La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza

4.5
1640 reviews
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La Plazuela was the hotel’s original 1920s patio and it retains that sunlit Old World charm. Skylights flood the dining room with natural light and handsome carved furnishings, artisanal lighting, and our much-loved hand painted windows create a beautiful, inviting room to gather, to dine and to make memories in. The menu was crafted to showcase old favorites with New World influences and authentic New Mexican cuisine, and our award-winning wine list is exceptional. La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza is Santa Fe’s gathering place. Come dine with us! *We do not accept reservations for breakfast and lunch, it is walk-in based only.*
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Seattle
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Chile rellenos made with poblanos is not the New Mexican way ❗️ Red and green Chile was very bland and tasteless‼️Food is geared for geriatrics‼️Will not be back

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DP
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Plazuela has never failed to serve a memorable dinner for me and my wife. The quality of the service makes us feel as though we are very special people as the wait staff are always very attentive but not bothersome. The food was excellent in all regards. Even the spicy and creamy ranch salad dressing was a treat being out-of-the-ordinary but extremely flavorful. The entrees were both excellent and filling. Ambiance at La Plazuela is always treat. We sat next to the fountain, our favorite seating location, and enjoyed viewing the architecture that oozes with history.

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M
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always consistently good and a favorite stop when we’re in Santa Fe. Lovely old world decor and very comfortable atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, excellent assistance with reservation modification needed.

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SF
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is underrated, we have eaten here many times and there is always consistency in preparation with excellent service. It is a Santa Fe icon.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was not great. Fajitas were great, but the prime rib was very fatty.

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

What a wonderful place to go go for a special night out with a loved one! Outstanding service and food in magnificent atmosphere. Thanks so much!

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PR
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our Valentine Dinner experience at La Plazuela. Everything was perfect including the rose that I received at the end!

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to La Plazuela before and, as this time, it is terrific! Food, Service and the setting were as great as always. Nice to know that you can count on them to deliver the same high quality experience as they did back in 1990!

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JD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely and delicious dining destination, that completely enhanced our stay at the La Fonda. We will be back.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice service and ambience. Food great

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Very flavorful with nice presentation. The wait staff were very attentive. Overall, a very relaxed and enjoyable meal. Will definitely be back!

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting our daughter.

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came here for our wedding dinner—just the two of us, as we eloped! It was absolutely perfect, and we loved sitting next to the fountain. Food, drinks, service, and ambiance were all top-notch and made for the perfect end to our perfect day 😊

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j
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to La plazuela frequently and find the quality of food and service remarkably consistent. Its the place we like to take out-of-town visitors because we can count on an excellent meal. And the experience is truly Santa Fe.

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JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Enchiladas with red and green sauce and filet were great. Tableside guacamole was outstanding. Tortilla soup was ordinary. Price was good value for the food. We would go again!

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RH
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our absolute “special occasion” go-to place. There is no better service, ambiance, or food in Santa Fe. The filet and enchiladas best thing on menu! Can’t wait for this year’s birthdays and anniversary to return!

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OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, the food was excellent. The night was great!!

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TH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak (filet mignon) melted in my mouth and the enchiladas were remarkably delicious. The Assorted Field Greens were delectable and large enough for two. The service was impeccable and the ambiance (we sat next to the fountain) delightful.

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s
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice place to take visitors. Wonderful ambiance and attentive wait staff. The medallions of beef were delicious and included a generous portion of steamed baby spinach. The accompanying potato needed improvement to rate 5 stars. At $33.00, the salmon dish was not a good value.

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G
New Mexico
18 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is a Santa Fe land mark with Southwest decor. This time the food was delicious & service very attentive.

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S
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The food was fine-the ambiance could have been better. The hostess was very cold and unpleasant-behaved as if she was doing us a favor by eating there.
It is pricey for what you get.

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DZ
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

La Fonda plazuela ( not the bar) has good wait staff and they accommodate my wife’s allergies with concern... table dude guacamole is a treat and it can by customized to your taste. Lamb on the menu is a plus for Santa Fe restaurants .

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LE
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Table side guacamole excellent. Interesting and fun atmosphere. The issue was we had one person who was vegan and another dairy free. They were able to make items that fit these needs but they became plain and boring without the sauces. This could have been easily fixed by adding sauces that complimented the dishes but fit the dietary needs.

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CO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! Would definitely recommend trying it out.

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The prime rib was great but those vegetables! Drab, steamed, sad, lumps. The room was chilly.

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r
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Superb! Authentic northern New Mexico fare in a beautiful restaurant.

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J
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a most lovely birthday dinner there. Come every year

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j
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since we are seniors we choice to eat early, we had our table at shortly after 5:00 and the staff was quick to our table and took our drink order and told us about the menu. My wife and I have eaten there often and knew what we wanted for dinner this evening . I ordered the leg of lamb and my wife ordered the pork shank. Our drinks were served, bread brought to the table and we settled in for a comfortable evening meal. Bryan our server saw to it that our meals were up to our standards and check on us often to see if we needed anything else. At the end of our meal we ordered Flan and coffee. Perfect evening in a wonderful hotel.

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J
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our favorite is always the filet and enchiladas. The meat is so tender and flavorful, and the enchiladas are best when covered with Christmas chile (red and green). Ask for your sopapillas at the end of your meal so they're hot. Enjoyed the Don Rael margarita also. Sitting under the trees, festooned with white lights, with the gentle murmur of the fountain and surrounded by the colorful hand-painted windows, you know you're in a special place.

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BB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting Santa Fe and enjoyed a special occasion dinner at La Fonda. No complaints. It was a classy and tasty dining experience.

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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reserved a table for two - wife's birthday. Nice open courtyard setting, on the quiet side - easy to carry on a conversation. We ordered the poblano chowder, which was very tasty.....and Fajitas for two. I loved the beef, wife loved the chicken, and the sides and sopaipillas were perfect!

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OT
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great dinner in a wonderful space. We sat by the fountain and enjoyed the sound of the water as we ate our meals. Fajitas was great as was my tenderloin.

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SH
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

They over book, a very long wait for having a reservation

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SF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

I love La Plazuela for its history and ambience. Unfortunately most of the time I have eaten there, the service has been poor. ( slow service and cold food) The servicers are very pleasant but I think the kitchen was at fault.

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Filet medallions over cooked. Italian dish with shrimp used tiny popcorn shrimp...just not right.

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MB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent guacamole, rellenos, and enchiladas. Portions were huge. Would have appreciated knowing about half portions before ordering

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T
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food, service was great! Server was really friendly and attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor in a great location. Dinner was great. Steak was perfectly cooked and the enchiladas were very tasty.
Husband had the prime rib. And very much enjoyed it.

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f
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Disappointing food. Lovely room.

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