Restaurant Martin

4.7
3094 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 3094 people are saying
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely dinner on a lovely evening

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vipEatsin52states
Miami
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening of food to indulge beyond the everyday August the waiter was exceptional and the plating of each course was top notch.

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vipMaryC
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Restaurant said gratuity added for table of 5. Gratuity was added for table of 4 and the Waiter did not mention that it had already been added. Very deceptive but fortunately we noted it when it mentioned additional gratuity.
Lesson to look at check carefully!

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JenM
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was absolutely wonderful. Our waiter, David, was incredibly attentive, thoughtful, and provided excellent recommendations. The food was out of this world!

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Stager123
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We had a large group near us and with the music, made it loud. The food was good and would Recommend. It is more casual but wants to be more upscale according to the prices.

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vipClintH
New Mexico
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is excellent, no question. Pleasant outdoor table. Service was adequate, but unattentive.

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WendaT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for a special evening. Food is excellent and not overdone. Service superb. Zoe, Brook, and Ian were attentive and helpful.

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vipRobert
New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner with our houseguests from Dallas. We sat under cover on the lovely patio--sheltered from the rain. We each ordered something different--beef, duck, grouper and vegetarian selections. All enjoyed our food immensely. And the selection of sorbets and ice cream was a perfect ending.

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LoriA
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, imaginative, beautifully presented food. Excellent service with lovely ambience on the patio

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vipPaws
Austin
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unfortunately, our reservation was for 2 at 7:30pm, we were not seated until 8:10pm. We tried to order a glass of wine while waiting, but not available.
The food was delicious, but took forever. The staff was very nice and apologized for the delay.
The food was great though!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in town from California, so wanted to take them somewhere “special”! They loved the patio & creative, delicious cuisine! David, our server, was attentive, but not hovering! Jennifer Rios stopped by the table too, to “check”—always nice to know management is “watching”! Our friends took photos of every beautifully presented plate (there were 4 of us—& we each tried something different! The tuna medallions (special) were incredible!)
My hubby& I come2-3 times/yr—our friends “gushed” their praises to their friends—all will be back a great, unhurried, evening—I know the restaurant was busy, as there was a big party in the “garage”, folks were waiting when we left, it was Opera & Spanish Market weekend—and service was prompt, Professsional, & courteous!

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vipGauthierv
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around experience. Great service, relaxing setting, and interesting menu. Restaurant Martin will become part of our Santa Fe routine.

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patf
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic.

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alton
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food combinations, comfortable patio!

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OldNNMResident
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First, parking is challenging on a Saturday evening. We weren't sure if we might get towed, but all was okay. We were seated immediately. Service was superb and attentive--except when the rain started and we had to move ourselves back under the rooftop. Meal was served about 15 minutes after ordering! Food was excellent but portions very small. Menu is short. My order was an appetizer served entree size because it was the only way I could have a couple of scallops. Prices are outrageous, hence the two stars for value. Read your bill. Prices may differ from those listed on menu. Server was willing to correct, but memorize the prices on the brief menu. I will recommend because food and service were quite good, but VERY pricey -- especially for not being #1 in Santa Fe.

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BruceW
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant patio dining. The menu was full of delicious options.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Bold flavors! All well-executed and lovely meal!

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vipDanP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter August, was extremely friendly and responsive to our requests. Food was superb. Ambiance was spectacular!Our new ‘favorite place’.

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MichaelD
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Food was great, but unfortunately was sat inside and it is a completely different, underwhelming experience, given the fact that the outside is so appealing. Will 100% be back to sit outside now that we know you have to specify when making reservation. Ball dropped on my part I suppose, but a little disappointed in the experience. Basil mint ice cream was awesome too 🤤

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KerryA
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never, ever disappointed. Wonder place for a special evening.

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vipPhall
San Antonio
38 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal in a beautiful setting. Our server August was very good with just the right amount of attentiveness. The manager came by to make sure all was good.

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JeanA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and outside space. Understanding parking is a challenge.

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EstelleE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with a very pleasant atmosphere! Cool and inviting. The food experience was fabulous. This was our first dining experience with Martin and we will return!

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vipKarla
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully prepared and delicious food! Lovely atmosphere in outdoor dining areas.

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vipSallieW
New Mexico
45 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pea soup is the best I have ever eaten. A table of 5 were all impressed with our meal.

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TNTourist
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We booked a table here because there weren't many open reservations and the reviews were good. Overall our experience was good. Our waiter and bus boy did a great job and the food was tasty. I ordered a Caesar Salad as my starter and it was more like a wedge salad than a Caesar salad--way too much work to eat. My husband ordered the seafood risotto, which was delicious. Our entrees were good and so was our dessert.

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vipNoname
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Special dish dish was delicious. We both started with Caesar salads which were quite large. The only drawback was the size of the tenderloin filet size, the dish was lovely but the beef portion was small. Two different desserts, the lava cake and different views of chocolate were beautiful and tasty. August was our server and is top notch!

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IrisB
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unique presentation of really great entree selections. Healthy, well married flavors.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful patio

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EMB55
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was absolutely exceptional! The atmosphere also very pleasing. The service was quite slow but I think that was an exception. Other tables seemed to be more efficient so must have been a one-off for us.

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SparkDesigns
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a memorable experience! The patio on a warm July Santa Fe evening was perfect. Ryan was an excellent and knowledgeable server. Chef Martin really knows how to create layers of delicious flavors while letting the fresh ingredients shine through. It was an anniversary celebration and it did not disappoint. Plus, the Rios’ have The Horse Shelter and they are our peeps! Thank you, Jennifer and Martin!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with great food and wine. We enjoyed beet salad and pea soup appetizers and delicious, perfectly prepared rack of lamb and tenderloin of beef. We had an Aix of Provence rosé that was light and fragrant. We envied those desserts on menu but were quite content. Our 60th Anniversary.

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vipTedM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to R Martin during our visit to SF. Love the food & ambiance. Shout out to our server Victoria. Hardest working bus gal in SF. Also shout out to Martin’s Skidmore/ Hoya wife. Ted & Debbie

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Nice place, food was just ok for the price.

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SusanS
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time and all our party happy with their dinners. Very accommodating to a person with allergies.

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Krueger
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening on the patio, every bite creative and delicious, and the service was outstanding.

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JeremyO
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was stellar, amazing chef. Gorgeous patio. Excellent service.

The only off note was the pop music playing over the patio speakers (Taylor Swift maybe?) it did not match the ambience of the restaurant.

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vipAudreyA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, and friendly service. The patio is lovely if you can get it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I normally don’t write too many reviews, but had to report that we had a fantastic meal at Hotel Martin last night!Service, food and ambiance were perfect. The outdoor patio was well done.

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MarjorieK
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My grouper from Australia was excellent. More wait staff would be appreciated.

FAQs

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

Restaurant Martin is rated 4.7 stars by 3094 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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