Most Popular Restaurants in Chimayo

April 14, 2018 Emerita Lamoureux

Chimayó is a census-designated place (CDP) in Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties in the U.S. state of New Mexico; the name derives from a Tewa name for a local landmark, the hill of Tsi Mayoh. The town is unincorporated and includes many neighborhoods, called plazas or placitas, each with its own name, including El Potrero de Chimayó (the plaza near Chimayó's communal pasture) and the Plaza del Cerro (plaza by the hill). The cluster of plazas called Chimayó lies near Santa Cruz about 25 miles north of Santa Fe. The population was 3,177 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Chimayo

1. Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante

300 Juan Medina Rd, Chimayo, NM 87522-4014 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 505-351-4444
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante

Reviewed By Tiffy_Bird - La Plata, Maryland

Because we roomed at the Hacienda Rancho de Chimayo (across the street), we ate several meals at the Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante---3 dinners and 2 breakfasts. We found no better food or service during our New Mexico trip!

Servings of their entrees were very generous---often more than I could eat. For dinner we chose a variety of menu items---taco salad, tortilla soup and salad, steak quesadilla, sopailla, salmon salad, chicken breasts with chili con queso, avocado and shrimp salad, caramel cheesecake and raspberry cheesecake, margaritas---all of it fresh, abundant, and delicious. I especially enjoyed the Chimayo ranch dressing on the salads and the very spicy salsa. Yum!

With each meal we had warm, friendly, attentive servers. Even on weekends, when every table was full, our food did not take long to arrive. On weekend nights, a pair of musicians (with trumpet & guitar) roving from table to table provided delightful entertainment---both in their skilled playing & their wonderful humor. We loved them!

Breakfast portions were also huge---whether omelettes, oatmeal, or fresh fruit. Overall, eating at Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante is like coming home to family. My mom enjoyed our experiences so much that she saw the owner ("Mrs J") after our last breakfast & thanked her. We cannot wait to go back.

2. El Paragua

603 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2873 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 +1 505-753-3211
Excellent
56%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 404 reviews

El Paragua

Reviewed By Tiffy_Bird - La Plata, Maryland

We stopped by Paragua based on the recommendation of a local merchant in Chimayo. Boy were we disappointed. Admittedly, we arrived a little later than the usual lunch hour, maybe 1:30 or so, but my chicken enchilada was served cold. Texture was not right and most important of all, it was tasteless. Sure, I appreciate the quick service and low price---but food quality matters. I wouldn't recommend eating here.

3. Leona's Restaurant

17 Co Rd 94c, Chimayo, NM 87522 Southwestern +1 505-351-4569
Excellent
76%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By Kim C - Saint Charles, Illinois

We stumbled upon this delightful little spot while checking out El Santuario of Chimayo. The breakfast burritos were made fresh and delicious, and very inexpensive. But, you MUST purchase the biscochitos...buy two dozen because you will gobble them up!

4. La Cocina Restaurant

415 S Santa Clara Bridge Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-9477 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 8 - SGD 24 +1 505-753-3016
Excellent
54%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 174 reviews

La Cocina Restaurant

At La Cocina, our dishes use Native New Mexican ingredients and spices. Proudly serving Northern New Mexico for 46 years!

Reviewed By ABitSpoiled - New Mexico

By far THE best New Mexican food in a 30 mile radius. We have lived in the area for over 25 years and if you want to eat REAL New Mexican food, this is the place. Real authentic food, large portion sizes, great service. They also have a good beer selection, including several NM craft beers from SF Brewery.

5. El Parasol

602 Santa Cruz Rd, Espanola, NM 87532-2522 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 505-753-8852
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

El Parasol

Reviewed By srfyogi - California

value for money...well not really...a small pint of salsa was 5 bucks... tamales were 2.50 each but they were good..no complaints on that front by way of taste or quality... biscochitos..3 for 2.50...oh well...would i go back? yes... but get selective tamales and be done...

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