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Rio Chama Steakhouse

414 Old Santa Fe Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770
+1 505-955-0765
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (59 reviews)
“fondue” (25 reviews)
“steak” (101 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
414 Old Santa Fe Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From Gene and Georgetti here in Chicago to Red Foxx Steak & Piano Bar in San Diego I love an old time steak house. Rio Chama is it for Santa Fe. Great unpretentious atmosphere, wait staff that really likes you, and of yes, great food....More

1  Thank HelloJoeOne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are bar food regulars at Rio Chama. The surprise at Rio Chama is their outstanding soup and Texas style chili. Try any "soup of the moment," as their daily soup is called, and you will be delighted.

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful Good Friday dinner at Rio Chama. We liked the traditional Santa Fe style architecture inside with stucco and exposed wooden beams...making for a comfortable, relaxed dining experience. The meal was very well prepared as my wife had the...More

Thank Armando P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service and the food were phenomenal. The best we found in Santa Fe. We usually don’t eat twice at the same place on vacation, but the whole family agreed that it was worth repeating. Get the shrimp cocktail and the fondue!

1  Thank nkersey
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We always have dinner at Rio Chama when we visit Santa Fe. It has a southwest charm, attentive wait staff and the food is delicious! I had the avocado & grapefruit salad, filet mignon with sweet potato and broccoli. We shared the chocolate pot for...More

1  Thank judyartist
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We had a private party. Everything was great. I had the ribeye, medium rare, with a St. Clement cab. Excellent. Finished with the coffee cheesecake.

Thank TR1
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We went there with friends and decided to sit at the bar. We had the ribeye and it had a excellent flavor. The service was also excellent. This is a place everyone needs to stop in and enjoy

1  Thank AllisonRD108
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Always reliable, excellent food in a comfortable atmosphere. Typical steakhouse fare, done right, with local touches and very friendly service.

1  Thank ellafrank
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We had shrimp, prime rib, and short ribs. Everything was really good. The short ribs melt in your mouth and the prime rib was great. The cocktail sauce was unbelievable. I loved the dark, cozy bar area. And our waitress was very sweet.

1  Thank Erin B
Reviewed 31 January 2018

I've enjoyed Rio Chama in the past but today, the food and the service left much to be desired. The portabello sandwich was served on COLD thin half sliced pieces of sourdough with tomato and lettuce with a side of coleslaw. I was disappointed.

10  Thank Berna610
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6 February 2017|
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Response from RioChamaManager | Property representative |
Yes we do. Please call (505)955-0765
25 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
26 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
US$15 - US$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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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 Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-955-0765
  • E-mail
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