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La Casa Sena, Santa Fe, NM
La Casa Sena, Santa Fe, NM
La Casa Sena, Santa Fe, NM
La Casa Sena, Santa Fe, NM
La Casa Sena, Santa Fe, NM

La Casa Sena

4.1
4.1
3394 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
La Casa Sena is located in the heart of Old Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. Featuring an innovative Steak, Seafood, and Southwest cuisine menu, an Award winning wine list and a spectacular and inviting outdoor patio. La Casa Sena is one of Santa Fe's most popular restaurants.

Menu created by Chef Ricardo Reyes Rios

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood, Southwest
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Club Legato Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (505) 988-9232
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ricardo Reyes Rios
  • Catering
    Please inquire about our catering options with James Naranjo by email at Events@lacasasena.com or by phone at 505.466.5696.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer 4 private dining rooms. We can also accommodate larger parties and private buyouts.
  • Private party contact
    Dan Liss: (505) 466-5696
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Fe
  • Cross street
    Washington
  • Parking details
    Validated parking is available in the public lot behind the restaurant on Nusbaum Street.
  • Entertainment
    We feature live jazz on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night from 6 pm- 9 pm with a full bar and dinner service inside Club Legato.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,394 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Great for fine wines

  • New Mexico

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Great for fine wines

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Great for outdoor dining

3,394 Reviews
  1. BretG

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great ambience. Really like La Casa Sena.

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  2. ChuckF

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    TaKing out-of-town business associate to dinner. Restaurant was not busy in the middle of the week in mid-February for a 7:00 Pm reservation. Everything about our dining experience was outstanding.

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  3. james

    Central Coast

    27 reviews

    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Salad was very good. Pork tough. One order had to be redone. Service slow and had to keep asking for attention. Not worth the price.

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  4. Gabe

    New Mexico

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Poco sabor en los cócteles y la comida. El mejor calamar en la ciudad.

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  5. Jude

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very delicious food. Every dish we tried was excellent! Congratulations to the chef! We were there twice in one week and our waitresses were great. The quiet jazz music contributes to the calm romantic ambiance. Lovely decor too. It was cold outside when we went making the fire in the fireplace very welcoming.

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  6. LonnieM

    Denver

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Miguel was an excellent and personable waiter. The celebratory bubbly and desserts were greatly appreciated. We would dine there again.

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  7. Pogo

    Chicago

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No restaurant better captures the ambience of Northern New Mexico than La Casa Sena. After some disappointing forays awhile ago into dishes populated with Quinoa and Kale, the menu has returned to more traditional Santa Fe offerings. We both had fish, which was well-prepared and very good, and the service was excellent.

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  8. JeffreyP

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy dining at La Casa Sena. I've been going there since the 80s. Thank you being the 5 star restaurant you've always been!! Jeff

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  9. PhyllisM

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love Case Sena. The food was delicious. Atmosphere was amazing and customer service was incredible. Definitely one of my favorite places to eat from now on.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked for Nee Year’s Eve after closely going over the website and menu. We had friends with us in Santa Fe who joined us — we were a party of four. When we were seated we were presented with a very limited pre-fixe menu and told that a number of items were no longer available. The per-person price was $125 (before drinks) and the menu stated a mandatory 22 percent gratuity would be added to the bill. We were extremely disappointed by the limited menu and being given no choice on how much to tip based on quality of service. Portions for the appetizer and entree were very small. There were not enough service staff and our server had to really hustle. My entree — a small portion of beef tenderloin with mashed potatoes — was lukewarm. Three of us had one cocktail or wine. Our bill was $722 for a disappointing and mediocre experience. We had such high hopes but have nothing good to say except that our server was sweet. No happy new year at La Casa Sena.

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  11. Mpeel911

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked La casa Sena NYE because we were told they would have an a La carte menu which was not the case. Limited set menu and the food less than satisfying. Dessert was plain, the chocolate bomb was frozen and too hard to eat, clearly they just took things out of the freezer and served it. I used to love coming here for 30 years and not sure I’ll be back. We were also seated in the cantina which is a less formal atmosphere than the main restaurant and was seated near a table of more than 20 with 6 -8 kids we couldn’t keep track as they kept moving around as they were playing and yelling. This was a New Year’s Eve dinner and I chose this place as it’s quiet in the main dining room. If I knew we would be seated in the cantina I would not have booked this. Dinner was NOT worth $125 a person, at best half that. Truly disappointed.

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  12. JohnS

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    unfortunately the room we were in was very noisy, and we were 5 persons seated at a table for 4 which made it very cramped. I was also surprised that the automatic added gratuity was 22% which i thought was high. There was very little for a vegetarian also on the menu. We had enjoyed our meal etc in November but I would not go again on New Years Eve.

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  13. bapoulsbo

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Same NYE menu as the last couple of years so that’s getting old. The tenderloin was not memorable. The service while generally good was intermittent to very slow. Overall not a memorable NYE dinner nor birthday dinner.

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  14. KathyB

    Jackson Hole

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Salad was good, entree (salmon and crab cakes) was flavorless, desert (creme brulee) looked like it came from Costco. Not a complaint about Costco, but for a high end restaurant I was expecting something a little bit unique.

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  15. EleanorS

    New Mexico

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were disappointed when we arrived to find out there are no longer singing waiters. I chose this restaurant because of singing waiters, even read about them on websites prior to choosing this restaurant. (We thoroughly enjoyed them several times previously.) The staff said the singing waiters ended due to the pandemic. Also, the restaurant was out of a few menu items in which we were interested. The only beer was an IPA on tap, not even bottled beer. The baklava-type dessert was unavailable so we had to choose something different. Evidently, La Casa Sena will be closing down for 5 weeks so they let their products run out. On the bright side, the live jazz was lovely, meals were delicious, and our complimentary dessert to celebrate our anniversary was a plus. Make sure to indicate your special occasion on the Open Table reservation.

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  16. rrhodew

    Dallas

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our 8 oz filet and salmon very much. Excellent wine selections at very good prices, if you are a member of the wine club. Pre-dinner cocktails were very well prepared. Server was very helpful but tended to speak too close to me.

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  17. MoHyde

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Paul and the rest of the staff did an excellent job!!!

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  18. DougB

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Colorado Lamb and Canadian Salmon were absolutely outstanding. Excellent service and nice wine choices as well.

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  19. JaniceQ

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here - whether indoor in the winter or inthe beautiful courtyard under the trees in the summer - never fails.

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  20. Esteban

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great timely service. Good music. I had the salmon--delicious.

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  21. PaulE

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food Attentive professional service Diverse menu Excellent ambience in a neat location

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  22. SamB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great christmas dinner experience. Our server was Cedar and we had impeccable service. He was attentive, knowledgeable, and very friendly. Food was great!

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  23. LynetteW

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had Christmas dinner here with my family of four. No indication on the restaurant’s website or Open Table that this would be a pre-fix dining experience, $85 ++ person. The food was decent enough. Service was fine. Ambiance was ok, though we were near the entrance so it was a bit chilly. Really though, my only complaint was that the restaurant didn’t communicate that we were making reservations for a pre-fix.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can’t speak for the regular menu as they had a fixed price dinner for Christmas but if that’s any indication the regular menu must be amazing. Super cute little space with great ambiance and amazing service. The food was all top notch with great presentation and some unique flavors … quail with stuffing and mole for instance. Everything was made from scratch in-house down to the lady fingers in the tiramisu. Highly recommended if you’re in town.

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  25. RCNDC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very nice Christmas prix fixe dinner, made all the better by the outstanding waiter, Cedar. We’ll be back!

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  26. Corrido

    New Mexico

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christmas Eve dinner did not disappoint. We would highly recommend

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  27. JP52

    San Antonio

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful experience on Chrsitmas Eve. Staff were welcoming and calm on a very busy night. Yesenia provided attentive, professional service as we enjoyed a wonderful dinner with great wine.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got lucky to find a table on Christmas Eve. Food, service and ambiance was excellent. Highly recommend this place

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  29. thetraveler

    Houston

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This used to be one of our favorites. Seems a bit worn out. Chair seats were bottomed out and the seat cover material was very worn. Service was okay. Our drinks showed up after the appetizers arrived. The bread offering came midway through our mains. Lots of other really good restaurants to choose from.

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  30. karenm

    New Mexico

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It was disappointing. Service was slow and poor. Food was ok but very overpriced. They didn’t even have a steak knife when we asked for one. The coffee I had with dessert was un drinkable.

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  31. DavidG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    It is my belief that La Casa Sena is understaffed, the waitstaff is poorly trained, and they do not pay attention to detail. The table was in a very dark spot such that the menu could not be seen well, and we noticed that both lights overhead were burned out. Really?! No time to change a bulb? The waiter made a number of mistakes at our table and the table next to us, though the kitchen may have been partially to blame. However, all we heard were excuses, so whether it was the waiter or the kitchen, when you spend $200 per person for dinner, you expect better. Even a simple introduction from the waiter was missing at the beginning of the evening. The food was good but not outstanding. The salmon was overcooked and salted to heavily (can you say hypertension?) and the crème brûlée was just average, though the tiramisu was very nice. To add insult to injury a mandatory 22% tip was added. I always thought tips were for excellent service; I must be a dinosaur to think this way.

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  32. AlexM

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We've been to La Casa Sena many times over the last ten years and have experienced great service and food over the years. Last night was utterly disappointing. I reserved a table in the "Legato" or the piano bar section which ended up being a small table away in the back with no ambiance or live music (it should not be advertised as such on days with no live music). The restaurant is understaffed. The food was too salty, greasy, and not what I remember this past May. The front-of-house folks remembered us as we celebrated my partner's birthday a few months ago. It took 25 minutes to have bread delivered to the table after I walked to the front and let folks know we had not received our cocktails, and bread and had not been asked what our starters were. Last night felt like being in a chain restaurant except we paid $150 per person after taxes and tips. We want the old La Casa Sena back. :(

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This place came with strong recommendations. Staff was sincere but in over their heads for Holiday meal. Incredibly disappointed in the quality of food. Appetizer and main course were inedible. Will not go back.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fun holiday meal! The wine selection is superb and the Caesar salad was so tasty and unique.

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  35. Optima2630

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect ambiance for the holidays! The food and wines are memorable. The service is genial and warm. Always a go-to on our visits to Santa Fe. Looking forward to our next visit!

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  36. LoveItalianfood

    New York City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food presenation but the amount of wine and cost per glass was a disappointment. Prices are in keeping with Santa Fe's best. Appetizers, main course, one glass of wine and a shared dessert plus tip is over $200.

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  37. MichaelM

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it was a mediocre dinner. The app's (roasted poblano soup and crab cakes) were better than the mains (pasta carbonara and chicken enchilada with red chile). The mains were bland and unmemorable. The chile was didn't taste like chile and had no heat. As for value: They have begun charging $6.50 for a basket of bread. We asked for plain water and got a bottle for $9.50. Our server was friendly and attentive. We won't be going back and would not recommend to anyone interested in good food and value. Many better options in Santa Fe.

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  38. ElizabethB

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful evening following the Desert Chorale Holiday concert at the Cathedral.

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  39. TobyK

    San Diego

    59 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointed in the food, all of our dinners were bad and poorly prepared. Carbonara was soupy, salty and awful. Elk meat was good but polenta was like hard cream of wheat with burnt vegetables. Very expensive and sad. It needs a new chef and menu.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    La Casa Sena was not what I was expecting. The restaurant was okay, but in the future I would opt to sit in the lounge for a more lively atmosphere. I ordered the "Chile" and a baked potato (which landed up not being ready/available). The wait staff was nice, but seemed to just be going through the motions. There was nothing that made the restaurant welcoming, or encouraged me to want to have dinner there in the future.

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FAQs

La Casa Sena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 988-9232.

La Casa Sena is rated 4.1 stars by 3394 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Casa Sena

125 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Washington
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Fe
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Club Legato Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood, Southwest
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Validated parking is available in the public lot behind the restaurant on Nusbaum Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ricardo Reyes Rios
  • Entertainment
    We feature live jazz on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night from 6 pm- 9 pm with a full bar and dinner service inside Club Legato.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (505) 988-9232
  • Catering
    Please inquire about our catering options with James Naranjo by email at Events@lacasasena.com or by phone at 505.466.5696.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer 4 private dining rooms. We can also accommodate larger parties and private buyouts.
  • Private party contact
    Dan Liss: (505) 466-5696
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