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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


  •   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

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      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

      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

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  •   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

      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.

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      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
  •   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

      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

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

    thumb FuelScience

      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

      Excellent Mexican food, buffalo burger, reasonable prices. If you like cinnamon, try the Natillas pudding for dessert.

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  •   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

      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

      We stayed in the hotel & visited the Saloon every evening for margaritas! They may be the best I’ve had! And try the house made potato chips. Yum!

    thumb Kjcoveney
  •   We asked staff on museum hill for a lunch recommendation and they pointed here. I thought the quality was good and service was fast and friendly

    thumb KrisParis2011

      The short walk from the plaza is worth it for a reasonably priced margarita. And their burgers are about the best in town, also for a very reasonable price.

    thumb SlimJJ

      Del Charo is a great place to eat if you are in the mood for a bar or a patio atmosphere as both are available. We sat in the patio and enjoyed a wonderful lunch. We had the Wednesday special: chicken soft shell tacos with...More

    thumb Jessica M
  •   This restaurant is also a bar, so it is noisy. The food was delicious and very well priced! I highly recommend the homemade potato chips! Seating and service were challenging for some other friends that also ate there but we had great service. Margaritas are...More

    thumb Cindy G

      My husband and I stayed at the Inn of the Governors, so found ourselves here several times. Great service. Nice menu. Fun environment. Fabulous breakfast buffet, delicious drinks, good appetizers, and delicious food. We'll be back!

    thumb dawnlangl

      We heard it was good, so we went. Mistake. I totally understand it’s down in the popular part of Santa Fe , and I understand busy. What did not sit well was the extremely poor service, having to ask twice to please bring our water....More

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  •   Two of us on the somewhat covered patio... it was ok. Very generic Mexican food. Portions modest, and flavors timid. Small draft beer selection. We'll look elsewhere next trip.

    thumb LabmeisterII

      In our opinion, it's the best sports bar at Santa Fe if you sit at the bar. On our last visit the service was so-so. It was obvious that the bartender made better drinks for the locals, and she was more friendly to them. But...More

    thumb Buck D

      Six of us stopped for a drink Saturday night. When my husband got up to use the restroom the manager came over and took his chair. No explanation. When I said ‘that’s my husbands chair’ he informed me that the table had an extra chair...More

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  •   Great New Mexico bar With lots of locals. Excellent service & Margaritas. Had some small appetizers with drinks. Got a great birthday buzz.

    thumb daleh50

      Able to order poolside from the restaurant an excellent green Chile burger with carmelized onions. Their menu is not large but is done well and service with a smile. Like the prices and their service and it is easy when it is in the hotel....More

    thumb Allan S

      You will not find a wide variety of Mexican dishes here but lots of appetizer, sandwich and burger options. The bar area is nice and a good spot to enjoy a drink. Some big cozy chairs to sit and relax with friends. We tried the...More

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  •   I had the tostada, a salad with chicken and avocado in a tortilla. Half an hour later, I was sick and have had diarrhea for two weeks. I had terrible stomach cramping all night long and it was a miserable trip back home. I finally...More

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      You might hear of other places at Santa Fe that are famous for their green chili cheeseburger, but the one here is my favorite, and at a more reasonable price. Their little individual shakers of margarita are good too. The service is fine except for...More

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      This is attached to the Inn of Governors and if you are staying here ,it is convenient. The menu is not elaborate. On one of the days when waits in other restaurants were more than half an hour,,we settled for this restaurant and were not...More

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  •   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.

      A friend raved about the green chili cheeseburgers as being the best in Santa Fe so I had to go.  Del Charro frequents several "best of" lists and is a good choice for anyone with a large group, who wants good food, at an affordable price in a relaxed environment.  Since it is located near the Plaza, the place can get busy from all the tourists who are discovering it for the first time and locals who  frequently go there. As to the green chili cheeseburger  -- it was good, not knock your socks off great - just good.  Guess I will continue to search for that special cheeseburger in paradise as Buffett would sing.

    thumb J Warren R.

      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.
  •   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.

      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.

      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.
  •   Great little bar/restaurant downtown Santa Fe. Excellent waitress (who somehow got a good photo of all of us), casual comfortable place with good New Mexico pub grub.
    Liked the queso with green chilies, the sliders looked good, cole slaw was pretty much perfect. Guinness beers for all of us after Christmas Mass, perfect for our Irish Catholic group.

    thumb Susan K.

      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.

      Very very friendly staff, awesome drink selections and bartender can fabricate a drink for you as well if you ask. Had the bison burger and red and green chili pasole soup. The food was absolutely amazing. If you get the soup get the bowl ^_^. I definitely recommend this place if you've never been. The prices are pretty fair as well. I would definitely come back and the bar/restaurant layout was really relaxing .. two thumbs up

    thumb Mike C.
  •   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.

      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.

      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.
  •   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.

      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.

      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.
  •   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.

      We visit Del Charro often,  my husband and I love their house margaritas, they are the best we've ever found.

    thumb Gayla R.

      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.
  •   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.

      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.

      Our visit started off very well. We were greeted by our server almost minutes after sitting down. He took our order got us drink, food came out great. Until he ignored us after we asked multiple times for ranch and refills, and also when we went to pay, we asked our server to split the checks 3 ways. He politely told us that he couldnt and for us to figure it out among ourselves. As we go to leave my girlfriend, friends, and I were chased into the parkinglot by our server saying we didn't leave a tip. I politely told him because of the service recieved we did not feel he earned a tip. He continued to ask with his hand out saying "He Deserved a tip". This was by far the most unproffessional service I've received from Del Charro. I feel like I got robbed by my server.

    thumb Joshua O.
  •   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.

      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.

      The hatch chili cheddar burger  here is IMO the best sandwich ever. period. anywhere.I can die happy now:) The CHARGRILLEd  beef patty has got to be 2 inches thick, cooked to desired doneness. It was juicy, perfectly seasoned awesomness on a toasted bun that was art in and of itself. The toppings were fresh and plentiful (LOVe purple onions on burgers). The sweet potato fries were also WHOA!  I ate here 3 times during my stay in SF and looking forward to coming back!! Thanks to all of the wonderful staff at Del Charro for making this trip  memorable and tasty. Special kudos to our favorite waiter Leonardo!!!!!!

    thumb Alma D.
  •   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.

      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.

      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.
  •   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.

      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.

      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.