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La Boca - Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
La Boca - Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
La Boca - Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
La Boca - Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
La Boca - Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

La Boca - Santa Fe

4.8
4.8
4923 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Opened in 2006 by 8 time James Beard Award Nominee, Chef James Campbell Caruso.
La Boca has the feel of a lively European wine bar, featuring an extensive selection of carefully chosen Spanish wines and Sherries. Chef Caruso's Modern Spanish Cuisine is inspired by the exuberance of Spanish cooking combined with fresh, local ingredients. La Boca has been  called "the most influential restaurant in Santa Fe" by the Pasatiempo Magazine and the New York Times describes the menu as "modern re-inventions of classic Spanish cuisine" Knowledgeable and animated staff graciously guide guests to the perfect wine to complement their meals. La Boca also prides itself on being an ambassador of Spanish sherry culture, transporting its guests to Jerez in the crisp cool flavors of Fino, or the deep fig-essence of a Pedro Ximenez.

Join us every Thursday and Friday night for live music on the Taberna main stage!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (505) 982-3433
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    James Campbell Caruso
  • Catering
    We happily offer full service catering to your home, business or gallery! We specialize in tapas platters, Spanish meat and cheese boards, and paella parties. Please inquire at labocasantafe.com and we will be in touch with availability!
  • Private party facilities
    We offer our beautiful Taberna dining room and patio for private or semi private events. Please inquire at labocasantafe.com and we will be in touch with availability!
  • Private party contact
    Sarah Mohr: (505) 982-3433
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Fe
  • Cross street
    Lincoln
  • Parking details
    Downtown Santa Fe meters are enforced Monday through Saturday from 8am - 6pm. Residents and visitors may also park at the Santa Fe Convention Center (there may be a charge), the entrance is on Federal Plaza across from the Federal Post Office. La Boca does not validate parking.
  • Entertainment
    Check out our Facebook page for most up to date information regarding events and entertainment. We offer live music in our Taberna dining room.
  • Additional
    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,923 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Hot spot

  • New Mexico

    Most Booked

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Food

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    Hot spot

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  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

4,923 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Charming & bustling downtown restaurant focused on authentic Spanish ingredients and dishes. Remarkable Sherry menu and some lovely Spanish wines. Our food was delicious.

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  2. EricL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Boca is one of our favorites in Santa Fe. They have a great menu, solid service, an excellent wine list, and a comfortable dining room. Some of our favorites are the artichokes, the Shrimp in oil (with a baguette, of course), the Jamon, and the Basque Cake to finish.

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  3. Helen

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, tasty food in a warm atmosphere. We ate in the tavern and would return.

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  4. ShannonD

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic! Service was just as good. Highly recommend!

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  5. JeannetteK

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. We really enjoyed the recommended wine and the service could not have been better.

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  6. BruceK

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always wonderful! Server knowledgeable about the food and the many sherry selections. Hard not to try everything!

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  7. DeborahS

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The tapas at La Boca are wonderful. The wine and sherry lists are extensive.

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  8. JohnC

    New Mexico

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Sorry folks a little over rated. Yes food was prepared with love and some of it was really delicious (we tried 4-5items) but pricey and not a lot for the price. Table was a wobbly mess and I had to watch my elbows to keep from hitting my neighbor. Not bad overall but not super fantastic either.

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  9. NicholasW

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been coming to La Boca almost as long as they have been open and have never been disappointed. Interesting menu, exceptional wine list, very nice and efficient service and always a wonderful meal and a very reasonable price.

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  10. CindyN

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was excellent. The atmosphere was crowded and noisy.

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  11. KristinD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We book online (open table)and for the past three times our reservations have not been honored, we are either stuck on a bar stool or in the Taverna, neither we appreciated. La Boca was our favorite restaurant for years in Santa Fe, however, the past three times the experience was not worth the price nor enjoyable.

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  12. MaryFSG

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the tapas and wine list! Great cocktails too!

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  13. HCOLfam2024reviews

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, but pretty expensive. Really enjoyed the steak and paella (the meat was better than the veggie, we ordered both).

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food, but could be more fairly priced. Service can be slow at times, and expect a loud atmosphere with live music and tightly packed tables. Also, don’t expect your reservation to begin on time, multiple tables waited over 10 minutes to be seated.

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  15. MichaelK

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    La Boca offers an enjoyable dining experience, both in the quality of the food and the quality of service. Our waiter helpfully warned us when we were about to order too much food. He was right. We wound up taking some home, anyway.

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  16. Rose

    Denver

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Went to La Boca when it first opened and the food and service was much better. Food not very good and overpriced. Service friendly but not attentive.

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  17. AliciaA

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite tapas restaurant in NM! Worth the drive from Albuquerque.

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  18. DAnaB

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Order the paella. Veggie paella was amazing. We ordered it for two but could have split one order. Don’t pass it up.

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  19. Suelou

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We celebrated our anniversary with a first time visit to La Boca. The food was very good with excellent portions. At first the service was great. We ordered wine, our server timed our first two choices well. But by the time we finished those I wanted another glass of wine as we were waiting for for my third choice. The server finally came but I had to tell him about my third choice(he covered well but obviously had forgotten) My husband asked for the desert menu. Meanwhile I did get another glass of belated wine, my third offering finally showed but the desert menu was forgotten about. By that time we just thought “forget it,let’s just get the bill”. Some sort of breakdown happened between start and finish. There was about a 25’ period where we were just sitting there waiting to be served. This is a very small place and we were easily in view. Maybe the server got overwhelmed. By the time we checked out there was no “thanks for coming in” or “happy anniversary” (they ask on the app if it is a special occasion) Unfortunately it left us with a feeling of not really wanting to go back despite the good food.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely environment, fabulous food, kind and generous service!

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  21. Antonio

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent, but the service was poor. The server had no sense of pacing for the 4 course tasting menu. After the first course there was a 45 minute gap before the next course arrived, which was actually the 3rd course. The second course then arrived after that out of order. No check in or explanation from our server as we watched all of the other tables receiving plate after plate. When the second course finally arrived after we had to track down our server and inquire he blamed it on the kitchen, usually the first sign of a bad server, and not up to the usual level of great service we have had at La Boca.

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  22. SMSH

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were outstanding!! Loved everything we had. We’d go back in a heartbeat!!

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  23. Appetips

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Busy Valentine’s Day for Ls Boca, but that didn’t impact any aspect of our meal. We arrived a bit early but were seated right away. I can’t say enough good things about our server, Sawyer. He steered us toward just the right tapas to precede our paella, and recommended the paella for 1 vs. 2 to avoid waste, which was SO appreciated. He had the perfect paining in mind to complement our meal, and his dessert recommendation - the Gateau Basque - was a wonderful way to end an absolutely stunning meal.

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  24. BigBlue

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, beautifully prepared, and served by well trained and informed staff. An expensive night out, but it is our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe.

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  25. PatrickY

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for tapas. Lots of wine choices. Had a bunch of questions about the menu and our server was knowledgeable and helpful.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice evening with live guitar music. Food always excellent. Great wine list of Spanish wines and sherries.

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  27. Mike

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent creative dishes. Super wine choices. One of our favorite restaurants.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was excellent! Our server was so kind, did not rush us and you could tell he really cared about our experience. A don’t miss in Santa Fe!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and amazing ambience! Would definitely visit again !

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  30. bnp4food

    Denver

    132 reviews

    4.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A pleasant tapas experience. We had fried manchego, serrano ham, seared tuna, mussels, shrimp, and lamb meatballs. All were good. Cheese and ham our favs, lamb least fav. Only improvement opportunity is that the sauces that were served with the tuna, mussels, shrimp and lamb were all very similar in flavor profile. Staff were competent.

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  31. Foxcroft114

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second visit to La Boca, and as delightful as the first. Excellent choices of tapas and sherry as recommended by our server.

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  32. Jeremiah

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In over 15 years of eating Chef James food, we have never been disappointed!!!

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  33. SusanR

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. We started with wine and a couple of tapas and then ordered a classic paella to share. We topped it off with a gateau Basque.

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  34. AaronP

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived before our reservation and were sat immediately. As this was our first time in, the server was very helpful in explaining some of the dishes we were interested in. The food and cocktails were outstanding. Very friendly and helpful staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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  35. KevinJ

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very enjoyable dinner. Online reservation service was easy to navigate and worked. Our table was a little close to another but it was not unpleasant. Our server was knowledgable, helpful and attentive. We had a cocktail that was almost for the first time maybe worth $18. Spanish dirty vodka martini. The gin cucumber martini was excellent. A shared cup of mushroom soup was a great spicy creamy effort with definable mushrooms. Goat cheese Al Horno to be spread on light crostini was excellant but was enough of one note to take half home. Seared yellow tuna with a medley of vegetables on top was good but I thought the tuna was a bit overwhelmed by the topping although that was good on its own. Flatiron steak sliced thin was portioned just right to round out our meal. We did finish with the recommended Gateau Basque, not too sweet. El Anden tempranillo perfectly complimented the meal. Subtotal $190.

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  36. MakiY

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Boca is one of my favorite places to eat. They serve great Spanish dishes and have a nice variety to share Tapas style.

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  37. Faith

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I had the vegetarian paella for two-- delicious! and generous portions-- we had to bring some home to enjoy another meal later! Our server was pleasant and attentive. We'll definitely come back to try more items from the menu.

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  38. Klmark

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, excellent waitstaff, perfect wine pairing suggestion.

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  39. foodrev2

    Querétaro

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful tapas and wine selection, fun atmosphere, attentive service. A great evening, thank you!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    There are two locations which was unknown to us. When we finally got to the right location for our reservation, the lead hostess was rude. Our server was wonderful. It is more of a group vibe in my opinion. Worth trying if you have never been there.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

La Boca - Santa Fe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 982-3433.

La Boca - Santa Fe is rated 4.8 stars by 4923 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 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Boca - Santa Fe

72 West Marcy Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lincoln
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Fe
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Downtown Santa Fe meters are enforced Monday through Saturday from 8am - 6pm. Residents and visitors may also park at the Santa Fe Convention Center (there may be a charge), the entrance is on Federal Plaza across from the Federal Post Office. La Boca does not validate parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    James Campbell Caruso
  • Entertainment
    Check out our Facebook page for most up to date information regarding events and entertainment. We offer live music in our Taberna dining room.
  • Additional
    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (505) 982-3433
  • Catering
    We happily offer full service catering to your home, business or gallery! We specialize in tapas platters, Spanish meat and cheese boards, and paella parties. Please inquire at labocasantafe.com and we will be in touch with availability!
  • Private party facilities
    We offer our beautiful Taberna dining room and patio for private or semi private events. Please inquire at labocasantafe.com and we will be in touch with availability!
  • Private party contact
    Sarah Mohr: (505) 982-3433
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