Chez Mamou

4.1
891 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

Due to a water leak Chez Mamou will be closed on Tuesday June 1st for repairs.
We are so Sorry.
What 891 people are saying
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3.8
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGrover3
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Du vrai! Excellent magret de canard as well as chicken cordon bleu and their Fanlo, Italian red with hearty Cab Franc!! Frogs legs could have been slightly less cooked. Overall delightful experience of the real thing.

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WilliamB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Aug 3, 2021

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vipGaryS
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great food and atmosphere. It was our first time and will definitely be back.

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PeterG
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and staff. All recommended items were delicious. An evening rain storm added to the perfect ambiance.

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LarryR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The food was good though some expected items were missing--like bread.
The service was very poor, especially the very long wait before anyone could take an order and then the long wait after the check was requested.

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SFCal
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We have always enjoyed the experience at Chez Mamou, but last night was lack luster. The food was okay, but the service was not great. We hardly saw our server and when we did we asked for a wine list, but the server did not speak English and did not know what we were saying. We never were able to order our wine. We have always enjoyed brunch there, but the dinner service was not the same experience we have always had.

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vipScot
New Mexico
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The service is so consistently poor that despite the good food and value I will not return. My understanding is that this is a long standing issue with Chez Mamou and not just related to the pandemic.

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LindseyP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It’s a great place but they’re clearly understaffed. There was no host when we arrived and no one even greeted us for like 5 minutes, including the waiter who was directly in front of us for about a minute doing something else for another table. Once seated without menus we waited another 7 minutes and had to get up and request menus. That being said, once we did get a waiter, he was friendly and efficient and took good care of us. I’m gluten-free and dairy-free (except butter) and he accommodated that without any problems. Both of us really liked our food (salmon carpaccio appetizer, artichoke/asparagus/spinach ravioli, scallops). My only suggestion would be offering gluten-free bread as an option (I would have enjoyed carpaccio much more with bread).

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Wait staff not as attentive - disappointed, outdoor seating was nice ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We, along with several couples arrived at 5 pm for our reservations. The door was unlocked the tables were not set up. When one couple went inside and called out loudly, there was no response. Everyone waited until 5:20 or so. And when another couple went inside and called out, there was no sign of anyone.

If there was a problem for the evening, it would have been reasonable to notify us as we were expected to confirm our reservations. By then, other better places were booked.

Shabby!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had lunch reservations for 1:00 PM today and they were closed. They had my phone number, why couldn’t they have called me?

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CK26
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, wine and atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Las copas de vino estaban sucias, no tenían uno de los top platillos del menú, para ser un restaurante francés, los postres no hicieron diferencia, eran simples.
Sopa de cebolla deliciosa y muy recomendable.

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vipStanW
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem. Wonderful in all respects. Great menu and prices are reasonable. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fabulous place for a nice intimate dinner. Great food and we sat next to the most wonderful couple (outdoor tables are close), but they we lovely and we talked the whole time.

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vipScot
New Mexico
30 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was great. They were clearly understaffed and our waiter was clearly showing his stress. Not very professional, even if understandable. We will be happy to return, however.

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vipMargaretC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! so glad we decided on Chez Mamou! everything was perfect! Thank you Robert!

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SarahO
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Brunch. Our granddaughter loves crepes with Nutella. When she requested Nutella and was told they don’t have Nutella, at first she was visibly disappointed. But wait, the restaurant makes their own version which surpassed the commercial version. It was her bday celebration so it was a special experience for her.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor. Not only was service poor without apology, and took over two hours from start to finish. Bottle of red wine was served at 85 degrees. Main course spaetzle was substituted with instant mashed potatoes. Gross. Is this KFC? Three scallops does not constitute a main course either. A failure on all levels. French macaroons were ages old, crumbled after I bit into them. I fear for anyone eating there. Stay away from here at all costs. It was painful and the three tables around us felt the exact same way. Also note, owner disappeared and left her servers struggling for answers. 1/10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Host forgot to have our friends join our table after being informed beforehand - they waited 15 minutes unnecessarily indoors while we were seated outdoors - courtyard experience was nice but service was slow probably due to staffing issues related to COVID - overall food quality was good but Sea Bass portion was extremely small for the entree price.

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ElizabethD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent- Just know there isn’t a host/ess. Wait to be seated - they see you waiting, they will seat you as soon as they can.

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annas
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Good food but way understaffed causing a very poor experience.

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vipBingo
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I am sorry to say that it was a bad experience. Very slow unresponsive service. Food arrived not as ordered. Had to order aperitif twice. Wine ordered with main course was forgotten. No apparent concern with dissatisfaction. Certainly will not return or recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

A promising start. Outstanding onion soup. Fresh salad.
Poor service, except for an attentive busboy.
Entrees were lukewarm. Request for a second glass of wine was ignored.

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vipSantiago
New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Another wonderful dinner at Chez Mamou. The mussels appetizer was delicious, as were the frogs legs and the escargot. The chicken cordon bleu was very tasty, as was the salad niceoise.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

By far my favorite restaurant. It is very special and quaint. I go as often as I can. Sadly, not enough. This past year everyone has been short staffed but it was not an issue for us like some of the other reviewers. We enjoy taking our time there. The food is authentic, delicious, and not as main stream as other French bistros. The pastries are heavenly. They are originally what hooked me. I love this place.

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vipDanG
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Good service but the food was forgetful!!!! The crepe appeared to be from a package and reheated. The fried potatoes had no seasoning, and the plate as a whole looked like the cook just threw it on with no garnish…very unappetizing. My husband ordered the tuna sandwich which was supposed to come with French fries but instead came with homemade potato chips.

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Pollygirl
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Mamou was buzzing with people! ((: We enjoyed our lunch on their lovely patio with a quality selection food to choose from on the menu. Would recommend coffee with dessert💕 ..visually aesthetic & delicious!
Our Waiter was fun, kind, attentive, efficient.. ✨Bon appétit!! 🤗

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vipmsharfman
Oklahoma City
84 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great ingredients crafted into classic French dishes with a contemporary feel.

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LoisR
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Service slow due to lack of staff. Pls. frequent this restaurant. Food is truly FRENCH and sauces perfect. All entries were scrumptious. Will go back again again. Worth the slower service.

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JulieP
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent! As other reviews have stated, the service was slow. We waited at the front door for at least 10 minutes before we were greeted by the host. We were seated in the outdoor patio area on the side of the building, which was very charming. Service was slow in getting to us with drink orders and it was awhile before the wine was brought to us. We have absolutely no complaints about the salads, entrees or desserts, but we had to wait for the check. In defense of the restaurant, I’ve read that there is a shortage of restaurant staffing in Santa Fe.

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vipPhil
Austin
29 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best service and excellent food!

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FerminC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, only 2 servers made service kinda slow but overall a pretty good first experience for Chez Mamou. I would definitely go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful little French restaurant. Very affordable and wonderful food! Highly recommend!

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JBollom
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best! Every time we come to Santa Fe we always come here and absolutely love it! We always order just about the entire menu. Cheers!

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vipCoelhoV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

My wife and I had dinner there three days ago
Food came one hour late
Food was ok nothing to write about
Will never go back terrible service

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vipNYexpat
New Mexico
44 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 4 enjoying a birthday celebration and all of us were so pleased with our brunch dishes and service. Food was delicious and service impeccable. All of us plan to return soon.

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RFRS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant, Chez Mamou has maintained its outstanding kitchen staff, ensuring that everything they serve is outstanding. Every item on the extensive menu and amazing pastry case is just delicious and the pace of meals isn't rushed, nor are customers left waiting and ignored. Friends I've sent here fall in love with the place. Like many restaurants it does seem that portion sizes on main courses have been trimmed a bit following to overcome the financial blow of Covid lockdown, but we don't really miss the packed plates. And frankly, that just leaves a bit more room for one of their incredible pastries. A great place for a date, small get together, or just an everyday meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
25 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’ve eaten there before and loved it. Sadly , this time was a disappointment. I had the quiche and it must have been at least a day old. It was too brown on top and very dry. My friend enjoyed the scampi salad. The service wasn’t up to par but I understand that restaurants are having trouble getting workers. The price was quite reasonable though.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service and food.

FAQs

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

Chez Mamou is rated 4.1 stars by 891 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.