Serves meat, vegan options available. Southern Mexican food. Uses traditional ingredients and methods of preparation. In addition to the regular menu, there is a vegan menu - ask for it. Open Mon-Tue 11:30am-8:00pm, Thu-Sat 11:30am-8:00pm, Sun 11:00am-3:00pm.

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48 Reviews

First Review by Leah Stolar


Points +3024

29 Nov 2023

Marvelous Mole

The portions aren’t large here but the flavors are excellent. I was very impressed with every part of the dish and would highly recommend this place.

Pros: Excellent flavors

Cons: Smaller portions


Cool Cuisine

Points +140

21 Nov 2023

Amazing selection of veganizable dishes!

The staff was very helpful and almost everything on the menu was marked as vegan options. They had some flavorful sauces I've never had before. We're coming back tomorrow!

Pros: Amarillo mole sauce, Taquitos, Enchiladas

Cons: None


Points +44

29 Oct 2023

Very tasty, tons of vegan options

Almost everything on the menu had a vegan option! My partner had a Oaxaca Mole enchilada that seemed to be filled with tofu and was very tasty. I sampled their two vegetarian (not vegan) quesadillas. Everything seemed to be made from fresh ingredients. Would definitely come back if we return to Santa Fe!

Pros: Numerous veggie options, Fresh ingredients , Delicious


Points +43

16 Oct 2023

Very tasty mole. Most menu items have vegan options.

Lots of options. It seems to be mostly substituting tofu in for meat but what we had was tasty. You might have to remind them “Queso Vegano” or “No Queso” if you don’t like vegan cheese.
The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Pros: Most menu items have a vegan option, Mole!, Friendly staff

Cons: Vegan options could be more creative than sub tofu


Points +459

10 Oct 2023

Our Favorite Vegan Mole!!!

Fiesta Qaxaca made all my Vegan Mole Dreams come true! Pretty much everything has a Vegan option with a home-made Vegan meat-sub. We had the Mole Sampler with Chips, Vegan Mole Oaxaca, and Vegan Enchiladas, Christmas Style. So good. So Vegan. If you are in Santa Fe, go there!

We came back again, since we were in town! The Amarillo Mole Enchiladas are magnificent, but we still love the classic Oaxaca Mole Enchiladas and the Enchiladas Christmas Style (both red and green sauces.) And this time, I took pictures.

Updated from previous review on 2021-12-26

Pros: Mole that's Vegan!!!, Nice People, Nice Atmosphere


27 Oct 2022

Excellent delicious vegan options. Clean restaurant and attentive servers. Decorations are splendid!


Points +82

12 Sep 2023

Great Food & Service

Seems like everything can be made vegan. Family operation. Victor, our server, explained our options well & was very helpful.

Pros: 8 in party & everyone was happy , Excellent food, Great service

Cons: I plate came chicken but was replaced with tofu q


Points +55

20 Aug 2023

Fast, delicious, tons of options

There were at least a dozen dishes that were marked with “vegan option” on the menu, and they used an actual meal substitute (did not ask what it was made of as I don’t have allergies) in the dish to sub instead of just vegetables. We got two of the mole dishes and both were fantastic. The main downside that was that they didn’t have any of the dairy free cheesecake listed on their menu.

Pros: Tasty and filling options , Clear labeling , Cute restaurant environment

Cons: Not fully vegan , Out of some things


Points +26

24 Jul 2023

A must when in Santa Fa

Their mole rosado was absolutely amazing. I strongly encourage you to order it yourself - you will truly enjoy it.

Their service has always been great and the patio is a great spot to hangout. Has always seemed more affordable than some other local spots as well.

It has been over 4 months since I have last been, but I still have cravings for their mole rosado.


Points +143

16 Jul 2023


Amazing food and friendly staff. Almost everything can be made vegan. My new favorite restaurant in Santa Fe.


Points +165

10 Jul 2023

Amazing vegan Mexican food

We three had planned to go to an all-vegan restaurant for lunch, but it was closed for their summer vacation, so searching on Happy Cow I found Fiesta Oaxaca. It is around the corner from the Georgia O'Keefe Museum downtown. The outside patio is small but accommodates quite a few people. We all ordered enchiladas (See pictures) and a piece of vegan lime cheesecake and absolutely loved the food!! The menu is clearly labeled as to vegan options. The staff is delightful, especially Ivanna, our server. She told us up front they were short-staffed and the wait time could be awhile, but it wasn't long at all. I loved this restaurant and in hindsight I'm glad the first choice was closed or we'd never have gone here. Hooray for serendipity and luck! Oh, and P.S., the lemonade is really good. Not too sweet or tart, and there is a non-alcoholic beer option available.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-10

Pros: Good parking, lot or meter, Sweet patio, Wonderfully friendly staff

Cons: Can't think of any


Points +8505

04 Jul 2023

Delicious, friendly, dozens of vegan options

Fiesta Oaxaca is one of the top vegan-friendly options in Santa Fe. While not purely vegan (they also serve meat), almost every dish on the extensive menu can be made vegan on request, and those items are clearly marked on the menu. Best of all, this isn’t a vegan-by-subtraction situation, but rather vegan-by-substitution: they have house-made (not processed) vegan “meat” and vegan cheese, both of which add a little something and are not overemphasized or heavy.

Everything we’ve tried is delicious, and the mole dishes are particularly flavorful.

In particular, we recommend the Enchiladas de Mole de Oaxaca and the Chile en Nogada (both of which can be prepared vegan on request). If you’re with a group, it’s worth ordering the mole sampler, which lets you taste all of the different moles with chips for dipping. They also make a great vegan horchata and several vegan desserts (three as of mid-2023).

Unfortunately one of our old favorites, the sopecitas, is no longer on the menu, but the Taquitos Dorados are a worthy starter for a group, and the Garnachas Veracruz are an option one doesn’t see often.

There’s both indoor and outdoor seating, and the service has always been warm and friendly.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-04


Points +1396

03 Jul 2023

Gourmet Mexican and some of the best vegan food in Santa Fe

We've eaten here a few times and it's always been delicious. Probably half the menu is marked clearly with VEGAN OPTION. From the moles to the burritto, this is not what you expect when you hear Mexican food ... they really know how to cook and bring out subtle flavors and prepare elevated vegan food.

Pros: vegan options clearly labeled, lots of vegan options, delicious

Cons: no parking lot (it's downtown SF!), not 100% vegan


Points +277

01 Jul 2023

Vegan but expensive

Lots of vegan options like cheese, mushrooms, sweet potato etc. but truly a little on the pricier side for small portions. Also not as flavorful as I would have hoped.

Pros: Vegan options , Next to the plaza (accessible)

Cons: Small portions


Points +27

30 May 2023

5 Stars authentic food

Close your eyes and taste the flavors that you don’t always get with vegan food!

Pros: Many Fully vegan options , Incredible authentic flavors , Damn good margaritas

Cons: The inside is too pretty, Too many vegan options, Margaritas were too good


Points +71

21 May 2023

Mole pretty good

Several listed vegan choices

Pros: Great service


Points +71

07 May 2023


I have dreams about their mole rosado!


Points +39

06 May 2023

Fair to middling

Came here for dinner and was really looking forward to it. We came a year ago as our rv travels brought us to Santa Fe to wait out the weather and fires. We dined here a few times in the same week because it was soo tasty and had many vegan friendly options (google review May 2022

This visit, the dishes weren't quite as tasty. The guanabana margarita was overly sweet and only hints if of tequila; I wasn't able to finish it. The are still a number of vegan options, but some of the items are no longer on the menu (e.g. Puntas De Bistec A La Mexicana). The red and green sauce vegan enchiladas were good, but not like before. The chile de arbol salsa and black bean side are what brought the flavor to the dish.

Updated from previous review on 2023-05-06

Pros: Many vegan options, Black beans, Chile de arbol salsa

Cons: Main dishes lacked flavor, Overly-sweet weak margarita


Points +16

16 Mar 2023

Lots of options

I love how you can sub meat for vegan options for most items on their menu I had the Oaxaca mole and it was ok… sauce was too sweet but other then that good


Points +511

10 Feb 2023

So vegan friendly!

I love that this place has sooo many vegan options! I ordered the pibil tacos (Vegan option) and they were delicious! I didn't realize they mixed tofu with mushrooms for the substitute, and for me not liking mushrooms, I thoroughly enjoyed these! I was starving after hiking so I forgot to take a photo but I did snap one of our vegan desserts! Chocolate ice cream and pumpkin cheesecake. I would definitely come back here!

Pros: Tons of vegan options, Great atmosphere and service, Delicious food


Points +194

10 Feb 2023

Yummy mole

It’s not often that I find a vegan friendly mole option. This restaurant has 4 different moles and all have a vegan option! I had enchiladas. The vegan filling was mushroom and tofu. Lots of other items are clearly marked on the menu as having vegan options.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Easy to order


Points +36

30 Dec 2022

Great Oaxacan Food

Almost everything on the menu can be made vegan. Helpful staff and on top it was absolutely delicious.

Pros: Lots of Vegan options


Points +1157

04 Dec 2022

Salsa whisperers

Great place for vegan food downtown Santa Fe! Vegan meat is tofu, have vegan cheese. Many dishes on the menu can be made vegan. Good flavors and textures!

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Downtown


Points +34

27 Nov 2022

Must try!

Very flavorful vegan foods and lots lots of options!

Pros: Lots of Vegan options , Very flavorful , Amazing food


Points +17

24 Oct 2022

Highly recommend. So many vegan options and authentic dishes

Authentic southern Mexican cuisine


Points +28

03 Aug 2022

My new favorite!

So many vegan options! They'll make practically anything vegan (even one dessert, even though they were sold out when I was there)! The food was so wonderful, seemed incredibly authentic, was super filling, and was absolutely delicious. The staff was wonderful and kind - they even assured me that the dish I ordered wouldn't be too spicy for my wimpy taste buds. They have some staples and some more interesting fares if you want to try something new - I got the Ensalada dy nopalitos y jicama to share with my husband and their special Mole Rosado de Piñon. The portions looked small when they arrived but I couldn't even finish my food. So good - please go! The food also came out SO FAST!

Pros: Almost anything can be made vegan, Authentic and delicious, Filling and good prices


Points +332

11 Jul 2022

Very good vegan Mexican food

Would give five stars if I could. The food was so good and there was lots of vegan options to choose from. The breaded seitan was also the best vegan meat I have tried in the us so far. Staff was also very friendly and told about the vegan options.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Friendly and knowledgeable staff, LGBTQ friendly

Cons: Very warn inside


Points +24

15 May 2022

So many options!!

Awesome very authentic food with so many options. Can order almost anything and sub tofu meat, and staff was super nice

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