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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 622 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

5  Thank Karen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

3  Thank Phil L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

7  Thank person777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many establishments in Santa Fe, this restaurant has a beer and wine license, not a full liquor license. So when they serve "mixed drinks" (which they inappropriately call "spirits" on their menu), they use agave and the like in place of tequila or vodka....More

Thank T9-Orca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Checked into my nearby B&B, and even before unpacking, needed a lunch, after a long drive. Casa Chimayo was a fine choice. I had a nice house salad, and Posole, which gave me a needed boost. I think you'll like it.

6  Thank Nuttman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful introduction to the food of New Mexico! Choose some of the less familiar items. Everything will be fresh and delicious. Everyone in our party was delighted with their choices. Good selection of wines and beers. Pleasant staff. Highly recommend this place which was suggested...More

8  Thank violetnj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here for dinner and had the guacamole, stacked enchiladas and house margaritas. The guacamole and enchiladas were very good. They both had a lot of flavor and tasted authentic. The margarita was very sweet and tasted as if it was...More

5  Thank LucyLeo50
Reviewed October 19, 2017

This is a small restaurant, so get your reservations early on the weekend. There is a nice patio in addition to the inside seating. The food was very good, but not outstanding. The service was outstanding. Only wine and beer.

8  Thank GREGORY W
Reviewed October 18, 2017

I was really looking forward to visiting Casa Chimayo again on my recent visit to Santa Fe however the reality was quite different from my initial visit.

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed October 17, 2017

I love lamb! Especially New Mexican lamb! So i ordered the lamb fajitas last night and specified I wanted the lamb medium rare. When it came to the table (40+ minutes later) I was so dissappointed. The lamb was in 1/2" cubes, and BURNED! Not...More

1  Thank russellp117
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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
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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