Las Fuentes Restaurant & Bar is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico and prides itself on serving great food in a classy and relaxed atmosphere. You will step inside to see white tablecloths, wooden chairs and hanging chandeliers that catch the eye. Las Fuentes Restaurant & Bar is family friendly and offers a full bar for the adults in the party.
The menu at Las Fuentes Restaurant & Bar has various dishes to try. Start with a ranchero chicken fajita quesadilla or Tijuana red pepper Caesar salad. For those concerned with eating healthy, you will likely enjoy the fire grilled chicken ranch wrap or organic mixed green salad. There are also many specialties and an assortment of desserts.
The menu on OpenTable does not match that of the restaurant itself. In fact nothing in the building references Las Fuentes at all! The person who seated us seemed somewhat baffled by the mention of Las Fuentes!
We want to support the new Executive Chef, Tom Kerpon, so we made lunch reservations on a beautiful late summer day. We hoped to dine on the lovely patio but were very disappointed to learn they have only TWO umbrellas on the entire patio for the twenty tables. Shade was impossible to fine so we dined inside. The service was okay and the food was yummy but it was not the experience we had hoped for. I would urge the management to purchase some shade umbrellas in support of your new Executive Chef and your diners. (You might check with The Compound. They have some great new umbrellas that make a world of difference for pleasurable outdoor dining.)
Ate outside for dinner on the terrace which faces west. Why would such a large space have only two umbrellas to block the afternoon sun? The service was non-existent as diners flagged down anyone walking by to get menus, water, silverware, etc. Too bad no one in the kitchen or our server had sampled the food and so he could not provide any guidance. The fried tempura tamale appetizer was shiny with grease. The short ribs were fatty. The wedge salad, with a sprinkling of tomatoes and bacon, did not warrant the price. Drinks and wines were served in inappropriate glasses, the margarita in something not much bigger than a shot glass In all honesty, the only highlight of the meal was the goat butter with the bread.
We enjoyed our dining experience. We like coming here for special occasions. The food is great and the service is even better. The ambience is outstanding. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
The hostess got us seated, after a bit of confusion...I don't think the hostess was too on top if thing. We didn't get waited on very quickly, but since we were visiting it was fine. Eventually Violette asked us if we were doing ok and I said we hadn't been waited on yet and oh my goodness!!! She took over immediately and provided one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. Kudos to this Mazi g server!! We would definitely go back again when staying in the area. Excellent food, beautiful atmosphere and a server who took charge and was totally customer service orientated.
We enjoyed outdoor dining. It wasn't crowded, the service was friendly and efficient. The "catch of the day" was a generous portion and presented with very satisfying side dishes. We would return if we could enjoy the outdoor dining.
The ambience of the restaurant is incredible especially sitting outside on the elevated patio deck. The scenic mountains and green pines were very relaxing. The service was incredible and the food was very delicious and original. I especially recommend the buffalo short ribs for dinner. My wife and I shared 3 dinners, 2 lunches, and 2 breakfasts there over 3 days. Each time the service and food was consistently outstanding.
This was a repeat visit for Sunday brunch. The food was not as appetizing on our return visit. In addition, the service was poor. Unfortunately, we had the same waiter, - (an older woman), - on both occasions. She was aloof and unfriendly and provided no service throughout the entire meal. We had to ask for coffee and juice. She never returned to refill beverages or ask if we needed anything. This woman is killing your business. I will think twice before returning for brunch or any other meal.
My husband and I recently had dinner at Las Fuentes. The service was attentive but not interfering, the outdoor setting was enchanting, and the meal was expertly prepared. I enjoyed the bison short ribs in adobo sauce with the sweet potato gratin, and my husband enjoyed the beef tenderloin. Both meals were delicious! We have visited this restaurant twice, and wouldn't hesitate it to anyone celebrating a special occasion or as a pre-opera meal.
An excellent out of town dining spot. Great food, full bar, and quite atmosphere, with Spanish style charm. A must try.
We went due to the New Mexico resident special, app, main, dessert for $34. Excellent food value. Meal was uneven. Apps were very good, closer to a 5 than a 4. My wife's salmon was slightly over cooked, probably due to its having been baked, held (my guess) and then finished. My rabbit pot pie was flavorful. The sides on the pot pie were just that, they sat on the plate and weren't integrated into the main or even its presentation. Desserts were OK.
Bar was very good, the bartender made my wife a vesper which she loved.
Half hour wait. Given free chips and salsa. No waiter for 35 minutes. Asked two busboys to send a waiter over. She was a no show. Had to go to bar to get cocktail which bartender delivered to our table. Waitress shows up after and takes our order.
Food was a c minus. The buffalo short ribs were chewy and over sauced.
This was a bad display and poor attempt all the way around
Made reservations 3 weeks ahead through open table. Called restaurant day of reservation to confirm and they said everything was good to go. When we arrived we had to wait half an hour after our reservation time due to the fact there was a group party. The staff made a good gesture and gave us champagne while we waited. However they had seating in bar only and it was very loud from the large group they had. Again the service and food was good and they gave us a bottle of wine on the house. But not an enjoyable way to spend our anniversary. Wish we would have known about the large group that was there that night.
This is a favorite place and we always take our of town guest who end up loving it too.
Any three course meal for only $34, with no add ons, for New Mexico residents is a fantastic deal, in addition to the great food.