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 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
  •   Looking for a great place to chill out? We chose Del Charro, a very reasonably priced pub at the Inn of the Governors. The vibe was nice, in the... read more

    Tarananda
    6/11/2019

      Service was slow not because the servers were bad but they was short staffed and the place was full. The stuffed pepper came out cold. The queso was tasteless... read more

    Joebbq
    6/09/2019

      Eaten here twice with family. Everyone had different things each time and was not disappointed! Great prices for both food and drinks.Good portions too for the price! Will come again!... read more

    thumb M H
    6/02/2019
  •   The Del Charro is right off the lobby of the Inn of the Governors, and also right off Don Gaspar Avenue and Alameda Streets. Because we stayed at the... read more

    thumb Barbagrigia
    6/02/2019

      Great spot for a good agave marg and some nachos! We came here off of a recommendation from my mom, who visited a couple years ago. We entered on the... read more

    thumb Colorado1991
    5/30/2019

      Our only experience of supper at the Del Charro was having just got off the plane and our experience was coloured by the number of locals coming in for drinks... read more

    thumb AndrewJMS
    5/25/2019

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  •   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

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

    thumb Christopher V.
    5/29/2019

      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
  •   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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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 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
  •   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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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 am so glad I tried this place out while visiting Santa Fe! The food and margaritas were fantastic and the prices were very reasonable! It's where the locals go, so you know it's going to be fun. I had the stuffed poblano and thought it was one of the best I've ever had!! I also ordered the house margarita and was really impressed with the size. It's served with a shaker and I filled my glass three times! Service was wonderful and very friendly!
    It's so nice to get great food at great prices while on vacation. It's gets really frustrating to be charged inflated prices for the same quality food. I could have eaten here everyday while in Santa Fe and tried everything on the menu!

    thumb Kathleen C.
    4/09/2019
  •   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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      Just moved here from the east coast and we love this place.  They have the best burgers ever!  In addition, their service is so warm, friendly and welcoming.  So glad we found our happy place.

    thumb Cate C.
    5/10/2019