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Rio Chama Steakhouse

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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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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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243 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very quit in the off season in Santa fe. Steak house but has many other options. Was around the corner from our hotel and was perfect on a cold night after a long day of travel. We opted for a burger and prime rib. Burger was perfect as was the spicy bloody Mary. Relaxed attentive service too

Thank caryn1958
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the prime rib open face sandwich. It arrived on a less than appetizing brioche half bun which had some soggy mushrooms and melted cheese. However, the prime rib looked like a slice of over cooked ham only browner. I had ordered medium rare. I cut into it and it was medium well to medium. I asked for the... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After just having driven for several hours to reach our destination, Santa Fe, we wanted something easy, close to our lodging, with decent food. Our innkeeper recommended Rio Chama. Easy parking in the back is a real plus in Santa Fe, and we could tell that it was very busy on this night before Christmas Eve. The hostess made us... More 

Thank abqgirl_7
Rochester, New Hampshire
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town visiting and was invited with a group of people. The atmosphere is very nice. The service was attentive and very friendly. The fondue was incredible! And dinner was spectacular. Everything...everything was perfect!

Thank Kathy S
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115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Working in Santa Fe and this place was recommended by a colleague. Lovely ambience with a fireplace roaring and quiet confidence while being seated. Service was prompt and the food did not disappoint. I had the Seabass and it was plendid. My colleague had the buttermilk fried chicken. The portion was large and very tasty. Will definetly go back and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I stopped in for lunch while running errands in Santa Fe. We live in a small town an hour away with few dining choices and were craving a big juicy steak but there is no steak available during lunchtime. Other than that huge disappointment the atmosphere is lovely though better suited for couples. A little pricey considering... More 

1 Thank cyncov
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

For a different dining experience here try the fondue. It's a multi-cheese mixture that comes with bread and veggies. This, and one of their excellent salads makes a great, different dinner for 2.

Thank Jill Roger G
Santa Fe
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We ate at the bar on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It's a very nice rustic room with multiple flat screens to watch sports events. House pinot noir was very pricy at $14 and $16 per glass. Our shared fried calamari appetized was very good. Burgers start at $12 - $14 dollars, but they have an additional charge for every topping... More 

3 Thank SantaFeRich
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The turkey dinner was excellent. The manager, Brian, and Missy, the bartender, provided great service during the very busy holiday meal.

Thank Wentthere10
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We had a terrific dinner here and I would go back just for the prime rib. The restaurant is large but separated into smaller dining rooms. The decor was warm and service was attentive. Both of us had the prime rib and it was as good as we have had anywhere. The side dishes were good and the drinks hit... More 

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

We are so happy you had a great experience. Thank you for the kind words! More 

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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
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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?