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Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe

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821 W San Mateo Rd Ste C, Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 984-1980
Today
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently Delicious With Great Options For Vegetarian, Vegan, & Gluten Free Customers

I have been to Chocolate Maven several times now. The food is always wonderful and service has always been great! I'm a picky veggie so I really appreciate that the menu is well marked to let you know what is or can be made vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten free. You'd be surprised how hard it is to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Madrid, New Mexico
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Madrid, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I have been to Chocolate Maven several times now. The food is always wonderful and service has always been great! I'm a picky veggie so I really appreciate that the menu is well marked to let you know what is or can be made vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten free. You'd be surprised how hard it is to find a scrambled... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Met a business associate got coffee and a muffin. Had the view of the kitchen as a treat. Downstairs was relatively quiet at 10:30 for business conversation. Server was not very attentive which was okay until we wanted to pay our bill.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant used to be great. Regrettably the service and attention to its customers has slipped precipitously. On more than two recent visits, our food did not come from the kitchen as ordered. For inexplicable reasons, the staff seems to ignore you when you come through the door. How sad... It has been one of our Santa Fe favorites.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Tasty, fresh and delightful food. Lovely service with varying menus, depending on the time and day. (They even have a tea service!) The eggs are farm-fresh and everything seems farm-to-table fresh. Cute upstairs dining room and a cute downstairs dining room, too. The pastries looked divine, but I didn't indulge. Chocolates from local chocolatiers are available for purchase as gifts,... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I live within walking distance of this place. That is very dangerous indeed ;). Yummy desserts, good breakfast too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I would have never waited so long if I had known that the food is going to be horrible I had a lori quiche the quiche was disastrous the crust on it was harder than the table we were sitting at the apple crisp was tasteless I went home and got sick I will not be back the waitress seem... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I had heard from a few other locals that chocolate maven isn't what it used to be, i thought they were wrong...so I gave the place a try... my friends were right. I went in to eat for lunch, I was never even acknowledged by staff so I got up and left... 2 weeks later, I was in search of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is primarily a commercial and wholesale bakery, providing fine breads and pastries to restaurants in the Santa Fe area from a steel-sided warehouse-type building nowhere near the central area or the restaurant strips on the arterials. Don't let the location or the appearance deceive or deter you. The small retail bake shop and the small breakfast and brunch cafe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Try for a table next to the glass that separates the baking area- quite a show watching the bakers work. Superb and fattening food and baked goods. Mexico hot chocolate outstanding

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Oh boy you are in for a treat when you go here. The ambiance, and food a superb. It was so much fun to watch the baked goods being made through the giant window in the dining area. The gentleman preparing the goodies was very personable as was our waiter. Breakfast was delicious. The tofu scramble was soooo good. A... More 

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Additional Information about Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe

Address: 821 W San Mateo Rd Ste C, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: (505) 984-1980
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 821 W San Mateo Rd Ste C, Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: (505) 984-1980

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

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