Thanksgiving dinner was the occasion. Food was cold, service mediocre, and expensive, especially since a 23% gratuity was added. Won’t be back.
Our visit was on Thanksgiving, and we were left feeling quite sad about the holiday meal. While the ambiance was cheerful, and our servers were in good spirits and very nice, the food did not meet expectations. Turkey was good, no argument there. But the stuffing lauded as wild rice stuffing was just hard dry wild rice, not one bit succulent as one would expect. The green bean "casserole" was simply green beans -- no casserole fixings in sight. No cranberry relish of any sort. No rolls with butter. Dessert was okay, but the crust under the fillings of the pie squares was very hard -- it never met the goals of flaky or tender. Our table included folks from 15 to 95, and had both the traditional turkey meals and the alternative of ham. Neither choice of plates filled the bill of as a delicious and festive meal. I guess it is back to cooking at home next year. Sigh.
This used to be our favorite place to dine in Santa Fe. The menu is much smaller and the quality of the food is not the same as it used to be.
Restaurant is cozy, spacious and good for group meetings and lunches. Menu is limited but the food is good.
Have you ever walked into an empty restaurant and wondered if it was empty for a reason? That was my first impression. We walked past a hopping wine bar, a bustling pub called Secreto and then into our dinner spot to complete silence. I’m not sure if everyone knew something we didn’t, but of the three places that shared the lobby of the St. Francis hotel, Tabla de Los Santos was practically deserted. It was nice to watch the passers by through the large windows around the restaurant, and the decor was nice, but it was just strange to be eating all alone in a huge dining space with two packed places down the hall.
The food was OK. My husband had the steak, which was a nice cut and prepared nicely, but nothing particularly memorable. I made a meal of a the butternut squash soup and a salad, neither of which I would recommend. They weren’t bad, but for the $$ of the place, I wasn’t wowed. The highlight was the desserts, which were a cobbler and an almond torte. Both were very good.
I’m not sure I would return, but if I’m in the area, I definitely will check out the two spots next door as they clearly had people coming back for more of their atmospheres.
First visit to Tabla was a year ago in 2016. It was spectacular. Second visit was 10/21/2017 on a Saturday evening. It was a major disappointment. The service was very good. The food was not up to par compared to last year. There is a bread plate on the table but no bread is served. Last year they served a bread basket with an assortment of breads. The menu has shrunk. The Entrees do not feature anything exclusive or high end gourmet items. The lamb chops we ordered were not good quality. They were tough and chewy for medium rare. The wild rice and carrots were very minimal and very undercooked. The crab cake starter was just like a crab salad. The goat cheese salad was just plain salad greens with a few dollops of goat cheese spread. The greens were not fresh, getting old.
A restaurant bill meal that is over $100 should be memorable. It was not the dinner experience we had last year.
The dinner was wonderful & we would go again. We are locals not tourists & enjoyed the people watching.
My complaint is with my Open Table reservation of Oct 3,2017 (#1107356119). I could not comment on the food or ambience because although my reservation was accepted, the restaurant was closed. Please adjust your reservation site as this restaurant is ALWAYS closed on TUESDAYS. Fortunately Santa Fe has many, many great restaurants .
Excellent value, great service and very good food. A hidden gem.
The stuffed sopapilla was no sopapilla at all, just a hunk of fried dough. The 'stuffing' served Bessie the fried dough. The green chile cheeseburger had only a small amount of the green chile. Fries were incompletely cooked and tasted raw. All in all a very disappointing meal.
made reservations in advance for a Saturday evening business meeting, I was called at 3 pm and told that Tabla had arranged a private function and cancelled my reservation for dinner. It was too late to make new arrangements in downtown Santa Fe for Saturday night. Ended up postponing an important business meeting
My girlfriend and I met there for lunch, had not been in a few years. Seemed like a good idea but boy, what a let down. Food is in short, horrible. Hers went back to the kitchen but they still could not get it right the second time. Hers was tomato soup with a so called grilled cheese sandwich, sounds pretty basic and simple right? Well she could not eat it nor did I enjoy my very bland beet salad or blander green chili chicken corn chowder. We were so disappointed and left hungry.
We have both lived in Santa Fe for over twenty five years, we are cooks and appreciate good food. There are other choices in Santa Fe far better than this. We have good restaurants here, but this is not one.
It's okay if all you want is a cute patio in the Plaza area for a glass of wine, otherwise, forget it, eat someplace else.
We had a wonderful experience here!! Our server was super friendly and helpful, and the patio was gorgeous. So peaceful and quiet. but the best part was our meal. We split the cowboy scramble and it. Was. Amazing. Without a doubt, the best meal of our trip. We came back to Secreto for drinks the same night and had wonderful craft cocktails. All of the space is contained in a gorgeous setting. Highly recommend!!
There was hardly any one there at 7pm on a Saturday. Beautiful old dining room. Patio was noisy with a bar next door. Service was very good, though again there was no crowd. Food was good, salads are huge. Buffalo tri tip was very tasty, tender flavorful.
Had previously enjoyed dining outdoors at Tabla de Los Santos but this time service was poor, food average and the noise from Coyote Cantina unbearable. We could hardly carry on a conversation due to the extreme volume of the bar music next door.
Too bad because this is lovely patio spot with good food as a rule.
We've had a few great dinners here but Friday night the whole show was off. They seemed very understaffed. It took forever to get waited on and when the wine came the waiter didn't even open it and pour! One of us waited an additional 15 minutes for a drink.
One salad order never arrived and they were out of some entrees.
The meal was ok but not as good as before. Seemed expensive for what we got.
We loved sitting out on the patio though and will try them again. Just hit a too busy evening.
Our server was terrific. Wine was the best I've ever had and the food was superb. We would recommend it to family and friends and would love to go back sometime.
The food was excellent, and the ambience very good. Fabio the greeter is a treasure and made the experience much more enjoyable. Gave a rose to the spouse which really made the experience stand out.
Two areas for improvement, in a high class restaurant where you are paying these prices for food and service I expect to receive a fresh knife after the appetizer not to be asked to leave the dirty one sitting on the table. Never order an expresso, they do not know how to make one. My "expresso" was a wanted down regular cup of coffee, just awful.
Thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast - no waiting in line for a table and we could hear each other! The food was creative and healthy and locally sourced. Will definitely be going back on future visits.
Had a delicious Easter brunch here. Sat outside on the patio and it was absolutely amazing!
All was excellent. Our waiter Zack was very attentive and brunch was delicious.