Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. New Mexico
  4. Santa Fe / Mountains
  5. Santa Fe
Sazon, Santa Fe, NM
Sazon, Santa Fe, NM
Salad - Sazon, Santa Fe, NM
Chef Fernando - Sazon, Santa Fe, NM
Sazon, Santa Fe, NM
Award-winning

Sazon

4.9
4.9
4762 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 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 4,762 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 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

4,762 Reviews
  1. Jeff

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible! Amazingly complex flavors and taste. Don’t miss the chefs soup maybe the best I have ever had!

    Is this helpful?

  2. KathyE

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent waitress and service staff. Food was original and delicious.

    Is this helpful?

  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sazon provides a unique and rewarding dining experience. Be sure not to miss it when visiting Santa Fe.

    Is this helpful?

  4. SukiT

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I was so disappointed by my visit to Sazón! I've tried many times to make reservations and they're pretty reliably booked up. Between that and all the buzz about them I expected an excellent dinner. Instead, what I received had to be sent back because the meat was so tough and dry. You could tell by looking at it that it had been pre-cooked and then reheated for service. The dessert, even their signature dessert, was meh. I will say that their poblano/crab soup was beyond delicious and our server and the manager were very friendly, professional, and they went out of their way to make my experience better after the main course issue. Another disappointment was that the ambience wasn't as good as hoped for what's billed as a high-end restaurant. There were three tables next to mine (one with a large party at it) that had signed up for the multi-course tasting menu. For each course that was brought out a waiter used a booming voice to describe the dish to all three tables at once. Really? Who wants to listen to that?

    Is this helpful?

  5. RobertD

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.

    Is this helpful?

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days 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.

    Is this helpful?

  7. Foodie007c

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 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.

    Is this helpful?

  8. RDSMD

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    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!

    Is this helpful?

  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    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.

    Is this helpful?

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    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!

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Sazon is rated 4.9 stars by 4762 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 38 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
Discover
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo