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Rio Chama Steakhouse

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

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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great meal in Santa Fe!

My wife and I were staying at a B&B just up the street and decided to eat here one evening. Although it was rather cool outside we decided to have our meal in the outside courtyard. I had the prime rib and my wife had the vegetarian lasagna. We both liked our choice very much. The queen cut prime... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
David L
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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Pecos, New Mexico
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91 reviews 91 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We brought friends here on this visit and no one was disappointed! We had Prime Rib, New York Strip, and assorted sides and appetizers. Everything was great! Service is exceptional for western U.S., and their wine list is one of the best I've seen anywhere. It is fine dining to be sure, and worth every penny you'll spend!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

server was awesome, but food was just ok , we order chicken Caesar salad chicken was raw , and small portions , I'm not coming back

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Reno, Nevada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

During the past few minutes I have written a couple reviews slamming restaurants serving inferior cuts of beef tenderloin for what is listed as filet mignon on their menu. This restaurant does it right. Great steak, great waitress providing excellent service.

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My wife and I were staying at a B&B just up the street and decided to eat here one evening. Although it was rather cool outside we decided to have our meal in the outside courtyard. I had the prime rib and my wife had the vegetarian lasagna. We both liked our choice very much. The queen cut prime rib... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

As we were on our first visit to Sante Fe, we were initially a little overwhelmed by the dining choices. The good places needed prior reservations, and are really expensive. We happened on this place on the Old Santa Fe Trail by accident, with our eleven year old feeling very hungry. It was welcoming, the service was good, and although... More 

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Northwest Arkansas
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177 reviews 177 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We read some reviews about the quality of steaks at this restaurant and they were not wrong. We both had the filets and they were perfect! We were a little disappointed that we did not get the asparagus with our meals as indicated on the menu....they substituted broccolini instead, which neither of us liked. They did discount our meal for... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My husband and I had our first meal in Santa Fe at Rio Chama on the recommendation of our B&B owner. We sat in the bar and were impressed with the beautiful open wooden trusses and hand crafted tin lampshades. The soft background music played in the bar helped to create a laid back, relaxed vibe. We had a fabulous... More 

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Wichita, KS
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great bar to watch games. The food was excellent! Our server was great! Funny, attentive, and helpful.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Last night, my wife and I went to Rio Chama for dinner. She had the small filet and I had the prime rib. Both were excellent. Also, we were waited on by a young woman named Sarah who provided impeccable service. This is the place to go in Santa Fe if you want excellent beef and fine service.

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Canyon, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Had been going in for the bone in bison ribeye for years. Best steak ever. Tried the the elk this time since they no longer have the bison. The elk was good but no comparison to the bison.

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, 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?