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El Canon

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100 Sandoval St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2131
+1 505-986-6417
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

El Canon bar in the Santa Fe Hilton used to be a charming, Santa Fe watering hole with a beautiful copper bar, a warming fireplace, comfy bancos and other New Mexico style seating. The best thing of all was a great view down San Francisco Street to the Cathedral/Basilica. That view is particularly glorious at night during Christmas time. Now,... More 

3 Thank Vistafoo
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

This is a quirky bar and grill with a twist- instead of the usual cold deli meat, you're given a choice of sliced-as-you-watch meats on a fresh sandwich roll. You can make it soup or salad with the sandwich for a reasonable price. The wait staff is attentive and the food is tasty. I eat here whenever I stay at... More 

3 Thank JessHays
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155 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Got in town later than hoped and we're happy to find a restaurant in our hotel. Happy ended there. Took much too long to place our order and food took longer than expected to arrive. We both ordered the "famous" ribs and decided "notorious" was a better description! Baked potatoes were undercooked. NOTE: there was a SINGLE PERSON working that... More 

1 Thank notsogold
Denver, Colorado
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207 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

The best hand carved sandwiches with all of the trimmings in the area, Really a nice surprise treat. They come with a homemade cookie too. Great green chile

3 Thank LAJ7
Littleton, Colorado
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

This hidden gem definitely deserves a visit. We went to the restaurant in the Hilton Hotel because we were too tired to walk somewhere else and had a great evening. Jellyfish and Steve handled the full house with wit and humor and were very interactive. The blue corn chicken chili enchiladas were the best meal on this road trip. Prepared... More 

6 Thank Wendy A
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Lunch is fantastic roasted turkey and homemade wheat great combo . Perfect for lunch just off the square and ice cream parlor near by😀

5 Thank Bryan B
Phoenix, Arizona
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

I had a lunch and dinner at this establishment while in Santa Fe for a conference. The lunch was had carved sandwiches on fresh bread, green chili corn chowder. It was excellent. The staff was superb and made the lunch special. The dinner was a green chili enchilada (i lover green chili's in food). It was very good and a... More 

5 Thank Hal H
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183 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

Warm and relaxing, helpful service. Gluten free options. Delicious soups and fresh salad. Darling dining room with fireplace was great on a cold day. This is the kind of place you can sit and relax for an afternoon. Prices were good. Dining room and bathrooms were super clean.

7 Thank youngarmywife
Champaign, Illinois
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

El Canon is right across the street for the Eldorado hotel. It's very relaxing, with a warm fireplace in the corner. The drinks are strong and the food is spicy. The bartender is great, friendly and makes you feel like you're visiting his home.

6 Thank Clyde1959
Boynton Beach, Florida
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94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

Wandered into this small restaurant bar on Columbus Day looking for a simple lunch. The food was delicious, the ambiance charming, and the service was as warm and welcoming as anything I can remember. I was even offered a an extra half & half in a to-go cup. What a wonderful experience!!!

5 Thank Psp63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$12
American, Soups, Mexican, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Sandoval St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2131
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-986-6417

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?