Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving Taos 2018 What's Going On, What to do, Which Taos Restaurants are Open

Eat, Drink and Happy Thanksgiving in Taos!
I hope that you, your family & friends have found this posting helpful and perhaps inspiring to do a bit more. As I write this and make updates, I do ask that you please visit & support the store here in Ranchos de Taos, Two Graces Plaza Gallery.Thank you.

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. I have once again updated this post all new for 2018. Each time I have some fresh info for this post it will be updated. Some restaurants around Taos will be closed, please call ahead, the most up to date information for businesses in Taos tends to be their Facebook page for hours and phone numbers.

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 that will be Open and serving Turkey dinner.
Please call for reservation availability, as of 11/14/18 many are fully booked. 
Being on a wait list is a good idea at this point, chances are you will be accommodated. 

The Thanksgiving Menu 2016 for Martyr's Steakhouse

Martyrs Steakhouse 575-751-3020 open

Lamberts 575-758-1009 open

Doc Martins at Taos Inn 575-758-1977 open

Artesian at Ojo Caliente 505-583-2233 open

El Monte Sagrado de la Tierra Restaurant 575-737-9855 open (11-3)

Los Vaqueros at Sagebrush Inn Hotel 575-758-2254 open (3-7 buffet)

Palettes at Don Fernando Hotel

Bella's Mexican Grill 575-751-3130 They will be open for Thanksgiving with their regular menu (N/A)

2018 Menu at the Austing Haus

Austing Haus at Taos Ski Valley

Bavarian at Taos Ski Valley 575-776-8020 open

The Blake 192 575-776-5335's/192-menu1.pdf

Salt & Wine 575-758-7077

Orlando's 575-751-1450

Alley Cantina


Common Fire 505-803-9113

Medley 575-776-8787

Old Martina's Hall Restaurant

Mabel Dodge Luhan House B&B 575-751-9686 (full)

1959 Blast from the past Thanksgiving Menu at the Sagebrush Inn.

Please keep these terrific restaurants in mind during the Holiday weekend 
as each and every one is well worth dining at.
The following list of restaurants may or may not be open for Thanksgiving Day.
With somewhere close to 80 Restaurants in Taos, it is an enormous task to know what's what here in Taos. I personally can recommend the lists above and below, others may have their favorites, but I have not been to all 80 establishments and can not say from first hand experience.

Call ahead, or check their Facebook page.

The Gorge Bar & Grill 575-758-8866 
Trading Post CafĂ© (the sign out front says: Italian Resaturant) 758-5089 
Love Apple 575-751-0050 
Sabroso 575-776-3333 
Byzantium 575-751-0805  
La Cueva Cafe 575-758-7001
Sugar Nymphs Bistro in Penasco 575-587-0311
Taos Mesa Brewing Tap Room  575-758-1900
Parcht 575-758-1994
Sushi a la Hattori 575-737-5123
Zuly's Cafe in Dixon 505-579-4001
Pizano's Pizza 575-776-1050
Yu Garden Asian 575-758-7828
Donabe (new, north side of Taos Inn)
Burger Stand at Taos Ale House 575-758-5522
Mary Esther's Adobe Cafe at Taos Pueblo

2016 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 7PM 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.

2018 Taos Pueblo Thanksgiving Pow-Wow

Taos Pueblo Youth at Kiva Fireplace

The Taos Turkey Trot Roadrace happens on Saturday Nov. 24 beginning at 9AM

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.

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

Sipapu Ski Area has opened with man-made snow as of November 16, 2018

Taos Ski Valley Opens 11/22/18 - 4/1/2019
Angel Fire 12/8/2018 - 3/24/2019
Red River 11/21/2018 - 3/24/2019

Taos Ski Valley Opening Day, for 2018 has had some great snowfall.
Normally the Ski Valley opens Thanksgiving Day.
Please use the website for weather condition updates.

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. 
Your host, always struggling to stuff the turkey.

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.

It is worth noting here that for 2017 an employee of Cid's Grocery Store with her family went around Taos with Thanksgiving meals to feed the many homeless and disadvantaged here. They gave up their Thanksgiving dinner so that others could enjoy a special day. If You wish to help out this year ask for Anne at Cid's and speak with her about suggestions of how to become involved.

This just in: Becky Holsinger (of Pieces) and Vagrant heart are hosting a Potluck Dinner from 2-5 on Thanksgiving Thursday. From the FB post: "Open to the Community for Sharing in the Day of Thanks and Feasting! Potluck Style, Family Fun Event. R.S.V.P.s Appreciated!" at 216 Paseo del Canon Eat, 575-737-5112 
If you can help out with this potluck and just want to help by bringing some food over, call them to ask what they may need.

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 Alison Hyder of & Allyn Sanchez of the Taos Visitor Center for helping me put this list together.
Stop in and tell Allyn 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 ship promptly.
We gratefully see a whole lot of visitors to Taos on Holiday weekends.
Thank You.

1 comment:

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