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Mucho Gusto

197 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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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 is available. Please contact restaurant management for further details.
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Cross street
Between E. Alameda & Palace Ave
Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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vipTJGIntl (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on August 23, 2014

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

vipcaminogal (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on August 18, 2014

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

northcarolinian (Greensboro)
5.0  Dined 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!

vipMoodyBob (New Mexico)
1.0  Dined 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!

gr8valu (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined 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?

Dineronthego (New England)
4.0  Dined 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.

Hey3xz (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipGururu (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipJustaRegularEater (Denver)
4.0  Dined 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.

smacker (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2014

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

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on June 2, 2014

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

eatwell (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipBrooklineregular (New England)
4.0  Dined 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 .

Venturaresidents (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipMaxx (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined 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!

vipTJGIntl (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on April 25, 2014

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

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined 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.

CHOWDOG (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined 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!

vipepicurious (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined 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.