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The Grill at Santa Claran 

About Santa Claran

The Santa Claran is located at the heart of Espanola and is one of the few great hotels there. They’ve positioned themselves as a hotel that is family-friendly and features many great amenities like a fitness center, a casino with its own restaurant called The Grill, and an outdoor pool.

The restaurant gives a warm and homely feeling because of the somber ambiance and friendly staff. The reception staff as well as the bellboy are charming and friendly and usher you into the hotel. This makes for a pleasant stay with loads of amenities in store.

A sense of humor is important in making great staff, as it keeps guests light and happy. The hotel’s staff does have a kind sense of humor; and as a kind gesture of courtesy, they’ll say hi to you whenever you pass by them.

There’s a wide range of amazing pieces of artwork scattered throughout the Santa Claran. Black and white paintings expertly made, add to the great feel of the Santa Claran.


The second floor of the hotel features a very comfortable and spacious lounge that has a free wifi facility, so if you are on an office trip you can work in comfort without much interruption. The staff is pleasant and cooperative when you need to ask for internet facilities in your room. They do provide Ethernet cables at the reception help desk if you need access to the internet from your room.

You can even have some Starbucks (tea or coffee) and a pastry from the in-house café at the lobby to get energized at the start of a fun filled day in Espanola, NM. The café is open from the morning till mid afternoon. Similarly, the casino restaurant called The Grill, does serve some scrumptious breakfast, so you can alternatively have your fill of breakfast there. 

The Restaurant in the Casino: The Grill

If you’re looking for an in-house dining experience, you can head over to the Hotel Casino’s very own restaurant: The Grill at Santa Claran. You can get a filling portion of food, like the delicious chili and salsa if you are in a rush. Other than that there are American and NM food available at the restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Grill Restaurant ambiance is classy and the staff is prompt and friendly like the rest of the hotel. Whether you have a family reunion, formal dinner for business, or a date with your significant other, the grill offers you the perfect ambiance for all these occasions.

The menu includes a choice of fresh salads made from locally sourced ingredients and a number of fulfilling sandwiches, and hot plate entrées which come to you straight from the grill. The enticing aroma is enough to make your mouth water.

The specialties of the house include the delicious Tres Tacos and Skillet Enchiladas. And before we forget, Huevos Ranchos are also part of the menu. There are amazing desserts to fulfill your sweet dessert cravings, too. So the next time you are at the Santa Claran, make sure you try The Grill.

This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead

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