Chez Mamou

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$30 and under
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French
Chez Mamou is the place outside of Paris where you can enjoy a traditional French breakfast, a hand-crafted pastry, and an exquisite gourmet dinner.
For reservations of 8 or more, please contact us.
Chezmamou.restaurant@gmail.com.
310-715-9212
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RS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic, fresh, authentic. Very friendly service. Diverse menu and not overwhelming. Incredible wine selection. WE absolutely loved it for breakfast and then dinner a few days later.

LM
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food! Loved everything we ordered and don't forget to get pastries in the morning too. Will come back next visit to Santa Fe.

b
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food .. a little pricey at over $100 per person all in for apps, salad, entree, shared dessert a couple glasses of wine and the taxes and tip .. but Mamou is a great French bistro and worth it if you have the money

G
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Limited patio area for dining with a pet. Advance booking is a must for busy weekend periods.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food at Sunday Brunch was outstanding

a
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully sited restaurant in the heart of downtown Santa Fe.
Very good food in a nice interior environment.

R
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Last day in Santa Fe and we had an awesome lunch. Wished we would have discovered it sooner!!

s
New Mexico
99 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

First time here and it was excellent. The potatoes at brunch are amazing. I will go back for sure

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our Luncheon outside. Our meals were delicious and the service was excellent. I also met and spoke with the owner who was truly from France. I was once a student in France and this brought back fond memories. Felt like being back there.

OT
New Mexico
360 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food & service. Definitely would return here. The patio is closed in the winter, so we ate inside.

MC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and service- accordionist was such a pleasant bonus

L
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and wonderful desserts.

N
San Francisco
126 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was a visit to Santa Fe. I only wish we lived here, so we could patronize freqently. Everything exceptionally positive; no criticisms.

S
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we came to Santa Fe we had 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts here
We e been here before and have always drooled for their cheese danish. We also loved the croque monsieur and they’ve got the very best coffee in town...
this time we tried dinner twice
Love the braised scallops over salad. Dressing is divine. Second night we had filet mignonette and paillard de polle.
Excellent steak... good size, nice tender filet perfectly cooked
The chicken was TENDER and tasty with a nice brown crust and delicious crust.

Our waitress was the nicest... Kimberly who is a grade school art teacher by day was the kindest person and was truly interested in giving us a wonderful dining experience
ShirlSchafferMD and Paul Lit
Denver Co

PV
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food excellent waiter very patient friendly and attentive to all our needs. Food presentation appealing and totally enjoyable

n
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

. . . A favorite neighborhood restaurant in downtown Santa Fe. Great outdoor patio and delicious French food and pastries.

SD
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful little French place just off the Santa Fe Plaza. Everything was great.

LK
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was good. I ordered the duck medium rare and it was definitely served well. It still was very good though. My husband ordered pasta which was also very good. The escargot appetizer was prepared differently than expected but again, very good. Our server’s wine suggestion was excellent. It was a Chenin Blanc from France and was exactly what I was looking for. The spoiler was that it was very warm in the restaurant and the air conditioner could not keep up. We thankfully were seated close to the doors so occasionally the breeze would draw in. I felt sorry for the people seated in the center of the restaurant, who also were uncomfortably hot.

R
New Mexico
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Red wine was served too warm and had to get a chilled glass. They had the doors open and we were bothered by flies and gnats. Sea Bass was very good. My lamb was underdone owing to their being very thin. Too easy to overcook. Computer billing got dodgy and subtracted from the evening. Great onion soup and escargot!

NO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made my reservation on Open table, only to show up and find that the restaurant was closed for the evening. It was Fiestas weekend in Santa Fe and difficult to find tables. Other guests were also outside experiencing the same thing- no notification of restaurant being closed, no call, no email. Can't speak for the food or service itself since we were not able to dine there- but it was a disappointing experience.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Because of an event they closed the night of our reservation and did not notify us.

LW
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal and wonderful service!
My grilled scallops on endive salad was the best I have ever had. My husband loves his beef Bourgogne!

B
Oklahoma City
32 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

This was a disappointing experience. We’d been to Chez before & had a great experience w/great food. Service was very strange, as if we were a bother, & food not as we expected. For a French restaurant the pastries were stale, could tell the yes been in the fridge for a while. Don’t think we will return. Too many good restaurants in Santa Fe to go to One that’s just average.

JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was wonderful. The ambiance was great except for the bad music coming from the roof top across the street.

DD
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been there before we guessed this would be a good place to celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary, well it turned out to be true. The minute our waiter, Robert, was told it was our anniversary he quickly disappeared and reappeared with a split of Proseco. We then shared a beet, avocado and grapefruit salad prepared to perfection. After studying the menu for awhile Sheila chose the filet mignon and I, Don, chose the rack of lamb, both to be done medium rare. Well, I shouldn't have eaten all 4 ribs but they were so good I couldn't, at least didn't, resist; by noon the next day I had recovered. Robert finished of our time there with a photo to share with friends and family. Oh yes, the Cabernet Sauvignon was excellent, even with the peculiar name Freakshow!

t
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The meals was amazing. The setting and The ambience is amazing and always is. The wait staff was slightly under whelming but the kitchen made up for their short comings. Had the sea bass with a caper and red pepper chutney on top. it was paired well with asparagus tips and seasoned rice. Highly recommended.

B
New Mexico
36 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Chez Mamou delivers every time. The food is excellent and the wine choices are great. We have been there for breakfast, lunch and dinner and all meals have been excellent.

OT
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were disappointed with our meals at Chez Mamou. The escargots were dry,tough and had no taste. The chicken was very dry in the cordon bleu. A very sweet sauce overwhelmed the entre. The waiter was attentive and the atmosphere was pleasant.

D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The location was great. We were staying at the Drury Plaza Hotel. The ambiance was above average. The service seemed rushed and not at all committed to our enjoyment of a good meal. The French onion soup was top of the line. The chicken cordon blu was tasty but NOT presented very well. The baby carrots were not done enough. I just so happened to get baby carrots the following night which were done much better. They were still tender crisp, but someone paid more attention to them. The menu on the internet is grossly misleading about price. I was very disappointed considering the final bill.

AS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent and the server was knowledgeable and very kind and attentive. The busser needs a bit of training on fine dinning. She was pleasant but needs training. That was the evening.
We went back for brunch on Sunday and although the pastries were excellent, the service was just poor. From the hostess to the servers, rude, we asked questions and they grew impatient.

BP
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nadine was so pleasant and made this visit extra special. Thank You.

w
Austin
52 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time diners here and we'll be back. Classic French fare and a very fairly priced (mostly Euro) wine list. The scallop pasta dish easily shared by both the women. Heard no complaints re: the Steak Frites and I had the Duck confit which was delicious.

JM
New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Another fine meal - our waiter Liroh is outstanding. We enjoyed the food as did our friends who were dining there for the first time.
Always a good choice

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine with these Folks

can’t wait to do it again

B
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

A beautiful restaurant with reasonable French style food spoilt by pitiful service. Along with another couple we waited at the door for someone to even acknowledge our presence. They eventually gave up and left! We stuck it out and eventually a waiter wandered over to seat us. During the meal our first course was cleared away along with the silverware. The main course came but no new silverware. We had to wait to get the attention of a passing waiter who agreed to bring us some, but he forgot! I doubt we would go back.

LO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great, love the courtyard but it rained, so we were inside, but still nice ambience

OT
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best salmon in Santa Fe! My husband - who has celiac disease and must eat gluten free - avoids French restaurants believing that he cannot eat anything there. Not so at Chez Mamou! Thank you Chez Mamou for delicious meals for us both!

HL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food: especially the moules et frites and the duck confit

4
New Mexico
24 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Incredibly good, buttery scrambled eggs - absolutely as good as at home and that is saying a lot when a kitchen does NOT ruin eggs by overcooking, how like the French! Wonderful side of potatoes, a small surprise pile of delicious greens and the fresh fruit was perfectly ripe and sweet. Incredible almond and pear pastry, simply delicious. And the coffee was another plus...all in all we dined in a pretty room open to the beautiful breeze and it couldn't have been more lovely.

CK
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and lovely service. Goat cheese salad was delicious as was the salmon carpaccio.

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