Restaurant Martin

4.6
2322 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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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 and 2017 for the James Beard “Best Chef of the Southwest” Award
Semi-finalist for the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 James Beard “Best Chef of the Southwest” Award
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sun 5:30 am–9:30 am
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm
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Phone number
(505) 820-0919
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Martin Rios
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Private party facilities
With the addition of our Annex we are now able to accommodate larger parties in a private setting. Beautiful bay doors open up onto our patio for private all weather accommodations.
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Private party contact
Jennifer or Rosario: (505) 820-0919
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Catering
We can build menus at a variety of price points to meet customer needs and requests. Our highly skilled kitchen staff can accommodate groups and menus of any sort.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Paseo de Peralta
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Parking details
Approximately twenty parking spots on property and a multi-level public parking structure four doors down.
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Public transit
The Railrunner from Albuquerque stops a few short blocks from our front door and Santa Fe's public bus system runs right past our restaurant.
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Special events & promotions
Banquets, weddings, birthdays, anniversary, and large gatherings all welcome.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2322 People Are Saying
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Denver
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Sunday brunch on the patio- just a lovely day. The smoked salmon eggs benedict was delicious and satisfying. The service was friendly and attentive. Perfect way to end our weekend in Santa Fe!

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VL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere with a wonderful covered patio. The food is always very good.

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PS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Beautiful dining patio as well.

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b
New Mexico
48 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is always awesome, but we weren't aware of the beautiful patio. Just an added bonus to a delicious meal!

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OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the evening, One of the BEST!

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MS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

the food was great the ambiance relaxed but the service left a lot to be desired - the restaurant was not busy so there really was no excuse for the lack of attentiveness

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JS
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and service but questionable value. Look carefully at the ingredients
In each dish.

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R
New Mexico
59 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We split a sandwich that was very big. This summer, the restaurant offered a very good sandwich/soup combination at lunchtime that was a good value. That seems to have gone off the menu. I think it would encourage more local diners to come for lunch if that were put back on the menu.

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L
New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

I have eaten here before for dinner and loved the creativity of the menu. I took a foodie friend from Philly here for lunch, and we have to say, we were disappointed. They have a limited menu but it is nice to sit outside on the patio. We both had sandwiches, and while they were well presented with great accompaniments, the meat in both of our sandwiches (brisket and chicken) was dry, tough and overcooked. A big difference from the perfectly prepared dinner I had had a few weeks before. Too bad. Won't be returning for lunch.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the beet salad and roast duck. All I have to say!

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MC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Truly special meal, great service, creative food - proud to have Martin Rios in New Mexico.

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OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was recommended by a friend but was pretty disappointing. Only after the meal did we find out the chef was not there that evening. I had the tuna which was served at the appropriate doneness but it was flavorless. My wife had the seasoned chicken but it too was extremely bland. The only saving grace was the Stag’s Leap Artemis cabernet and the great company of my wife

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New Mexico
33 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

A disappointment from start to finish. Service was embarrassingly slow. We waited long times for each course. MY tuna was inedible, loaded with fibrous membranes that made it impossible to even cut. When that dish was removed I decided not to chance another slab of tuna so I ordered the chicken which was bland and tasteless. It was a terrible experience and we were embarrassed to have picked that restaurant for our out-of-town guests.

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KK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I ordered the lamb chops and a special request watermelon salad from the vegetarian special that night. I think it was the best meal I’ve ever had at a restaurant. Perfectly prepared, with a very creative and pleasurable combination of unexpected ingredients and textures. Our waitstaff was perfect and attentive in every way. Our late August meal In the beautiful outdoor patio couldn’t have been more perfect. We enjoyed an exquisite view of the rising full moon as we had a fabulous crème brûlée that was actually another exploration into a creative interputation of this classic dessert. The only thing that impinged on a completely perfect experience was an adjacent table where what appeared to be a political lobbyist opined loudly for two hours to his table of captive Texans; an unfortunate detail that I cannot blame on this excellent restaurant!

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BG
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Superb evening accented by beautifully presented fresh, local ingredients.

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a
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

It was lovely as usual and the setting was perfect . Service friendly but a little chaotic. My tuna wasn’t as tasty as I had hoped but asparagus salad was divine. Side of polenta was just ok. A little disappointing g but it may have just been an off night.

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M
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food Great people beautiful setting on the patio good fun thanks

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BM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Outstanding food, excellent wine list. Loved the back patio, very nice. Service was not as fine as I would have expected for here. The staff was very friendly though. Outstanding food!!!

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GR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible experience- food presentation was beautiful and flavors equal to best in the world. Highly recommend and will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fine dining above the Santa Fe norm. The 2nd night we dined there, Chef Martin managed to creatively accommodate my dietary restrictions while still giving me the best meal I have had this year. No small feat. Greta our server was perfect - excellent service with the bonus of Sommelier background that lent wonderful wine to the whole experience. Despite the elevated food quality all was still warm and down to earth in that signature New Mexico vibe.

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K
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We arrived at the end of the brunch hour on a Sunday and the service was at best, diffident. Staff stayed in the bar area and only came out once in awhile. Two of the three of us LOVED our food, but one friend did not like the crab omelette. She said both the omelette and potatoes had no taste. I loved the duck confit thing and my sister loved her salad. Maybe going at a busier time would have helped. Ambiance and decor were nothing to write home about. Maybe a spruce-up?

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N
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Santa Fe—and in a town of First-rate restaurants, I mean that as the highest praise. Inventive always surprising menus (and even the constants like cold English soup have additions that surprise). Great staff. Lovely interior spaces and great outdoor dining. The BEST.

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R
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance were excellent. Julian, our waiter, was superb. We'll go again.

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TG
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We joined four friends for dinner at Restaurant Martin and couldn't have been more pleased with our evening. We were seated at a great table on the patio and were greeted by our waiter who served us with absolute professionalism.

First courses were excellent; from the caesar salad to the pea soup. In fact, the pea soup was one of the best soups I have ever tasted. Entrees were prepared perfectly and beautifully presented.

This is a truly wonderful restaurant that will be on our "must return" list on our next visit to Santa Fe.

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DH
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in Santa Fe. Our server and the chef went above and beyond to avoid my food allergy. They basically prepared a special meal just for me! The rest of our party were able to order from the menu and we enjoyed a delightful evening. Thank you Restaurant Martin.

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C
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The food quantity was very good and the service was spot on.
My big complaint is they only have onsite parking for 12 cars but seating for over 60 and no valet parking. I ended up parking 3 blocks away on Indian Market weekend.
Come on how hard can it be to hire a valet company for the weekend.
There are many great restaurants in Santa Fe with better parking options. I will not go back until the management corrects this problem.

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VM
New Mexico
36 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been in awhile, sat outside which was delightful. Food was great, especially the lamb. Good service. Inside can be a bit noisy and cramped but food is always worth the trip.

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F
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently excellent. Every dish is plated in an excellent manner and the cuisine is top quality. Service is consistently excellent.

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EX
Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to try this restaurant for lunch and it was wonderful. Everything about it was great from the food to the surrounding. We had been there for dinner before and took a restaurant tour last year and signed up for something different with lunch this year. I can't decide which meal we will opt for next year. But, we will be going back.

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k
London
38 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Karen our wait person was very helpful and did not rush us. We sat outside on a lovely evening. I had the grouper special was moist and tasty. My wife had the salmon also wonderful. We started with the pork cheek appetizer and split it. Perfect for two.

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J
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent experience at Restaurant Martin. My husband and I had duck which was delicious, as were the accompaniments, and cooked perfectly. Our friend Mary had the beef which she very much enjoyed. The wine list is also excellent and the chocolate dessert we all shared was yummy. We always enjoy Restaurant Martin.

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M
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the 5th time we have made Martin’s a must for our annual girl’s opera getaway - it never disappoints!

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MP
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my absolute Santa Fe favorites when I visit from Dallas. Love the outdoor dining. Atmosphere on patio is greet! Excellent food! Never disappoints! I chose it to celebrate my birthday, out of all the great options in SF!!!!

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D
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful afternoon on the patio. Attentive and friendly waiter/waitresses. Enjoyed the selections on the menu.

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C
Sacramento
275 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant Martin is one of our favorites. The restaurant has great outside dining on a pleasant enclosed patio. The service is outstanding with experienced, friendly and caring staff. Martin's menu is creative and varied. We had the duck entre and it was amongst the best we have ever had. I would highly recommend.

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N
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our second meal there during this visit to Santa Fe. It was wonderful both times and I especially appreciate the very friendly and competent staff......of course the food is delicious.

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l
Palm Springs
50 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Our first visit here and it was a mixed experience. Overall, the food was good - the asparagus salad and homemade cinnamon ice cream were highlights, but the chicken breast entree was unremarkable and closer to dry than moist. Service was attentive and appropriately timed, but our Italian red wine was served too chilled. Our table for two was jammed against a wall between the walkway to the restrooms and a large table for eight, so the whole evening we felt like we were sitting in the middle of a busy intersection. I’ll note that few of the other tables for two seemed very comfortably situated. We perhaps may come back as many menu selections are intriguing, but at this price level will hope for a better overall experience (and will be more directive about seating preference).

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s
New Mexico
56 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. This is our go to for a special evening out

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Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As a foodie, I have eaten at many of the top restaurants in the United States. I now consider Restaurant Martin one of my top five. From the appetizer to the dessert, the meal was faultless. It's no surprise that chef Martin was nominated for a James Beard award. He deserves it!

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UW
Milwaukee
57 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time diners...exceptional experience. Delightful service, excellent wine list and extraordinary food. Starters and entrees were wonderful - creative, delicious and perfectly portioned. We will return!

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