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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 #21 of 466 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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86% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It's truly a French Cafe and Bakery ran by a nice French women.. The food is excellent but each time I've gone there the waitress is not. She's had a sour look on her face, and the food was a little slow in coming out. I will probably go back, but will make sure I'm no in a hurry or... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food was delicious but the service is slow. Our waitress was good but the woman behind the pastry counter at the register did absolutely nothing to help out the waitresses. Didn't run food or ANYTHING. Just stood there. I saw that our drinks were ready and our waitress was busy with another table and the register woman didn't even... More

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Hilo, Hawaii, USA
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I'm hesitant to write this review in fear of the restaurant being overcrowded next time I have to go there, but they deserve as much business as possible. French cuisine without the attitude. Elegant, but casual. The portions are good. The service is very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the food so much, we went back a few days later. The... More

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Slightly off the beaten track (by a few blocks) but well worth the effort. An excellent patisserie -- for breakfast or lunch -- and a great French menu for dinner, including all the classics. Enjoy!

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We loved discovering this quaint little bistro. We sat in the alleyway courtyard and took lunch. The menu was Classic French and everything that came out of the kitchen looked delightful! We opted for salads and a bottle of excellent Sauvignon blanc recommended by the very attentive waitress. We wish we had time for another visit!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Based on two experiences at this restaurant (3 for my wife), we’d say that Chez Mamou is a good addition to the restaurant scene in Santa Fe, and I expect we’ll be occasional repeat customers for years. However, we can say nothing about the pastries or wines, as we don’t partake of either. The restaurant is well situated in the... More

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Bay Area, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We only took advantage of the breakfasts they offer, and did not try the lunch or dinner menus. The pastries are delicious, and it is lovely to sit outside in the adjacent courtyard.

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We had two pastries for dessert one night. One was a fruit "tart", the other was a chocolate confection. The surprising part about them was that the base of each of the pastries was what I would classify as a large cookie. I had expected them to be on a pastry shell base with a creamy filling, but this isn't... More

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Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

As others have mentioned this is a great place for lunch and of course dessert and a coffee. French style and lots of chocolate choices. We would recommend this place for lunch or an afternoon break. During peak seasons it can be very crowded.

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Quaint alley patio. Service was attentive. Classic French. Aweso e onion soup and organic green salad. My friend had 2 poached eggs with ham and potatoes and said it was perfect. We shared a fruit tart which made us realize this is classic French pastry chef. Small restaraunt that we stumped on A few tables inside and a few tables... More

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