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La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza

4.5
4.5
2483 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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Booked 42 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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 2,483 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Good for Groups

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Hot Spot

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Great for Lunch

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

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  1. I

    Independance

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    I was excited to see that they had a vegetarian choice on their menu however my tamale dish was awful I had to return it. Very disappointed. It was tasteless! My husband enjoyed his trout dish.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was excellent. Armando might’ve been his name. Food was delicious. Only the hostess was a bit distracted and not welcoming.

  3. R

    Robert

    New Mexico

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service and tasty food. Can’t beat the ambiance of La Fonda’s dining room.

  4. NT

    NiceTime

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Salmon was overcooked. Table near the kitchen was sub-par.

  5. l

    leesat1

    Austin

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Average to good Mexican food.

  6. AN

    ANNIE

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant and great service. Enjoyed the food

  7. F

    Foodie

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the dinner. We requested speedy service after delayed setting and received it from a long term waitress.

  8. G

    Grrrrrrrrlf

    Los Angeles

    189 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    189 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a lovely Berkshire grilled pork chop, Southwest style. The setting is lovely, and the service was fine. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and this dish.

  9. SG

    SusanG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    The cocktails were poor quality (1 wasn’t the correct drink), we ordered a bottle of wine to have with dinner - when we had eaten 3/4 of our meal the waiter came to let us know the wine would be there soon. How insulting! We cancelled it. The room was cold, harsh lighting, and pretty noisy. The only good thing was the food, it was delicious.

  10. RM

    RandyM

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great table service albeit a bit late on being seated on the reservations but where given complimentary iced tea. Food was excellent.

  11. R

    Richard

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was incredible and drinks were yummy. The service by our server, David, was outstanding. We’ll definitely come back here again.

  12. S

    Scott

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great New Mexican flavors in a historic hotel right on the Plaza. Christmas-style chile rellenos was excellent. The tortilla soup is off the charts!

  13. KK

    KatKat

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Had a very disappointing margarita. Had the same margarita last year and it was excellent, this time it was standard at best. Disappointing for La Fonda and Santa Fe.

  14. l

    lmdh

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Enjoyed dinner here our first night in Santa Fe. Great margarita and nice assortment of beers. Overall solid meal, a bit expensive for basically good Mexican food but in a nice setting, with good service it was a worthwhile experience.

  15. o

    olzybots

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We ate on Mother's Day so the restaurant was entirely full. Still, service held up pretty well. We had to wait for the table but the waiter was friendly and helpful. I had one of the northern New Mexico dishes, chiles rellenos, and it was quite good. Straightforward, well-prepared, ample. The sorbet selection was a perfect end. Given the restaurant is in a historic site, we had a two-fer: a lesson in history and a delicious meal. Definitely recommend it as a "must" for a visit to Santa Fe.

  16. RN

    RandyN

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat at table #44.....which we always request. Our server was outstanding. Our dinner was delicious, from the beet salad to the main course. A wonderful evening with great food. Thank you! We were not able to have dinner with the coupons that La Fonda mailed us. That was very disappointing. Covid was still pretty bad at that time, so we decided not to use them. Hope we are offered them again in the future. Geri & Randy Neumann 2502 Camino de Vida Santa Fe NM 87505 505.473.5296

  17. OS

    OakS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Do yourself a favor, have the NY steak with southwest sides. It was the best steak I have ever eaten. We also tried the Salmon and scampi shrimp. Was very good, but the steak and enchiladas was almost beyond description. Will never go back to Santa Fe without one meal here!

  18. KF

    KentF

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were there on a Saturday and enjoyed the prime rib dinner - it was very tender and included asparagus and smashed potatoes. The service was very good and we had an enjoyable dinner.

  19. C

    Carol

    Sacramento

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice experience all the way around

  20. a

    arodnick

    Austin

    45 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    We were a party of 6 on a Sunday night, and the place was woefully understaffed. They did not have the first wine we ordered, and the second was not chilled, and we had to wait 20 minutes for it. The waitstaff were disorganized and ignored tables while chatting it up with other tables. No accommodations were offered. Our orders took a very long time to come out, and when they did, they were cold. Go next door and eat at the Plaza. You'll get better food and service. I will not eat here again.

  21. O

    Oceanfish

    Birmingham

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    We had duck and chicken. The meat was okay but the vegetables under the meat was uneatable due to the extreme amount of salt. The waiter was very nice but the service was really really slow.

  22. D

    Dugirl

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Highly recommended!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    Food was great but our party of 4 was given a table that seats 8 and was right next to the kitchen doors. We sat for 30 min before we were even given our drinks. It’s likely they were understaffed but this experience wasn’t welcoming. Not sure we will go back.

  24. j

    john

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Was good not spectacular. Service was perfunctory

  25. CV

    CVeats

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, wonderful meal, beautiful building!

  26. DS

    DeneeS

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Creative cuisine. All four of us enjoyed our meals. The place is beautiful. The staff respectful and attentive.

  27. MP

    MissPicante

    New Mexico

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    I have enjoyed La Plazuela many times over the years, but I was embarrassed by our poor experience on Saturday night when I was entertaining a friend. Both of the entrees we had looked forward to ordering were unavailable. Our waiter spent a long time chatting up the young women at another table while we waited with our menus closed waiting to order. The table was set with only forks. After the salads arrived, we requested knives, which didn’t come until I asked for them again twenty minutes later. The bread board we ordered did not come with the salads. It did not come with the soups, either, until we reminded the waiter. My corn chowder had a congealed layer on top from where it had been sitting out waiting to be served. This was not a good dining experience for the money and I am hesitant to return.

  28. U

    Usatran

    El Paso

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and excellent service made for an exceptional evening with my wife. We both enjoyed the decor and the ambience.

  29. JH

    JennyH

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The chile rellenos were great. The wagyu beef special not so good.

  30. TG

    ThomasG

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding dinner!! Raquel was amazing! Knew her wines! Food was excellent!! Highly recommend!!

  31. A

    Alex

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, excellent service, and wonderful atmosphere.

  32. GN

    GrahamN

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    There were too few servers this service was slow and disjointed but the food was excellent

  33. MW

    MaryW

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5

    They ran out of the Easter Special, bad planning. We we’re really looking to having lamb. They gave us a discount on the prime rib.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food !

  35. JM

    JacquelynM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a treat as our “fancy” night out! The whole hotel is amazing but the dining “garden” was beautiful. We ordered the prime rib which came with the BEST asparagus I’ve ever had and buttery mashed potatoes! The prime was juicy and amazing! Fun waiters and great service! You do not have to dress up! We saw a lot of jeans and T-shirt’s. If you go to Santa Fe...you must go to this restaurant!!💖

  36. EY

    4EvrYng

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I understand they had to symplify things during the lockgown. But it is time to return to (1) offering the full Plazuela menu in the bar and (2) putting more options for margaritas in both the bar and La Plazuela.

  37. GF

    GoodFoodFan

    Denver

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    La Plazuela is a fantastic place to have a meal - regardless if you’re staying at La Fonda or not. The food is excellent, properly spiced and overall delicious. The service is warm and attentive. And, the menu prices are extremely fair. I recommend and would go back.

  38. EC

    EdwardC

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful ambiance, interesting menus, excellent food and courteous, efficient service

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure to return. 40 yrs ago, I was married in LF and dinner in LP.

  40. K

    Kathy

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food as always! Stormi was a good server as well. We always enjoy our evening there!

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La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza is rated 4.5 stars by 2483 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 42 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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