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El Mesón & Chispa Tapas Bar

  • 213 Washington Ave. Map It
  • The Plaza
  • Spanish

Known for

  • Live jazz and tango
  • Paella à la Valenciana with seafood, chorizo, and chicken
  • Nice selection of Spanish wines, including Jerez sherries

Published 03/20/2016

Fodor's Review

This place is as fun for having drinks and late-night tapas or catching live music (from tango nights to Sephardic music) as for enjoying a full meal. The dining room has an old-world feel with simple dark-wood tables and chairs, creamy plastered walls, and a wood-beam ceiling—unpretentious yet elegant. The Chispa bar is livelier and feels like a Spanish taberna. The delicious tapas menu includes dishes like Serrano ham and fried artichoke hearts stuffed with Spanish goat cheese over romesco sauce. Among the more substantial entrées are a stellar paella as well as veal roulade stuffed with Serrano ham and Manchego and served over a light, sweet tomato sauce.

Restaurant Information


213 Washington Ave., Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch

Published 03/20/2016


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