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La Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican,
125 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2085
+1 505-988-9232
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak tacos” (2 reviews)
“caesar salad” (3 reviews)
“guacamole” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
125 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2085
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1 - 10 of 99 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an amazing evening to celebrate my friend's birthday. La Cantina shares the same menu as La Casa Sena, but the waiters also provide the entertainment by singing show tunes and more! The waiters were very talented. The food was also amazing...ruby trout, duck...More

6  Thank dragonhmc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What could be better than dinner and a show. The awesome waitstaff sings between serving. The pianist who accompanies them is great. The menu is the exact same as La Casa Sena so dine in the Cantina and be entertained. The bartender has inventive margaritas...More

8  Thank X4Letsgo
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The waiters sing in between serving. They are pleasant, funny, fun and talented. Usually Broadway, Occasionally an Opera singer from the Santa Fe Opera stops by. Food is good and still served at a good pace given the servers sing. They let you stay as...More

5  Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 7 May 2017 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

6  Thank Reagan P
Reviewed 26 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

9  Thank Ron117
Reviewed 22 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

11  Thank NewMexicoThebman
Reviewed 15 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

7  Thank Heather H
Reviewed 27 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

9  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

5  Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 29 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.

5  Thank Mindy H
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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, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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