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Thunderbird Bar and Grill

₱₱ - ₱₱₱, Mexican, American
50 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2004
+1 505-490-6550
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“sliders” (19 reviews)
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Southwestern, Mexican, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
50 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2004
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1 - 10 of 838 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to stop here for a drink before heading back to our hotel. Great view from the balcony on the second floor of the surrounding area and the cute square. Good service and nice drinks. If we would have had more time we may have...More

Thank MindVisions
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was Great, nice atmosphere and friendly staff, open space so it can be loud at times, but thats what makes it great.

Thank Jullian F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second floor bar and restaurant with a great view of the square. Good service and great drinks. Also provides heaters which made the outdoor seating very comfortable.

6  Thank DrKat S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time to the Thunderbird. We ate just inside right by the roof access door which is our only complaint about our time here as the door opened each time and was chilly. Other than that our waitress and their team is...More

Thank MollyB614
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here to have some drinks and appetizers. It is in a great location with balconies overlooking the Plaza. We shared the Margarita Shrimp & Chicken Nachos, both very good. They also have TV'S so we could watch some sports. Great Service!

Thank TravelSantaFeNM32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch on the upper level deck - the whole restaurant is upstairs. They have a nice inside dining room, and lots of tables outside on the deck. They were a little crowded - my chair kept getting bumped by servers but overall the...More

Thank Jo Anne T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated right away. Very prompt service. The margarita was awesome.The burger was done as ordered.

Thank Lea C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was very slow and when our meal came the sliders looked like little meatballs on the buns. The three dips were good but the Arnold Palmer was very watery. One of our plates was dirty and the mustard container needed a good cleaning....More

11  Thank Christine F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met family for an early dinner and they suggested this place.It is on the corner of the square and located on the second floor, did not see an elevator so may be an issue if mobility issues. Server was pleasant and took order quickly. He...More

Thank travelgalAvon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have an option to sit inside or outside when being seating at this restaurant. We visited on a beautiful afternoon so we chose outside. It was a great view of the colorful trees in the courtyard and the busy streets below. (This is a...More

Thank AngAcuff
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Megan D
May 15, 2016|
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Response from ragalligan | Property representative |
Hi, This is Rick from the Thunderbird,,,and Yes we can accommodate your vegetarian appetite with a variety of options. Just let your server know. We will customize as well if needed. Please ask for me so I can say... More
karl s
May 24, 2015|
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Response from titiger | Reviewed this property |
We did not have any problems being "white" here. The service was prompt out on the deck overlooking the plaza. We really enjoyed the food and the people.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2004
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-490-6550
  • E-mail
Located on the second floor of the Southwest corner of the Historic Santa Fe Plaza the Thunderbird Bar and Grill offers spectacular views of the Plaza, Palace of Governors and the Basilica Cathedral. Enjoy a wide variety of appetizers, soups, salads, steaks, fajitas, seafood, prime beef burgers and traditional Northern New Mexican cuisine. Enjoy one of our 20 draft beers, 40 bottled beers and over 100 Tequilas. Our famous Margaritas are the best on the Plaza made with fresh squeezed lime juice and for you Bloody Mary lovers our Bacon Bloody Mary is famous around the world.
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