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“Real deal-- fun!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Fiesta Lounge,La Fonda Hotel

La Fiesta Lounge,La Fonda Hotel
100 E San Francisco St, on the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM
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Ranked #81 of 472 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Sarasota, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Real deal-- fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I'm not too big into country music, but this place is fun-- and real country. The margarita's are good, the guacamole is good and the server's are good (always friendly) and the music is good, BUT.... the crowd is great!! Real country western dancing goes on here on the small dance floor. Sooo New Mexico! So fun (and to think all I do is people-watch and drink). Have an open mind-- it is Santa Fe! ;))

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Kalispell, Montana
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198 reviews 198 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
444 helpful votes 444 helpful votes
“Busy And Noisy, But Reliably Open During Holidays.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We always seem to go here as a last resort when other restaurants and bars are closed or fully booked…as during national holidays. For example Thanksgiving of this year. The turkey dinner special was not bad but we had to keep asking for items that were supposed to be included. The cranberry sauce finally came, the bread did not. Getting the waitresses' attention was nearly impossible as they were deep in conversation with each other and the place was noisy. In some respects I can understand the resentment of having to work on a holiday. On the other hand in this economy, they should have been somewhat grateful to have a job to go to.

But they WERE open and later in the evening there was a band. People certainly were enjoying their drinks, which is probably more of an attraction than the food. For food go further down the lobby to the Plazuela, their main restaurant. People watching…priceless.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Safford, Arizona, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“Great drinks and dinner place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

The lounge is where I prefer to drink and eat when staying downtown on the Plaza. The bartenders know their stuff, the place is friendly with folks from all over the world. You can eat at the bar or at a table off the famous Plazuela menu. On Sunday afternoons you may encounter a blues jam session that will keep you around most of the evening. To me, the place says "Santa Fe Original."

Visited March 2013
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Cortez CO
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Cold Food on the Buffet”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

So disappointed in the buffet The food was cold and so was the server. we felt very rushed too.
Just disappointing

Visited December 2013
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Houston
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Cozy bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We had afternoon Kahlua with coffee here one cold day. No one but us was there. Carlos the bartender was friendly. It has an authentic Santa Fe style and looks like it hasn't changed in forty years, which I liked.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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