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Rio Chama Steakhouse

414 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770
+1 505-955-0765
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (58 reviews)
“fondue” (24 reviews)
“steak” (99 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
414 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've enjoyed Rio Chama in the past but today, the food and the service left much to be desired. The portabello sandwich was served on COLD thin half sliced pieces of sourdough with tomato and lettuce with a side of coleslaw. I was disappointed.

9  Thank Berna610
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and atmosphere. We ate in a dining room but the sports bar looks like a fun place to be on Saturday. They started us off with a beautiful, savory bread. We opted for a half portion of the avocado-grapefruit salad which was refreshing...More

Thank water baby g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our favorites for steak and salmon, nice wine list. Good service as well. Parking can be a problem at peak times. There is also a nice ballroom; we have gone there to dance Tango!

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visit Santa Fe every winter and Rio Chama has always been one of our favorite restaurants. We went 2 days ago and were extremely disappointed. Service was just OK and food was just mediocre. We both ordered the Chama Burger. Typically...More

7  Thank Karen G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mom and I shared the prime rib which is served with green beans and mashed potatoes, and a whole Caesar salad. The salad was very very good and a very large portion - perfect for 2! The prime rib and sides were separated for...More

Thank isofia94
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We had a very nice dinner at Rio Chama. I had the prime rib, which was a very flavorful and tender cut. The sides, garlic mashed potatoes and green beens, were high quality as well. The others in my party were quite happy with their...More

Thank ajm80031
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Hello there, my spouse and I are both locals here so we know what to and not expect from certain restaurants. I can tell you the food is excellent, delicious, fresh and piping hot. You always get to start with bread for the table. We...More

Thank bolcan
Reviewed 28 December 2017

The fondue appetizer was delicious and is huge! The prime rib was pretty good as well. For the price you are paying, service was mediocre and the restaurant was not that busy when we ate here. Overall, it was an enjoyable dinner, but nothing spectacular.

Thank Britni T
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This is where I chose to go for my 30th birthday dinner as it seemed fancy enough for 30, but comforting enough to be approachable with the menu selections for my picky partner. I had made a reservation because it had been suggested, but it...More

Thank Angelica C
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Rio Chama is an elegant restaurant near on Old Santa Fe Trail. It was a nice change from typical New Mexican cuisine. It was a quiet night and we practically had the restaurant and a server to ourselves. We share a delicious salad of heirloom...More

Thank RickyD23
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Questions & Answers
7 February 2017|
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Response from RioChamaManager | Property representative |
Yes we do. Please call (505)955-0765
26 May 2016|
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
That size of vehicle should be left home. The parking lot behind the restaurant would not accommodate that size bed. The state Capitol bldg is next door. You might try their lot.
Tracey G
26 March 2015|
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Response from HowardGeorgia | Reviewed this property |
Sorry...I don't know. Best to call the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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 Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-955-0765
  • E-mail
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