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Chez Mamou French Restaurant

217 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-216-1845
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (51 reviews)
“pastries” (156 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (35 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 21:00All hours
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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217 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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1 - 10 of 644 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This place is a local gem. It is small but has outdoor seating in the summer. I have been there both in the winter and the summer. It feels like Europe whether you sit outside or inside. They place "French jazz during dinner. The onion...More

Thank jjc34
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I mean who looks for a French restaurant in Santa Fe anyway? We did--and boy are we glad. This charming bistro boasts an interesting menu, delicious food, and outdoor dining in a garden area or on the porch, as well as interior options. They are...More

1  Thank bahamamama2010_10
Reviewed 2 days ago

This cafe provides lovely outdoor seating (as well as indoor) and the food is excellent! They offer delicious French food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We really enjoyed two meals there!

1  Thank Marianne Rogers F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Mixed review of Chez Marmou. Our service was excellent but the food average. We ordered a ribeye steak which was NOT a ribeye. Pretty sure it was a strip steak which is a much less expensive cut of meat. Our waitress was so pleasant we...More

Thank sallyleonard
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is my favorite in all of Santa Fe. The owner, who hails from Nice, France has brought the best of France with her. An extremely personable and thoughtful person, she has taken the extra step to provide her guests with an amazing menu...More

Thank amg532017
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are lucky enough to dine here, do go on a Friday or Saturday evening when they have live music by the cellist Nelson Denman. He is awesome and sets a perfect ambience for and enjoyable evening of fine French cuisine.

1  Thank BlueRidgeHigh
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you walk to the back, you can grab pastries to go. We got chocolate croissants and didn't eat them immediately which worried me that they may get hard and gross like croissants tend to do. Nope. They were SO GOOD hours later!!

2  Thank Morgan0711
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife invited me to lunch at Chez Mamou after lunching there with a girl friend recently. I was delighted to see a decent menu and wine list at resonable prices. We dined outside on the terrace but dining is available inside too. My wife...More

3  Thank Petah B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first impression of this place is the odd, tacky decor. The restaurant seems to share space with a jewelry shop, which is strange enough, but the single bathroom is in the jewelry shop, which doesn't help that impression. We were there for a late...More

1  Thank Triumph3A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're interested in a full-on Parisian experience in New Mexico, look no further. Lovely patio seating, lovely food served in a traditional french bistro fashion, a good wine list, rude (and nice ones too!) waiters and stinky toilets. A must-have experience in Santa Fe.

3  Thank Maxine T
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25 April 2016|
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Response from NMCajun | Reviewed this property |
We felt for the size of the restaurant that they had an excellent selection of wines.
Karen H
12 August 2015|
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Response from Gwendolyn A | Reviewed this property |
This is a restaurant in Santa Fe, not near the ocean and not a hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-216-1845
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