Doc Martin’s Restaurant — Taos, NM

We visited Taos for the first time in 2010 looking for a quick meal and bypassed the steak entrees, maybe because of the higher price tag and opted to try the Elk Burgers. That meal was one of the food highlights of the trip.

We returned to Doc Martin’s this year and looked forward to the Elk Burgers, and they did not dissapoint.

We walked a couple of blocks to reach the restaurant and got there about 15 minutes before it opened. Doc Martin’s is inside the Taos Inn and adjacent to the inn’s bar, which was packed this day because there was a huge crowd waiting to get into the Taos Solar Music Festival.

Once the place opened, we were seated and served promptly. The window panes dividing the restaurant from the bar area isolated us from any barroom discussions and we enjoyed our Elk Burgers with gusto.

Props to our waitress, who didn’t know much about the beer they served on tap. She talked to the bartender and was able to tell me more about their selection and made an educated choice, which also did not disappoint.

Written on July 2, 2011