La Casa Sena

4.4
2330 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 2330 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TheyCanDoBetter
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor setting, peaceful and beautiful. Food presentation (beet salad) was beautiful and al the food was delicious!

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Holly
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting new menu since I last dined there. All of our dishes were flavorful, and well prepared. Enjoyed it.

SH
SeanH
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a nice place to spend lunch in the summer. I love their patio. The food is consistently very good and their wine menu is fantastic.

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vipJulieR
Denver
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have eaten here many times. We always came for the singing (wait service sings show tunes). Unfortunately that is no more. We ate on the patio and it was lovely despite the light drizzle. Apparently it’s hard to get wait staff and they were short staffed. Our waiter had to go ask someone every time we had a question. The menu is not so good for picky eaters.

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VeggieDel
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was okay. I had the scallops and they felt a bit rubbery. But flavorful. I had a sena-Rita cocktail and it tasted like cheap liquor. I wouldn’t recommend. Service was great however despite a sign saying they were short staffed. Our server was very attentive. Points for that. We probably would go elsewhere next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly wonderful food! Lovely setting and great service!

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Steve
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very nice setting, ridiculously high prices for the quality of the food that was served. Our group had two meals that were not edible with one dish been completely bland and the other testing as though pork was old.
The appetizers we picked were actually quite good. Service was adequate but lacked the professionalism for a restaurant that considers itself a high-end donning establishment.

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GrantA
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Outdoor patio was great, server was also really good. Food was disappointing. The scallops, beet salad and pork tomahawk were all average at best. Expected a lot more for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to Santa Fe and this location made the experience memorable. Delicious food, excellent service, beautiful location in the middle of a historic courtyard under a canopy of trees and umbrellas. What a fantastic experience!

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BarryL
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch and great experience

JG
vipJGKMD
New Mexico
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The newly redone patio area is large, yet intimate and inviting. The tables are spaced far enough apart so you do not notice others or their conversations. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. A hidden garden gem in the heart of downtown.

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PhilipN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We ordered a stuffed Eggplant that was not very good!

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Sugi
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful tranquil setting. Food is always expertly prepared

BG
vipBeautyGuy
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous just miss the singing

JV
JoanneV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Fe! The patio is a must for outdoor dining, and the food is always superb

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AlisonB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great new menu. Love the food. The patio is the best in Santa Fe.

CP
ChristineP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

As ever, the ambience and service at Casa Sena were excellent. It was disappointing to see such a changed menu, which would have been fine if the food was well prepared. But the dishes we had were mediocre at best. Everything seemed to have been charred, leaving them dry and smoky tasing. PLEASE bring back the truly exceptional upscale NM tastes we knew and loved! Our birthday outing was saved by the glorious patio, wonderful service, and delicious drinks. We won't give up on this old favorite.

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HollyP
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to La Casa Sena several times -- both dinner & lunch. This time was for a late lunch, and we weren't disappointed. The Caesar Salad is creative! The presentation is great and the flavors & freshness were, too.

The Angel Hair Pasta was not shy on clams nor shrimp. Tasty and filling. The lamb gyro was also wonderful, but the topper was the mizithra fries-- super crispy with a fabulous garlic dipping sauce that took everything over the top.

Truly an enjoyable meal.

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Zephyr
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Hmm... The ingredients might include a post-Covid hangover or change in menu. We have eaten at La Casa Sena many times over 25 years. The food now is mostly Mediterranean...okay...but that is definitely different. The patio dining ambiance is grand. The waitstaff were friendly and capable. I guess I’d call the menu less expansive in scope. Hopefully this review will be considered as helpful criticism and not a pan for future customers.

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cliffp
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. The ambiance could be stepped up a bit with some table décor. Always enjoy going there.

CH
vipChrisH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wonderful courtyard setting, service was inconsistent, and menu is a bit random, but worth a try especially if you can be seated in the courtyard rather than inside.

JP
JohnP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was about average in taste and way overpriced.

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is unmatched, and the food and drinks are superb.

NM
NeilM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

First return to one of my favorite spots in Santa Fe. A bit under staffed but that is just the way things are during these times. The menu was a bit more limited than in the past but still nice choices. I miss the avocado cheese cake with the pine nut crust!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Luncheon for a women friend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The courtyard, lush garden ambiance here is amazing, but that was our favorite part. Service was slow which is understandable since most places post covid seem to be understaffed. The food was not our favorite. We were confused that the tenderloin had what seemed to be a country gravy slathered on top and the plate was decorated artfully but with a velveeta type cheese sauce. Everything else, small plates and entrees, everyone thought were just alright. We want to come back for the setting but wouldn’t order anything we ordered again.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Two drinks were ordered, an Old Fashioned and Manhattan. Fairly standard drinks, yet neither were very good.

The menu was disappointing. Goes from appetizer to high end with no sandwiches or chicken dishes. No protein available for salads.

Will not go back.

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Greg
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch on a wonderful patio in Santa Fe. I would recommend La Casa Sena to everyone.

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YumYum
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!!!

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foodie123
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four gals get together. We had a fantastic time catching up and sharing small plates. Food and ambiance fantastic!

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susannaw
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The new Mediterranean menu here in summer 2021 is outstanding. A creative chef, and finally several vegetarian options (the carnivores will enjoy too)

Miss the big old cottonwood tree in the Plaza Sena, but the fountain is still lovely, with lots of shade.

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CarolH
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time favorite when in Santa Fe. Even better with more tables in the shady patio. The salads were delicious and enjoyed with a glass of pinot grigio... yum!!

LC
vipLCsquared
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant venue for outdoor dining in Santa Fe. Outstanding cuisine. Stellar wine list.

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely outdoor setting. Good service. Great drink and food menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great
We are out in the courtyard for lunch and it was superb
Great food and drinks
We enjoyed it

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BalloonCrash1
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such an amazing patio! As locals, we love this hot spot.

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RobertY
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food in a beautiful, cool courtyard. I would have returned another night if there had been space available.

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pdjd
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting outside at Casa Sena is perfect for fun or serious along with great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, kale salad fresh, delicious and a perfect citrus dressing. My friend had the gyros and was equally pleased. Corn muffins with the salad was a special added touch.

FAQs

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

La Casa Sena is rated 4.4 stars by 2330 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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