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Taberna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Taberna is introducing Nuevo Latino Cuisine in tapa form! Nuevo Latino is a fresh, modern approach to cooking the New World Flavors of the Americas. The cuisine borrows ideas and ingredients from the diverse and delicious Latino cultures of North, South and Central Americas.
Reviewed February 20, 2013

My husband and I ate at Taberna La Boca twice during a four night stay in Santa Fe. The food was delicious. I've never had tapas that were so good. The flavors were complex, yet clean and perfectly balanced. We would return every night if we could!

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We have traveled throughout Spain, love the food, and this is the first place we have found where we thought the food was really authentically Spanish, not an American re-creation of tapas, which is typically the case. Food was excellent in flavor and portions were very generous - plenty to share. The restaurant is small and cozy. Service was excellent. We loved it and will definitely return.

Thank dls515
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Busy little place, and for good reason. The tapas are the most flavorful and diverse, and the wines are excellent. A must-have is the "beets in pomegranate molasses." I loved the goat cheese and cherry tart for dessert and my husband loved the flourless walnut cake. An added bonus was the very talented guitar duo that played right next to us, but they weren't loud -- I don't know how they did that. Don't miss this place.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Last night our group of three couples dined at La Taberna. We ordered a wide variety of tapas and two nice bottles of wine. Most of the dishes were ones we would order again, with two exceptions: the penne pasta was tasteless (I think someone forgot to add salt) and the fried eggplant was listless and good only as a vehicle for scooping up an excellent romanesco-type sauce with which it was served. For these reasons, we would go again, but not when there is live accordion music (so loud we could hardly think, much less carry on a conversation) and we would specifically ask for a table served by a different waiter. Our waiter must have been at the expresso bar all afternoon, he was so hyped up. His hand motions as he was taking the orders were most distracting and at one point, I thought he was going to hit me in the face he was flailing about so much. He placed the wine glasses at each end of the table, about 1/2 inch from the edge rather than at the top of each diner's knife and involved himself entirely too much in our conversation by frequently interrupting us to see if our food "tastes good." Good service is inconspicuous, not overly intrusive as he was. Additionally when the plates were grabbed away, generally as soon as one laid down a fork rather than waiting for all to finish, the server put the dirty silverware on the bare table rather than give us new silver. That should never be done, even when there is a protective placemat or tablecloth...talk about sanitation.....James Campbell Caruso is an excellent, inventive chef, even if his favorite ingredient is oil,and if he would just train his staff and lower the music volume, this restaurant would be much higher on our list, a list which friends visiting Santa Fe frequently request.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Given Boca's reputation, we tried La Taberna. Very simply, do not go. Poor service, no one is in the kitchen, cheap shot and overpriced for what they are only trying to do.

5  Thank haciendado
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