Open 11:30 am 'til Midnight Daily
Food Served 11:30 am 'til Midnight
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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  •   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

      The margaritas are so sweet they are undrinkable. Just order a tequila! The nachos on the otherhand are yummy! Staff are all great!

    KWS63
    7/17/2019
  •   Had a great lunch. Margueritas were terrific! Had taco salad. Huge. Chicken enchiladas were tasty but a little hot for me. Highly recommend

    mellykayi
    7/15/2019

      Went for lunch on a Monday afternoon. Both of us had green chili cheese burgers. Pretty good burgers. Since Santa Fe Bite closed we have... read more

    Allen S
    7/14/2019

      We stopped here while strolling around Santa Fe. It turned out to be a good spot for a beer and a burger. We enjoyed conversation with other tourists and locals... read more

    gwschoenen
    7/10/2019
  •   Excellent bar food at reasonable prices. Great drinks too Helpful staff and it appears that the local have discovered this spot too.

    322mississippiguy
    7/09/2019

      After a long day we were looking for a good place to eat with a taste of Santa Fe. The kids had chicken tenders, so crunchy, flavorful and juicy. We... read more

    m0ssy0ak
    7/06/2019

      It's a super cozy spot. Love the Margaritas! The food is good too! We have stopped for just drinks and also for lunch or dinner on several occasions.

    JnettM1
    6/25/2019
  •   My friend and I were in town for one night and stopped in here for dinner/drinks. What a fun place! The food was so good & the atmosphere was a... read more

    katiecuvie14
    6/25/2019

      We have eaten here as couples and in large group and always excellent! Staff is amazing, food excellent great bar, and great ambience. Enjoy!

    87vette
    6/23/2019

      Ok for a quick bite. Homemade chips are good. Not sure we would want to dine here often, not a wife variety on the menu.

    Dottie47
    6/19/2019
  •   On our first night in town, after driving most of the day, we were delighted to walk here and have such a delicious casual dinner (no lines of people or... read more

    debbietN4673NG
    6/16/2019

      Great food, excellent specials, friendly staff. We asked a local person for a recommendation and she was not wrong. We ate there in the middle of the afternoon... read more

    Carole W
    6/14/2019

      Stopped in for a drink and appetizers. OMG, can they make a marguerita!! We had the chicken quesadilla and some pulled pork sliders. Whoever the chef is,... read more

    Sargent1294
    6/13/2019

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  •   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

      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

      Apparently this is where I go when I want to wake up in the morning in severe intestinal pain -- perhaps it's the fryer?  The bean burger is like a black crusty fried crisp.  So. Much. Pain. at 5 am.  It's 5 a.m.  I was also given the date rape drug here 15 years ago somehow.  But that was 15 years ago.

    thumb Ella N.
    3/15/2019
  •   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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

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

    thumb Elle S.
    5/02/2019
  •   Glad to have found this place.   Referred by a woman at the Visitor's Info Center and glad we followed her recommendation.  Service was friendly. Price point was a relief from the standard tourist prices.  We had the Saturday special of chicken fajitas, and the stuffed poblano.   $7 and $8 respectively and both were delicious.  The only thing that prevented the 5th star was I had to remind the waiter that I ordered a beer.  Even though it is attached to the Inn of the Governers hotel, it has a very local vibe. We will definitely be back and make this a regular stop when we are in Santa Fe next time.

    thumb Joebob T.
    4/27/2019

      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

      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
  •   This is a solid choice for a quick lunch. The inside is huge! It was fairly empty last Sunday around lunch time. It was even cinco de mayo I thought the place would be a little more poppin'. The menu is pretty standard. I got a quesadilla and my mom got the plain nachos. Both our meals and a coke came to under twenty dollars, can't beat that! I wouldn't return if I return to the area but if you're a local and just want a casual bite, head on in. Yee haw.

    thumb Adriana C.
    5/07/2019

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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
  •   Awesome burger. Reasonable price for downtown Santa Fe. Fries were very good also. Will be going back.

    thumb Christopher V.
    5/29/2019

      So great, amazing food and everyone in Santa Fe who has been there has had a great time, guarantee it!
    It's super busy most of the time, so it always looks to me like the servers are hustling and always in good spirits.

    thumb Lisa G.
    7/07/2019

      Best bar I could find in Old Town. Real drinks, not the wine-based imitations at some other places. Really nice southwest feel inside.

    thumb Richard L.
    4/16/2019
  •   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

      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

      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 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

      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