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“Great service!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Casa Sena

La Casa Sena
125 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
505-988-9232
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Ranked #68 of 473 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Washington
Pittsburgh
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great service!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Quaint environment. Would love to visit again when warmer outside. Courtyard looked lovely. Server made the experience extra delightful. Must try the mussels in curry base!

Visited March 2013
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Wolfe City, Texas, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Beautiful outdoor patio dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

This restaurant had enclosed patio dining and the food and drinks were spot on and the service was very competent .

We had the BLTA and the chicken sandwich. Both were presented beautifully with yummy sweet potato fries. The margaritas were made with fresh lime juice.

The patio is also pet friendly. It was a wonderful lunch experience. This is Santa Fe at it's best.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Loved the enchiladas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

On our recent visit to Santa Fe we tried so many restaurants but this was my favorite. The food was so delicious and the prices were very reasonable. I recommend.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mount Shasta, Ca.
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Black Bean Soup!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This restaurant, with its great courtyard seating, is surrounded by old shops. This is another place I go for lunch, or dinner. Great food. Try the Black Bean Soup! Yum!

Visited April 2012
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“FIrst visit in a couple of years really disappointed me”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

La Casa Sena has always been one of my favorite fine dining experiences in Santa Fe, but I am afraid that management decisions and/or the economy have changed that. They used to have a great menu, including their famous trout in adobe. Now, the menu is really reduced, and the chef seems to have lost focus. The menu included one steak (hanger), two seafood dishes (salmon and scallops), and included such other fine dining dishes as a green chili cheeseburger. I felt like this would be more what I would expect in the cantina. My wife had the salmon, which was well prepared and fresh-tasting, but the plating was overcome by having way too many moving parts, with flavors that seemed to be from different parts of the culinary world. I had the hanger steak, which was cooked a little beyond my requested medium rare, but tolerable. I found the mashed potatoes stuffing the relleno pretty insipid, although to be fair my wife liked them more than I. The lemon creme brûlée was very good, as was the glass of tokaji that accompanied it. The wine list is still pretty extensive, and they have a very nice selection of wines by the glass, all priced at $10. I can't say that the food was bad, but the more ambitious dishes were not well thought out, and the menu was entirely too skimpy for a restaurant that used to have much higher standards. I think many will enjoy it here, but we won't be going back any time soon.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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