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Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante

300 Juan Medina Road, Chimayo, NM 87522
+1 505-351-4444
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sopapillas” (205 reviews)
“carne adovada” (82 reviews)
Opens in 24 min
All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
300 Juan Medina Road, Chimayo, NM 87522
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Carne Adovada is good, everything else is average at best. I can't understand why the place is so popular. It's more of a tourist trap restaurant with a landmark tradition. If you want good food, keep moving.

Thank Motorcycle_Tourist_5
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always try to have one meal at this excellent restaurant on our trips to New Mexico. The ambience is wonderful - very refreshing. The food is outstanding as is the service. There is always a great selection of items on the menu.

Thank RonDB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This legendary place serves terrific food, very rich, and a lot of it. Extensive southwestern menu, you can't really go wrong. If you can finish your lunch here you will pretty much be done for the day. It's worth the drive, which gives you great...More

Thank Snarth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What do the Rolling Stones, Robert Redford, and Ozzie Osborne have in foodie common? They've all been to and eaten at this excellent restaurant. It's history is older than anyone reading this review. And they are still an excellent establishment. Plan on a wait weekends....More

Thank Erik F
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Came for the carne adovada and was it worth it! It's one one of the best I ever had. Loved the ambiance and the food is just awesome. This is a very special place to us.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We went to see the church at Chimayo and found our way to Rancho de Chimayo on the recommendation of both the priest and my friends in the area. The meal started off with freshly fried chips and a sublime hot sauce that had a...More

1  Thank DSergi
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Now, this is not a fancy restaurant, but NM is a 'come as you are' type of state. This sprawling restaurant has the feel of being in someone's home; warm and welcoming. Our waitress was friendly and punctual. The food came quickly, despite it being...More

1  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We ate at the restaurant on New Year’s Eve. We were a little nervous since we couldn’t get a reservation and just did a walk in. But we enjoyed the lounge while we waited for a table and they got us seated. Food is excellent!...More

1  Thank Well_Traveled222
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Always a delight; been coming back year-after-year since 1990. Top- notch food; traditionally wonderful service; unique flavors; and, reasonable prices. Best Green Chile Stew and Tamales anywhere in the world.

1  Thank ATLTim
Reviewed 1 January 2018

This is a large hacienda with numerous colorful and character-filled rooms, and terraced seating outdoors on good days. Beautifully decorated for the Christmas holiday. It is a perennial stop for us when in Chimayo or on the high road to Taos. Consistently good food, good...More

1  Thank LabmeisterII
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9 May 2016|
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Response from Ryan N | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a chilly winter day so all was inside
9 May 2016|
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Response from Linda G | Reviewed this property |
We ate there in December when it was snowing and sat in an enclosed patio. We had combo plates so I can't comment on the steak. The food we had were very delicious and everything on other diners plates looked good also. So... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Juan Medina Road, Chimayo, NM 87522
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Chimayo
  • Phone Number: +1 505-351-4444
  • E-mail
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