Restaurant Martin

4.8
2964 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 2964 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Mother’s Day. It was all excellent — the food was superb, they were accommodating with food allergies, and the wait staff was great. The only issue was with the people who delivered the food and who mixed up our orders from 2 other tables. It got all settled in the end and we were very satisfied.

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alton
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best eating establishment in Santa Fe, which has many restaurants. Excellent food combinations!

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vipPiaRalph
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!!

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vipChloesantafe
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing! This is the best meal we have had in two years for food ambience and service. We both had a fish special that featured A fish from Panama it was perfectly prepared accompanied by peas and a few other vegetables with a very light sauce. We dined outside on a very pleasant patio. The restaurant has an annex that has a large room that is also attractive. In the past we have avoided this restaurant because the main building is not attractive in our view. We will go back as soon as we return to Santa Fe this fall.

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MarkA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a lovely terrace setting. We think this is perhaps the best restaurant in Santa Fe.

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c8bell
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef here is very creative, combining unusual flavors into unexpectedly delicious dishes. We ate vegetarian and were delighted with how good everything was. The service was excellent, and the ambience is calm and pleasant. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent dinner.

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AnnE
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Disappointed. I expected the various courses of food offerings to be very flavorful and interesting to the palate. That was not what was experienced. I was not the only one with this opinion. Our dining party consisted of a group of six. Certainly wished this was not the case.

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vipJohnMarkY
New Mexico
38 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal at Restaurant Martin.
Food, service and atmosphere were all great. This restaurant never disappoints.

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vipEatsALot
Central Texas
18 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martin was an unexpected surprise. The food and wine here is the star performer. The chef is top class and deserves all the praise and recognition he regularly receives. Excellent food beautifully and expertly presented, friendly service, pleasant ambience, wonderful people watching. The asparagus salad is highly recommended! Reserve early as it hugely popular and deservedly so!

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Anita
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Martin is a true artist, pure and simple. The plates are meticulously thought out with very interesting and delicious combinations. From our first encounter with the hosts we felt welcomed and at home. Ryan took great care of us and had a wealth of knowledge about the food and wine. We will be back on our next trip to Santa Fe!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, ambiance, and service. A gem!

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LisaS
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highest quality, beautifully prepared meal in a lovely setting. Gracious staff. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious, creative and beautifully presented. Service had some kinks but that may be due to the relatively recent return to indoor dining: it takes time to train and develop a team.

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Kiffer
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty, elegant, imaginiative food, relaxed professional ambiance, recommend wholheartedly.

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TomS
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. The outdoor atmosphere was awesome. This is our new favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. Everything was expertly prepared and the recipes were creative.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Recommended to several people.

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DarrellS
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. Request patio dining when making reservation.

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KathrynK
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor patio. Original and unusual menu options. Very friendly service. We will eat here again.

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AllenM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was a busy Sat eve but service was still very good. We were a table of 5 celebrating my wife's birthday and our waitress very thoughtfully put a candle in my wife's dessert. We had a great evening at Martine's. Two had the grouper special and 3 had the salmon. All were excellently cooked and presented!

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SeekingExcellence
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all of it. Wonderful flavor combinations of fresh ingredients, each dish with a tasty twist. Great wine list, excellent weekend sommelier Corey, new waitstaff Cassandra made for a festive dinner. Will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining patio. Food was exceptional as was the service!

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DavidM
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and presentation was spectacular. I don't recall ever having scallops so skillfully prepared, where each bite is worth a few moments of enjoyment. The chef clearly takes delight in finding new ways to combine familiar and not-so-familiar ingredients, and we were delighted to benefit. Memorable!

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tomp
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It a must in Santa Fe - great food, service, outdoor courtyard, excellent house wines by the glass - its a great dinner. We in live in Santa Fe - our of all the good - this is one.

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SandrinaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you again for a lovely meal with our friends. You always have a place for us to discuss our science! You always make it special too. Our son was jealous he was not with this time.

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Siren52
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food presentation service 5 star the main dining was not open so seated in the patio annex a bit more rustic but sensational

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WhatRUHaving
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we entered the property, we were kindly greeted and expertly treated throughout the evening. Our sever, Veronica, was exceptional - very attentive, knowledgeable about the menu and so friendly. The food was excellent (scallops and beef tenderloin were to-die for), and the chef was accommodating to the needs of my guest, who is a Celiac. We loved our visit and highly recommend Restaurant Martin to anyone while in Santa Fe.

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barry
New Mexico
32 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate on the patio - very pleasant. The food was outstanding and an adventure. The spicing and additions to the usual recipes for each dish were adventurous, very interesting and very good. These are not your usual "comfort food" recipes by any means. Martin has come to combine his SW and NM base of knowledge with exciting variations and touches he acquired during his time in France and the result is unique and very worthwhile. What they certainly would call "a neighborhood gem" set in a true Santa Fe context - lovely and memorable evening

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent.

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vipsmcc
Washington DC
151 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
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
19 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
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
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
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
16 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
3 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
2 reviews
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
9 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
18 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
4 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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Restaurant Martin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 820-0919.

Restaurant Martin is rated 4.8 stars by 2964 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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