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Taos Plaza

400 Camino de La Placita, Taos, NM 87571-6071
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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.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“farmers market” (26 reviews)
“lots of shops” (30 reviews)
“nice shops” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 00:00 - 23:59
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
400 Camino de La Placita, Taos, NM 87571-6071
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Taos Plaza is a great place for a stroll and shopping in the heart of Taos. Art galleries abound as well clothing and craft shops. Several restaurants are located within or just a short stroll away. We were there during the Christmas season and the...More

Thank czar13653
Reviewed 1 week ago

It used to be the Taos Plaza was lined with a bigger variety of true Artist’s Galleries and other shops selling genuine New Mexico or Native Made artwork. Now the shops have changed and seem to be mostly cheap & touristy, a lot of goods...More

Thank MaryEllenM27
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taos Plaza is a great place for just hanging out, sipping aguas frescas, and letting my Lovely Bride visit the shops without adult supervision. There are many shops offering New Mexican art, gifts, and souvenirs, and she was able to do some birthday and Christmas...More

Thank David H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s not a huge Tom but it’s plenty historic. I suggest stopping by Bella’s or the Alley Cantina. Bella’s food is definitely better but Alley has better Margaritas. Bella’s wins because it has draft beer and way better more authentic food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

▪️The feel: Too many T-shirt and tourist gift shops. Not enough real stores. ▪️Location: Easy access from walkable Taos lodging. ▪️Parking: Some street parking and a large nearby lot. Have quarters ready. First spot we parked at had a broken meter. Not knowing the local...More

1  Thank packcal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived after a long drive to find a sleepy town with many shops closed. I guess it makes sense for the shopkeepers not to keep their stores open during non-peak season. The stores that were opened were disappointing. Many sold a variety and eclectic...More

1  Thank brendabeachbum
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There seemed to be a few too many gangbangers hanging around the Plaza. It was nice until we were forced to walk past a group of kids wearing blue bandanas with their pants hanging around their ankles.

1  Thank Tank S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Starting in November: Luminaria's through historic districts. Taos Plaza holiday tree lighting. Taos Pueblo feast days. New Restaurants and businesses decorated and cozy. Cold weather holding off this year, good time to visit if you're not a snow bunny.

2  Thank TeeheeInk
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Build in 1796 the road form Mexico City ended in Taos. Today find galleries, shops and the famous La Fonda Hotel..

1  Thank Dudley H
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We got there about 7:00pm and it was dead already. Walked around a few minutes. During the day when everything is open is the time to visit.

1  Thank MileHighJacket
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24 September 2017|
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Response from crosscreek7 | Reviewed this property |
If you are in the town, the ride up the mountain is about 20 minutes. Yes, There is a movie theater in Taos
Lindalee S
11 June 2017|
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Response from Allen G | Reviewed this property |
Of course! It's a great place to take your pup.
15 April 2017|
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Response from Ryan J | Reviewed this property |
Yes most things open.