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About La Casa Sena

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.

125 East Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
MAIN DINING ROOM:
Lunch: Monday-Sunday, 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Dinner: Monday-Sunday, 5:00 pm-close

LA CANTINA
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 5:30pm-close


We serve continuously ALL DAY, including an "Early Dinner Menu" between lunch and dinner service (3:00 pm-5:00 pm)

Cross Street:
Washington

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 988-9232

Website:
http://www.lacasasena.com/

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!

Catering:
Please inquire about our offsite catering options.

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

Executive Chef:
Jose Rodriguez

Private Party Facilities:
We offer 3 small private dining rooms comfortable for 8-22 guests. We can also accommodate larger parties and private buyouts. Contact Ms. King for full private room, menu details and all your Santa Fe party booking needs.

Juli has successfully organized special events with the Santa Fe Symphony in addition to rehearsal dinners, weddings and a myriad of other special events and private functions

Private Party Contact:
Juli King: (505) 577-3891

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Casa Sena Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
Creative Cuisine (23)
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Quiet Conversation (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Romantic (18)
Cozy (15)
Authentic (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Business Meals (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Casual (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Seasonal (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Fun (6)
Live Music (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Spicy (5)
Healthy (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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Organic (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Food wasn’t up to par. Sea bass was cold and enchiladas were just ok.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

Was so nice. Food was amazing. Wine pairing was spot on.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined 6 days ago

Sunday early afternoon before Santa fe Symphony. Intimate service. Varied menu including surprising number of seafood choices. Prompt service but not rushed. Great food. Grand old building and courtyard. Thanks. Off to the concert on a sunwashed afternoon. Pura vida.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

This is our very favorite restaurant in SANTA Fe & we always eat there when in town. When it’s warm outside the patio is perfect. On chilly days being next to the fireplace is perfect. Unfortunately the fire was not lit on the blustery winter night we were there but the lovely martini we had was warming. My husband had elk for the first time & loved it. I had the delicious stuffed eggplant. A wonderful meal to celebrate my husband’s birthday.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The mussels were the best I’ve ever eaten!!!!
Wow! Caperberries are my new favorite!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was innovative and outstanding, service top notch...great experience.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

From the minute we walked we felt welcomed. The food was delicious. I had the lamb with roast carrots and Brussel Sprouts that were to die for.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a pleasant lunch, good margaritas, and good food.
The service was fast and the staff friendly.
Prices a bit high.

Tags: Tapas, Healthy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 2, 2018

La Casa is one of the best in Santa Fe over many years.
Upscale menu, service, and wine list.
This year I can dine in Santa Fe enough to join their wine club, which is a good value. And their wine store is very nice.
Remains a good experience over the years.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food, service & atmosphere were excellent. We all enjoyed the meal. It's been consistent this way for many years.

Tags: Business Meals, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My wife had the enchiladas, they were too heavy with the cheese. The rice, beans, and soup were completely tasteless. The trout was OK, nothing special. Probably won't come back.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went for Saturday brunch. Service was excellent as was the food. Always enjoy this place and have eaten there many many times!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was slow, some food over cooked to point of inedible, seemed short staffed. Lamb had a lot of untied fat. Took 45 min for main course.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The service was excellent -- good care without feeling invaded. The ambiance of the restaurant is excellent. Quiet, there may have been music, but not loud and overpowering. The food was excellent. We stayed and talked together long after we finished lunch. Wonderful place!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We were a bit disappointed in the slowness and in attentiveness of the service. Other than that, all was good. We live in Placitas, so come once in a while.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing service from Facile, she was funny and kept our glasses full. The chef spilt the portions perfectly and no problems. Highly recommend

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Service was slow

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Hostess refused to reseat our table in main dining area after we requested a seat that was not directly beside the kitchen entrance. 3 guests stared directly into kitchen when doors opened. All guests had waiters and noise from kitchen. Had reservations for 6 for a 40th birthday. Hostess rude. Unwilling to push 2 tables together even though room basically empty. Waiter very attentive food good but festive atmosphere dead in big side room.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had early (5:30) Reservations on New Year’s Eve. Wait staff and ambience were excellent. Caesar salads were yummy as were both of our desserts. However the New York Strip steak entree was very disappointing, bland and very fatty.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great dining experience—god service, good wine, good food. Overall an excellent experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We did not start well with the wobbly table and our entrees being served before we finished our appetizers, however the entrees were excellent, the dessert was fantastic, and the service very friendly and attentive. Very pleased.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

So satisfying we’re going back for New Year’s Dinner. Highly recommended - even in the crowded foodie scene in Santa Fe.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Nice ambiance. Good service. Food is fine - probably overpriced for the value.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

As always, this is one of the most outstanding restaurants in Santa Fe.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We enjoyed our evening and will go again for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Pleasant dining experience, as always. Attentive staff... great comfort food... outstanding Poblano soup.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We have eaten here twice. It’s a lovely restaurant with wonderful food. They were extremely helpful in giving advice about dishes. They indicated that the mussel starter was a very large dish—-easily entree size. Therefore we split the mussels and then split an entree which was perfect for us. The poached pear dessert was amazing.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Casa Sena has been a favorite since opening and we've dined there multiple times per year for decades. This was our first bad experience due to a cavalier waitress. I told her that I could eat no sucrose or fructose, and was highly specific about wanting to know ingredients in potatoes Obrien that accompanied my steak. She wouldn't tell me ingredients and said I could eat them. Well, they contained sweet potatoes and I had one bite, which made me I'll for 24 hrs. Extreme abdominal pain. I was angry with the waitress.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had a terrific meal, seated near the fireplace. The quinoa-stuffed eggplant was excellent, and my husband’s elk was tender and perfectly cooked.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner. The wine list is outstanding and our red was a very good value. The staff was attentive and friendly but we were not rushed. The grilled Elk was tender and delicious. The salad was colorful. We thought Casa Sena was better than a higher rated local restaurant. Highly recommend it!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We came in late and were seated quickly. The restaurant was pretty quiet for a Friday night. The beet salad was very good, sea bass was excellent, and enchiladas were pretty good too. Good wine selection and nice atmosphere. Would go back and would recommend.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Top notch in Santa Fe, and never disappoints. Excellent, attentive service; creative meal choices (try the mussels-unexpected for landlocked Santa Fe); a wonderful experience.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We had a delicious meal. The mussel appetizer was fantastic, spicy & great. The lamb & elk were also wonderful. A definite place to return to.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great Poblano soup, delicious pork oso buco, excellent Caesar salad, great enchiladas. Love the Broadway songs and live piano music.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a wonderful, delicious and special dinner with friends. Very quiet as was shoulder season, but our service staff was attentive, friendly and accommodating. We'll be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Spicy
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great Sunday brunch sitting in a beautiful patio garden. Great service, great food-salmon salad and fish 'n chips, sangria and wine. We were fortunate to have a warm enough late fall patio day. Thanks to all at Casa Sena.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Super great service- not fawning but just right attentiveness. Cozy there

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were out of town for Thanksgiving, it was a fixed menu for the evening. The dinner choices were good, the food was great, the server even better and the whole experience was amazing

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

As always, La Casa Sean was lovely. It’s a very relaxed atmosphere and the food is delicious. Our server was wonderful. Everything was fine.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our waitress was wonderful. Thanksgiving Dinner was $68.00 per person with wine parings.
Choice of entrees. The presentation was very nice and thoughtful. We took enough home for the next day.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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