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La Plazuela at La Fonda

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Downtown
American, Mexican, Continental
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100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Old Santa Fe Trail)
(505) 982-5511
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 501
    Excellent
  • 264
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, great ambiance

Very good traditional and innovative dishes. The service was also great - friendly, helpful and prompt.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
CZTHOMPSON
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Greenfield, Indiana
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Greenfield, Indiana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Very good traditional and innovative dishes. The service was also great - friendly, helpful and prompt.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had both dinner and breakfast in this lovely room. We eat there once on every trip because the room has so much original style and very good food. We noticed that La Plazuela had been redecorated but that all the touches we enjoy so much have been retained from the hand-painted windows to the fabulous portraits done by a... More 

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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132 reviews 132 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed at the La Fonda over the weekend and thankfully booked a breakfast for 2 for a paltry $15 more a night for $30 plus of food! What a deal. Try the trout, an extremely hard fish to keep moist under the broiler (they did). Also the benedict is great and all of their egg dishes. Great service, excellent... More 

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Urbana, Illinois, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Went to this little restaurant for a late lunch. The people are super friendly and the food is great. We got the soup and salad combo and a sandwich. The salad was fresh, the soup was good and the sandwich was one of the best things we ate in Santa Fe. Best of all, it was affordable. So many restaurants... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This restaurant is in the La Fonda hotel right across the street from the town square in Santa Fe. It is one of the best mexican themed restaurants I've eaten in. The atmosphere and the decor were amazing to see and dine in. The servce was very very good from the waiter making fresh guacamole right at your table to... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love this place ! Been coming here 45 years! Love the setting and the food is delicious! Service is exceptional!

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Santa Fe NM
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74 reviews 74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We just had another great lunch at La Plazuela. Chicken pot pie and mac and cheese, both were excellent. The service as usual was excellent. If you haven't been to the La Fonda recently, drop by next time you are in town and wander around and ask to see one of the rooms. They have just completed a complete remodel... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The enclosed courtyard is southwestern-style decorated and the service is excellent. The food was delicious and beautifully presented.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

GREAT surroundings, huge atrium with hand carved beams and the Hand Painted Glass in the windows that surround the diners. The story: in the old days artists would paint the glass panels in exchange for the a meal. ON to the meal…….just OK…for the visitor to Santa Fe, the best Norther New Mexican food The emphasis is on Northern…..because Southern... More 

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USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The food and service are great here. My only complaint is that the furniture is gigantic and the chairs are super heavy. The tables are so wide, it's hard to have a conversation. My husband said maybe we should just text each other ha ha. Won't keep us from going back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
    (Old Santa Fe Trail)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (505) 982-5511

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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