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La Cantina

€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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125 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2085 (Washington)
+1 505-988-9232
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Addison, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 accommodating and helpful. I ordered the soup of the night (mushroom soup), mussels, german chocolate... More 

4 Thank Ron117
New Mexico
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 entertainment. We will be back.

5 Thank NewMexicoThebman
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 ones which were also very good. They also allow you to get a half order... More 

6 Thank jmshed
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 walks around singing it :D We were lucky we arrived early and got a decent... More 

4 Thank Jennifer F
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
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
new york city
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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 delicious. The fish tacos and the steak tacos were also served well and delicious. The... More 

5 Thank travelingdad56
Manhattan Beach, California
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302 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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 such a pompous jerk, we had to move on. So up the stairs to La... More 

4 Thank Ace90266
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 hour ordeals fraught with waiter errors. Last night, after we had been there over an... More 

Thank Aquassance
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We had lunch here yesterday and would never have known it was there had we not been with friends from the area. We ordered guacamole and mixed salsa with margaritas followed by caesar salads and quesadillas and all were absolutely superb. The rooftop location was great and it was made more comfortable by the fact that the overheat heaters were... More 

4 Thank Alison W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?