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Sazon, Santa Fe, NM
Award-winning

Sazon

4.8
4.8
4873 Reviews
$50 and over
Latin American
Originally from Mexico City, Chef Fernando Olea, formerly Chef of Epazote, has been enthralling diners in Santa Fe since 1991. Chef Olea creates sophisticated flavors using Old Mexico’s indigenous and culinary traditions alongside ingredients from around the world. His menu is deliberately small, featuring fresh and locally sourced produce and meats when possible.

Nothing evokes the mystery of Mexican cuisine more than mole, a sauce of complex flavors that usually includes toasted and ground spices, seeds, nuts, chocolate and chile. Many mole recipes contain more than thirty ingredients and some recipes have five varieties of chile alone. Chef Olea is delighted to share his moles that include his "New Mexican Mole" that he created to commemorate Santa Fe’s 400 year anniversary in 2009. The large mural in the main dining room, was painted and presented to Chef Olea by Federico Leon De La Vega, a well- known artist from Mexico City.

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2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (505) 983-8604
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Fernando Olea
  • Private party facilities
    We offer customized menus, experienced servers, extraordinary food, and our very own Chef Fernando Olea’s culinary expertise and flair. There can be nothing more perfectly paired! We use organic and sustainable products whenever possible. Our menu celebrates the varied and complex flavors of classic dishes from Mexico City, Oaxaca, Michoacán and Puebla. Chef Olea brings these classic dishes to life with modern and New World techniques thereby imprinting his own distinct signature, or Sazón, into each and every dish. Menu items change with each season and can be customized to fit your needs. We also are happy to embellish the menu with entertainment, florals, linens, and unique décor. For more information: Tel: 505-983-8604 or email: fernando@sazonsantafe.com
  • Award-winning
    1. James Beard Award 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    Santa Fe
  • Cross Street
    East Alameda Street & Water Street
  • Parking Details
    There is self- parking only, but most of the parking near the restaurant is metered. The meters have certain times when they are monitored and when they are not, so please read signs carefully.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Wine

What 4,873 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Best Ambience

  • New Mexico

    Innovative

  • New Mexico

    Good for special occasions

  • New Mexico

    Most Booked

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Ambience

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Innovative

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Romantic

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

4,873 Reviews
  1. HCKOM

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 3rd time to Sazon. My wife and I were hosting a good friend who ordered the salmon. She could not have been nicer asking that the salmon be rare, and not medium rare or medium. Sadly, it arrived medium. Due to that our meals were served, our guest did not want to wait for another replacement. The server said she would tell the chef. At these prices, the dish should have been taken off the bill or at the minimum an offer of at least one dessert. My wife's tuna was spectacular and my rack of lamb was nearly so. However, Santa Fe has a number of outstanding restaurants that are more consistent and guest-friendly than Sazon.

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  2. DougM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Offerings a little complicated, but on my second visit, I could navigate quite well and enjoyed it even more than the first time.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    World-class, 5-star destination dining. Choreographed service is continuation of tight brigade BOH. Order Sopa de Amor and all seafood specials.

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  4. DavidA

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! The owner/or head chef made a point to visit every patron and genuinely, personally made sure everyone was happy and well taken care of. Our server was amazing!

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  5. RavindraV

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We appreciated excellent service by Megan and others. It was special to meet Chef and chat with him twice. Excellent food!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of our best experiences. It reminded us about restaurants in Mexico City. Its incredible how this gem is close to us. The Chef was hospitable and charismatic. This was a lovely experience. We were celebrating our anniversary and they treated us so special….

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! We will definitely come back the next time we are in town.

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  8. BeverlyH

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great choices and delicious food. They were also happy to accommodate vegetarian options. Apreciated Chef Oleo visiting guests and asking how we enjoyed dinner. Highly recommend experience when visiting Santa Fe!

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  9. nurse

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sopa de Amor was just outstanding- don’t miss ordering it! It was very creative and excellent.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner and the experience was fabulous. The chef stopped by our table to ask if we were enjoying ourselves. He takes pride in delivering amazing food. The atmosphere was lovely with top notch service.

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FAQs

Sazon is rated 4.8 stars by 4873 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Sazon

221 Shelby St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. James Beard Award 2022
  • Cross Street
    East Alameda Street & Water Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Santa Fe
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    There is self- parking only, but most of the parking near the restaurant is metered. The meters have certain times when they are monitored and when they are not, so please read signs carefully.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Fernando Olea
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (505) 983-8604
  • Private party facilities
    We offer customized menus, experienced servers, extraordinary food, and our very own Chef Fernando Olea’s culinary expertise and flair. There can be nothing more perfectly paired! We use organic and sustainable products whenever possible. Our menu celebrates the varied and complex flavors of classic dishes from Mexico City, Oaxaca, Michoacán and Puebla. Chef Olea brings these classic dishes to life with modern and New World techniques thereby imprinting his own distinct signature, or Sazón, into each and every dish. Menu items change with each season and can be customized to fit your needs. We also are happy to embellish the menu with entertainment, florals, linens, and unique décor. For more information: Tel: 505-983-8604 or email: fernando@sazonsantafe.com
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