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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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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

While visiting Santa Fe we met a old friend and his wife for drinks and an early dinner. We wanted to also hear the free concert in the Santa Fe plaza, across the street. I called for reservations, but found that they did not take...More

2  Thank MaroonDawg67
Reviewed 2 days ago

we waited for a table, was told we were second in line,, 3 other groups were seated before us,, we ordered finally and my fries were tough and luke warm,, the fajita dinner was also luke warm,, it didnt even come sizzling like it should,,...More

3  Thank jeaneggers
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were seated right away even though it was a very busy Saturday night. My husband ordered the fish tacos, I had the kids cheese quesadillas and our daughter had the kids sliders. I wasn't that hungry but they allowed me to order off the...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed having lunch on this patio terrace overlooking the Square. The food was great and service excellent! Highly recommend.

Thank JoAnne d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb location and service overlooking the Plaza. Love the chips, salsa and tortilla soup. Have also had lighter fare with a grilled chicken salad when trying to "be good" and all were great. In-door dining is also nice when weather, crowds don't permit outdoor. This...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked this location a lot. It’s got a big terrace and a wide selection of drinks and food. All round we were very happy with the service and quality.

Thank mattgarvey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Above average New Mexican cuisine and the atmosphere overlooks the Plaza. The first visit we had Sante Fe Nachos with steak and Margaritas. Both were very good and the wait staff attentive. The next night, there was a wait for outdoor seating, and the hostess...More

Thank MizlizL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant because the restaurant we wanted to go to had been shut for a special event. The starters were absolutely faultless but for main we had the fajitas with beef and it really wasn't anything special. Not terrible but I feel...More

Thank stuck25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is upstairs and overlooks the Plaza, if you can get an outside table on the balcony. We ate inside, and it was very pleasant. The service was very friendly, and the food was good. Portions were large, so we did leave a lot....More

Thank john j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Other then the outside view, I can’t und Rostand the ratings for this restaurant. The quest was bland as to radio e with funny texture. The chicken quesadilla soup cold and filled with canned corn. Even the drinks were tasteless, but the capper was having...More

6  Thank Foodie41653
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Megan D
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
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, 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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