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 creates 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 cast iron cowboy rib-eye (for one or two) with bacon-cheddar-green chile croquette; braised local bison short ribs with mascarpone polenta, butternut squash, and wilted greens; and duck breast noodle hot pot with udon noodles and orange broth.
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 high-profile celebrity to mingle and dance.
The unique atmosphere also inspires the bar's menu of fresh soups, flatbreads, and small plates to share.
In the El Monte Sagrado Resort
317 Kit Carson Rd., Taos, NM 87571