Raaga is a neighborhood gem;
Raaga is a neighborhood gem; unpretentious and friendly. The menu is extensive; it's hard to choose. We ordered too much - lamb, chicken, shrimp stew - excellent. Wine list is limited. They were careful about the amount of spice in the entrees. Recommend this if you are in the mood for Indian food!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Lovely, delicious, carefully
Lovely, delicious, carefully prepared food that hit the mark with every dish. Went back for more the next night.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very authentic Indian cuisine.
Very authentic Indian cuisine. One of our favorites in Santa Fe.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Where's the Thali?
Great Indian food with bit of fusion - creative cooking that really works. A Thali in India is a complete meal with small dishes that cover all the bases as though you are eating family style with a large group - 3 different dishes plus dal, rice, raita, pickle, a sweet and sometimes bread. Since there was no Thali, my wife and I ordered 2 dishes, and a raita and bread. To order another dish, dal, pickle and desert would have been just way too much food and cost. Great great food - but please, give us a daily Thali or two so we can eat the way we do when we are in India.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Innovative Indian Cuisine
Paddy Rawal's Raaga is a most welcome addition to the Santa Fe scene. His take on Indian cuisine is fresh and lively, blending a few elements of other cuisines in as well. Definitely the best East Indian offerings in Santa Fe.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Authentic Indian Cuisine
Some of the best Indian food we have ever had.
Paddy the owner is very entertaining. The spice
level was perfect and the curries were spot on.
I would definitely return and will recommend to
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A new believer...
Brought my Uncle to dinner at Raaga. Prior to the meal, he was convinced he wasn't a fan of Indian food. He left smiling---like the rest of us.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wait staff was knowledgeable about their food and the ingredients, and more than helpful in selecting the perfect dish for me. The pappadam was fresh, the korma was flavored with lovely spices that left room for the vegetable flavors to come through, and the chai was authentic Indian. Super-great!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Indian food in Santa Fe
Excellent food. Small place, so only small groups (<5 ideal). Friendly staff and owner greets guests.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful, delicious dinner
We had a delightful dinner on the patio. The two of us shared delicious cilantro naan bread, chicken korma, and mango chutney.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
All-Around Wonderful Experience
We found a NYTimes article about Santa Fe and a recommendation for Raaga. So glad we did! Paddy gave us the best dining experience we had in Santa Fe. Charming individual, great suggestions for our menu selections and the best Indian food we have ever had! Amazing fresh flavors--love the use of fresh herbs and spices.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the stuffed poblano pepper
Love the stuffed poblano pepper appetizer. The tandoori chicken was especially tender and delicious.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Indian food in Santa Fe!
We had a great evening. This is probably the best Indian food in Santa Fe.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
More vegan choices than most Santa Fe restaurants. And they are good!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food; spectacular service
We had a delightful experience on our first visit to Raaga. The generous portions were carefully seasoned to bring out the flavors of the meats and vegetables. Everything we ordered was delicious. From the moment we entered the restaurant on a rainy evening we were warmly and enthusiastically welcomed as if we were long standing regulars. Paddy the owner stopped by our table a few times to make sure we were happy and to explain various dishes. We will definitely return!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great East Indian Food
Intimate white table clothed, E.Indian Bistro. Chef creative, Food was wonderful, modern presentation.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Extraordinary taste treat
The food at Raaga is excellent. Unlike many Indian restaurants where the food sits warming in vats for hours and the flavor cooks out over time, the preparation at Raaga is on the spot, and the seasoning is fresh and simply mouth watering. Don't expect a lot of heavy sauces; this menu is prepared with your health in mind. Just the best!!!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Indian in Santa Fe
When we moved to Santa Fe we never thought we'd be able to find good Indian restaurant. We were very happy with our dinner experience. The only issue we had was that the eggplant dish was very salty, but the remainder of the meal was delicious. We will come back!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed another relaxing, unhurried dinner with friends at Raaga. We were promptly seated in a comfortable booth;
the service was friendly and accommodating, and the food excellent and reasonably priced. The salmon was outstanding and
perfectly prepared! This is Indian food at its finest; portions are generous, with spiciness adjusted to diner preferences. The owner visits each table, greeting guests with his welcoming smile. Located in the Sanbusco shopping area, parking is plentiful even on a summer weekend evening. We'll be back!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is wonderful and
The food is wonderful and the service is the best.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've eaten in many Indian restaurants over the years, on both coasts, and Raaga is simply the best. Most of the classics, brilliantly interpreted, and a number of dishes unknown to me make for a wide-ranging menu. Particularly strong are the vegetarian dishes. Something as seeminly simple as the basmati rice accompanying most plates suggests the care taken. Service is warm and personal, and the chef/owner makes his charming presence felt in the dining room as well as the kitchen.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant Indian Food
Santa Fe is lucky to have three good Indian restaurants, but Raaga is the most elegant, combining excellent service with sophisticated Indian dishes and a great selection. Prices are also quite reasonable. The place is relatively small, which gives it a nice, intimate ambiance, but reservations are recomended. Some of the best food in a town that has a multitude of good restaurants. There are no issues with this place in our opinion, other than the fact it can be hard to get in sometimes.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of best in a while
Raaga..a place we have been meaning to get to for 3 years...we were blown away by how fabulous the food was...Paddy the owner/chef helped us choose the best of the menu. The prices were excellent and overall we had a wonderful meal in a delightful spot! Thanks Paddy. We will be back soon and often!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Joyful service, lovely food, obviously happy employees. So glad we ate there!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a Find!
Excellent Indian food. Some of the best I've had anywhere. Everything was fresh and flavorful, and one dish was better than the next. The chef spent time at each table, adding to a wonderful dining experience. It's on my list for my next trip to Santa Fe.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Paddy's food is unbelievable!
While Indian food might not be the first thing you think of when visiting Santa Fe, Raaga is a must do experience. The flavors and sauces in every dish were absolutely amazing. We especially enjoyed the flash fried spinach salad, the chicken biryani, and the rosemary Naan. Everything paired beautifully with a Rose chosen by the Chef. Highly recommended!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Raaga several times now, and it has yet to disappoint me. The food and service are always consistent, and Paddy (the owner) is great!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good indian food
Last Friday my wife and I were looking for an Indian restaurant in Santa Fe, NM. Raaga was the one I saw on Open Table. When we arrived at the restaurant we were greeted by the owner, Patti with warm welcome smile and greeted with a Namaste. We were seated promptly and the server was very friendly and polite and efficient with out rushing. Mr. Patti came and enquired about how the food few times during our dinner. He takes pride in his establishment, the food and the service. My wife is very particular about her food and here she really enjoyed the food which was spicy enough for her.
I would every one to try this restaurant if you are ever in Santa Fe, NM.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great indian food
Superb food, authentic Indian with fresh ingredients. Not typical of what you find at buffets. Very quaint and understated.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food! Best Indian food
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!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Food & Service
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.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
India meets Santa Fe
An excellent Indian Resturant. Food is prepared to taste, delivered quickly with a smile. The Owner/Chef, Paddy, is an everpresent delight to meet.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM