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Rio Chama Steakhouse

€€ - €€€American, Steakhouse,
414 Old Santa Fe Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770
+1 505-955-0765
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (59 reviews)
“fondue” (24 reviews)
“steak” (99 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
414 Old Santa Fe Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2770
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We always have dinner at Rio Chama when we visit Santa Fe. It has a southwest charm, attentive wait staff and the food is delicious! I had the avocado & grapefruit salad, filet mignon with sweet potato and broccoli. We shared the chocolate pot for...More

Thank judyartist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a private party. Everything was great. I had the ribeye, medium rare, with a St. Clement cab. Excellent. Finished with the coffee cheesecake.

Thank TR1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with friends and decided to sit at the bar. We had the ribeye and it had a excellent flavor. The service was also excellent. This is a place everyone needs to stop in and enjoy

Thank AllisonRD108
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always reliable, excellent food in a comfortable atmosphere. Typical steakhouse fare, done right, with local touches and very friendly service.

Thank ellafrank
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had shrimp, prime rib, and short ribs. Everything was really good. The short ribs melt in your mouth and the prime rib was great. The cocktail sauce was unbelievable. I loved the dark, cozy bar area. And our waitress was very sweet.

Thank Erin B
Reviewed 31 January 2018

I've enjoyed Rio Chama in the past but today, the food and the service left much to be desired. The portabello sandwich was served on COLD thin half sliced pieces of sourdough with tomato and lettuce with a side of coleslaw. I was disappointed.

9  Thank Berna610
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Great location and atmosphere. We ate in a dining room but the sports bar looks like a fun place to be on Saturday. They started us off with a beautiful, savory bread. We opted for a half portion of the avocado-grapefruit salad which was refreshing...More

Thank water baby g
Reviewed 21 January 2018

One of our favorites for steak and salmon, nice wine list. Good service as well. Parking can be a problem at peak times. There is also a nice ballroom; we have gone there to dance Tango!

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 21 January 2018

My husband and I visit Santa Fe every winter and Rio Chama has always been one of our favorite restaurants. We went 2 days ago and were extremely disappointed. Service was just OK and food was just mediocre. We both ordered the Chama Burger. Typically...More

7  Thank Karen G
Reviewed 20 January 2018

My mom and I shared the prime rib which is served with green beans and mashed potatoes, and a whole Caesar salad. The salad was very very good and a very large portion - perfect for 2! The prime rib and sides were separated for...More

Thank isofia94
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 Old Santa Fe Trl, 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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