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“What a joke”

The Bavarian Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Austin, TX
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a joke”
Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

We made reservations for Christmas Eve with Shannon a week before our trip and I had to give her a credit card with a 48 hour cancellation. She said there would be a shuttle at the guard shack to take us up to the restaurant at 8pm. We called at 645 and said we could go early and have some drinks but the person that answered the phone said no, just wait at the guard shack and the driver will be there at 8pm so we went and bought some time and waited at the Stray Dog until 755pm and walked over to the guard shack. We waited until 815 in 15 degrees and no shuttle. We called and the lady said just a few more minutes and he would be there. We waited a few more minutes and called again and no answer then called again and the lady said they weren't really sure where the driver was and she had not seen him all evening. About 840 we finally gave up and walked to the Blonde Bear and had our Christmas Eve dinner there and were treated very nicely. We had to call and cancel our credit card as we had gotten so many conflicting stories, we just did not want to take any chances. So, our advice is don't give them your credit card and take a 4 wheel drive vehicle. Supposedly it is a nice place if you can get there. We won't ever try it.

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English first
Odessa, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Bavarian - Great place to eat”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Was here because of a wedding event. The reception was also held at The Bavarian and they catered it. The food was amazing. The employees were very friendly and helpful.

  • Visited September 2013
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Cerrillos, New Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth the mystery drive up the mountain!”
Reviewed 11 September 2013

I ate there several times and enjoyed the traditional German fare and the fabulous salmon. It seemed odd to drive up this dirt road to a restaurant but I loved it and will go back!

Visited September 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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162 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“10,200' of "High" Quality Food!”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

The German food menu at the Bavarian is excellent. Great selection of beers. The service is friendly and efficient. Sit outside for wonderful views. Prices are reasonable considering the location. Definitely worth making a trip to this Taos Ski Valley classic, located at an elevation of 10,200'.

  • Visited September 2013
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Falls Church, Virginia
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Good option if you are hiking or skiing in the area”
Reviewed 26 June 2013

Great outdoor space and very good food that makes you feel like you are in the alps. May be a little pricey for what you get.

  • Visited June 2013
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