Arroyo Vino
Arroyo Vino

Arroyo Vino

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.arroyovino.com/
  • Phone: 5059832100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Connell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 218 Camino la Tierra
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of free parking right in front of Arroyo Vino.
A word from Arroyo Vino
Arroyo Vino serves a constantly changing menu of contemporary american "small plates" designed to be shared. The wine program consists of a dynamic by-the-glass list as well and over 750 bottles in the adjoining wine shop. Bottles from the shop, are priced at $20 over the retail price, making it the most fairly priced wine list in the city.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Arroyo Vino reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (74)notable wine list (74)special occasion (49)neighborhood gem (48)great for outdoor dining (40)romantic (25)scenic view (20)good for groups (17)hot spot (13)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Best Meal in Santa Fe
    TomA
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    After two disappointing dinners at Santa Fe restaurants with famous chefs, my wife and I had a fabulous experience at Arroyo Vino, equal to memorable meals we have had in other major cities in the US and around the world. To single out just one example, the tomatoes in the heirloom tomato salad were among the most flavorful I’ve ever had, and the nasturtium leaves, goat cheese sorbet, and olive oil croquant were perfect accent notes that enhanced but didn’t in any way overwhelm or compete with those glorious tomatoes. The chef and his kitchen staff cook with obvious care, restraint, and subtlety, producing dishes with beautifully balanced flavors. They also have some techniques that will surprise and amaze you. Bravo, Arroyo Vino!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Creative Dishes - fabulosu taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The baby goat I ordered was amazing, but I think the table flipped for the Burrata and peppers stuffed with Manchego cheese. Brian suggested the perfect white wine - another great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first visit to Arroyo Vino
    mangie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My husband and I along with a friend tried Arroyo Vino for the first time a couple of nights ago. We had been driving past it for the last 5 months never realizing that it was a restaurant. We are new to Santa Fe. Someone mentioned that it was great with an outstanding wine store attached. Service was outstanding and everyone's food was great! I would totally recommend it to friends and we plan on making it one of our favorite places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous venue!
    2girltravelers
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My daughter and I were visiting Santa Fe and decided to stop here for a early evening light dinner and a glass of wine. The presentation of small plates and larger plates was gorgeous, food scrumptious. Everyone who served us had obvious great pride in the culinary experience they prepare and present. Wine serving was generous. We sat out on the patio and watched the sun set. Will be sure to return to this fabulous place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food, Great Wine
    Leftfield
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food here is simply fabulous - delicious, inventive and perfectly synced. It is always interesting to go and see what Chef Marc Connell is cooking up new. While small plates preside, larger plates are available for the men who need more to eat. You can also buy a bottle in the wine shop and drink it for a small corkage fee. I've never been disappointed here. It's my favorite place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise !
    Dada
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have become used to being disappointed at most of the newer restaurants in Santa Fe, however, Arroyo Vino surprised us with eclectic menu and excellent wine list. The service was really a treat especially for Santa Fe. Great job ! We will definitely be regulars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Dalpas
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Intimate upscale restaurant, with fine freshly made food and attentive service. All around a top notch restaurant. Tricky to find, but worth the effort . For lots of locals it's their go to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    cocoa11VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    What makes a good restaurant is good food every time. Arroyo Vino never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A long haul
    LuvveroVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Quite a trip from downtown Santa Fe, especially after, so many choices for wine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Properly Staffed
    Hungry777VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Up front, they comp'd our entire meal. But really, do you want to go to a restaurant where this is required? The problem, management over books the restaurant relative to staff and kitchen. They don't train their staff (our server struggled to open the wine bottle and then put the cork back in after pouring the first glass). It is a shame as the food, when it arrives is great. It may take a hour, however. If I were you, I wouldn't bother.
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  • Perfect dinner setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Wonderful and attentive staff; creative, inventive and high quality food. Beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Never disappoints and always surprises. Loved the Misty Point oysters on the half shell....and the pappardrelle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Wine & Dine Spot
    GregNealVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The views from this new restaurant outside Santa Fe are breathtaking with sunsets you don't find anywhere else! The wine shop attached to the restaurant has an amazing selection. You only pay $20 over retail to cork it with your dinner which is quite a bargain. The menu isn't expansive, but you won't be disappointed with the selection especially the small plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New find
    Cheeta
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    several friends had recommended Arroyo Vino so we were anxious to try it. We were not disappointed. Everything was great. We will recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food but not the place
    socdoc
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Small plates done very well. The food was slow, the service surly or non existent. Our waiter was more interested in chatting a woman at the bar than taking care of his customers. It was very noisy. The atmosphere was precious, and i dont mean that as a compliment.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a great place for a pre-Opera dinner. Perfect ambiance; knowledgeable wait staff; excellent wine and advice about wines. This is the second year in a row that we have gone here prior to the opera in Santa Fe and it has never disappointed. I would recommend the wine store and restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Golden
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was amazing. Definitely, a find. Wine store is a treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fav restaurant
    mamacita
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. The menu is changed frequently, great service, extensive wine list. The chef is inventive and our guests always rave about the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food and great wine
    Lynn
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Arroyo Vino is on my short list of restaurants to which to go repeatedly in Santa Fe. The menu changes, but is always inventive, and the food is exquisitely prepared. My party split a burrata appetizer with some delicious bread and oils (olive and pumpkin), two fish dishes (skate and grouper), and an arugula agnolotti served with heirloom tomatoes and pickled fennel, followed by dessert of a dark chocolate shell filled with caramel ice cream surrounded by coffee marshmallows, which shell melted when the server poured pistachio soup over it. The whole experience could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real treat, perfect in every way
    SandSinLA
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Arroyo Vino gets better every time we're there, and they started at a high bar! Their chefs put out seasonal, creative, beautiful, and delicious plates. The wine list is superb and bottles / glasses are reasonably priced. The service is professional and friendly. And, the relatively new outdoor patio offers gorgeous sunsets in a relaxed but elegant setting. Not to be missed when in Santa Fe... we can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply outstanding!
    SantaFeRob
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was our first visit, but won't be our last! Our server, Arthur, was great. Funny, personable, and not afraid to give real recommendations. I had the spring rolls, greens salad, and grouper. It sounds simple, but was extraordinary. All the servings were perfectly proportional. The flavors were fantastic, all fresh, all complimented each other perfectly. I really wanted to lick the bowl that the grouper was served in, but no. My husband had the Vietnamese noodles, potato salad and chicken. It sounds basic, but they were amazing. The potato salad was deconstructed, and the chicken prepared sous-vide. The chocolate ball with pistachios is highly recommended and we were even comped these small lemon balls that melt in your mouth, literally.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beyond Excellent
    foodcritic
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Was in Santa Fe recently - a Great Restaurant city - this restaurant was the absolute best. Started with an Heirloom Tomato salad - excellent Spring Rolls - another great app Oysters Stripe Bass Skirt Steak Each dish was better than the last............. Service by Whitney was sensational Dessert - a Wonderful Peach Souffle and Unusual Truffles
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Evening
    MimiVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Delicious and very interesting menu. Caring service. All around great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food and Wines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    All of us enjoyed every dish set down at our table and there were a lot of them! The Trefethen white wine is lovely for summer. Thank you for continuing to keep your menus fresh and interesting so we can visit often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Fabulous!
    Pickypicky
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Every time we visit Santa Fe we look for new places to dine to add to our list of favorites, well Arroyo Vino just went to the top of the list! Granted it was a little tricky to find [the gps gave all wrong info] & we were a little cranky when we finally got there, we were immediately soothed by the nice wait staff & as soon as the first course arrived we were thrilled we had tracked them down. We had the duck pate & also the chanterelle mushrooms to start, absolutely delicious,one of us had the duck, another had the lamb & I had the 'chicken& biscuits'we shared tastes & everything was superb, there was not a false note . The wait staff was friendly & helpful. We spent the next day tellina\g all we ran into what a great meal we had!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Food was fab but....
    SFnewbie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A friend and I were at Arroyo Vino on a day that they were having a wine special. The food as usual was spectacular. The service was not. As an example, in the middle of taking our drink order, our server walked away in response to a request from the 10 folks doing the wine tasting. I am really hoping we were not treated shabbily because we were "just women". It put a decided crimp in our enjoyment and was followed by other oversights and lacks of attention. Really a shame since this is generally such a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfying evening
    Jalynn50
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Initial problems catching the waiter's attention were quickly rectified. Quickly, bread and oils arrived as focaccia-style slices: two greenish Italian oils and a Hungarian pumpkin oil, dark and nutty. The Farm Salad of fresh leaves was dressed lightly and the composed salad/appetizer of thin slices of fingerling potatoes, tiny fresh artichoke hearts, dots of tomato essence and invigoratingly salty kalamata olive paste rung all foodie bells. Crusty halibut rested atop fresh corn kernels that had chanterelle and pancetta bits for seasoning, while the large plate of lamb included meatballs and wonderful soba noodle cakes. Summer sparklers and roses did not pique our interest, but an exceptional Mersault from Kermit Lynch did the trick.
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    hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FreeSpirit
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great find. Terrific menu (small plates). Wine shop attached where you can purchase wine for dinner if your favorite isn't on there list. Dine outside on the patio if at all possible although the inside and bar area look appealing. Note: do not use google maps but rather call first for directions. A bit of a drive out of central Santa Fe but well worth the journey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food - more waiters needed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We love love love this restaurant. In fact, we are going back Saturday night. The wait staff is world class - best in Santa Fe. Lamb Paparadelle amazing. Cod balls were fabulous. Halibut was perfectly prepped and great dinner size. I think our table of 6 ordered every appetizer except the bread and oils!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the drive...to Santa Fe!
    Tastytreat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food at Arroyo Vino is as good as it gets. We thought it was as good as the meal we had at Massa's in San Francisco, and it was much more affordable. Because it is attached to a wine store, the wines are excellent as well. And we've never had better service: our waiter's name is Arthur, and he is both knowledgeable and charming. Our GPS wanted us to believe the restaurant was in a group of mail boxes, but drive on...you'll be glad you did!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • creative cooking in Santa Fe
    JudyDVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a difference of opinion: I appreciated the creativity of the chef; others were not impressed. Portions were very small and expensive. Our waiter was excellent and even asked if we had ordered enough. My husband thought the restaurant was "pouffy" or pretentious; I do not agree with him. I had shrimp that was grilled and served with pieces of melon that cut the heat of the shrimp- delicious. The wine list is excellent. This restaurant is slightly out of town;; nicely situated for a glorious sunset.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Remarkable, sophisticated food
    SFFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This place has great food, with a diversity of cuisine and a sophistication that would be great in NY or Chicago and is remarkable for Santa Fe
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very noisy!
    AesopVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Extremely noisy even though the restaurant was only about half full. All hard surfaces, no carpet, no acoustical tile. Food was good, but not worth enduring the din.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous!
    PPMB
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The most creative food, fabulous wine and some of the bestservice in Santa Fe
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cocoa11VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed.
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    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Best food in Santa Fe
    RickVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Lived here 3 years, eaten regularly in all the 4 and 5 star restaurants . Arroyo Vino always delights us with new dishes and old favorites exquisitely prepared. Our favorite SF restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • MaggieMac
    MaggieMac
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was outstanding as always. The outside patio is a great addition and very pleasant.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ron's review
    ronsreview
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is truly one of Santa Fe's best. The menu is diverse and extremely creative. The wine list is second to none. From the moment you walk in to when you leave you experience and seasoned Maitre D' and waitstaff all of whom are extremely knowledgeable, friendly but not overwhelming. Absolutely everything on the menu is a culinary experience not to miss. The young chef is an all star and should be lauded for his abilities.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Service was horrible. Clearly there was someone at another table considered highly important while we were invisible. It was almost comical other than it certainly left a bad taste in our mouths. The restaurant wasn't that busy and there was no apparent reason why our food was so late in coming, cold and the waiter clearly indifferent at best. I was so looking forward to trying the restaurant and now will not be back.
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  • Simply the best
    redhVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The wait staff are knowledgeable, professional and always add to the enjoyment of Mark's amazing food. We love that the menu changes all the time. The best restaurant in Santa Fe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate