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Arroyo Vino
Arroyo Vino

Arroyo Vino Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.arroyovino.com
  • Phone: (505) 983-2100
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Food was amazing. Definitely, a find. Wine store is a treat!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Delicious and very interesting menu. Caring service. All around great evening."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The most creative food, fabulous wine and some of the bestservice in Santa Fe"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed."
    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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food was outstanding as always. The outside patio is a great addition and very pleasant."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We are so fortunate to have Arroyo Vino right in our neighborhood. We had a long, hard Friday, and dinner at Arroyo Vino set everything to rights. Great food, lovely and relaxed dining out on the patio. If you're downtown, it's well worth the short drive out Camino La Tierra, and you can't beat the views."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Every bite to savor! Maybe the best chef in New Mexico. High desert evening, so relaxing on patio with view of chamisa and pinon pines, like being in your own backyard. Casual, minimalist setting encouraged our focus on each perfect bite. Mark is a genius with flavor."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere and super wine selection. Food is esoteric service is slow but knowledgeable and attentive."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. Creative food preparations and presentations. Portions and "Bites" are perfectly sized. Glad to see the Asparagus Fries back and the peas and spring rolls are always a hit. LOVED the mushroom risotto."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Menu changes frequently, and there are always a variety of tempting choices. The service tends to be a bit "hooty" but aside from the chips on their shoulders, they are competent. The kitchen is definitely above average."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Every meal we have here just keeps getting better...I think it is one of the 3 best in Santa Fe. I love everything we have here...just wish I could try all on the menu...so innovative and wonderful fresh ingredients and very seasonal...great that the menu changes so frequently. If you come to Santa Fe, be sure and try this...it is worth the drive!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My husband and I make it a point to dine at Arroyo Vino whenever we are in Santa Fe. The dishes are always creative, beautifully presented and have amazing flavor. Everything is made "from scratch" using local seasonal ingredients when available; with some from their own vegetable and herb garden. The servers are knowledgable and helpful and all the staff very friendly. We dined out on their new patio and found it to be quite lovely and relaxing."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This treasure is one Santa Fe's best kept secrets. Food is superb and the service outstanding. Ben and Rom ALWAYS go above and beyond."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Probably will be a great neighborhood spot, we drove out from Santa Fe, and it was difficult to find, GPS is incorrect for some reason. Good concept, because of the wine store, but I believe they still have a ways to go, great location, but uneven service, great outdoor patio, it was a relief from the noise of downtown."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Excellent food & service with a fantastic selection of wines"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Wonderful food! The best melding of flavors I have ever experienced. This chef knows his business. Nothing was overpowering. The flavors were subtle and worked so well together. The service was tremendous, and the wine list is outstanding."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Love this wonderful little restaurant and wine bar in our neighborhood. The food is always wonderful...with plates for sharing...and the menu changes daily which I really like. I get so tired of places that never change and since we eat out 5 nights a week it can really get boring. With the wine shop attached you can always find a wine that compliments your dinner. This place offers up some of the best food in Santa Fe."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Arroyo vino is attached to the wine store, so they offer the option of bringing in any bottle from the wine store, with a very reasonable charge. The food was enjoyable, with a selection of interesting small plates (not spanish style) and entrees. The dishes had interesting combinations of ingredients and were well prepared. The scallops and the seamless ravioli (think gnocchi) were both delightful, as were the desserts. The menu is not always descriptive, but ask the waiter for more details if you are not an adventerous diner. The location is inconvenient, but worth the drive. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014