Taos Plaza
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The Taos Plaza is the historic center of the town of Taos. Once a Spanish fortified walled plaza, it is now a beautiful collection of wonderful businesses.
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  • FRANCIS P
    Colorado Springs, Colorado665 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nothing special but it could be.
    We visited Taos with our adult children from Dubai. Have not be here in quite awhile. Went to the Plaza for a stop. Looks like they are repairing one building and the center area. This could be a great attraction if cleaned up and decorated like the plazas in Europe. Parking is limited but you can park across the highway for free. Sort of a disappointment
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Rhroncich
    Brookfield, Illinois555 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice plaza for a visit
    This was a stop on our Tauck tour of New Mexico. Nice plaza featuring everything from fancy to casual food. Some stores are 5 and dime style with fake Southwest products made in China or India, but others feature actual handmade by native American Indians jewelry, pottery, beadwork, etc. Know your products.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 18, 2023
  • bLiselotte
    Palatine, Illinois598 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Center of Shopping
    Center for shopping you will naturally gravitate here. A small Plaza ringed mostly by shops. Well kept. However keep wandering in larger circles around for cafe's, bookshops, and galleries. Pay meters on the square. Parking within walking distance.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 26, 2024
  • Serviceprof
    Lexington, South Carolina1,376 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of many shopping neighborhoods in Taos.
    Decent city square type of place. Numerous shops in area catering to many tourists. Many restaurants and cafes also inter dispersed in area as well. Worth a walk- thru but no more.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 7, 2024
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Peter A Morrell
Unionville, Canada3,484 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Not much has changed since my last visit to Taos back in 2011, but I was glad to able to make my way back there earlier this year. This epicentre of culture, history, skiing and other alpine activities is a must on your next New Mexico journey. A little smaller than Old Town ABQ or the Santa Fe Plaza, this plaza, located in the Historic Downtown Taos area has much to offer. First off, it's a historic site which dates back to the 1600s, it's brimming with activity as its full of shops and galleries, and it has restaurants, bars and lodgings.

Upon my arrival, I had to drive around a little to find parking. There are meters but the one I parked in front of was 'out of order' so I got lucky. I walked around the perimeter of the plaza and poked my head into souvenir shops, galleries, a few services, clothing and apparel stores and I browsed the menus of a few restaurants. I was there in February of 2020 and the plaza was packed with skiers as well as tourists and locals. Taos is known worldwide as a haven for apline sports as it has its world-renown ski area, Taos Ski Valley.

The Plaza is decorated in the Spanish-Adobe style that is popular in the New Mexico and the regions and is a pleasure to see for yourself. Locals are friendly and the skiers are more than happy to share their stories of barreling down Kachina Peak. There is a Historic Hotel located right on the plaza called Hotel La Fonda De Taos, where you can get rooms or Suites. There are other lodgings close by as well. From May until October there is a Farmers Market, and in the Plaza, in the summer there is live music and concerts nightly.

Taos and its surrounding area is a great place to visit, and there are so many things to do. If you do visit the area, staying downtown near the Plaza area would put you centrally to most things to do. Check out the Historic Taos Plaza if you're ever in the area or looking for a new destination for your next travel adventure.
Written May 24, 2020
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Romance On The Menu
Taos, NM29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Lots of fun, history and funkiness in TAOS Plaza, events even in the cold or milder temperatures. Live Music events on Thursdays during the summer, holiday decorations and special events. Cool shops and coffee houses like World Cup. Chocolat and Manzanita. TAOS Farmer’s Market has a lot going for it!
Written March 5, 2020
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LeftyDv
Greeley, CO24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
We happened upon Taos Plaza on a Saturday morning and enjoyed their Farmers Market. Lots of great local options for fresh food. You could also order a poem on the spot (how quirky!) and it was very dog friendly! The shops were also fun to peruse with lots of local art for purchase. Families and friends were having an authentically good time in the environment.
Written October 12, 2020
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Jayjay099
Cartersville, GA607 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
I expected so much after reading reviews. Took us about 1/2hr to walk the square and saw enough. Overpriced and I can’t tell you how many tags I saw made in India, China or another country😳 I can get those items on Amazon and much cheaper.
Written October 1, 2021
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LJMRNN
Canterbury, UK41 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Run down dreadful plaza area, some parking meters around the square do not work and traffic horrendous due to road work.
Shops sell the same overpriced items, nothing unique and lots of homeless people harassing for money. Taos Pueblo closed. Not worth visiting here at all
Written July 15, 2022
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Tyrrellsadventure
Glendale, AZ83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
We stopped in Taos on our way to Santa Fe since we had never been there before. We found the plaza and parked. There are parking meters that are enforced! The meters are old and only take coins. I believe it was a quarter for 30 mins but not positive. The meters are hard to read so we just put in four quarters and it gave us enough time to check out the shops. Most of the merchandise was made in Mexico so we weren’t too interested. We did find a few native items to remember our visit to Taos. Most shops were open and masks are required to go into all places. There were a few shops that were closed because there were not enough workers. That’s typical nowadays wherever you travel. Just make sure you fill the meter and don’t park in a no parking spot. You will get a ticket. We saw many cars with parking tickets on their windshields. Overall it was a beautiful day and fun walking around.
Written September 20, 2021
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John & Mia Lore... .
Raleigh, NC24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Taos plaza is a great place to begin your immersion I to the artistic culture that is uniquely taos. The plaza houses artists whose work is amazing, your usual trading posts for your curiosities, and places to eat and imbibe. Branching out on foot from the plaza is in order and the plaza is a great launching spot.
Written December 29, 2021
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Jennifer H
Columbus, OH642 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
If you go to Taos, you need to check the plaza out but don’t have high expectations. The shops are nothing special, but I think it’s more about seeing the architecture. Inside the square they have parking meters, which is convenient but they don’t accept credit cards or paying via an app, which is very inconvenient.
Written April 26, 2022
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Patti
29 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
It's a shame that Taos has such poor leadership this Plaza is not worth visiting. Doc Martin's is a good restaurant and the Nambe outlet offers lovely household wares. The rest is just souvenir shops. The sidewalks and streets are dirty, reflecting a surprising lack of community pride.
Written August 22, 2021
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Thomas C
Fitchburg, WI3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Very disappointed in the condition of the sidewalks and curb cuts around the plaza area. As a person who uses a wheelchair, this made it downright painful to explore the area. Also, the public restrooms in the alley by the Cantina are deplorable. The door to the mens' room requires the strength of the Hulk to open and the accessible toilet is blocked by a hugh trash bin. Taos hates the disabled. Change my mind.
Written September 14, 2023
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