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La Cantina

125 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2085
+1 505-988-9232
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
125 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2085
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

3  Thank Reagan P
Reviewed 25 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

4  Thank Ron117
Reviewed 21 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

5  Thank NewMexicoThebman
Reviewed 14 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

4  Thank Heather H
Reviewed 26 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

6  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

4  Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 28 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.

3  Thank Mindy H
Reviewed 20 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

5  Thank travelingdad56
Reviewed 15 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 Ace90266
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

I've enjoyed going to LA Cantina every time I've been in Santa Fe for the last 13 years. The food is always good and the singing is very entertaining. Recently, however, the service has been very poor. My two dinners this year were both 2...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$45
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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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