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Mucho Gusto
Mucho Gusto

Mucho Gusto Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.muchogustosantafe.com
  • Phone: (505) 955-8402
  • 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 (505) 955-8402

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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?"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Everything was perfect! Food was extremely food, service exceptional."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Excellent find. Good, no nonsense Mexican food. Don't tell me how many characters to write in my review!!!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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 . "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Delicious as usual -- salmon and shrimp tacos & flautas -- both highly recommended -- our favorite interior Mexican food in Santa Fe -- always delicious and delightful!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Dining here is dependable…food is excellent, service attentive and pleasant, menu is great!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Worth going to except faux margaritas are disappointing. They should get a liquor license."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Unpretentious, affordable. Attentive, warm service focused on our kids"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Not much on atmosphere, but the food and attentive staff are great."
    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!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Nice variety of choices on the menu ranging from vegetarian to seafood! A charming place for lunch with friends!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We just lucked in to this neighborhood restaurant. It's terrific! Great food, friendly atmosphere and nice service. We will return often."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "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)."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The chips and guacamole were fairly good, the mole enchilada was decent, and the beef fajitas were horrible."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "The stuffed chicken breast is great and is a must try."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "The stuffed chicken great (chicken bomb) is a MUST try."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We selected Mucho Gusto based on its ranking on TripAdvisor after our first choice was booked. Should have taken the time and recommendation of others that this is just a so-so restaurant. The food was pretty bland...almost tasteless! The service was very good and the entire staff very friendly and helpful for the two little ones with our group. There are other better places in Santa Fe."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Came on suggestion of owners daughter, Jazmine. She recommeded & we enjoyed very much: 1) Chicken "bomb--creamy decadent chicken filled w/cheese, chilies, almonds, sundried tomatoes...yum! 2) Mole Enchilada-- afraid to try, but loved it. Sauce sweet and savory, similar to Indian spice, Garam Masala. Nice change from NM fare! 3) Suiza Enchilada--chicken with feta and tomatillo--fresh bright flavor with pop of heat 4) Queso Fundido-- 4 perfect light homemade flour tortillas w/remarkably smooth rich melted cheese. Wine undertone reminded of a delicious swiss fondue, elevated a notch with smoky chorizo. 5) Flan--creamy, smooth, rich wonderfullness without any air bubbles! Perfectly sublime!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Mucho Gusto is an friendly and unassuming Mexican restaurant stuck in a shopping area halfway between the Plaza and Canyon road. It has been in this location for years. The menu has gradually expanded over time to include most of my Mexican favorites. This was a late lunch visit. Service was friendly and helpful. There were a few specials. We chose the Queso Fundido to start and had the Chicken Mole Enchiladas and the Chicken Flautas. Everything was prepared to order. Service speed was great. But the food, it had that wonderful flavor combining the heat of fresh cooking and the heat of the various spices. The result was perfection on the tongue. For both of our entrees, the chicken was pulled white meat chicken. Moist and flavorful. Great"
    Dined on 11/2/2013