Taos Local Restaurants
Taos Restaurants – Bar and Restaurant – Taos County – Arroyo Seco Rental Home
There are so many excellent restaurants that it is hard to know where to start. Many of the good restaurants are very “local” in nature and not the type that you would normally drive by and think “we must try that one”. As I’m sure you will discover, Taos is a very laid back little town. Those who call this their home usually march to the beat of a different drummer. The atmosphere of the community lends itself to this attitude….one which is far less imposing or ostentatious than Santa Fe…..therefore, the “local” restaurants reflect this attitude. “El Taoseno” has great Mexican food…..I think the best in town….the best Sopaipillas I have ever eaten.
Southwest Art and Artists
The art of the Southwest is very unique. We have been very fortunate to have been able to acquire several very nice pieces for our home here in Taos. Many people who come to the area have a real interest in the art and artist so we are including some information on each piece, plus the gallery which represents the particular artist locally.
Starting with the west end wall with “Fancy Dancer” a serigraph by John Nieto a Contemporary Master born into a family of American Indian and Spanish descent. John Nieto’s work has been exhibited internationally form the Smithsonian Institute to one-man shows at the Axis Gallery in Tokyo. One of his most celebrated pieces “Delegate to the White House” resides in the Presidential collection of former President Ronald Reagan.
Moving around to the north wall is an acrylic by Dolona Roberts titled “Plaza Blankets”. Dolona Roberts, a renowned painter of Cherokee heritage, was born in Santa Fe in 1936 A characteristic common to her images in the “Blanket Series” is that the faces of the Indians are always turned away from the observer. Also by Dolona are four small acrylic on paper from her “Tablitas” series and these are located on both sides of the Kiva in the living room