Santa Fe, NM 87501
"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: Monday Thru Friday.
11.00 a.m to 2.00 p.m
Dinner: Monday thru Friday
5 p.m to 9 p.m
Saturday: 4 p.m to 9 p.m
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Raaga Ratings and Reviews
Paddy Rawal IS Raaga! He has created a restaurant that definitely carries his signature. Everything is made with his utmost care and before you leave you have spoken to him a number of times. I feel like we have visited a very good friend when we go to Raaga. The food, the atmosphere and Paddy makes this a very special experience.
Delicious real Indian food really well prepared to order. Clean pretty dining room with attentive service. One of my Santa Fe favorites - whenever my son comes to visit Santa Fe he has to get his "Raaga" fix. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves great Indian cooking!
I love Indian and Paddy is world-class. Big menu, all the classics.
Our first visit, so ordered lamb curry. They offer 3 levels of heat. I ordered moderate and it was at the top end of my tolerance. Spices mix was wonderful, but not transformational (this isn't nouveau, so I wasn't expecting that). Good sized servings.
The space is not large (unless they have other rooms I didn't see). I love booths and we were able to carry on a fairly exuberant political conversation without risking a lynching. Despite the relatively close seating, we couldn't hear any of the other diners around us.
Prices were excellent.
2 Indian beers. Taj Mahal and Kingfisher. Both are light and help one survive the heat of the seasoning
Lots of parking at the Sanbusco center behind Raaga. Only 3 non-handicapped slots in front.
Greeted by Paddy and he paid a visit. I always like it when the chef makes him/herself seen.
Overall, a very good experience. We'll go again.
This place is slipping. The aloo tikka were surprisingly dense and cold. The surmai kofta were salt bombs, nearly inedible, three kofta to an order. Naan was dripping with oil. Used to be our favorite Indian food in SF. Disappointing and a poor value. Three stars is generous for this visit. Hope it was a bad night.
I wanted to like this BUT, Chicken was overcooked reminded me of a wool rug. Chef was heavy handed with spices. Spinach salad "tempura flash fried" was inedible and one of the most greasy dishes I've ever ordered. Lastly, we made a reservation 15 mins prior to our seating time and arrived to find the lobby packed like sardines with guests overflowing uncomfortably into dining area. Frantic workers said issue was that guests "were not leaving on time." Yikes.
Not a typical Indian restaurant. You can choose your heat level. The flash fried spinach salad was unique and tasty. We ordered the papadums served with mint/tamarind chutney. We shared the large size entree of Chicken Makhani, a delicious tomato and cream sauce. We also shared an order of Ginger mint Naan. For dessert we ordered the Ras Maali. It was a perfect meal in Santa Fe when you need a change from NM food.
Our most recent meal at Raaga was delicious (as usual!) and served with the same welcoming, meticulous care we have come to expect from this gem of a restaurant. If you're in Santa Fe, Raaga's is a "must visit" during your trip. (If you live in Santa Fe, chances are, you already know that!) Chef Paddy visits every table personally, to make sure your meal is excellent and exquisite. The combination of Indian cuisine with local Santa Fe ingredients (ancho chile in the Pindi Chana, for example) means that while you may have tasted good Indian food before, you've NEVER tasted anything quite like Raaga's masterpieces before.
Thank you for another fantastic meal!
The food here is delicious. Everything tastes so fresh and it's clear they pay great attention to the quality of food. Our waiter was great, and Paddy, the owner/chef came around to our table to make sure everything was to our liking. It definitely was! If you want Indian food in Santa Fe, this is definitely the place to go.
I'm from Chicago where great Indian food is easy to come by. Raga was a huge disappointment. The samosa was filled with what seemed like pea paste with an oil(?) and cilantro dipping sauce. No chutney.
The chicken tikka masala's sauce was thin, there was a huge chunk of broccoli, and the chicken was not tender.
The naan was good.
The service was indifferent.
We went here for a different type of Thanksgiving. This is a fabulous, really amazing, authentic Indian Food Restaurant. One of the best I have been to. Also had a great wine selection. Love it. The only critique I had out of the large selection of food we tasted was that the naan wasn't fabulous.
Overall the food was good. However, our entrees arrived lukewarm. The menu is a little limited when it comes to entrees with meat compared to other Indian restaurants. The restaurant is in a small house converted to a restaurant so the tables for two are very close together, but the ambiance is nice. Onsite parking is limited to three vehicles with additional parking within a couple minute walk. Overall good experience and worth trying.
My wife and I went to Raaga in late-November 2017 to have a special dinner for our wedding anniversary. The food was great: we enjoyed every bit of it. I won't describe it here: there menu is quite lengthy, and every choice you make would be the right one. The service was great as well. The only thing that seemed strange to both of us was the following. Usually, in an oriental restaurant we can order tea (a cup, a teapot, etc.) to accompany the meal: black, green, jasmine, etc. In Raaga, tea is part of a desert menu and can only be ordered after the main course. To accompany the meat one can have a soft drink, water, beer or wine. This was not quite we're used to, but we both managed. Overall, my rating of this place is "very good" (4 stars; but food and service each gets 5 stars). If we could have tea with the meal, my rating would have been "excellent" (5 stars).
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