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Rawal's Raaga

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544 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2921
16:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:45
Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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St. Paul, MN
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Four friends visited Rawal's Raaga for an evening dinner. We each had different entrees and each was fantastic. What a gem! If you like Indian food, this restaurant is not to be missed. It was a very pleasant surprise to have a wonderful Indian restaurant in the heart of the southwest.

Thank noaksmn
Index, Washington
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at Paddy Rawal's Raaga. In a city renowned for its excellent food this was a most pleasant dining experience. The service was excellent without being intrusive, from the host that seated us, to Scott, our waiter, and the folks that bussed the table. Chef Paddy stopped at our table a couple... More 

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Santa Fe
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this place! The food was so tasty, there are choices on portion size so you don't have to walk away bloated and it is remarkably inexpensive for being so close to downtown. My husband won't go there again because they wouldn't honor our gift certificate. Said it was too old.

1 Thank mlbfannm
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love going back to raga. They also do take out, which is nice for a quick fix. Well spiced, great value!

Thank Mac B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally a real indian restaurant. The spices were on point and the options of naan were great! I loved the tandoori chicken I had, perfect amount of heat. The prices are affordable and the ambiance is very casual and inviting. I will definitely be back.

Thank Rostam V
Austin, Texas
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here earlier this month, and what a treat. We tried a lamb vindaloo and eggplant bharta, along with olive oil and herb naan, and everything was absolutely delicious and unique. The owner and chef focuses on every detail here, and you will not be disappointed.

Thank LindaN22
Cortez, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We easily got a reservation and found the place on the quiet side street. The staff was friendly the menu large and the food superb. Our only complaint was that it was a little noisy, but people were enjoying their food and company. Maybe a few tapestries could help absorb the sound. We had lamb tikka and vegetable korma, both... More 

Thank Barbara74_13
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The food, service and ambiance cannot be beat here. It's intimate and yet does a hearty business. The owner, (Paddy) who came to our table to chat prefers his South Indian food with very little spice, so you can get every level of heat you want, made just to order. Be sure to try their signature flash fried spinach salad.... More 

Thank Smarty0306
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Some of the best Indian food I've had. Perfect spicing and preparation. The restaurant itself is beautiful, bold colors, inviting and transformative. The chef/owner is friendly and warm, and stops by the table briefly to say hi. Spinach salad is a must, mango lassi is perfect, and the Nans we had were beautifully baked.

Thank ninahypno
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

I love Indian and Paddy is world-class. Big menu, all the classics. Our first visit, so ordered lamb curry. They offer 3 levels of heat. I ordered moderate and it was at the top end of my tolerance. Spices mix was wonderful, but not transformational (this isn't nouveau, so I wasn't expecting that). Good sized servings. The space is not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:45
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 544 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2921
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: 15058206440

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?