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Casa Chimayo Restaurante

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409 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1858
+1 505-428-0391
17:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
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Boca Raton, Florida
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Disappointed. Our first night on vacation and was excited for excellent red chile sauce. The food is expensive with guacamole at $12.00! Not even prepared table side. Entrees weren't real temperature hot and the red chile was below par. We watched other entrees come out of the kitchen that didn't look overly great. If you want real down and dirty... More 

Thank ChloeEats
Morehead City, North Carolina
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We were in Santa Fe for 2 nights and ate there both evenings. The food is so authentic and absolutely delicious! Try the guacamole! Our waiter was so personable, and took extra care to make sure we had a great evening!

2 Thank 21sem
Arlington, Texas
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

The Chicken Mole Rojo was to die for! It was almost as good as my mom's! I only wish there was more of it. My wife had the stacked enchiladas and loved them. My only regret was the lack of a tequila selection, as they don't have a full bar. If you're a beer lover, you'll be happy.

2 Thank BlindWilly
Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We've enjoyed eating here at least four times, twice in our last visit - breakfast and dinner! Love the blue corn enchiladas, homemade chips and salsa are excellent. Wouldn't miss this place. Walking distance but not on the plaza, we've never had to wait to be seated.

3 Thank Cmgabel
Wichita, Kansas
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Our hotel suggested we try Casa Chimayo for dinner on Labor Day and we are so very glad we did!! We arrived about 5:45pm to "beat the crowds" and were seated immediately. We asked our waiter for his suggestions for dinner and we ordered based upon his recommendations and were very pleased with our selections. I ordered a Calabicita Blue... More 

2 Thank HeTj
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

6 friends traveling to Santa Fe and this restaurant was recommended to us by a previous customer. The wait staff was so personal and friendly and joked with us answered questions...and the Blue Corn Tortilla with the Christmas Salsa was delicious and the tortilla soup was excellent. Our friends shared the heirloom tomato salad and they loved it. I would... More 

3 Thank Debi T
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended to us by a friend so we went in for dinner the first night of our visit to Santa Fe. The food was just OK. Service was OK. Unfortunately we expected a tasty treat and were disappointed.

1 Thank Rockyscott
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We had dinner here right before heading out to the Opera. Lots of nice food choices, pleasant outdoor ambience, and really helpful wait staff made for a nice, quick meal that didn't break the bank!

2 Thank Randy C
Lockhart, Texas
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We got there a little early for dinner. The Indian Market was that weekend and we didn't want to go to the square in fear that we would have to wait for a table. When we got there the owner was at the front door on her laptop. A little weird but she greeted everybody coming in and wished us... More 

3 Thank ChrisfromAustin
Helotes, Tx
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I tried the chicken mole, it was fabulous. seasoned well, great flavor, generous portion. the staff was friendly and professional. we were treated to delicious guacamole, savory enchiladas and cold beer. the raspberry bellini was wonderful.

3 Thank road-warri0r10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Digital Payments
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1858
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-428-0391
Casa Chimayo’s traditional approach to preparing authentic New Mexican cuisine, or “Comida de Nueva España,” as Don Timoteo, the patriarch of the restaurant, refers to it, comes from his commitment to using Grandma’s recipes and local ingredients.  

Guy Fieri featured Casa Chimayo in a segment titled “Aces Of Authenticity,” on his popular Food Network show “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, showcasing their popular blue corn enchiladas!

New Mexican cuisine has evolved from a blending of Spanish and Native American ingredients, resulting in a culinary experience like no other.  Don Timoteo is proud to serve authentic New Mexican dishes using fresh, local ingredients such as: red and green chile, corn, beans, blue corn, posole, tortillas, tamales, atole, and more!

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