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La Cantina

) #149 of 410 Restaurants in Santa Fe $$ - $$$ Mexican,
125 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2085
+1 505-988-9232
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak tacos” (2 reviews)
“caesar salad” (3 reviews)
“guacamole” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
125 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2085
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The waiters sing in between serving. They are pleasant, funny, fun and talented. Usually Broadway, Occasionally an Opera singer from the Santa Fe Opera stops by. Food is good and still served at a good pace given the servers sing. They let you stay as...More

1  Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

If you are wanting to eat at the rooftop Cantina above Coyote Cafe, be prepared for a LONG wait. We arrived around 6:30 and were told we would have about a 30 minute wait for a table. After enjoying cocktails at the Coyote Cafe for...More

4  Thank Reagan P
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This was my first solo dinner experience, and it was perfect. I snagged a seat at the bar to be served by bartender Shannon P. (according to my receipt). She was one of the best bartenders I've ever had the pleasure of interacting with. Very...More

7  Thank Ron117
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

What an experience, great dinner and awesome entertainment. My family and I walked in before the restaurant opened, the staff was nice to seat us anyway. My family and I enjoyed all the singer's, it was a nice surprise, we had no idea of the...More

9  Thank NewMexicoThebman
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and great food! The outdoor seating in the courtyard is beautiful, great ambience. Probably more of a date night place, but we had a hungry 11 year old! Try the Panne cotta

6  Thank Heather H
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered the chips with three different salsas and it was delicious! Not your typical salsas! My husband had the sangria and I had a watermelon Mojito. Both were very good. We ordered the fish tacos which were delicious and our daughter had the vegetarian...More

9  Thank jmshed
Reviewed 12 July 2016

So much fun!! My husband, our friend and our 12 year old son went for pre-dinner drinks/entertainment last weekend. Everyone had a great time. Service was good and it was fun watching our waitress belt out a tune. My son particularly liked "Adolfo" and still...More

5  Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The waiters at La Cantina not only deliver your very tasty food, they also perform musical hits from Broadway! It's a festive atmosphere, if you enjoy that kind of thing. And we do! Give it a shot.

4  Thank Mindy H
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We went to the Cantina on a Saturday evening. The rooftop is the perfect setting for a casual dining experience. Our server Michael was a perfect combination of informative, friendly but recognizing our space. The margaritas were large and the guacamole and tuna ceviche were...More

6  Thank travelingdad56
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were told about Coyote Cafe, and heard it was great. Went to the hostess desk, and some older gentleman in a shirt and tie said "La Cantina has "this part of the menu (pointing to his), and we are FINE DINING!" This guy was...More

4  Thank Richard K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 45
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2085
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-988-9232
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