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KTAOS Solar Center and Solar Radio

9 State Road 150, located at the beginning of the road to the Taos Ski Valley, Taos, NM 87571
+1 575-758-5826
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
11 Apr 2017
“Great Music with Casual/Pub-style Food options”
27 Feb 2017
“Great food and happy hour prices.”
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4:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
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American, Bar, Mexican
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9 State Road 150, located at the beginning of the road to the Taos Ski Valley, Taos, NM 87571
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

The view is incredible! Why anyone would eat downtown Taos is beyond me, but I recommend sitting outside and soaking in the view!

Thank MaiaNerfu
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Fun idea -- a restaurant set between two working radio stations. But the views of the mountains gave this casual, locals place a real boost for our enjoyment. In summer the deck would be amazing. We were there on a night when local legend Jimmy...More

Thank travelincalifmom
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Just love the beer selection and the yummy burgers. Relaxed, informal atmosphere. Love coming here after a hike in the mountains. Happy hour discounts on food and beer is fab.

Thank Joyce O
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on a weekday afternoon to grab a bite to eat. We both had a blue cheese burger and fries. They were pretty darn good. The entrance into the bar is pretty sweet. And the radio station embedded in the room is really...More

Thank kadingis
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

One of the fun things about visits to Taos is tuning into KTAO radio once you get within range and enjoying the tunes. So the idea of chilling with an adult beverage at their station and hearing live bands here sounds great. Maybe it was...More

Thank Sabrosa505
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Bustling place with great musical acts. A little more than typical bar food and great sound and sense of community. Local beers available too.

Thank Beatond
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Went to the FREE live Monday night live music where they record the show for broadcast the following Sunday evening, Place full of locals who clearly know a good deal, all ages, some came for dinner some just for the music. Great music (Rolling Stones...More

Thank Stuarto99
Reviewed 8 August 2015

After our hike to Williams Lake, some folks on the trail told us about the great Happy Hour prices and that it would be fine to stop by in our hiking clothes as it is a casual bar. It was fun to see the On...More

Thank Winger07
Reviewed 12 June 2015

This is the only totally solar-powered radio station...with its own bar and restaurant. In fact, the glassed-in (and one would assume soundproof) broadcast booth is in the restaurant/bar area. The show is broadcast into the room, with the big screen TVs on mute. There is...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

We were here with some friends for a show. Its cool that you can see where they are on the radio from the bar. I had their pork tacos and they were delicious!!!! My husband had a Philly cheese steak and he said it was...More

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Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 State Road 150, located at the beginning of the road to the Taos Ski Valley, Taos, NM 87571
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: +1 575-758-5826
  • E-mail
Description
The KTAOS Solar Bar is the place to meet friends for happy hour, enjoy a variety of live music acts, dig into authentic tacos, and of course bring out-of-town guests. The KTAOS Solar Bar offers an unparalleled bar experience, framed by two operating radio stations. All that separates bar patrons from the live solar-powered radio broadcast are large panels of quarter-inch glass. The KTAOS Solar Bar's indoor lounge area and solar-powered radio stations can only be matched by the huge, rolling backyard lawn that borders the Taos Pueblo lands, offering spectacular views of the sacred Taos Mountain.
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