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Restaurant Martin

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Downtown
American, Contemporary
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526 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2610 (Paseo de Peralta)
The Railrunner from Albuquerque stops a few short blocks from our front door and Santa Fe's public bus system runs right past our restaurant.
505-820-0919
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 303
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting

Pre-opera dinner. Interesting menu and the food was good. I had sea bass. Pea soup interpretation was ingenious. So over foam at this point but I would go back. Fun art on the walls, attentive and welcoming staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The value wasn't there. My seabass was so small it wouldn't fill up a child. They should focus more on feeding the guests large portions.

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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Pre-opera dinner. Interesting menu and the food was good. I had sea bass. Pea soup interpretation was ingenious. So over foam at this point but I would go back. Fun art on the walls, attentive and welcoming staff.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was not my first visit to this restaurant and had taken friends there for dinner from out of town. When we entered the restaurant I immediately saw an overweight man at a table wearing a wife beater shirt (or tank top) sporting many tattoos and hairy armpits. This was very offensive to me. The hostess was going to seat... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Ok. First the good news. The duck and the lamb were delicious! So was the chocolate cake. The sea bass was slim and anorexic, and left two patrons hungry. Now the other news. How can a restaurant that has a $2,500 bottle of wine on the menu admit a patron sporting a wife-beater tee shirt? The lady in our group... More 

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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Won't belabor this review: Restaurant Martin's is simply one of the best in Santa Fe and one of the best restaurants I've experienced. The England Cold Pea Soup was wonderful and any entree is outstanding. Expert and friendly servers who were knowledgeable about wine and food. Prices very reasonable considering the quality of every dish on the menu. Wow!!!!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If you want to see "pretty food" than this might be for you. But the flavors are missing big time. Normally I appreciate fancy presentations but only if the flavors are there to match.

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west texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. We come back year after year to the same creative meals with the highest of quality ingredients. The staff is knowledgeable, polite and the perfect balance of attentive but not obtrusive. An excellent wine list to match a fantastic meal.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Lightly battered fish and chips with coleslaw and a tasty sauce. Risotto with shiitakes and duck confit. Deconstructed lemon tart with meringue and watermelon sorbet. All on the back patio with a gentle rain storm to finish out a peaceful afternoon. A mourning dove nest in the rafters.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our dinner here was surprising. The menu listings showed some combinations and seasonings that did not seem very appealing, but when the food arrived it was excellent . So was the service. We would definitely return here.

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Chicago / Boulder
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We've eaten here twice, in 2014 and 2015. Both visits were similar. Service is polite, knowledgeable, and unobtrusive. Dining rooms have tables pretty close together, but not uncomfortably so. Highlight is the food. The recipes do a superior job of combining flavors - lots of complexity and novelty, but in great balance/harmony. We've been to almost every nice Restaurant in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 526 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2610
    (Paseo de Peralta)
  • Public Transportation: The Railrunner from Albuquerque stops a few short blocks from our front door and Santa Fe's public bus system runs right past our restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 505-820-0919

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 36
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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