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Rio Chama Steakhouse

414 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770
+1 505-955-0765
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (53 reviews)
“fondue” (24 reviews)
“steak” (95 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
414 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770
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1 - 10 of 391 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

The steak and burger was exceptional, but we had to ask for our wine 3 times before we got our drinks.. Because of bad barservice, I do not recommend this restaurant, although the steak was exceptional. The table top was also sticky....

6  Thank Paula S
Reviewed 6 days ago

On Oct 6, 2017, we had a wedding party rehearsal dinner in the Abiquiu Room for 25 wedding party participants. Service and food prep was the BEST EVER! All our guests were highly impressed with the service staff and the quality & quantity of the...More

1  Thank Howie-Betty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe we had to high of expectations but this place was not worth the money. Our waiter James seemed to bothered having to wait on us. The food was good for the most part but this isn’t a place we would ever visit again.

6  Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is clean and beautiful and the staff was very good, but we waited over a hour to get our food after ordering. We were there lunch and I had the prime rib sandwich which I ordered medium rare and it came well done....More

5  Thank michaelrV9900AG
RioChamaManager, General Manager at Rio Chama Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I appreciate you taking the time to bring this to my attention. I am truly sorry that your recent experience was poor. Obviously there was a misstep here, and now that it has been brought to my attention we will take necessary precautions to limit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another wine and chili fiesta dinner. Jordan winery was the partner but only offers two wines with a 5 course meal. Apparently they had plenty of chardonnay as it was poured pretty generously. Once we moved on to the cabernet, they were very stingy. Sea...More

10  Thank VRBO126408
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the prime rib with a nice glass of red wine. Ambience is wonderful. A great place for meeting others to celebrate a wonderful event.

Thank Marsha K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The prime rib chama burger was amazing. The patty alone taste great. Paired it with a Caesar. Elegant, peaceful, quiet, romantic at night. Located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. Heard this was the governors fave and I can attest she has great taste.

Thank Neritametz
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Everytime we visit Santa Fe, we make sure that our last dinner is at Rio Chama. From the first time we ate there{ the dining room was full so they set up a table in front of the outdoor fireplace} to our most recent visit,...More

Thank k2rhere
Reviewed 7 September 2017

5 of us were looking for something different from SW food. We had a nice round table and were all very happy with our steaks. I had Filet Mignon accompanied by a delicious risotto and asparagus---all excellently prepared. Others had the truffle fries---unusual and delicious....More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Although the recent reviews clearly indicate this restaurant's problem with staff and food preparation, having both worked years in the service industry my husband and I paid them no mind as we know sometimes things just happen. What a mistake. We waited to be seated...More

17  Thank Marlayna67
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7 February 2017|
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Response from RioChamaManager | Property representative |
Yes we do. Please call (505)955-0765
26 May 2016|
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
That size of vehicle should be left home. The parking lot behind the restaurant would not accommodate that size bed. The state Capitol bldg is next door. You might try their lot.
Tracey G
27 March 2015|
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Response from HowardGeorgia | Reviewed this property |
Sorry...I don't know. Best to call the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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