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La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza

4.5
4.5
2561 Reviews
$30 and under
Southwest
"We do not accept reservations for breakfast and lunch, it is walk-in based only."

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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southwest, Mexican / Southwestern, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 995-2334

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Lane Warner

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What 2,561 people are saying

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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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service
  2. DL

    DianeL

    New Mexico

    71 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Very loud crowd as the room was full and piped in music just added to the noise. My chicken panzanella was sparse, no added starch like rice or potatoes. Chicken piece on a puddle of cream sauce with halved Cherry tomatoes and croutons scattered around.
  3. RD

    RobDiner

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting for a wonderful dinner. The tableside guacamole is not to be missed. Service was excellent.
  4. K

    Kevin

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. The Kubota Pork was outstanding
  5. A

    Ambiance

    Houston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    La Plazuela never disappoints. The food, as well as the service, is consistently very good. Some dishes are even outstanding. Not being much of a meat eater, I have to trust my fellow diners on pork and red meat offerings. The tortilla soup is perhaps the best I have eaten anywhere. The wine selection is quite good, without offering an encyclopedia of choices to ponder. My only complaint is that some of my favorite dishes have been removed from the menu over the past several years. The ambience keeps us coming back. It is always quiet enough to have a conversation without raising our voices to be heard.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the nicest waiters in all of Santa Fe!
  7. r

    rachelb

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Birthday. Out of town family. Even with reservation had to wait for table. Not nice at all. Bus person station at hostess stand was constantly bumping chairs, too close. Waited 30 minutes for drinks and appetizers which put everyone in a foul mood. So my birthday was not enjoyable. Dinner was good when it came. I can’t help that my birthday fell on a Monday night.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect- it’s a nice place for a gathering of 5 or more- the noise level may not be conducive to a romantic dinner, but where family and friends are involved in a group- it was perfection. Kind, warm, professional and knowledgeable service! Definitely recommending to all!
  9. TT

    TTSR

    Denver

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The New Mexico specialties are great. Wonderful service. Only negative comment—martini could have been a better pour.
  10. M

    Margaret

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    La Plazuela has long been one of our favorite restaurants to visit when we stay in Santa Fe. This time, however, our experience was subpar. The waitress was coughing throughout her service to us, and she was not wearing a mask. Dear waitstaff, if you are coughing while serving a meal, at least wear a mask! In addition, we typically love the tableside guacamole, but this time, the individual who prepared the guacamole did not add in all the ingredients requested and the market price of $20 was not worth it! Usually love the enchiladas, but the green sauce was way too spicy hot, so thankfully my husband switched meals with me. To top off the experience, our waitress ran another table's meals on our credit card. She corrected the error as soon as we pointed it out, but that was a careless mistake. Looking forward to a better experience next time, always love the ambiance!
  11. CS

    CarmenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, great food, great staff, comfortable seats. Would definitely go back and already planning my next meal there!
  12. R

    Robbo

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner with friends, including table side guacamole prep and delish tempura squash blossoms stuffed with goat cheese and chorizo. Our entrees were equally great, including the hiutlacoche tamal, salmon and steak frites. Yum! Manager Adam is a delight, warmly greeting diners, and Ariceli the server was superb — and charming.
  13. G

    Genie25

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Neat old hotel with lovely courtyard dining room. Menu was somewhat limited, but our meals were very good and server was excellent.
  14. RB

    RobertB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection. The Pork Chop special was excellent. Armando was an attentative and personable server.
  15. CB

    CarlB

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive service from Armando. The food is the best we’ve had here in Santa Fe without a doubt. Nice to get a table visit by the manager Carol who wished my wife a Happy Birthday. Great evening!
  16. d

    desertdeedee

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The appetizers, especially the guacamole made tableside and the gazpacho soup were great. Excellent service by a waiter who really knew what to recommend.
  17. N

    Nana

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed this beautiful hotel and restaurant so much! Fabulous food and service!
  18. M

    Mdine

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed the Christmas enchiladas and table made guacamole. My daughter has gluten and dairy issues and was easily accommodated.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great environment!!
  20. TL

    ThomasL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful meal. Great cocktails and superb service. Best mole I ever had.
  21. HA

    HommeAR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Despite having many visits to Santa Fe over the past 30 years under my belt, I had never dined at La Plazuela. But, I sure am glad that I did. It was an intimate family dinner, my mother, my aunt and a longtime dear friend were my tablemates. Our wonderful waiter, Armando, was totally fine with giving us 15+ minutes to catch up and enjoy our cocktails. The menu contained many mouthwatering descriptions, and the items we selected did not disappoint. The quality of the ingredients, the execution of the dishes, as well as the presentation - all on full display in this wonderful dining room. Oh, and did I mention the very warm and helpful attention we received from our waiter? I would definitely recommend the dining experience at La Fonda. Gorgeous ambiance within a super historic building right on the Plaza.
  22. LD

    LucyD

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful attentive wait staff. Excellent value for dinner for three and vegan friendly.
  23. WG

    WilliamG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food served by a very attentive staff. I highly recommend this resturant for anyone yraveling to Santa Fe.
  24. L

    Luvchocolate

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat while passing through or staying at La Fond
  25. E

    Elise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, delicious food, and a beautiful setting.
  26. JI

    JohnI

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at the hotel, restaurant and town . Great service and our waiter made great suggestions for our meal. Great ambiance . Happy 100th birthday La Fonda !
  27. JB

    JeffB

    Denver

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal!
  28. SW

    SWal

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Meal and service were very good once things got rolling. Had to wait for a short while as reservation seating was not available on time. Waited approximately 10 minutes after being seated before our server came to our table. Believe restaurant was somewhat under staffed.
  29. AR

    AnneR

    New Mexico

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding table-side guacamole! Food and service lived up to La Fonda standards!
  30. JS

    JanineS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Since we’re staying at La Fonda dining At La Plazuela is easily accessible. The food is so good at La Plazuela we’d make a point of having dinner there anyway.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family Reunion
  32. RH

    RogersH

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Caesar salad was not even close to being a Caesar salad. Not sure what receipt the kitchen was using. The service was totally unresponsive. I did notice that our single server was very overloaded with other tables. If you don’t have enough staff you should not try to serve that many people.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    They served the worst frozen margarita Ive ever had. They took it off the bill, but I didn’t get to have a margarita. It was way too bitter.
  34. M

    Michelle56

    Oklahoma City

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a special place to eat when we’re in Santa Fe. The atmosphere is unmatched.
  35. DL

    DominickL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    We looked up dog friendly restaurants and this one was up high and then when we got there they said they weren't dog friendly so we were put in the hallway where so many people walked by and that was tough for my dog
  36. BG

    BarbaraG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent dining place for birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions. The outstanding ambiente is complemented by attentive staff and good food,
  37. A

    Alamo96

    San Antonio

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We offer shy away from hotel dining in the US. This spot is a destination in a great dining city! Great breakfasts always. Lunch and dinner don’t disappoint with excellent New Mexico cuisine!
  38. I

    Ilove2eat

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious and fun. Their cheese enchiladas are my favorite in Santa Fe.
  39. J

    Jojo

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    They were very busy and the service was slow but affable. The appetizers were delicious. But, the main course was served cold. The potatoes were raw and the beef was cold. We sent it back and they reheated the beef so it was overcooked and gave us plain french fries, instead.
  40. L

    Luv2eat

    Amarillo

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely evening. Wonderful server. Pasta was great Vegetarian dish was good but didn’t care for tamale.

FAQs

La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza is rated 4.5 stars by 2561 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 32 times today
Google Map for La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza

100 E. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Old Santa Fe Trail

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southwest, Mexican / Southwestern, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lane Warner

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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