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Sazon, Santa Fe, NM
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Chef Fernando - Sazon, Santa Fe, NM
Sazon, Santa Fe, NM
Sazon, Santa Fe, NM
Award-winning

Sazon

4.8
4.8
4757 Reviews
$50 and over
Latin American
Originally from Mexico City, Chef Fernando Olea, formerly Chef of Epazote, has been enthralling diners in Santa Fe since 1991. Chef Olea creates sophisticated flavors using Old Mexico’s indigenous and culinary traditions alongside ingredients from around the world. His menu is deliberately small, featuring fresh and locally sourced produce and meats when possible.

Nothing evokes the mystery of Mexican cuisine more than mole, a sauce of complex flavors that usually includes toasted and ground spices, seeds, nuts, chocolate and chile. Many mole recipes contain more than thirty ingredients and some recipes have five varieties of chile alone. Chef Olea is delighted to share his moles that include his "New Mexican Mole" that he created to commemorate Santa Fe’s 400 year anniversary in 2009. The large mural in the main dining room, was painted and presented to Chef Olea by Federico Leon De La Vega, a well- known artist from Mexico City.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (505) 983-8604
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Fernando Olea
  • Private party facilities
    We offer customized menus, experienced servers, extraordinary food, and our very own Chef Fernando Olea’s culinary expertise and flair. There can be nothing more perfectly paired! We use organic and sustainable products whenever possible. Our menu celebrates the varied and complex flavors of classic dishes from Mexico City, Oaxaca, Michoacán and Puebla. Chef Olea brings these classic dishes to life with modern and New World techniques thereby imprinting his own distinct signature, or Sazón, into each and every dish. Menu items change with each season and can be customized to fit your needs. We also are happy to embellish the menu with entertainment, florals, linens, and unique décor. For more information: Tel: 505-983-8604 or email: fernando@sazonsantafe.com
  • Award-winning
    1. James Beard Award 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Fe
  • Cross street
    East Alameda Street & Water Street
  • Parking details
    There is self- parking only, but most of the parking near the restaurant is metered. The meters have certain times when they are monitored and when they are not, so please read signs carefully.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Wine

What 4,757 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
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Best Overall

  • New Mexico

    Best Food

  • New Mexico

    Best Service

  • New Mexico

    Best Ambiance

  • New Mexico

    Innovative

  • New Mexico

    Most Booked

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Overall

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Food

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Service

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Value

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Innovative

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

4,757 Reviews
  1. RobertD

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were told that this would be a great dining experience, but it exceeded all expectations. Just a wonderful evening. In particular, the wait staff are incredible and have excellent recommendations. Food of course is excellent -very subtle flavor combinations. One of the other nice things is that we never felt rushed.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner Chef’s soup and moles were delicious. Lots of wonderful dishes on the menu, plus specials of the day. Excellent service.

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  3. Foodie007c

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant w large paintings of the leaders of the Mexican revolution. Service was great as was the food. Only downside was the loud and obnoxious party sitting at the four-top next to us. The stuffed squash blossoms were to die for — absolutely amazing flavor. The sopa de amor was incredibly good and not to be missed. Our waiter was amazing and service was excellent. We’ve been coming to Santa Fe for more than 25 years and can definitely say the Sazon is one of the best restaurants in the city, well deserving of its reputation for delicious and inventive Mexican cuisine. We can’t wait to go back for another meal.

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  4. RDSMD

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Great flavors and some really unique dishes. The cocktails were imaginative and delicious. The service was impeccable. And finally beautiful and unique artwork and ambiance!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The single best meal I’ve had in years. My wife and I had the best date experience. Ambiance was top notch and the food was just an elevated experience on a whole new level.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had, between the service and atmosphere it was incredible. Most importantly, the food was out of this world, highly recommend!

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  7. BarbaraP

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    FABULOUS! Dinner, appetizers and dessert delicious as always. Thank you

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  8. BarbaraS

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience. Food was full of flavor. Attentive service. The chef takes such joy in his cuisine and we all enjoy it!

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  9. RobertJ

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute must when visiting Santa Fe, might be the best southwestern cuisine in the USA

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  10. Sonshaan

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly elevated culinary experience- our waiter Alysia was phenomenal. A treat for the Chef to greet us at our table. And the food quality and complexity was superb

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FAQs

Sazon is rated 4.8 stars by 4757 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 33 times today
Google Map for Sazon

221 Shelby St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. James Beard Award 2022
  • Cross street
    East Alameda Street & Water Street
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Fe
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There is self- parking only, but most of the parking near the restaurant is metered. The meters have certain times when they are monitored and when they are not, so please read signs carefully.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Fernando Olea
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (505) 983-8604
  • Private party facilities
    We offer customized menus, experienced servers, extraordinary food, and our very own Chef Fernando Olea’s culinary expertise and flair. There can be nothing more perfectly paired! We use organic and sustainable products whenever possible. Our menu celebrates the varied and complex flavors of classic dishes from Mexico City, Oaxaca, Michoacán and Puebla. Chef Olea brings these classic dishes to life with modern and New World techniques thereby imprinting his own distinct signature, or Sazón, into each and every dish. Menu items change with each season and can be customized to fit your needs. We also are happy to embellish the menu with entertainment, florals, linens, and unique décor. For more information: Tel: 505-983-8604 or email: fernando@sazonsantafe.com
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