Chez Mamou

4.5
311 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Chez Mamou is the only place outside of Paris where you can enjoy a traditional French breakfast, a hand-crafted pastry, and an exquisite gourmet dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Daily: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm;
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Phone number
(505) 216-1845
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 311 People Are Saying
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JD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food good service and good people. What more could you ask?

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C
New Mexico
43 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We were disappointed in our appetizer (escargot in cream sauce) as we prefer the traditional preparation. My duck was undercooked and sliced too thickly. The carrots were undercooked but the mashed potatoes were delicious! My husband’s pork tenderloin was not as expected, the usual slices were replaced by chunks and the taste was just ok. The prices here demand a better experience.

The service was fine but the room needed to be more cozy, it was too bright and chilly for a cold night. We wished we had had time for dessert as the tray of pastries looked very tempting.

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KM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are still talking about how good the food was and how wonderful our waiter was. Had a delicious lunch and plan to go back in the near future. And the desserts.....yummy. Have already recommended Chez Mamou to two friends.

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FO
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Karen was lovely... food innovative and tasty. The setting was sweet and elegant. we suggest the ahi tuna salad and the salmon entree!

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PS
Palm Springs
39 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chez Mamou is a charming French bistro in the heart of Santa Fe. My croque madame was as good as the best I've had in Paris

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C
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place reminds me of a French Bistro in the heart of Paris. They have transformed everything perfectly in Santa Fe! 🍷😍🍾

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R
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great meal on a quiet night in Santa Fe. One complaint. I asked about wines by the glass and was told they had some specials priced at around $20. I said that was too much so the waiter said "well, we have a great Cabernet". I said OK expecting it to be priced below $20. When I received the check i found it was $24 per glass. I should have checked the price before ordering but the waiter's behavior was, to me, deceptive.

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JS
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a beautiful celebratory brunch for a 50th wedding anniversary with friends! Delightful bakery smells when you walk in, lovely French bistro-type tables and happy, accommodating waitstaff. The Eggs Benedict and Florentine were magnifique and all the pastries divine, accompanied by rich hot coffee. Highly recommend if you want to have your breakfast in France!

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JT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed breakfast here. Nice and quiet with good ambiance and excellent food & pastries.

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D
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thought this is a find for Santa Fe. It's a relatively small place, but with outdoor seating... did I mention the on site bakery? Very enjoyable dinner. Warm bread, nice portions, friendly wait staff and reasonably priced.

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GB
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Slow Monday night and had to wait just under an hour for food. Only beer and wine 😕 they took our cr card and came back with completed ticket. Said we didn’t have to sign. They added a 20% tip on their own!!! It’s up to me to tip. They have no right to use my card. Mad at myself for not looking at ticket before I left.

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PF
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We had gone to Chez Mamou before and enjoyed dinners there. However, this last time was so poor that I will not go back. Our dinners tasted like frozen food dinners!!! Inedible...tasteless. When I told the waiter that my dinner was extremely terrible and I didn’t eat it because it was so heavy, thick, tasteless. His response was “oh well, French food is heavy!!”

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CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding evening! The waiter was very helpful with my Husbands allergies and suggested great items for him.

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We, and our guests, love Chez Mamou.

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LI
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. Perhaps most surprising was the selection of wines by the glass. We usually share a bottle but the glass selections were good enough that there were several I wanted to try so we went with glasses. Very unusual!

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TR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a quiet Sunday lunch on the patio. Nice atmosphere, good food and relaxing.

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

There is a sewer odor in the outside patio area that needs to be addressed. Food was fantastic. Service was adequate.

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, food and wine!

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S
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I went here for dinner on a beautiful late summer evening. We were lucky enough to sit on the small front balcony that faces the street. The mood music was piano instrumentals, very classy. The food was excellent, I had the beef short ribs which the waiter informed us had been simmering all day. We had an excellent bottle of wine that wasn't too pricey. The desserts are to die for since this is also a bakery. Try one of the tarts! The only uneven spot that night was the service, they seemed to be a bit short handed because it took a while for the waiter to take our initial drink order and even put down water. The waiter was helpful and pleasant when he was serving us though, so we may just have caught the staff in a busy time. We will definitely go back again and I whole-heartedly recommend this lovely spot for a relaxing meal.

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J
Tucson
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, perfect evening. Wines, entrees and dessert were wonderful. You became our #1 restaurant in Sante Fe. We always stay at the terrific Drury Plaza and it’s good to know you are so close and do good. See you soon.

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MH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a week of enjoying New Mexican cuisine, we spent our last night dining at Chez Mamou and it was a delightful way to end our vacation. The setting was very quiet despite its proximity to the main plaza. The wait help and wine steward were attentive without being intrusive. The food was outstanding. We had an appetizer of mussels with a light tomato cream sauce, diver scallops and duck breast, all of which paired very well with wine offerings. I had ordered the appetizer portion of the scallops, but ended up with the full entree portion. However, the waiter apologized for the mix up and charged us the appetizer price. We ended the meal with an almond tart and a glass of dessert wine. Chez Mamou has a wide variety of menu and wine options and is obviously customer service oriented. I would definitely return and recommend it to those seeking a relaxed setting in which to enjoy an outstanding dining experience.

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GS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight! Great food, service and ambiance. Love breakfast and also mussels for dinner.

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OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Dinner is way overpriced. I had mussels as a main course and the dinner portion should be an appetizer portion. The shells only filled a bread plate. Service is only adequate. 5 star prices and maybe 3 star quality. Would not go there for dinner again which is unfortunate as we live here

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T
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Chez Mamou was mediocre at best! The food wasn’t good at all. I would have thought a French Restaurant in SantaFe in this area would have been much better. I would not go back period.

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JM
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become one of our regular spots when we are staying at our condo in Santa Fe. Our waiter, Larew (pardon the spelling) is OUTSTANDING and has not steered us wrong with food or wine suggestions. We absolutely love this restaurant !!!!

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place for dinner in Santa Fe. Had a ribeye and au gratin with sautéed veg. It was delicious and fit the bill. My date had Escargots and a scallop appetizer, perfect. Desert is great, cookies are wonderful. Waiter was very attentive. The French decor is very nice and relaxing. Front patio is small but it's our favorite spot. Larger outdoor side seating is secluded and comfortable. Crepes are the best, eggs Benedicts the best in town. Can't miss coming here for a meal. Oh and the owner has a jewelry business on premise, and it's beautiful. Very French I guess and classy. Wish I looked good in such things.

Go.

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BG
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

What a great place! Thoroughly enjoyed dinner and excellent service! I would recommend this restaurant and will try brunch next time I’m in Santa Fe.

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CH
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Chicken salad was nothing special, bread was not available ( and we asked) glass of Rose` cost more than meal.

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T
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this lovely French restaurant. They are so friendly and accommodating. Food is spectacular!! Great wine list.

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Eggs Benedict! Service is perfect, food is delicious, all in all a great experience!

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BD
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A friend recommended and we gave it a try. Saturday night outdoor dining in Santa Fe is always good. There are limited outside tables but the service was wonderful and the deserts were amazing. I had read some criticisms of the service here but we didn't have any issues. Very good meal.

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S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sweet little French bistro.....onion soup is delicious....nice menu selection....seating on front porch great for people watching!

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RM
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Fodd was good but pricey. Service poor

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RH
Nashville
45 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

French cafe bistro fare just steps from the Santa Fe Plaza. Salade Nicoise was very nice. They have amazing patisserie on site.

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JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Came on friends’ recommendation. Under staffed. Service slow. Food good quality, though not phenomenal. Pricey for dinner. Even worse, had to endure sitting adjacent to tRump-loving couple, and another couple in acrimony, eventually resolving, then deciding to make-out just feet away.

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L
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We walked in and owner seated us outside. Ambiance inside is terrible.

Outside was better but no flowers nor candles on tables.

Waited for 20 mins for waiter to come and take our order and then walked out. Waiter appeared to have way to many tables.

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SK
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Restaurant is small and appealing, however, seriously understaffed. While the fish was very nicely prepared and of good quality, the salad greens were way past prime and the 'seasonal' vegetables were winter veggies overcooked with a few spears of summer squash. The hostess argued over the wilted salad with rock hard tomatoes. Unfortunate as there are not so many French cafes in SantaFe. We will not return to this establishment.

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RF
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was superb. My dining companion and I had appetizers and salads to give us variety, and shared, then shared a dessert. The entrees looked wonderful too, will have to wait for another trip... one can only eat so much... Service was slow, with only one waiter trying to take care of the whole place. I assume they were just having a bad day (for a small establishment, if one person doesn't show there's no reserve). Would hold that against them for a single occurrence, would be bad if it were a pattern which I have no way of knowing.

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W
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful French dinner. Great service, knowledgeable waiters and delicious food from start to finish. One of the best French onion soups I have ever had.

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