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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” (139 reviews)
“tapas” (346 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1926
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1 - 10 of 680 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have enjoyed this restaurant for years and almost always have Paella Valenciana--the one with seafood, chorizo and chicken. It has been prepared by the same chef for 16 years and hw is a master. The ambiance is very Spanish with heavy wood tables well...More

3  Thank ChloeSantaFe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and music here in a vintage Spanish restaurant ala Segovia. Jazz was a great plus. World class. Try the tapas, they are more than world class...

5  Thank tim_zannes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tapas were amazing. Don’t miss the fried eggplant. Service was excellent, wonderful atmosphere. The grilled meats entree was exceptional!

6  Thank Lesli C
Reviewed 5 November 2017

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 4 November 2017 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 1 November 2017

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

6  Thank Sherri B
Reviewed 31 October 2017

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

8  Thank Billy J
Reviewed 30 October 2017

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 27 October 2017

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.

10  Thank Mary Jane A
Reviewed 20 October 2017

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

7  Thank fromtex
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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, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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