Boaters, Tubers, Fishermen, Painters, Picnicers and Passers-by

Anyone recreating in the Rio Grande National Monument in Northern New Mexico has a reason to stop in the Pilar Yacht Club.  You may need to pick up life jackets or tubes for your float trip, book a rafting or saddle and paddle adventure, or just order a lunch and a quick espresso from the menu to keep you fueled on your trip!!  Stop in, pick up those last minute items-ice, sunscreen, snacks, sandals and enjoy your day in our beautiful Rio Grande Gorge!


How to Find Us

The Pilar Yacht Club is easily spotted right on highway 68 between Española and Taos, mile marker 28(14 miles south of Taos). It is within walking proximity of the Taos rafting outfitter meeting sites at the Bureau of Land Managements Visitor Center, Quartzite Put -in, County Line take out, and the Orilla Verde Recreation area. 

Order Your Lunches Online!

Guests with pre ordered lunches enjoy table service, a shorter wait time, and a three course meal! Our location is convenient to your vehicle parking after rafting. 

Pre-ordered 3 course lunches cost 12.99/each: gratuity is included in the price.

Entrees served w/Avocado dip, chips, Salsa, Dessert and Beverage


Specify date of lunch


See "Menu" page for full available menu for walk-ins.



Pilar Yacht Club

Pilar Yacht Club is a quaint family owned restaraunt and tourist shop located right by the Rio Grande outfitter meeting sites. The PYC provides ample parking, a lunch counter, and a retail area stocked with those last minute essentials for clients embarking on Rio Grande Raft trips. Equally, the PYC serves plein aire artists, fisherman and picnicing families who are desiring to spend a day by the river. Pick up drinks and snacks, a meal, bait, sunscreen, inner tubes, all you need to complete your day!

Enjoy breakfast or lunch in the shade of our front porch or peaceful dining patio. Pre order your lunch online to take advantage of preferential service and a three course meal!


2884 Rte 68 at 570 in Pilar

Mailing Address:
HCR 69 Box B4 Pilar Rte
Embudo, NM 87531

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March 31- May 15: 9:00 AM- 2 PM

May 15- Labor Day  8:00 AM-6:00 PM Every Day!

Month of Sept and October Open 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

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