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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
“Only 2 miles away, you definitely have to stand on the Gorge Bridge and feel it shake when trucks drive over. Looking 800 feet down while that happens is optional! There is also an endless trail next to the gorge for walking or biking. You can't get lost.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Spa
“Do not wait, go now. This is one of the best mineral springs around. Five star lodging, food, and hot soothing water. *****”
  • 69 locals recommend
Nature
“Family friendly mountain - prides themselves on being the first to open in New Mexico each year. More rustic and laid back vibe than Taos Ski Valley.”
  • 13 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
Mexican Restaurant
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“Probably the best loved New Mexican food in Taos by locals and visitors alike. Just be aware that you will probably have a 20 minute wait for a table. It's VERY popular. Personally, I like sitting at the counter and you may not have to wait as long to get seated there. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great atmosphere and food, outdoor seating (fire pit, blankets provided for chilly evenings). Reservations recommended. Cash/check only.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Park
“Small local shopping, arts and culture, strolling along, watching people, and many Taos community events are held here. Look for park concerts in the summer, holiday events, and more.”
  • 40 locals recommend
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Restaurant
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“Great place to stop into when you're exploring the Plaza. Great nachos and burgers. Has a dog-friendly patio and is next door to a toy store. Pool table, shuffleboard, live music with karaoke on Wednesday. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Only 5 miles down the road, a local brewery with good food and live music most nights.”
  • 33 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
American Restaurant
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“Probably the top restaurant in Taos it has great food, a lovely patio and the Treehouse Bar which service appetizers from 3-6 at half-price if you're on a budget. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Great Breakfast and lunch with local ambience. Local New Mexican food and bakery with reasonable prices.”
  • 31 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. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Our most prestigious Museum with Taos Modern Artists, Agnes Martin, Blumenshein and other Taos Society of Artists. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Solid pizza with gluten free options. Not the best place for large groups. A solid take-out option for sure. ”
  • 10 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
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
“Probably the best loved New Mexican food in Taos by locals and visitors alike. Just be aware that you will probably have a 20 minute wait for a table. It's VERY popular. Personally, I like sitting at the counter and you may not have to wait as long to get seated there. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great atmosphere and food, outdoor seating (fire pit, blankets provided for chilly evenings). Reservations recommended. Cash/check only.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place to stop into when you're exploring the Plaza. Great nachos and burgers. Has a dog-friendly patio and is next door to a toy store. Pool table, shuffleboard, live music with karaoke on Wednesday. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Brewery
“Only 5 miles down the road, a local brewery with good food and live music most nights.”
  • 33 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Probably the top restaurant in Taos it has great food, a lovely patio and the Treehouse Bar which service appetizers from 3-6 at half-price if you're on a budget. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great Breakfast and lunch with local ambience. Local New Mexican food and bakery with reasonable prices.”
  • 31 locals recommend

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