Tea tray set up with tea bites

Tea at La Quinta

Hosted at John Gaw Meem's 1935 masterpiece, Afternoon Tea at La Quinta is an immersive cultural experience. Revel in the magnificence of Meem's architectural gem, La Quinta, alongside stunning work by artists from the WPA era. Enjoy a beautiful selection of teas from Taos' small-batch, handcrafted tea company, tea.o.graphy, and our culinary team's seasonally-driven take on a traditional afternoon tea menu, with a selection of sweet and savory bites. Following tea service, you'll be invited to join a short, 20-minute docent-led tour at either 3:15 PM or 4:45 PM, highlighting some of the remarkable features of the historic La Quinta building and the artists who contributed to it, and you will leave with a small gift from Los Poblanos.

Afternoon Tea guests have access to the La Quinta Gallery and the Library Bar following tea service. The Library Bar features a curated list of locally distilled spirits and favorites from around the world along with a seasonal cocktail menu. The Library Bar is open Sunday - Wednesday 5 - 10 PM exclusively to lodging guests and visitors with Afternoon Tea reservations.

$68.16 per person inclusive of tax and service charge

If an afternoon is sold out, please email laquinta@lospoblanos.com to join the waitlist.

We kindly ask that you notify us of all dietary restrictions for all guests included in your party, as we are only able to accommodate vegetarian, gluten-free and nut-free diets with 48 hours advance notice. A section for these notes is available as you are completing your reservation. In the warmer months as weather allows, seating will primarily be outdoors on the covered La Quinta portal. During the colder months, seating is indoors amongst the magnificent art and architecture of the Grand Ballroom. Please note, seating requests are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.

Summer Menu


Chilled Cucumber Soup
with dill crema

Mushroom Quiche
with flowering thyme

Crisp Pastry Cup
with whipped Tucumcari feta, snap peas and radish salad

Curried Chicken Salad in Zucchini Ribbons
with Heart of the Desert Pistachios
Mavis Goat Cheese Tea Sandwich
with native sumac, piñon and sesame on blue swirl milk bread

Grilled Spring Onion Tea Sandwich
with arugula, herbs and aïoli on toasted brioche


with clotted cream and seasonal jam 

Horchata Cream Puff
with whey caramel 

LP Cherry Danish
with fig leaf-infused pastry cream

Please note, our culinary team is happy to accommodate vegetarian, gluten-free and nut-free diets. Please indicate this request in your reservation notes.


La Quinta Cultural Center

Please park on the south side of the property, following the signs to the host stand on the La Quinta portal.

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