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Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante

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300 Juan Medina Road, Chimayo, NM 87522
+1 505-351-4444
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Napa Valley, CA
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240 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Chimayo is a special place and the Rancho is THE place to eat when you visit. Reasonably priced and delicious, the New Mexican dishes feature the famed local chiles. Visiting at lunch, I had the carne adovada plate, featuring tender chunks of pork made brick-red from chile, served with posole and Spanish rice -- delicious. The dish is the house... More 

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Buena Vista, CO
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was just given the 2016 James Beard award for traditional cuisine and boy do they deserve it! We enjoyed a marvelous dinner here with Prickly Pear Margaritas, Stuffed Sopapillas and Tacos, and creamy Flan for dessert. You would expect to pay a lot for dinner in a place like this, but our bill was only about $60 for... More 

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381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have enjoyed this restaurant many times over the years. The food is classic New Mexican, showing off the unique mastery of the chile, which is central to this cuisine. Don't miss this.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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240 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a tour through New Mexico this restaurant was chosen for us because off it's historical significance , award winning restaurant and it being sited as a New Mexico Culinary Treasure. We were not disappointed in the least. The charm of the restaurant is felt immediately when you enter the grounds. The court yard entrance has a small statute and... More 

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Niceville, FL
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant, like all of Chimayo we saw, was very beautiful. We were there for lunch on Halloween day and all the servers were in costume. We were seated in a garden type enclosed room next to the outdoor patio. The food was wonderful, I had a fajita salad that was so good I really didn't need the dressing. Sopapillas... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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183 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely good place to sit and enjoy a meal. Unfortunately it seems like every meal has about a cup of cheese spread over it. Besides that the flavors are pretty good.

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Albany NY
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here at lunch. We were seated in a bright cheery glass enclosed room overlooking the patio. Service was attentive, food was very good. One of us had the white wine sangria, another had the red, and they agreed the white is excellent. This is a busy place, but we did not feel rushed. It's full of "ladies who... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read so many wonderful reviews about this restaurant, their beautiful facility and award winning food! We drove out of our way to go to this restaurant, and it was a great disappointment! Arrived after a bus load of tourist, who were seated in their patio, and they couldn't keep up with the bus load and individuals...they are overrated and... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been one of my favorites for over twenty years. This family owned restaurant of historic New Mexico settlers is a great retreat from the hustle and bustle of Santa Fe. Friendly place with a traditional New Mexican/Mexican cuisine-- your usual chips, salsa, enchiladas, tamales, rellanos , beans and rice in an expansive old ranch house. Well prepared dishes... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 680 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This will be the second time we have "tried" to give Rancho de Chimayo a second chance. It used to be a genuine highlight of any trip to the Santa Fe area. Great food and good service, every single time. Today we were hopeful one more time. We walked in and were greeted by a very sullen hostess who just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Juan Medina Road, Chimayo, NM 87522
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Chimayo
  • Phone Number: +1 505-351-4444

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