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“New Gem in Taos”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mosaic Fine Dining - CLOSED

Mosaic Fine Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“New Gem in Taos”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

While looking for a good place to eat dinner with dishes not covered in green chile or garlic, we were pleased to find this little gem in the La Fonda Hotel right on the plaza. We were equaly impressed with the excellent service and willingness of the staff and Chef to meet our special dietary requirements. Open a little over one month we highly recommend the Mosaic for those looking for a new place in Taos with great food and staff.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank ppkg
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English first
Taos, New Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a great start for this new Taos restaurant.”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

If my first impression holds up, this is the best restaurant in Taos.

Because Mosaic's menu boasts house-made charcuterie, I ordered the ploughman's lunch, a standard item on their menu. It was a beautifully composed plate, with duck confit, duck proscieutto, duck pâté, three artisanal cheeses, a sliced quarter-apple, a big bunch of purple seedless grapes, one or two sliced strawberries, baby string beans, a cross-section of cauliflower marinated in a wonderful herb vinaigrette, little puffy grilled flatbread triangles, and good lumpy berry jam. Everything about my meal tells me that this is a kitchen with skill, taste, and pride.

My friend Jamie had a huge bowl of mussels and fettuccine, which he was very happy with.

Service was friendly and attentive. I arrived first and ordered an Arnold Palmer for Jamie. My waiter said he wasn't sure whether the restaurant had any lemonade on hand. A moment later he came back and said he was making some. That's hospitality, folks.

The restaurant is in the old, dark La Fonda Hotel, the centerpiece of Taos Plaza. The place feels a bit haunted. But if Mosaic's kitchen is as good as I think it might be, I'll be happy to dine with ghosts.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Mark M
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Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A New Try in the Hotel”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

People trying hard, decent food, need to ramp up spices a bit. Great service, nice people. Will go again.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank paintgirlConnecticut
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A rising star in Taos dining.”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

We went for dinner on a Friday night recently. Mosaic is in soft launch mode so it was not very busy. That said, our server was excellent. He was knowledgeable and professional. The food was excellent too. I had the fish mosaic which was halibut in a saffron broth. The fish was moist almost juicy and well complemented with the saffron broth. My wife had the quail. She thought it was the best quail she had ever had. The salads were fresh with nice light dressings. The wine selection was limited but well paired with the food. The restaurant has a nice ambiance, similar to what is was with Joseph's table but a bit brighter. To cap it off George the owner and chef came out to visit. I look forward to returning to Mosaic again in the near future.

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank ttynan
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Taos, New Mexico
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Little Gem in the Middle of the Plaza”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Although this space in Hotel La Fonda has been many a restaurant over the years, including the venerable "Joseph's Table," diners have had trouble sticking with it. I don't know if walking into a hotel lobby turns people off, but it shouldn't: La Fonda is a beautiful historic building right on Taos Plaza. And now it has a suitably charming restaurant as well. "Mosaic" offers generous small plates and large plates, and there were so many tempting things on the menu that choosing was difficult. At a recent lunch, a friend and I shared two items, the Flatbread of the Day (which was a delectible, if a bit dry, Chicken Swarma), and the fish tacos, fast becoming a Taos staple. Both dishes were beautifully split in the kitchen and both were delicious. They offered an interesting and incredibly refreshing house-made cucumber, mint and lime drink that tasted like liquid tsatsiki (sans garlic), and complemented the Mediterranean flavors beautifully. I'd like to try dinner sometime as I am curious to peruse the wine list and try more items.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Lucy H
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