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Located on the second floor of the Southwest corner of the Historic Santa Fe Plaza the Thunderbird Bar and Grill offers spectacular views of the Plaza, Palace of Governors and the Basilica Cathedral. Enjoy a wide variety of appetizers, soups, salads, steaks, fajitas, seafood, prime beef burgers and traditional Northern New Mexican cuisine. Enjoy one of our 20 draft beers, 40 bottled beers and over 100 Tequilas. Our famous Margaritas are the best on the Plaza made with fresh squeezed lime juice and for you Bloody Mary lovers our Bacon Bloody Mary is famous around the world.
PRICE RANGE
$3 - $29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Southwestern, Mexican, American, Bar
FEATURES
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 26, 2020

We had dinner here which was delicious but we were seated next to the piano player and had a hard time hearing what the conversation was.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

First timer...good food, drinks and atmosphere. A little pricier than I would have liked, but I did get good service.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 14, 2020

We had standard mexican food and pop but staff was very good, chips and queso was good and it was fun watching the plaza activity from a second floor balcony. might try during the evening too

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

The atmosphere and service were very good. This was a perfect place to take a break from shopping and sightseeing in Santa Fe.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

Service with Noel was great. There were plenty of options for food but we thought the food was average. We did really enjoy the scalloped potatoes with green chilies. We sat inside the 2nd floor restaurant next to the kitchen. There is a large bar...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

Everyone walked away happy. The legend regarding the quality and taste of the shrimp appetizer were true though I can also unequivocally state that the pork stew was fantastic. Great views outside but not many tables available outside. IPA selection was impressive as well.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

I enjoyed lunch here at Thunderbird, I had the pulled pork sandwich, and we had the guacamole appetizer. It was all good, and we enjoyed the quiet atmosphere of the restaurant. It wasn't spectacular and didn't necessarily stand out from the crowd of Santa Fe...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 31, 2020

Stopped in on a cold January night to a warm greating and a nice table. It took the waitperson a little little bit to warm up to us, but we soon had her laughing as we were served up our beverages and meal. Didn't find...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020

Our concierge at the Inn of the Anasazi recommended this location for lunch, so we had very high expectations. Unfortunately, the recommendation did not match up with our experience. The food was not satisfactory ... mini burger appetizer was order well done and it was...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 31, 2019

Service took way too long and the food was just mediocre at best. But location is good (right on the Plaza) and there was no wait.

Date of visit: December 2019
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megand207
May 14, 2016|
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Response from ragalligan | Property representative |
Hi, This is Rick from the Thunderbird,,,and Yes we can accommodate your vegetarian appetite with a variety of options. Just let your server know. We will customize as well if needed. Please ask for me so I can say... More
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karl s
May 24, 2015|
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Response from thelimpingtiger | Reviewed this property |
We did not have any problems being "white" here. The service was prompt out on the deck overlooking the plaza. We really enjoyed the food and the people.
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