The popularity of the cuisine of Spain has exploded on the international arena. For the last 15 years, El Mesón has championed the traditional flavors and methods of Spanish Cuisine in Santa Fe. Tapas, paella, fine wines & live music are at the core of El Mesón. Refined, yet also relaxed, an evening at this Santa Fe restaurant is as close as you can get to a night in Madrid itself. Nowhere else in Santa Fe can you find a more classic representation of the ingredients, preparations and flavors of Spain than El Mesón. So much so, that El Mesón is recommended by the Consulate of Spain for quality and authenticity. The paella is classic and legendary: served straight from the flame to your table in black iron pans, where the saffron-infused rice is perfectly cooked and heaped with chicken, chorizo, seafood and more. The house-made sangria is from a generations-old recipe with a splash of brandy, and dessert cannot be passed over - one taste of the heavenly flan or arroz con leche and you are in David's grandmother's kitchen.