"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:
Dinner: Monday Thru Saturday.
4.00 p.m to 9.00 p.m
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Raaga Ratings and Reviews
Great food in a very comfortable, upbeat ...
Great food in a very comfortable, upbeat setting. Service was fabulous and attentive without seeming intrusive. There were four in our group and we left (reluctantly) feeling fully satisfied. We'll be back in a heartbeat. The Spinach salad is awesome, app selection very varied and the entrees - well we could have eaten our way through the entire menu. We are locals -our dinner companions were from the Midwest and were uncertain about trying Indian food in Santa Fe. They can't wait to return and neither can we!!!
We very much indeed enjoyed our experien ...
We very much indeed enjoyed our experience at 'Raaga'. the food was the best we ever had at an Indian restaurant, the service was outstanding and the atmosphere very pleasant. It was one of our best meals in Santa Fe.
Very well reviewed Indian restaurant tha ...
Very well reviewed Indian restaurant that we found disappointing. My husband's chicken went back twice--it was served raw. My lamb korma did not taste like any version I'd ever had before and, though ordered mild-medium in terms of spice, was so bland it was almost flavorless. The naan was fine. We were given a complementary dessert --a nice gesture but we won't go back.
We had the spinach salad to start which, ...
We had the spinach salad to start which, as always was outstanding. We then had delicious lamb vindaloo and paneer palak with garlic naan. The only thing that was annoying was the service. Very slow and the waiter seemed unorganized. Not typical, not sure what wS going on. Still the best Indian food in Santa Fe!
Flash-fried spinach salad was excellent. ...
Flash-fried spinach salad was excellent. All entrees were tasty. Nice to have option of a smaller entree. Weren't able to dine outdoors, which is a better option in Santa Fe. Waiter was very knowledgable about entrees.
Raaga has become a favorite spot for my ...
Raaga has become a favorite spot for my wife and I on date night and we enjoy the food each time. The spices and flavors keep us coming back for more. The ambiance allows us to relax and I always enjoy looking across the table into my wifes lovely eyes....
The service is always knowledgeable and patient as we like to take our time and enjoy our dining experiences. Thanks!
We decided to celebrate my wife's birthd ...
We decided to celebrate my wife's birthday by visiting Meow Wolf and having dinner in Santa Fe. A relative had given us a gift certificate to Raaga, so we made that our plan. The outdoor seating was in back of the restaurant, which was nice for quiet and comfort. The food was delicious. A very unusual take on some familiar Indian dishes, and some that were new to us. The spinach salad was wonderful and I particularly like the Bagare Baingan as an entre. We don't get to Sante Fe very often, but would definitely consider going back to Raaga on one of those trips.
The two of us are very fond of Indian fo ...
The two of us are very fond of Indian food, which we seek out wherever we travel. We made a reservation for Raaga based on the praises sung by previous reviewers. Our high expectations proved to be fully justified. We were seated on a small patio behind the restaurant and immediately given menus so that we could peruse the very large number of options available. We settled on a Lamb Tikka Platter and a Chicken Tikka Platter, with Ginger and Mint Naan, and gulab jamun for dessert, since it was our first visit and we didn't want to stray too far from the conventional. The platters were beautiful to look at and tasted even better. The naan was first rate, as was the gulab jamun. We don't get to Santa Fe very often, but whenever we do from now on, Raaga will definitely be on our itinerary.
This is our new favorite restaurant in S ...
This is our new favorite restaurant in Santa Fe! We were warmly welcomed the moment we entered the front door. Chef Paddy and the intelligent staff make this restaurant very special. The food is beyond any Indian cuisine we have enjoyed on our travels and the unique flavors with Chef Paddy's signature is definite and forwardly creative. The restaurant is romantic, fun, and very classy. The whole evening took us away from a very stressful life! TOP NOTCH!
My lamb vindaloo was possibly one of the ...
My lamb vindaloo was possibly one of the best I've had. The lamb was very soft and the spice level was appropriate. Went to dine there twice during my 6 day stay. Highly recommend making a reservation during peek times. Raaga is one of the most popular restaurants in Santa Fe.
Truly magnificent Indian food. The fres ...
Truly magnificent Indian food. The freshly ground spices and authentic flavors and aromas make Raaga perhaps the best Indian restaurant I have ever eaten at and that includes 70 years in New York City among the very best this country has to offer. Friendly staff and the owner, Paddy Rawal, is always there taking care and ensuring the food and experience is perfect. They are always happy to adjust the heat level to your taste, including incendiary, my favorite. When the weather permits, sitting outside in their patio is delightful.
So glad we had made a reservation, as th ...
So glad we had made a reservation, as the place fills up pretty fast - and folks 'just show up' (and it is not a large place). But, our server did a great job of keeping in touch, even though he was 'in the weeds'. We ordered Stuffed Mushroom Caps (good) and Gobhi Satay (cauliflower w/peanut sauce & coconut); but, what we got was Lasooni Gobhi (cauliflower w/tomatoes and garlic). Our server realized the error after we'd already taken a bite, so he brought what we ordered and comped the 'extra'. Quite honestly, both the cauliflower dishes were fantastic; I thought the mushroom caps too bready. For our main course, we had small servings of Lamb Vindaloo and Shahi Paneer; both were incredible. And, of course, we had naan (garlic cilantro). The owner, Paddy, came by to visit, and we left full and satifsfied.
Food great. Nice ambiance. Service gene ...
Food great. Nice ambiance. Service generally good; however my friend was served and my meal didn't come for 12 or minutes later. Busy yes, but friends' meal could have been held. Maybe waiter forgot to place mine? Not sure what happened , but delay was not good. Too bad as everything else was great.
Chef/Owner Paddy is not only a fabulous ...
Chef/Owner Paddy is not only a fabulous chef, but also a wonderful and charming host. His food is as good as any we've eaten anywhere. Our dishes included the best lamb vindaloo we've tasted--hot enough to let you know it's a vindaloo, but not requiring a fire extinguisher. The chicken tikka masala was outstanding in its blend of flavors. The bengain bharta (eggplant) was seasoned just a little differently from other similar dishes, and was excellent. Our only disappointment was the vegetables khorma, not because of the taste, but because of the choice of vegetables--the restaurant used a lot of broccoli and cauliflower, while we are used to potatoes, peas and "softer" vegetables. We also thoroughly enjoyed onion naan and saffron rice. We received a complimentary mango kulfi, which my wife thoroughly enjoyed (I am not a mango fan).
Service was excellent. The restaurant is definitely off the beaten path, but no more than about three-quarters of a mile from the Plaza--a very pleasant walk, especially coming back after a relatively heavy meal.
This truly is one of Santa Fe's top restaurants.
Recommended by one of the merchants on C ...
Recommended by one of the merchants on Canyon Road and we were delighted. Make reservations! Place is small. The best curry - mild sauces with wonderful spices. I purchased the cookbook they sell there and love it.
Many vegetarian selections - and their seafood Marsala is amazing!
Enjoyed Raaga very much. Food was outsta ...
Enjoyed Raaga very much. Food was outstanding and service was great. The warm spinach salad alone was worth our visit. Met the owner and he was obviously set on providing his patrons an excellent meal and atmosphere. Highly recommended.
This is the BEST Indian restaurant I hav ...
This is the BEST Indian restaurant I have ever been to and I will definitely go back every single time I visit Santa Fe. The chef is so creative and yet, not so creative that we didn't get our Indian food jones satisfied. Make sure to try the Spinach Salad which is completely different than any other -- it's flash fried spinach and so delicious. We had tandoori salmon which was divine. And flash fried okra - beyond yummy. Chicken vindaloo was perfect. There are numerous varieties of naan bread and the two that we had: garlic and cilantro, and rosemary and olive oil -- were amazing. The chef came out and greeted us and he is absolutely charming and that really made it special. How much we did like it? We bought his cook book until we can get back to Raaga and Santa Fe again.
Food was good. Service was average.They ...
Food was good. Service was average.They seemed totally unprepared for the dinner crowd. Not enough menus, servers rushing around. That said, our service was fine, food arrived promptly. It was all very good, but not terribly inspired.
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