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El Meson

213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1926
+1 505-983-6756
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (136 reviews)
“tapas” (353 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1926
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1 - 10 of 677 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and wine were outstanding and very reasonably priced. My wife is celiac and must be gluten free.Our server was excellent and quite knowledgeable about which foods were prepared with or without gluten. We enjoyed several excellent small dishes but the highlight for us...More

6  Thank Murray K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this cozy place. Great food. Excellent deserts and tango...very romantic atmosphere, service was excellent. It was unforgettable experience.

5  Thank Expressionistic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I wandered into this restaurant a year ago and loved it and wanted to go back. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent. Friendly, fast and helpful. The food, fantastic! We had to order a second order of the Heirloom tomato...More

5  Thank Sherri B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great meal of great wine and delicious tapas, all while listening to an excellent jazz combo. It was a highlight of our trip.

7  Thank Billy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time at El Meson and we enjoyed it all! The staff is very friendly; the place is beautifully decorated. We ordered red sangria, and delicious tapas: gambas al ajillo, champinones rellenos, jamon serrano & fried eggplant. Very nice decor with Real...More

6  Thank NYlatinbeauty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been to Rancho Chimayo for lunch and were not real hungry and so this was perfect to order some wine and light tapas. They were tuned in to my Celiac with GF offerings.

8  Thank Mary Jane A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went last year and planned a special night out with our group of 8 (ages 5 months to 88 years) this year. Our dream is to someday stay later for the entertainment but we choose to make reservations for opening time to try to...More

5  Thank fromtex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight was my introductory visit to El Meson. I will certainly be back to enjoy more Morcilla Con Cebolla, Solomillo de Res, Chorizo Txistorra, and Corolla a la Crema de Cabrales. To end the evening I indulged in a hot chocolate imported from Spain... a...More

5  Thank randymaconphd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are two excellent Spanish (not Mexican) restaurants in Santa Fe, La Boca and El Meson. We went to each on two separate consecutive evenings. Although both were excellent, El Meson was flat-out better, better cooking, larger selection, better waiter, you name it. What a...More

3  Thank Caliber01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here on a Thursday night and sat at the bar. They have a great soul & blues band. We made a meal of tapas and enjoyed the music. Fun atmosphere, Great Tapas and excellent service from the bartender!

4  Thank TravelSantaFeNM32
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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