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Rio Chama Steakhouse

Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern, Steakhouse, Gluten Free
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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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Guadalajara, Mexico
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice decor , tasty food, prime rib was just ok , filet mignon better , good dessert , too expensive I think.

Thank Patomartel
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a very good meal at the Rio Chamas Steakhouse in Santa Fe last Thursday evening. They have a wide selection of sandwiches and entrees from which to chose. Each entree came with its own unique side-dishes that added to the dish. We loved the elk, salmon, and skirt steak and enchilada with mole sauce; very tasty. The bread... More 

Thank MNVoyageuse
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and the wife ate steak and chicken and its was perfectly excellent in the food,drink and the service. 10/10. Definitely visit again. Lovely surroundings too.

Thank Tony J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner at rio chama steak house last night. Group of 8. Our waitress was Cheryl. She went above and beyond for us. We are rowdy group she was awesome. Food was. Excellent. Will definitely go again and request her for our waitress. 5 stars plus.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Boone, Iowa
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Strange experience for our group of 24. Very hesitant to serve us from the bar much. Don't know if they got in trouble in the past or what. Lots of better places with better experiences.

2 Thank Carguy50036
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this steak house! Very nice indoor dinning room. Outside looked nice too. We choose to eat inside where it was air conditioned, because it was a really warm day. We had a nice quiet area with no one around us we went on a Monday evening early, Maybe that's why? We did see other people in and out... More 

Thank DMC1719
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265 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was dining inside at a lovely table by the window. The steak I ordered was cooked to the right temperature and tasted very good. The sides were also great. The pickled onions on top of the steak clashed, in my opinion, and should be replaced by something else. The pot au chocolat dessert was very good. All in all,... More 

Thank SrgnFsh
Santa fe, NM
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great building & location, good indoor & outdoor seating. We ate outdoors, very pleasant spot and luckily a nice weather evening. My companions had buffalo burgers, beef and I had salmon fish & chips. First, there was only one waiter in the outdoor dining area and service was very slow. Took an inordinate amount of time to get our... More 

3 Thank Thomas J
Mountain Village, Colorado
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here for a burger and it was really good. The manager Daniel is excellent. I have allergies and he took really good care of my order! My hubby loved his burger. My friend got a salad and I forgot to ask her how she liked it. We were too busy catching up and talking too loud!

Thank Leslieann111
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has it all, great food, historic setting, and great atmosphere through art. Menu will appeal to all kinds of tastes and no matter what one orders it will be good. The staff is always prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. Steaks are delicious and properly cooked. Take time to notice the historic art on the walls.

Thank Gary M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $35
American, Southwestern, Steakhouse, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions
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?