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Casa Chimayo Restaurante

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
409 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1858
+1 505-428-0391
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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409 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1858
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1 - 10 of 629 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this family/homily restaurant. The food is good, moderately priced, and can be enjoyed with a good margarita.

5  Thank Terence B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Between the whole family over two days, we probably tried about everything. With the exception of the crispy lamb (which was fine but weird) the dishes were great, and the service fast and friendly.

6  Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Try to catch it during happy hour for a margarita, esp. a prickly pear margarita. It's usually pretty easy to find a parking meter on the street.

1  Thank gonedriving
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This restaurant captures the old world flavors of New Mexico with locally sources ingredients in a truly spectacular way. The restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside - inside it is quaint with small tables, kind of tightly packed together. Don't let this image...More

6  Thank Ivan P
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I recently had dinner there. The quality of the food was quite nice and service was good. The choices of wine and beers were sufficient. They serve traditional New Mexico dishes. Nothing spectacular, but I’ve definitely eaten worse many places. It is...More

8  Thank DJFDallas
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Lovely atmosphere and super cute place. But the food was average and nothing spectacular. If the food was better, I would definitely come back! :-)

Thank trinybop
Reviewed 1 December 2017

This was probably the worst Mexican meal I have ever had. I love the physical building and the waitstaff was very pleasant. That's about all I can say about this place on a positive note. I had Chile en Nogada. The chile had been roasted...More

Thank Sabien
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had been for lunch before but tried them for dinner and it was great! Quiet place...they do not serve free chips and salsa...and sangria was a little too sweet for my tastes. We had the nicest waiter and the food was great. My Dad...More

7  Thank Karen C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Good food and cool atmosphere. Enchiladas were excellent! Good location right beside the old town. Would go back!

5  Thank Phil L
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

The food here is good. Had a he guacamole and salsa and chips as an appetizer. Both good. Everyone enjoyed their entrees too. Waiter was on top of it. Very good service!

9  Thank person777
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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