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La Fiesta Lounge

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Address: 100 E San Francisco St, in La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2110
Phone Number:
+1 505-982-5511
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Boasting a newly redesigned and vibrant atmosphere, La Fiesta Lounge is the...

Boasting a newly redesigned and vibrant atmosphere, La Fiesta Lounge is the best location in Santa Fe for sampling casual, regional cuisine and dancing to local musicians. Also a lively Santa Fe restaurant, the lounge features a New Mexican luncheon buffet daily, as well as a variety of menu selections. Your meal is best complemented by one of La Fiesta's signature margaritas or martinis, true masterpieces designed by our resident mixologists. Enticing cocktails coupled with a delectable selection of cuisine guarantee that our guests are never left wondering where to eat, drink or dance in Santa Fe. And, when you need to wake up, come visit The Wake Up Call, our coffee bar just off the lobby and treat yourself to a creamy Caffe Latte or frothy Cappuccino or even a delicious smoothie or pastry to go. Open at 6 am.

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Stopped for a cocktail

Nice atmosphere for a quick drink. The bar is right off The Plaza and is better for adults. I'd really recommend the cucumber margarita. There is a selection of local beers and... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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209 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere for a quick drink. The bar is right off The Plaza and is better for adults. I'd really recommend the cucumber margarita. There is a selection of local beers and a beer flight available . Staff is courteous and professional and the hotel is nice.

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Duck, North Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

This place had it all - good food, country and western music you could dance to, and comfortable seating. It closed for renovations in the winter. Now, the bar could be in any airport. Some of the tables are too small to put a chair under. The menu has been revamped - not for the better. And the dance floor... More 

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john r, General Manager at La Fiesta Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Jane G, Thank you for your review of La Fiesta. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your experience in the bar and are unhappy with the renovation. A lot of research was done to ensure we brought elements of the past into this new bar design. The former bar design that you are referencing was last renovated... More 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here three times on our latest visit to Santa Fe. Once again the food and service was very good. We both enjoyed the green chile enchiladas and the Lamb sandwich. We have tried the southwest food at other restaurants, but we seem to always prefer the food at the La Fonda. We will definitely return on the... More 

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Alto, New Mexico
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93 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Friendly staff ,good location in a very nice hotel right next to the plaza,the lounge is just an average place which also serves food, Nice crowd.

Thank josemonterr
Gilmer, Texas
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182 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

I always go to the La Fonda for the live music and am usually entertained. I was here in October and again in January and I have to say the music SUCKED! They need a band that keeps things lively and the jazzy one in October and the HORRIBLE female performer New Year's weekend left me shaking my head. Our... More 

Houston, Texas
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368 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

You know the ones....when you walk into a restaurant and you get the feeling that you should turn around and leave? Why didn't I listen? After looking at the very limited menu, we decided to go to the buffet table. It had very limited choices and as we soon found out, the taste was nothing too exciting. Unfortunately, the meal... More 

Thank texaswinesnob
Durango, Colorado
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127 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

Stopped in to listen to the Bill Hearne trio play country swing and some bluegrass on a Wednesday evening. An older clientele but energetic dancers. Fun to listen to and have a drink. Enjoyable evening.

Thank travelwomanDurango
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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447 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

After walking around Santa Fe on New Years Eve afternoon, we were ready for a cold drink. The drinks and service were a bit above average during a period when the La Fonda was crazy with visitors coming and going. They had some sort of light food buffet set up and while we didn't participate, the offering did look appealing.

Thank Neil C
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189 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

I read the reviews for this place and we decided to try it. The food is awful and the margeritas terrible. I recommend you go elsewhere.

Thank Maria D
Sugar Land, Texas
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109 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2012

Excellent service! Cute, cozy and convenient located in the La Fonda!

Thank Wenbrooks

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