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Rio Chama Steakhouse

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414 Old Santa Fe Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Oakland, California
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For the prices they charge they still use low quality meats... so so disappointed and would love to eat there more but we all found other places to go . Hope they catch up with the times we seek out quality food

Thank kimalix
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had better meals at McDonald's. Food is horrible, greasy, unhealthy. Not one item on menu is healthy. Service is slow and not attentive. Waiter was almost ignorant. Once you get your table, you feel trapped. I would never eat there again if it was last restaurant on earth.

1 Thank Kevinton
Bangor, Maine
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long day traveling Route 4 from Albuquerque to see the Jemez Mountains, we came down the other side through Los Alamos and into Santa Fe. We were extremely tired and oh, so hungry looking for a good steak. We found it at Rio Chama! As we walked in the door we were greeted by Cheryl who could see... More 

1 Thank Leslie B
Bristol, Virginia
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144 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Rio Chama as our special night out on our vacation and it lived up to our expectations. We both had wine, prime rib with vegetables and mashed potatoes, and side salads with blue cheese vinaigrette dressing. Our salads were generous, and the blue cheese vinaigrette was unusual--a peppery vinaigrette with chunks of blue cheese--an interesting and tasty combination.... More 

1 Thank valibrn
Yorktown, Virginia
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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with a group. Sat on the patio, very pleasant. Nice churascho complete with salad wit good service. Very nice lunch. Nice setting for a meal.

1 Thank Alan C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant service and very good food. American food perfectly cooked. If want a good piece of meat this is the place in Sante Fe.

1 Thank bradl763
Placentia, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered a Prim Rib. It came with mashed potatoes and green beans. We went rather late on a Sunday night but they still had the Prime Rib available. It was cooked nicely and the flavor was great. The mashed potatoes were wonderful.

1 Thank TravelGirl20132013
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Nice atmosphere. Our food was cooked just as ordered. Prime rib was perfect. Service could have been a *touch* more attentive but overall we felt that this was a nice dining experience and we would definitely dine here again when in Santa Fe. Two night later we ate in the Bull Pen in Santa Fe and had HORRIBLE service and... More 

1 Thank RosieSD56
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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347 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We ate there last evening & had a wonderful meal. We were in the mood for prim rib and it was one of the better ones we have had in ages. They have an excellent wine list also. The service we had was also great. Definitely a place to go if you want meat.

1 Thank Boggio
Fort Lauderdale
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

I was walking down the Old Santa Fe Trail from the Inn of the Turquoise Bear looking for a place to eat. I noticed a sign for the restaurant and walked through a passage way into a charming court yard. I ordered my usual vodka martini (excellent but not as cold as I would have liked) and ordered the prime... More 

1 Thank River55land

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $35
American, Steakhouse, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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