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“Meatopia of Flavors”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Omira Bar Grill

Omira Bar Grill
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Ranked #174 of 555 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Brazilian, South American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Cerillos Rd
Description: Located just a few short blocks from Santa Fe's Historic Plaza, the State Capital, and the Downtown Business District, Omira Bar & Grill is known for its culinary excellence and internationally inspired dishes. We invite you to tour our site and discover the Omira Experience, Menu and Wine List.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Meatopia of Flavors”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Arrived at Omira’s about 6:30pm and only two tables were occupied which made us a little nervous as what to expect. The décor was upscale and the ambiance was geared more toward couples and small gatherings than large groups and children. As with every Brazilian steak house there is a partial buffet for sides and salads, but this buffet is done with white porcelain serving dishes and the food they put in them is not heat and serve as you would expect, but rather chef prepared dishes from all over the world. The restaurant is located at the corner of St Francis and Cerrillos next to Susan’s Fine Wines and is open Tuesday through Sunday for Lunch 11am to 2:30pm and Dinner 5pm to 9:00pm.
For those not familiar with Brazilian steak houses they serve meat at your table throughout the meal and include everything from simple chicken to all cuts of steak and sausages and spiced meats from different countries. The carver comes around to the tables offering the meats they have out at the moment and freshly carves you off a portion. Some of the best tasting meats were the fillet mignon, spicy sirloin, Japanese beef, kielbasa sausage and grilled pineapple. Items on the buffet that I can remember are cilantro rice with black beans and steak, Irish beef stew, butternut squash soup (yummy), 5 different salads, 3 fruit salads, usual vegetables and about 6 other dishes I did not know what they were, but they looked really good.
They also serve a wide variety of wine and beer and have some microbrew and foreign beer choices if you prefer. The wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the food and what was in it, attentive to our needs, but not hovering, and as friendly as can be with yes sir and no mam throughout the meal. So if you like meat and a variety at that then you can’t go wrong at Omira’s Bar and Grill, $27.95 a person and includes all the meats, sides and soups you can eat in one setting. The meats were hot, tender and juicy; the vegetables were fresh, crisp and prepared with care; and the staff were excellent guides through this meatopia of flavors and textures.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Santa Fe, NM
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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Wonderful addition to Santa Fe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

As locals, we appreciate the mix this place brings to town: Good food, much of it locally sourced, at a reasonable price point, and with friendly service. You could easily make a meal of just the salad bar, but the meats are all wonderful. Also the best dolmas (meat-filled) I've ever had. The wine list also has a decent number of affordable wines. Beers, too, but we had wine.

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank SantaFean-7
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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210 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“A little disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

First let me say congratulations to Ziggy! you have created a completely new dining experience in Santa Fe. Brazilian Rodizio restaurants are common in southeast Florida and we have enjoyed them often.
Omira offers up delicious choices and an excellent salad bar. As you would expect, the food keeps coming and coming, it's easy to overeat.
That said, there are a few shortcomings. Basic dinner for 2 comes to about $80. For that price I expect superior food and service.
The food was mostly very good. The beef choices had issues. All the beef came to the table with much too much fat and gristle. A few of the portions given had no edible part whatsoever...just fat.
Though seafood can be part of the dinner choices none were offered on the Wednesday evening that we were there.
The dining concept is great and we will come back again. My note to the kitchen...trim the waste away before bringing the food to the tables.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Paul R
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

I was hesitant at first but was so pleasantly surprised. The food was great. Service was terrific too...Definitely will go back.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank SueC02
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Santa Fe, NM
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

I received a coupon in the mail for a free dinner for my birthday. So my husband said we could try it out. We made our reservation on line which was very easy n they we very quick to confirm the reservation. When we got there they sat us right away. The staff was friendly and explained how the it was an open salad bar n the waiters would come around to our table when we turned on are lamp to say we were read for the many different types of meats n sea food they bring to the table right of the grill. When they first came around to our table we thought the portion were small but the came back around with so many kinds of different meats very quickly that you get full. When you are done all you do is turn off your lamp and the waiters stop coming to your table. The food is great we really liked the sausage and filet mignon. Overall great place to eat. Even my 6 year old liked it. We are going back for my husband birthday.

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