Chez Mamou

4.3
705 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Kcmartin
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best food I’ve had since Covid started! An amazing homemade pasta with scallops green beans fresh fennel and a saffron cream sauce. My friend had the croissant burger. Both fantastic and hot on arrival. Heat lamps kept us warm outside. Excellent service! Going back VERY soon! Reserve online a few hours or day before.

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MikeF
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice sunny day so outside seating worked. Music play list was spot on.

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Rebecca
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have enjoyed a meal here every time I visit Santa Fe. The food is always outstanding, whether it is breakfast or dinner. The same people work here (must be the owners) and are always very nice and friendly. This is the only place I've ever had "perfect" eggs benedict , and I've had this several times for breakfast, so that shows it's consistant. The french onion soup is another "perfect" and the salads are simple and very fresh as if they've just picked the vegetables. If you love french food, you will love this place. This last time visiting was during Covid and they offered outside dining. Even though it was cold outside each table had two large burners so we were warm and comfortable, and the staff made sure we were warm

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KathrynE
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a lovely New Years Eve three course dinner with fine, friendly service and wonderful food. So many choices! Oysters were fresh, steak was tender, lots of fabulous dessert choices. They are a bakery, after all. The only reason I took off a bit for ambience is we had to eat outside under a heater and it was 30 degrees. My red wine was chilled! Ha! I’ve eaten here pre-COVID many times and always had a great experience.

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Scjk
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent. Service was attentive but not overly so. Great place for any meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was horrible. Food overpriced for what it was. Out of several items. Not a quality experience one would expect. Very disappointing.

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KarinO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely to sit outdoors in the sun. Wonderful classic French brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome. One of my favorite places.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time eating here. Good, quick service. Great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Chez Mamou for the past 7 years, when we finally discovered it. Breakfast is excellent - lunch is great and the dinners are amazing. The ambience is more European than American - like that of a local French Bakery/Bistro... that brings you to the service... which is always great. You can tell that the staff is well versed in the food/wine served - they treat you as an honored guest - and are very attentive. It’s easy to see that they have worked together so long.. their interaction is like a family. Go - we’ve never been diss appointed!

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vipRandallS
El Paso
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

We tried the Salmon Carpaccio, Mussels and shrimp scampi with jalapeño/bacon. All very good. We had the burger, onion soup and the Steak Frite. Burger and soup were very good. Steak was tough and overcooked for medium rare. Had pastries for dessert and were ok. Service was very marginal. Wife asked for a wine and response was "we do not have that and walked off" no suggestions or anything. Only time he really came around was when I asked about the check. With the current covid restrictions, patio is a good option.

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virginiaw
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Christmas meal here on the outdoor patio. They managed to make it warm and romantic even when most everything else in the town was shut down. Our waiter, Zach, was especially gracious.

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DuncanW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly the best Christmas Dinner we have ever had! SUPER friendly staff, made us not only feel welcome but part of the family. Highly recommend!

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vipWilliam
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner at Chez Mamou: the good part was that they were open and offered comfortable outdoor dining in the challenging conditions imposed by New Mexico and Santa Fe. The prefix price was very expensive and dining options were expectedly limited. The item offered as osso buco consisted of a pork substitute that was sub-par, especially for the price. Their chestnut soup was delicious and the deserts were fine. Service was excellent.

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SharonL
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The night was a bit cold for sitting on the porch but the 2 heaters provided warmth. The glass of prosecco was not champagne as advertised. The meal was excellent and a bit overpriced because they gave me a menu by mistake that was $20 less but because it was Christmas Eve they raised the price and didn't really add anything extra. Our food was excellent and I know all restaurants are struggling and doing the best they can.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely brunch outside and the heat lamps were awesome! Everyone was so nice and the service was really good as well!

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Doris
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious and the service was great.
We had reservations but it didn’t seem to matter, we were offered an open table that was not really set up, the heater was set up afterwards as well. However, after the initial hiccup, we were offered croissants and coffee while we waited, the waitress recommended great wine pairings for our lunch and the service was excellent.

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vipRobk
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best option for COVID dining in Santa Fe. We ate here 3 time during our 5 day stay and loved it better each time. Excellent staff.

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marK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great brunch on the patio. Salmon Benedict was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
El Paso
23 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This French restaurant should be a Michelin restaurant !!

The dishes are equally as good as the best restaurants in France !!!

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hpm1777
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I suggest sticking to the regular items on the menu - we tried a seasonal dish and found it to be subpar with gritty seafood. Excellent service and ambiance thought.

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vipDeanZ
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spectacular

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vipDebs
Miami
211 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and atmosphere were good. Nothing outstanding but enjoyable. Outside setting was really nice.

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vipCharlesS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the French onion soup! Delicious!

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vipPatricia
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We visited Chez Mamou on our last day in Santa Fe. We have never waited that long (50 min) for our food. We received the wrong bottle of wine (they brought us a significantly more expensive bottle), our starter never arrived, the Filet was so overcooked and when asked for bread, we were told, that bread is only offered during dinner service (not lunch). The server tried her best, but was poorly understaffed and overwhelmed. Water was never refilled. A quick apology regarding missing starter and bad filet temperature and suddenly they offered comp bread as an apology. I would have expected more. We also waited 15 min in line inside the restaurant to finally pay our over-priced bill. We were looking forward to fine French Cuisine, but left disappointed and will not be back.

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Mandy
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible place for any meal, the croque monsieur is to die for, the ambience, food, and service is just lovely :)

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vipJWest
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent. We had reservations for Brunch and it was chaotic to get seated and have our order taken. The staff was very nice.

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AlyzeC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice staff, good food, great casual place, felt back in France and that is so nice for a french person.

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Uruachi
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was slow, not very attentive, food order came out wrong had to send back.
Quality of food was also very disappointing.
Reviews I read were great that is why I chose the place.
Food was lacking seasoning, portion and presentation was also sloppy.
Not something you expect from French inspired kitchen.
Needless to say will not be going back.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great brunch at Chez Mamou that we went back to check out the dinner! Fabulous food and wonderful waitstaff.

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vipBucear
New Mexico
43 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been to this restaurant many times and each time the food has been excellent and the service unobtrusive but efficient

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing! Our server was super friendly and helpful, but did forget our bottle of wine, which did not come out until our food came. My order was wrong but she quickly fixed it. Overall it was a very good experience

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InSantaFeForFallBreak
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Went for brunch. Only one person running the front of the restaurant. Tables weren’t being bussed, took over 20 minutes to get coffee. Food was ok but the service was lacking. Multiple people arrived and left because tables weren’t being cleared. Observed other people waiting 15 minutes to get order placed.

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vipOtto
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a welcoming and delicious experience. Our go to place especially these horrid days

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vipFrafirs
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The silverware was like in a cafeteria. Otherwise all was very good.

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vipKC2017
New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We ordered the special beet salad which was excellent. However the dinner entrees, a pasta dish with scallops & 2shrimp was not tasty and, particularly when the bill came & it was a $48 entree, a genuine disappointment.

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viptrow1
New Mexico
68 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love brunch at Chez Mamou!!Best Eggs Benedict in Santa Fe, their omelets are amazing, and their pastries are spectacular— best I’ve ever eaten. There are also one of the few places that serve frog’s legs, and they are special as well.

We highly recommend their outside dining if the weather permits.

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ElizabethF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and beautifully presented patio dining just a few blocks off historical central plaza. We had a delightful evening eating out, our first in 7 months!

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KimC
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Reservation made through OpenTable was not honored.

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vipdrwokla
Tulsa
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outside sitting area on side of building that is protected from the wind

FAQs

Chez Mamou offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 216-1845.

Chez Mamou is rated 4.3 stars by 705 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.