La Casa Sena

4.5
1776 reviews
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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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Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I found La Casa Sena on Open Table. The reviews were great so we decided to give it a try. Boy, we sure weren’t disappointed. I had the rack of lamb, my wife had the sea bass; both were outstanding!
The service was also outstanding! Our waiter was informative and patient.
We will definitely return we we are back in town.

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JG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Lunch was a mixed bag: the food was good, but the service was a bit problematic. The appetizer and the entrees were brought out together. The little cornbread muffins were tasty, but not everyone likes sweet bread with a meal that isn’t breakfast. Dessert took forever to come and our server hadn’t asked us if we wanted coffee so we had to wait again. The place, especially the patio is lovely, and I’d come for drinks there, but I’m not sure I’d bring anyone for a meal again. For the price, I expect much better service.

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RS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxing quiet evening with good food and ambience

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SF
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and the food and variety of choices was excellent. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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HD
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely place for a special occasion

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JM
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was good. Unfortunately, it was overshadowed by the horrendous service.

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RM
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mother’s day

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OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed our Mother’s Day lunch!

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r
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

beautiful setting ... inside and out door seating ...
food is good /ok....

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D
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Casa Sena is a Santa Fe institution; it has excellent food, a Cantina, a waite staff that sings Broadway songs, and an excellent wine shop. The Mothers Day brunch was special event that mu wife and son loved. We live about 40 miles away, but the trip is well rewarded. Dotty, Sen, and Doug

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JM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has it ALL
Ambiance
Staff
Food
Location
Patio
One of the most under appreciated restaurants in Santa Fe

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Casa is the more formal experience and the Cantina is more fun, with singers and music. Both have great food and service.

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, drinks and service were amazing. The outdoor seating was perfect.

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LP
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The menu offers a wide variety of foods with an interesting mix of entrees pork oso buco to pistachio crusted Colorado lamb. There was also Santa Fe styled foods like poblano soup and traditional enchiladas. The service was excellent with extra attention paid during the meal. The decor was pleasant and attractive. We had a wonderful meal in a beautiful restaurant.

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SV
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great setting. Great service.

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LT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner on the patio enjoying some of the items from the spring menu. One of us had the Elk which was grilled to perfection and the other had the trout with fresh oregano sauce and a really special risotto cake. All was topped off by a very nice selection of wines by the glass and caring kind service. Very highly recommended!

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LH
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, ambiance and service. Ate outside so not sure how it would be inside.

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place, great music and absolutely delicious food!

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SB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

La Casa Sena os one of Santa Fe’s real treasures. The patio in summer is beautiful with those big cottonwoods and lovely flowers and the cozy dining room with fireplaces is a winter haven. The food is always delicious, beautifully served.

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MC
New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First of all the tables for four are really too small for four persons considering the size of the plates used by the restaurant. Other than that our party enjoyed salads and fish and chips for lunch. The service was personable and attentive.

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GS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Intimate dining ambiance. Would like to return in better weather for patio dining.

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SC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Patio seating is a must beautiful outdoor area. Food is very delicious and well prepared.

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AK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food - fresh fish and game in lovely setting. Excellent wine list

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K
Omaha
22 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautifully presented food. Outstanding service and a quaint atmosphere.

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E
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious. What a treat to sit in the courtyard on a beautiful spring morning.

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RC
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

All 4 meals were spectacular!

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B
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was excellent. The elk as always was delicious as was the Colorado lamb.

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Easter brunch and the restaurant was really busy. Seated on time but then the service was slow. I still like the restaurant but will reconsider on special occasion.

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P
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Casa Sena had a delightful Sunday Easter setting for brunch at the patio area. The service was a bit slow because of Easter, and the food was good. My friend has the lobster Benedicts and she loved them, my lamb come out very overcooked and dry. I returned the lamb and got the Scottish salmon and that was much better...Now, the desert was very good and we truly enjoyed ourselves! Cheers✨🥂✨🥂✨

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I
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Easter brunch. Perfect!

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S
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Went for Easter brunch. Service was extraordinarily slow. Was a 3-course Prix fixe- it took up to 40-45 min between courses. The food was mediocre. My lobster Benedict had the tiniest amount of lobster meat for $45. It was ridiculous. We won’t be back.

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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

So very disappointed; I’m crushed and don’t know where to begin. I made my reservations well in advance for our Easter celebrations. When the restaurant called the day before to confirm the reservation and asked if we wanted outdoor dining, I jumped at the chance. Alas, we were out at a table that made us the “forgotten” children. We could not sit gracefully and I had to kneel on my chair to be able to situate myself to sit properly at the table. That should have been my first clue. The second chick was the pricing for brunch - $45 per person, not even including coffee or a celebratory drink! The brunch menu was delightful! However! My carrot-scallop soup was tepid when served. My son and I ordered the rosemary lamb and he received a scrumptious serving while a third of mine was fat and inedible. My husband’s Scottish salmon was exquisite! The dessert was fabulous, but I had asked for the orange sorbet in lieu of the habanero-coconut ice cream which the server had advised me was “hot”.

We were never offered the cornbread rolls. When I saw other diners being offered them I had to beg for them. We had to get foe refills for our coffee from our server and the the busboy and were forgotten. We finally flagged down the manager and received the coffee. It shouldn’t have to be that hard!! And, I voiced my disappointment to her and was graciously shrugged off . Then bill was over $165 for three breakfasts and three coffees. This meal was definitely not worth it. It was a huge disappointment as we are new residents and I wanted to introduce my husband to the best restaurant in town. The price of a mediocre experience put a damper on the rest of the day. All I could think was I would have to work x hours to pay for the meal. The hard part was being a holiday, I didn’t want to be that whiny witch; but the more I think about this experience, the angrier I become. The waiter never checked on us; even paying the bill was a chore. Our “brunch” was a painful, two hour odyssey.

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CM
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

The placement of our table was too close to the major entrance and our waiter keep kept
hItting my chair an apology. My husband and niece ordered the lamb, and was not asked how they would like it prepared. It was very over cooked and bland. I had the lobster egg Benedict’s and it was just okay.
I think if our waiter had been a little more attentive we would have had a better experience.

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CH
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The last two times we have gone here the drinks and food have taken forever to come. They either need to hire more staff, especially on beautiful days in the courtyard, or try something else. The next visit hopefully won’t be three strikes against the restaurant.

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

We have been there many times. This time was really different, for bad. First, when we got there we were talking to the hostess then a guy came and interrupted and start helping other people while we were standing right next to. Really awkward moment. We got our table. We ordered a bottle of sparkling which they didn't have so we ordered a bottle of rose instead. It took 30 minutes for the wine to arrive So we could start ordering our meals. During the meal we ordered a bottle of riesling which came warm. The waitress apologized for it. but, still you dont want to drink warm riesling it just not good. The meal was good but dessert was disappointing the cheesecake didn't taste like passionfruit. It tasted plain.

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g
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated at a window table overlooking the courtyard, creating a very cozy and romantic atmosphere. My wife had a green salad with perfectly cooked salmon while I had the lamb and a beet salad, both very enjoyable. The wine list is extensive and medium pricey with a very broad choice of wines, even with wines from Lebanon. A very minor quibble, I just wish they offered a larger selection of regional wines. They did have several New Mexico wines. Overall a wonderful and enjoyable meal, as usual for a wine spectator awarded restaurant.

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TF
New Mexico
33 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place whenever I'm in Santa Fe. The outdoor dining is fabulous when weather permits.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Frog leg's appetizers were very tough and little flavored. Caesar salad was very good, house made croutons were best thing either of us had. Osso Busco was tough, hadn't been cooked long and slow enough, no marrow at all. Colorado lamb was very good. Very spotty, Jerry Peters needs to take a look at it.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Although the food was actually pretty good, the poor service and terrible drinks left me with a bad taste in my mouth. I would not recommend La Casa Sena.

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CJ
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice food and great place for lunch.

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