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La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza

4.5
4.5
2517 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 46 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

Popular dishes

What 2,517 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

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  1. Y

    Yaya

    Denver

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu selection and food was truly unique and delish.
  2. KC

    KatherineC

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting La Plazuelita once again did not disappoint. This has been a special place to visit since coming as a child with my grandpa. The food, ambience and service was excellent!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For check in through dinner to departure, most enjoyable experience
  4. CB

    ClarkB

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a true Santa Fe experience going to LA Fonda! Our dinner was great and Angel is a fabulous and competent server. A true pro.
  5. CC

    CarlosC

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the food was delicious . We had the orange poached salmon and crab with midnight pasta. These were perfect.
  6. TD

    TaylorD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My roommate, her gf, and myself visited this establishment the other day and it was fabulous! The food was amazing the service excellent and the ambience was phenomenal. I had been recommended to go here from a coworker who was absolutely right in her recommendations. This is a must if in or near Santa Fe!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderdufood and service!!
  8. DY

    DawnY

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous setting, excellent food; loved the whole experience!
  9. JF

    JessicaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience and food! Enjoyed having my birthday dinner here. Also, thanks for the glass of champagne!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Anniversary
  11. KZ

    KathiZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great fun and decorative ambiance. Myself and 3 others ordered the Trout. It was bland and had no flavor. It was disappointing for the price we paid. Service was quick and attentive. Next time we will order a different entree.
  12. BB

    BillB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice dinner at La Plazuela. We were celebrating a birthday and the staff was great. The tableside guacamole prepartion was fun and tasted so fresh! Our waiter Armando was excellent and they provided a dessert with birthday candle. All in all a very nice evening.
  13. B

    Bartcho

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance of this restaurant. Opted for the market price guacamole that was made table side. Delicious but pricy at $20. I had the Chile Rellenos and it was superb. Best I have ever had. Tracy had the enchiladas and she was equally impressed.
  14. DB

    DanielB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It was okay but the menu changed and some of the food was not as good. Some of the entrees were not the menu. It was a bit overpriced. The margaritas needs more flavor less tequila. The service was great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was a delicious meal. Our waiter was delightful. We always come back!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the restaurant so very much — beautiful atmosphere, courteous and friendly service, and the food was amazing! We would definitely go back again!
  17. c

    chris

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best part of the dinner was our server. Even though she had walking challenges she responded to our every request quickly and responded to some without asking. The table side guacamole was terrific as well as their signature tortilla soup!
  18. N

    Nita

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very pleased with everything. It lived up to what we remembered from a previous visit many years ago.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    We have dined at La Fonda many times and had great experience, but last night was the exception with extended wait time for food which arrived cold and flavorless
  20. VD

    VicDgo

    New Mexico

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the ambiance at LaFonda and the restaurant La Plazuela. We have enjoyed breakfast here often … and love it so decided to drop in for dinner while we were in town for The Antiques Roadshow event! Dinner did not disappoint!
  21. J

    Joanne

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The atmosphere is a Santa Fe treasure. It was a bustling place. We were seated about 15 minutes after our reservation. The trout entree was excellent, and the salmon was very good. The bread pudding was good, my personal taste would be to have it served warm with a hot syrup or chocolate over the top with the whip cream. We had a lovely evening with friendly staff. I recommend it!!
  22. J

    John

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Attentive service, well prepared food, good atmosphere. Maybe a bit pricey relative to value, but an enjoyable meal.
  23. NM

    NMtraveler

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are local to Santa Fe and don't eat out much, but when we do we go to La Plazuela. The food is consistently excellent! Enjoyed this visit very much.

    La Plazuela at La Fonda on the PlazaResponded on June 14, 2022Thank you NMtraveler! We greatly appreciate your patronage and we are looking forward to your next trip!

  24. BN

    BND14

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We made a reservation and arrived early not expecting to be seated immediately. Our hostess was not friendly and seemed displeased that we were checking in prior to our reservation. Even though she said she would try to seat us early, we then had to check in again after our reservation time. They appeared to have forgotten about us. They then seated us about 10 minutes after they had asked us to gather our party. The drinks were delicious, but over half of the prime rib special was either too fatty or too difficult to chew. The sides and enchiladas were great. Our server was fantastic and very helpful, but that was not enough to turn our evening around completely.
  25. MP

    MaxP

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service was ordinary. Not sure why. Management issue?
  26. p

    poov

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We very much enjoyed our meal! The service was prompt and helpful. Food was quick to be served. Our waitress and trainee checked on us throughout the meal. The restaurant was lovely. We would highly recommend it!

    La Plazuela at La Fonda on the PlazaResponded on June 14, 2022Thank you poov, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your evening at La Plazuela!! See you soon!

  27. L

    Linda

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    We have had much better New Mexican cuisine at other local restaurants. The dining area is lovely but the food was just so-so.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The dining room was lovely. We experienced an attitude from the waitress since we ordered a small dinner. We are in our 70’s; we were on a holiday; we make reservations early; we top 25%. Don’t appreciate attitude. The Manager was dressed poorly. Tennis shoes and jeans with a jacket.

    La Plazuela at La Fonda on the PlazaResponded on June 14, 2022Thank you very much for the feedback, we will be addressing this with our team and your comments about the manager you referenced. Again this is not behavior we condone and thank you again for your patronage.

  29. N

    Nathan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service the food was excellent
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambiance was excellent. The Margaritas were very weak, and not served in the typical Margarita glass, which was disappointing for our party of four.
  31. MK

    MarkK

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant at LaFonda was highly recommended and for good reason. Excellent food and service in a great setting. You have to try their Chili Relleno - amazing!
  32. DL

    DarrylL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    My wife's steak frites were very tough, however the waitress offered to bring her a replacement 6oz filet at no charge. It was much better. Overall, not a good meal for the money.
  33. g

    gglau

    Las Vegas

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food, as always; Armando was fantastic as a server--attentive; nice atmosphere; we dine here every time we're in Santa Fe.
  34. DD

    DianeD

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We split a generous wedge salad. We each had the hanger steak with a delicious au jus and vegetables. The mean was incredibly tender and flavorful. We concluded our dinner with the flan. It was especially appreciated because we were staying at La Fonda, and had just driven 8 hours. So nice not to have to go out for such a great experience. Service was also professional and prompt. Perfect arrival.
  35. F

    Foodie

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant, we love to come here when visiting Santa Fe. It’s in a beautiful atrium setting, not formal but lovely peaceful vibe. Food is always wonderful, as well as service. Northern New Mexican cuisine as well as traditional American steaks, fish and other unique offerings. Definitely recommend.
  36. T

    Tina

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Service was poor. Food was barely warm when served. Prime rib had more fat than meat. We were there an hour before our orders were taken. Soup arrived before our guacamole, salsa and chips. Overall, very disappointing. We are from out of town and visit Santa Fe every year. We were disappointed last year but thought we would give it one more try. Spent $250.00 for 3 of us. I don’t mind that much if the service and food are good. Sorry to say we won’t be back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table of 6…excellent experience all the way around, especially the food and service. Can’t wait to go back!
  38. DF

    DeniseF

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was a pretty place, but, I prefer a quieter more intimate atmosphere
  39. H

    Holly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambiance, friendly staff and excellent service.
  40. CH

    ChezHood

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    There is something about being two women...particularly older women...that makes you invisible. The wine arrived and guy said he'd be back with an ice bucket. We were well into our second glass when it finally arrived 25 minutes later. No veggies to speak of with my salmon and my wife's crab and black pasta was dry. Noisy. Straight couple who came after us was pampered by sane waiter. Dessert served to wrong person by totally different waiter. Food okay but not worth price. Service mediocre.

FAQs

La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza is rated 4.5 stars by 2517 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 46 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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