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El Meson

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213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1926
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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671 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We are from the New York City area. El Meson was highly rated on TripAdvisor and we enjoyed our meal.The service was attentive and reservations on the weekend were difficult. However, the prices were very high. We had 3 glasses of wine, 8 tapas dishes and a shared desert and our total for two people with tip was over $170.... More 

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New Mexico
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend and I had dinner in the bar at El Meson over the weekend. Service was good, the tapas were delicious and the "by the glass" wines were very well selected. As a wonderful bonus (and the reason to call for reservations in the bar), we listened to a great jazz band. The crowd was mostly locals - more... More 

1 Thank janbann
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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137 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is primarily a tapas style menu, with a few formal entres, though they can do an “entre size” of many of the tapas items. Spanish/Mediterranean flavors with creative flair. The menu is comprehensive, and there’s something for everyone to like. We would definitely go back! Music in the bar area.

2 Thank CCRiderLLC
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great tapas and the best gazpacho ever!! Great music Although loud ....don't plan conversations! Service is very good.

1 Thank jody26good
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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159 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Eggplant Fries drizzled with Cane Syrup and saffron and the crab croquettes, both of which were delicious. The wine selection by the glass is pretty wide and Jamal will fix you a great cocktail. The jazz band playing on July 30, the date of my visit, was a great pleasure to listen to. Being from out-of-town, I... More 

San Diego, Ca
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we went on tuesday night for the local dancing . so fun and the tapas were great. The wine was great to. service was fast and our waitress was pleasant. A must while in santa fe. so fun

3 Thank dianer01
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Meson, over the years, has consistently served outstanding food at a reasonable price. The "classical cuisine of Spain" features some wonderful tapas. Recently, we ordered padron peppers which had a very full taste for such a small pepper, champions reline which were absolutely delicious ( the best stuffed mushrooms I have ever eaten) and flan naranja which was a... More 

2 Thank Peter R
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun place to go. We went on a Tuesday night and sat in the bar and had tapas while watching the tango dancers. The tapas were good but I've had better and didn't think they were a very good value for the money. Most of the portions were quite small and we were not full when we... More 

2 Thank jmshed
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we visited El Meson, we were able to sit in the bar with our twelve-year-old daughter for the flamenco show. It was amazing! I felt like we were in Spain! We were late making reservations so got the only seats left that were at a bar facing the wall. It sounded awful, but the woman helping us with our... More 

1 Thank myaria2000
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My review is actually about Chispa, the nightclub/tapas bar inside El Meson. This is the best room in Santa Fe in which to hear music. The tapas are superb, always fresh and expertly seasoned, and the drinks (beer, wine, full bar) are generously poured and graciously served. To be able to experience these amenities and simultaneously hear some of the... More 

1 Thank Rose798

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $30
Spanish, Mediterranean
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1926
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 5059836756

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?