La Casa Sena

4.4
1709 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
La Casa Sena is located in the heart of Old Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. Featuring innovative New American West cuisine, 1000+ selection wine list and a spectacular and inviting outdoor patio. La Casa Sena is one of Santa Fe's most popular restaurants. Patio and La Cantina seating for online reservations must be requested via telephone.
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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely, cozy restaurant. Great meal & service.

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EW
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten both lunch and dinner at La Casa Sena. They offer a small but excellent menu, wonderful specials that are worth considering, and knowledgeable, pleasant, engaged staff. It's in a cool little corner on Palace Avenue. We will definitely return!

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j
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Well, there are two restaurants with the same name. One is the cantina, which has the piano/singing. The other side is super quiet. I didn’t know I needed to book the cantina— not sure it’s very clear on OpenTable that there is a difference. I asked if I could switch my reservation from the dining room to the music side and the hostess said “no”. It was my birthday, and she still said “no”, so I sent my husband over, and she told him “yes”! What the heck?! So, we waited five minutes, but had a table by the window and a great server. As we sat there, there were several empty tables around us— it wasn’t full at any time over the next hour.. so... happy to get my way in the end, but was nearly a sad birthday night.

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J
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cantina is a great atmosphere. Music is terrific, both piano and singers: waitresses.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent. It more than met my expectations.

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PS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious southwestern cuisine in an incredilbe casa atmosphere with top class santa fe service !

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JB
Savannah
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Fish and chips cooked to perfection. Building had the old world charm of Santa Fe. Service a bit on the un-attentive side.

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JK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely restaurant in the heart of Santa Fe. It's a bit pricey, but not exorbitant. We sampled several of the appetizers and split the enchilada plate. The service was a bit slow but serviceable. My only complaint was that several menu items were unavailable. Other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner......loved the ahi tuna and the elk. Husband enjoyed the beet salad and the pumpkin dessert was outstanding.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner. Great food, wine, ambience and service.

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SF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A premier location in historic Santa Fe. Masterfully prepare entrees, professional service, and classic ambiance.

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NM
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As locals, the Sena Cantina is one of our favorite haunts for an excellent chili cheeseburger coupled with lively, compelling music and vocal performances. All in an atmosphere casual enough to make you want to return again and again, even on those days when you are dragging and bedraggled.

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LS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Santa Fe treasure, whether in winter by the fire or summer on the patio under the huge Cottonwood.

Best wine list in town- join the Wine Club and get a lovely discount.

Good variety on the menu. Flavorful and unique food. (Try the “edible dirt” and beet salad.)

Service staff is professional and knowledgeable about the menu.

One of my favorite go-to places!

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JH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional and service very friendly and efficient. Have eaten at La Casa Sena many times and always a pleasant experience.

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OT
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch with a friend couldn’t have been more fun

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening. Our server was excellent, on the spot and also gave us privacy and time.
The food was delicious and nutritious. The wine was fresh and the margarita was a big hit.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Great. Just mediocre service.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet, convenient, excellent service, excellent food and wine.

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RR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were hoping to hear the waiters sing...but maybe they don’t sing on Sundays IDK....the staff was nice and the food was well presented...the beet salad was beautiful...we took our kids as they usually behave well...but we could tell some of the older crowd were not pleased to see kids in the restaurant...the waiting staff was great with the kids and as usual they behaved very well.

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SD
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We love La Casa Sena. However, the one negative to our multiple dining experiences with La Casa Sena is their desserts. We have been quite disappointed with the different desserts we have tried (at least 4-5). The latest, Apple Tartin, was no different. The apples were very undercooked and the tart shell was soft/limp and inedible. We will not be ordering dessert from them again. We have had other desserts, cake, etc. with the same poor quality. The quality of the desserts do not measure up to the excellent quality of the food.

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T
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal at La Casa Sena was one of my favorites in Santa Fe. We enjoyed the cocktails (Oh My Darling Margarita with cucumber and jalapeno and Maguey Sour with sal de gusano) and the Beef Tenderloin and Scottish Salmon were well prepared, seasoned, and sumptuous. A particular favorite was the green chile croquette that accompanied the tenderloin. We enjoyed the apple tartin for dessert, and would recommend LCS to anyone traveling through Santa Fe!

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t
New Mexico
48 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we’ve had lunch inside in years, this time on New Year’s Eve with out of town family. Great food and service, generous portions, wide selection of dishes and great value. Fire in the fireplace added to the ambiance.

Our new “go to” lunch spot in Santa Fe.

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B
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

enjoyed table by the fireplace, food was very good, fun list of cocktails. found out later there is another section where wait staff sing to you. will try that next visit!

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S
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food but tables are too close. We had the poblano soup, beef tenderloin and duck which were delicious. The downside was the seating, in a small room with 3 other small tables which meant that you heard everybody’s conversations

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h
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We came for the enchiladas, as my daughter was missing having good enchiladas in Nashville. Not disappointed. Staff is great.

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BM
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal was creative and quite tasty: our server was most attentive and accommodating. Drinks are expensive - in the future, I would just refrain from ordering. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

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r
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

second time out of elk. Very sad 40% of table planned to order. Food good. Will be tough to return due to inconsistancy

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MB
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love La Casa Sena.... when visitors come from out of town this is the go to restaurant for us. Plus being a member of the wine club always makes La Casa Sena an overall first choice. Food is fantastic and the uniqueness of it makes it special...

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PJ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 3

I wish when I made reservations I knew where I was to be seated. I was anxious for my friends to have the musical experience I have had.

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K
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We were pleasantly surprised by the menu. We dined at La Casa Sena a year prior and we were not impressed. This time the menu was diverse and had something for everyone - green chili cheese burger, crab avacado salad with fresh greens (kale, arugula, watercress), mussels, and refreshing beverages including my favorite Diet Coke with a lime wedge. Loved being able to check availability via Open Table. The service was a tad slow, but accommodating and the tables were tight, but cozy.

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Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the best Duck Confit ever!! Delicious sauce and well-executed cooking technique, plus reasonable price too.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful intimate experience to have the warm and friendly wait staff suddenly burst into song next to the piano player. It’s such a good time!

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PW
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family group of 10 had an amazing experience for and early diner/
late lunch before we walked Canyon Road to view the Farolitos and luminarios. The service was wonderful and the food was perfect. We will do this again.

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P
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice atmosphere and great food one of our favorites.

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RC
New Mexico
35 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We visited on December 23 after a concert. We had a lovely table by the fireplace. Only the cold air from the door was distracting. Service was slow and we had some trouble negotiating a diet restriction. Two of us had beef filets and both were disappointed. The trout was very good as was the elk tenderloin. Overall a mixed experience. Maybe partially due to the holidays. Unfortunately we had a similar experience last year at the same time of year.

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FW
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So pleased to have chosen this long-time favorite on the Santa Fe scene to experience with my family and so glad to have made reservations on Open Table. We were able to sail past the waiting crowds to enjoy a near perfect dining experience

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EB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got my reservations 6 months in advance for Christmas event. Worth the effort.

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D
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef is over the top!
Lamb, tuna, quail cooked to perfection.

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OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. One of our favorites. Menu is creative and the food delicious.

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CG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice atmosphere, and you can actually converse with your meal
Partners and hear! We go to Cada Sens every time we visit Santa Fe. Love eating outdoors in the summer months

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