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El Meson

213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1926
+1 505-983-6756
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (139 reviews)
“tapas” (356 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1926
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1 - 10 of 692 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter and I came here for dinner and were told that It was Tango night. What a find! We asked to be seated in the bar room, had a table on the stage and Anais was our waitress. She was so helpful and friendly,...More

1  Thank TennisgalGreenBay_WI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tapas Bar, with nightly entertainment ranging from Flamenco to contemporary Jazz. Also has a fine dinning room that feels separate.

4  Thank USAGringo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place for tapas, wine and enjoying a Saturday night. The Food and service were impeccable.

4  Thank Smogelsvang
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Fun, funky restaurant and bar with live Jazz Saturday night and Tango dancing on Tuesdays! Try the "La Furia" cocktail - Steve-O makes it better than a Manhattan. Matinis are also very nice. The 4 Goat Cheese Salad is excellent as are most of the...More

6  Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Given the high summary rating that El Meson projects onTrip Advisor and Google, my wife and I found our experience to be surprisingly disappointing. Let me distinguish that we ate in the dining room not the bar which has a very different vibe. The overall...More

Thank Jules E
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We had reservations for a table in the bar but the guests before us were occupying the table longer then expected. The manager pulled a table together for our party in the dining room and then moved us to the live entertainment after dinner. Food...More

8  Thank Holly H
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Went here last evening, Friday night jazz. Good musicians and good food. Nice to have a place to listen to music with friends & have a descent meal, not great but descent.

6  Thank Boggio
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Reserved a table in the bar as classical guitar was featured from 7 to 9. Comfortable room with very good music. Gracious informative server. Wine list focused on Spanish or Spain inspired bottles with full range of prices from low 30's to great wines in...More

8  Thank John S
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The maitre'D was very interesting. The service was great and attentive. Food was outstanding. Atmosphere was great and interesting.

6  Thank hopi562001
Reviewed 17 December 2017

El Mason recently went through a change in ownership, a redesign, and, MORE IMPORTANTLY, engaged a new Chef, who created a new menu // What a GREAT job was done with the venue, the menu and the cooking // At the top of Canyon Road,...More

9  Thank S L
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Questions & Answers
9 May 2017|
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Response from StuartK4850 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about what time the music starts. I do not believe there is a charge for the flamenco but the performances are in the bar portion of the building and I have only dined in the restaurant portion. I would call the... More
12 April 2017|
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Response from Kathrin565 | Property representative |
Flamenco shows at El Meson are usually on every first Saturday of the month.
13 October 2016|
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Response from fromtex | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I wanted to dine in the Bar and go tapa crazy but the rest of our party wanted the main dining room. It is quieter and we still went tapa crazy. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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Saffron, fresh seafood, tapas, jamón and paella. Signature dishes from Andalucia, Catalonia, Madrid and the exotic regions of Spain. Live Flamenco, Blues, Tango and Jazz. Sangria, full bar and a fine wine bodega. Highly-trained staff and a chef from Spain – El Mesón has it all.
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