Chef Fernando Olea preparing mole


Originally from Mexico City, Chef Fernando Olea has been enthralling diners in Santa Fe since 1991 with his unique interpretation of contemporary and traditional Mexican dishes. Chef Olea creates sophisticated flavors using Old Mexico’s indigenous and culinary traditions alongside ingredients from around the world. His menu is deliberately small, featuring fresh and locally sourced produce and meats when possible. Nothing evokes the mystery of Mexican cuisine more than mole, a regional dish from the heart of the country…..



During these trying times the majority of us will be required to stay home and go out as little as possible for the foreseeable future. While obviously this puts a strain on everyone, it is the right thing to do if we are to stand a fighting chance of controlling the spread of Covid 19. Purchasing food and preparing it will not always be convenient or indeed possible.

In order to meet the needs of our community Sazon will, until further notice, be offering a take away lunch and dinner menu. Chef Fernando Olea has created a special menu that features the street food of Old and New Mexico. We have flautas, tostadas and tacos as well as Chef’s award winning green chile burger. The menu harkens back to the days when Chef Fernando had his first restaurant, Bert’s La Taqueria, on St. Michaels over 25 years ago and his very popular Bert’s Burger Bowl where his legendary green chile burger was enjoyed by so many of you here in town.

Our hours will be:

Lunch: 11:00am until 2:00pm

Dinner: 4:00pm until 7:00pm

Payment will be by credit card at the time of ordering.

We have made it easy for you to order. Just call us at 983-8604 to place your order. Should volume be sufficient to warrant the ability to order online, then we will begin that service at a later date.

In order to provide some means of earnings for some of our staff, Sazon will also be delivering under the following conditions.


  • Deliveries will be made within city limits
  • Minimum order is $24 worth of food product
  • A 20% gratuity will be added to all delivery orders as staff who will be doing this will be working for tips only. Should you wish to increase the tip amount you will certainly be able to do so.

Sazón Doesn’t Miss A Step

“Sazón reopen late October/early November after being temporarily closed due to a small electrical fire that occurred upstairs, luckily away from the dining room and kitchen …”

Degustación Delights

“At top restaurants, chefs commonly offer a degustation menu—a tasting menu that features the talents of the chef or the specialties of the region. The word ‘dégustation’ is French, and refers to the careful and curatorial tasting of …”

Ambiance and Cuisine

“It takes three elements to ensure a successful restaurant: great food, great service and great ambiance. Much has been said about Sazón’s delightful contemporary Mexican cuisine, cooked to perfection by renowned Chef Fernando Olea. And, of course, the impeccable service…”

Great Pairings

“Lawrence Becerra is not a restaurateur, but he’s always liked good food and wines. When the opportunity came along to build a stage for his longtime friend Chef Fernando Olea, he and his wife Suzanna jumped at the…”

Baja Bandwagon

“Have you heard the news? The wines of Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe in Northern Baja are taking on world-class status. Famed restaurants like Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry in California and Rick Bayless…”

Creative Sophistication

“Originally from Mexico City, Chef Fernando Olea moved to Santa Fe 26 years ago. After running restaurants in Mazatlán, Mexico and Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as a few restaurants around town, he and his business partners Lawrence and Suzanna Becerra opened Sazón…”

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Chef Fernando Olea's Delicious Moles + Salsa are back for you to enjoy at home!


Designed and manufactured by Kristalov, these glasses are available exclusively through Sazón. 


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Sazón | 505-983-8604
221 Shelby Street
Santa Fe NM 87501

Sazón is within two blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza, and is walking distance from most downtown hotels.



221 Shelby Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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Santa Fe, NM 87501

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