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Casa Chimayo Restaurante

) #50 of 389 Restaurants in Santa Fe $$ - $$$, Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
409 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1858
+1 505-428-0391
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
409 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1858
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had to try this DDD find. Loved the blue corn empanada. Hardest part deciding between green or red sauce. Solved the problem by ordering Christmas- half red and half green. Had one with beef and one with chicken. Loved them both. Lots of food for...More

Thank Foodie499653
Reviewed 2 days ago

When for the fajita and found there was far to much to eat..!! But it was very good and so not a real problem. Taste was just right with plenty of toppings to add. Had a traditional margarita which was well made. A good experience...More

2  Thank Paulellwood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surprisingly, no one was there at Friday at 7 PM. It took a while to get the drinks, and the Bloody Mary wasn't very good. Wait service was good. Food was very good, with the calabacitas cooked perfectly and the red and green sauces very...More

2  Thank kamikaz75
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once our wonderful waiter told the owner of the restaurant we had just gotten married and we were on our honeymoon he made a personal appearance to greet us and tell us about the importance of family, food and love. It was a great experience.

3  Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Home cooking served to perfection. Charming spot with local family recipes and history. Our server, Richard, was a gem, explaining the preparation, ingredients and history of the area. He had our dishes prepared perfectly and was attentive and offered suggestions for site seeing that the...More

2  Thank 1224connie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good, fresh and tasteful. Restaurant's atmosphere was cosy and our waiter was helpful. I would recommend this place if you like mexican food!

1  Thank Ossi N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is on the spot for NM flavor, the decoration was very nice coordinated with the food, and the service was great. My family from Asia loved it as well. The prices are also more than reasonable for Santa Fe standard. No complaint....More

3  Thank Jui-Yu C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great. Service fantastic. And serving sizes...well more than ample. Prices are good too. The fireplace on the winter is so warm and inviting. A definite must do

3  Thank parrishd2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a cold snowy April afternoon, we ventured into this out of the way restaurant on Water Street. A little old house off the street. Charming! We had the best food here! My husband tried the frijoles olla con chicos. He has never seen these...More

3  Thank BellaAntigua
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here based on the recommendation of our air bob hosts. The prices here were higher than we expected. We ordered one of the less expensive dishes, and it was still $15 per plate. The pork adovada enchiladas were good, but not exceptional, especially...More

1  Thank Arielle T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1858
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-428-0391
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Casa Chimayo’s traditional approach to preparing authentic New Mexican cuisine, or “Comida de Nueva España,” as Don Timoteo, the patriarch of the restaurant, refers to it, comes from his commitment to using Grandma’s recipes and local ingredients.  

Guy Fieri featured Casa Chimayo in a segment titled “Aces Of Authenticity,” on his popular Food Network show “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, showcasing their popular blue corn enchiladas!

New Mexican cuisine has evolved from a blending of Spanish and Native American ingredients, resulting in a culinary experience like no other.  Don Timoteo is proud to serve authentic New Mexican dishes using fresh, local ingredients such as: red and green chile, corn, beans, blue corn, posole, tortillas, tamales, atole, and more!