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“Great Food & Hip Vibe”
Review of Taberna - CLOSED

Taberna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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 May 11, 2013

We wandered into Taberna La Boca in Santa Fe for dinner and were treated with excellent food and a great atmosphere. The restaurant isn't big, but the place feels airy and relaxed with modern decor. We had several tapas, including slow-cooked tomatoes on toast, grilled artichoke with goat cheese and mint (although the orange zest was what made it feel fresh & lively), creamy cheese risotto with chives, flavourful patatas bravas, pasta verde with portobellos & spinach, and a great seafood stew with a lovely green broth. They had a great wine list too, and we were surprised that the bill was entirely reasonable. We'd definitely recommend it!

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Thank westielover_TO
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We couldn't get into La Boca, so we were directed to their sister restaurant Taberna. What a lucky find! The staff was welcoming and helpful in navigating the menu.
The tortilla was delicious, as were the short ribs. We had a local draft beer to wash it down.
I could definitely see this place becoming a regular eating place for me if I lived there.

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Thank WhiteRabbit7
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Tried four different tapas (the trout was especially good), and was recommended an excellent Spanish wine. Service was prompt and friendly. Go early (before 6:00), as it fills quickly.

Thank chh11
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

On our first night in Santa Fe, Steve-O, the bartender at our hotel, urged us to visit Taberna La Boca and we are so glad he did. For whatever reason, the only tapas we had eaten before was at a large chain restaurant and they were over priced and awful. What a treat to eat the real thing at Taberna. We sat at the bar which turned out to be lots of fun because our server, Tess, was awesome. We started sampling the tapas sitting on the bar and then we had a Serranitos, Italy's little prosciutto brother from Spain, sandwich and Berenjena Fritas, delicious eggplant delicacies. We had some great wine from their very hip offerings and a Marble Pilsner they have on tap. The hit of the evening though was talking to the multi-talented owner and chef, James Campbell Caruso. Excellent chef, artist and musician. He autographed his very interesting cookbook, Espana for us and suggested we visit The Spanish Table for some of the more obscure ingredients in his book. Taberna alone is worth a return trip to Santa Fe. Thanks, James.

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Thank Hulies
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

After walking around Santa Fe and seeing most of the downtown sites, we stopped into Taberna La Boca for a relaxing and casual lunch of Spanish tapas. The place seems to attract a mix of downtown business/government people, some tourists and others as it is tucked away in the inside courtyard off the main streets. The wine list features many Spanish wines you don't normally see in the States and we each had a glass of a nice crisp Albarino while reviewing the menu. Taberna's versions of strawberry gazpacho, Spanish tortilla, grilled flatiron steak, and omelet with jamon Serrano and Manchego cheese were more than enough but we also tried their Crema Catalana and almond cake desserts. In keeping with the Spanish theme I asked for a cortado (short Spanish coffee) but they hadn't heard of that. However, the friendly staff said they'd ask the chef about it and might add it to the menu in the future.

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1  Thank Dez_and_AJ
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