Cuisine Inspired by Taos
De La Tierra Restaurant and its companion Anaconda Bar at El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa represent flavors that highlight the region's unique identity.
Executive Chef Cristina Martinez collaborated with legendary Chef Mark Miller to create seasonal menus and an unparalleled culinary experience.
Martinez says the cuisine celebrates the convergence of cultures in Taos.
"I am engaging in exploring the rich Southwestern cuisine of New Mexico I grew up with and sourcing indigenous ingredients of the area to create seasonally appropriate menus," she says.
New dishes on the menu include a cocoa nib crusted venison tenderloin with a blue corn waffle, wilted kale, roasted butternut squash, and maple cherry gastrique; a sous-vide charcoal rubbed rack of lamb with duck fat–fried potatoes with garlic aioli, sautéed spinach, butternut squash purée, and gremolata; and a duck confit tamale with mole.
Guests at De la Tierra can dine in the elegant dining room or in the more relaxed setting of The Garden under natural lighting and surrounded by lush greenery and trees.
A lavish saltwater aquarium of exotic fish separates The Garden from the lively and eclectic Anaconda Bar.
Chic décor — including an anaconda sculpture that serves as illumination above the bar — sets the mood for hotel guests, local residents, and the occasional highprofile celebrity to mingle and dance.
The unique atmosphere also inspires the bar's menu of fresh soups, flatbreads, and small plates to share.
De La Tierra & Anaconda Bar
317 Kit Carson Rd., Taos, NM 87571