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Santa Fe Restaurant

3201 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3129
+1 504-948-0077
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“calamari” (3 reviews)
“nachos” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3201 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3129
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is nice place to sit outside while dining. If it is too warm out then lots of tables inside. I started with the fried calamari which was crispy and delicious. I then split the whole fish with my friend and we loved it. Surprisingly...More

Thank lvsutton
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We went for a late lunch here on a Sunday and realized too late that they only had a brunch menu which is not what we had expected, but we made the most of it. The meal was very uninspiring. I had a breakfast burrito...More

Thank Agnesbythesea
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Fairly priced and unique Mexican dishes. Parking is difficult do uber there and back. Can be a bit loud if there is a small live band. Service can be better. The appetizers are outstanding and the entrees very good.

Thank Sid G
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We were staying up the street, and stumbled on this cozy corner of eateries. We chose Sante Fe for the food and we were not disappointed. The food was authentic, not overly cheesy or greasy. Service was very good. Friendly, not overbearing. The salsa was...More

Thank blizzygirl
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Great drinks enjoyed the food, great outside to people watch. The food was good, nice chips with good salsa. A repeat place to hang and have drinks. The nachos can feed a table of 4.

Thank Cmp1130
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank carlprofab
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank JessicaLTL
Reviewed 8 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....More

Thank Silverfinch
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Marcia R
12 October 2017|
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Response from lvsutton | Reviewed this property |
There are about four spots on the right side street that are for restaurant. I parked there. If not you have to park on the street but unless it is Jazz Fest time , I have always found parking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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