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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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Karlsruhe, Germany
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166 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this place! Our server was perfect, friendly, attentive and he gave us good recommendations. All we had was delicious, even the desserts. Will definitely come back again!

2 Thank Anja H
Sacramento, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

El Meson has a nice ambience, great service and delicious food. We had several tapas and split a salad. All were delicious. The bill was under $60 with drinks. I highly recommend this restaurant. I'm still thinking about the meal. We ate in the dining room. The bar also has seating for meals and live music.

Thank KateZL
Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great jazx music, excellent bartender Jamal.He makes great cocktails.great tapas loved the stuffed mushrooms, calamari also big hit

3 Thank Miriam K
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our favorite restaurant during our trip to Santa Fe, and we found that Santa Fe had a lot of excellent restaurants. We went on a Friday evening and opted to sit at the bar. We were SO glad we chose the bar side of the restaurant because they had the best jazz band playing that night. The bartender... More 

2 Thank skigirlnh
Perth, Australia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Having only been in New Mexico for a few days and new to American southern style cuisine we were a little weary in booking a restaurant. Meals we have had so far we laden with beans, chilli, and cheese. This restaurant was a very pleasant surprise. The food was very authentic tapas and beautifully cooked and presented. The wine list... More 

1 Thank Mike O
Richardson, Texas
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122 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far, we had the best Server. He was so patient as we were traveling with a 9 month old and this is a very nice restaurant. We went for tapas and desert arriving as they opened for dinner. We had a lovely time and when it was time to leave, it was pouring rain.....they let our driver pull right... More 

2 Thank fromtex
Maryville, Illinois
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 8:00 reservations. There was tango dancing going on in the bar but we elected to eat in the restaurant part - less noisy. Seating was prompt, tapas selection was quite large with some daily specials plus several different kinds of paella for either 2 or groups. Spanish wine selection was also very good and reasonable (for a restaurant).... More 

3 Thank wlb01
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Meson was quite a pleasant for us, two couples, visiting Santa Fe. The food was good and legitimately Spanish beyond expectations. The entertainment, a guitar player, while we dined was good. We suggest doing as we did, and they do in Spain, and enjoyed so much, We ordered three rounds of tapa. Each person ordered one tapa for the... More 

Thank pedoselle
Kalispell, Montana
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped there for Tappas and wine so can't say much about the main menu. The Tappa selection was impressive. We had a special green chili dish ( hatch chili season) and the steamed mussels. Both were excellent and reasonably priced. The wine selection was good. Spanish wines $8-$12. The service we impeccable.

1 Thank Domenic G
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is in a nice location and have a decent selection of tapas options. The service was very friendly. They also have a separate bar section where flamenco and live music is performed.

1 Thank Restless_Explorer

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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, Gluten Free Options, Mediterranean
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
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?