"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
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Raaga Ratings and Reviews
Four of us enjoyed the delicious Indian ...
Four of us enjoyed the delicious Indian cuisine. The spinach salad made everyone who did not get one green with envy. We had to send back one dish as the server neglected to order it without milk products. The spicy dishes did not disappoint. The restaurant owner mingled among the tables and was concerned about how the diners felt. Complimentary naan due to the mistaken order. Classy!
We had not been to Raaga before. The fo ...
We had not been to Raaga before. The food was fantastic. We had the flash fried spinach salad and loved it. We then had 3 different dishes and shared them all. Each was unique and especially flavorful. We made another reservation for the next week before we left.
Great service staff and authentic Indian ...
Great service staff and authentic Indian food. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu, very friendly and checked back often to see if we needed anything. I would highly recommend going to Raaga if you like great Indian food.
There was a mix up with the servers and ...
There was a mix up with the servers and because of that, it took 25 min for us to have our order taken after sitting down. However, the host realized that we had not been taken care of yet and he actually ended up serving us. He was apologetic and gave us absolutely excellent service. When he asked if we were enjoying the food, it genuinely seemed to make him happy that we enjoyed it. Will definitely be going back for more.
Fantastic vegetarian dishes. Loved the y ...
Fantastic vegetarian dishes. Loved the yellow dal and the lovely eggplant dish! Service was pretty good, considering how crowded the restaurant was. The only complaint we had was the ridiculous noise level. We were celebrating our anniversary, and were barely able to carry on a conversation. Not a great place for a romantic dinner.
We've dined here twice in the past and S ...
We've dined here twice in the past and Scott had been our server - we really liked his service. But this time we got Joseph ( according to our receipt). We had a relatively early seating - the restaurant was not even half full. Our server was not good at time management as we learned during the course of our meal. We had an appetizer. But the wait for our meal was overly long considering the hour we'd arrived. At long last some of our order arrived - minus the rice - so we had to remind him to bring it before we could start dishing out the rest. Then we had to remind him of our raita. As we started spooning our dishes onto our plates, we realized that one of the vegetable dishes we'd ordered still was not served to us. We finally got his attention ( not easily) and reminded him of the other dish. He actually told us we hadn't told him of it ( though when we got the bill, we saw that it was the first thing listed). He asked if we still wanted it and we did. His response was " I'll throw it in". Wow, not what you want to hear from your waiter who made a mistake! He NEVER again looked our way as he passed our table during next HALF HOUR! Other tables who'd arrived and ordered after us were served, but still nothing. We finished our incomplete meals and continued to wait for the forgotten dish. When it finally did arrive - I watched as he spilled some of it on the floor and nearly onto my boyfriend! I warned him he was about to drip it onto his shirt and it was we who later cleaned up the spill on the floor. As the dish was put on the table, we asked for take away containers and the check. When those arrived a bit later, it was only then that he apologized.
A good and experienced server ( and he did not necessarily seem to be a novice) would have turned in the omitted order while asking the chef to put a rush on it. Clearly he did not.
I love the food here, and the staff is v ...
I love the food here, and the staff is very friendly and welcoming. One of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. On our last visit, the service was a bit awkward. We both had appetizers that we had not finished yet, but the waiter came and said that our entrees were coming so he had to take the appetizer plates away, and we were still eating them. we very quickly gulped down what was left, or put it on another plate, as the main course was already there. Other than that, I would still recommend Raaga. Overall, our experiences there have been great.
Food and staff were great. We were visi ...
Food and staff were great. We were visiting Santa Fe and happened on this place. As we walked in we were greeted by the chef at the front door. Didn't realize that he was the chef until after we were seated what a nice surprise that was. As we walked up to the desk we were greeted and immediately shown to our table . After explaining the menu to the couple to our left, our waiter came over and patiently explained the menu to us as well. He made some recommendations including the spinach salad which everyone should order. It is very different from anything we've ever had but it was absolutely delicious. Since everything has a a higher spice level in Santa Fe we inquired about what level we should have for our food. The waiter was super in helping us determine how much spice we can handle. Our food came and it was delicious. Dinner was topped off with the mango ice cream which was beautifully presented and tasted divine
Raaga has quickly become our favorite Sa ...
Raaga has quickly become our favorite Santa Fe ethnic favorite. So refreshing to escape the "red or green" delima. Definitely try the flash fried spinach salad if you're looking for a different start to an outstanding meal.
Disappointed. I read many good reviews a ...
Disappointed. I read many good reviews about this restaurant, however, the food did not meet our expectations. The tandoori chicken was the least tasteful of any that I have ever had. The vegetables that came with the chicken were soggy and tasteless. We will not return or recommend to anyone.
My wife and I watched a movie about an I ...
My wife and I watched a movie about an Indian chef in NYC that won accolades for his cooking in his father's downward spiraling restaurant. So we had a craving for som decent Indian cuisine. Fat chance in Santa Fe, right? Wrong!
We met some friends at Raaga and had, what we thought, the absolute best restaurant experience in Santa Fe. Service, food, attention to detail and even a visit by the owner made for an extremely pleasant experience.
Will we go back? I have to answer honestly with a big fat yes! We may have found our newest favorite restaurant.
We always enjoy Paddy Rawal's Raaga. It ...
We always enjoy Paddy Rawal's Raaga. It was buzzing on a Wednesday night when the city was generally quiet without a mob of tourists. Speaks to Raaga's popularity with locals -- we love it. This time we took friends visiting from Florida and they were bemoaning a lack of good ethnic restaurants in their area, whereas the Santa Fe food scene is rich with ethnicity, Raaga being one of the best. One of our guests also greatly appreciated the easy identification of gluten free dishes.
It was a busy evening at Raaga, but serv ...
It was a busy evening at Raaga, but service was friendly and accommodating. We always enjoy the food and service here when we come to Santa Fe, the broad and varied menu to suit every palate, and a good selection of beer and wine. The Delhi Chaat and warm spinach salad are excellent, and there are nearly a dozen varieties of Naan to accompany your meal.
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.
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