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El Meson

213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1926
+1 505-983-6756
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (132 reviews)
“tapas” (337 reviews)
“churros” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1926
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Reviews (654)
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1 - 10 of 646 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although we had not booked we were lucky to get a table in the restaurant on a Friday evening although it was very busy. We only wanted a light meal so just had 4 tapas between us. They were all good - tasty and good...More

4  Thank Patricia186487
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Santa Fe for our second time and booked at El Meson for our first night dining experience. We were greeted by the hostess and immediately sat down in the restaurant. Since this is a Spanish Restaurant, I was not knowledge about the Spanish wines....More

6  Thank lgrohr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here only once, but it was essentially perfect. Food was fresh and flavorful, wait staff was attentive and professional; music from jazz duo enhanced the entire experience and our only regret was that we weren't in town longer to return again.

4  Thank lavecchias2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We opted to sit in the bar, it was Jazz night. It gets a little loud but that doesn't bother us. We had about 5 tapas plus the 3 oz. filet, all were very good. No room for dessert, but we will be back. We...More

4  Thank TravelSantaFeNM32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had tried to get reservations during prior trips, but they were always closed when we were there. Dinner reservations for two for a special occasion and El Mason did not disappoint. From the apology up front for having to wait while someone was on...More

3  Thank mortravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok. Blue crab croquets were mushy inside and were short on actual crab, the shrimp salad was very small but good. The lamb chops had a strong gas BBQ flavor, really overwhelming the meat. Disappointing. The main problem with our dining experience was...More

Thank SAlfheim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for an early dinner at El Meson and were not disappointed. The potato leak soup was very good (and graciously split for us). The fish special (halibut) was perfectly cooked. Small place, so reserve of coming later. We looked in on the...More

2  Thank KerrvilleKirk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 2nd visit while on vacation to Santa Fe and we love this Spanish restaurant. It's very authentic. It's hard to choose between the Tapas Bar and the restaurant but we love all the amazing praellas so, we go to the main restaurant....More

4  Thank Adriana D
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We loved our family dinner at El Meson. The staff was super friendly and attentive and the atmosphere was perfect for enjoying dinner with my parents and my kids. We are vegetarians and there was plenty of choices for us on the menu. I would...More

3  Thank jemchicag0
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The dinner started off to a sour start when the hostess was curt and not at welcoming, and we were placed far from the live music that had been advertised. The paella we ordered still hasn't come after 45 minutes, and our waiter told us...More

Thank Carlos G
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We will be vacationing in Santa Fe the week of May 15th. Is there any evening during that week that either flamenco music or flamenco dance will be included as entertainment at El Meson? If so, what time does it begin and is there a charge for the entertainment separate from dinner? Thanking you in advance for your response.
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
Is there a Flamenco show on Th July 6?
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.
Is there live music this Saturday night, 10/15? Are there quiet dining alternatives?
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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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