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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” (54 reviews)
“fondue” (24 reviews)
“steak” (98 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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11 - 20 of 396 reviews

Reviewed 29 September 2017

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

14  Thank VRBO126408
Reviewed 24 September 2017

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 20 September 2017 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

1  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 6 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

18  Thank Marlayna67
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Foodl,service, atmosphere... all first class. Not being a southwestern cuisine fan I was searching for something more traditional - found it at Rio Chama. I ordered the filet- cooked to perfection, with a killer glaze... I enjoyed every bite Price was what you would expect,...More

1  Thank Edward K
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We sat at the horseshoe bar. Good selection of tap beer, but don't try to get the bartender to change any of the TV channels. Baseball rules the roost there. My wedge salad was, well, a wedge salad, but the blue (bleu) cheese was fresh...More

1  Thank wizardofid
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I've been to Rio Chama many times. Love the staff, the atmosphere is great if you like to watch sports, and the food is a cut above average. I had never tried the ribs before my favorite bartender recommended them today. I have never had...More

Thank QuakerBoy
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We ate lunch here after touring the capitol building. The service was impeccable and the food was excellent. Our party had a variety of menus items from the daily special fish and chips, sandwiches and salads as well as homemade pie for dessert. For the...More

Thank Pam2011_11
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Questions & Answers
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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