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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
2 weeks ago
“What is going on?”
14 Jul 2018
“Bad vibes, worse employees.”
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American, Bar, Mexican
9 State Road 150, located at the beginning of the road to the Taos Ski Valley, Taos, NM 87571
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in at 7:00PM on a Saturday evening for a light supper. Parking lot and entry without lights and walked into noisy dark bar/dining area. Went up to order food and drink and told kitchen closed. Very strange and certainly will not return....

Thank Cindy45_12
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This review is not a personal grudge, its based on several bad experiences over the years. The employees are rude, they would rather berate and make fun of their customers than provide service and engage in cordial communication. I've experienced it personally and seen/overheard them...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Fun place. Cool to see how they run radio stations. They have lots of beer and good food. Also lots of other events are held here off hours. Closed on Sunday.

Thank dan665
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 Linda B
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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Waitstaff, 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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