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
Food was just ok, think there are better ...
Food was just ok, think there are better choices around. Had a reservation and checked in with host, who told me our table was just about ready. He told me to have seat in the lobby(restaurant in middle of lobby of hotel) and he would come and get me. After a while I went back to ask him what the holdup was and he asked who I was and tried to check me in again. He had forgotten me and gave no apology for his oversight. If it was up to him I would still be waiting for my table. Had the stuffed squash blossom for app and they were swimming in grease. Very disappointing
Disappointing. The guacamole made table ...
Disappointing. The guacamole made table side was quite good. My husband had enchilada Del Norte with eggs and describe it as okay. I had the fish tacos and found them both dry and extremely fishy. Service was slow and incomplete. When the lights went off, staff did nothing to reassure or explain to the customers. Nothing made it worthwhile to try again.
Visit to Santa Fe - This was on my list ...
Visit to Santa Fe - This was on my list as a restaurant to visit for an evening meal while in Santa Fe. I had eaten there several years ago and found it enjoyable. I was pleased with the meal and the great selection of margaritas. I would go again.
Hotel dining nicely done. Not so upscal ...
Hotel dining nicely done. Not so upscale as to be intimidating. Some people were dressed up and some casual . I had the special that evening, prime rib, it was cooked to order and was delicious. My husbands steak was good too. We didn't feel rushed and enjoyed the restaurant ambience. From there we went to the fifth floor outdoor bar to watch the sunset! All in all a very nice finish to our Santa Fe vacation.
Our first night in Santa Fe and this di ...
Our first night in Santa Fe and this dinner got us off to a great start. The food was delicious and nicely presented. Both the pork chop and lambchops were fine choices, not to mention their outstanding version of tortilla soup. The charming room with painted windows and the attentive service certainly added to the experience.
La Fonda food is always beyond what anyo ...
La Fonda food is always beyond what anyone unfamiliar with them would ever expect. I rate it among the top 2 Restaurants in Santa Fe. The food has never failed to be anything except wonderful. We have been visiting from Seattke since the late 90's. We make it at least every 2 years, 1 is a goal we don't always reach. Often we have dinner at La Fonda 2 times while we are there. It never fails to impress us. We have enjoyed the same woman server several times over the years. She is wonderful. Feels like she's a friend, even the 1st time. I am sure she doesn't recognize us from year to year, be we always remember her. All other interactions with all of the Restaurant staff has been great as well. We always leave happy, and full!
The main dining room is truly a feast fo ...
The main dining room is truly a feast for the eyes. Wonderful colors and the wood is simply stunning. The service we experienced was terrific, including the table-side preparations. Our server was efficient, friendly and professional. The food was outstanding and the presentation was authentic. Fantastic evening!
Atmosphere was beautiful, and food was a ...
Atmosphere was beautiful, and food was adequate but not memorable. We ordered the weekend evening prime rib, and there was nothing wrong with it, but it wasn't particularly tender or particularly well seasoned. The sides (mashed potatoes and snow peas) were not sufficient to accompany the meat. Caesar salad was just okay. All in all, we were a little bit disappointed.
Fantastic Meal! We had a fantastic meal ...
We had a fantastic meal here. Great New Mexican food with excellent service in a beautiful setting. I had perhaps the best Chile relleno I have hired, combined with a lovely Pinot Noir from New Mexico. Would love to return.
This is an old restaurant with great amb ...
This is an old restaurant with great ambiance. Menu is standard fare with southwestern touches. Everything we tried was excellent and service was superb. Very relaxing, would recommend for anyone visiting Santa Fe.
We had out of town guests and wanted a ...
We had out of town guests and wanted a Santa Fe
evening. So we went to the Plaza,
and ended the evening at La Plazuela.
The service was excellent, our meals first rate. We had and steaks and sea bass. Everyone was delighted. Service was delightful.
A must see in Santa Fe! I have eaten br ...
A must see in Santa Fe! I have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner at La Plazuela and all have been wonderful. Restaurant is located in La Fonda Hotel on the plaza which is very historical and you almost feel transported back in time. The main dining area has a domed glass ceiling and you feel as if you are sitting in a courtyard. Great made-at-the-table guacamole! Don't miss it.
This is a lovely room. Spectacular, in f ...
This is a lovely room. Spectacular, in fact. Very traditional Southwest.
The service was also attentive and well versed.
However, the food was average. Not the New Mexican spectacular that we were expecting. I think the sopadillas were the best of the things we tried--pillowy and light and fluffy. A perfect carrier for honey. Otherwise, the rest of the meal was not memorable. I had a pork tamale that was luke warm and had too much dried masa. Nothing special.
I think that the Plazuela is a good place to eat as a tourist to get the Southwest Vibe, but not so much if you are there as a foodie from the SF Bay Area. We are hard to please...or maybe we just did not order the right things?
We were there the night the power went o ...
We were there the night the power went off and they couldn't serve us dinner! So we all improvised and had another round of margaritas, table side quacamole and desserts and it was wonderful! Thank you for trying to take care of us during this act of nature!
One of our favorites for many years, it ...
One of our favorites for many years, it seldom disappoints in flavors, service, atmosphere... Had some tacos made from spinalis (the tender tail of the ribeye) which had wonderful flavors, as did the appetizer pork carnitas on polenta... Any of their new mexican specialties are excellent, as are their lamb and sea bass.
Breakfast coffee is delicious, as is the Chile Relleno con Huevos...
ANY meal there will build a memory...
Always a pleasure at La Fonda. We like ...
Always a pleasure at La Fonda. We like to have dinner here before going on to the Santa Fe Opera. This is a great start for the evening. Excellent staff and service, for outstanding. The room itself is worth the experience. This is a family favorite for many years.
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