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“"Dinner and a Show" Doesn't Do It Justice” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Cantina

La Cantina
Ranked #151 of 556 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Price range: $35 - $45
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Washington
New York, New York, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“"Dinner and a Show" Doesn't Do It Justice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

We ate here last night (literally) and one of my first priorities upon reaching a computer was to head for Tripadvisor and write a review. La Cantina is a tremendous experience: friendly and talented staff alternating between serving up broadway show tunes and delicious, reasonably priced food and innovative cocktails. It's a true team effort (both the song and the service), and the atmosphere is wonderfully upbeat.

As for the food, that hit the spot. Everything we tried was good to very good, with the pumpkin corn bisque and seafood sampler probably our two favorites. We will definitely return the next time we're in Santa Fe!

  • Visited October 2012
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7 Thank Dan V
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Amarillo, Texas
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Serenaded and served a delicious dinner in an entertaining atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

We never visit Santa Fe without dining at LA CANTINA. Our delightful wAiters happened to be talented singers who entertain with songs from broadway to movies. The food is delicious and the menu varies from visit to visit. We have never been disappointed.

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11 Thank judyartist
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Fort Worth, Texas
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Entertainment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

The waitstaff also provide the entertainment here and the service suffers; took almost 30 minutes for a starter to arrive at our table then the entrees a bit too soon thereafter. Food was average. Go for the entertainment value but don't expect great food

Visited July 2012
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3 Thank LINDA H
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A gem!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

Excellent roof-top fun at the Cantina!

Thought the menu is pricey, the wait staff is friendly and fun...the food was generous in portion...the drinks were excellent..., and it felt like authentic Sante Fe should feel.

We really enjoyed the nachos and mango margaritas!

  • Visited July 2012
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7 Thank Soni_17
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“WOW!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

What a discovery! I love this place!! We were having happy hour drinks on the patio, when our super friendly bartender suggested La Cantina for dinner. I'm so glad we said yes, and he made the reservations. The food and drinks were great and the entertainment unbelievably good! It was a Tuesday night, so the crowd was small and intimate, and we were treated like one big, happy family! Four drinks, two appetizers, two entrees (Scallops and Salmon) and wonderful music for $90 is not "high priced". And when I requested "If I were a rich man..." from Fiddler on the Roof, the night hit perfection!! We will definitely return on next year's vacation.

  • Visited July 2012
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12 Thank 1st_timer008
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