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Mucho Gusto

4.0
197 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

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Mucho Gusto is found in Santa Fe, New Mexico and provides a menu infused with Mexican cuisine. The décor is charming but casual, making it a perfect destination for a date, family night or dinner with friends. In addition to typical Mexican dishes, there are also a number of house specialties at Mucho Gusto, including the stuffed chicken breast with rice and black beans.

Mucho Gusto has a large wine list that is served by the glass, half bottle or full bottle. In addition, you will find house cocktails, like the sangria roja and a number of local and Mexican beers. You can enjoy an ice cold drink along with a stuffed burrito or crispy corn chalupas.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Sundays: Closed

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Phone number
(505) 955-8402
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alex Castro
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Private party facilities
Private room available for parties up to 8 people.
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Private party contact
George Castro: (505) 955-8402
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Catering
Catering is available. Please contact restaurant management for further details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between E. Alameda & Palace Ave
Additional
Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on August 23, 2014

And oh my, the Margarita pie! The quality of the food never wavers.

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4.0Dined on August 18, 2014

Delicious! Do not miss the lime soup or the flan! But everything is delicious.

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2014

This was my first outing to this restaurant that had been widely praised. The absolutely delicious food, brightly colored decor, and genuinely friendly and helpful staff made the occasion delightful. Thanks for the help with some tourist questions, as well!

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1.0Dined on July 23, 2014

Have you ever been served a cheese and chicken enchiladas without being wrapped with a tortida? Well I have and it was served to me at Mucho Gusto. Yuk!

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3.0Dined on July 17, 2014

The food was good, but won't be rushing back. The bomb was good - liked the sauce, & fajitas were ok. Drinks were good, but I don't believe the desert was home made - chocolate ice cream pie?

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2014

My husband and I dined at Mucho Gusto during our recent trip to SF. The food and service were quite good. The restaurant needs either more air conditioning or more ceiling fans as it was rather warm and stuffy. Overall, a pleasant experience.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2014

We had the shrimp orange tequila, so delicious. The resto is hidden from the main road but you'll be able to see the sign that leads you toward the arcade.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2014

This is where we locals go for great New Mexican fare. Everything is very good but the chicken breast is fantastic. We have been enjoying this from their first restaurant on Cerrillos Road in the 70's and it has remained fantastic. A must try.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2014

Our party was four longtime locals (all over age 60) who went for dinner on a Wednesday night late enough that we were the last folks out. We have eaten at Mucho Gusto many times over the years and the quality and service have always been good. We thoroughly enjoyed our lovely server as well as the food. My husband got "the Bomb" which he pronounced delicious, if maybe a bit rich. He ate it every bite of it. Our friends split a salmon dish , I had chicken fajitas. Everything was yummy. If you want to eat like the locals, this is a great choice.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2014

While this restaurant is tucked back in the corner of what was once primarily doctors' offices, the food was very good and the wait staff and owner really made us feel like they were glad we were there.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2014

Everything was perfect! Food was extremely food, service exceptional.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2014

Excellent find. Good, no nonsense Mexican food. Don't tell me how many characters to write in my review!!!

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2014

Fresh, tasty, and great variety. A winner every time for lunch or dinner. The service is as good as the food and the prices are realistic. It's a regular stop for my wife and I and it was gratifying to see that it was awarded three chilis in Pasatiempo, Santa Fe's weekly arts insert.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2014

Very friendly service and kind welcome from hostess . Had the shrimp enchilada which was good but not spectacular . Margarita pie was superb . Great mixture of flavor and textures .

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2014

Because of its location and low key exterior we suspect customers must know from recommendations or experience, just how good Mucho Gusto is. Fortunately we had a reservation based on trip advisor reviews, or we would not have gotten seated. We had Enchiladas Suisa with chicken, and the "bomb", and both were delicious, as were the salads, and dessert, and the service. We will definitely return the next time we are in Santa Fe.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2014

Delicious as usual -- salmon and shrimp tacos & flautas -- both highly recommended -- our favorite interior Mexican food in Santa Fe -- always delicious and delightful!

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2014

Dining here is dependable…food is excellent, service attentive and pleasant, menu is great!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2014

I made a reservation for 4, but didn't think about my two kids that I brought. They moved us to a private room they had available and really made it easy on us. I've always loved the food here, and on this night the service set a new gold standard.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2014

It is always fun to go to Mucho Gusto and it certainly lives up to its name! The menu caters to all sorts of tastes and delivers a meal to be remembered. It really is important to try something different upon each visit...which is difficult when one has favorites!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2014

Attentive staff, appreciative of our custom, as well as that of everyone who came in ( four other tables). food was freshly prepared , tasty.Wine pour was generous.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2014

We are from Ft Collins, CO. This restaurant was recommended to us by Santa Fe residents. The food was excellent, the staff friendly and helpful, and the service was FAST. A great experience!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2014

Worth going to except faux margaritas are disappointing. They should get a liquor license.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2014

Unpretentious, affordable. Attentive, warm service focused on our kids

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2014

My husband and I stopped in Mucho Gusto for an early dinner. The food was so fresh! I had the veggie enchiladas and my husband had the chicken enchiladas. The salsas were delicios too. The service was great....we really enjoyed the gal who sat us....she was very kind and gave us a good suggestion for an after dinner drink.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2014

Deserts very good, overall great food and service

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2014

Not much on atmosphere, but the food and attentive staff are great.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2014

After a long day of skiing dinner here was ideal! The fajitas were perfectly prepared with great flavor. And the Bomb was everything it was meant to be. The atmosphere was quiet, not crowded and great service!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2014

Went here for a romantic Valentine's evening dinner because of the reviews on Open Table. I was disappointed. Most of the time restaurants listed on Open Table have a certain "quality" and ambiance. This restaurant seemed like your local, run of the mill Mexican restaurant. They only serve beer & wine FYI and it's a good place for families or groups. The food was good but definitely not the best I've had in Santa Fe.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2014

We were visitors to the area and wanted a great Mexican meal. We saw the reviews on Open Table, made our reservations for 6 pm, and used the website for directions. The Marguerita was yummy, the tacos, assorted chips and salsas along with guacamole was delicious. Felt like we were in a family setting, warm and welcoming. Our waiter was attentive. Definitely recommend Mucho Gusto for a casual setting and great food.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2014

In my humble opinion, this is hands down the best New Mexican/Mexican food in Santa Fe. We have been to Pasquals which is great but mucho gusto beats it out with its food. The ambiance is very vanilla dont expect much, but the food is absolutly awesome. The shredded chicken green chile enchilada is not to be missed. Great for families and groups. We come to Santa Fe about three times a year and about two weeks before each trip I dream of the food at mucho gusto. If you come to Sanra Fe this place is not to be missed.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2014

Nice variety of choices on the menu ranging from vegetarian to seafood!
A charming place for lunch with friends!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2014

Mucho Gusto never disappoints. The menu isn't huge, but the food and service are top notch. It is one of our regular stops. The cordial atmosphere and excellent food make this a top choice when we want a guaranteed great meal.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2014

This was our first visit to Mucho Gusto and was delighted to find
baked brie on the menu. The ribeye was cooked to our liking.
But we both experienced severe dryness of the mouth, suspecting MSG
was used in food preparation.

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4.0Dined on January 11, 2014

I love Mucho Gusto! 1. They have free parking! In SF you score many points with me for that one! 2. An unusual twist on Mexican food. It is more Mexican than NMexican. The food is fresh, not greasy, not a glob of cheese hardening up on top, Really fresh twist. You almost feel like you are eating healthy! Always good service. Beer and wine only. Good sangria. I really like this place. Lunch is a good time to go too. We had the special burrito, chicken enchiladas, lamb tacos and shrimp tacos. All plates were clean in minutes! Wonderful chips and salsas as well. Love the tomatillo salsa! You won't be sorry.

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4.0Dined on January 9, 2014

We just lucked in to this neighborhood restaurant. It's terrific! Great food, friendly atmosphere and nice service. We will return often.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2013

This charming little restaurant is located in a strip center off Paseo de Peralta and is not easy to find in the dark, but the food and service of this outstanding authentic Mexicn restaurant make any extra effort on the diner's part worth it as it may be the best Mexican restaurant in Santa Fe.

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3.0Dined on December 27, 2013

Gave Mucho Gusto a try while in Santa Fe overnight at La Posada because 1) we were in search of fajitas (Texans craving some familiar food), 2) the causal dress code (we only brought jeans and many restaurants in the area require smart casual).

As Texans, we're used to unlimited chips and salsa coming free with the meal, so the $4 price tag was a bit off putting (but we've seen this in CO, too). Note that it's not unlimited either.

The waitress did not read us the specials (which sounded quite good when we overheard them at the end
of our meal).

Food was OK (hubby got fajitas, I got the chimichangas)... Fajita serving just seemed sparse (no rice/beans and only a little cheese).

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2.0Dined on December 27, 2013

The chips and guacamole were fairly good, the mole enchilada was decent, and the beef fajitas were horrible.

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4.0Dined on December 12, 2013

Mucho Gusto is a small ,quiet restaurant tucked away in a small strip mall. It has a menu that offers many choices- from chalupas to fahitas to their own creation "The Bomb" The service was also great.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2013

The stuffed chicken breast is great and is a must try.

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