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Santa Fe

3201 Esplanade Ave. (Ponce de Leon St.) Send to Phone
504-948-0077 | Menu
Santa Fe spices up the Bayou St. John neighborhood with Southwestern cuisine.
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Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sun.

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Santa Fe Restaurant Review

: Just steps away from City Park, owners Lale Ergun and Carlos Lourenco transformed the old (and much-beloved) Gabrielle Restaurant building into Santa Fe’s intimate indoor dining space and outdoor patio. Menu-wise, be prepared for unpredictable flavor pairings such as grilled scallops with pineapple salsa, or a Spanish omelet served with sweet potato purée. On a balmy evening, aim for an outside table, often the site of easy listening Spanish-inspired live music, which seems to make the hazelnut cappuccino cheesecake go down easily. Drawbacks include service that’s friendly but a bit slow, so sometimes the food sits too long before it gets to the table. Also, the wine list is unexpectedly brief for cooking that’s so diverse, but on a warm night, the house sangría is pure delight.

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