"Raaga ("sweet melody") prides itself on offering superior taste and flavor. With each mouthwatering bite, guests can distinguish and savor the finest spices and the freshest herbs. In addition to his Northern Indian fare, chef Paddy Rawal offers dishes that incorporate local Southwest elements. Raaga's menu includes vegetarian and vegan options as well as meat and seafood choices. All can be ordered mild, medium or hot to please any palate.
Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Monday Thru Saturday.
12.00 noon to 9.00 p.m
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
Raaga Ratings and Reviews
Superb cuisine. Friendly owner/chef. Bes ...
Superb cuisine. Friendly owner/chef. Best Indian food.
Ragga is outstanding. The chef, Paddy R ...
Ragga is outstanding. The chef, Paddy Rawal, not only cooks amazing food, but is also very friendly and attentive to the diners in his restaurant. Server J.D. also made the dining experience even more enjoyable with his great service and excellent food and wine suggestions.
Raaga is my favorite Santa Fe restaurant ...
Raaga is my favorite Santa Fe restaurant, and when I have out-of-town guests, that's where we go. The food has subtle and delicate flavors, and it is carefully and skillfully prepared. I am a vegetarian, and there are plenty of great choices for me. I love the now famous flash fried spinach salad and the okra with pico de gallo. The menu offers food that is completely different from the more common Indian buffet food that one finds in many Indian restaurants, and Raaga offers a dining experience different from the typical Southwestern variety found in many restaurants in Santa Fe. I also like the rather intimate atmosphere of Raaga.
We love Indian cuisine and make several ...
We love Indian cuisine and make several time a month. A few years back we spent a day in Boulder CO with a chef learning about the art of Indian food. Raaga is the finest Indian restaurant we have had the pleasure to dine at. A wide variety of unique dishes make the menu a real treat, each item we ordered was excellent, and the extensive selection allowed us to choose items we had not tried before. The wine list was great we enjoyed a bottle of white Burgundy. Our waiter was attentive not intrusive, and offered helpful suggestions, along with a dose of humor. Frequent visits from the chef made our evening a very special occasion.
Lovely courtyard, good food and exceptio ...
Lovely courtyard, good food and exceptional service from Noah!
This was our first time dining at this r ...
This was our first time dining at this restaurant and it won't be our last. The food was excellent and the chef/owner was very personable and attentive. We will be back!
We enjoy trying Indian restaurants in ne ...
We enjoy trying Indian restaurants in new cities and this was one of the best! I had the vegetarian kabobs which were shaped like rolls and cooked in a clay oven. So different and delicious! My husband had the clay oven chicken which was also great and a large portion. Service was attentive and friendly and prices were reasonable for the high quality of the meals.
It was okay
We had the famous spinach salad which was very good. Then we had curry with Mahi Mahi. It was okay but the fish was a bit hard. We also had flash fried okura but it was too close with the spinach salad. I wish the server told us to order other dishes. Overall the taste was good but nothing special.
After eating Southwestern food all week - it was a nice change of pace to eat really good curry! We were traveling with a pet so their patio was perfect to dine outside with our dog. Would recommend!
It was a thoroughly wonderful meal. The ...
It was a thoroughly wonderful meal. The wait staff were only too happy to answer questions. We were impressed the owner/chef stopped by the table to see how we liked our meal.
We were visiting from NJ and were thrill ...
We were visiting from NJ and were thrilled to find this delicious restaurant on the last night of our vacation!
The best Indian food! Great service and ...
The best Indian food! Great service and attention to detail. The best Tandoori and naan,
The best Indian food in Santa Fe
I've eaten here numerous times, and I believe it is the best Indian food I've ever eaten. Love it!
Santa Fe gem
The spinach salad was such a pleasant surprise for our group. All members(4) of our group ordered different entries, and all were very pleased. The owner Paddy makes sure everything is as it should be. You will not be disappointed, if you like Indian food.
Everyone was friendly and personable.
The food was great, the owner/chef was friendly and fun, and all of the staff were very helpful. The waiter suggested the spinach salad. It was unique and memorable. The entrees were very good and filling. My sister was very happy with the wine.
We frequent the place and love the food/owner.
love Raaga, the food and service staff. Always a treat but the noise level in the side room is often too loud. Americans rarely use their dining out voice and act as though they are eating at home. If the conversation is interesting, OK. Usually however, it is inane and positively stupid. BUT I DO LOVE THIS PLACE.
Always the awesome experience
Raaga is one of the best restaurants in town. My friend and I dine here 3-4 times a year and always look forward to it. The waitstaff is helpful, friendly and efficient. It's a beautiful spot, nicely intimate and comfortable. You're never rushed. We always spend about two hours sampling the various dishes -- the food is out of this world. Great wine list. Highly recommend.
It was okay.
Having dined quite a number of other Indian restaurants, I have to say Raaga is just an okay one. I have had better. I absolutely have nothing bad to say. If you are in Santa Fe and feel like an Indian food, this is the place to go. The restaurant is good. Parking is actually easy if you go through the shopping center parking lot behind the restaurant.
The spinach salad is fantastic! Also th ...
The spinach salad is fantastic! Also the chicken Zafran is delicious. If you think that Indian food isn't your thing try Raaga!
Excellent Indian Food
Terrific meal as always. They easily accomodated out group of 9 and were very helpful in explaining everything to those in our party who had never had the cuisine before.
We were visiting Santa Fe and looking for a comfortable restaurant that we could reach without going to the center of town. This was it! Delicious Indian food and very friendly service. The only difficulty was the parking. There were very few spots in f not and we squeezed in. Maybe there are more spots in back but , if so, it wasn't clear how to get to them. We would definitely go back!
Best Indian Food Ever
Have dined on Indian food in Great Britain, Europe and the U.S. in many venues, and Raaga was the best I have ever eaten. Superb authentic Indian cuisine with a few Southwestern twists. The lamb Samosa was excellently spiced and crispy outside; the accompanying chutney had a good bite. The menu features large and small portions enabling one to order several different styles of foods to sample tastes. Notwithstanding the label "small", there was quite sufficient portioning in each dish we ordered to satisfy a good hunger. The chicken tikka masala had great depth and even at medium+ level, sufficient heat. Our small dish of lamb palak had sizable chunks of very tender lamb and was blessed with a wonderful sauce of spinach and ginger with a base of cream that made it smooth and very flavorful. Overall, this was a wonderful meal, and we enjoyed very much Paddy's attention to us.
Raaga, Santa Fe
Clearly one of Santa Fe's finest restaurants. Paddy is a magician.....I have eaten at very fine Indian restaurants from New York to LA. Raaga is clearly the finest Indian Restaurant I have ever experience. I consider it at the top tier of Santa Fe Best!
Good food/No parking
here is absolutely no parking (but that seems to be the norm for Santa Fe), but aside from that it is a cute spot with good food.
Best Indian Food in New Mexico
Raaga is simply the best Indian food you will find in New Mexico. It is the best Indian food I have had outside of England and in many cases it is far superior to some in England. I obviously haven't eaten in every Indian restaurant in the U.S , but I'd be happy to put my neck on the line and say this would compete with them all. If you live in Albuquerque then this is the only place you will find the real deal, and it is more than worth the 50 min drive. I'd rather not eat Indian food than eat what Albuquerque has to offer. Do your taste buds a favor and make the trip to Raaga, I am 100% confident that you won't be disappointed.
A little disappointed
My wife and I do not normally frequent Indian Restaurants, but we were looking for someplace that has vegetarian food, so we thought we would give this place a try. We really don't know much about the names of the foods, and how much to order. The server was not much help, and we felt like we were fumbling along with no real assistance. It is not like it was real busy either. The food itself was very good, though a little oily for our tastes. The Hot and Sour soup was delightful. So, we give the plave a mixed review.
Definitely worth the visit!
Never would have guessed we would find an outstanding Indian restaurant in Santa Fe. Creative menu, fresh ingredients, well seasoned. The amount of heat that's added is up to you. Very welcome atmosphere and service.
All our food was served luke warm. Even ...
All our food was served luke warm. Even the spiced tea was barely warm. Had the samosas, cilantro sauce served on the side had some kind of brown goo in the bottom of the little cup it was served in. Just a disappointment. Went to the restaurant this time last year and it was great. Not this time.
Very good Indian food, service with nice ambiance
After visiting India last year, we were overdue for a cuisine redux, so we tried Raaga for the first time. We had a reservation and good thing too as the smallish restaurant was filled on a Sunday evening. It offers a pretty broad menu and we started with the Raaga Tikki potato pancake, which came hot with a few pieces of greens and a flavorful fenugreek sauce. For mains we shared the small Baingan Bhartha (roasted eggplant and sauce; best of the bunch), the small Chicken Korma (cashew cream sauce), Lamb Biryani rice, and Naan bread. One diner has issues with spicey food so we asked for mild and it was, so perhaps next time we'll ask for one medium to gain a little zip. Nice wine and beer list. Service was attentive and helpful. Parking is out back.
Excellent Indian food!! Will definitely ...
Excellent Indian food!! Will definitely be going back. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Fabulous Indian food!
My husband and I went here for dinner. We were blown away by the unique flavors. I ordered the eggplant dish that was to die for and my husband had the lamb that was so tasty and tender with a sauce that was delicious. We will make this a regular stop when we go to Santa Fe.
Absolutely the best Lamb Biryani I have had to date in my life. I very much enjoy that the lamb was local and the whole spices were used. I went with my daughter and husband and my 4.5 year old daughter loved the chicken tikka platter and didn't have any issues with the space in terms of managing herself.
We visited Raaga on a recent trip to Santa Fe. The flavors of the dishes were wonderful. Service was really good. Will definitely try again if I make it to Santa Fe for another trip.
Always the best! One of my favorites!
Always the best! One of my favorites!
Excellent, delicious Chicken Tikka Masal ...
Excellent, delicious Chicken Tikka Masala, Vegetable Samosa, and Mango Kulfi.
Amazing food and wonderful people....
We loved the whole experience, but the food.....ah, the food...memorable!!!!
Love that Paddy always ask if our waiter ...
Love that Paddy always ask if our waiter carded us. Every time! Ha. 50 something!
Great Indian food and a wonderful host and staff. I can't wait to get the second cookbook from this restaurant.
Raaga's food, which we enjoy eight or te ...
Raaga's food, which we enjoy eight or ten times each year, is consistently outstanding. Lamb Korma, Chicken Mint Salad, Flash Fried Spinach, Chicken Vindaloo, Bombay Fish Masala, and Onion Nan are just a few of the dishes we enjoy. Even the rice is outstanding - always fluffy and delicious. We have never found better Indian food in the US.
A great find
Excellent food, more creative than just usual curry and tandoori dishes offered by most Indian restaurants in the U.S. The service was personal and attentive without being intrusive. The owner/chef came to our table sure we were happy, which we were!
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