De La Tierra at El Monte Sagrado Resort

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52 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
De la Tierra and The Gardens at De la Tierra offer innovative cuisine with De la Tierra open for dinner with an extensive wine list, and The Gardens serving breakfast, lunch and now serving brunch on Sundays! The De la Tierra restaurant is closed on Sunday and Monday nights, please join us in The Gardens for casual dining during these nights. Executive Chef Cristina Martinez creates an exciting blend of French and Southwest cuisine. Our chefs serve organic and regional foods whenever possible. Enjoy tapas and drinks in The Anaconda Bar Grill & Patio.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We invite you to make our dining room yours on Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy fresh takes on classic favorites this holiday from our Executive Chef Cristina Martinez! Seating 11a to 4p. Thanksgiving Meal will be served in the Rio Grande Ballroom.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas Eve at De La Tierra with a decadent prix fixe menu, available for $69 per person. Seating times are available from 5pm to 9pm. For large party reservations, please dial 575.737.9873. The normal De La Tierra Dinner Menu will not be available during this time.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Gather your loved ones around our table this Christmas and leave all the work to us. Seating times are from 3p to 9p. Indulge in our lavish holiday buffet, $69 per adult. The normal dinner menu will not be offered this evening. The Christmas Day Meal will be served in the Rio Grande Ballroom.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Happy New Year! Join us at De La Tierra for dinner as we bid farewell to 2019 and welcome in 2020! We will be offering a three course prix fixe menu. Featuring a delicious Bubbly Wine List to help you ring in the New Year. We look forward to serving you. Cheers!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 52 People Are Saying
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MM
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.

NS
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!

B
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.

PS
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

NS
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!

T
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.

RM
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!

H
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.

OT
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.

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Top notch service. Great ambiance

JM
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

e
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.

L
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

BC
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.

CK
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.

BC
Wilmington
21 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.

KB
New York Area
13 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!

e
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.

k
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

RW
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.

l
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"

RW
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.

J
Los Angeles
15 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.

OT
New Mexico
78 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience3

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

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience!!!

F
Los Angeles
48 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.

m
Atlanta
5 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.

NF
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.

E
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at De La Tierra after a full day of hiking and pampering at the spa. It was so very nice to unwind and enjoy delicious food.

D
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the very best meal we had in Taos. Truly casual elegant with BIG portions at reasonable prices. Server Tracey was professional and pleasant. The extraordinary decor of the entire hotel simply blew us away...be sure you walk around the pond out back! Free valet parking.

VD
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant has a beautiful, majestic interior, which is perfect for special occasions. Food portions are large and well-presented. I think I probably ordered one of the less interesting entrees, the shrimp spring vegetable bowl. It came as a huge mound of noodles covered with a generous serving of vegetables and a row of good-sized shrimp. With a little bit more seasoning, it would have been perfect, but it was on the bland side. My friends were very happy with their meals and we enjoyed an excellent chardonnay to accompany our food. Service was topnotch and it was a wonderful dining experience overall.

OT
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Both my wife and I HP ate lite with salads, soup and Swedish meatballs. All was very good. The service was very good and friendly.

C
San Antonio
25 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Service was extremely slow.. the restaurant was not busy at all with a total of 4 sets of diners during our experience. It took a long time to be waited on and then a very long time to receive our drink order and finally our food order. We sat patiently waiting for our check after we were finished but the waitress was slow in attending to us. The entre selection was very limited. The entres we selected were not worth the price. We will not be returning to De La Tierra at El Monte Sagrado.

SS
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos was a great server. The new chef Christina Martinez knows her stuff!!! Everything was delicious. We had the brie for an appetizer and I had the beef tenderloin. So flavorful and tender. FYI the menu I saw online had a chicken dish. That menu is out of date and there was no chicken dish available. Also the valets were awesome. My mom and I walked there when it was still light out but the streets had poor lighting on the way back and one of the valets offered to drive us back to our room at the historic Taos Inn. Great all around experience!

JA
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Surrounded by the elegance of the El Monte Sagrado Resort, De La Tierra matches the ambiance with inspired cuisine and impeccable service. Duck breast was particularly memorable. Only a pedestrian and over-priced wine list (even for this locale) detracted from an otherwise outstanding experience.

MC
Denver
92 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is a very nice restaurant with a great cocktail list and great food. The service was a little slow but fortunately we had no other plans that night.

d
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance over the top! Beautiful hotel and restaurant.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent creative SW cuisine with friendly and professional service. Chef Cristina Marine is a special talent.

BR
Pittsburgh
140 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful breakfast in the garden room. Wonderful way to start the day.

j
New Mexico
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Beautiful setting.

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