Mucho Gusto
Mucho Gusto

Mucho Gusto

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.muchogustosantafe.com/
  • Phone: 5059558402x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

    Sundays: Closed

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Alex Castro
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is available. Please contact restaurant management for further details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room available for parties up to 8 people.
  • Private Party Contact: George Castro 5059558402x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between E. Alameda & Palace Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Mucho Gusto
Offering fresh authentic Mexican cuisine. Top rated restaurant on Tripadvisor. Voted best places to eat from varies sources such as New York Times, Denver Post, Santa Fean Magazine etc.
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Mucho Gusto reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)great for lunch (7)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (2)great for brunch (2)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • The bomb never disappoints
    TJGIntlVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    And oh my, the Margarita pie! The quality of the food never wavers.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Comida sabrosa!
    caminogal
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Delicious! Do not miss the lime soup or the flan! But everything is delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Yummy gusto!
    northcarolinian
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was my first outing to this restaurant that had been widely praised. The absolutely delicious food, brightly colored decor, and genuinely friendly and helpful staff made the occasion delightful. Thanks for the help with some tourist questions, as well!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Off Night!
    MoodyBobVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Have you ever been served a cheese and chicken enchiladas without being wrapped with a tortida? Well I have and it was served to me at Mucho Gusto. Yuk!
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  • Good food
    gr8valu
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food was good, but won't be rushing back. The bomb was good - liked the sauce, & fajitas were ok. Drinks were good, but I don't believe the desert was home made - chocolate ice cream pie?
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Enjoyable meal
    Dineronthego
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My husband and I dined at Mucho Gusto during our recent trip to SF. The food and service were quite good. The restaurant needs either more air conditioning or more ceiling fans as it was rather warm and stuffy. Overall, a pleasant experience.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Hey3xz
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had the shrimp orange tequila, so delicious. The resto is hidden from the main road but you'll be able to see the sign that leads you toward the arcade.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where locals eat
    StateCollegeCajunVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is where we locals go for great New Mexican fare. Everything is very good but the chicken breast is fantastic. We have been enjoying this from their first restaurant on Cerrillos Road in the 70's and it has remained fantastic. A must try.
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  • YUM!
    GururuVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Our party was four longtime locals (all over age 60) who went for dinner on a Wednesday night late enough that we were the last folks out. We have eaten at Mucho Gusto many times over the years and the quality and service have always been good. We thoroughly enjoyed our lovely server as well as the food. My husband got "the Bomb" which he pronounced delicious, if maybe a bit rich. He ate it every bite of it. Our friends split a salmon dish , I had chicken fajitas. Everything was yummy. If you want to eat like the locals, this is a great choice.
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  • Good Food - Attentive service
    JustaRegularEaterVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    While this restaurant is tucked back in the corner of what was once primarily doctors' offices, the food was very good and the wait staff and owner really made us feel like they were glad we were there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • smacker
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Everything was perfect! Food was extremely food, service exceptional.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 173 reviews are from the Mucho Gusto reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Excellent find. Good, no nonsense Mexican food. Don't tell me how many characters to write in my review!!!
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    great for lunch
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  • Consistently rewarding
    eatwell
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Fresh, tasty, and great variety. A winner every time for lunch or dinner. The service is as good as the food and the prices are realistic. It's a regular stop for my wife and I and it was gratifying to see that it was awarded three chilis in Pasatiempo, Santa Fe's weekly arts insert.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable and unpretentious
    BrooklineregularVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Very friendly service and kind welcome from hostess . Had the shrimp enchilada which was good but not spectacular . Margarita pie was superb . Great mixture of flavor and textures .
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding dinner
    PatrickandDiane
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Because of its location and low key exterior we suspect customers must know from recommendations or experience, just how good Mucho Gusto is. Fortunately we had a reservation based on trip advisor reviews, or we would not have gotten seated. We had Enchiladas Suisa with chicken, and the "bomb", and both were delicious, as were the salads, and dessert, and the service. We will definitely return the next time we are in Santa Fe.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • osodelicioso
    MaxxVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Delicious as usual -- salmon and shrimp tacos & flautas -- both highly recommended -- our favorite interior Mexican food in Santa Fe -- always delicious and delightful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    TJGIntlVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Dining here is dependable…food is excellent, service attentive and pleasant, menu is great!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Took care of us like family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I made a reservation for 4, but didn't think about my two kids that I brought. They moved us to a private room they had available and really made it easy on us. I've always loved the food here, and on this night the service set a new gold standard.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    It is always fun to go to Mucho Gusto and it certainly lives up to its name! The menu caters to all sorts of tastes and delivers a meal to be remembered. It really is important to try something different upon each visit...which is difficult when one has favorites!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant dining experience
    epicuriousVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Attentive staff, appreciative of our custom, as well as that of everyone who came in ( four other tables). food was freshly prepared , tasty.Wine pour was generous.
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    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We are from Ft Collins, CO.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We are from Ft Collins, CO. This restaurant was recommended to us by Santa Fe residents. The food was excellent, the staff friendly and helpful, and the service was FAST. A great experience!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Santa Fe experience
    Shirley
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Worth going to except faux margaritas are disappointing. They should get a liquor license.
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  • Great Find
    DocMomVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Unpretentious, affordable. Attentive, warm service focused on our kids
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My husband and I stopped in Mucho Gusto for an early dinner. The food was so fresh! I had the veggie enchiladas and my husband had the chicken enchiladas. The salsas were delicios too. The service was great....we really enjoyed the gal who sat us....she was very kind and gave us a good suggestion for an after dinner drink.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reliably tasty food
    RuseeVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Not much on atmosphere, but the food and attentive staff are great.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After a long day of skiing
    Oklahoma1chick
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    After a long day of skiing dinner here was ideal! The fajitas were perfectly prepared with great flavor. And the Bomb was everything it was meant to be. The atmosphere was quiet, not crowded and great service!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok but not great....
    aro811VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went here for a romantic Valentine's evening dinner because of the reviews on Open Table. I was disappointed. Most of the time restaurants listed on Open Table have a certain "quality" and ambiance. This restaurant seemed like your local, run of the mill Mexican restaurant. They only serve beer & wine FYI and it's a good place for families or groups. The food was good but definitely not the best I've had in Santa Fe.
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  • Wonderful ambience
    California123
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We were visitors to the area and wanted a great Mexican meal. We saw the reviews on Open Table, made our reservations for 6 pm, and used the website for directions. The Marguerita was yummy, the tacos, assorted chips and salsas along with guacamole was delicious. Felt like we were in a family setting, warm and welcoming. Our waiter was attentive. Definitely recommend Mucho Gusto for a casual setting and great food.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Affordable gourmet dining
    quicksilver
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    In my humble opinion, this is hands down the best New Mexican/Mexican food in Santa Fe. We have been to Pasquals which is great but mucho gusto beats it out with its food. The ambiance is very vanilla dont expect much, but the food is absolutly awesome. The shredded chicken green chile enchilada is not to be missed. Great for families and groups. We come to Santa Fe about three times a year and about two weeks before each trip I dream of the food at mucho gusto. If you come to Sanra Fe this place is not to be missed.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Change from Traditional
    Nana
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Nice variety of choices on the menu ranging from vegetarian to seafood! A charming place for lunch with friends!
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a Favorite
    Artsy
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Mucho Gusto never disappoints. The menu isn't huge, but the food and service are top notch. It is one of our regular stops. The cordial atmosphere and excellent food make this a top choice when we want a guaranteed great meal.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Unique menu, tasty food
    localsense
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    This was our first visit to Mucho Gusto and was delighted to find baked brie on the menu. The ribeye was cooked to our liking. But we both experienced severe dryness of the mouth, suspecting MSG was used in food preparation.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Such a nice change of pace...
    SFChica
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I love Mucho Gusto! 1. They have free parking! In SF you score many points with me for that one! 2. An unusual twist on Mexican food. It is more Mexican than NMexican. The food is fresh, not greasy, not a glob of cheese hardening up on top, Really fresh twist. You almost feel like you are eating healthy! Always good service. Beer and wine only. Good sangria. I really like this place. Lunch is a good time to go too. We had the special burrito, chicken enchiladas, lamb tacos and shrimp tacos. All plates were clean in minutes! Wonderful chips and salsas as well. Love the tomatillo salsa! You won't be sorry.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Food; Friendly Atmosphere
    Seaka2
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    We just lucked in to this neighborhood restaurant. It's terrific! Great food, friendly atmosphere and nice service. We will return often.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Worth the Search
    ClassyVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    This charming little restaurant is located in a strip center off Paseo de Peralta and is not easy to find in the dark, but the food and service of this outstanding authentic Mexicn restaurant make any extra effort on the diner's part worth it as it may be the best Mexican restaurant in Santa Fe.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • So-so, but close to La Posada
    Lauren5683
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Gave Mucho Gusto a try while in Santa Fe overnight at La Posada because 1) we were in search of fajitas (Texans craving some familiar food), 2) the causal dress code (we only brought jeans and many restaurants in the area require smart casual). As Texans, we're used to unlimited chips and salsa coming free with the meal, so the $4 price tag was a bit off putting (but we've seen this in CO, too). Note that it's not unlimited either. The waitress did not read us the specials (which sounded quite good when we overheard them at the end of our meal). Food was OK (hubby got fajitas, I got the chimichangas)... Fajita serving just seemed sparse (no rice/beans and only a little cheese).
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  • The chips and guacamole were
    rdanVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    The chips and guacamole were fairly good, the mole enchilada was decent, and the beef fajitas were horrible.
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  • Good menu with lots of choices
    Gene
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Mucho Gusto is a small ,quiet restaurant tucked away in a small strip mall. It has a menu that offers many choices- from chalupas to fahitas to their own creation "The Bomb" The service was also great.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The stuffed chicken breast
    StateCollegeCajunVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    The stuffed chicken breast is great and is a must try.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The stuffed chicken great
    StateCollegeCajunVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    The stuffed chicken great (chicken bomb) is a MUST try.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.