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KTAOS Solar Center and Solar Radio

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9 State Road 150, located at the beginning of the road to the Taos Ski Valley, Taos, NM 87571
+1 575-758-5826
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 cool. The atmosphere at KTAO is definitely family-friendly. This is a place locals hangout at... More 

Thank kadingis
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 just the day I came, but there was no music playing in the bar (it... More 

Thank Sabrosa505
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Redditch, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 the night we visited), atmosphere, excellent beer and food (nothing fancy just well cooked Burgers... More 

Thank Stuarto99
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 Air sign in the radio station booth. And we had a great view of Taos... More 

Thank Winger07
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 an outside eating and volleyball area, too, but it was a bit too windy to... More 

Thank Linda S
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the best one he's had!! Would definitely go back if in Taos again!!

Thank brcorbin
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

We stopped at the bar at KTAO after a long drive. It's in a great location, with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and countryside. Our appetiser was fine. The sodas tasted fine. Our cheeseburgers with green hatch chili were delicious. The radio station booth is behind glass right in the dining area.

Thank ER05
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

We stopped on our way back from skiing. Perfect! Beer $3. Burger for $5. Great scenery and you get to listen to great music being played. Friendly staff. A must stop.

Thank fairytalesinmotion
Fairplay, Colorado
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96 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

The Solar Center is a unique destination. Whether you are seeking a spot for a relaxing Happy Hour, a spectacular show or a bite to eat, this is the place. The food is simple but plentiful, but the shows cannot be beat. In the past year, we have seen Brett Dennen and Eric Hutchinsen there, much to our delight. And... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Mexican
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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
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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