715 Hwy 64 E
Eagle Nest, NM 87718
Phone: (575) 377-6813
Fax: (575) 377-6178
Bars & Cafes
Opened in the 1990s as an extension to the restaurant downstairs, The Martini Tree Bar has gradually created a niche for itself as a vibrant hangout. Locals as well as tourists walk into this little rustic setup to enjoy the daily drinks specials and munch on tantalizing appetizers. Shoot down a glass of Bloody Mary and challenge your friends on the pool tables that are placed in the corner of the bar. Famous artists/ bands on tour take the center stage of the bar who give out awesome original tunes, much to the delight of the music lovers. And if history interests you, then you can glances through the wall which elegantly displays the past of this magnificent ski valley. Call ahead or visit their website for more information.
Whether one is in the Red River during summers or winters, the Lift House Bar & Grill on Pioneer Road serves as a perfect place to wind down after a tiring day at this ski haven. This eclectic bar is located at the base of the mesmerizing ski area, which can be overlooked from the bar's window-side tables or from the outdoor sun desk. A number of choices in craft beers and American appetizers like burgers, sandwiches and salads accompany your time at the bar. During summers, the backyard of the bar turns into a venue where DJs and bands give out some amazing music during the Red Fest Music Festival and River & Brews Blues Festival. Visit their website to know more.
Adobe Bar is a popular local meeting spot. Nestled in the lovely lobby of The Historic Taos Inn it is also lovingly called 'the living room of Taos'. It is more known for its live acts and musical nights. Enjoy the wide range of music played at this affable watering hole. Sip on margaritas like Fire on the Mountain, Cowboy Buddha and Buddha Añejo while tapping your feet to the lively tunes. Dig into their burgers, pork ribs and nachos to curb your hunger pangs or head to the inn's restaurant. Its traditional viga latilla ceilings and alcoves along with cozy couches give it an intimate feel.
Condé Nast Traveler Magazine named De la Tierra world's best new restaurant. Located inside Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa (El), De la Tierra is popular for its world class cuisine. The yellow walls, funky chandelier and casual yet sophisticated seating, make it a perfect setting for quiet evenings. Try the smoked trout, El Monte Caesar salad, blue corn calamari or seared halibut. And for all beef lovers, the Taos 2 step on beef is made to please your palate. Sample some of the finest wines which De la Tierra stocks from around the world. But make sure you leave some room for the dessert; tequila lime pie is sure to please.
Anaconda Bar is situated inside Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa (El) and is a favorite hang out amongst most of the guests. It is named Anaconda Bar because of the large anaconda structure that snakes itself across the ceiling. As night falls you can find all of Taos' fun loving people enjoying themselves at Anaconda Bar which is also known for some good live entertainment. Check out the 1100 gallon salt water aquarium and sample some of the many tapas offered. Step in with a bunch of friends and sip on the many fun cocktail mixes or margaritas.
A restaurant, micro-brewery and live music venue rolled into one, Taos Mesa Brewing guarantees a good time. You can stop by for a full-fledged meal, a quick drink, or maybe just to catch a live musical act. The beer you are offered is brewed on-site, and every season brings with it some new specials. As for the music, you can take your pick from among three discrete areas; one indoor stage, a small stage beside the patio, and another that affords views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains.
This dining nugget captures the true essence of Taos. Its walls are festooned with local art, two-fireplaces cast a warm glow, the back patio during summer, cascades with a color wheel of flowers, and the kitchen is open-air allowing diners to observe the chef at work. The menu complements this feel, too. The Creole Pepper Shrimp and the Roast Duck are two of the most popular items. The Vesuvio Chicken is a poultry fans dream dish; pasta lovers have many noodle options to choose from.