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Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante

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300 Juan Medina Road, Chimayo, NM 87522
+1 505-351-4444
11:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 20:30
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Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

I am so surprised at the couple of negative reviews about this fantastic restaurant! True, this restaurant is so popular that there is always a wait of at least half an hour, however, they have a very quaint lounge/bar area to enjoy one of their yummy margaritas and appetizers while you wait. By the time we got out margaritas and... More 

Thank EdgiGirl
New York City, New York
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

They're celebrating their 50th anniversary but I was going here in the late 70s/early 80s. It's still a beautiful layout with consistently good New Mexican food/strong representation of traditional dishes not found everywhere. I came at lunch/smaller portions& small prices. I enjoyed the chicken flautas but next time would get the dinner order (2 at lunch aren't enough if you're... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Friends from home recommended this restaurant to us. They are frequent travelers to the area and they eat there every time. Hope it has been better than it was tonight. Service was very very slow and inattentive. Food was not really any better than a Taco Bell in North Carolina. My wife and I both had the same meal and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

We tried a combo plate with a pork asado, tamale, enchilada & posole, which was great! Each sampling was better than the the shrimp, blue corn enchiladas. The sangria & guacamole were both outstanding!! And the sopapillas with honey... Oh my word....

Thank Melissa G
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We have visited this restaurant every time we're in the area. This last time, late August 2015, we were a party of four, and the restaurant was celebrating its 50th anniversary. However, surprisingly the food was not good. Perhaps the chef was incapacitated, but this was not even remotely close to the quality of food we had remembered and loved.... More 

Thank shaidan
Washington DC
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311 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Since the closing of La Tertulia many years ago this is the place to go to for good NM food in a traditional outdoor setting. The drive out either through Nambe or Espanola is wonderful. The restaurants's patio is lovely and the NM food is some of the best and most traditional.

Thank FormerChicagoGal
Vienna, Virginia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

This restaurant gets excellent reviews and we were looking forward to dining there. The service was excellent and staff very capable. I ordered the salmon salad. The salmon was so over cooked it was flavorless and tough. Usually when I order salmon, I'm asked how I want it prepared. Not this time. I guess everyone assumes you want it well... More 

Thank Judy R
Dallas, Texas, United States
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

I've traveled to this area since 1980 and never stopped at the restaurant until this August 2015. I was delighted. The location is easy to find if you've already found Chimayo. I sat on a patio with large umbrella. My food, tamale plate, was delicious and a sopapilla comes with the meal. They can accommodate large groups as well, so... More 

Thank Charlotte M
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

This hidden jewel has been a favorite of mine for years. In fact, I would easily drive a few hundred miles out of my way just to eat there. If you are looking for a charming ambiance and incredibly succulent southwest delights. The staff are attentive and make sure you are well attended to. This place fills up quickly for... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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311 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Tasty lunch in pleasant surroundings for very reasonable prices. New Mexico food. Don't miss the comida (lunch) specials on the last page of the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
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

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?