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El Meson

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213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1926
+1 505-983-6756
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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301 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The seafood paella this time was very bland and disappointing for it's lack of flavor. The sangria was mostly ice. Service was good on a fairly busy night.

Thank Edmundo-de-ABQ
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a recommendation and it couldn't have been better!!! Service and food was amazing. Something about this place just made me happy. The staff love their jobs and the food is so fresh and good. Must go!!!

2 Thank Bridget C
Amarillo texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner with 5 star service. Kitchen seemed to be well run, and waiters were very knowledgeable. Best courses were salads, paella, and the fried artichoke. The bar was packed with a great jazz band .

2 Thank Dumasgirl
Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We wanted an authentic Spanish style restaurant and El Meson was delightful. Our server was perfect...the wine selection was good..there are tapas to choose from or entrees if you prefer. The 3 tapas we picked arrived nicely cooked and very attractively presented. Good portions too. A soup we ordered came steamy and well seasoned. A very nice evening in a... More 

3 Thank 973barbarae
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Have been to El Meson quite a few times and I am always impressed with food and staff. The paella is fantastic and Chef David always has wonderful unique specials nightly. We always end with a nice port and head out out for a nice stroll around the Plaza,

4 Thank Anthony O
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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272 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

My son and I were looking for some live music to enjoy on our recent vacation. We enjoyed listening to the piano and trumpet jazz duo who were playing the evening we were at El Meson. We had drinks, and the service was excellent.

5 Thank ReaderPat
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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275 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This out of the way place on Airport Blvd is locally owned. Plenty of parking. Good coffee. And lots of locals.

Thank Dudley H
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Too many delicious choices on the menu to cover in one visit. Went with the paella mariscos and it was delicious. Garlic shrimp tapas made a nice starter.

5 Thank jmb_co
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140 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We visited both rooms this trip and each in turn were lovely. Had dinner in the main dining room and had just a few tapas for a lite dinner. Each plate was wonderful. We then moved to the tapas room for desert and coffee and enjoyed the jazz trio. All in all a lovely evening.

6 Thank Jonwal
Cleveland, Ohio
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160 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Hard to describe just how fine this is. The Jamon Iberco is unique, so smooth, and with a taste simply not duplicated. The eggplant is splendid (I know, this is a peculiar reaction, but true). The morcillo sausage was delightful as well. Wonderful service as well. We also had the dulce de leche cheesecake which was specially made by the... More 

5 Thank Breach21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 30
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1926
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-983-6756

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