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125 East Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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La Cantina Details
Hours of Operation:
WINTER HOURS: Dinner Monday-Sunday, 5:30 pm-close,
Sunday Brunch: 11:30 am-1:30 pm featuring local Santa Fe jazz talent
SUMMER HOURS: Dinner Monday-Sunday 5:30 pm-close
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contemporary American, Southwest
Bar Dining, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Please inquire about our offsite catering options.
Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate large parties and occasional private buyouts with or without live entertainment. Contact Ms. King for full private room, menu details and all your Santa Fe party booking needs.
Juli has successfully special events with the Santa Fe Symphony in addition to weddings, rehearsal dinners and a myriad of other special events and private functions
Private Party Contact:
Juli King (505) 577-3891
Hear the best of Broadway and Jazz courtesy of local talents, The Cantina Singers. Please inquire about performances by special guests and other local talents.
Parking available behind restaurant on Nusbaum Street.
A word from La Cantina
Come enjoy our fine New American West cuisine paired with local talents, The Cantina Singers, performing the best of Broadway and Jazz nightly.
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This piano bar is affiliate with
the famous La Casa Sena, which has excellent food paired with one of the best wine lists in the state. What makes this place shine is your waitstaff double as the singers who accompany the pianist throughout the night. They begin performing early evening an finish around 9 on most nights. They are not run-of-the-mill "cruise ship" singers, but exhibit exceptional talent across a wide range of musical genre. The service is excellent and good is commendable as well. "
Dined on 4/15/2014
The staff not only take care of
your dining wants and needs but also provide periodic entertainment throughout the evening. Been here a few times and always enjoy what I order, will be back again no doubt."
Dined on 4/14/2014
This restaurant was a true
disappointment. I like to start with an appetizer and based on that experience I will then go on to order an entree. Well I wanted something light and fresh so I ordered the Vegetable Sampler. When it arrived the lights were quite low as there was a singer onstage but from what I could see, the dish was colorless and the food tasted like day old leftovers--dry and pasty. Needless to say I did not order an entree that night. Honestly there are so many better places to have a fine dining experience in Santa Fe."
Dined on 4/4/2014
La Cantina is a favorite of mine
for music. The waiters sing between serving and it is always a fun evening. Frequently there are special shows featuring other singing artists. It is an entire experience in an intimate setting. Every seat is good, the ambience is wonderful and the food is a treat. I went for an evening show of "torch songs" so I ordered the cheese plate and the warm chocolate pudding cake. The cheese plate was a nice assortment of 3 cheeses as well as quince paste, figs and marcona alonds. The warm Chocolate pudding cake was very moist and gooey with a thick helping of pistachio whip creme."
Dined on 3/28/2014
I went with a friend of mine to
hear a singer perform Lena Horne songs. She was a lovely lady, but sadly not a very good singer. If La Cantina is going to charge $25/head for a performer, they should vet her first. I don't think it is right for you to be charged if the singer is not of good caliber. I was expecting more and it didn't deliver. It was also annoying as we were sat next to an emergency room door that people kept going in and out of. Our table was knocked several times, spilling our drinks and then the food took forever coming out of the kitchen. Sorry for the bad review...but, we were not happy."
Dined on 3/23/2014
La Cantina offers live music every
day of the year, so your meal is accompanied by entertaining servers who sing and other musicians. We went to hear a friend's review of songs from Lena Horne's repertoire, supported by a piano trio. Several servers sang later in the evening. We enjoyed a couple of appetizers, glasses of wine, and a modest entrée along with the show."
Dined on 3/23/2014
FUN meal while attending the
musical that the waiters perform."
Dined on 1/3/2014
As far as ambiance goes, La
Cantina has to be one of the best places in Santa Fe. What could be better than being serenated by talented singers as you sip on a delicious drink? The piano player is also amazing. The food was good, but not the highlight of the evening."
Dined on 1/15/2014
We ate here while visiting Santa
Fe. We weren't quite sure what to expect and were a bit concerned that it would be difficult to talk due to noise. However, it was perfect. The servers took turns singing in the middle of the room - all great songs and show tunes that everyone at our table knew (ages from 30s to 80s). During our dinner, we probably heard 10 songs - over about 2 hours. So there were breaks between each song to allow us to chat, etc. Food was also great - everyone really enjoyed their meals and the wine list was very good. The servers, who were also the entertainment, were awesome and fun. It was really a fun evening and we all agreed we'd love to go back!"
Dined on 12/26/2013
Had been there many years ago.
Service this time was spotty, and the food the same. Fun to hear the waiters sing and ham it up though. Probably better as a bar thing."
Dined on 12/20/2013
The Cantina at Casa Sena is always
pure charm mixed with great food and delicious entertainment! Alway fun, always tasty, always welcoming! Just sit back and enjoy!"
Dined on 12/26/2013
What a relaxing and enjoyable
evening we had at La Casa Sena. My husband had to have eye surgery the next morning in Santa Fe and the atmosphere plus the friendliness and talent of the staff at La Casa Sena provided us with a way to get our minds off of the next morning and just relax. The food was outstanding, also. The place wasn't very crowded, usually when we go there it is packed."
Dined on 12/18/2013
What a treat! Great food and
beautiful music. This is a must visit when you are in Santa Fe."
Dined on 12/1/2013
Always fun. Talented performers
who are also friendly, fun waitstaff."
Dined on 11/4/2013
The show tunes makes this a great
alternative to the usual dinner. The food is the same quality as casa sena. Expect service to be a little slower due to the servers doing double duty as singers."
Dined on 10/29/2013
Had a great time with
entertainers. What an outgoing bunch. Two of us had the chicken breast with wild rice mix which was okay. One has salmon and one the veggie quesadilla which got high marks."
Dined on 10/26/2013
This was recommended for our
annual girls vacation week. Exceeded our expectations. Our waiter, Ben, was extremely helpful in selecting food and wine."
Dined on 10/16/2013
All of the restaurant personal
were so nice, and friendly, helpful in every way. I had a fun evening, and plan to return time and again. I loved the piano player"
Dined on 10/16/2013
Service was awful. Have been
before and know that the waitstaff/ singers will be dividing their efforts, but we constantly had to get another waiter to get our waiter for service. Preferred your old menu as we're had already eaten at the Sena Cafe a few days before."
Dined on 10/13/2013
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