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“Can only comment on the food...”
Review of De La Tierra

De La Tierra
Ranked #72 of 130 Restaurants in Taos
Price range: $19 - $34
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Description: The AAA Four-Diamond award-winning De la Tierra restaurant is graced with world-class cuisine, and stunning architecture and décor. Come experience why De la Tierra was named one of the world's best new restaurants by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Can only comment on the food...”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

We ate from the restaurant menu while sitting in the Anaconda Bar.

There usually isn't much you can say about calamari but we will be planning a trip back to El Monte Sagrado as much for the calamari as anything else!

And the Green Chili Mac and Cheese - zowie!

Loved it. Didn't experience the restaurant - had reservations but chose to continue relaxing at the bar but if the restaurant experience is anything like it's food - gotta go back!

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Don't come here hungry!”
Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

We've been waiting over 30 minutes already for a continental breakfast!! So far all we have is coffee and juice. When the food did arrive the English was stone cold. The yogurt and muffins were good. Wait staff are mixed - some are friendly, some are not. Overall a frustrating start to the day.

Thank Blkbird71
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St. Augustine, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“worse late night salad”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

The restaurant is well decorated with large cushioned chairs. There was maybe one other table on a weeknight. I wasn't very hungry so got a Ceasar Salad, tasted like plain watery lettuce. I could barely discern any parmigianna cheese on it, was a scant teaspoon and could not taste any dressing and I like my dressings scant. Maybe the chef had gone home as so little business but salad was not worth $1 must less $9 or $10. very disappointing and hotel was strange with a huge open space in center but nothing in it but grass and trees and no outdoor pool, just tiny indoor one. IF have room with view of mts I'm sure rooms are nice but glad we stayed at our lovely historic B&B as I'm usually a Marriott fan.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank mangomoment
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Level 6 Contributor
401 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
“Best overall NM dinner experience”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Our first dinner of a one week NM trip and the best, (none were bad). Also, our only hotel restaurant dinner.

Impressive dining room; very good food selection; excellent food quality and excellent service. Some reasonably priced "summer" wines. Disappointed in the NM wine choices, however that theme recurred in other restaurants on the trip. De la Tierra offered a taste of NM "blonde wine" before buying and we passed on that bottle. Appreciate their thoughtful approach.

Recommend and will return.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delicious Late Night Dining in Taos”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

This elegant restaurant with its dramatic decor is located in the El Monte Sagrado eco-resort, about one-third of a mile from the central plaza of Taos. Our party of three travelers was happy to find a quality restaurant that that was still serving dinner at 9:30 p.m. on a weeknight in June 2013. Although we were the last table of diners, the service was very pleasant and unhurried. After trying a prickly pear margarita (we’ve had better), we had Kessler calamari and a house salad as appetizers. For our entrees, we chose Colorado lamb chops with mashed potatoes, rainbow trout with capers and lemon butter and a lean but tasty bison steak. All our food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. We paid about $120 for our dinners and a drink.

Visited June 2013
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