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Rio Chama Steakhouse

414 Old Santa Fe Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770 (Downtown)
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Ranked #109 of 472 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

While visiting Santa Fe over Christmas we had already hit the best standard spots and the food in this city is exceptional for the most part. We wanted to try a restaurant new to us and we were lucky enough to get reservations at Rio Chama last night. Touted as a steak house it is far more than that. Fresh... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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269 reviews 269 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Visited with friends. Quick, friendly service. We split fondue and calamari appetizers. Two of us had the elk entree, one had the lamb, and one had the sliders, nachos, and mac 'n' cheese appetizer together for dinner. Lots of sharing. All items were good. No complaints

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Palm Desert
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Food was excellent. Had beef Fajita salad. Very generous portion with lots of beef and other vegetables. The salad shell was firm and tasty! Service was excellent.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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387 reviews 387 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
542 helpful votes 542 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Appetizers are a hit for a light meal on the way to the CCA or Screen movie theaters.Service gets a bit under whelming when they are busy, but food is delivered by kitchen staff not the waiter. Bar delivers a great margarita and there is nice selection of wines. Of course there is a full menu of steak house meals... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went for a drink & ended up having dinner. We started off with the cheese fondue which was out of this world. The mixture was consistent from the first piece of bread to the last bit if apple. We then had the steaks & one had the chili. All came out to our expectations. A must return to place. Maybe... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We chose to eat in the bar. I found the service to be a bit slow especially since it was not that busy when we arrived. Servers were great and the food was good. The parking lot, however, is terrible. It is not paved and there are numerous holes and depressions. Since it was raining that evening, it was also... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My daughter and I stopped in for lunch one day during the week. We were waited on by a very knowledgeable waiter (sorry, his name escapes me at the moment). We decided to try each of his recommendations and enjoyed every bite! If you have never had Truffles Fries believe me you are missing out on something absolutely decadent. They... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We discovered this restaurant, having been referred by a local, and will definitely go back. I had a New York steak, which was juicy, tender, and done to perfection. My companion had prime rib, lean, cooked exactly as she requested, and so flavorful. The wait staff were polite, discreet, and very helpful. The ambience is New American upscale, very private... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The restaurant was really nice and the hanger steak was perfect I couldn't have asked for any more. The wine list is very very extensive and we made a made good choice from the cheaper end. The staff were very patient as we were taking our time ordering and served us very well. I recommended the place to another group... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is a handsome restaurant with several nice dining rooms. We took a booth in the bar which was very comfortable and low key. Drinks and salads were fine, and then - trouble- when the main courses arrived. One member of our party ordered hanger steak, and I ordered prime rib both to be cooked medium rare. Both came barely... 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, Barbecue, Steakhouse

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