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La Plazuela at La Fonda

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Downtown
Mexican, American, 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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 515
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  • 274
    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 23
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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
Fantastic carnitas taco plate

On nearly every trip to Santa Fe, we simply cannot resist going to La Plazuela at La Fonda hotel in the plaza. Despite reading every option on the menu, I continue to select the Carnitas Taco plate and continue to be delighted. The toppings enhance the carnitas which are amazing, slightly crispy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
vu2mel
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Fremont, California
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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Fremont, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

On nearly every trip to Santa Fe, we simply cannot resist going to La Plazuela at La Fonda hotel in the plaza. Despite reading every option on the menu, I continue to select the Carnitas Taco plate and continue to be delighted. The toppings enhance the carnitas which are amazing, slightly crispy on the edges as it should be... while... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Been going to La Plazuela since the 1970's and always an outstanding meal ! Never a problem Service is excellent and attentive

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scarsdale, ny
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89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The" tableside prepared" guacamole is delicious as are their margaritas! The dining room is lovely and the food is good. The menu provides both local favorites as well as the standards.

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British Columbia, Canada
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246 reviews 246 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Ate here because we stayed at the hotel. Good breakfast. My husband ordered the Mexican choices- these were excellent. Also the cornmeal and pine nut pancakes were very tasty. Coffee quite good.

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Aurora, Ontario, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

The restaurants is in a restored indoor courtyard and very beautiful with wood and glass. I had the Roasted Poblano Chili which I didn't love and my friends had the Cashew Burger which they also found disappointing. The service was excellent and I would give this restaurant another chance as the attempt to deliver unique food was admirable and We... More 

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San Francisco, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great looking eating spot inside La Plaza. Chairs and tables are huge and a great place to have a long lunch and dinner while talking with friends. Food was ok, a varied menu of different items. The Torta De Puerco was the best. It's really more of a pulled pork like hamburger with carnitas and caramelized onions, that go really... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had fantastic burritos, the meat was fantastic along with authentic beans. The service was outstanding; prompt and very very friendly. Great atmosphere with high ceilings and southwestern feel.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

The history of Santa Fe is beautifully preserved at The LaFonda. The Harvey House allowed women the opportunity to work off the farm and travel to Santa Fe. The current restaurant is a big cut above that historic place, but the history is a wonderful addition to the atmosphere .

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Brush, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

In one of the West's greatest historic hotels, this dining room cannot be equalled for charm and atmosphere. The food good, not Santa Fe's best, not cheap, not really expensive. This is not where you should start your search for New Mexicos best red sauce or hippest kale and quinoa dish. The service is generally adequate, don't expect to be... More 

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We visited here during Restaurant Week and were surprised to find we could be seated right away. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. The ambiance is one that draws you in immediately and lets you know what a wonderful experience you are about to have. The drinks were perfection and the food was amazing from the guacamole... More 

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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: Mexican, American, 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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