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Permanently Closed - Tabla de Los Santos

4.2
462 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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This restaurant is permanently closed. At Tabla de Los Santos it is our mission to offer Contemporary American Cuisine of the highest quality with a focus on seasonal flavors. We strive to acquire organically grown ingredients for our creations including the freshest fruits and produce from local Santa Fe and New Mexican Farms.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
8:00 am - 1:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
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Phone number
(505) 992-6354
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Water Street
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Parking details
There is street meter parking as well as a public parking lot across the street.
Additional
Beer, Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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4.0
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2.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was the occasion. Food was cold, service mediocre, and expensive, especially since a 23% gratuity was added. Won’t be back.

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2.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Restaurant is cozy, spacious and good for group meetings and lunches. Menu is limited but the food is good.

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

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 .

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4.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent value, great service and very good food. A hidden gem.

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2.0Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on August 5, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on July 26, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

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!!

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on June 4, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Had a delicious Easter brunch here. Sat outside on the patio and it was absolutely amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

All was excellent. Our waiter Zack was very attentive and brunch was delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Food & Service were very good. Enjoyed having a mix of regular food with a twist and not having over the top entrees to select. Value was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2017

Enjoyed every aspect of our meal here. It was our second trip and just as good or better than first.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2017

Food was interesting and well prepared. The room is a bit noisy simply because of the wooden floors and lack of any sound-deadening decor. I would have rated this much higher but the young woman who waited on us seemed quite untrained and really destroyed our enjoyment of the meal. She was much more interested in chatting with the people at our table than serving us. So when she pouted the wine, she poured three of the four of us, and then stopped to chat about herself, leaving the person with no wine trying to get her attention. The same thing happened when she cleared starter plates. She cleared three, though all four of you were finished. That meant one person had to sit looking at their dirty plate in the interlude before the mains came---and that person's main was set down awkwardly while she tried to get at the dirty starter plate. The server spoke so softly we could not hear her, even when we informed her that one of us was hard of hearing and asked her to speak up. It really ruined the meal for what was to be a celebratory dinner. A restaurant that pretends to be fine dining needs better wait staff.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Trout dinner was exceptional! Don't miss the blackberry cobbler.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Wonderful dinning experience. Food, atmosphere and service exceeded our expectations. The restaurant is in the beautiful historic St Francis hotel but is privately owned. The owner was on site and even made my husband the best Bloody Mary he ever had. The food was outstanding and healthy, wild caught salmon perfectly prepared, outstanding organic chicken dish. We will be back on one of our frequent visits to Santa Fe!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2017

We dined here on a vacation day in Santa Fe and enjoyed it. Very good quality and well-prepared.

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2017

Disappointing at best. Three tables full during Spring break week.
That should have been the clue.
No southwestern menu items. Dinner; salmon, ordinary.
Duck came to table raw/rare. Asked to cook a but more.
Then it was over done and tough. Fatty and tasteless.
At least they didn't charge for that entree.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2017

Excellent food and service. Nice selection for Restaurant Week and an excellent value.
Ambience is very pleasant. Lovely room with fireplace. Great for quiet conversation.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2017

We were there for restaurant week. Good menu selection. Good wine by the glass choice and and a healthy pour. Great Dinner bowls. We would return.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2017

Our meal at Table de los Santos was very good. We were there for Restaurant Week in Santa Fe and for $12.95 you got a great appetizer and entrée. I will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2017

I think this restaurant is very understated. It is truly one of the best in Santa Fe!!!! The food is awesome and the chef and his wife are absolutely the BEST!!!!! Servers were very good and attentive!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2017

Enjoy the ambiance, the food, and the service was great! Go!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2017

Delicious, perfect amount of food. Warm, hospitable service. We'll be back!

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2017

My wife and I came here for a late breakfast/early lunch during restaurant week. The restaurant was pretty. The service was great. The food was really tasty: I had the chicken enchiladas with green chile and it was really good. Also had the corn chowder, which was delicious. Great location and atmosphere. Will come back

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2017

lovely meal..ryan the server was excellent with customer service and on top of things..we are a flight crew from nj..and eat out all the time...food was good..really pretty restaurant..nice touch with the fireplace..definitely return..

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

This restaurant is a nice addition for outstanding places to dine in Santa Fe! The menu includes something for everyone. A well trained waitstaff makes sure that service is professional but also fun!

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2017

A birthday dinner for spouse and dear friend who have similar birth dates. Two orders of filet mignon, one salmon, and one duck. Everyone was very pleased. All entrees were cooked exactly as ordered and were simply outstanding. The sides included with the entrees were perfect complements. The ambiance is historic and quiet; very open. Easy parking across the street; not always a given in Santa Fe near the plaza. Truly an enjoyable experience.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2017

Second time visiting Santa Fe, and it just keeps getting better. We decided to make reservations at Tabla de Los Santos, and we're happy we did.
We arrived a bit early and decided to sit at the Secreto Bar which is in the same property. We ordered the crispy quail, and a cocktail each. The quail was outstanding...incredibly crisp and succulent laying on a bed of collard greens and bacon. Was a great starter with our drinks. Dinner was excellent as well...rack of lamb and the pork chop was ordered by us. Both done to tender perfection. The plate with the pork chop was served with more greens and beets along with a manchego and potato gratin. The rack of lamb was served with a requested side of asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes. The service was amazing. Very knowledgeable staff, very attentive. We loved this place! Worth your time and money. Fantastic :)

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2017

Great place to go for brunch on a Sunday. The location of the restaurant is perfect for sitting down next to a window, watching the world go by and enjoying perfectly prepared food. I would recommend the Steak and Egg Arepas. The steak was perfectly done and the eggs were cooked to my liking. My dining partner ordered the breakfast burrito and he enjoyed it. Next time I'm in Santa Fe, I would like to go back to try their dinner menu. Our server was attentive without being annoying which is always a bonus!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Just a wonderful experience, food, as always was terrific

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