Executive Chef, Cristina Martinez
Cristina Martinez discovered her passion for fine cuisine at an early age. As a Native New Mexican, she began cooking for her family’s church groups on weekends, which led to her opening her own catering company at eighteen years of age. Inspired by European, French, and Asian influences, Cristina honed her skills at Le Cordon Bleu in California, where she graduated with honors. Cristina brought her talents back to New Mexico and held positions at Hotel Albuquerque, The Lodge at Santa Fe, Pueblo Harvest Café, and most recently, serving as the Executive Chef of the Artichoke Café for the past four years.
Inspired Cuisine and Cultural NightlifeEl Monte Sagrado is your ticket to Taos fine dining and fun. De la Tierra is a restaurant in Taos providing culinary delights inspired by regional 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 throughout the restaurant and hotel.
De La Tierra RestaurantIf it's an award-winning meal you crave, visit our favorite restaurant in Taos: De La Tierra. Expect a taste of the local, seasonal flavors that make the region unique. For a more natural setting, you can dine al fresco in The Gardens. Visit our restaurant page for hours, menus, and more.
Private Wine RoomFor an intimate dining experience, make reservations for our private wine room that can accommodate up to 8 people in a beautiful Mediterranean setting. Our chef is happy to create a custom menu and provide wine pairings for an elegant Taos fine dining experience. For reservations, please contact us at 575-758-3502.
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