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Del Charro
 

What a great place to stop for a burger with green chile! Good green chile corn chowder too. Fun place to hang out with friends and watch people walk by. Sit by the open floor to ceiling windows for a better view.

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This is the Bar of the Inn Of The Governors Hotel. Its a great place to grab a drink, eat casual and cheap food and also watch a game. Like I said the food is very cheap (burgers, quesadillas etc.) But you have to try the home made chips with ranch or the loaded french fries, they are delicios. The drinks are good and cheap. My only complaint about this place is that I’m a Long Island Lover and they not allow you to drink more than two.

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One does not expect such reasonable prices within walking distance of downtown Santa Fe. We went here based on Tripadvisor recommendations and that of our tour guide. Service was quite slow and not very attentive, which is why I’m giving it four stars instead of five. A $6 house margarita, which is excellent, comes with a glass and the shaker–it’s like having two or three drinks in one (be careful–the higher altitude makes it feel like four drinks!) We had green chile corn chowder–a cup was only $2 (menu price of $4 is for a bowl, but the server suggested a cup since we were eating light). It was tasty with just the right amount of heat. The quesadilla was filled to capacity; the turkey club wrap very fresh. The burgers looked good, too. For a nice lunch on a shady patio, Del Charro was a home run–but not if you’re in a hurry. We needed a relaxing break, so for us it was perfect.

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Their patio is a great place to spend an evening. It’s mostly covered with a high wall to block out traffic noise and a big fireplace for the colder months. Staff were friendly and attentive. The food is a great value with lots of smaller plates (which are actually a lot of food) for $7 and under. Most of it is bar food but we found a pork adovado burrito and stuffed poblano, which were both very good, if not entirely authentic. The house margaritas are also a great deal considering how much you get. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a laid back hangout place with great prices and good food.

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I was in Santa Fe on a Monday evening in late April. I had three other restaurants in mind for dinner; two were closed and one was open but completely empty. I recalled from my research on TripAdvisor that the Del Charro bar got good marks so I stopped in as a last resort for dinner.

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I’m glad I did. I sat at the bar. The bartender was very friendly and generous. He explained the basics of tequila to me (I had long since forgotten about the importance of agave content) and steered me toward the cheapest margarita on the menu. It was outstanding. It comes with its own shaker so it’s great value since you end up getting 2-1/2 glasses full.

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I ordered chips with guac and pico de gallo and a tostada. I was very pleased. The menu seems a bit limited but I enjoyed my meal while watching the NBA playoffs and chatting with some interesting local residents sitting at the bar. It was nice to meet people who have lived in the area for many years. I enjoyed the conversation so much that I ended up staying much longer than I intended. I left town the next morning with warm memories of a genuine Santa Fe experience.

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My total bill for the drink, chips and salad was $15. Excellent value.

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  •   This definitely seems like a local hangout, which is great for a low-key evening with casual fare. Enchiladas were tasty and we'd certainly order again. Cocktails were OK. We had a few very generic margaritas that were a bit too sweet or too heavy on...More

    thumb runrabbirunn
    12/01/2018

      We chose to eat here, because it was close walking distance from our hotel and the reviews. My husband had the bison burger with homemade chips. It was moist and cooked correctly. I had enchiladas, they were spicy but not as hot as usual in...More

    thumb Judith M
    11/29/2018

      We always hit this bar when in Santa Fe....incredible margaritas....best Nachos around. Really good food and really good and friendly service. Fireplace is a cozy spot if you can get one of those 4 chairs in front of it.

    thumb terrycarlson2018
    11/25/2018
  •   Nice restaurant in Sta Fe, we got here in November and was pretty cold but this place has a nice cozy fireplace where you can get warm while you get dinner or drinks. I tried for the first time Frito Pie and was amazing! Follow...More

    thumb AlbertoL646
    11/19/2018

      We stopped in over the weekend while we were in town for a late afternoon lunch. The fireplace was wonderful and so was the drinks. Service was a little slow as I believe it was shift change. The fireplace made the whole visit so enjoyable.

    thumb jonistravels
    11/18/2018

      Inside the Inn of the Governors. This is my favorite spot to eat and drink in Santa Fe. Best house margarita in town. Food is also inexpensive with a lot of locals there for lunch and dinner. This is a must while in Santa Fe....More

    thumb Steinbrenner
    11/17/2018
  •   The food here is great! Huge portions and great prices. Far more than just pub fare. If you have doubts about the size of the portions, ask the waiter. What "seems" like a snack is really a full meal! Has a nice fireplace with pinon...More

    thumb Douglas M
    11/16/2018

      The daily specials were always good and so cheap! A $7 dinner is always a bargain and I couldn't eat half of what was served. The staff is so nice and helpful.

    thumb Tulippusher
    11/13/2018

      Ate there twice during visit - both times good food and good service. Food is on the "mild" side - not highly spiced.

    thumb Kathleen M
    11/10/2018
  •   The food was excellent and the prices were the best in old town Santa Fe. It was part of the hotel but had the independent pub/saloon feel

    thumb E1951VApeterp
    10/31/2018

      Went here on a recommendation from the owner of a bed-and-breakfast we stayed at in Santa Fe. The Del Charro is truly is a gem. We went there at about 4 and sat at the bar with some drinks. Their Margaritas are delicious. And they...More

    thumb ColoDream
    10/30/2018

      As we were staying at the Inn of The Inn of Governors (and it was raining!) we decided to spend our first night in Santa Fe at their restaurant. Excellent meal of Chicken Fajitas and tried our first Margaritas (so many to choose from). Friendly...More

    thumb David D
    10/27/2018
  •   I asked my Uber driver what place was the best food for lunch at a reasonable price. Without hesitation he suggested the Del Charro Saloon and restaurant. He said it is a favorite among locals. Passing through town we had little time and only a...More

    thumb W4RSG
    10/25/2018

      We stopped in here for lunch and it was very good, prepared nicely and fresh. Everything was very tasty from the burgers to the Black and Tan Beer my husband had.

    thumb RaePalmSprings
    10/19/2018

      We stayed at the attached Inn at the Governors, which made Del Charro and daily stop. Great Bar food and drinks. Very comfortable as well.

    thumb Ridgie2018
    10/14/2018
  •   We stayed at the Inn of the Governors and found having this good restaurant on the premises so very convenient after long days of sightseeing. Although we'd planned on going on to some more highly rated restaurants, this worked well for us. The staff is...More

    thumb mamapsych
    10/14/2018

      The Del is inside the Inn of the Governors, but is also a stand alone restaurant. They have the same menu for lunch and dinner, at the same reasonable prices. We received a voucher with our room at the Inn and decided to try this...More

    thumb turtlemom1
    10/11/2018

      We had heard a lot about this "saloon" and wanted to try it. The margaritas are popular but we have had better. The good was very good. It was fun to try.

    thumb Frank M
    10/07/2018
  •   Had been shopping in the area and ready for early dinner....but parking was non existent. We turned a corner and found a spot... right in front of Del Charro. A man on the street said food was good. So we went to the door, but...More

    thumb Badgelady
    10/05/2018

      This is a place NOT to be missed. Del Charro is a small bar and restaurant that will wow you with their Margaritas and quality food at great prices. We ate there several times in our stay in Santa Fe and were amazed. Try the...More

    thumb heatherPortlandOr
    10/04/2018

      Food and service are very good. Prices are fair. We ate there 3 times both for lunch and dinner. It is attached to the Inn of the Governors. Quite a few locals can be found there.

    thumb kathleenmU4678JZ
    10/01/2018
  •   The New Mexico Green Chile cheeseburger is a great big burger packed with an abundant amount of roasted green hatch chilies. It is a delicious burger and the margaritas are very good too. A great stop while in Santa Fe!

    thumb Jeremy L
    9/28/2018

      Stopped by here a couple of times and sat at the bar, Nice to chat with the locals. Had their fish and homemade potato chips. Amazing. Great sauce and even had malt vinegar. Really like this place, they have an amazing house margarita. Comfortable and...More

    thumb Deborah T
    9/14/2018

      We spent an hour or so here each afternoon of our trip. House margaritas are fabulouw. The house made chips are very good as well.

    thumb Frank-n-PatS
    9/11/2018
  •   Stopped in late afternoon for a margarita and queso with chips. The bar was full. We sat at a table for close to 10 minutes before we had to get up and approach the server asking if we could place our order. The margaritas were...More

    thumb KarenWCulebra
    9/10/2018

      Amid all the options in Santa Fe, Del Charro is OK, but not great. Mexican-style bar food at moderate prices.

    thumb FuelScience
    9/10/2018

      Staying at Inn of the Governors (see review), stopped in for a late, light lunch. Pulled pork BBQ sliders were very good, and Nachos were huge and had everything on them, although the chips at the bottom got a little soggy from the beans and...More

    thumb cstotter
    9/10/2018
  •   Excellent Mexican food, buffalo burger, reasonable prices. If you like cinnamon, try the Natillas pudding for dessert.

    thumb SoCoWineLover
    9/07/2018

      We had a credit from the hotel so had dinner here. We both got veggie burgers. The burgers were fine, nothing great but I've had much worse. Service was a bit slow. My main issue was that I asked if there were almonds in the...More

    thumb Lauren S
    9/07/2018

      Wonderful gem of a restaurant slash rustic bar with outdoor patio seating. Serves dinner until midnight and the nachos were amazing. Try the burgers or stuffed poblano pepper, and definitely the house margarita (they bring the shaker so you get almost two). Such a great...More

    thumb Vicetta
    9/03/2018

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  •   Great place for a late night snack. We only sat at the bar but I liked the atmosphere. The quesadilla was reeeeaaaaaallllly goood! The margaritas and the queso both were not too bad either! I gave it 4 stars cuz it's great for a late night food joint.

    thumb Jesse B.
    11/02/2018

      After several recommendations, we had to try Del Charro Saloon for the margaritas and burgers. Needless to say, they did not disappoint! The house shaker margaritas are hard to beat and their burgers are well known for top of the line. They have a variety of margaritas to choose from, and we didn't find any disappointments.

    thumb Clint S.
    8/21/2018

      We couldn't even get in! The bar closes to anyone under 21 years of age after 5:00 Pm, so my girlfriend and I were turned away before we even had the chance to try the food. This made me angry because places like this exacerbate the problem of young people having nowhere to hang out in SF! We were just trying to have an honest meal with no alcohol but we were turned away because of our age.

    thumb Ted M.
    3/24/2018
  •   This was one of my favorite places in Santa Fe it was the locals bar or you could hang out and drink a Tom Collins and walk away with a bar full of friends huge all comfy captains chairs with the circular bar that was conducive to commeraderie  we had a few nibbles but frankly I can't remember what they were we were laughing and smiling having a good time. I loved the slightly cheesy 70's atmosphere- i'm sure they must have shot an episode of Colombo or Beretta in this place.  The burgers coming out of the kitchen looked amazing and juicy- I could smell the char on them . This is definitely the place you sneak into at happy hour then realize it's 1 o'clock in the morning you can't find your shoes your wearing some guys hat,  got a pocket full of phone numbers and you and your new friends are running off to get a tattoo together. ( FYI we did not kidnap any tigers and returned with a full set of teeth!)

    thumb Kira B.
    2/04/2018

      A great restaurant! There is indoor bar seating as well as patio-type tables. Nice atmosphere and staff! Food was also very good with very reasonable prices. The lemon thyme salad dressing was the best dressing I've ever had!

    thumb Lana V.
    5/21/2018

      Nachos are amazing!!!!! Atmosphere is great!  Nachos fed 3 people!  Service is super fast! Diamond in the rough!  Kinda hard to find but once you do it is totally worth it!

    thumb Carrie W.
    2/09/2018
  •   If you are looking for a place where the gray haired Cheers rejects went to be buddies with a younger bartender, this is your place.

    thumb John A.
    3/08/2018

      We came here for a late dinner - the food was a nice change from all the New Mexican fare we've been eating all weekend. There are few places that are open past 10pm in Santa Fe, so this was a great casual spot to grab a late night meal.

    While the food was fantastic, the service was one of the worst we've experienced. It took a while to get our drinks and order and once a bus boy dropped off our food, we rarely saw or heard from our waiter again. When they eventually came back around - we were met with attitude.

    Hopefully, our wait staff was just having a rough night and this isn't how they operate on a day to day basis. I still recommend their food if you need a late night spot!

    thumb Hayley F.
    1/15/2018

      I love love love this place!  The Caliente Mango margarita is delicious. Perfect combination of sweet and spicy (but not too much of either).  Friday I had the basic $6 plate of nachos, which is really enough for 3 people!  Today the salmon wrap which was delicious. Plenty of salmon in the wrap and perfectly cooked (not over cooked and dry).  ServThis is my go-to spot in Santa Fe. Reasonably priced.

    thumb Claudine B.
    8/18/2018
  •   First visit to Del Charro Saloon this evening to begin our Santa Fe Margarita Trail adventure.  Their specialty Santa Fe Trail margarita is excellent and a true original recipe.  Service was excellent. We shared a quesadilla appetizer to accompany the margarita and it was a perfect combo.  Saloon has a local atmosphere, and we look forward to returning.

    thumb Patty M.
    3/07/2018

      Killer Margarita with Hatch Green Chili infused Tequila, probably the best Margarita I've ever had, and trust me, I've had quite a few. Nachos were great as well. Good ambience, fire roaring in the corner. Will definitely be back!

    thumb Adam B.
    11/17/2018

      The very best chocolate mousse cake I've had in Antarctica fe. I love the texture of this chocolate and believe me I know chocolate. Go here!

    thumb Sebastian R.
    7/08/2018
  •   Honestly, Truly, no joke, they have the best quesadilla I've ever had in my life. I didn't know quesadillas could live up to such a high standard. Quesadillas have peaked at Del Charro.

    thumb Marisa R.
    8/17/2018

      This place probably deserves a second star based on their nachos royal, but considering I ordered a spicy marg that had a turpentine aftertaste and our server never came back to check on us and I was totally unable to get his attention for 20 minutes until he brought the check, I won't be back.

    thumb tim b.
    7/06/2018

      Always such a great service. I come here often when I visit Santa Fe and the place is relaxing, gorgeous and just plain amazing. I love to sit by the fireplace outside or by the entrance where's there's another fireplace.

    We usually go here for the great wings and the margaritas. Such a great place.

    thumb Paola P.
    2/24/2018
  •   Soooo good! The service, the food, the vibe!
    Plus it's open until really late, which is rare in Santa Fe haha. Really recommended!

    thumb Eliran L.
    7/08/2018

      Thank you for changing the bathrooms back to women's and men's.   This makes me happy & I appreciate it a ton. It was no fun going into a gn bathroom with the lid raised and a mess on the floor and on the toilet. Well done!   ~ Andrea

    thumb Andrea B.
    8/25/2018

      Friday evening, four of us stopped in for a margarita and snacks.  We ordered house margaritas. Our order was delivered in timely fashion even though the house was very busy. Our margaritas were so sweet and disappointing,  maybe the bartender forgot the tequila,  who knows? Just a heads up in case you are inclined to get a house margarita.
    My normal choice is Guinness and a cheese burger, out of this world good.

    thumb James T.
    8/03/2018
  •   Another restaurant where the server  comes back with your order and asks who has this who has that a good server knows who ordered what especially when some people in your party ordered similar orders but slightly different and having to switch plates back and forth after there placed on the table another norm is having to ask for utensils after the food is brought out one of many restaurants who don't care or train there staff here in Santa Fe ...

    thumb Vince D.
    12/07/2018

      A local favorite. Great house margaritas and excellent burgers with all the trimmings you can imagine.
    A real deal saloon with historic  atmosphere .

    thumb Rob S.
    7/10/2018

      Disappointed- hamburger was tasteless, potato chips were also tasteless (no salt - homemade, I guess) and the House margarita was a joke.  It doesn't matter if you give a shaker with extra drink, if what you give doesn't have any kick.  We won't be back.

    thumb Jenny T.
    8/21/2018
  •   The. Best. Veggie. Burger I have ever had!! Added green chiles, grilled onions, and avocado. With beer battered fries. OMG. Loved it!! Plus that sauce! I have no idea what it is but it's delicious!! The black bean veggie burger is not on their newer menus but they still have it.
    I'm so surprised how this place is not more highly rated.  We sat at the bar and got great service. The veggie burger, and the tostada salad my friend got, along with the barrel margaritas were all perfection. Plus, they're open later than 90% of all places in Santa Fe!

    thumb Marian K.
    2/10/2018

      So I'm a local and I come here all the time. I work downtown so Del Charro is in walking distance. I love this place but tonight, I was seriously disappointed. My boyfriend quit drinking for lent and the last day of Lent is tomorrow 3/30/18. So I convinced my boyfriend to break his commitment early tonight cuz I wanted to drink. We asked for a margarita and one beer. Maybe five minutes later I ask for a shot and the server tells me he can't my boyfriend anymore. They said cuz his eyes were red?!? Um he just woke up and picked me up from work. Hasn't been drinking for 40 days and they cut him off???? Like wtf? How rude! It's not the server who makes that decision it's the manager. So Uriah, the manager decided not to serve my boyfriend. So much for celebrating he's good work! Sad night at del charro! Fair warning don't go there if your eyes are red, or maybe there just discrimination?!?

    thumb Gloria S.
    3/28/2018

      this place is located in the cutest part of Santa Fe. There aren't very many places to get a late-night bite, but this place is open and the food is delicious. After a long day of driving we were looking to just experienced a little bit of Santa Fe before we went to sleep and we found this restaurant bar in cute downtown Santa Fe. Parking was easy. This is attached to a very nice hotel but you don't have to use the hotel to enjoy it. Our waiter was friendly all the people there were friendly and the margarita was outstanding. I hope you get a chance to give it a try

    thumb Annie A.
    6/20/2018
  •   Food poisoning!
    We loved the Inn of the Governors and stayed there for several days with extended family during our road trip. The front desk staff were friendly, helpful and the rooms wonderful. On our last night we ate once again at Del Charro and I had severe food poisoning from the Caesar salad. A terrible way to end a great vacation and then we had to travel for 14 hours the next day. I did inform the front desk the next morning as we left (she said I looked awful) and a few days later, after no communication from the hotel, I send an email regarding the food poisoning through their website. I am amazed that once again there was no response! Thus my review....

    thumb I V.
    3/29/2018

      This place was among our top choices when visiting, for both food and margaritas. They boast to make one of the best burgers in town and this is still the case. Their bison burger is delicious, cooked to order (don't exceed medium rare or better pick regular beef. Bison doesn't deal well with overcooking). Service quality varies but that wasn't the main reason for our disappointment at our latest visit: it was the drink we were served. We lv e our silver coins and we gladly opted to spend a couple of extra dollars for their house silver coin. Only to get something that tasted like triple sec on ice that the tequila bottle was waved over. This had not been our experience in the past and we were rather disappointed since we picked Del Charro for our first meal and drink in town with their solid (in past experiences) margaritas in mind. In the past, I would have given them 4 stars.

    thumb Neda S.
    8/08/2018

      The food is consistently good. The service - consistently bad. There are plenty of wait staff but they spend more time running around doing God knows what than actually taking care of their customers. It shouldn't take 10 mins to get chips and salsa!
    I'll be back - but not when I've got somewhere to be.

    thumb Toni P.
    10/16/2018
  •   Local bar with leather chairs in front of piñon wood burning fireplace! TV's at Bar. Wonderful atmosphere with attentive manager and waitstaff. Drinks & food were top notch! We will return!

    thumb Geanna C.
    1/19/2018

      Sorry to say, I'm not able to say anything positive about this establishment. We tried, without success to get a table. Before we could get one we were told to leave. We tried to get a drink and we're asked to leave again!Ive never seen a bar do that!NEVER BEFORE HAVE I SEEB A BUSINESS LIKE THIS!! NOT A FAN OF DEL CHARRO!

    thumb Vern D.
    11/23/2018

      I dream about the Natillas. This is the best dessert that I have ever had! I need to plan another trip to Santa Fe just for this. Instead of having this once, I will have it every night I am there! It is very convenient when you are staying at the Inn.

    thumb Cindy W.
    3/16/2018