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La Cantina Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lacasasena.com
  • Email: manager@lacasasena.com
  • Phone: (505) 988-9232
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Southwest
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Gharrity
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: 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
  • Entertainment: 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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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