Restaurant Martin

4.8
2919 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Restaurant Martin is the embodiment of a of a 20-year dream to create the perfect balance of refined and comfortable. Chef Martin Rios, and his wife, Jennifer, envisioned a certain ambiance where people from the community as well as Santa Fe’s many visitors could enjoy Chef Rios’ award-winning progressive American cuisine. This family-owned restaurant caters not only to tourists, but to a large and loyal local clientele. Chef Rios has been repeatedly honored for his innovative and pleasing combinations of flavors, colors and presentation. His unique style emphasizes fresh, local produce and organic meats and poultry, and reflects not only Southwestern and Asian influences but also his classic training in French technique. His list of accolades include the following: Finalist in 2015, 2017 and 2018 for the James Beard “Best Chef of the Southwest” Award Semi-finalist for the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 James Beard “Best Chef of the Southwest” Award

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2919 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent.

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vipsmcc
Washington DC
150 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Restaurant Martin, but we'll definitely be back. It is fine dining for sure, and the food was wonderful in every bite. The wine list is lovely, the people there are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. We would recommend it. I had the duck, and my husband had the salmon and we were sharing bites all through the meal.

The patio looks very fun when the weather is nicer. We'll enjoy that part as well. Must visit.

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santafejane
New Mexico
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Food-delish
Froze in unheated, garage door enclosed room that would be fine on warmer evening, but it was too cold for the time we were there. They did offer blankets but who likes to spend $200 on a meal, wrapped in a blanket or in your outerwear jacket. They should invest in heaters.

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alton
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We think it is the best food and service in Santa Fe. Martin is a master of combinations!

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vipCooldude22
Tucson
26 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at this restaurant. The food and service were spot on which made for a memorable evening. Service from our server Zoe was excellent as well as the support staff at this fine restaurant.

The table was served a crisp Caesar salad with a fresh perfectly seasoned dressing and a scallop appetizer that was devoured with enthusiasm. The corvina fish special was perfectly prepared and the sous vide/pan finished chicken breast was outstanding.

Great wine list and the well thought out ambiance was in synch with this excellent restaurant.

Will definitely return next time in Santa Fe.

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vipSuza
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Wonderful duck and chicken entrees. Caesar salad a bit disappointing- - dressing was not special and just a lot of romaine lettuce leaves in a bowl, uncut. Chocolate cake was excellent. Only negative that lasted all evening was the waiter who did not want to answer any questions or offer any choices with the wine. Service was barely present. It's hard to find good help nowadays....

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vipjennifers
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dishes were amazing, presentation was beautiful. Exceeded expectations and we thoroughly enjoyed!!

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JohnnyB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing blend of flavors & textures! The food always impresses! Service was excellent!

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NancyB
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first venturing out two weeks after our second vaccination! What a treat to enjoy the excellent food (a delicious whitefish special with exquisite sauce), wine (California Chardonnay), and semi-outdoor ambiance.

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africanqueen9999
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meals we have had in Santa fe, just superb and great atmosphere...my favorite restaurant in Santa Fe without a doubt

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vipRickT
New Mexico
63 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We frequent high-end restaurants 2 or 3 times a week. There are a half dozen or so that we know well and enjoy. Once in a while we try Martin, to mix it up a bit, but never fully impressed with the experience. The staff has improved much over the past years, but selections are, in our opinion, "over-produced" with so much going on the plate that it's hard to discern the flavors. This chef is an award winner, but we think other fine dining places have jumped into a much more "clean" approach to preparation. It's just not for us and would not suggest it. Too many other great people and dining places in Santa Fe to go back.

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Eric
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is a quiet space, away from the street and has some tables with a roof cover in case the weather turns. Definitely ask to be seated outdoors when possible. Food and drink were all tasty beyond expectations and portions were substantial. I left duck confit on the plate to be able to accommodate dessert, and more importantly dessert wine. Tokaji should never be overlooked when on a menu. It's not "Mexican food" by any means but it's fantastic food.

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vipFatTireFoodie
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel so sorry for the restaurateurs and staff of Santa Fe, the last 12 months must have been so hard. So we were so pleased to eat at this restaurant, so close to the city's post COVID reopening, and what an absolute joy. A little on the spendy side? Sure, but oh so worth it. The food was prepared and served with style, beauty and a sense of resilience, a middle finger to the pandemic. Thank you so much you guys, it was a night to remember and we will be certain to return on our next visit to your wonderful city.

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ashbyc
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall. We were early so no problem with parking. May be difficult for later times.

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vipJenC
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. An inventive mix of tastes and textures with beautiful presentations.

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JayH
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never eaten food this fine so I had trouble answering the value question. I ate some foods I have never had before and everything was excellent. Great dining experience. Very well done.

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SandraB
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is a former chef at Geronimo and shows. The food was spectacular and the service right up there with the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
83 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How wonderful to have Restaurant Martin open again. The chef's creations are both beautiful to behold and delicious to enjoy. The service was exceptional, with the whole staff taking care to follow safest practices. Both the outdoor dining and the annex area provide setting to enhance the experience.

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PoemS
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to go to Restaurant Martin just before restaurants got shut down again in NM. My husband and I had a very relaxed and delicious meal there. The wait staff were very professional, wore masks, and stayed at a distance from the table when talking to us. It was a very pleasant evening.

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DouglasD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal in all. Interior renovations had us sitting in a newly created dining area, acceptable but not the same as the inside dining room. Always among the best in Sante Fe

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good overall

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pablo was an amazing server. Best place in town. Great food

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DonH
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are beyond words. DO NOT pass up the Cesar Salad, Orzo Mac and Cheese, and the Chocolate cake with cinnamon ice cream. This is beyond 5 Star.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun dinner. Family dinner including our 4 yr old granddaughter with the thought it could be the last decent weather day for outdoor dining. That was the “special occasion”. Granddaughter ordered the Mac and Cheese and her and her dad enjoyed it very much. Duck was fabulous, steak was like butter and the special grouper dish was delicious. The dessert was fun to share, we had the molten bittersweet chocolate cake and lemon curd brûlée. Our granddaughter wanted to meet Martin so he came out and said hello. Lovely evening for all.

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PatrickC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place -food was fabulous and the staff helpful and friendly

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vipninaojc
Tulsa
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of our trip to SF. The ambiance, service, the exquisite flavors and presentation of Restaurant Martin are unparalleled.

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vipDanjackreviews
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner with the Martin team on Sunday October 18, 2020. The staff was friendly and helpful and our waiter Ryan was a wonderful and knowledgeable server. We ate out on the patio on a beautiful Santa Fe autumn evening. We enjoyed scallops, butternut squash soup, a special blue nose sea bass and the beef tenderloin, along with sparkling wine to start and a half bottle of Barolo with the meal. The food was exceptional with unique and layered flavors and beautifully presented. Martin is great spot for a special date or special occasion in Santa Fe. Thank you team Martin.

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vipmic4gdfd
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual!!!

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John
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For COVID19 dining, an excellent dinner experience. We ate inside, plenty of spacing. Outdoor dining looked good too. Our service was EXCELLENT. Our food and drinks were served quickly with attentive service from all the staff. Our entrees were excellent. We splurged on the molten chocolate cake for dessert. Another excellent choice.

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KathyK
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was a delight!

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KLB72
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully presented and delicious meals. I loved the extra touch of the servers providing information cards about themselves.

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Madeline
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Martin is a Sante Fe treasure ~ I'll return again and again

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David
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, especially for foodies! Delish!

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vipJanC
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Martin has a new menu and the food was excellent. We ate outside in their relatively new dining portal. It has space heaters and clean (washed every night) blankets to use if you'd like to put one over your lap. The staff was very well trained and did a lovely job. We had a wonderful evening and will be back.

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vipScottS
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner on our honeymoon. Great culinary quality and attention to detail throughout the evening.

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KarenM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal!! We definitely will return. The outdoor lights and heated lamps helped make our night even more romantic. Our waitress Zoe was a sweetheart!!

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vipBillA
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Restaurant Martin has the outdoor dining setup down perfectly. The (covered) dining area is large with tables widely separated, good lighting and heaters when needed. The food and presentation are top notch.

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vipBuzz
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good experience. Presentation very stylized

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Gmnigal
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightfully delicious!!! Excellent service. Wonderful ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food. Beautiful venue. Decent service.

FAQs

Restaurant Martin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 820-0919.

Restaurant Martin is rated 4.8 stars by 2919 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.

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