Anaconda Bar Unique environment with live entertainment

Inspired Cuisine and Cultural Nightlife

El Monte Sagrado is your ticket to fine dining and fun. De la Tierra restaurant provides culinary delights inspired by global and local influences. If you have a flair for the dramatic, you will love relishing a cocktail at the Anaconda Bar. Enjoy our inspired cuisine and crafted cocktails as you enjoy local art and treasures through the restaurant and hotel. 

The Gardens De la Tierra restaurant

De La Tierra Restaurant 

If it's an award-winning meal you crave, visit our Taos Favorite restaurant; De La Tierra. Expect a taste of the local, seasonal flavors that make the region unique, offered alongside stunning global selections. For a more natural setting, you can dine al fresco in The Gardens. 

De La Tierra Restaurant Hours: 
  • Breakfast: 7am – 11am
  • Lunch: 11am – 2pm
  • Dinner: 5pm – 9pm (Sunday-Thursday) open until 10pm Friday-Saturday
  • Sunday Brunch: 7am – 2pm 
Contemporary Indigenous Gastronomy At El Monte Sagrado

Executive Chef Ray Naranjo 

With roots from tribes scattered across North America including Tewa (Pueblo), Odawa, and Crow Nations, Executive Chef Ray Naranjo bridges the modern Native American and American food experiences with creative passion and admiration for the life‐giving elements. Ray’s artistic talent was discovered at an early age and includes a range of medians from Native American flute music to clay sculpture and traditional crafts. Ray’s career in Culinary Art’s started as he earned his degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale, Arizona. He continued his education at the top resorts in the southwest including the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona and the Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ray’s passion accelerated him to the top, earning his first chef title at the age of 23, at the now renamed Santa Claran Casino. Ray continued to work his way up in the gaming industry to the title of Food and Beverage Manager, and later moved on to open Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino as Sous Chef of the main kitchen. Ray’s Contemporary Indigenous Gastronomy style was conceived as he studied at Northern New Mexico College in pursuit of a business degree. Although his business degree remains incomplete, Ray’s educational experience solidified his career, as he became Chef of their student farm program, Sostenga. His experience working in the confinements of producing cuisine from only organic produce grown from a small farm challenged his industry teachings and forced him into a deeper connection to sustainability. While attending college, Ray was asked to take part of a pre‐contact diet later named the Pueblo Food Experience created by Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute, an indigenous non‐profit based in Santa Clara Pueblo. The simultaneous experiences helped to inspire the concept of Contemporary Indigenous Gastronom as a style of modern American cuisine. Ray became Sous Chef of the El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa, and 3 months later was promoted to Executive Chef where he currently resides as he continues to develop his Contemporary Indigenous Gastronomy.

Custom craft cocktails Anaconda Bar

Anaconda Bar

For a more casual yet totally dynamic dining experience, Anaconda Bar might be more to your taste. As the mighty anaconda sculpture slithers across the ceiling, and exotic fish swim in a lavish saltwater aquarium, a lively and edgy atmosphere invites guests to socialize over a signature margarita and creative cuisine. Occasional live local entertainment and a chic décor sets the mood as hotel guests, locals and occasional high profile celebrities mingle and dance. 

Anaconda Bar
  • Open Daily from 3pm, with food service until 10pm
Private Wine Room Intimate Dining in Opulent Decor

Private Wine Room

For an intimate dining experience make reservations to use our private wine room that can do dinner for up to 8 people in a beautiful Mediterranean setting. Our chef is happy to create a custom menu and provide wine parings for an elegant dining experience. For reservations, please contact us at 575-758-3502.

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