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Rio Chama Steakhouse

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414 Old Santa Fe Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770
505-955-0765
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still Delicious on Our Third Visit!

We had a light meal tonight of Tempura Tuna, wine, and after-dinner drinks. Everything was delicious, as usual. Their espresso is full of rich coffee flavor. The Ducas White Bordeaux and 2011 Kopke Tawny Port were also excellent wine choices. My husband enjoyed the Drambuie. They have the best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Pecos, New Mexico
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Pecos, New Mexico
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121 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had a light meal tonight of Tempura Tuna, wine, and after-dinner drinks. Everything was delicious, as usual. Their espresso is full of rich coffee flavor. The Ducas White Bordeaux and 2011 Kopke Tawny Port were also excellent wine choices. My husband enjoyed the Drambuie. They have the best wine list I have seen in Santa Fe, and had we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Service was great, and food delicious. We were tired after driving from Tucson and we found this restaurant by accident. I had the quinoa rellano and my mom had the salmon and chips. We both loved our meals. Loved the cozy setting. Glad we happened upon this restaurant

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Montrose, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Lovely facility and ambience; friendly, professional and efficient service; outstanding prime rib, side salads and veggies; good wine selection. It's a pricey night out but worth the money to be there.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I went out on a limb and had the Elk steak which was a first for me. I don't think that it tasted really different from beef. It was really good. My wife had the Salmon and said it was the best seafood to come out of the desert. The service was very polite and attentive with excellent recommendations from... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had a very nice dinner here out on a back patio and it was one of the best we've had in a long time. The food was excellent and the atmosphere charming. Even if our waitress who had 'only been awake for 20 minutes' couldn't seem to get our drink orders right, the service was friendly and efficient. We'll... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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409 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We've enjoyed dinner here a couple of times and decided to try lunch here. We split the calamari and an avocado + grapefruit salad with tuna. Nothing notable. Skip the lunch here and come for dinner instead.

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USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We used to eat here fairly often, and I have reviewed this place before. We used to love the food, but it went downhill. We eat here every once in a while to see if things have gotten better. They have gotten worse. I got a hamburger supposedly fresh ground. The taste, texture, even the perfect cylindrical shape suggested frozen.... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place was recommended, but I can't do the same. They missed a every turn. We had trouble getting drinks. When the first glass of bubbly came out, it was flat. A beer had to be asked for three times. The bottle of a nice wine needed to open up a bit. We asked for a decanter but it never... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We tried to go here and even had a reservation. Unfortunately, have never felt more unwanted at a restaurant. First there was a group of staff at the hostess stand all with their backs to us. Then no reservation and a big deal that we didn't have one. Then a comment from the hostess about how busy they will be... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Stopped in last night with friends for a quick bite at the bar. Admittedly it was early - 4:30pm, but the wait staff was lazy, hanging out. We ordered the burger, supposedly prime rib, but awfully dry and tasteless. The burger itself is $12, with $1 each to add green chile and cheese (a must here in Santa Fe). Chips... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 414 Old Santa Fe Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 505-955-0765

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, European, Fondue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?