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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“sliders” (23 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped by for an afternoon snack on the patio upstairs. Overlooked the plaza which makes for great people watching. Trio dips were okay. Queso tasted maybe overheated. It was thick. Salsa and guacamole were just okay. Victor gave us great service. The bar drinks...More

Thank janet g
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I came to visit Santa Fe. We were walking around the downtown area and saw this restaurant and decided to eat here. It was a cute restaurant and we were lucky to get a seat on the second floor outside where we...More

Thank cwillini
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to people watch from the balcony, so be sure to ask for outdoor seating if the weather permits. From the balcony, you can see the Plaza, the Cathedral of St. Francis de Assisi & down the main street (Old Santa...More

Thank KARS929
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were wandering around downtown Santa Fe, and popped into this restaurant for dinner, hoping that we would be able to hear the outdoor music from inside. Nope! The restaurant windows were all open, but they were piping in loud music, instead. (Strange choice.) Even...More

6  Thank MBAmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told they had a happy hour, which was incorrect. But we were able to get a table upstairs on the balcony, a good refuge from the rain! We had a friendly waiter who was attentive. We enjoyed sliders and some other "snacky" choices...More

Thank lotsagoldens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, and good service. Sit out on the balcony for a great view of Santa Fe. A band was playing in the park while we dined and it made it every nice. We will return!

Thank DJ-Doctor-D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s hard for a restaurant in a place like Santa Fe. Many of the diners are tourists, and by nature they are not going to go back to a restaurant after a first experience, no matter how good it is. You may go back to...More

5  Thank NXTTRP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you know anything Santa Fe you know you can go crazy looking a reviews to decide which of the many restaurants to eat at. Instead the second day of our visit we went to the Georgia O'Keefe Museum (highly recommended) and then just wandered...More

Thank K_P_Love-to-eat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been twice for the margarita which was wonderful with the ‘floater’ but the service was slow and disorganised. The food on our first night was the usual Mexican stuff . We didn’t think it was anything other than ordinary. A lovely view of...More

5  Thank Carol C C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Santa Fe we met a old friend and his wife for drinks and an early dinner. We wanted to also hear the free concert in the Santa Fe plaza, across the street. I called for reservations, but found that they did not take...More

5  Thank MaroonDawg67
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Megan D
15 May 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
24 May 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, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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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