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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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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Southwestern, Mexican, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
50 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2004
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

We could spend hours (and do) on this open air covered patio. Right on the corner of San Francisco and Lincoln, this upstairs location gives diners a unique view of the entire plaza. At the end of the street is the Loretto Chapel, ground zero...More

Thank dennisjunesr
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We went to try some of the tequillas that were recommended to us. Laurel was excellent and even though she was not a drinker, she told us that she would ask the bartender any questions we had. She did not rush us and she gave...More

Thank djoffino
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I had a great time with the kiddos eating at this place, we sat by the upper balcony facing the park, the service was quick, the food was good and good portions, will come back again when I get the chance to visit the city...More

Thank Carlos M
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We sat outside on the upstairs balcony. This is an excellent place to people watch as it sits directly across the street from the square. Pulled pork nachos were large and very tasty. The pork chili stew was excellent, great flavor, fairly warm spice wise....More

Thank Boyd S
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Upstairs with a view toward the square, the Thunderbird is a great place to have a meal and a drink while watching the swirl below. Zelma is one of the sincerely friendly bartenders in Santa Fe, unfortunately kind of a rarity there, and she contributes...More

Thank lungfish2k
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We sat on the upstairs patio-balcony with a wonderful view of the square! We enjoyed fantastic food (spinach salad and tortilla appetizers) with excellent service (thanks Norma!). While we did not drink alcohol the drinks looked beautifully prepared n the tables around us ordered multiple...More

Thank Chicago_FJR
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Great Margaritas and good old fashion burgers and fries. The other couple had nachos and wings and they were very good. When it rained, the server brought us inside and we continued our meal in a comfortable setting. The prices were fair and the food...More

Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Was fortunate to land an outside table and view the set up for the folk art festival in July. Food was very good, good size portions, good craft beers and not too pricey. Wait staff was attentive and very cordial. Great place to relax, eat...More

Thank Carol N
Reviewed 7 August 2018

My nieces and I had a great lunch here. Delicious food, friendly, efficient server, and generous portions. I've eaten here three times and it doesn't disappoint! Patio overlooking the plaza is nice if you are lucky enough to find seats.

Thank dawnlangl
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We had the Hangover Burger and The New Mexican Burger. Both were a generous portion and very tasty. The Hangover had bacon and eggs with Angus beef. The New Mexican had green chile, a bit on the spicy side. They offer lots of local beer...More

Thank Paul L
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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
Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, 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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