Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving Taos 2021 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 Taos, Two Graces at our new location 105 Barela Lane, just off Kit Carson Road in the alley towards the Taos Inn. 
We will be OPEN on Thanksgiving Day 10-5. along with the shops listed here:

10 Taos Historic District Shops Open on Thanksgiving Day 

Two Graces established 2003, 105 Barela Lane (at Kit Carson Rd) 575-758-4101
Art, Books, Curios.

Copper Moon Gallery established 2011, 105 Kit Carson Rd. 575-758-8833 Representing regional artists in a wide variety of mediums.

Dragonfly Blue established 2017, 109B Kit Carson Rd. 909-784-8490
Taos artists known for art that is detailed and mood provoking.

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art established 1991, 119 Kit Carson Rd 575-758-3255 Art collection of regional landscapes from traditional to contemporary. 

The Ranch at Taos established 2013, 119A Kit Carson Rd. 325-647-5736 Known for vibrant art and wonderful local jewelry.

Natural Accents 103 Paseo del Pueblo Norte 575-758-7099
Specializing in custom jewelry designs, paintings and sculpture.

The Salon & Beauty Bodega/Mystic Visions Sculpture Studio est. 1999
110B Paseo del Pueblo Norte 575-770-1636 Carved Ostrich & Emu Eggs, in high relief.

Michael McCormick & Son Gallery established 1974, 106C Paseo del Pueblo Norte 575-758-1372 Fine Arts & Consulting.

Acuarelas Studio Gallery, 125 Taos Plaza N 575-751-7263 hand made fine arts, pottery, sculpture and more.

Taos Rockers est. 2008, 229 Camino de la Placita 575-758-2326 rocks, fossils & minerals. 

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.
During 2020, the tear of the Pandemic and closures due to Covid-19, the blog was not updated. Very few shops and restaurants were open on Thanksgiving. We are hoping for a much better Thanksgiving experience in Taos for 2021 and the years to come.

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, many of these restaurants 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

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
The annual 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.

2019 Taos Pueblo Day School Thanksgiving Pow-Wow

Taos Pueblo Youth at Kiva Fireplace

The Taos Turkey Trot Roadrace happens on Saturday Nov. 23 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 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 early November

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

Normally the Taos 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.

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, & Allyn Sanchez of the Taos Visitor Center for helping me put this list together.

*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, shop which is now located at 105 Barela Lane in downtown 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!