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Raaga Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.raagacuisine.com/
  • Email: raagacuisine@gmail.com
  • Phone: (505) 820-6440
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00AM - 2:30PM

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 9:30PM
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 9.30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sanbusco
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Raaga
"Raaga ("sweet melody") prides itself on offering superior taste and flavor. With each mouthwatering bite, guests can distinguish and savor the finest spices and the freshest herbs. In addition to his Northern Indian fare, chef Paddy Rawal offers dishes that incorporate local Southwest elements. Raaga's menu includes vegetarian and vegan options as well as meat and seafood choices. All can be ordered mild, medium or hot to please any palate.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "we were greeted at the door by the owner/manager, walked in to have someone from the kitchen (who seemed just as likely to be an owner/manager--everyone working here seemed to "own" the place) with a piece of poppadum each. our server gave us the lowdown on cool spots to go for a hike outside of town, and even adjusted the lighting in the restaurant momentarily to take a nice photo of us. I got the cumin-crusted salmon, with the exact spice level I'd ordered; my husband got the chicken tikka masala. we also ordered cilantro garlic naan, which was exactly as we'd hoped. ditto for our shiraz and desserts."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This time my date and I arrived for dinner when it was busy, after 6:30 pm. It was full but not over crowded and we were promptly seated (small table with chair on outside, bench on inside). The server brought us a delicious little drink made with mango puree and rosewater, and then we ordered the dried fruit naan, rice, salad, and two vegan dishes. (We also had a Chardonnay which was fine.) My meat-eating date had been unsure about eating Indian food, but he liked everything so much he said he was glad he tried it all and wants to go again next week. Definitely the best Indian food I have ever had."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "First time and we were so happy with our choice. Charming clean friendly with sensitively seasoned dishes I chose extra spicy baby eggplant and it was perfect. Even the naan and rice were standalone wonderful. Will go again soon with friends who appreciate high quality cuisine. BTW...price was great for such a lovely meal."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food is really, really good. The service is friendly and attentive. We increased our chances of hearing each other over the noise level of the crowd by turning our table sideways so that we were a little closer together. I found the seating somewhat tight, but will definitely go back. Next time I'll choose an earlier or later time, rather than right at the dinner hour."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Not only in Santa Fe, but anywhere outside India. Great selection, and the chef is a master."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "In my opinion, this is the best Indian food in Santa Fe. The ambience is cheerful and pleasant. The service is great! One of the great things about the menu is there are choices on portion sizes. You can order a small or medium portion of almost anything. You can also choose how spicy you would like your meal. The food inself is tasty and satisfying and prepared with love. There is a large selection for vegetarians and gluten free options as well. If you're craving Indian food in Santa Fe this is the place to go!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Our family went to Raaga on our first night in Santa Fe. The service was impeccable and the food was so yummy! We all thought the tandoori chicken was the best we'd ever had!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Although the food is very good, there were some definite problems at the front desk, with the service, and the kitchen. We waited an hour for our meal. The soup arrived right away but the main was an hour late They were not that busy--some empty tables in the room. Also, I specifically requested a quiet table in my reservation but was taken to the louder of the 2 rooms. I had to ask again before being shown to the other room which is much quieter. When ordering I specifically asked for a cold beer but the beer I got was barely chilled."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Authentic food that is very approachable. Great flavors and a wide variety of offerings. Better than our options in Houston. A must go if you already like Indian or want to try for first time."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "notably good calamari appetizer. and enjoyable visit with owner"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We had five at our table, all various levels of experience with Indian food dining. Ordered 5 different main dishes, several appetizers and shared. What an experience, to the person not one food item less than a 10 on a scale of 1-10. Our wait staff was personable, helpful, knowledgeable. The owner/Chef, I cannot tell you enough wonderful things, his magic with food you will taste for yourself, but his care and kindness to everyone was so evident. This was one of the most enjoyable REAL dining experience we have had in Santa Fe since we moved here 4 years ago. You know Santa Fe does not lack for great places to dine, but Raaga has now become our go to place for any visitors or locals who will ask for a recommendation."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The owner came and talked to us and was very friendly. Since this was my third visit to this restaurant, he let me know that he had added some additional items to the menu. We tried the methi chicken which was delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The food and service were great, but it is a very small, old house and tables are crowded next to each other making a private conversation near impossible. And, a loud person or two at a table near you can take the fun out of it... but the food is still worth it."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The staff was very helpful in helping us locate the vegan options on the menu and giving suggestions. The chef offers mild to hot on all recipes. My husband ordered medium-hot and I ordered mild. The food was delicious, especially the naan, however, both dishes were very spicy."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "As a long time vegetarian and recent vegan, Raaga has been a great find. They have an extensive vegetarian menu which isn't always easy to find in Santa Fe. The food is amazing! They are also always super sweet to our 7-year -old daughter and it has quickly become her favorite place to eat."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Great food. Chef and staff very attentive. Character and atmosphere were nice, and my date and I had a very enjoyable evening!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Raaga has quite a buzz. Not sure why. Food was good. They offer full size and smaller portions. Three small portions was plenty for two people. Good food, but did not seem innovative as was advertised. Three people explained the difference between spiced and spicy, but it took asking twice and 10 minutes to get more rice. They were very crowded and every time the door opened cold air poured into the dining room. Uninteresting beer list. Think of it as good neighborhood Indian food and you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "This is a fantastic option for vegetarians or anyone wishing to have a meal in Santa Fe that doesn't have green chile. The dishes are prepared with great quality ingredients and with care, all from a menu with standard Indian fare and more. The service was good - friendly and helpful, although the servers were busy and it took a moment to flag them. Once getting their attention, they took care of our needs and we did not feel rushed."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Enjoyed the food. Very flavorful, not the run of the mill .Chef Paddy came by andmade sure we liked it. He noticed that the kids seemed a bit unhappy with their dish as it was not as they were used to. So he remade it to their taste and they loved it!!! Total satisfaction guarantee at Raaga!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "Paddy is the perfect host and chef at this wonderful, delicious Indian restaurant. We spent 3 weeks in India and found no better restaurant!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Our 2nd time was as good as the 1st. Instant seating with reservation. Wonderful flavors with a great combination of local and Indian spices and ideas. Owner checked on us and joked with us multiple times. Look forward to returning."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "We enjoyed a casual lunch at Raaga and we will return many times. The food was delivered on a timely basis and the quality was excellent. Our water was attentive at the proper level. If you enjoy Indian food be sure to try this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "An excellent Indian Resturant. Food is prepared to taste, delivered quickly with a smile. The Owner/Chef, Paddy, is an everpresent delight to meet."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "Fabulous food! Clean subtle yet bursting with flavor! Paddy our host was warm and friendly. The wait staff was attentive and made for a very fun evening. Will definitly go back and look forward to trying other dishes! A memorable meal. Will recommend! Thanks Paddy and all at Raaga!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Food was very good and priced ok. However, all the recommendations below triggered higher expectations. Service wasn't great."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Joyful service, lovely food, obviously happy employees. So glad we ate there!"
    Dined on 9/21/2013