La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza

4.3
2228 Reviews
$30 and under
Southwest
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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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KentB
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food was very good. Other reviews said mediocre. Other reviews said staff was very friendly. Our waiter came across as cold and disinterested. Considering this restaurant portrays itself as a top notch venue and the prices they charge you might expect that they would provide bread as part of the meal. They don’t, you can pay $9 for the privilege of having bread. Maybe if they fly the bread in each day from France, one could justify the cost. Cheap and tacky.

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FrankH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

For all I had heard about this restaurant I was left a bit disappointed. While the food was good it was not worth the price. Chips, salsa, and a small guacamole $15. Chips and salsa are table stakes for most Mexican restaurants. I understand no ice in the water but not unchilled water. The water was room temperature. The atmosphere was the best part of the experience. Beautiful dining room. I will try somewhere else the next time I am in Santa Fe.

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vipPasadenaDiner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food and service. really nice appetizers cocktails etc

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sc49
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Pros: friendly greetings; beautiful setting; initial service good. Cons: average food, at best; slow to take order forgot some of order; bit pricey. If unfamiliar w SF & appearances are what you like, then go. For authentic, less $$ SF/NM fare, go elsewhere.

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SMSABQ
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The ambience is lovely, the serving staff was fine, but the food was very mediocre. I do not recommend the queso, the salsa, or the enchiladas. The pasta was decent though.

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vipJamesM
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Menu is quite limited. Expensive for what you get. Drinks way overpriced and watered down. Doubt we would go back

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hmmmmm
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Disappointing. Took my wife there for our anniversary, which I stated under one of the options while making the reservation though I'm not sure what significance that had. While the staff was friendly and the setting quite nice, however our cocktails, appetizers and dinner all arrived together at the same time (what would have happened had I ordered dessert too?). I kindly pointed out to the runner that we hadn't even had our drinks first, much less our salads to which the runner offered to keep our dinners in an oven which was no better than worse. We took the whole bundle at once instead. Our server later came over and apologized and offered to comp a dessert, which we were billed for in the end. Oh well... everyone was nice and I realize mistakes do happen; we just happened upon a trifecta that night. Food was ok; given the history and setting of the hotel and it's relationship to similar ones, I was hoping for something more along the lines of La Posada in Winslow AZ which is truly unique. If your looking for ambiance, it's a beautiful place to eat though better food options within Santa Fe.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic and the restaurant itself was beautiful.

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ChrB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Great service, mediocre food.

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Always a favorite place to go when in Santa Fe. Worth it for sure.

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vipBobH
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent enchiladas. All 4 of us ordered chicken or beef. Green chili was medium warm. Pinto beans, sopapillas and posole were great. Chips and guacamole tasty. Only average was the margaritas. Small in size and a bit plain for the cost of the 4 we ordered. Beautiful setting and good service.

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vipJoeDon
Des Moines
23 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Been in Santa Fe for 6 days and this was the absolute worst meal ( dinner) we had. Ordered the Filet and enchiladas. The filet was ordered medium rare and came well done and tough. The enchiladas were under cooked and Luke warm at best. Tasted like a rushed microwaved meal. Sent the filet back and the waitress brought the same piece of meat and argued that is was cooked correctly. She took it away and never replaced it. Ate a few bites of the enchiladas and left. Sorry but so many great restaurant options in Santa Fe.
Avoid this place…overpriced and mediocre.

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vipBeautyGuy
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriella was wonderful

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vipDonMemo
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A favorite of ours. However, the service this time was a bit mixed. Beautiful dining room in a classic hotel. An experienced that is truly Santa Fe.

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ZollieS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend! Food was great, service was excellent!

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MichaelR
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

we love La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza, as we're local and it has everything Santa Fe is proud of.

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vipAnnB3
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had one night in Santa Fe and stayed at the hotel. This restaurant was convenient. The hotel was fabulous as was the rooftop bar, but this restaurant was pretty average.

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PaulF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always make a reservation here when coming to Santa Fe. We think the Chile Rellenos are the best we have ever had!

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vipFrankD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best tortilla soup and enchiladas we ever had! The experience makes all the other Southwestern food we eat from the northeast pale in comparison.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious and the ambiance and decor is very nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

La Plazuela offers a wonderful dining experience. I enjoyed a Silver Coin margarita, La Plazuela's signature tortilla soup, and the Chimayo Chile Glazed salmon. The margarita was clean and refreshing. The soup broth was full of intense, yet balanced chile flavors. The salmon was cooked perfectly and completely delicious. I would keep La Plazuela on my list of must-visit-restaurants for Santa Fe!

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ScottD
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was wonderful and accommodating, from our server, Francisco, to the bartender Mark, and the manager, Sara. Perfect service, delicious food, and beautiful atmosphere.

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JeffH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table by the fountain. The margaritas were excellent. I had the pasta and my wife had the salmon and we both enjoyed. We also shared the tomato appetizer.

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vipLK525
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great ambiance, good food, slow service

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JenS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here every time we travel to Santa Fe. It is consistently a great meal and environment. I love the space and the food.

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RayR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A must visit for a True New Mexican dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Marcia
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Would eat there again when next in Santa Fe.

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vipAlamo96
San Antonio
36 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Earlier than we are used to dining..but this is Santa Fe in 2021! The food and service were fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was my birthday

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vipSandy
Fayetteville
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, the staff, and the food was amazing!!

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GiuliaS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole our server was amazing. She had wonderful suggestions for wine to complement our meal. We didn’t have any wait time. Our table was ready when we arrived. Everything was perfect.

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Patrick71
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exception restaurant. The La Fonda Hotel is likewise exceptional. Waitress was able w a smile to tone down the chilles for us. Nice presentation, flavorfull and satisfying. The art work is fantastic. We loved the painted panes of glass. Very relaxing and welcoming.

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skippy
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was very good, and the drinks were excellent. Service was good, but a bit slow. We would eat here again.

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thomasm
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice courtyard. The food was excellent/ had trout and a chocolate desert. Service was very well done- helpful, friendly and competent.

JP
vipJamesP
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding. Had the blue corn trout entre, so delicious!

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YvonneB
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food and ambiance for our out of town guests!

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MichaelM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the Trout and enchiladas both were exceptional

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Martha
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Beautiful hotel restaurant with fountain and vaulted beamed ceiling. Food was average and cocktail was beautiful. Service not particularly attentive.

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La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza is rated 4.3 stars by 2228 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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