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Santa Fe Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3201 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3129
+1 504-948-0077
05:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 05:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 05:00 - 23:00
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to experience good Mexican food. The service was friendly but discreet. We had the tuna plate, quesadillas, and the delicious salsa and chips. Thanks for a fun and yummy lunch.

Thank Beth246810
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The crab cake was out of this world. Probably due to weather change from 82 to 65 but the flies were rather irritating (outside seating). Margaritas tasty but small

Thank KathyMac66
Chalmette, Louisiana
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This has been my favorite Spanish/Caribbean food place in town. The Jumbo Diver Scallops are to die for, served with grilled pineapple salsa, served w/ green beans & roasted chili brabant potatoes. The rest of the menu is just as good. The outdoor tables overlook the ave. and are good in the spring before our heat arrives. Give it a... More 

Thank carlprofab
New York City, New York
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

By the end of my NOLA trip I was sick of the seafood and fried dishes. Me and my travel group of 11 just showed up to Santa Fe and they were very kind and accommodating to our large party, The food was very good and but not that well seasoned compared to the other meals I've had in NOLA.... More 

Thank JessicaLTL
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The reason I've given this restaurant an excellent is not just that the food was good, which it was, but that they made me feel welcome and relaxed as a solo diner. My questions about unfamiliar foods were answered, recommendations made and all was delicious. My guide book gave this restaurant a $$$ but given the quality and portion size... More 

Thank Silverfinch
Louisville, KY
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We were staying in the neighborhood and wanted a place within walking distance of our B&B, La Belle Esplanade for our first night in the city. We sat outside and had a nice meal. Service was prompt and friendly. Food was good. Portions were generous. Casual Mexican fare.

Thank SC5100
Weaverville, North Carolina
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257 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Ate here for lunch one day. It was a very pleasant experience. They have a nice outside dining area. No beer on tap, but the sangria is excellent. The menu is mainly "mexican" but they have a variety of other items as well. All at a good price-point Their ceviche is fantastic, some of the best I have had. Service... More 

Thank Art H
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We come here almost every Friday night with grandkids, and/or friends. Excellent Margaritas, and food is always fresh and delicious. They usually have specials to offer as well.

Thank Pamela F
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355 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Very good creative food at reasonable prices. Easy walk from our midtown accommodation. Wonderful service. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Thank EarlFlorida2
Melbourne, Australia
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368 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were ushered to a perfect table away from the bustle of the main restaurant and our server was very friendly and attentive, but the food that followed was disappointing. Maybe it was later in the evening but the crumbed calamari was inedible, all batter and coating with very little fish to be found, and the Fajitas which we shared... More 

Thank Robert C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 22
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3201 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3129
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Fairgrounds
  • Neighbourhood: Fairgrounds
  • Phone Number: +1 504-948-0077

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?