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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 3:45 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. We are proud to be partnering with the Tamarind Institute this summer for an exhibit in the gallery showcasing a selection of fine art prints from the workshop's creative production over the past 60 years. 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 5pm - 10pm exclusively to lodging guests and visitors with Afternoon Tea reservations.

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. As weather allows, seating will primarily be outdoors on the covered La Quinta portal. During the cooler months, seating will shift indoors amongst the magnificent art and architecture of the Grand Ballroom. Please note, seating requests are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. 

$68.16 per person inclusive of tax and service charge

If an afternoon is sold out, please email to join the waitlist.

Fall Menu

available September through November


Seasonal Soup Shooter
Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potato
with cream cheese and mushroom on rye bread

Chicken & Spiced LP Pecan Salad
on a herbed roll

Baked Phyllo Cup
with harvest vegetable relish

Goat Cheese & Sage Baked Apple
with LP green chile jam on milkbread

Deviled Egg
with poached gulf shrimp


Classic Scone
with seasonal jam or clotted cream

Pecan Date Tea Cookie

Chocolate Tartlet
with seasonal jam

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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