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Martyrs Steakhouse

135 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Martyrs Steakhouse is Taos gem built inside a gorgeous historic adobe building that gives off a charming and relaxing vibe. Inside, the clean white table clothes and polished wooden floors provide a fantastic backdrop for the delicious steaks and other dishes served at Martyrs Steakhouse.

Choose your cut of high-quality beef steak and have it cooked to your specifications. Surf and turf is also available with a beef filet and lobster tail combination meal. If you don't want steak, you can order chicken, fish, duck, burgers, seafood or portabella dishes, instead. Various seasonal vegetables complement your meal. When you're done with the meal, grab a cocktail from the Martyrs Steakhouse Honey Locust Bar, or sip a fine wine or popular beer while you are dining.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(575) 751-3020
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gabriel Farkash
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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.
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Cross street
Martyrs Lane
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Parking details
On-site parking as well as street parking
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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.

Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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hereandthere4 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 26, 2016

There is an understated attentiveness that combined to make this an enjoyable meal in an attractive setting. The food was fine, not ourstanding. We would certainly return when we are in town again.

VerandahVic (Tampa)
2.0  Dined on March 10, 2016

Ribeye steak is reasonably priced but not the quality we were expecting for that price. Calamari was also average and would not order it again.

Priscilla (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2015

Probably the best restaurant on Taos. From Hostess, to waitress to bartender, they were all very polite and professional. The service was excellent, & food outstanding. We tried the Bison options, which were both delicious.

DrRed (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on August 11, 2015

Wonderful time, as always, at Martyr's. We always bring our visitors here and this time we brought a foodie who placed his experience in the top three of his life! The service was superb. The ambiance is always a pleasure to experience. We will be back again. And again. And again.

vipLibra51 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2015

This place exceeded our expectations in all categories. Our lamb and beef entrees were perfectly cooked and came with delicious vegetable and grain accompaniments, beautifully presented. Service was attentive, and we loved the art and decor surrounding us.

Bill (Austin)
3.0  Dined on July 23, 2015

Food here was very disappointing -- quality of steak -- plus special
fish entree. Service was outstanding! Wonderful view sitting outside
which combined mountains to the north and sunset to the southwest.

local (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on July 17, 2015

The outdoor dining was very pleasant. It was a bit noisy because the outside dining is on the main street. The heaters and umbrella lights made the evening pleasant as the sun went down. I had the chicken confit which was delicious. Two members of our party had the halibut special. They both thought the fish was overcooked and mushy, but they thought the soft shell crab was perfect.

vipOpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
2.0  Dined on July 4, 2015

We have eaten here a couple of times and always enjoyed the food and service. Not sure what happened this time, but my wife and I both ordered the lamb chops, which we both ordered medium. What we recieved instead were what I can truthfully say were the toughest lamb chops that I had ever eaten. They did comp us dessert, but by then I was too exhausted from fighting with the "ram" chops to even eat it there, so we took it back to our hotel.

Doug49 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on June 29, 2015

This attractive and convenient place was highly recommended by our hotel. It starts out great in terms of greeting, ambience, menu and wine list. It, for us, went downhill quickly. Very friendly, but very slow, service followed by inappropriate temperatures of wines. An excellent salad was followed by mains that were much better on the menu than on the plate. The components described on the menu were,in fact, present on the plate but underdone on one red meat dish, overdone on another and finished with no apparent attention. For example:grilled mushrooms accompanying bison tenderloin were probably good mushrooms. BUT, dry grilled with no oil, butter, seasoning or anything yielded mushroom jerky. It is, however, a very nice place with an impressive menu and prices to match.

Gr8N8 (Birmingham)
2.0  Dined on June 24, 2015

My colleague and I made reservations for a business dinner (mid week) and arrived about 15 minutes prior to our reservation time. We parked and went in what we thought was the front door. It turned out to be the back or side door. We met the bartender first and he was very helpful.

The bartender found the person who was to guide us to the table and engaged us in conversation until the person was able to guide us to our table.

Once we arrived at our table the server approached and introduced herself. She provided menu's, the wine list and went over a few of the specials. We then ordered our bottle of wine and an appetizer or two. Now the waiting began.

We were visited several times over the next 50 minutes by the gentleman who refilled our water. He was the most attentive of all of the staff with the exception of the bartender. We never received our wine or the appetizers. We were either ignored or forgotten about by our server and the rest of our staffed. Either way we didn't see our server for 50 minutes. Finally we were frustrated enough that we moved ourselves to the bar and ended up having dinner at the bar.

We ordered two small plates to start: Steak Tartare and Raw Blue Point Oysters. From there the bartender suggested we try one of their house wines by the glass (it was excellent) and I ordered the 8oz filet and garlic mashed potatoes. The food was very good. The food is a bit over priced for what we received - but my opinion may have been a bit jaded due to the extremely poor service earlier in the evening.

This review is greatly impacted by the initial poor service and the lack of attention by the entire staff with the exception of the bartender who was excellent!

I would visit this location again to give them a chance to redeem themselves but that is the only reason I would go back. Given the higher prices and poor service it simply isn't the type of establishment that I would choose to frequent often.

RoyJohn (Denver)
3.0  Dined on June 23, 2015

If you are eating alone at Martyrs be prepared for possible slow to poor service. I travel to Taos for work and decided to try Martyrs Steakhouse on a weeknight. I requested outside seating and the waiter obliged. The service was very slow and at times I waited 10 mins or more just for water. The restaurant was not busy at all and I was the only patron on the patio. The entire dinner took approx. 2 hours. The food was very good but the service was poor.

vipHereFromTucson (Tucson)
2.0  Dined on June 21, 2015

While vacationing in Taos, we went to Martyrs to celebrate Fathers' Day and my husband's birthday. We hoped for a lovely dinner and expected it would be on the high expense side. We were correct about the second. We ate outdoors on the patio because inside seating was too hot. Outdoors we had a choice of sitting near the street or near the music speakers turned up to drown out street noise. The food was good but not special enough for the $$ rating. We chose our wine based on the sauce, confirming it before we placed our wine order. When it came it was w/o the sauce. After a long wait to speak with our server about it, we were offered the sauce as a side serving. We were very disappointed in the food, service, ambiance and noise level.

vipBeachlovers (Denver)
4.0  Dined on June 21, 2015

First visit to Martyrs based on recommendations about the hamburger and it did not disappoint. it was accompanied by a variety of embellishments, and a big pocket of French Fries. The server was very friendly but seemed a bit out of her element when it came to wine and timely service. Overall a good, not great experience.

vipDavid (Houston)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2015

We live in Houston but have property in Red River, NM. We stay in our favorite B&B in Santa Fe, El Farolito, when we come to NM and discovered a couple years ago a restaurant right next door to the B&B, Restaurant Martin. It is phenomenal. It is a must go every time we get close to Santa Fe. The chef is genius at marrying various flavors and textures to make each dish one of kind. We used to come to NM once or twice a year but now we come just for Restaurant Martin 3 to 4 times a year. Each time we come the menu is always different and is continually changing for new food experiences. We've gone to a lot of high end restaurants through out the world but this NM gem is at the top of the heap. Bravo Martin.

MaestroMcD (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2015

We celebrated Father's Day at Martyr's and the food was -- as usual -- superb. The problem we experienced this time, however, was the pace of service and relative lack of attention we received from our server and others in charge of food delivery. The restaurant was nowhere near capacity, and yet we lingered for many minutes as we awaited each new appearance of staff.

It is known to visitors of Taos that the pace of life is slower than in other, more urban regions of the US. A prompt, attentive wait staff, however, is expected at any such dining establishment and has always been the practice at Martyr's in our past experience. Perhaps the manager did not call in the proper number of employees on this particular Father's Day.

vipBeck (Denver)
3.0  Dined on May 24, 2015

We liked the atmosphere at the restaurant, but it took forever, 30 min plus to get the "special", which was golden snapper. I ordered a Grey Goose lemon drop martini and the bartender forgot to add the simple syrup so it was like sucking on a lemon. I had to ask for a shot of simple syrup and you would have thought they would just make a new drink, but they didn't. When the snapper finally arrived it was very overcooked, a thick chunk of rubbery fish. It had a snow crab on top, but they just deep fried the whole crab, which was weird. Even the diners around us who ordered it were picking it up and looking at it like, am I supposed to eat this whole crab? All in all, not a great experience, disappointing.

Sharkbyte99 (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on April 27, 2015

Hostess Sophia will welcome you to the most delectable dining in Taos. The lobster bisque is the stuff of legend. Beef tournadoes and the salmon were fabulous. Locals talk of the chicken confit till your mouth waters.
A dining experience not to be missed when in Taos. Five star without a doubt. Bravo!

vipAnonymous (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on April 23, 2015

It was nothing spectacular for the price. Lamb was okay but salmon was good. We asked for wine with our mesl but I guess they wanted to get us drinking and brought it immediately(?). They could use some green vegetables as side dishes.

HealthyFoodie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 8, 2015

This is a lovely little restaurant with a parking lot (important in Taos!). The staff was very friendly and attentive. Everything was delicious and well presented. Try the grapefruit margaritas!

gbauer86 (Denver)
4.0  Dined on April 5, 2015

Good service, Great food. I enjoy going for lunches ($8 lunch specials) and Sunday Brunch is delicious with a diverse menu. Easter Brunch this year was spectacular with a rack of lamb special. My wife enjoyed the French toast and the mamosas were great too.