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El Meson

213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1926
+1 505-983-6756
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“paella” (130 reviews)
“tapas” (326 reviews)
“churros” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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213 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1926
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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1 - 10 of 645 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We accidently wandered upon this restaurant while vacationing in Santa Fe. The dining experience was so wonderful we returned for a second time. We sampled the soup, salads, tapas and desserts. Each plate was carefully prepared and the mix of flavors/textures was mouthwatering. The servers...More

3  Thank Page O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with friends for dinner early on a Saturday night. Warm place with plenty of room at the larger than normal tables for 4. Three of us had tapas, a small tenderloin that was fantastic, an avocado and shrimp terrine that was really good...More

1  Thank MissMillers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dinner we had at El Meson was the highlight of our weekend in Santa Fe. The dining room was really pleasant. It's certainly not a really quiet environment, as it was very busy, but there was no problem conversing, and we never felt crowded...More

2  Thank Sylviemcgee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is for the bar side, not the restaurant side where we had eaten before. We met friends from Santa Fe for a quick dinner of tapas and to catch up. The food was very good, but expensive for the size of the portions....More

1  Thank RUCP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We planned to eat at El Meson on a Tuesday to watch the dancers. These were true professionals who were a joy to watch! Before we knew it, several couples of customers joined the pros on the dance floor and had decent moves of their...More

2  Thank Kate M
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Just a block off of the Santa Fe plaza and is only open for dinner. Very good tapas and paella and an extensive wine list. There are to parts to the place- the restaurant portion and a bar/stage area where they have guitar players and...More

2  Thank StuartK4850
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Came for Flamenco Dancers and it was by far one of my favorites, they sat us with another couple who were fun and interesting. I always go to another place to eat but next time i will be trying El Meson.

3  Thank one1badpirate
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We really enjoyed the atmosphere of this Spanish tapas restaurant. We tried about 8 different dishes. There was a great variety!

3  Thank Chantel50
Reviewed 6 April 2017

After relishing numerous Northern New Mexican restaurant dishes during a recent stay in Santa Fe, El Meson was a perfect antidote. My three kids (ages 16 to 21, one a vegetarian) and I always enjoy Spanish tapas, and we weren't disappointed, ordering a steady stream...More

1  Thank Coloradotreker
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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