Chez Mamou

4.3
294 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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Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 294 People Are Saying
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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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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
5 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
7 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
3 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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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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Phoenix
14 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
1 review
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
9 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
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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JW
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely cafe with a French atmosphere that also feels like Santa Fe. The garden patio is totally charming, as are the inner rooms. The food is beautifully prepared using fresh, top quality ingredients. There is a great wine list, and also a range of coffee beverages and teas that are first rate. Everything from the omelets to the range of salads to the entrees, especially those with fish, duck, or chicken, is tremendous, and the steak frites a wonderful version of a French cafe staple. The servers are mostly French, delightful, and attentive in just the right way. It's a stone's throw from the Plaza and yet one can relax and converse without being hurried. Since it's also a bakery, the pastries and desserts are excellent, too. Really quite sublime!

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L
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
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 on July 18, 2018
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
32 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
5 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
3 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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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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Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Santa Fe restaurant!

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SR
New Mexico
12 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
4 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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