About La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza
La Plazuela was the hotel’s original 1920s patio and it retains that sunlit Old World charm. Skylights flood the dining room with natural light and handsome carved furnishings, artisanal lighting, and our much-loved hand painted windows create a beautiful, inviting room to gather, to dine and to make memories in. The menu was crafted to showcase old favorites with New World influences and authentic New Mexican cuisine, and our award-winning wine list is exceptional. La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza is Santa Fe’s gathering place. Come dine with us!
Southwest, Mexican / Southwestern, Contemporary Mexican
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am
Old Santa Fe Trail
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza Ratings and Reviews
I was a little disappointed to be seated ...
I was a little disappointed to be seated at the entrance but really wasn't a problem. Great people watching spot. Our food was prompt and very tasty. I had the salmon and my husband had chili rellenos. Personable wait staff.
Outstanding...always great...chef is cre ...
Outstanding...always great...chef is creative and has been a consistent presence for this restaurant for years! In many years, he has never missed in creating a wonderful experience. Staff is well-trained and attentive. Beautiful surroundings.
We had reservations for Thanksgiving din ...
We had reservations for Thanksgiving dinner not realizing that the main buffet was only from 11-3. It had ice sculptures and looked great--wish we would have known. The dinner plate we had was certainly good and filled the need for our Thanksgiving meal. We also had breakfast a couple of times which was very good.
The staff was very accommodating to our ...
The staff was very accommodating to our group of ten. They bWe had a party of ten and were well taken care of. The background noise in the restaurant is very quiet so I was able to easily converse and hear the person across the table from me. This is really unusual at least in my experience with restaurants. The food was fine. And the space is gorgeous. A true delight.
The food was very good and wines are rea ...
The food was very good and wines are reasonably priced. We were having dinner with a friend we see only once a year or so and the environment was perfect for lots of conversation. The only negative was my pork chop had to be sent back as it was quite under-cooked; when it came back out it was perfect.
Seating was prompt, food was tasty and w ...
Seating was prompt, food was tasty and well presented and service was attentive, timely and gracious. We were lucky. We had Armando and his assistant. Thank you. It was a birthday dinner and you didn't disappoint!
This is our fourth time eating at the re ...
This is our fourth time eating at the restaurant. I have the exact same thing every time...the enchiladas with the filet...very yummy. I tried the cucumber gazpacho which was very good. My husband had the chile rellenos and loved them.
The service was excellent. Staff very so ...
The service was excellent. Staff very solicitous. They went out of their way to prepare my food with reduced salt as requested. Food very good. Rustic decor beautiful. The hotel decor is wonderful--a lot of art work. We loved it!
I have been here 4 times this month. Whe ...
I have been here 4 times this month. Whenever anyone comes to town I take them there. It has a wonderful history with the painted windows, and is just a beautiful space in which to spend some time. The food and service is fabulous without being prententious. They make you feel like you are an old friend. The Guac made right at your table is among the best I have had. I've had both New Mexico spiced dishes and not, neither disappoint. The portions are good size and we have felt with the quality of the food, service and decor you definitely get good value here.
Tortilla soup, fajitas and crab cakes ar ...
Tortilla soup, fajitas and crab cakes are our staples. There is newer front house staff that now does reservations and seating, we do miss the more familiar staff that we've seen for years and always made it feel like seeing family. But the food is still great, the service always attentive and we always go back.
Disappointing; we expected great food... ...
Disappointing; we expected great food...guamacole great...made table side, but food messy presentation...tamales and enchiladas overly spicy, stringy beef and very odd rice...we were in the cantina....hand painted glass panels very interesting
Had a nice dinner there. Good variety of ...
Had a nice dinner there. Good variety of New Mexican and classic "American" dishes. Pleasant staff. Our wait staff was Stormi and she's always great. Pleasant "patio" atmosphere inside a lovely historic hotel. Really need reservations - they are often fully booked.
All four of us were very disappointed in ...
All four of us were very disappointed in this restaurant. . .We all started with a "house margarita" which was weak in taste and alcohol. . .none of us ordered a second, which is unusual for this group. The food was just so-so. . .we would not return nor would we recommend this restaurant.
The dining experience was nice after we ...
The dining experience was nice after we got past the host. We felt he was upset that we showed up ten minutes before our reservation time. We had been traveling/sight seeing by car all day and had no way to know that the restaurant did not open until our reservation time. We explored the hotel a bit before the the restaurant opened and returned at our reservation time. Our reward for being early was to be seated by the kitchen. The restaurant was about one quarter full throughout our entire time dining. I would have given overall 5 stars had our initial impression been different.
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