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
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.
I love the ambiance of this restaurant, ...
I love the ambiance of this restaurant, you can feel the quality of service echoed by the art on the walls, the history of the place and of course the food is fantastic and I can always expect the quality to be that way each and every time. We eat there for special occasion as well as 'every day' dining...
No wait to get seated, got a table in th ...
No wait to get seated, got a table in the middle next to the fountain which was great.
Table side Guacamole is a must, absolutely fantastic. Main dish of shrimp and chicken fajitas was not only big but also very tasty.
Our waiter Armando was very attentive and provided a lot of recommendations and help.
Love to come back there again.
Our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. Foo ...
Our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. Food was outstanding, as usual. Service was not so great on this visit. My wife, her sister, and our son ordered the guacamole appetizer which is prepared table-side. The poor fellow was so backed up that our entrées came while he was preparing the appetizer at our table. Fajitas for four plus sides, plus the guacamole and fresh tortilla chips, plus our dinner plates, drinks and other side plates, flowers, etc. did not fit on the table. No one offered to sort things out for us. We were forced to move things ourselves-flowers to an empty table, bread plates to another place and so on. Two of us ordered iced tea, only one came. Had to ask twice for the other one. Unfortunately, all the little and not-so-little things resulted in a rushed, harried dinner experience. It is clear that the restaurant was understaffed this evening. We had an early dinner with only a few tables filled when we arrived. By the time we left the restaurant was filled. I can only imagine the service those people received.
We enjoyed the hotel and service very mu ...
We enjoyed the hotel and service very much but we were very disappointed in the food. I ordered the salmon which was so overcooked that it was hard and dry. I am surprised that it was served like this. We have been here before and the food was much better.
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