A dashing, dramatic, high-ceiling restaurant inside the fancifully plush El Monte Sagrado resort, this chic spot presents daring, globally influenced cuisine. Top starters include steamed Thai mussels with lemongrass, coconut milk, and kaffir lime and organic greens with Granny Smith apples, candied walnuts, and blue cheese. Among the mains, you can't go wrong with the chile- and chocolate-rubbed Muscovy duck breast over roasted corn–lima bean–mango succotash—there's
also a wide selection of hefty steaks. It's dressy by Taos standards, but you'll still fit in wearing smartly casual threads, and the management has dropped prices considerably in recent years to compete with the town's other comparable restaurants.