"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
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.
We read rave reviews prior to making a r ...
We read rave reviews prior to making a reservation at Raaga. We were slightly underwhelmed.
The spinach salad was great, the other entrees were only so, so. The Nann was over cooked/burned and we only got one piece per order. Our outside table for 4 was way too small for the food and service ware and the table was on an uphill slant.
Maybe it was an off night at the restaurant, we know that can happen. With so many choices in Santa Fe we will most likely not return.
We visited Raaga while vacationing in Sa ...
We visited Raaga while vacationing in Santa Fe. We were seated in the patio area which was really nice. The menu has lots of vegetarian options of which we selected three (small ). We ordered naan, as well. Every dish had amazing flavor with just the right amount of kick - not too spicy. The garlic naan is addictive! And three small portions were plenty for the two of us. I hope to return the next time I visit.
Fantastic restaurant with food so wonder ...
Fantastic restaurant with food so wonderfully flavorful. We visit Santa Fe once a year and Raaga is always on our list of restaurants to go to. Have never been disappointed - food is always fresh and delicious. Prices very reasonable. Have been to both lunch and dinner and would recommend going at either time.
The Indian food here makes the atmospher ...
The Indian food here makes the atmosphere irrelevant. It is a small restaurant and so atmosphere is more like neighborhood dining but the food is just really excellent. Would recommend it to anyone who loves Indian food.
We really enjoy Raaga. We are vegetarian ...
We really enjoy Raaga. We are vegetarians and I have to limit my gluten. We like the menu lay out since it lists all the foods that are vegan, gluten free and vegetarian. The service is quick, polite and they do not hover. The server was able to answer all of our questions. The food itself is delicious every time we come. And every time we visit we order something different. This time we had the vegetable Korma which is made with a cashew cream and very yummy. We are grateful to have such a wonderful restaurant available to us.
Simply the best Indian food I have ever ...
Simply the best Indian food I have ever had!!! Bold and intense flavors delivered in a bright and nuanced way showcase the quality ingredients. The chicken ancho amchur tandoori was a magnificent melding of traditional Indian food with a southwest twist and is a MUST HAVE when (not if) you dine here. The depth of flavors in the lamb vindaloo and chicken tikka masala was nearly transcendent and the vegetable korma was a cashew creamy dream come true, perfectly complimented by naan that I'll dream of later. We finished with a mango ice cream and rasmali that cemented the perfect 10 rating I give it. A side note, there is an Indian restaurant in Morristown New Jersey near me that Chef Paddy Rawal came over from India to open back in the mid 90's that WAS my favorite Indian restaurant before dining here, I now know that it was merely an apple that fell from the tree, today I dined at the tree!
We keep trying to see if we can catch th ...
We keep trying to see if we can catch this restaurant on an OFF-Night. NEVER HAPPENS!
The food, the quality, the flavors, the service, the smiles remain SPLENDID regardless of the size of the crowd. Paddy and his staff Paddy are always welcoming. Food is FRESH and unique--prepared to the spicy you request. Consistently yummy.
Great food. The spinach salad is a must ...
Great food. The spinach salad is a must to start. Service was also very good and attentive. Took the fam there as we rolled into Santa Fe (three kids age 12 - 20) and they also loved it, all fairly new to Indian cuisine. Chef (and presumably the proprietor) came out during our meal and said hello, which seldom happens and is always appreciated - didn't give the usual "how is everything," just said hello and a little small talk which is nice. Park around the corner in the grocery parking lot, despite the signs that it is for grocery parking only. Definitely recommend - great family dining experience.
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.
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.
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.
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