We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great good and excellent homey atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa Chimayo Restaurante

Casa Chimayo Restaurante
Ranked #54 of 556 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 11 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great good and excellent homey atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

The fish tacos are to die for and the staff wonderful. Hope they get a full bar soon!

Visited April 2012
Helpful?
7 Thank NMMellowBee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

565 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    276
    173
    71
    30
    15
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Honest food! Honest!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

Casa Chimayo is a quirky little restaurant that is just chock full of ambience; it just drips with the essence of what makes Santa Fe dipherent!!

The owner greeted us at the table and we talked about the history and culture. He made some wonderful recommendations for us to explore during our visit.

Oh by the way, they serve food too! It is the best food that we have encountered in NM, and we have eaten at some very nice restaurants. This food was authentic and simple, just good home cooking! Try the Plantain Mole Enchilada, it was soooo good! Then I had the grilled fish tacos, which were very tasty. My hubby had the blue corn beef enchiladas with red chile. He said the chile was perfect, hot, but not so much that you can't taste the flavor. For dessert we shared a Tres Leches cake, which was rich and creamy. Absolutely a must, if you are in Santa Fe!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
8 Thank LaUnicaGitana
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Las Vegas
Level Contributor
59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great place, great owners and great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

Went with friends, the food and service were outstanding and the owners took time to explain the pictures on the walls were actually family and rich in New Mexico history. Fairly priced and a wonderful memory- highly reccomended!

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
6 Thank Reelgoodgirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
LaUnicaGitana, Manager at Casa Chimayo Restaurante, responded to this review, 16 February 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant! We are just over a year old and appreciate the feedback from our customers. We strive to continually improve our food and service, and hope to see you here again soon!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Hidden gem!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

If you are looking for a cozy place with good spicy Mexican food with friendly service then Casa is the place....We were, on a cold santa fe evening and Casa worked so well. With live music to set the mood.
It's a little away from the busy Santa fe plaza but worth walking that extra 5 mins. Parking is difficult to find.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
8 Thank jax_krish
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Denver, CO
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Flavorful food, very welcoming, enjoyable entertainment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

We were warmly welcomed upon arrival at Casa Chimayo, and the owners greeted us at our table as well. Our food was flavorful - I could recommend anything I tasted (the pork and chicken were seasoned deliciously, the tamale was great, and the red chile was excellent). We also had the pleasant surprise of being entertained by an opera singer and a flamenco dancer (it appears that there is entertainment nightly at 6:30 or 7 p.m.). Our visit to Casa Chimayo was the perfect start to our Santa Fe getaway.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
6 Thank angelinadopageeter
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
LaUnicaGitana, Manager at Casa Chimayo Restaurante, responded to this review, 16 February 2013
Forgot to mention that you can usually find parking in the lot across the street. There is sometimes an attendant there (usually weekends and holidays), who will charge for parking, otherwise it is free.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Casa Chimayo Restaurante also viewed

 

Been to Casa Chimayo Restaurante? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing