September 2021 by Alex Born
Built in 1995 the Bavarian Restaurant at Taos Ski Valley stands at 10,200 ft. elevation at base of the Kachina Basin. The food delicious, the staff is friendly, and the views are breath taking.
September 2021 by John Hill
Bartender at a local tap house informed me that this restaurant was worth the exciting drive up the dirt road to Kachina Peak. She was right. Beautiful German Haus located at the base of Lift 4 at Taos Ski Valley.Ordered from the bar station on the patio, picked up my beer, and by the time I was just getting seated, a very pleasant server arrived with my food. It was piping hot from the kitchen.I ordered the Beer Bratwurst and a pint of Franzenkeiner. The brat and kraut were house made, and you could really tell. Came with a side of house made fries that were perfectly cooked. I enjoyed every bite of this meal.The view and weather from the patio were great.You bus your own tables on the patio, but that wasn't an issue for me.You'll need a sturdy ride to get up that road, but it's totally worth the effort.
September 2021 by Jp M.
This is the spot for beer! It's located right at the base of Lift 4 just past the lake. It's a gorgeous area the scenery is breathtaking. This place was packed and they short hours due to covid and possibly due to it being out of season. It's a ski lodge but I really love being up here during the summer for hiking and biking. They are definitely a tourist spot and they capitalize on it but logistically, it's not the most accessible spot so I expect prices to be a bit higher. I ordered a bunch of things off the menu to try it out since I may not get another opportunity for a while but it was pretty good. IDK if I'd call it the most authentic (especially looking at the menu descriptions) but it was still pretty good. I think it was about $9 for a single (large) pretzel, typically you'd expect a basket of brotchen with a pretzel and some other delicious breads but I think the real selling point here is the beer, followed by the view. The goulash was not too bad, it was hearty and savory. It was a mix of pork, beef, and some potatoes served with some grainy/rye bread. Typically if the goulash has potatoes, it's considered a full meal but otherwise, it can be served with dumplings or noodles. The single letdown was the beer brat, it was served cold and so it was hard to really get a good account for the flavor. It came topped with sauerkraut on a hoagie roll but It would have been better on a crusty brotchen roll or bolillo or even just by itself on the plate with some sauerkraut on the side and some of that rye bread. The finale was the apple strudel and really that was the main thing I was really looking forward to. You know the strudel scene from ingloious basterds, well it was close. The pastry was packed with tangy apples and raisins, loaded with light sweet whipped cream and a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream. The pastry itself was a little soggy, really missed that crunch but it tasted so good, you almost immediately ignored the lack of crispy crust and focused on the tart apples and sweet light whip. Overall, it's definitely a place for beer and good times and if you are looking for something to eat along with your tasty beverage, you won't be disappointed. Check this place out, you'll have a great time.
August 2021 by Manuel Figueroa
I found this place 4 years ago and stayed the night. Good food with an amazing view and great hiking
August 2021 by Bobbye V.
Quintessential German restaurant, so authentic I was shocked I didn't bump into anyone in lederhosen. Spectacular views of the ski valley and steps away from the lift. We visited in summer and whether the menu was limited due to the season or the pandemic it did not disappoint, we loved every entree we ordered. Excellent beer menu and ciders as well.
August 2021 by PeanutSantaFe_NM
A very limited lunch menu. Not the gourmet full menu we used to order from... The Pretze:l Salty and not soft inside. The Bratwurst: With just a tiny bit of sauerkraut, sitting on a tasteless toasted bun. French Fries... Shriveled up, not crispy, just flat and tired looking. No gourmet refined German food anymore. It felt more like visiting an American fast food place with a million dollar great view of the mountains. For the sausage plus fries you pay an easy $16.00. Ouch...
August 2021 by John Curtis
I have to say very disappointed, after many years of enjoying the Bavarian, after a day of skiing or just making a trip up from Santa FE, this last visit on 8/16/ 21 was a huge disappointment. Three hot dogs and three drinks (beer and wine in a can) with an order taker who seemed as though there was somewhere else he would rather be than there. One of the guys who was working offered a apple strudel because of the issue of not a full menu. It was great and likewise he was also good, but it didn'toffset the overall experience. They could do much better than that. Will not return.
August 2021 by Olga P
We love this place!!! Everything is great: location, beer, food. Very nice and friendly service.Special thank you for lovely and delicious dessert!
August 2021 by 246wades
The food is average priced for a ski resort so just know that. They do offer few great beer and the brats are good to go. Has a good beer garden outside for a meal or break with a dog.
August 2021 by Terry Farnham
Wow! Top of the Taos Ski valley and well worth the trip! We took the chair lift to the top and upon our return elected to have lunch at the Bavarian!!! While hugely impacted by this Covid thing they were doing their best to insure our experience was terrific!Food was delicious (Bratwurst!!) and the craft beer deliciousThe facility was amazing- notice the details of the decor! Don’t miss this one!
August 2021 by Abram Bailey
Nice spot. Beers were pricey.
August 2021 by QuietPerson
We ate on the deck in the fresh mountain air. This summer they offer counter ordering then waitstaff brings food to your table. Note that their menu has a few more food choices on weekends. Portion sizes were generous. I've been searching many years for some decent goulash and finally found it here. Very satisfied with our meal. The pretzel was enormous, and the apple strudel was terrific! I wish I could have a bowl of their goulash right now!
August 2021 by debw63127
Great stop for us! Kind of remote, 2 miles up a gravel road at top of ski mountain, and were surprised at crowd! We had our dog with us sat in beer garden, probably would have anyway. You go up to counter to order. There was a line but it moved quickly. Got the ham and cheese platter, but nothing special about it. Fun!
August 2021 by Jordan Nelson
Hard to beat the atmosphere/setting. Food (brats, pretzel) was good. Schnitzel wasn't available when we went; as others mentioned they have apparently currently have a pared down menu and Schnitzel is only available on certain days. It's expensive for what it is ($80 for 2 x brats, 1 x pretzel, and 2 beers) which isn't surprising given the location.
July 2021 by Jay Doshi
Meh. If you can’t leave the mountain for good food, than eat here, cautiously. Typical over priced ski food, but it’s convenient.My wife’s schnitzel sandwich was raw on the inside, but they made it right by letting her get anything else on the menu for free.