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El Meson

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213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1926
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 15
  • 5
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
High class restaurant!

Really great restaurant! We enjoyed every single moment there! Everything was with a style! Only would like to know that we ate GMO free food, especially knowing that the prices are a bit higher.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Milan L
Villach, Austria
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Business meetings
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Villach, Austria
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155 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really great restaurant! We enjoyed every single moment there! Everything was with a style! Only would like to know that we ate GMO free food, especially knowing that the prices are a bit higher.

1 Thank Milan L
Saint Augustine, Florida
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177 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place!!! We went for dinner two of the five nights in Santa Fe last month. The service was fantastic, the tapas were out of this world good and where else can you find Jamon Iberico??? Can't wait to go back!

2 Thank Jeff S
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food. Great atmosphere. Fun people. And, a good place to dance tango. The wait staff and the guests were all very friendly. I had a great time dancing and getting to know people in Santa Fe. It is near the center of the city. But, there is parking and its easy to get to.

1 Thank rlau2014
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hearing that Santa Fe is known for its food and trying to choose among the huge selection, my husband and I was lured by the thought of paella. We were not disappointed. The waiter helped us choose a bottle of wine from the large wine menu and also helped us choose the type of paella. We had the traditional with... More 

2 Thank Stacey G
West Linn
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We shared tapas among the four of us. It was good, but in my view, overpriced. The tables are necessarily small, but that makes sharing tapas a real challenge. The wine was a bit expensive, again, that's my view. I know that wine in restaurants has a big markup, and that's OK, but the pour was very small. They have... More 

1 Thank Mike L
Providence, Rhode Island
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed this Tapas restaurant. Food was delish, lots of items to choose from, wine list very good, and a lively atmosphere. Worth a try if you are visiting,

2 Thank Sandyarnie
southwest usa
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know this is a constant .. People choose the bar and stage or the dining room.. However when you are in the bar the music should not be so loud you can't think or politely chat.. The Jazz Saturday with pat Malone and group was pretty good but we frankly had to go to the dining room to remain... More 

Thank dfz-cc
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited twice--once for tapas in the bar area with wonderful Brazilian music with Max Hatt and Edda Glass. Service was welcoming, all tapas were very good and the ambiance was just right. Returning for dinner with a larger group we ate in the main dining room and had another excellent meal of tapas.

3 Thank David F
Indianapolis, Indiana
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94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Santa Fe, we found El Meson and savored the thought of eating there on our last night. What an amazing paella feast we had! Delicious and a delight for all the senses as it was presented at our table. We chose the PAELLA DE MARISCOS...seafood paella but there was also the mixed blend of meats and seafood as... More 

2 Thank Cr8joy
Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by this restaurant to try something a bit different. The bar area was crowded but it looked like the dining room was almost empty. The hostess treated us like we were bums off the street. She kept us waiting at least 15 minutes "doing us a big favor" by trying to find us a table. She sat us... More 

5 Thank Adam I

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1926
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 5059836756

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?