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Rio Chama, Santa Fe, NM

Rio Chama

4.2
4.2
396 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Rio Chama in Santa Fe, New Mexico is located not far from the Santa Fe Plaza, next to the state capitol. Since 2001, the restaurant has developed a reputation for simple, elegant dishes made with high-quality ingredients. You'll find a relaxing atmosphere offering a mix of intimate dining rooms, inviting patios and one of Santa Fe's most popular bars. It is a long standing Santa Fe institution, where Executive Chef Tony Smith features modern American cuisine serving the best prime rib, steaks and seafood. We serve the Edible Magazine 2023 People's Choice for best green chile cheeseburger. Excellent food, wine, and spirits with great hospitality and service make Rio Chama perfect for any occasion.

We take reservations for the dining room only. Our bar and Doug Montgomery @ The President’s room is first come first serve basis.

On January 10, 2024, we will stop taking customers at 7pm. We will be closing early that night for an employee party. Thank you for your understanding.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (505) 955-0765
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Tony Smith

What 396 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

396 Reviews
  1. PattyS

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The fondue was great! The rest of the meal was ok. The timing was off - it took quite a while for our appetizer to arrive and shortly after it did, our entrees came. The prime rib was good but the accompaniments were cold. Our server had a lot of tables and was nice. It seemed like a lot of money for a fair experience.

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  2. JoanL

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good food. Excellent service .... especially when I left my credit card and was able to pick it up the next day!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is very poor. Their quality has really gone downhill. I think we got food that was days old.

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  4. ErnieB

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have dined at Rio Chama several times. The menu offerings are outstanding, the Steaks are wonderful and dessert offerings are too good to pass up. We take out of town friends there. Everyone is pleased with their meals. Excellent and attentive service also. Relax and enjoy the non rushed pace and Santa Fe ambiance.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    They brought the wrong order and by the time they brought the correct entree the sauce was cold and my steak was lukewarm. The steak was near,y inedible, very gristly and very difficult to cut. I finally got the server to bring me a steal knife which helped but not much. I ate less than half. Very disappointing. The sides of mashed potatoes and asparagus were however excellent. My wife was pleased with her food.

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  6. MarilynL

    Dallas

    55 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Staff was cold and un involved. Not very educated on menu or wine. My steak was “choice” at best. Sorry, but too expensive for a so-so experience. Spent $350 for 2 people, which I would happily pay for a quality evening.

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  7. DianeL

    New Mexico

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Slow service coming from the bar, noisy diners and long wait for check.

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  8. MartyF

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thehamburger burger was not medium rare as I ordered it but the chef recooked another one for me. My wife had the seabass and it was cooked perfectly but wasn't as flavorable as last time we were there and broccolini was not cooked enough. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was great though.

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  9. kathryn

    New Mexico

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for a special occasion. Prime rib was excellent (as always). Ditto the rib eye. It isn't often we find a restaurant here that does fish like it should be cooked, but the chilean sea bass was first class. And don't miss the chocolate desserts! Pot and brownie are both outstanding. Add in outstanding service and it made for a wonderful evening

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  10. Cbussell

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice! Incredible food, atmosphere, and service!

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FAQs

Rio Chama offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 955-0765.

Rio Chama is rated 4.2 stars by 396 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rio Chama

414 Old Santa Fe Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Santa Fe
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Tony Smith
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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