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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” (137 reviews)
“tapas” (384 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1926
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Reviewed yesterday

A group of us came here for dinner after an all-day meeting. They were easily able to accommodate us at a large table with prompt friendly service and delicious tapas-style dishes which we shared. Some of us stayed on for the music. All in all,...More

Thank Cedar880
Reviewed 4 days ago

Music saved the evening! We sat in the tapa-dining area and were able to enjoy a jazz band. It was the highlight of the evening. As for dining, it was a total disappointment. This was the first time I had eaten so much deep fried...More

Thank SunnyW358
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For a family dinner, we opted to share tapas instead of ordering entrees. Our selections included: calamari, Serrano ham, patatas, tuna empanadas and chorizo and morcilla. Everything was well-prepared and very tasty. For the adults, a pitcher of Sangria provided a nice accompaniment.

Thank SuomalainenPoika
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a recommendation from a family member, made reservation for dinner. The staff and food were first class. Had the seafood chowder, Maine mussels and the assorted meats on the mixed grill (wife and I shared the mussels and mixed grill and had leftovers!) Highly...More

2  Thank Paul V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed a great evening at El Meson. We had reservations in the dining room, but decided to switch to the tapas bar when we heard there was live music. The acoustic guitar player was excellent. Our tapas were delicious. We shared...More

2  Thank plazb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted something near the plaza but not the ubiquitous New Mexican soul food. El Meson hit the spot. We called ahead for a reservation in the Tapas bar so we could catch the Spanish guitarist. The bar wasn’t busy late on a Wednesday so...More

1  Thank anthony m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Meson was simply a step or two above all other restaurants. It's Tapas style foods in the bar room with live music and Sangria on Saturday night made the evening unbelievable. I brought my wife their for her 60th Birthday and we had a...More

1  Thank csatths
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish this restaurant was in my hometown! Everything we ordered was excellent (except for crab cake tapas-too fried). The calamari was the best I've ever had. My husband and son said the lamb was amazing.I could have gone there every night.

3  Thank Idahobeachgal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Separate dining room and bar area. A good tapas menu and daily specials are on offer. Also a good wine list. We decided on tapas and really enjoyed the experience. Goat cheese salad,Iberico ham, Manchego, stuffed mushrooms and Gambas. All the dishes were very good....More

2  Thank Bruno S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had seven different Tapas selections between the three of us. All of the choices were very good .The 4 cheese and beet salads were the best of the selection. The meal was topped off with a great flour less chocolate cake that was delicious....More

1  Thank Ron R
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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.
14 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, Groups, Romantic, 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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