM.
  • Lambert's of Taos

    309 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
    An old standby with mainly American cuisine. 7 days, dinner only (5:30PM until "closing," with cocktails starting at 5); reservations suggested.
  • Michael's Kitchen

    304C Paseo del Pueblo Norte
    A long-time local favorite, casual and busy. Great for breakfast, which is served all day. The New Mexican lunches are variable. Also has a nice bakery. Hours seem to vary; currently (October 2007) open 7 days 7AM-2:30PM, but closed on major holidays.
  • Five Star burgers

    1032 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
    Grilled sandwiches and panninis, fresh salads, sides, desserts, beer & wine.
  • Alley Cantina

    121 Teresina Lane
    Right near the plaza, as much bar as restaurant. "Delicious fish and chips, margaritas" according to some reviewers; barely edible tourist fare, according to others. Try it and offer an opinion. Food 7 days, 11:30AM-11PM; drinks until 1AM (midnight Sundays).
  • Ginza

    321 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
    Chinese and Japanese, with an extensive sushi selection. Locals consider this the best of a generally mediocre bunch of Oriental restaurants. Lunch buffet M-F 11:30AM-2PM; regular menu MF 11:30AM-9PM, Sa-Su 5PM-9PM.
  • Taos Pizza Outback

    712 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
    M-F 11AM-9PM, Sa-Su 11AM-10PM. Locals are divided about this pizzeria, some proclaiming it the best pizza in town, others sniffing that it doesn't serve "New York style" pizzas. Chacun à son gout.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Taos uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.