Restaurant Martin

4.8
3040 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 3040 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KateF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Food was perfect and our table was lovely. Service was perfect.

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Bhagwan1
Key West
53 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From our limited experience we believe that this is the best fine dining option in Santa Fe. Not a swank formal setting but the food was truly special. The dishes were very unique from the asparagus salad and chilled green pea soup to the grouper special and the succulent chicken dish with grilled/charred chorizo sausage garnee.

Our server was very knowledgeable and directed us toward great options. Her opinion was valued.

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MikeL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, especially the vegetarian tasting plate. The service was outstanding and attentive to our special requests. Highly recommended!

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AndrewV
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Speed of service was excellent waiter did well food was outstanding very good dinner. A definite return

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Girlfridaydatenightalway
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Fantastic wine and ambiance made for a fun night with friends.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, wonderful waiter. Had a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We’d definitely recommend Restaurant Martin as a special dinner spot in Santa Fe. We were in town for the weekend and knew we wanted a fancier dinner while in town. The patio was a fantastic spot with a great vibe. Our waiter was incredibly nice but a little new and nervous. Unfortunately, the bottle of wine we wanted was out as was the starter we had our eye on. Overall, a great restaurant with phenomenal food.

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GloriaD
El Paso
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great young waiter, super professional. Amazing food!

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GandM
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. Just seemed a little rushed and our waiter wasn’t very friendly and seemed to be in a hurry to get us out.

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MichaelL
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, outstanding food and presentation, wonderful ambiance. I highly recommend Restaurant Martin. It’s a very special place.

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DKHo
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We sat on the patio. Which is a very beautiful setting. The staff was friendly and attentive. Our waters and tea stayed full for the most part which is a big plus for us since that's primarily what we drink.
We both had the special which was a Sea Bass with mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and dumplings. The presentation was beautiful with multiple colors and textures on the plate. The piece of fish was a bit small. Probably around 6oz if I were to guess. The fish was a bit overcooked and dry, but there was enough sauce decoration on the plate to give it a little moisture. The entire dish felt like it was thrown together. The flavors individually were good. Not bold or mind blowing, but good. When I put them together, they all just sort of blended together. Nothing complemented each other. The "dumplings" were a dumpling type dough that was maybe fried quickly? Not a traditional dumpling at all. Just the dough didn't have any taste.
Overall the experience was very nice. The mood, ambiance, and the staff were very good. For the price of almost $40 per special, the food was not worth it at all in my opinion.

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D2023
Savannah
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Food was exceptional with superb presentation.

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Mj23
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a fine evening's experience -- excellent food, good and well-priced wine list, knowledgeable and gracious service. will return soon.

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vipBets
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night on the patio at Restaurant Martin.

My last visit was about 4 years ago.

Last night was PERFECT and SERVICE with Ryan and team was exactly on point ….

Thank you! I will be back …. Living here full time, we don’t mind paying when it’s FABULOUS !!!

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vipChuck
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food in a lovely outdoor setting. A very memorable night !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our honeymoon and they were fantastic and the food was to die for. We will be recommending to other and definitely be back

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NMfoodies
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all-around. Had dinner on the lovely, quiet, shaded patio with professional, friendly wait staff. Started with the asparagus salad, with perfectly cooked asparagus and delightful and interesting accompaniments. Proceeded to the duck breast, cooked to a perfect medium-rare (as recommended by the chef) with innovative rice and blackberry/blueberry served alongside. Finished with a delicious trio of unusual ice creams, including a mint chocolate chip with a hint of basil, and cinnamon. Nice by-the-glass wine list. Would definitely go back!

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Mike
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good, but we had to wait for our table and service was slow. Also, avoid parking in the state Capitol parking garage as it is locked at 9pm.

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vipStaceyW
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food & ambiance. Reasonable price for quality dining. Chef Martin came out and said hello. Excellent experience.

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SarahF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Martin was a fantastic experience...the venue was intimate without being pretentious...the wait staff and food were both excellent. My three sisters and I had met in Santa Fe for a few days and we all agreed that the Restaurant Martin was definitely impressive. We had the Pea Soup and Asparagus Salad as appetizers and then the special of the day which was Blackened Grouper, the Duck and the Lamb. Each entry was so flavorful and well presented (and yes! we all tasted each others dishes!...). Really the experience was one we will all remember as one of "the best times!".

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vipSBJr
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, best service, best everything! Love this restaurant, owners, and staff.

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vipNambefoodies
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been better. Beautiful setting, gracious staff, great food appetizer entree and dessert. Can’t wait to return

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vipDianeB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Waited over 20 minutes past our reservation time to get seated, with no effort to provide a comp drink or dessert for the delay. Food was ok, and despite high priced entrees we were charged $6 for our bread. We will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant!!! Dont miss this.

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SheilaW
London
29 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor seating at this great restaurant. Delicious food and great service. A little outside downtown Santa Fe, but still a good location.
I’d highly recommend it.

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Supperclubber
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The chefs special Grouper with crab was delicious. Overall food was quite good. But the restaurant seemed short staffed. Not a surprise these days. The service was a little spotty for a restaurant that costs $100 per person.

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BarryP
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shared the vegetarian special, the orzo mac and cheese and a couple of appetizers and everything was excellent. And the desert was fabulous. Service and server were both excellent. Small glitch — our personable and prompt waiter was nowhere to be found after we finished so waited too long for our check.

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Crackervalley
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining out for the first time since being vaccinated with out of town friends. A joyous evening with fantastic food and company.

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DoreenW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the food exquisite, the friendly nature of everyone was extraordinary before and during the meal. However the remarkable service came after I left my credit card at the restaurant, It was personally delivered to my Hotel room. Unheard of, just over the top. Thank you to all.

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DeborahF
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Love Restaurant Martin! Be sure to visit if you are in Santa Fe

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SandyMac
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Martin’s is as good as ever. Interesting accompaniments, excellent quality products all beautifully presented. Professional staff and lovely ambiance make for a terrific evening.

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Randy
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were seated outside on the patio. The entire area is lush with plants and flowers. Spectacular venue.

The menu has a huge variety of appetizers and entrees. Definitely something for everyone's palate. Presentation of the dishes was superb and the food was divine. I had the duck breast and confit-excellent.

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vipLifeIsTooShort
Denver
89 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The fish special was delicious. We all enjoyed our dinner and will return next time we are in Santa Fe.

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FredS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was nondescript - Looked nice but not much flavor - The wine list included a 2018 J. Faiveley Nuits St Georges - they brought me a Faiveley Brougogne and insisted it was the same thing . I ended up having it and it was fine but not what I had hoped for . ( they also billed me more for the wine than it was listed for ) . On top of that ,they charged $3 to split a ap between my wife and I - as well as $3 each for bread . Maybe they up charged us on the wine because we split the bottle - Who knows ???
Also dress code was too lax for me in a nice place - the guy at the table next to us had a tank top , board shorts and flip flops on .
Won't be going back

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stuartamber
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veronica and August.staff .meal Chef.primo

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vipScottP
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasant experience

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MarianneM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place I love to go for an exceptional meal in Santa Fe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👌 as always

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot away from the Plaza but a short walk for ease of accessibility. Lovely atmosphere, great food and attentive staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Chose Restaurant Martin on the recommendation of a friend to has traveled to Santa Fe many times. We opted to dine outdoors — what a romantic setting, like dining in our own backyard. Each night, the chef prepares a daily special which is a concoction of fresh, local ingredients. If the protein with the special does not suit you fancy, any one of the regular entrees is incredibly delicious as well. As for appetizers, the pork belly melts in your mouth and contained hardly any fat. Overall, an excellent choice for a wonderful meal in a friendly, romantic atmosphere.

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 3040 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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