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La Casa Sena

4.5
4.5
2687 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
La Casa Sena is located in the heart of Old Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. Featuring innovative Mediterranean cuisine, an award winning wine list and a spectacular and inviting outdoor patio, La Casa Sena is one of Santa Fe's most popular restaurants.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Wed–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Mon, Wed–Sun 2:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 988-9232

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jose Rodriguez

  • Catering

    Please inquire about our catering options with Theresa Sandoval by email at,<br />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

    Sarah Christenson: (505) 470-5918

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Cross street

    Washington

  • Parking details

    Validated parking is available in the public lot behind the restaurant on Nusbaum Street.

  • Entertainment

    Looking for live entertainment? Join us in La Cantina and indulge in the best of Broadway, jazz and much more Wednesday through Sunday, 6pm-close!

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,687 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Great for Lunch

  • New Mexico

    Outdoor Dining

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Great for Lunch

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were given the best table outside in the beautiful courtyard. We had out of town guests and they had a fabulous evening. We especially loved meeting Nancy, the new sommelier. She was very attentive as well as knowledgeable.
  2. DF

    DonnaF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to take Santa Fe visitors for lunch under the canopy of trees. The meal, as usual was excellent.
  3. MB

    MissB

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    As always, the presentation of the food was absolutely beautiful and the flavors wonderful. Service, though very pleasant, was glitchy to say the least. Our server didn’t put in my appetizer order though she put in my husbands so I waited about 30 mins while he waited, staring at his salad until finally decided to go ahead and eat. I did not enjoy my Dionysus cocktail which was way too floral and tasted like rose water or bath oil but it may have appealed to someone else. The margarita was terrific. Everything else, once it arrived, was very delicious.. the burrata salad.. a work of art with lovely range of delicate flavors. We both felt that the Greek salad could have been half the size and price but it was very good. I had the mushroom croquetas which were really tasty and husband had elk tenderloin which he enjoyed. The setting is just lovely on a fine evening.. basically, a good experience apart from the very long wait for my appetizer.
  4. J

    Jeff

    Phoenix

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and excellent service and atmosphere
  5. BM

    BeverleeM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You cannot find a better patio than La Casa Sena. That’s a bold statement because there are many beautiful patios in Santa Fe. We had the most beautiful Nicosia Salad that was a delicious as it was beautiful. The service, as always, was perfect!
  6. SW

    SusanW

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the lovely patio and our Server was very pleasant. However the food was disappointing. We both had the lamb rib let’s, but could hardly chew them. The beet salad was okay but not great. The price for fish was extreme. It was fish, not lobster. Maybe we will go back for lunch where prices might be lower.
  7. SW

    ScottW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was decent, appetizers were better than the entrees. Seafood was mediocre for a “Mediterranean” menu/restaurant. Service started off great but declined as the restaurant got busier (6:00 pm reservation). Outdoor patio was great.
  8. OT

    OpenTableEnthusiast

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Pricey and a bit of a tourist trap. Good food but not worth the prices. Excellent wine selection.
  9. AM

    AnnM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Great for a special occasion.
  10. KM

    KayM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious…
  11. CS

    CrystalS

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow… just wow. I really have no other way to explain it. Service was outstanding! Food was impeccable! Ambiance was sexy and cool. We were seated outside in the cutest area on the patio. I would definitely go back over and over
  12. W

    Willy

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the outdoor patio and have been going to Cafe Sena for decades. A local favorite.
  13. JH

    JeanH

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The courtyard is an oasis just off the Square. The Salade Nicoise is exceptional as are other fish entrees. The Margaritas are delicious and not made with a mix. Christian is an excellent server - knowledgeable, helpful and attentive but not fawning. We ate here twice in 3 days and I would go again.
  14. u

    ultrasound

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, beautiful insides, and our favorite waiter.
  15. TS

    ThereseS

    New Mexico

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambiance, and service. Mediterranean cuisine is a nice change from all the New Mexican menus here in Santa Fe. The jazz on the weekends (Club Legato) is an elegant and sophisticated escape.
  16. TB

    TerryB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    atmosphere fantastic, our server, Christian, was “THE BEST.” Unfortunately, the food was only fair.
  17. S

    Susan

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply lovely with one of the most beautiful salad presentations I have ever seen and it was as delicious as it was pretty. It was truly a delightful meal. We returned because of our experience during our last trip and will return again and again. In spite of a ridiculous storm rolling through the restaurant quickly moves patrons indoors. Love this place.
  18. CB

    CedarB

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had a superb Sunday brunch with family. The staff was excellent, but as the courtyard got busier, servers were stretched too thin. Otherwise 5 full stars!
  19. I

    Isabel

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience on the beautiful patio! Attentive waitstaff. Christian (our server) was extremely helpful, professional, and pleasant.
  20. SR

    SusanR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excited to find there was live jazz in the side annexe. We had a choice of the dining room, patio or jazz lounge, so if you're not a jazz fan, just go for the food.
  21. D

    Djh01

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Service was slow, food whilst ok was over priced for the quality in comparison to similar resturants in the area.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Napoleon appetizer excellent fusion of seafood and chile sauce with an amazing crispy filo. Waiter attentive and fun, outdoor garden seating was great for a relaxing late lunch.
  23. PA

    PaulaA

    New Mexico

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely pre-Father's Day dinner on the shady patio at La Casa Sena. We've come here many times for outstanding food and the lovely outdoor atmosphere. Service is attentive, the specialty cocktails are creative and delicious. All of our food was excellent: Lamb Riblets, Apricot Pistachio Filo Rolls, Atun Sellado (seared tuna), and the seafood filled Cannelloni. Highly recommend, especially for a special occasion.
  24. SF

    SherryF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most beautiful patio in Santa Fe! Good is an eclectic mix, not the local New Mexican fare, excellent service, great wine list, a must visit.
  25. RN

    RonN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Casa Sena has lost its touch on good food and elegant dining. Looked like they had two waiters for the whole patio, tables had a long wait order for drinks. The Manager was bringing drinks to tables, and offered to buy a neighboring table’s drinks due to the slowness of service. After our initial drinks, our waiter immediately asked if we were ready to order, we weren’t but we did. My Wife’s martini didn’t come in the shaker to be poured at the table, just in a glass that looked to be roughly 2/3 the old size. One of her reasons for choosing Casa Sena was that they make a great martini. Not any more. She reported that it was just average. When the salads were gone, we were not asked if we wanted other drinks. I had to ask a bus person to get my waiter to order a glass of wine for my Osso Buco. Half way through the meal my $25 glass of by-the-glass Cab showed up. As I recall, liqueur is a profit center for restaurants. Doesn’t seem like it at Casa Sena. However, the Cab was good but not at $25 when last year it was $16……. On the other side, my Osso Buco was good, although the pasta shells numbered roughly 12. My Wife’s Filet was good, but half was very under cooked for a medium rare (closer to a rare….) and it came home. Again, good, but not up to what I would expect for a $245 meal. In conclusion, the service during our meal at Casa Sena was slow and sloppy, not professional. The food was passible, but not at the asking price. The drinks were expensive and not up to past standards. I last ate at Casa Sena last October, inside, not in the patio. The service was slow and unprofessional then too, and the food wasn’t up to previous standards. I’ll give them one more chance in a few months, before I write the restaurant off……..
  26. JW

    JayW

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I hadn’t been to La Casa Sena in quite some time so was surprised to see the Mediterranean menu. We decided to order all apps, and had the mussels, hamachi, crab cake and Caesar salad. The mussels were very good as was the hamachi, that was beautifully plated with citrus fruit, watermelon and a basil sorbet. My dining partner had the crab cakes, which were served on a cold tarragon soup and were excellent. The Caesar salad was somewhat too overdressed and a bit too much lemon, but again, a nice presentation. I’d go back
  27. NM

    NMSUN

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, as always! We appreciate the awesome atmosphere and superb food.
  28. LB

    LeeBee386

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was very good but frankly overpriced. The ambiance, however, makes it worth it. The courtyard is beautiful and relaxing and the servers were gracious.
  29. CF

    CandaceF

    New Mexico

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time, sitting on the patio.
  30. MR

    MarkR

    New Mexico

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very nice experience. Good service. Fine food. Beautiful courtyard.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Great service. Food was not great.
  32. J

    Jimmy

    New Mexico

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding. We took our friends from out of town and they all loved it.
  33. KT

    KathyT

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect. I love the trout! Staff are amazing. Probably one of my favorite places in Santa Fe!
  34. SF

    SantaFean

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We are locals and have been going here for a long time. We think it is the nicest outdoor venue in Santa Fe. It is one of our special occasion spots. The switch to a more Mediterranean restaurant over the past few years has generally been well done. My wife has the napoleon and I had the shoshuska. Both were very good. The niçoise salad and the trout are two of our other favorites. The service provided was excellent.
  35. WF

    WilliamF

    Oklahoma City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casa Sena is a legendary place with an incomparable ambiance. The food is prepared to perfection, and the service is dead on perfect. It is a wonderful special occasion venue with a special feel unmatched by others.
  36. VB

    VivianB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, ambiance and service! Would go again if I find myself in Santa Fe.
  37. TS

    TomS

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such good food and service. The waiter even bought our dessert because it was our 39 year anniversary. Everyone was polite and courteous. I had ahi tuna and lobster and my wife had beef tenderloin. Both were exquisite in taste and presentation. The wine was excellent and they even offered us complimentary champagne due to the occasion.
  38. B

    Bucklin

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Lovely historic courtyard. Very elegant!
  39. M

    Mont

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. The host was gracious and the waitstaff was friendly. The courtyard was beautiful and quiet. The menu was well conceived, and the food was excellent. My wife particularly enjoyed having more than one vegan option, and the zucchini dish she selected was inventive and well presented - not an afterthought as are vegan and vegetarian dishes often are elsewhere. I had a seared tuna with lobster risotto. Also excellent. My only negative comment is that the service was at times over-attentive. If either of paused eating, even for a moment, the waitstaff would immediately ask to clear the plate. While well intended, it made us feel rushed. It’s also awkward when one person is still eating and everyone else has had their plates cleared.
  40. BL

    BlackLlama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great wine list and incredible values if you join their club membership. Staff the night we were there weren't super familiar with wines but the quality of the wine selection more than made up for it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

La Casa Sena is rated 4.5 stars by 2687 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 30 times today
Google Map for La Casa Sena

125 East Palace Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Wed–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Mon, Wed–Sun 2:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Contemporary European

  • 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, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Rodriguez

  • Entertainment

    Looking for live entertainment? Join us in La Cantina and indulge in the best of Broadway, jazz and much more Wednesday through Sunday, 6pm-close!

  • 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 Theresa Sandoval by email at,<br />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

    Sarah Christenson: (505) 470-5918

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