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Thunderbird Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$, Mexican, American
50 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2004
+1 505-490-6550
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
Southwestern, Mexican, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2004
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good location, stopped in while exploring the Sante Fe Plaza. Nice place to have a beer and watch a game sitting at the bar. Burger is okay, sweet potato fries were very good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 104wades
Reviewed 5 days ago

Above the plaza on a snowy day, this was the right place for a tex/mex mix. OK margaritas, salsa choices with tortillas, nice guac. Cosy atmosphere and a superb wait staff on the porch! (be sure to dine there!!!)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank George M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to eat Friday night and our waitress was very attentive and AMAZING!! But I just can’t believe how one of the cooks (dark skinned) went off on her! He was screaming and giving her a hard time when it was his mistake for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Vanessa627
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service and great food. Great view of the city square. Seating inside and out. Very comfortable atmosphere and great selections.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pattisteve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s a great view from the balcony of the plaza. Loved the green chili stew! The newly renovated restaurant is clean and bright.

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view is really the best thing about this place. Deck is open all year, enclosed and heaters for the winter. Food is regular pub fare with some New Mexican twist, like Mac and cheese with green chili’s, yum. Excellent margaritas. Nachos are a great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank trekkerplanner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is on the second floor and you can see the town plaza from sitting at the bar. The place is nice and spacious, good and quick service at the bar, and food is OK just like any other bars and grill. Nice place...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed November 28, 2018

The Thunderbird Bar and Grill has been closed for the last couple of months undergoing renovations and it is expected to re-open the end of November or early December 2018. Atmosphere is very good especially the outdoor 2nd floor seating area on the balcony. Food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank O9403THmikeb
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We could spend hours (and do) on this open air covered patio. Right on the corner of San Francisco and Lincoln, this upstairs location gives diners a unique view of the entire plaza. At the end of the street is the Loretto Chapel, ground zero...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank dennisjunesr
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We went to try some of the tequillas that were recommended to us. Laurel was excellent and even though she was not a drinker, she told us that she would ask the bartender any questions we had. She did not rush us and she gave...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank djoffino
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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
karl s
May 24, 2015|
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Response from titiger | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2004
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-490-6550
  • E-mail
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.
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