Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving Taos 2016 What's Going On, What to do, Which Taos Restaurants are Open

Eat, Drink and Happy Thanksgiving in Taos!
Please Note: This post was written in 2014, I have tried to update it, many of these wonderful dining establishments continue to provide Thanksgiving dining for all. Some have closed, call ahead.

Basket of Four Directions Corn Red, Yellow, White, Blue

Here’s the run down on what to do in Taos for Thanksgiving.
Most importantly here’s a list of the restaurants Open and serving Turkey dinner.
Please call for reservation availability.

The Thanksgiving Menu for Martyr's Steakhouse

Lamberts 575-758-1009 open
El Meze 575-751-3337 open
Doc Martins at Taos Inn 575-758-1977 open
Artesian at Ojo Caliente 505-583-2233 open
Martyrs Steakhouse 575-751-3020 open
El Monte Sagrado de la Tierra Restaurant 575-737-9855 open
Old Martinas Hall Restaurant in Ranchos 575-758-3003 open
The Gorge Bar & Grill 575-758-8866 open (until 6)
Los Vaqueros at Sagebrush Inn Hotel 575-758-2254 open
Bella's Mexican Grill 575-751-3130 open
Bavarian at Taos Ski Valley 575-776-8020 open
Aceq 575-776-0900
Common Fire 505-803-9113
Thanksgiving Menu for Aceq

Please keep these terrific restaurants in mind during the Holiday weekend 
as each and every one is well worth dining at, 
although these may or may not be closed for Thanksgiving Day they are worth patronizing. 
Call ahead.

Trading Post Café (Italian Resaturant) in Ranchos de Taos 758-5089 
Love Apple 575-751-0050 
Sabroso 575-776-3333 
Guts 575-758-1226 
Byzantium 575-751-0805 
Café Renato 575-758-0244 
La Cueva Cafe 575-758-7001
Sugar Nymphs Bistro in Penasco on the High Road 575-587-0311

Menu for Ojo Caliente!

Taos Pueblo normal hours for visitors to the village 8-4
Illuminated and always picturesque Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo Day School Thanksgiving 6PM event
A benefit for Taos Pueblo Day School,
Thanksgiving Pow Wow with dances, drumming and games.
Community Center at Taos Pueblo 200 Rotten Tree Road.
Please attend and give a generous donation, thank you very much.

Taos Pueblo Youth at Kiva Fireplace

Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair at the Sagebrush Convention Center
Friday-Sunday 120 Civic Plaza Drive

The infamous Red Chile Ristra

Taos Youth and Family Center Skating Rink
Taos Hockey Thanksgiving Hockey Classic Friday-Sunday
407 Paseo del Canon East 758-4160 or 737-2581
(Skating rink is closed on Thanksgiving Day)

Karin, Izy & Holly Ice Skating at the Taos Youth Center Skating Rink

All Museums are closed Thanksgiving Day,
they are open Friday-Sunday for the Holiday weekend

Dinner with strangers in Taos always leads to lasting friends forever.

A few Shops and Galleries will be open on Thanksgiving Day, you will find them by absolute chance.
As for Two Graces Plaza Gallery we will be open the rest of the weekend 10-5,
yet we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
This year Two Graces Plaza Gallery is hosting the Textile & Fabric Sale collection of Zandi/Sandra Richardson for 10 days beginning on November 25, 2016 11-4.

Two Graces Plaza Gallery in Ranchos de Taos, in the shadow of San Francisco de Asis Church.

Taos Ski Valley Opening Day, for 2016 has been pushed back to Dec. 15, 2016.

Jasper Skiing at Taos Ski Valley.

Sledding at State Forest Road 5 on the canyon towards Angel Fire,
the hillsides there always have an abundance of snow,
bring a plastic sled and scoot down the hillsides.

Holiday Greetings woodcut by Gustave Baumann

My family for many, many years has always been host to what is affectionately known as the Orphans Dinner, where everyone who was not going ‘home’ to their own family dinners were welcome. These past few years due to my own health issues I have not been able to commit to the amount of work this requires. This year we have been invited to a friend’s ‘orphans dinner’. Yet Holly and I will be eating at a local restaurant, which has graciously offered to host us, we look forward to it!
Your host, always struggling to stuff the turkey.

We gratefully see a whole lot of visitors to Taos on Holiday weekends. 
I believe Thanksgiving weekend is a tough one for people to know what to do and what's open. Especially where to eat a Thanksgiving Day Dinner.
I've put this list together to help you all have an enjoyable time spent in Taos, NM. 
A Place I hold very dear.
Many thanks to Allyn Sanchez of the Taos Visitor Center for helping me put this list together.
Stop in and tell her thank you, the Visitor Center too is closed on Thanksgiving Day 
and will be open Friday - Sunday over the Holiday weekend.

*Please Note: I have not been paid, nor bribed by any of the listings here. This post was put together purely to be helpful to visitors during the Thanksgiving Holiday in Taos. If I have missed anything important, please email me ASAP at and I will add your event or restaurant to the list above. I have not listed small businesses, there are just far too many. As I've stated it will be by absolute chance if you wander upon a business which is OPEN on Thanksgiving Day.
We Do Indeed hope that you will support Two Graces Plaza Gallery, shop with us in Ranchos de Taos and find something wonderful for yourself or for a gift to a loved one.
You may also find our website a helpful place to shop as we do ship promptly.
Thank You.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! I recently moved to Taos and am having relatives over for Thanksgiving, so this was very helpful. Thanks!