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De La Tierra at El Monte Sagrado Resort

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64 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa is home to the celebrated De La Tierra Restaurant and Anaconda Bar.  Executive Chef, Cristina Martinez invites you to explore bold New Mexican flavors made from natural, organic ingredients like local bison, beef, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.  You’ll also enjoy vibrant, regionally inspired cocktails, craft beer and an extensive wine list in the Anaconda Bar.  

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 64 people are saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.1
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vipJohnT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The menu here has changed recently—it is not the one available on TripAdvisor—becoming much more limited than in previous incarnations. The food we ate was akin to that found in steerage class of an airline. The New York strip was overcooked and drowning in a barely edible barbecue sauce, while the tuna bites were overcooked and tiny. In addition, the piano player was extremely loud; diners made almost comical attempts to speak over the din. Snacks ordered at the bar had been previously frozen. Many better dining options are available in Taos.

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PaulaK
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Based on past experiences we would overwhelmingly recommend friends. But this past stay was not so great.
Champagne and truffles ordered in advance wasn't there. We had to ask for it. The valentine's dinner was awful we both had stomach problems the next day. For the price I expected better.
Housekeeping should change the mattress in the Indian room, I slept in what felt like a hole. When asked to service the room housekeeping did a less than professional job by not replacing robes and cups and not removing trash. We felt we'd interrupted them by asking.
On a positive note all of the valet and reception staff were amazing. Kent and the guys were very welcoming and accommodating. Ms. Delores and Cameron were both exceptional. We enjoyed their company.

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vipDawn
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not what was expected. Some dishes were very small and many in our group were disappointed by the portion size. I received many mussels on my plate which did not open during the cooking process which made me a bit nervous. I did not eat those. There were several large groups there at the same time including us (8) and service was a bit rushed. It is a beautiful restaurant and hotel but our overall experience for dinner was disappointing. We ate breakfast there several times and everything was very good.

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vipLeftsomepoundsinSanFran42
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Restaurant connected to hotel. Nothing amazing to write about. We actually preferred the food that was part of their bar the Anaconda.
There isn’t much to chose from in the area so you are limited.

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jannicea
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

For the cost, the food was not that good. The ambiance was great and the piano player was good. The place is gorgeous.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The buffet was all right, but uneven. Beef, shrimp and salmon were fine; mac and cheese was terrible, green beans were good, brussels sprouts both charred and practically raw. Cheese tray was cubes of pretty generic super market cheese. For the money, it needed to be better, and more consistent. The piano player was so loud that it wasn't possible to have a conversation. At one point, the lid of the piano was closed, so he banged harder. (he wasn't bad, but seemed to think he was playing a concert, not background music for dinner). We had been there for XMas dinner the previous year, and had a good experience, so we went back this year. We won't be doing that again.

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RichardR
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We live in Taos on the northside, and have eaten there every few months during an event. The dining room is very outdated. The prices are excessive for what you get. The food style has no character compared to other Taos restaurants. It may be fine if staying in the hotel, but not worth a drive into town.

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vipmarcia
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely awful! We had reservations for Thanksgiving at 4 PM. When I made them and they called to confirm they assured me that even since this was the last seating the food would be fresh and we would not be rushed. The food was terrible it was a buffet and there was no fresh food presented it had been there for hours. The pumpkin pie was store bought as it was in the aluminum pie pans and the truffles were not homemade either as we were told. The turkey was not fresh carved it was a processed turkey breast which when sliced each piece was 1/2 white meat and 1/2 dark meat, something that you would buy to make sandwiches from. The music stopped right at 4 and when asked to order a bottle of wine for our meal it took 25 mins to just receive the wine. The table was a fold up rectangular table with a cloth and a plastic pumpkin on top....there were 3 in our party. Very awkward.
I am beyond disappointed as we are part time residents of Taos and when you dine at a restaurant at a resort of this caliber you should expect more. There was no pride in the meal....

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DonaldB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, however pretty expensive. All and all, I would definitely go back because of the quality of food and the service in the restaurant/hotel. They were beyond pleasant and really seemed to care. Very unussual in today's world.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing Thanksgiving dinner!

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KenD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's pretty simple - great food, great waitstaff, piano music - modern and enjoyable.

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CharleenT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Brunch at El Monte Sagrado. Recommend the Lobster Benedict. Beautiful dining room, and wonderful service. Manager Hunter Bienvenue was wonderful and welcoming.

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food to the service I was delighted. I never needed to leave the property to enjoy the best Taos has to offer. I will defiantly be back again.

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NilsSjoberg
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was AMAZING. Staff were personable and professional. Big improvements from our last time dining there a year ago. Kudos to the new Manager and Chef, to whom we met both! We will be back!

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Bosoxfan
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great meal, a special meal prepared vegan. Then, we met and commended the chef. I ordered thai wraps that were served without the peanut sauce. When i asked for the peanut sauce, it was way too spicy. Our waiter Cameron was exceptional and a delight.

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PhilS
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Failed to receive my salad. When finally got the attention of the waitress, she had no recollection of me ordering it. Entree was very well prepared, just disappointed the wait was so long. Restaurant barely half full

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NilsSjoberg
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience here with friends. Dina our server took excellent care of us and had great recommendations for food and drink. Chef Cristina has done a superb job with the menus there. We recommend choosing items off of the Gardens menu and the De La Tierra menu. We will definitely be back!

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vipTracy
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at De La Terra on Labor Day before the Sting Concert. The food was delicious and our waiter was so helpful. Now we have a beautiful resort to stay in on our next trip to Taos.

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RitaM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Cameron was our server two times and he was helpful, personable and is an asset to your team!

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Hummingbird
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared with our visitors a wonderful, delicious leisurely brunch followed by a walk around the 3rd floor to look at an art exhibit and the nice conference rooms there. Afterwards, we walked in the park-like area with ponds and beautiful trees and other plants, and sat for awhile on benches to talk and enjoy the lovely peacefulness. The rest of town was very crowded for a music event being held in a nearby venue, so we thoroughly enjoyed our uncrowded time at El Monte Sagrado. Staff and servers were all gracious, engaging and professional. We have been coming to El Monte Sagrado for many years, and it is an especially nice place to entertain out-of-town guests.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
33 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I have eaten here pretty much since it began around 2004. Sometimes it has been OK and others a bit iffy. I haven’t been in several years because of this. I heard of the exec chef had been replaced and things had improved so I decided to come back. I’m glad I did because they have really stepped up their game. My wife and I had a wonderful meal and great service. I know the locals have never liked the place very much and most nights look pretty slow. If they maintain their current effort I think they will be rewarded (Taos is slow to catch on). The wine list could stand some improvement but overall I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Top notch service. Great ambiance

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JaredM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, good atmosphere. The ricotta was great. I had the duck, which was cooked perfectly. My wife had the veal. We will be going back

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eatsoutoften
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bartender recommended the sake salmon and it was delicious! Would definitely go back to this restaurant. So convenient that it is located in El Monte Sagrado Hotel.

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Luisa
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well maintained and scenic grounds. The resort reflected the beauty of the landscape. The food was excellent. We were provided with complimentary champagne and desserts with our meal to celebrate our birthdays. Our check in to the restaurant was superb and our server Jace was a delight. We will be back next year

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BillC
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Visited on a Monday evening when main/ upscale dining room closed, to our surprise. The Anaconda Room has a casual menu. My Bison enchiladas were delicious and my companions burger were fine. My knock on the meal is service. I order a salad with dressing on the side and it came on the salad. The salad did not arrive so I asked the server about the delay. If I had not asked it would have come simultaneous with the main meal as if that was the norm. Post my asking the salad was immediately delivered.

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CelindaK
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Space for the brunch was beautiful! And service was excellent. However, coffee was cold and buffet had no fresh fruit. Maybe chocolate dip strawberries or something similar would have been nice on dessert.

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vipBobC
Wilmington
22 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Ordered bison short ribs. Served cool and tough not tender. Suspect it was not cooked correctly. Service best described as non attentive. Had to hail the waiter for every need. To be fair my wife’s food was good she had trout, very tasty.

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vipKB1106
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Brussels sprouts and lobster pot pie. Both were delicious! The restaurant is beautiful and the staff is very friendly. We loved our stay at this very relaxing resort. We highly recommend it!

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ehrobb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent, tasty food, with good and healthy choice. Portions absurdly big. Simply not healthy, and if you stay in a hotel you don’t want to take tomorrow’s dinner home in a box! One let down: whiskey salmon small plate had almost no salmon. Nice environment but chairs are so big they are hard to manoeuvre. Excellent food is best reason to go to this restaurant.

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kimbrandt
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Did not offer much in terms of vegetarian options, didn’t have anything available for a vegan and did not offer to have the chef prepare something for our vegan diner. Otherwise a nice meal

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RebeccaW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best dining experience of our visit. Prime rib was cooked perfectly. Ziti was excellent, as were the sides of haricot verts, mashed potatoes, rice pilaf and roasted potatoes. The champagne vinaigrette for the salad was amazing. The ambiance was lovely with a harpist in the room. But the dessert table stole the show. Petit fours, amazing cheesecake, cupcakes, pecan pie, you name it and by all accounts everything was perfect. Much better than the Christmas Eve dinner which can easily be bypassed in favor of this meal. And the service was bar none.

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larryj
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Had a great experience Thanksgiving buffet-When asked, I was assured that there would be a Christmas noon Buffet, so I went on line made an open table reservation for 11:30 AM. Upon arrival , no buffet, still serving breakfast . Our son was visiting from Mexico, so what does one do, where else in Taos would we go since we are from Texas and do not know the restaurants. So we were seated and the menu selection for Christmas dinner was horrible...With tip 130.00 dollars down the drain and I certainly did not need a reservation since there were many "open Tables"

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RebeccaW
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The Christmas Eve Prix Fix menu has multiple options, but was not well executed. Carrot appetizer tasted of faux smoke seasoning. Olive appetizer was better. The possible needed salt and was missing something, namely the pork and chiles. The beef tenderloin tasted as if it was grilled with the reduction sauce that rendered the char tasting like ash. The flourless chocolate cake was ok. The fruit compote was the best part. Bypass the Christmas Eve dinner but don’t miss the Christmas Day buffet which I review separately and give 5 stars.

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vipJoneany
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had originally booked at another hotel in Taos. After coming here to eat, the atmosphere was so peaceful and glorious we went back to the hotel, packed up our bags and checked for a fabulous four nite stay! The food is delicious but be prepared to get I to the slow pace of Taos. Service is relaxed so slow down and enjoy. Love love love this hotel and all the meaningful values it promotes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
82 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Good for pretentious setting, super-nice staff. The dining is only so-so.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience!!!

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vipFourfoodies
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely find while day tripping in Taos. The El Monte Sagado Resort is just beautiful and the De La Tierra restaurant looks like a beautiful garden courtyard. Our lunch was very relaxing after a long morning of touring the Taos Pueblo and vicinity. Our table was waiting for us when we arrived, and the service was prompt, friendly, and attentive. Our family of four enjoyed all of our entrees ordered and there is a nice menu selection to choose from. We would definitely recommend the De La Tierra restaurant to anyone visiting Taos.

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vipmaybe
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Casual dining area vs. elegant options - food was well prepared and good. Bar is very unique, with music on some nights.

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NicholasF
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our wedding at El Monte Sagrado and a morning after brunch at De La Tierra and it was positively lovely. The food was delicious, well plated, contained fresh ingredients, and arrived quickly. We also fined here for dinner and it was just as wonderful.

FAQs

De La Tierra at El Monte Sagrado Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (575) 737-3502.

De La Tierra at El Monte Sagrado Resort is rated 3.7 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

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