Open 11:30 am 'til Midnight Daily
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Monday - Saturday and 'til 11 pm on Sunday

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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  •   Mostly locals. Incredible drinks at moderate prices. Warm and friendly. You can go into other rooms for quiet places.

    thumb Allen J. B
    11/11/2019

      At Del Charro in Santa Fe I had a good margarita, it was very strong but with good flavor. They served an awesome smokey salsa with the chips, nicely spicy.... read more

    thumb misty_bee_Wyo
    10/31/2019

      Terrific spot for snuggling in at the end of a long day. The manager (I wish I'd gotten her name!) was SOOOO nice (thanks for the port and beer recommendations!)... read more

    thumb Lynne F
    10/31/2019
  •   We had drinks here a couple of times and dinner twice. It is a friendly place with good service. The beer is cold and the prices are reasonable. The food... read more

    thumb John W
    10/20/2019

      We ate here during the ballon festival after taking the Turquoise Trail. It is one of the busiest times to go toSanta Fe, yet the service was good. It is... read more

    thumb jtex4
    10/18/2019

      A simple restaurant with a limited menu.
    The hamburgers were ok.
    Mexican dishes were not very tasty and were too greasy for my taste. Lackadaisical service. Forgot to give us... read more

    thumb Anna L
    10/17/2019
  •   We stopped in for the first time after a Sat Lensic performance for a late lunch. So many places nearby close lunch at 2:30 or 3 until 5 pm dinner.... read more

    thumb j0eneh
    10/13/2019

      It seems to be the most popular place in SantaFe. Always crowded and I can see why. The breakfast buffet has something for everyone. The hash browns are excellent.
    Dinner... read more

    thumb ronj476
    10/11/2019

      This is really two places, both in the wonderful Inn of the Governors Hotel. I spent most of the time at the pub during our Santa Fe trip. I great... read more

    thumb Jays911
    10/04/2019
  •   The reviews of this place were spot on! We were looking for a burger and within walking distance of our hotel. We went down there and walked in and it... read more

    thumb briand371
    10/03/2019

      We ate dinner here. The burger was fair, but the potato salad was nothing more than potatoes & Mayo. No flavor whatsoever. Friendly service and no wait

    thumb Porsche_8
    9/22/2019

      I doesn't get more laid-back casual although the restaurant was spotless. The friendliest service I had in Santa Fe. Prices for what you got were excellent. I'm just sorry I... read more

    thumb Harold G
    9/21/2019
  •   Stop by this friendly saloon for the best margaritas in town! Interesting clientele & friendly staff to boot. The chipotle wings are tasty too.

    thumb Oly55
    9/21/2019

      We had a $15 credit for staying with the Inn of Governors. One night we had burgers. Other nights we tried their appetizers. Drinks were good.

    thumb CAAdams53
    9/20/2019

      This is not fancy but if you want substantial good food, good service at a bargain price then this is your place. The Chipolte chicken wings are the best you... read more

    thumb shelterform
    9/18/2019
  •   The bar staff are great and the margaritas excellent. Gets a bit noisy during football games but that adds to the atmosphere. A good place to unwind after a days... read more

    thumb chelsfieldalan
    9/15/2019

      We were visiting Santa fe and happened upon Del Charro and I'm glad we did! On a very chilly night I was excited that we got seated by the fireplace,... read more

    thumb Compass165515
    9/02/2019

      We stopped in for cocktails and enjoyed the ambiance. The staff is friendly and visited by many locals. The house margarita is delicious but be careful it will sneak up... read more

    thumb Boscoeurotraveler
    9/01/2019
  •   Tejasmateo enjoyed his time at Del Charro. The house margarita is a good value. They include the shaker doohickey when brought to the table. This is a plus, especially if... read more

    thumb Tejasmateo
    8/30/2019

      We have eaten lunch at Del Charro many times over the years and have never been disappointed. Sitting in the room adjacent to the bar feels like you are outside... read more

    thumb Joisey46
    8/19/2019

      The one thing going for Del Charro Saloon is that the restaurant serves late (unitl 11pm). It stays open until midnight. But that is all that is going for it.... read more

    thumb ExploreDuo
    8/08/2019
  •   We had a small gathering of cousins and met before dinner. We had appetizers to share. Nachos, chips, salsa and guacamole, soft drinks, fries and a veggie plate. The restaurant... read more

    thumb Margaret F
    8/07/2019

      Found this place while out walking and returned for dinner. REally loved the decor and atmosphere. Causal place that looked like a lot of locals visit. We had burgers that... read more

    thumb indyann52
    8/07/2019

      As part of a food, drink, & tasting tour, our terrific guide Lauren took our group to Del Charro Saloon. We had the best Margarita there!

    The next evening... read more

    thumb GERALDMCC
    8/04/2019
  •   As a hotel guest, I ordered my drinks in a plastic glass to take outside to the pool. The bar itself has a friendly staff. Three TVs above the bar... read more

    thumb 49Sylvia
    8/04/2019

      This restaurant is very busy, locals eat here, not only tourists. connected to The Inn of the Governors, Food and service was excellent. Food served hot and very fresh. Great... read more

    thumb gator567
    7/31/2019

      Three of us enjoyed eating here. Margaritas were excellent, great service and very good food. This was a busy place on the second floor of another restaurant thus it is... read more

    thumb Kathy P
    7/29/2019
  •   Have not been here for a long time so we took visitors to eat here. The visitors were not impressed. We thought it was ok, service was very good but... read more

    thumb jackc1212
    7/28/2019

      After a day of walking and shopping, we stopped in about 2:30 pm for a snack and a beer. Great service, Dos XX on tap was cold, and the stuffed... read more

    thumb egall467
    7/28/2019

      Great place for lunch. We had nachos and beer. Both really good. The service was good, and the saloon had a great vibe. Just go.

    JKristian
    7/23/2019

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  •   Friendly, casual, good food, great prices, and open on Sunday.

    thumb Elle S.
    5/02/2019

      Perfect stop for a quick drink in Santa Fe. Big pint size margaritas (tons of flavors) and solid bar food (chicken tenders and fries top notch with a huge bowl of dipping sauce).

    Morale of this review - you can't go wrong with a pint of margarita.

    thumb Beanie F.
    3/13/2019

      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
  •   Worst chicken enchiladas I have ever had. Over- spiced and you would have needed a tweezers and magnifying glass to find the chicken. The soup was okay and my wife's tostado was okay. Cannot recommend as an eating establishment and would say drink there and eat somewhere else.

    thumb Evan S.
    6/30/2019

      This is my one and only number one go to the spot!!!.. Del Charro saloon has the best hospitality best food and the bar is amazing bartenders are even better mr. Jonathan and Miss Jeanette

    thumb Stephen N.
    6/17/2019

      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
  •   The food was fairly good for the price and the location of the restaurant is nice for downtown Santa Fe .  So, I cannot knock the overall ambience of the restaurant nor the quality of food as both met my expectations going in.  However, the service we received was beyond terrible, in fact terrible would be a compliment.  For one, our waiter only came by to check on us twice throughout our almost 2 hour time at the restaurant.  One of those times only happened because one of the members of the party actually flagged him down to ask for a refill of water. Even with this request, the water wasn't delivered to our table for another 30 minutes.  During the last hour of the meal the remainder of my party sat there with empty glasses and never saw the waiter again. We eventually had enough and got him to give us the ticket so we could leave. In order to make a statement towards him and his terrible service, I left him a 4% tip and then proceeded to the restroom.  Upon coming back from the restroom the other members of my party notified me that the waiter actually began to harass them about the tip amount. This is unacceptable and someone who wants to fight customers shouldn't be working in customer service. If Del Charro continues to have employees like this representing them then I'll discourage everyone from eating there.

    thumb Rob R.
    2/23/2019

      I was invited here by a friend who actually lives in Santa Fe (I'm in the abq area).
    So I had never heard of this bar ever and oddly enough my boyfriend was telling me about their margaritas right before I got invited (odd coincidence).
    I wanted to try this margarita for myself so I ended up going. I ordered a green Chile cheeseburger with fries. It was good! But not five stars good.
    As for the margarita.... excellent! It came with the remaining in a shaker on the side. It was perfectly blended and strong without being overly strong. The price for these drinks is amazing for the amount you get.
    All in all the appetizers (tapas) were good and paired well with the alcoholic drinks.
    I would recommend this place to a friend who is looking for a place for a snack and alcoholic drink as they have many options of local and commercial beers on tap as well.
    It was a pleasant experience with friends.

    thumb Kim R.
    2/25/2019

      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
  •   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

      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

      Special for today was chicken fajita. Really wonderful! Huge plate of food for $7.00 so was easy on the budget too.

    thumb Janet S.
    2/01/2019
  •   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

      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

      Bottom line: Decent NM food, reasonable prices and fun environment. Service could be better. Would give it 3.5 stars if I could.

    A Santa Fe local directed me here and I'm glad I went. It is a large space and you seat yourself. I had a bowl of pozole and the Spanish pudding called natillas - both were good. All for $10 too - great value. The service was lacking - it took a long time for me to place my dessert order - my empty bowl of pozole had been sitting in front of me for a long time before I finally flagged down the waitress. It was busy but still a manageable crowd.

    thumb Amanda K.
    8/16/2019
  •   We were going to give this place 2 stars, but the service was really good and that's why we gave three stars. The food, on the other hand, was not so good. I ordered the daily special for Saturdays, which was chicken fajitas. The chicken was dry. I couldn't eat it. The rice was almost too dry to eat, but I ate a little bit of it. The best thing on the plate were the beans that tasted like they were straight from a can. I had to add some salt. My husband ordered bone-in chicken wings. They were supposed to be the best in Santa Fe, and they may be the best in Santa Fe, but not to us. We have had far more delicious wings elsewhere. The salsa for the chips had a very unexpected flavor. It was very smoky and very thick and like a purée or paste. We didn't really eat much of the chips and salsa. The fresh veggie/grilled tofu appetizer was exactly that, so it was good. The ginger dressing that came with  that dish was awesome. The drinks were a bit strong, but who can really complain about that, unless you don't like strong drinks like me, but my husband said leave it alone. We will not return to this restaurant, unfortunately.

    thumb Melissa H.
    3/01/2019

      We stumbled on this place 100% by accident during a staycation in Santa Fe when we were hangry and looking for something to eat for Sunday Brunch. My only requirement was a Bloody Mary. This sounds easy but I don't actually drink alcohol and a lot of places premix theirs with alcohol so I wanted a virgin Bloody Mary that was actually really tasty!

    Luckily, we when we stumbled into this place by chance, they actually had an amazing Bloody Mary! Probably one of the best ones I've ever had! And their menu was perfect for us! John had queso with chips and a burger. It hit the spot perfectly for what we were both craving!

    thumb Ashley G.
    2/18/2019

      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
  •   If I could give this place zero stars I would. I have never felt more disrespected before. My girlfriends and I came here after dinner for drink and dessert but were told we could not be served because we smelt like alcohol. We had one drink at the previous restaurant & were completely under control. When asked what we were doing that was not acceptable, the manager could not even give us a reason.

    thumb Lexi H.
    6/29/2019

      As a bar, I'd give this place 2 stars, the Margaritas are overwhelmingly sweet. The mens restroom is so tiny it should just have a lock on the door. And the service here is, lets face it, bordering on awful. But. The Green Chili Cheeseburger here is absolutely amazing, the housemade potato chips are very good, and the fries are even better. Basically, my advice is to eat here, and save your drinking for someplace with better servers and bartenders. Oh, and not to mention a place with a roomier bathroom.

    thumb G. R.
    4/03/2019

      The best green chile cheeseburger I have ever had...no, I am not exaggerating. This was a beautiful, perfect burger-- the kind you dream about and almost never find. It's here and it's reasonably priced. The fries were pretty darn good and so were the chips I got to switch things up. The chips and queso with the tomatillo relish were excellent as well. Try the relish mixed into the queso, it'll be easier. I made a mess trying to do them separately. My dining companion just got tired of the sideshow and dumped it in. We scraped it clean in short order. That green chile cheeseburger though! OMG. I will be back for that again. Not even the hideous parking and creepy lurkers of downtown Santa Fe can stop me from returning. That is a vote of the highest kind-- I hate downtown. I'd rather go to crappy fast food than deal with the many horrors of downtown. I will face downtown for a green chile cheeseburger. Gladly. Willingly. Happily! Come get one with me. We'll sit in the bar and make nom nom noises to disturb other patrons. Let's go!

    thumb Aleatha R.
    3/07/2019
  •   We usually stay at the Governors so of course we're going to hang at Del Charro. Relaxed with good drinks and good service as usual.

    thumb Gregory L.
    4/13/2019

      Best food and best drinks. Music is straight fire. One room for the younger gen cultured music and then another room for the old gold throwbacks. The under ground shit.

    thumb Lexi O.
    7/05/2019

      I met friends for dinner here, for the one night I was in Santa Fe.  Food was delicious, and drinks were also delish!  I ordered the blue corn enchiladas with green chile.  The green chile was pretty spicy (which means it was AMAZINGLY DELISH)!  My silver coin margarita came in a pint glass and was also tasty.  Service was friendly and efficient.  The restaurant was packed but we didn't have to wait long for our orders.

    thumb Lisa Y.
    5/15/2019
  •   Sancho EXCEEDS expectations. He is always one step ahead of what I'm thinking (very contrary to the normal bar experience.) My goodness. This may be my new favorite bar in Santa Fe. Hands down.

    thumb Sarah M.
    7/09/2019

      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

      Fabulous $7.00 dinner specials!  Sunday night is Green Chili Meatloaf served with real mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy and mixed (frozen) veggies.  All was wonderful except I'm not fond of frozen veggies.  Still a good deal for the price.  Everyday is a different special.  Their Green Chili Chicken and Corn soup is also a great choice.  We like the bar better than the dining room, noisy, lots of locals and a fun place to meet up with friends.

    thumb Terry M.
    7/07/2019
  •   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

      I love this place. The salmon tostada is my favorite salad in Santa Fe, and their burgers are fantastic also.  Maybe the best burger in town!  Their menu has just enough variety and everything is well priced. People love their margaritas.  Its also nice to sit by the fire in the winter.  Great place to watch a game (not in a group).  It gets crowded at night so plan for that.

    thumb Michaelene K.
    5/19/2019

      Have been in Santa Fe since Monday, eaten here four times. GREAT CHOICE! Nachos Royale, chicken tacos, black angus burger...everything fantastic! But, house margarita is BEST margarita I've ever had!!!

    thumb Lisa H.
    8/01/2019