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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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  •   Delicious food served with courtesy and knowledge to describe each serving sometimes so well served that you can't finish eating the plate you asked for. the desserts are so good that you have to think about your diet never forget that it's say Santa Fe...More

    thumb Cristina R
    2/11/2019

      Well prepared food, good service, reasonable prices, and great margaritas. What more could you ask from a restaurant? This place had it all, as well as a cozy atmosphere with a fireplace blazing on a cold night. I can personally vouch for the green chile...More

    thumb Ken D
    2/08/2019

      My new OLD favorite place. New cooks? Or what? Anyhow, great food and the right taste. Definitely try the Burgers and the Chipotle sauce. ( I put that .....on everything!) Anyhow they are there for you, Great service too!

    thumb LocalgirlSantaFe
    2/04/2019
  •   First found this place by staying at the hotel. Found it to be fast, cheap, and surprisingly good. It’s got a bar next door, which is a locals hangout. This is not the typical hotel restaurant. And that’s good!

    thumb John Y
    2/02/2019

      I rarely dine in hotel's restaurants as I find them pretty much soulless. That doesn't stand for this one, belonging to the terrific Inn of the Governors hotel, where we stayed. After a morning sightseeing we came back for rest, after which we had fantastic...More

    thumb B1714D
    1/29/2019

      So I haven’t been to Del Charro for almost a years since the service was horrible and I felt the old manager did not want to take care of my issues due to the fact I wasn’t a tourist. Fast forward to about a week...More

    thumb javier a
    1/29/2019
  •   We were staying at the Inn of the Governors and this was a great option when we were tired or the weather was nasty. Limited Mexican menu was all good. Drinks were generous and good

    thumb Q9264HAsusanc
    1/28/2019

      A friend and I had lunch at Del Charro yesterday---I had the blue corn chicken enchiladas (with an Irish Coffee---I think they call it a Texas Coffee) afterwards. Both the meal and the drink were fabulous. In the summer they have outside dining in a...More

    thumb Ginny1234_5678
    1/20/2019

      This is a regular dinner stop for our family when in town. The food is consistently excellent. The service is great. The atmosphere is rustic, classic Santa Fe. One year there was even a mariachi band!

    thumb JulieSJulieS
    1/02/2019
  •   Family ate dinner at this restaurant attached to Inn of the Governors. My husband had the green chili blue corn tortillas and said they were three stars out of five. I had the chili relleno and it had way too much batter on it but...More

    thumb am88
    12/27/2018

      We eat here for lunch numerous times while we are in town! Fantastic food and amazing Margaritas that are the best in town and the best priced!

    thumb LLBDallas_Texas
    12/27/2018

      Got in late on Thanksgiving evening. The staff was wonderful and the food was phenomenal as always. The best burgers in town. The menu is small but everything is done well. And try the house margarita. Wonderful!

    thumb Rhonda D
    12/12/2018
  •   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 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 JudithM841
    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

      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 nomadanyc
    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

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  •   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

      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
  •   I had some of the sweet potato fries and they were soo good! The service was attentive and I enjoyed the atmosphere.

    thumb Kaylie C.
    1/15/2019

      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

      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
  •   Our absolute favorite spot to eat downtown is Del Charo Saloon. Don't let the term 'saloon' fool you.  Sure, they have one of the best bars in town, but Del Charo is also a fantastic restaurant.  Their charming patio-side dining room has a cozy fireplace and the friendliest staff around the Plaza. Their prices are hard to believe.  The Caesar salad ($7.50) with chicken is a full dinner salad with a full grilled chicken breast plus a cute mini tostada of guacamole. The blue corn chicken enchiladas ($8.00) are perfectly prepared.  I think their flame-grilled New Mexico green chile cheeseburger ($12.00 with fries or side) is the best in Santa Fe...and the best value, too. If you want to enjoy a game in the saloon itself, try the nachos Royale ($10.00) for a full meal by itself. A full selection of soft and hard beverages makes this place perfect in every respect!

    thumb Greg B.
    1/20/2019

      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

      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
  •   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

      No longer worth it. The food was alright, is but super busy but we had a horrible experience With our server Bianca. Whose Attitude spoke volumes, she was more interested in flirting with the drunk guys in the corner then serving the full table of servers. As people that have all worked in the industry we understand having a bad day but the attitude we were addressed with was beyond inappropriate. It took us ages to order and when we did finally ask to order we were met with contempt. How daaaare we order. Then it seemed that she was going between wanting to make amends for her attitude and contemplating throwing the check book at our heads. On top of everything she got our orders incorrect on our cards. I still over tipped even if she had charged my card correctly because I understand that a servers life is hard but I don't think that excuses the service we were provided.

    Also charging 25¢ for a pickle seems pretty silly to me after acting like we hit you in the face for asking for it.

    And yes we noticed you saying "have a nice day" while not even being able to look at us.

    thumb Piper S.
    2/17/2018

      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
  •   This has become a favourite place of mine. The reason is that it is consistent!!! The food, the service, the atmosphere and the drinks. Such a great place for locals and tourists alike. Carlos was our latest waiter and he was wonderful!!!

    thumb Kerry Y.
    8/28/2018

      The food was sooooo good. Best we have had in Santa Fe so far. Great atmosphere. Great service. Did I mention how delicious the food was?? The chili con queso was the BEST!! And then the bill comes, with multiple appetizers and two people eating only $30!!

    thumb Tai A.
    3/07/2018

      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
  •   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

      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

      Service was fast, drinks came out very quickly and made properly. We ordered Chile con queso for an app and it came out in under 2 minutes. Food was delicious. We will be back.

    thumb Hilary S.
    12/21/2018
  •   Late night eats (after 11pm) with drinks is scarce in Santa Fe. One of the local host from the restaurant we were trying to get food at directed us to here since their kitchen has already started cleaning. It was packed and they just don't let you in to control the crowd. You wait at the door after you tell them how many is in your party. This way they control the crowd.

    This is a bar, it's not a very New Mexican food type place. They offer wings, burgers, quesadilla etc. you know, hand held bar foods but I'm not complaining because they have a whole page menu just for the margaritas. The food is  ok but the star is the drink. I only had one since I was just mostly hungry than wanting to drink. I had their Silvercoin Margarita made with their locally owned Silvercoin Tequilla, topped with jalapeño marinated/pickled in tequila and finished with red and green chile salted rim for a hint of spice.

    If you don't want to wait in line to get a table for sit down food late at night, this is not your place.

    thumb Marianne C.
    9/28/2018

      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

      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
  •   Great locals hang out. Get the real flavor of Santa Fe. Excellent house margarita served in a stainless bar shaker, usually get 2-2.5 glasses depending on the bar tender $7 !!!! ( honest ) Great menu, something for everyone. Hugh chix caesar salad $7, best quesadilla ever $5.75, green chiles con queso with chips $7 awesome, green chile chicken chowder $6, best soup I have ever eaten, green chile meatloaf $7 fabulous & for dessert we had natillas ( spanish pudding in a concha ) really really tasty. We had great service every nite. Don't miss this place, we stayed 5 nites & ate at del charro 4 times. I guess that says it all !!!!!!

    thumb Steve T.
    8/18/2018

      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
  •   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

      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

      Great waitstaff, very friendly. The house margaritas are fantastic, and they give you an entire shaker. The tostada was great, with a tasty lemon thyme dressing.

    thumb Brian A.
    2/22/2018
  •   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

      The food here is okay, but nothing special. The only thing that stands out to me is that I got food poisoning due to the restaurant not cooking the chicken on my salad through, at all. They didn't even bother offering to take it off the final bill. I'd avoid this place unless you want to be sick all night!

    thumb Jessica P.
    1/27/2019

      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