La Casa Sena

4.4
1833 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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M
Houston
36 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT. We were greeted by Manager Matt and seated at great table near a hundred year old tree. Our waitress Maria was the best. The brunch food was delicious and enjoyed on the most beautiful patio in all Santa Fe. Many thanks to All at Casa Sena for a memorable day.

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DP
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a FUN evening. We started out with wine and lovely starters. My husband and I had the beet/avocado salad... delish! Then I had fish and he had the pistachio crusted lamb. Just as we finished and we’re thinking about coffee ... the rain with drops the size if dinner plates, lightening flashes, and thunder booms got going! We were all re-seated inside with the hostess saying: “we’re all in this together!” A great adventure was had by all!!

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NG
New Mexico
56 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've always had great experiences at La Casa Sena but the latest was off the charts. Beautiful evening in their beautiful courtyard. Our waiter was great at recommendations and scallop dish I had was fabulous!

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TG
New Mexico
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Ben, was great and so helpful with the ordering since we had never been for dinner. The mussels were delicious and generous. The beet salad presentation was beautiful and tasty. We had scallops and trout and both were fantastic and perfectly prepared. We will definitely be back.

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BF
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

This restaurant will always be one of the prettier patios in Santa Fe. However they really need to upgrade the food as Santa Fe has opened a lot of nice new restaurants and the food there seems rather bland. For example I ordered a ceasar salad with steak. the steak was on a separate plate next to the Cesar —It was on the dry side and they did not even bother to cut it. The presentations of Caesar salad’s in upscale restaurants these days can just be lovely it was very ordinary. They need a new dynamic chef with a new menu and it would be fabulous restaurant! And the patio might be worth it for some just to have a Santa Fe experience outdoors in a great part of town!

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JM
Denver
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here in July and had lunch in the garden and you could not ask for a more perfect spot. The food is always wonderful too.

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L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, great service and fabulous setting! We enjoyed the vegetarian strudel very much.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was excellent! We took our waitress suggestion of black mussels and sea scallops and it was prepared perfect!! Served with creole sauce and chorizo bits that set it off. Will definitely return!

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hubby and I went for brunch. Loved the outdoor seating area. Great ambience. Wonderful service and delicious food!

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A
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner date I’ve ever had

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service makes the experience and ambiance great.

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T
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding courtyard dining. Like going on a time trip to 16th century Spain.
Great with children.

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d
Dallas
169 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat inside for lunch as it was too hot and crowded on the patio and what a calm and serene delight. The fish and chips and the felafel were excellent as were the sides on both entrees. There was a mix-up with our order but our waiter was gracious and offered a complimentary dessert. We had the key lime pie which was delicious. I will not slam another nearby restaurant that is very popular that we mistakenly went to a few days earlier never to return. For the same cost you can have a delightful lunch with great service and delicious food in a beautiful atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was lovely unfortunately the service seemed degrade/slow down as the night went on, possibly because it was busier than they might have expected it to be or they were otherwise short-handed compared to the number of patrons.

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TR
14 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The service was not to the typical standard and they did not have the ingredients to one of their signature cocktails.
The overall experience was off.
I’d go back but not for a while.

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HG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent!! Service excellent too, people very nice!!!

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RB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time and first meal in Santa Fe. We shared a “bitter” salad which was anything but bitter. The greens were fresh, the dressing sweet, and the goat cheese, figs and pomegranate seeds a perfect complement. For dinner I had the lamb rib which was exquisite! My husband enjoyed his sea bass but I was less wowed by it. For dessert we shared the chocolate bomb which was Devine.

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t
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is some of the best outdoor seating in Santa Fe. We say under Willy, the 150+ year old cottonwood tree in the courtyard. The drinks are great. Staff and bartenders are helpful and friendly. The beet salad was deconstructed with all my favorites - red and yellow beets, avocado, watermelon radish and something I've never tried before - edible dirt. It was fantastic. The scallops were fresh, on a bed of black rice with a crisp wonton and a light creole sauce that added the perfect amount of flavor to the other tastes and textures. One of my favorite places in town.

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Courtyard romantic, service great, food fabulous I always love this place!

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New Mexico
83 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good experience throughout from sitting on the charming patio to our server (Jamie H.) to the food and wine. Delightful early evening meal.

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l
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I’ve eaten La Casa Sena several times. Food and cocktails are generally good. A bit overpriced but the ambiance on the patio is great!

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LS
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service. For us for the first time, food was hit and miss - depending on what was ordered.

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LW
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful meal here recently. Every dish was uniquely prepared and exploded with flavor. We started with the roasted beet salad, then had the sea bass and rack of lamb entrees. Their cocktails were also very unique. Best meal of our stay in Santa Fe.

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RM
Central Texas
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Yes I would recommend from my last visit not this one. I do think we chose wrong with the gazpacho & spring rolls. We had no idea it was a fruit gazpacho made with perhaps pears or mangoes. Disappointing. The spring rolls were dried out, uncuttable or chewable. I told the waitress to inform the chef. She said she did. She also should have removed it from our $71 lunch ticket.

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P
Phoenix
204 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Menu has changed! My main reason for dining here is the outside patio and trees and plants. Will be awhile before returning.

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c
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service & entertainment!

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e
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food and patio ambiance

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DM
Dallas
197 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had the Lamb Chops and Duck Breast. Both EXCELLENT! Wines were good . Service excellent and professional .

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Would have given the food a five star review if my beef carpaccio wasn’t covered in hard boiled eggs that were NOT listed on the menu description of the dish. I was extremely disappointed as I HATE hard boiled eggs with a passion and our server didn’t offer to return it to the kitchen

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JB
Tulsa
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love our times at the restaurant. Love the outside patio. A wonderful experience

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KB
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the outside seating arrangement. The waiter was very knowledgable about the wine and the food.

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WC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We arrived at 4:45 on a summer evening. The place was empty. We had reserved patio seating for four. The patio is lovely and filled with trees and umbrellas. They gave us the unique table that had a roasting desert summer sun set. They were unaware and disinterested in our experience. They refused to improve out experience. I roasted as the setting sun hit directly on my body. The food was mediocre. The price for the mediocre food was very high. La Casa Serena is expensive. The wait staff and manager were indifferent and poorly trained. They don't care. They just want your money.

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FR
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful courtyard. Enjoyed the Wasabi Crab salad and gazpacho.

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DG
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food was exceptional

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H
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love La Casa, especially the patio. No better place to spend a summer evening! Food and service always top notch. We return every time we're in Santa Fe!

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S
New Mexico
47 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sean, our waiter was wonderful, answering all our questions and making some good suggestions. Our dinners were wonderful from the moment we saw the presentation through the last delicious bite. We were able to sit outside under a canopy of trees on a warm summer evening.

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K
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had lunch in the patio/garden and it was very pleasant. The food, as usual, was good.

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were very good. We enjoyed the music although it was not in the same class as prior visits.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The live piano and singing in the cantina is amazing! If you love musical theatre this is the place for you! What a wonderful way to spend your evening. Highly recommend!

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