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Rio Chama Steakhouse

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$$ - $$$
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414 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770
+1 505-955-0765
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Santa Fe, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been here many times in the past two years..part of our rotation of lunch restaurants my husband and I visit on Saturdays. Rio Chama offers a lovely Brunch menu that varies slightly from their weekly lunch menu. On Saturdays you can get flapjacks and other breakfast items, but we almost always come here because we crave their burgers. I had... More 

Thank Bridgett M
Piscataway, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went there on our last night of vacation and the meal was very tasty but service was a bit slow. It was nice to have an American meal after eating Mexican all week.

Thank tammyd1957
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410 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband loves prime rib and this was the place! Our friend and I had the fried chicken with bacon gravy - crispy yummy good. Our waiter was tops and helpful and patient with all our questions. His recommendation of banana cream pie was the best ever. Wine offerings were good and we were pleased with selection. The courtyard and... More 

Thank pucgal
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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426 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a large group, and had the room downstairs looking in on the Wine Cellar. Very neat space for a group event! The wait staff was super friendly, and on top of everyones needs. The Hors d'oeuvres were very good. The wedge salad was good, my steak was just ok. Everyone loved the signature chocolate desert and the creme... More 

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Essex, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. The have a marvelous chili, great bar beverages, and cozy ambiance. I've had steak, fresh salmon, and even Thanksgiving dinner here: it's all great!

Thank KarinG720
Santa Barbara, Ca
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287 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

With friends, nice atmosphere, good service. Several of us had the Asian spare ribs which were done with Hoisen sauce. The half portion was more than enough for a main course. Others had the chicken & the smaller steak. All were excellent. Good Margaritas. Would recommend.

Thank Linda B
cambridgeshire, uk
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We were in town for 2 nights at the end of February and came here on the second night (myself, husband and our 21 year old daughter). We opted to have the cheese fondue to start with an oh my goodness we should have just stopped there. It was gorgeous, lovely cheese fondue and plenty of bread and vegetables to... More 

Thank wilderspin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

If you like prime rib you NEED to visit this place. Best prime rib ever. Also recommend the fondu appetizer.

Thank TJ R
RioChamaManager, General Manager at Rio Chama Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the remarks! These are two of our signatures. More 

Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
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81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We wanted to try Rio Chama before we rented a room for a meeting. Our host sat us promptly and our waiter was attentive. The wine list is very extensive, but also a little expensive unless you would like t join the wine club. We ordered a bottle and it was very good. The Prime Rib and Filet were very... More 

Thank Edward M
RioChamaManager, General Manager at Rio Chama Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to express the kind words. We look forward to providing another great experience! More 

Northbridge, Massachusetts
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116 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Dinner for two on a Thursday night. Restaurant was not crowded. We had the filet and the prime rib, both wonderful with enjoyable sides. Server was quite good. This restaurant is very close to the State Capitol, which was a slight drawback, as there was a younger man with an ID badge at a nearby table, who was loud, on... More 

Thank Matthew F
RioChamaManager, General Manager at Rio Chama Steakhouse, responded to this review

We very much appreciate the kind words. Sometime the NM legislative session can take unsuspecting patrons by surprise, but not to fret it ends on March 17th. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?