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Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe

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821 W San Mateo Rd Ste C, Santa Fe, NM 87505-4145
(505) 984-1980
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived, the parking lot was packed and hoped the place was not completely filled. Upon entering, we were greeted fairly soon which was great noticing how busy it was. Since it was just my husband and I, we were offered a table for two but it was near a walkway. We declined and mentioned we would wait for... More 

Thank Georgette L
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used to be really great, last few times I have been there were disappointing. Food quality has slipped a great deal. Sad.

Thank shamanross
Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing like fine dining while watching sweet goodness being prepared. Food and view of bakery were wonderful. I believe I spent more on the bakery foods than the meal itself.

Thank Heather S
Grand Prairie, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we did not miss this wonderful bakery/restaurant. We ended our trip to Santa Fe with the Chocolate Maven. Perfect ending to a wonderful trip. I had the green chili quiche and the garlic vinaigrette on the salad was delicious. My husband particularly enjoyed the green chili sausage. The staff was friendly and efficient. We had to buy some... More 

Thank Pam F
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a local and go to this restaurant a few times a week. There are three great servers in my opinion whom I always love to sit in their sections, Lolita, Brendan or Lucas. These three servers are just plain awesome! The food is amazing. The prices have gone up and you can spend a lot of money for... More 

Thank Nicole M
Parksville, Canada
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

A wonderful place to eat or purchase bakery products. You can watch the bakers while you eat. I have never had a bad meal there. Linen tablecloths and napkins very nice touch.

Thank parkdale38
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

This place is cute it is more of a restaurant than a bakery. We were looking for cookies for the kids. We made do and got chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes. They were pasties for adults and didn't have anything cute for the kids

Thank persephonek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I can't say enough about how yummy this place is. Small in house dining area (usually packed, so this is a warning). The empanadas (cherry and apple) were killer good, as was some amazing poppyseed croissant (Not sure it would be considered a croissant, but I'm never sharing one again... all for me). Chocolate latte cookies, yum. The breakfast was... More 

Thank UptonChicky
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

I visit this place every 2-3 months because it is convenient for a social breakfast. The service has always been IFFY but after today, will finally have to re-assess. The service level affects your overall feeling for the rest and its obvious that bad morale, poor training or SOMETHING is going on here. There are plenty of other choices in... More 

1 Thank David H
New Mexico
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Stopped here for lunch on my way out of town. Great little hidden gem. We got a table by the window of the bakery and was to watch them make pastries. I had a Portabello sandwhich- excellent. On the way out, I stopped and bought an almond croissant. This melted in mouth. It was so good.

Thank dancer8024

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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
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 821 W San Mateo Rd Ste C, Santa Fe, NM 87505-4145
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: (505) 984-1980

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