It’s one of my favorite places period in Santa Fe. If you’ve kept up with this blog you know I’ve mentioned it before, its a place that my whole family has been coming to for a very long time. In my family it’s more of a tradition than a favorite and I just kind of love that. I can recall almost all the family dinners in the main restaurant La Plazuela, the many drinks in La Fiesta Lounge as well as all the mid-day breaks on the comfy leather chairs or next to the big fire place in the back (and Seth and I actually had our wedding reception here on the rooftop La Terraza room).
Needless to say I love La Fonda for many, many reasons but today I’m sharing my love for their perfectly simple margarita and New Mexican food.
You guys, it’s really just so good.. you could drink 5! Here is a menu for La Fiesta Lounge they have a variety of margaritas and tequilas, I normally just get the house margarita on the rocks with salt and lime (of course) or I’ll do the Silver Coin. But.. honestly you can’t go wrong with any one you choose. Again, no sweet and sour, no powder mix here just pure heaven… basically. Whether you order them from the Lounge or the main restaurant or even room service they come looking exactly like this every time without fail.
After a long work week I seriously can just crave their margarita and La Fonda’s New Mexican food… if you ask me it’s some of the best in town. While the La Plazuela is a little more fancy (and their menu is wonderful too) after a long week I just want the Rellenos de La Fiesta from the Lounge. Ever had chile rellenos? Well here is the description-
Two Large Green Chiles filled with Mexican Cheeses,
lightly Beer Battered and Fried, topped with your choice
of Red, Green or X-mas Chile, served with your choice
of Pinot Beans or Black Beans, Pork Posole, Shredded
Lettuce, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo
They are good, real good. If that’s a little too New Mexican for you I recommend the tortilla soup and/or enchiladas (which more people seem to be familiar with). Those are pictured below and already have me drooling a bit.
Back to my point- after a long week of work or a long day of travel this is the perfect spot for a cold drink and good New Mexican food. As I mentioned before La Fonda is more a tradition for Santa Fe more than a favorite but you’d be hard pressed to find anything you didn’t love and enjoy here.
Here is a shot over looking the main La Plazuela restaurant. It’s an open courtyard in the middle of the hotel and if you walk up stairs you can look down into the space. Beautiful if you ask me.
Stop in next time and have a drink for me!