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“Too much money, not enough food”
Review of De La Tierra

De La Tierra
Ranked #72 of 129 Restaurants in Taos
Price range: $19 - $34
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a pretty cool place, but a little hoity-toity for my liking. I ordered the Elk Chop, which was about the size of a melallion and very thin. It was floating in honey. It came with honey-glazed carrots which were WAY undercooked, and bacon infused sweet potatoes with a few roasted potatoes mixed in. Sweet on top of sweet on top of sweet. $40.00. For that amount of money, I expect a little more food. The crab cake appetizer was good, but it came with mixed greens and you guessed it, SWEET vinaigrette. Lobster rissotto was OK, although a little undercooked. Lobster Jalapeno Mac & Cheese was really good.

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Thank JP H
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Nice open Southwestern/Tuscan inspired dining room.W e were staying at the El Monte Sagrado and had breakfast & dinner here & were very pleased. We had steaks for dinner that were cooked as specified and priced as expected at any resort restaurant. They do offer an elk chop on the menu that we regret we didn't order as this would have been a unique dinner. Our server was attentive & we were checked on by management. They also offer a nice wine list. We didn't order dessert as dinner was quite filling. Also, we had breakfast on two mornings and were also very pleased. Delicious & reasonably priced.

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Thank Mary E
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

I always eat fresh fruit with or for breakfast. The fruit plate at De Le Tierra is fantastic. You actually get a full dinner size plate full of fresh not frozen Fruit. The cost of breakfast was extremely reasonable considering the quality of the fruit served

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Thank Tom P
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

a bit on the expensive side although the cocktails were delicious !! i did enjoy the sirloin it was juicy :)

Thank karen l
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

The restaurant is in the El Monte Sagrado, which is a splendid modern resort. There are several restaurant areas; we dined in an interior room that was decorated in a Southwestern/Victorian style with high-backed, heavy, dark, navy chairs that were smothered in gold tassels - bizarre.

The choice of food was good; being fish eaters we started with mussels then I had the trout and my wife the salmon. The dishes were perfectly prepared with a nice complement of tasty vegetables.

The wine list was awful. The first page had a list of mediocre wines at modest prices, while the remainder of the book contained page after page of outrageously expensive wines (up to $1880).

The service was slow and inattentive. Our waitress clearly had little experience and could only say "my pleasure" to everything we asked of her; we wanted to say "what about our pleasure?"

The restaurant itself was almost empty yet was busy and noisy. This was because it was used as a cut through for staff and guests who came through from all points of the compass. Moreover, there is an atrium above this space where kids were running and shouting, loud guests were making phone calls by speaker phone, etc.

In summary, the meal was excellent but the ambiance was terrible and the wine list lousy; this was not an enjoyable evening. Taos has better places.

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