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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%
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“prime rib” (51 reviews)
“fondue” (24 reviews)
“steak” (92 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
414 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Researched restaurants online for a month. Wanted a nice place to take my wife for her 70th birthday. Staff was very nice but this place "dictates" how much you can drink. Then NO comp birthday dessert was offered. Every other place in the world would...More

6  Thank Caricky
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great meal at Rio Chama. The prime rib was just right and the Caesar salad fresh and seasons as expected with fresh anchovies. Recommend sitting on the patio if the weather permits. Only detraction is dust from parking lot if the wind...More

Thank jamesjQ7894IT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took 2 teen girls (from L.A.) there for dinner. Seated at a booth in the bar. Attentive service and they were allowed to split several dishes. My wife had tacos, I had the Chama Burger and the girls split a steak salad with mashed potatoes....More

Thank girardot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great visit here for the first time. Came in to the beautiful patio and our server Carolina was awesome! She made us feel very welcome and was very thorough and friendly. We had the crispy tacos and shrimp cocktail to start with and...More

Thank Griffin G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rio Chana has a limited menu that covers all of the traditional foods. Our last visit comprised of the filet mignon and ribeye (on special) which were both excellent. Private rooms can be requested in order to provide a more intimate environment to enjoy a...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We went here out of curiosity more than anything. Fancy pants steak house near the capitol, we thought we might at least see some wheeling and dealing. Our meal was OK, priced high, but we expected that. The wine list is pretty amusing. My partner...More

9  Thank Joan C
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Staying just up the road and being exhausted from traveling / exploring all day, I opted to walk down to Rio Chama and order to-go. The staff at the outside patio bar were extremely friendly, more than happy to accommodate my to-go request. I ordered...More

1  Thank rdubbs08
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Had a special dinner here for 30 people while attending a conference. The food, service and atmosphere were great. A "must go to" place to eat in Santa Fe.

Thank John J
Reviewed 12 June 2017

There are a lot of great restaurants in Santa Fe. Rio Chama Steakhouse is one that is often overlooked and somewhat low profile.It is 2 blocks south of the plaza on Old Santa Fe Trail in an wonderful adobe style building. The interior is all...More

Thank NM87109
Reviewed 26 May 2017

A reliable choice for good value food and drink, this restaurant is frequented by legislators and lobbyists during New Mexico's legislative sessions. We especially like the availability of Oysters and Buffalo Burgers, but the menu is extensive and will sayisfy most tastes for "American" food.

Thank Elliot S
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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