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Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe

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821 W San Mateo Rd Ste C, Santa Fe, NM 87505-4145
+1 505-984-1980
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Santa Fe, NM
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I heard so many good things about this place, perhaps it ruined my experience. I had brunch here and it was seriously lacking. The tofu scramble was way too spicy, overwhelming all other flavors in the dish. I am down with spice but it has to be well done, they seriously missed the mark here. Also, the dining room was... More 

Thank Karen L S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have continued to frequent the Chocolate Maven over the past few months and continue to enjoy the food. I decided to take my mother-in-law (who is 89 years old) and my daughter (10 years old) to experience the '"high tea" offering at the restaurant. The restaurant offers this experience most weekdays starting at 3.00 and also on Saturdays. It... More 

Thank Janet F
Burr Ridge, Illinois
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is our second visit here. We enjoy watching the bakers in the open kitchen. This place is off the beaten path and Santa Fe but well worth looking it up. We came for a very reasonably priced cream tea you, but high tea is also an option. They serve breakfast until 6 PM. Fancy coffees and a wide selection... More 

Thank Margaret M
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133 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The restaurant is out of the way. You wouldn't know it was there if someone hadn't told you about it. The sandwich I ordered was delicious & the bread pudding was wonderful for dessert. You can watch them making the bakery products from the small dining room. There is a large glassed area that looks into the bakery. Very quaint... More 

Thank Brenda46
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

When we arrived, the parking lot was packed and hoped the place was not completely filled. Upon entering, we were greeted fairly soon which was great noticing how busy it was. Since it was just my husband and I, we were offered a table for two but it was near a walkway. We declined and mentioned we would wait for... More 

Thank Georgette L
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Used to be really great, last few times I have been there were disappointing. Food quality has slipped a great deal. Sad.

Thank shamanross
Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Nothing like fine dining while watching sweet goodness being prepared. Food and view of bakery were wonderful. I believe I spent more on the bakery foods than the meal itself.

Thank Heather S
Grand Prairie, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

So glad we did not miss this wonderful bakery/restaurant. We ended our trip to Santa Fe with the Chocolate Maven. Perfect ending to a wonderful trip. I had the green chili quiche and the garlic vinaigrette on the salad was delicious. My husband particularly enjoyed the green chili sausage. The staff was friendly and efficient. We had to buy some... More 

Thank Pam F
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I am a local and go to this restaurant a few times a week. There are three great servers in my opinion whom I always love to sit in their sections, Lolita, Brendan or Lucas. These three servers are just plain awesome! The food is amazing. The prices have gone up and you can spend a lot of money for... More 

Thank Nicole M
Parksville, Canada
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

A wonderful place to eat or purchase bakery products. You can watch the bakers while you eat. I have never had a bad meal there. Linen tablecloths and napkins very nice touch.

Thank parkdale38

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 821 W San Mateo Rd Ste C, Santa Fe, NM 87505-4145
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-984-1980

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?