Martyrs Steakhouse
Martyrs Steakhouse

Martyrs Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.martyrs-steakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 5757513020x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Happy Hour: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday Brunch 10:00am-2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Gabriel Farkash
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room
  • Private Party Facilities: Choose from three elegant areas of our restaurant. Main dinning room, patio, Honey Locust bar or our historic back building. Please call our event coordinator Sophia Vander (575) 751-3020 for details about hosting your special event.
  • Entertainment: During the month of October come visit us on Monday nights for Burger and Cab night, Tuesday nights we will have Tapas paired with select Spanish Wines and live music with Daniel Weston on our beautiful patio, October 15, 22, 29, and a “special Saturday night” October 19th. Finally on Thursday nights is our "Service Industry Night", where we will have special discounts to celebrate our fellow service industry locals in Taos.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Martyrs Lane
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On-site parking as well as street parking
A word from Martyrs Steakhouse
Martrys Steakhouse on Martyrs Lane offers steaks, seafood, wine and cocktails. Enjoy food or drink in our main dinning room, patio or our Honey Locust Bar. The building was built circa 1920's and boasts an old world feel to the era. Classically prepared and served in the heart of historic Taos, New Mexico.
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Martyrs Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (14)special occasion (13)neighborhood gem (10)romantic (9)fit for foodies (7)notable wine list (3)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Staff over extended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Service was slow and staff was unattentive. Not acceptable for a fine dining establishment Specifically: no silver ware , the bread was very late, the sauce for the 33 dollar steak was not brought with the course. The food was very good but for 225 dollars for dinner for two I expect much better wait staff
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  • DON'T GO THERE!
    JayceeVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had a reservation for Saturday, 9/20/2014. Arrived a little bit early and were seated right away. We ordered two glasses of wine and our meals. I ordered an appetizer (oysters) and my wife did not. It took about 15 minutes for the wine to be brought. The appetizer arrived roughly 25 minutes after the wine. We waited an additional 50-55 minutes and our entrees had not been brought. I spoke with the waitress multiple times and she finally sent over the (manager??). They kept assuring us that the food would be right out. After over an hour and a half of waiting we got up and left. Read the various reviews below and you will see that lousy service is a recurring theme at this place. I will never go back. Be prepared to wait!
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  • Average
    meatlover
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had dinner here, just average food with high prices. Steaks not cooked to order, a lot of singing and conversation coming out of kitchen. The place seems to run on confusion. No one there seems to know what is going on. Runs haphazardly, should be better for the prices they charge. The owners aren't there and it shows. They own the Purple Sage Café in town that is run much better and the 2 Ace Hardware's, so they must know how to run a successful business but this place doesn't show it
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  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Our waitress, Susan, was engaging, helpful, and attentive.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steakhouse ????
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I had the ribeye ....listed at 12 ozs ...BUT it was on average 1/2 inch thick at best......(too thin for a $32 steak )...I ordered medium rare that was clearly defined on the menu.......the cut was uneven and as a result the thin half was medium well, while the thicker half was medium .....bottom line, pretty poor steak for the price.....my wife had prime rib which was tasty but also slightly over-cooked
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  • Best in Taos
    luvfinefood
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My sister, Brother-in-law from Maryland and my nephew from Denver joined me and my husband Roger. We are all used to fine food and unanimously agreed that our meal was among the best we have ever had.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • XXXXXX
    XXXXVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    A VERY ENJOYABLE EVENING THE STAFF WAS FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT NEVER RUSHED
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service needs help!
    unhappyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Good food, but the service is way under par for the type of restaurant it is and the price point it is at. Just not professional.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    AllinChrist413
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My wife and I visited Martyr's for our 9th anniversary and loved the food, service, and ambiance. I would recommend to anyone who has the chance, to come try out Martyr's.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kristy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had heard such good things about this restaurant. We were looking forward to enjoying a nice evening with good service and food. We got neither. The waitress was not at all friendly and didn't seem to want to be there. It took about 15 minutes after we ordered cocktails to get them. The calamari appetizer was delicious. My husband's Martyr's house salad was good. I ordered the lobster bisque but got crab bisque instead (which was the special). It was OK. My husbands filet was great, very tender and flavorful. My ribeye was tough and didn't have much flavor. We shared a berry crisp for dessert which was OK. Overall, very mediocre. We won't be returning.
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  • Taos Gem
    FavoriteVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our first time dining at Martyrs Steakhouse, and it was very good! I made the reservation on-line via OpenTable, but neglected to indicate that we wanted to dine on the patio. When we arrived, the hostess informed us that all of the patio tables had been reserved, and we would be sitting inside. I wasn't happy about this, but the waitress (Alicia) made it work out great! She was extremely attentive, and you could tell she enjoyed her job. My wife had the 8 oz. filet, and I had the seafood special which was grouper. Both were very good! I would definitely recommend dining at Martyrs Steakhouse when in Taos!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Gabby
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had eaten lunch there 1 time. The food and waitstaff were great! Our dinner experience was overall great, with the exception of one entree The lamp chops were tough and non desirable. The boar,salmon and trout are delicious! The house is beautifully decorated and the bar area very handsome. We would probably dine there again and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find!
    TomG
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Service was prompt and good. Food was presented well and tasty. The restaurant is right on a main street and a bit noisy if you sit outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    Cookiebme
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I can't say enough about how amazing this restaurant is! We took our wedding party there after the ceremony, and it was PERFECT! Everything was spectacular! The food was stellar, we ordered everything from the lobster bisque, cream of wild mushroom & beef trenderloin soup, prime rib, rib eye steak, and ruby trout to the berry crumble and creme brûlée. We had been worried about one of our guests being a vegetarian and the chef prepared a special vegetarian entre for her of fresh, local, organic vegetables that she raved about! Definitely don't miss out on the shiitake mushroom sauce if you have a chance! The staff was superb, friendly, attentative, without overstaying their welcome. We definitely won't wait for our anniversary to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Martyrs Taos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We arrived five minutes early for a 7:45 pm reservation for two people. After ten minutes we were told that we couldn't be seated yet because there were no menus. Finally we asked to be seated with the wine menu, and we choose two glasses of wine. It took 20 minutes for the wine to arrive. The waiter asked if we had decided on our meal and we informed him that we had still not received menus. This was the pattern all night. We were seated fifty minutes before any food was delivered, at which point the waiter wanted to bring the appetizer and salads at the same time. The mushroom appetizer was delicious, and the salads were very nice. The salmon was dry & overcooked, soft shell crab was good; the ribeye cooked to order but tough.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • Friendly
    JeanR
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Anthony our waiter was friendly and personable. We had a reservation and were seated in the bar, not why I make a reservation but Anthony made it worth it. Food hot and spaced perfectly. Visually pleasing and large portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a good steak place
    amoshobbs
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This place is a steakhouse. I was very good and I would eat there again. I liked it more than my wife did, but neither one of us thought is was memorable, just good solid steaks--way better than what we do at home. We did enjoy the atmosphere-very nice patio dining. Some traffic noise, but Taos is a quiet town as a rule so it was not a problem.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a bit of a disappointment
    Chezdugue
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We had a lovely table, however, the food (boar) was served cold... and when returned for a second time still cold. Made great leftover but not why we had visited Martyr's
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Nice night out in Taos
    IllinoistravelerVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We were looking for a place for a nice dinner after a number of outdoor activities. This was a great place. Great food and service. We asked for a New Mexico wine and they pulled the last bottle out of the cellar that proved to be a very nice choice.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Terrible service
    Foodlvr
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were nicely greeted on our lunch visit. We ordered mohitos which were made without mottling the mint. After a long wait we ordered omletes. Then, we waited over an hour for them to arrive. The omletes were good, not great. The potatoes served with them were tasteless and unappealing. We will not be going back there.
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  • First Timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere and great new find. Staff was very conscientious and professional. Parking is problematic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Betty
    Betty
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    It was very warm that night (6/4) and the a/c should've been better. We each had salads and appetizers -avocado stuffed with crab and shrimp cocktail. Everything was good. Others' portions looked huge. We'd been tbere before, in the fall, and enjoyed it then, also.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 65 reviews are from the Martyrs Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Mother's Day last minute
    Gr8BeachRealtorVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were visiting in Taos, and at the last moment we decided to go out to dinner... On Mother's Day... I made a reservation... and we were going to be on the patio but the temperature dropped into the low 50's They were great... and we ended up at a high top in the beautiful bar.. fabulous food and service and we would probably ask for the bar area again... Wonderful remodeled Historic house.. Best service we have had in long time.. we will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Kitkat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Have eaten here before and everything was perfect. The poor staff was overwhelmed, therefore the service was poor but polite. There was only one bartender who could hardly keep up with the bar orders or the orders from the dining room. The halibut was average and not very warm. The rice was dry and cold. My husband's meal was similar.
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  • Nice place
    KCDaddy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Even though it was Mother's Day, the service was very good. The server was very attentive. Although there was a small problem with our order, they took care of it immediately and took the item off the bill.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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  • Great dining experience
    Diser
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Had a Splurge Taos coupon to use. We'd eaten at Martyr's a few times before, but this was the best meal we've had there. Fish special was delicious, and according to my husband, was cooked perfectly. Lamb chops were also done perfectly. Our wonderful server told us they got the lamb from a local farm just up the road. We asked Elisha, our server, for a wine suggestion since we were having meat and fish. She was very helpful and took great care of us throughout the meal. We also shared a decadent chocolate dessert! We'll definitely return to Martyr's.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food & staff!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This place is a gem! The steaks were amazing and the staff was top-notch. They don't normally do it, but when they told me they were known for their creme brulee', I asked about flaming it tableside. The executive chef came out and flamed all three tableside. Again, not normally done, but this staff is just that accommodating. I wholeheartedly recommend this place, you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Having been to Martyr's on many occasions, I find that the wine and drink list is excellent, the ambiance inside and outdoors elegant, and the food for lunch very good. I have, however, found the dinner entrees have left me flat more than a couple of times. When I spend over $100 for dinner for two, I expect better flavor from the entrees. The sides are always excellent, the desserts are terrific, and the presentation and service is great. The food is good, not exceptional. That said, we always find going to Martyr's an experience to dress up for, and always look forward to treating ourselves to a night out at the restaurant.
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    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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  • Very good food and service! Pricey.
    RaveVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    It was a rather pricey surprise. Especially when the prices on the actual menus are higher than the prices featured online. They need to correct this misleading discrepancy.
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  • Great Easter Brunch
    gbauer86
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Delicious Eggs Benedict and my wife loved her breakfast crescent sandwich. Great cocktails (after noon) and great outdoor seating! Love this place!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice Spring lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Nice ambience. Service (Brenda) was excellent. Nicely priced lunch choices. Enjoyed everything - even the coffee was hot!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    It was our first meal at Martyrs, and it was lovely. The specialty drinks are creative and delicious. The four of us got different meals and they were all cooked perfectly and tasty. Desserts were great, too. We determined we would make Martyrs a regular, since we are local.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Wonderful food!
    FlavorloverVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    The meats were excellent and the vegetables delicious!!!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Romantic ambiance & delicious food
    Maddie
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    The restaurant service was outstanding and the food was amazing. Perfect place for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So great!
    alikaya
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    My partner and I went for our anniversary! Service was great! Food was even better. They even served us complimentary champagne.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    NateTheGreat
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Our waitress was fantastic and the food was outstanding. I had the porterhouse and my fiance had the special parrot fish. Both wer just awesome!
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    romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We were in town for our anniversary and wanted to have a nice, upscale dinner at a steakhouse. We made our reservations (with the request for a nice table if possible for the anniversary) and when we arrived at the restaurant, we waited for about 10 minutes for our table (which was a high-top table in the bar RIGHT next to another table with a family of 3). Our drink order was taken (upon which we also asked for water & our candle to at least be lit on our table). After about 10 minutes, we finally received our tap water...no ice...but still no drinks (which was just wine & a gin/tonic). Still no candle lit either. After 25 minutes with still no drinks, we decided to walk out of the restaurant. Definitely do NOT recommend Martyrs!
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  • Great place for a nice dinner
    HowardR
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner at Martyrs with my wife. We have eaten here many times for both lunch and dinner since it opened, but this three-course special dinner, paired with wines, was the best meal we have had there. A surf and turf entree, with huge grilled shrimp, a grilled lobster tail and strip steak (perfectly done, Pittsburgh rare) was outstanding. Butternut squash and green chili soup was a spicy starter. The two deserts we shared (Jack Daniels-drenched bread pudding and chocolate-raspberry mousse) were the perfect ending to the meal. Martyrs has evolved upward since the current chef, Gabriel Farkash, took over the kitchen. Bravo! Definitely a place to go when you are in or near Taos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top spot
    Cbjames
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    This restaurant was a very pleasant surprise and exceeded my expectations. It was a great dining experience, big drinks, very good service and a menu with food a person can recognize. Excellent choice for people like me that enjoy meat. I don't know about the rest of the menu but if it is as enjoyable as the red meat selections should be OK for all. Seems like you could take anyone there, business or social. A really nice addition to Taos dining options, really nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and food were outstanding.
    Slucey
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    You won't be disappointed. Don't overlook the chicken confit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.