Chez Mamou

4.3
270 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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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Executive chef
Paul Perrier
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Neighborhood
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing almond croissant. Delicious authentic French dishes. Lovely outside dining in front and side courtyard. Nice wines. Great value.

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SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our meals at Chez Mamou were excellent, as well as not being ridiculously-oversized (a rare thing in the USA). Overall, we had a lovely evening at Chez Mamou.

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TF
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Entrees were great and reasonably priced. The green salad was too expensive for a small amount of lettuce and some unripe, plastic tomato slices.

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MS
New Mexico
30 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I think we came on a day that maybe the wait staff was understaffed. We had asked for water and never got the refill ever. We saw the staff being very busy, and we understood as I have waited tables and know what it is like to be understaffed (if that was really the issue for this restaurant). The waitress was pleasant and the food was very good. I think the desserts in the case were exceptional, and the salmon benedict was something I'd order again. The food was fresh and delicious. Eggs were perfectly prepared.

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NH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love Chez Mamou - it's our favorite "go-to" dining experience in Santa fe. Always a great menu, lovely outdoor patio, warm and genuine French country ambience that is not pretentious.

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MG
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I wanted to love it. I have had good meals there. But my French server was a woman who really couldn't care less. I asked about the bacon, and she said it is bacon. Well, ok. It was thin, flavorless, and arrived as little chips rather than in slices. I specifically asked which is better, bacon or ham, and was told "well, I guess that would depend on you, wouldn't it?" Actually, no -- this bacon was not only thin little chips but it was flavorless. The eggs tasted either of vinegar or of something that had gone bad. They were inedible. My 2 friends had eggs benedict that arrived on big, pretty plates with a normal amount of salad greens and potatoes and the plate was garnished with chopped parsley sprinkle. Pretty, but not exceptional in any way. My 2 scrambled eggs and bacon chips arrived on a salad-size plate with a small amount of potatoes and salad wedged on. No parsley. When I suggested to the server that a larger plate would make the serving look more attractive and more on par this the other dishes, I was told "I do not plate the food." How hard would it have been to say "oh, yes, it would have been more attractive on a larger plate. I will share this with the kitchen." Instead I was treated like an imbecile -- not necessary and really poor service. The highlight for me was a croissant, which was quite nice.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Indifferent service

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SF
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Server tried hard, but was woefully inexperienced. Chicken Cordon Bleu was thin and overcooked, with a thin slice of luncheon ham in the middle. Tasteless and overpriced. This used to be a lovely little French bistro, but has slipped.

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D
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

French cuisine that is tasty and not fussy! The patio is nice to dine at and shady, so not hot in warm weather.

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SS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fathers Day

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OT
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Santa Fe restaurant!

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SR
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food is nothing to write home about (ok we live here and Santa Fe has a lot of good food). Ambiance and service was great.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The experience was so disappointing. The wrong food was delivered. What was right was ok but not great. The checkout system didn't work. The physical surroundings were quite nice though.

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w
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we had eaten here and we were happy with the meal that we had. I had the condon blue and found that the chicken was a little overdone and that there could have been more cheese in the middle. We had a great server which made the meal enjoyable. Plate sizes are typical for a good French restaurant. Would go back.

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JR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Food was okay. Service was terrible. One guy, Robert, was doing everything and didn’t do anything well. There were two helpers but he controlled everything. Too many other good restaurants to visit in the area.

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j
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely setting. Service was slow with only one table attendant. Some dishes were very good (our friends gave us a taste). Some were so so.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Alway a great meal!

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f
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere under a lovely apricot tree . Service very good. Lovely music created a romantic mood. Food excellent. But like my Marsala chicken better. I would have given a five if I didn’t like my own cooking better. PS I am a great cook. So a 4 star is excellent in my book. My husband’s salmon was excellent and he rated the potatoes better than what I make LOL. Fabulous experience. Thank u.

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m
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had dinner here twice while visiting Santa Fe. Our host and waiter made us feel very comfortable,rearranging chairs to accomodate us outside each time. the food was wonderful

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s
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and our waiter was delightful.

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S
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we travel we go thru Santa Fe every opportunity just to go to this restaurant. The food is outstanding and the pasteries are devine. Parking can be a problem and it is pricey but well worth it.

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R
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delightful restaurant. Best French onion soup i have ever eaten.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A wonderful change from the typical Santa Fe breakfast or brunch. Yummy pastries, delicious egg dishes, nice brunch.

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A great meal at a reasonable price. The restaurant was very busy and the waiter did a great job taking care of many tables. The food arrived quickly and perfect.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent and service exceptional!

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JP
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

+ Everything was OK: standard bistro food, the co-location in the jewelry store kind of works, the friendly, but amateurish service doesn’t get under your skin in an environment like Santa Fe.

- Nothing was great: I’m a real fan of good bistro food and atmosphere, so it’s a bit disappointing when casual becomes a cover for inattentive and Old favorites just miss the mark- frites a tad underdone, confit that is’t crisp, a glass of wine offered during appetizers that doesn’t show up until the main course is over, a proprietress who spends the entire time chatting with friends and ignores all the other guests.

- It didn’t help that we noted on open table that this was our anniversary dinner. Since the place was half empty, they weren’t bothering to check the reservation list. So we knew from the outset that the attitude was pretentious.

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OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

4 of us - restaurant a little disorganized when we arrived. When we got seated, lovely old chairs but seats had no cushion, yikes! Thereafter, food and service Estelle told!

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LM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The French food was authentic and very well prepared and presented. The ambiance was lovely and comfortable. I think our server was a bit overwhelmed as it was Mother's day Sunday so all were quite busy. The wait for our parties food that was 16 in size was reasonable. It is well worth the delay and was very comfortable. I will definitely eat here more often now that I have discovered them. To sum it all up it was fantastic and priced reasonably.

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AG
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was quite enjoyable. Excellent food good service. Really like the ambiance

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OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quiet and enjoyable.

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was great. Great pastries too. The onion soup is the best I've ever had.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

the food was beyond excellent. the service was great, right up until the check was presented and the waiter made a snide and inappropriate comment about my mom being my "sugar momma." we were both offended and put off by his sarcastic and inappropriate comment. we still tipped 20% but I was very tempted to flat out stiff him bc of that. it left a bad taste in each of our mouths after what was an otherwise fantastic dinner.

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MT
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

No effort to accommodate gluten-free diners. No gluten free pasta or gluten-free bread or gluten free crackers. My wife's escargot came out of the kitchen at room temperature and had to be sent back. It was not served as described in the menu, and came in a cream sauce instead of garlic butter. Our meal was, all in all, acceptable, but this is not a place we will make any effort to go back.

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BK
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Sunday brunch at Chez Mamou. We were greeted immediately and given a very nice table. Service was great, really good coffee and delicious food. Pastries are amazing!

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AS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a French pastry shop/ restaurant and the menu with wide variety of choices from French onion soup and mussels, to omelettes, crepes, sandwiches, pastas, and meat entrees. Wine and beer available. Great food and wonderful airy spot to dine.

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L
New Mexico
26 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I’ve been to Chez Mamou for lunch dozens of times. It is a very handy downtown place for good, French food (and wonderful baked goodies). It’s always busy, and can get a bit noisy at lunch. The outside patio on the side is now open and a lovely hidden place. Highly recommended.

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BK
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a nice place to get a decent French meal. Service is better than it used to be. and food was good and not to expensive. We go here for lunch every month or so and never disappointed.

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CR
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We arrived at 8:15 and the server was reluctant to seat us because it was so late. Food was good but it wasn’t served with any delight.

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J
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, reasonable price, and fabulous desserts.

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RJ
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Chez Mamou. We were very pleased with the diversity of the menu and reasonableness of the prices. Food preparation was outstanding and tenderness of the meat entrees was perfect! Ambiance was genuinely French. A great diversion from typical Santa Fe environment. Would recommend to anyone.

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