La Condesa Napa Valley
La Condesa Napa Valley

La Condesa Napa Valley

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lcnapa.com/
  • Phone: (707) 967-8111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Happy Hour:
    Everyday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Friday: 4:00 - 9:00pm
    Saturday/Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Chris Mortenson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please email dean@lcnapa.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room with chef"s table opens to our kitchen and can accommodate parties up to 30 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Dean Castelli, GM 7079678111x
  • Entertainment: Live music every Friday night

    Tacos and Trivia every Tuesday with drink and taco specials. Prizes for the top 3 teams
  • Special Events: Please email dean@lcnapa.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hunt Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street and in dedicated spaces behind the restaurant on Railroad Avenue.
A word from La Condesa Napa Valley
La Condesa Napa Valley was named after the Condesa district of Mexico City, a vibrant, stylish neighborhood known for architecture and artistry that blends contemporary, Spanish colonial, art deco, and art nouveau styles. Here in Napa Valley Executive Chef Christ Mortenson draws on the timeless global influences of the Condesa district to bring our guests a unique Napa experience, sharing cuisine inspired by central Mexico.
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La Condesa Napa Valley reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (10)great for lunch (9)neighborhood gem (9)good for groups (8)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (3)special occasion (3)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)romantic (1)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great
    vvvviking
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was a nice casual, interesting spot for a bite after a day of wine tasting. Not as "involved" as some of the more famous wine country spots; just a nice place for some casual dining with some very good food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique and delicious
    LandJ
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I picked this restaurant from an article in the SF Chronicle. It did not disappoint. We were surprised and delighted with the guacamole flight appetizer. Favorite entree.....Califa Tacos.....yum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Tacos
    NapaNVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I travel to Mexico very frequently and generally avoid Mexican food when outside Mexico. I ordered the taco plate for lunch and can honestly say they were the best tacos I've ever had outside of Mexico.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Understaffed or undertrained?
    BellaBitesVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    In an area where cuisine reigns supreme, atmospheres are intoxicating and service is top notch, La Condesa leaves you wondering what happened. Service was non existing!!! In fact, our waitress did everything possible to avoid interaction. She had the worst case of bambi eyes…shying away from our glaring stares. We endlessly tried to get her attention…to order, to get drinks, to get our food, to get our check. Ridiculous! If our waitress is a sign of the overall management and training, then they should opt for self service….maybe even drive thru, or food truck it…you are 90% there. Service is NOT on the menu so dine at your own risk.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a disappointment!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    When I visit Napa Valley I look forward to the dining as much as the wine! Fortunately this place was empty because there was only one waiter. The guacamole sampler with salsa was quite good, but as a table of five we initially received one basket of chips. There are literally like 5 entree options. Four of us had the chicken enchilada and no one was impressed! Not what I expect in Napa!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch with family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Had a delightful luch with family we hadn't seen in quite a while. Acoustics aren't the best, but we managed to disrupt the entire restaurant. Loved the prickly pear margaritas. A little overpriced but that goes without saying in the region. 2 family members VERY happy with salmon BLTS.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    HawaiianFoodie
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We took a chance on La Condesa, looking for good Mexican or Central American food in Napa. We had very good margaritas, but they would not do a frozen one because it caused too much noise, so instead they crushed the ice very fine (apologized first, but excellent service). We had 4 different dishes, braised pork, roasted chicken, chicken enchilladas with mole sauce, and a poblano chile rellano. All were excellent, and the most knowledgable cook among us said the mole was one of the best, if not the best, he had ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pretty mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I was a bit disappointed by the service and quality of the food. The cochinita pibil entree said it came with fried plantains. Apparently they had run out of plantains. Not only did they fail to tell us this when we ordered the dish, they didn't let us know when they brought the plate and we didn't notice right away. When we pointed it out, the girl was like, oh yeah, i noticed that too. They must've run out. Sorry. We pointed it out to another server who started taking our table when we got the bill and he was very nice. Offered us a free dessert. Overall the food wasn't as good though as I would expect for such a pricey place. Doubt I'll return. That said, the margarita was quite good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A shot in the dark.
    Dilligas
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    What a find. In St Helena for knee surgery. Saw this in trip advisor and gave it a shot. Appetizer great, main course to die for. Price in line for the Napa valley. We will definitely eat here again. PS had the poblano chili an the taco flite both EXCELLENT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tequila!
    FLTRM
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    What a great selection of tequila La Condesa provides the diner/drinker! The presentation of food and libations was great. The menu is limited, but all eight of us found something to our liking and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FOODchick1972
    FOODchick1972
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Soups &guacamole flight delish.I enjoyed the stuffed poblano chile ,the rest of our party were underwhelmed-good but not great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worthwhile
    NapaLocalVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent choice for innovative Mexican style, relaxed meal. Unusual "tacos" featured 3 different, shrimp, beef, chicken, each uniquely crafted with a different mix of ingredients to match the meats. A chicken mole enchilada was exceptional.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great mexican food
    Kcp1963
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Fresh tex-mex. Cocktails very good! Food very fresh and flavor full
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food in St Helena
    Sonoma27
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The stuffed pepper with butternut squash, quinoa and cheese was really good but the $16. price seemed high for one stuffed pepper. The squash taco was good but small sized and priced at $5. The margarita's we got were priced at $11. and $15. , they good but small with too much ice. The chips were fresh and warm and came with 4 small cups of salsa's that were interesting and good. They charge $4. for the chips. Chicken mole enchiladas were good and $17. If prices were less or portions larger, we might make this a regular place to dine. Service was very good and we like the location in downtown St Helena.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Innovative and delicious
    Rockylyn
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoyed ourselves very much. Although mostly South American food themed we had the Best fish & chips ever. Even the margarita was one of the best I've had.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 5 stars
    HungryIVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I recently had lunch here for the first time and loved it. I shared a salmon BLT, the taco assortment and a scoop of the house made ice cream. All good! Our waitress was excellent. Conveyed all of our special requests to the kitchen, so everything was just as we wanted it. I'd be back sooner if it was only closer to home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 189 reviews are from the La Condesa Napa Valley reviews archive.
  • Just so so
    robinVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Seems that the food has gone downhill and one of my favorite menu items is missing - HUITLACOCHE HUARACHE!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • limited menu selection
    Micheleb0706VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    When perusing the menu on open table prior to booking our reservation we were drawn in by the many delicious and unusual choices. Once actually there, the menu was considerably smaller. Less than half! Open table's sample was deceiving. That was a let down for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but not the same
    Foodiesf65VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    La Condesa is many times a must go for my family. Despite several other mexican options in St, Helena, traditionally the restaurant has been by far the best of the bunch in every category. On this last visit, I could sense that every element of the experience has fallen a notch (obviously the hip, contemporary decor is still the same, which is a highlight). While the guacamole sampler was a fantastic start (this is a must order), all of the entrees were just good. There seemed to be a real lack of final touch from the kitchen in terms of flavors and presentation. . Service was perfunctory and mechanical - another step down. I hope my average experience was a once in a blue moon thing.
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  • Love that guacamole !!!
    BoomerVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Fun restaurant. The guacamole taster is amazing....who would think of putting strawberries or shrimp and apple on top! We enjoyed the taco trio and the delicious mole. Try a tequila shot...great plating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Pros: great location in downtown St Helena; nice decor/ambiance; decent food. And the classic margarita is incredible. Cons: the service. It was slow and spotty. They brought the wrong food to the wrong table. We witnessed two servers arguing out in the open in the dining area. I would go here again to give it another shot, maybe it was just an off night. But if the service was as weak as it was on this recent visit, I don't think I'd go back again.
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  • Not a huge fan
    alliwoohoo
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was ok and the service was ok but overall not worth the trek to St. Helena. Grilled Salmon BLT was only good because of the Bacon. Carnitas was more like pulled pork and not like carnitas at all. No crunchy delicious pork bits. Asked the bartender questions about some of the spirits and he wasn't very helpful or friendly with his answers even after we asked multiple questions and showed true interest. Unfortunately, not going to come back here.
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  • worth a try
    lemongrlVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We went here on a Sunday at 5:15pm. There were a few people at the bar. A single lady at a nearby table and a young couple came in a little after us. We had very slow service for an empty restaurant. The waitress walked right by our check that had money on the table and didn't take it. She then disappeared and we eventually brought it up to the bar. The tortilla soup tasted like tomato soup. The chopped salad was great. We ordered the Taco flight. The steak taco was wonderful. The wine was nice as well. We plan to go back and try other menu items.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    NapaTrish
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. We wanted to try several different items, so we chose the corn appetizer, the guacamole flight and a salad with our margaritas. Everything was delicious, especially the corn! Service was friendly, and overall dining experience was a 10.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food
    KeriVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food is so creative and fresh, the cocktails as well. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pricey food, cocktails are great
    Lovefood
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Service was great and speciatity drink were awesome. The pork belly was very tasty, and the shrimp al pastor guacomaole. The other meat (taco trio), lacked flavor and steak was over cooked.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little St. Helena surprise!
    SFCAFOX
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Had a great lunch with friends at this fantastic St. Helena downtown spot. Trendy, modern, eclectic and fun. Food was inventive and really good. I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brilliant place
    noah
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This is the second time I have dined at La Condesa. What can I say other than they are FANTASTIC. My girlfriend and I have serious food allergies and the staff knew what had gluten, dairy and eggs in it. They steered us clear and the results were nothing but amazing. Thank you again!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow
    j1356VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    It was a Saturday night and the restaurant was empty. The service was so slow it made a 45 minute meal into 2 hours.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best margarita in the Valley!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This was my second time visiting La Condesa. I had lunch there and saw their amazing tequila selection and thought it would be great to go back for a tasting. Lunch was great too. Dinner did not disappoint. We had the calamari; the best. the tacos were delicious as well. My favorite was their classic margarita. The best in the valley. Service was great as well. I have nothing bad to report about this place. I have heard others complain about prices, but it was worth every penny to me. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice food and decor.
    someone
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Very nice food and decor. The live music was unexpected but really good! I'll go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food great but service awful!!!
    Nasee
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The best margaritas in Napa Valley. We are locals and go to La Condesa frequently. Every time we go the service gets worse and worse and worse. We are very saddened by this because the food and drinks are fantastic. But there are so many amazing restaurants that truly do need our business in this economy, we go to the ones that feel like they want us there and give us good service. It's hard to come by nowadays so we support these spots. The first time we went to La Condesa was fantastic but has gone wayyyy downhill ever since.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Everything about La Condesa was disappointing, except the guacamole; however, that's not enough when weighed against the limited menu, unappetizing food, marginal margaritas, and so-so service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • More of a Bar with food
    HelenaRose
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    La Condesa seems like a bar, where the food is secondary. Speakers blare outside as if to entice people in. The bar takes up half the restaurant, with two TVs showing sports and loud music playing. The lighting is dim. The menu is one page, but a quarter is mixed drinks. Menu options are limited. The wine list is four pages of tequila and two pages of wines. Our server seemed to be charged with serving more than half the diners. While the salads came out promptly, we waited a long time for our main course. The server was doing her best, so it must have been the kitchen. Due to the bar scene, loud music, unreadable menu, slow service and emphasis on hard liquor, we will not be back. For young tequila lovers, it could be nirvana.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marginal Meal at a High Price
    SjhwVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    One margarita, one shared appetizer, two marginally tasty and quite meager salads at lunch = $60. That's a pretty high tab, even in the Napa Valley where we live. We've been warned away from La Condesa for just these reasons but try to patronize local places. We're sorry, but there are plenty of others that will get our business in the future.
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  • Great Trivia and Taco Tuesday
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I went there in a small birthday group for Taco Tuesday and trivia night and it was a lot of fun. The tacos had great flavor, margaritas had good balance and they brought out a scoop of birthday cake ice cream for the birthday boy. Trivia night was a lot of fun as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what happened?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    we dined at La Condesa last summer and it was delicious, the dinner we had there last saturday was just ok. the fish and chips were dreadful. But what really needs to be improved is the noise level. Almost impossible to hear what we were saying to each other. And it wasn't that crowded. Probably won't go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Hispanic Food
    Wine24VIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Have wanted to dine here since it opened. Great selection of Tequila's and the margaritas are amazing. Recommend the Prickly Pear! Small menu with unique items. Chicken enchiladas w/ mole...great flavor! Homemade Guacamole a must! If you like specialty Mexican Food, you will love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find!
    GoHawgs
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The food was delicious. We had 4 types of guacamole, tortilla soup, a taco flight, enchiladas --- all were delicious. What impressed us most is that the bartender knew how to make a real margarita & they were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Restaurant
    RiverGirl
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Fun place to eat and good food.....great chips with a variety of salsas...I love their chicken enchiladas in mole sauce. Never had a bad meal there.Their classic margaritas are great .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic