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Chez Mamou French Cafe & Bakery

217 East Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 216-1845
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Ranked #18 of 463 restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, French, Café, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our table of four was only there for a relatively short business meeting so I was the only one who ate! The croque monsieur is excellent, not overly buttered inside and very tasty. The coffee was good and was regularly attended to. The waitstaff was present but not overwhelming. Looking forward to going back.

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Dallas, Texas
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327 reviews 327 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have walked past this place a million times and always wondered what this small hidden place was about. Stopped in after a walk and discovered its menu and stopped back for a delightful lunch. I will return to this quiet, and pleasant spot. The lunch portions aren't typical American volume, but what you get is flavor filled and delicious non... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our croissants and coffee. Just dropped in to pick up breakfast. Looked like a nice wine selection fit meals later in the day.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Chez Mamou is a refreshing dining experience in Santa Fe. This quaint and unpretentious restaurant serves great meals at great prices. It is small so a large group wouldn't be appropriate but it is becoming one of our favorite spots.

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Newport, Oregon
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126 reviews 126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We'd attended the mass at the Cathedral and were really hungry after a day of sightseeing and museum hopping. After a quick check on TripAdvisor, we saw that Chez Mamou was across the street, and open! This led to a lovely evening meal out on the restaurant's small enclosed patio. (The interior of the restaurant is quite elegant and front... More

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I took a day trip from Albuquerque to Santa Fe yesterday and stumbled upon Chez Mamou for breakfast! My boyfriend and I enjoyed a delicious breakfast on the patio. My crepe au poulet was exquisite! We enjoyed sipping our coffee among the flowers on the romantic patio. We split a lemon tart which was excellent as well. Our waitress was... More

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Santa Fe
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Perfectly located along Palace Avenue a block from the historic Santa Fe Plaza and surrounded by wonderful shopping.. In summer there's a petite outdoor patio that's fun to sit in and enjoy a slow breakfast or lunch. Inside the decor is very welcoming. The chef is French...the food is authentic and wonderful...the pastries divine...

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The food was perfect. The most delicious and perfect croissants I've had outside of France (and better than most there, even). The omelet was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Yummy coffee. Great service and pleasant environment.

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Pasadena, California
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had breakfast as well as enjoyed a number of the handmade pastries here while visiting Santa Fe, and this was, hands down, one of the best meals of our trip. The decor of the restaurant has a warm and inviting feel, and the people working there were super friendly and welcoming. Food was excellent, and after breakfast, we decided... More

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Boulder, CO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I was in Santa Fe for a few days for vacation with my girlfriend. Whenever we go on vacation we purposefully have a rule not to go to the same restaurant more than once so we can sample as much variety as we an. However, we made a big one-time exception for Chez Mamou because it was too good NOT... More

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