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Rio Chama Steakhouse

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

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 80
    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
best steak in a long time

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Brian W
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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new mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love coming to this place! The menu is diverse, yummy and I would put as a cross between comfort food and high end steak house. I prefer sitting in the large comfy bar to the main restaurant but they have a couple smaller private rooms that are perfect for a special occasion. I also come here almost weekly for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Within walking distance of Four Kachinas B&B. Food and service were outstanding and the atmosphere was terrific.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Loved their chili for lunch so much returned for dinner! Wonderful service from Cheryl. A wonderful quiet delightful place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

we made a reservation by phone with a person who did not express even a hint of enthusiasm, and unfortunately the service we experienced at the restaurant continued the theme of indifference. We ordered a salad, the hanger steak with enchilada and black beans, and the prime rib with potatoes and asparagus. The lettuce was rusty on the edges. The... More 

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Additional Information about Rio Chama Steakhouse

Address: 414 Old Santa Fe Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770
Phone Number: 505-955-0765
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, European, Fondue

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?