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La Plazuela at La Fonda

$$ - $$$Mexican, American,
100 E San Francisco St, In La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2110
+1 505-995-2334
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (170 reviews)
“enchiladas” (159 reviews)
“trout” (61 reviews)
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All hours
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 E San Francisco St, In La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2110
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

La Plazuela had a very nice atmosphere. However, the food was sub par for the price. I just can’t recommend due to cost of food that was just okay.

Thank gspappas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had 3 breakfasts at La Plazuela and they were all delicious. Out of the different entrees my husband and I tried the Chile rellano was my favorite and he enjoyed the omelette where you choose all the ingredients you want to have included. Our...More

1  Thank Margaret F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed in Santa Fe for 5 Days and stayed at La Fonda. We had multiple meals in the Hotel restaurant and honestly didn’t feel the need to venture out too much to find places to eat since our hotel restaurant was so great! Even...More

Thank Karina H
Reviewed 6 days ago

La Plazuela was wonderful --- the historic Ernesto Martinez painted windows, the quaint fountain in the middle, and lovely southwest furniture give this eatery a casual elegance that is both memorable and pleasant. Our food was excellent and the service was impeccable in all regards....More

1  Thank Kendra K
LaFondaManager, Manager at La Plazuela at La Fonda, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Kendra K, Thank you so very much for your lovely review of La Plazuela. Breakfast is also one of my favorite meals there! I love how the early morning light comes through the skylights and lights up the room. Sunshine paired with the blue...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We have stayed at the La Fonda twice in recent years and have frequented the La Plazuela both visits. First visit we had arrived after a long day of flying and stopped in for appetizers and a margarita! BEST guacamole and chips EVER!! Service was...More

Thank Photogirl2292
LaFondaManager, Manager at La Plazuela at La Fonda, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Photogirl2292, Thank you for your lovely review of La Plazuela. The tableside guacamole at dinner is one of my favorites! I love how the spice level can be adjusted to your personal taste. It sounds like you were not staying with us on this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends of ours got married at La Fonda, & they couldn't wait for us to experience this grand old hotel. The food was excellent, do try the Eggs Benedict, the service top notch, & the atmosphere made us feel uniquely a part of Santa Fe...More

Thank BaliloverNewYork
Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrating my husband's 70th birthday. Pacific cod and chicken for dinner. The Bosc Pear Salad was delicious! Glass of Wente Riesling was $9.00; the Baileyana Rose was $11.00. A very lovely evening.

2  Thank Vickie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was quick, we were seated right away, and the restaurant is a beautiful space. Nice selection and variety of food choices, though not at all a giant menu. We received our food in a short time and it was the right temperature. We ordered...More

Thank DirkD346
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely time. This restaurant clearly understands the value of being able to have a conversation without yelling across the table. Low music and festive lighting, great Santa Fe ambiance. Our server, Ian was friendly and such a great professional- the best we have...More

1  Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Talk about an excellent meal! They were able to accommodate us for last minute reservations. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The margaritas and appetizers were very good and I had some of the best prime rib ever. And you can't beat their dessert choices!

1  Thank Bill17762
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Questions & Answers
25 February 2017|
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Response from suzyzarate | Reviewed this property |
La Casa Sena is a perfect outdoor setting! Good food, great service, beautiful and great for large parties.
3 November 2016|
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Response from LaFondaManager | Property representative |
Yes we are open and have a holiday buffet from 11am - 3pm in La Plazuela. I would encourage you to make reservations as soon as possible as we have over 200 reservations already. Thanks!
7 October 2016|
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Response from Cindi A | Reviewed this property |
It is in Santa Fe near the down town square.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E San Francisco St, In La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2110
    (Old Santa Fe Trail)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-995-2334
  • E-mail
Guests seeking an intimate Santa Fe restaurant will find satisfaction at La Plazuela, an elegant restaurant located on La Fonda's original patio built in the 1920's. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, La Plazuela is a feast for the senses. Guests can enjoy creative contemporary New Mexican food as skylights flood the restaurant with natural light. Relax in this light-filled setting surrounded by hand-painted windows and the sounds of the soothing fountain.
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