Local Shout Out: La Plazuela at La Fonda
Has this week been going by as fast for you as it has been for me? I hope so because not only is it almost the weekend, it’s almost a T H R E E D A Y W E E K E N D and couldn’t we all use more of those? I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you get a moment to reflect on why we have this extra time and honor those who have given their service.
Before the weekend begins I’m doing another local shout out because it has quickly become one of my favorite series that we do here at From Good Intentions! This time, I’m sending my love to La Plazuela at La Fonda, a restaurant that holds many of my memories with my family. Why do we love this place? The atmosphere is great, the food is delicious and there is a specific round table that can fit larger parties which is perfect when we all get together—I’m talking 11 people.
The atmosphere is one of the reasons this spot has become a favorite of mine. The restaurant is nestled into the center of the hotel on the first floor in an area that used to be a courtyard. The ceilings are huge as the second story circles openly above. There are tress with tiny lights, doors with glass windows delicately hand painted with vibrant color, and a fountain in the center of the floor plan. They almost always have fresh flowers on the table and the space is always filled with people.
In addition to the atmosphere the food is great with American dishes, traditional New Mexican options, creative vegetarian choices and what seems like an ever changing list of seasonal varieties. I think I have tried something new every time I have gone. Drink of choice, their margaritas, they have a few options to choose from and the selection I have tried are all delicious!
If you’re not looking for a huge meal, La Fonda also has two bar areas, one inside and one outside named appropriately as the Bell Tower Bar. Basically this spot is a go to as a local or as a visitor in Santa Fe. Take a stroll downtown and end it here, I’m pretty sure you will be glad you did!
Cheers to the almost weekend friends! I wish you a fantastic one!