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125 Lincoln Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Tapas / Small Plates
$30 and under
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Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Tapas / Small Plates, Basque, Spanish
James Campbell Caruso
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Live Entertainment Wednesday and Friday nights.
W. Palace Ave
A word from Taberna
Taberna is a spanish-style tavern with a Basque influenced menu and Spanish wine list. Taberna is a gathering place for family and friends, a cozy bar & outdoor patio where you can enjoy pintxos, draft beer, wine, & sherry.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Fit for Foodies
We were vacationing in Sante Fe
and had heard great reviews about Taberna. Went on a Friday night and there was a great crowd and fabulous live music. The atmosphere was electric and the food was one of the best meals we had all vacation. The artichoke tapas as to die for as well as the paella. FABULOUS!"
Dined on 2/28/2014
This place is one of my very
favorite spots in Santa Fe. As a local I'm spoiled by our great dining establishments but Taberna is a true gem and at the top of my list. Never a mediocre meal and wines are superb"
Dined on 2/25/2014
The tapas were excellent and
unique. The guitar player was delightful, humorous and talented."
Dined on 2/21/2014
Taberna has been our favorite but
lately it seems to have lost it's way. There are fewer tapas on the Happy Hour Menu and the last time we where there two of the four Happy Hour wines were not available. Wait staff has always been great but not so attentive lately."
Dined on 2/18/2014
We went on a Friday night - we are
big fans of La Boca and had been a couple of times to Taberna too--food great as usual, service great, but I'm knocking off one star because the performer (Jesus Bas, there every Friday) was so loud my husband and I had to shout across our small two-top table. Maybe the message is that Taberna is more of a bar than an informal version of La Boca (where the emphasis is on the food). It's not that the music was bad, it would have been pleasant at a lower volume. Mr. Bas called out often to get diners' attention (and also called out to some people for a grimace or two they made). If Taberna has some nights without music, we'll probably go back, but we go out so we can talk to each other as well as eat."
Dined on 2/14/2014
I've eaten here several times and
never been disappointed! We came valentines night and enjoyed some great tapas, wine and Spanish music! This is absolutely one of the better restaurants in Santa Fe."
Dined on 2/14/2014
If you like a place where the
"elite" go, this is the place for you. If you want good food, good service and a place to have an enjoyable evening, try somewhere else. To start, many of the tables are communal and, like its sister restaurant, they are packed in. If you like eating with or on top of strangers, it's OK but we don't. We ended up eating at the bar because the hostess wanted to sit us at a table where people entering the restaurant and waiting to be seated would be standing over our table. The bartender was almost rude and not helpful at all. And the food was ordinary at best. The place was crowded so you're left to conclude it's one of the "cool" places. But we would rather have good food, good service and an enjoyable evening."
Dined on 2/1/2014
The wilted spinach salad was not
wilted and just okay. The pork was not not hot and was dry. The artichokes were the best item we got. I was so disappointed with the food. We had eaten at LaBoca, the sister resturant two nights before and it was outstanding, in all respects. Taberna, granted we ate on a slow night. This should not effect the food and the quality. I will not recommend or go back to this restaurant.. There are too many wonderful restaurants in Santa Fe."
Dined on 1/26/2014
I have had wonderful dinners here
so I was expecting the same high quality at lunch. Turned out to be very average and dissapointing. I started with the beet soup, which was boring with little flavor. My companion had the shrimp tapas which was loaded with too much raw garlic. Once she removed the garlic, it was edible. Her salad was good. My torte tapas was an artichoke and crimini mushroom which again had little flavor. My salad was fine. I am hoping that this was just an off day and will try it again given previous experiences."
Dined on 1/24/2014
I've eaten at Taberna several
times and I generally like it. However, they fell WAY short this time on multiple levels: The hostess was there but not there, the waitress was barely there, the wine was corked (which is OK for an unopened bottle, but NOT when it's a by-the-glass serving), and many of the small plates seem have been made "overly complicated". There were too many flavors competing for attention, and too many similar, overly cooked items added to the main plate item. Do we really need layers of prosciutto AND a strong cheese covering the grilled artichokes? Plus do they need to add overly grilled peppers to so many items? The server never asked me what I thought so couldn't tell her. I'll be back, but with caution."
Dined on 1/18/2014
Innovative food in small portions
so you can try many items. Everything is well thought out and delicious. Great happy hour food menu and prices. Outdoor seating in season. Santa Fe locals are finding this a favorite."
Dined on 1/17/2014
Two favorites: Grilled Artichokes
and Pear Salad. Have never tasted artichokes so good - grilled with pesto and goat cheese. Also tempranillo poached pear salad with pine nuts was a great combination of flavors."
Dined on 1/17/2014
Wonderful food with a nice
variety. Prices seemed reasonable. Friendly knowledgeable service. Very crowded tables and a bit noisy. We had a lovely and fun evening."
Dined on 1/3/2014
This was my second time eating at
Taberna and it was just as enjoyable at the first. Excellent choice of tapas which allows one to experience new flavors. Each item we selected was enjoyable. Food and service was exceptional."
Dined on 1/2/2014
We really like the atmohere of
this restaurant. It is so un-Santa Fe. It has a long bar with great ambiance, and lots of tables, high and low. There were a number of large groups when we were there; we enjoyed all of the tapas. The paella was the best we had ever had - the sausage was nice and spicy, the seafood fresh, not fishy. Our server was pleasant and attentive. The hostess could be more welcoming, but all in all, it was a really enjoyable evening."
Dined on 12/27/2013
Service a little spotty. Too cold
in the winter. And $18 for two scallops is a liurkw pricey. But food was good and would go there again if I wasn't too hungry and just wanted a little bite to eat."
Dined on 12/24/2013
Tucked away in an interior
courtyard among downtown Santa Fe shops and offices, Taberna transports you to Spain with its authentic look and feel. This casual tapas restaurant enhances it's ambiance by scripting specials on chalkboards around the restaurant. One can dine on an outdoor patio, at the bar or traditional tables. While the ambiance is wonderful, what makes this place so special is its consistent excellent tapas cuisine. Taberna, along withs its sister restaurant, La Boca, is one of my very favorite places in Santa Fe."
Dined on 12/24/2013
This restaurant is a little hard
to find for out-of-towners. It is lively, crowded, and unremarkable in decor. But the dishes are well-prepared, reasonable in portion size for price, and often novel. "Happy hour" specials are an even better value. A particular favorite for us was the artichoke pancetta-wrapped dish. Many of the dishes are prepared to order, which resulted in a considerable delay for one of our orders. And a problem with tapas is that you never know how large the serving will be, so it is hard to know at the outset how many dishes you'll want. I don't think our server was especially helpful in that regard."
Dined on 12/23/2013
La Taberna captures the feeling of
the Spanish tapas with its plates of food laid out on the bar and late night atmosphere. The dishes are excellent and the professional service keeps us coming back. Some of our favorite small plates include the grilled shrimp, jambon, artichoke, and arrozo."
Dined on 12/21/2013
The herbed tomato and goat cheese
tapas was a great way to start our dinner. The chicken with basque bbq sauce was a hit with us and the chorizo bilbao was very good too. Lots of others we didn't get to try this time around so I guess we will have to go again next time we are up in Santa Fe."
Dined on 12/20/2013
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