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“Good quality Mexican Food in a casual dining room”

Casa Chimayo Restaurante
Ranked #80 of 587 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $25
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Casa Chimayo’s traditional approach to preparing authentic New Mexican cuisine, or “Comida de Nueva España,” as Don Timoteo, the patriarch of the restaurant, refers to it, comes from his commitment to using Grandma’s recipes and local ingredients. Guy Fieri featured Casa Chimayo in a segment titled “Aces Of Authenticity,” on his popular Food Network show “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, showcasing their popular blue corn enchiladas! New Mexican cuisine has evolved from a blending of Spanish and Native American ingredients, resulting in a culinary experience like no other. Don Timoteo is proud to serve authentic New Mexican dishes using fresh, local ingredients such as: red and green chile, corn, beans, blue corn, posole, tortillas, tamales, atole, and more!
Reviewed May 1, 2013

We were the only diners on this very slow night off season. Our waitress was pleasant and cheerful, not rushing us at all though they closed soon as we finished! Four stars because the price was right for the quality of the food and experience.

3  Thank karen S
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

We were warmly greeted at the door and shown to a table near the musician. The music was quiet acoustic guitar and flute offering a nice atmosphere. We enjoyed some seriously good new Mexico cuisine featuring family recipes handed down through the generations. The dining room is located in the old family dwelling offering a wonderful historic glimpse into the rich ethnic history of their family. The Casa is located just a short walk from the historic district hotels and should not be missed if you crave a wonderful Santa Fe-style dinner.

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5  Thank David D
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Delicious meal, you can taste the high-quality ingredients in the preparation, service was attentive and personable, prices were good for value. We ordered the plantains in blue corn tortillas with mole for an appetizer, and this was delicious. We had chicken enchiladas and steak fajitas, all of which were delicious. The coffee we ordered after the meal was really great. The owner spent nearly 25 minutes sitting with us, giving history about his family, Chimayo, and New Mexico, which made the entire experience very special.

4  Thank wen t
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Casa Chimayo offer an authentic southwestern dinning experience. Ordered a burrito with rice... meal was cooked to order and very good. Staff was very friendly and conversational. Meal was under $20 and restaurant is well known locally. Enjoyable meal and southwestern ambience.

3  Thank BaTraveler007
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We stumbled onto this restaurant when some others were closed for the day. Even though it was a Wednesday night in the off season, the place was quite busy. Everybody on the staff was exceptionally friendly and pleasant, and even though it was busy, we never lacked for attention.

We ate only a couple of appetizers, but they were served and cooked well. The restaurant is in a building that was once the home of the family that owns the place now. Lots of art on the walls and an interesting history of the family is printed on the back of the menu.

They have a Sunday brunch menu (otherwise it's just lunch and dinner) with some intriguing items. We had to leave for home the next morning. But if we're in Santa Fe again on a weekend, I'm going to plan to have Sunday brunch here.

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5  Thank 44Boppa
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