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India Palace

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227 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-3101
+1 505-986-5859
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great lunch for a reasonable price -- good Indian food, attentive staff, as quick or as slow as you choose.

1 Thank jmaison
Rochester, Minnesota
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is wonderful in Santa Fe but there is a point where one does seek out a place where green chilies are not likely. The India Palace was quiet and the staff very attentive and seem proud of the restaurant. Indian menu is excellent. Sort of an odd location at one side of a parking lot near the Plaza... More 

1 Thank robertbobcline
Austin, texas
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251 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Every time that I visit Santa Fe, I have to eat at India Palace,one of my favorite restaurants in the world, and absolutely, the best authentic Indian food anywhere!! Service has always been impeccable and the food preparation is amazing! The lamb madras, not on the menu, but chicken madras is, is wonderful with the cook willing to make it... More 

Thank Jerald M
Duluth, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

If you are hungry and want to eat right away, don't choose the India Palace. We have eaten in the IP on many occasions when visiting Santa Fe and looked forward to what has always been good indian food in the past. We had an unnecessary reservation and arrived on time to find only two tables occupied. We were perfunctorily... More 

Thank gtroutman
Dallas, Texas
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73 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The food here was really good. 4 stars only because the biryani was not authentic. Everything else gets 5 stars. Do try their Shrimp curry. Would like to mention the great service we got. We did not have a reservation. We were 5 and were seated in under 5 minutes inspite of it being a busy evening. We enjoyed our... More 

1 Thank Drun007
Dubois, Wyoming
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

For several years now, when I visit Santa Fe, I always stop at least once for lunch at India Palace near the Plaza. The lunch buffet has a number of vegetarian and meat (mostly chicken and meatballs) options - all delicious and - for my taste - not over spiced. Fresh made Naan is also brought to one's table. I... More 

2 Thank Tom G
Stuttgart, Germany
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We never felt welcome, from the moment we set foot in the door. We said we had a reservation and the young man gestured to a table in the back and told us to go sit there. We waited for someone to ask us if we wanted water or something to drink, while the one man seated 3 other tables... More 

1 Thank Sal60_12
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We came for a birthday dinner and could not believe the rude service. From being told to "go sit in the table in the back" to waiting 20 minutes for any service while others were waited on to being told we weren't "clear enough" when we asked for our appetizers first and so they would be served with the main... More 

Thank SFGardener87505
Port Townsend, Washington
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The worst dining experience is a combination of really bad food (in this case a buffet) and worse service. We got both ringing in the New Year of 2017. My husband read a couple of negative reviews and we should have listened. But no...we love Indian food. Our first clue should have been that no one greeted us at the... More 

Thank CBS3123
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Santa Fe for the Christmas weekend and was happy to see India Palace on the list of open restaurants for Christmas Day. I was leading a group of 7 foreign military officers and along with a family member we were a group of 9. I called ahead to the restaurant to see if they could accommodate a party of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$250
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Parking Available
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-3101
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-986-5859
India Palace located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. Is the oldest Indian restaurant in New Mexico, serving Santa Fe since 1990. In 1997, India Palace hired a new chef by the name of Billu to be their head chef. In 1998 he left the restaurant. In the summer of 2013, Billu bought the restaurant and restored the taste and quality of the 1990's. India Palace now has the authentic taste that comes with skilled chefs from India. All spices are imported from India to give you that authentic Indian taste. Come try our food, we will be around for years to come.

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