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“Best Restaurant we found in Sante Fe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Plazuela at La Fonda

La Plazuela at La Fonda
100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
(505) 982-5511
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Ranked #12 of 464 restaurants in Santa Fe
Price range: $20 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Continental
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Old Santa Fe Trail
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant we found in Sante Fe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

After sampling several local restaurants located near La Fonda hotel, this one was still the best by far. Both the breakfast and evening meals were excellent! We ordered many different items from the menu and all were wonderful.

Visited October 2013
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Buda, Texas
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
442 helpful votes 442 helpful votes
“A Class Act Displaying Santa Fe Style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

When I walk into the dining room at La Plazuela, I'm impressed by the Santa Fe atmosphere all around me. It's not a chain restaurant that's identical to all the others everywhere. It's real Santa Fe style that's very pleasant and appealing. And the food is wonderful.
My favorites are the eggs Benedict for breakfast, or for dinner the fajitas plus guacamole made-to-order at the table. And of course, a good margarita :)
Kudos to the La Fonda Hotel and La Plazuela Restaurant for displaying Native American and Spanish heritage in their architectural design, decorating and style.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Excellent ambience and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

First of all, the ambience of this place is great. In the middle of a hotel, it feels like an outdoor plaza. Large fountain in the center, spacious ceiling, hand-painted glass panels all around - very relaxing and warm. The food is very Santa Fe; lots of flavorful (not mouth-blistering) chilis, food prepared well, and a wide variety to choose from. I recommend the "christmas peppers" (combo of red and green chilis). There is a very well-chosen wine list that should have a selection for any taste. Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Montrose, Colorado
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a beautiful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This restaurant is located in the LaFonda Hotel in what was formally a patio. We've eaten breakfast and dinner here, and the food is excellent. Great New Mexican fare. Service is fast. We didn't have to wait, even though we didn't have reservations.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Fabulous Thanksgiving dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Our party of four ate Thanksgiving dinner at La Plazuela. The atmosphere was very pleasant. La Fonda, where La Plazuela is located, has recently been removated and the restaurant looks better than ever. The service was very good as was the wine. The special that evening was, of course, roast turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, butternut squash, puréed sweet potatoes, cranberry-orange relish, stuffing and green beans with pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream for dessert. It was all excellent. We wanted the ala carte dinner served after 5:00 since our meal was $25 vs the $50 per person price of the Thanksgiving buffet earlier in the day. We were very satisfied with our traditional turkey dinner.

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