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Gabriel's - Santa Fe
Gabriel's - Santa Fe

Gabriel's - Santa Fe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gabrielsofsantafe.com
  • Phone: (505) 455-7000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Winter: Sunday - Thursday: 2:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:30pm - 9:30pm
    Summer: Sunday - Thursday: 2:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern
  • Executive Chef: Saul Valtierra Padilla
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Gabriel's is perfectly suited to accomodate groups from 10 to 100 in both private and semi-private dining rooms. Please contact us for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Claire Gabriel (505) 455-7000

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Exit 176, Hwy 285
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Gabriel's - Santa Fe
Five minutes north of the Opera on Hwy 285, savor the cuisine of the Southwest and Old Mexico at the eatery Zagat labels "one of America's top restaurants, a true Mexican classic, rated excellent in all categories." Enjoy the spacious outdoor patio with a spectacular mountain view. Inside, the thick adobe walls and kiva fireplaces create a cozy, romantic atmosphere. Featuring guacamole made fresh at your table, renowned margaritas, authentic Mexican cuisine and handmade corn tortillas. Lunch and dinner served daily.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Second time in two days that I went back to Gabe's. Service can be a little uneven. Usually right on top of initial chips and salsa and water service. Can take a while for Margaritas, beer and Sangria/Wine. Table has always been ready when I reserved with Open Table. The Ribs are really great...dry rubbed not gooey or sweet. Fall of the bone. Love fajitas, soft carne asada tacos. Don't think the hard tacos are very good....look similar to fast food stuff. Overall, this is one of my favs....especially when I need a guac fix."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Love the guac cart....the fajitas are large enough for two people to split. I seem to have a problem ordering the fajitas without green bell pepper. I like red and yellow peppers....just can't stand green. anyway I ended up with just onions and green pepper. They corrected mistake. My friend likes the burrito smothered in green. The beans are really good....but, the can do without the rice."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We have not dined here for several years. The outside patio as well as inside is always busy. The table side guacamole is always fun. If you like it hot tell the preparer to add extra peppers to a smaller serving for one. Typical mexican food fare. It is better in Santa Fe. I would stop here if I was going on a drive north of here-Abiquiu, Ghost Ranch, Chama. Very convenient to stop here on way back to SF. I was not impressed with the burrito. The atmosphere is nice"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Excellent only failure was the Caesar Salad needed more flavor. Service was terrific and friendly."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I enjoyed dinner yesterday. We ate outside and the atmosphere was great. Service was on the slow side.. but the restaurant was packed. My fish tacos was A LOT of food.. but the soft shell was totally soggy.. had to use a fork and knife to eat the tacos.. I ordered guacamole on the side (not the one on the appetizer..) and it was delicious! I loved their chips and salsa.. Margarita was someone salty.. never had a salty margarita before.. Over a good experience."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Our second visit . . great Mexican/Southwest menu and very good margaritas . .only disappointment : my chicken enchiladas were barely lukewarm . . very surprising."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Food was wonderful, service was very slow. We had a large family group (11 including a toddler) and food service took over 45 minutes to be served."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I had friends visiting from Rhode Island and after a day of hiking in Bandelier we were hungry and ready for some relaxation and great food and as well, Gabriel's delivered."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We often dine here and tonight was particularly special. We enjoyed an evening on the patio with wonderful atmosphere, great food and excellent service. Thank you, Gabriels!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This place has terrific New Mexican traditional food. Their guacamole that they make right at the table for you is outstanding. The servers and all of the staff are very nice. I recommend this place!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This is a good...very good Mexican spot. I go to many local places in town, and sometimes forget just how good it is here. Its a short ride, go at happy hour or sunset. Great presentations, portions and quality"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Gabriel's is one of the best restaurant in the country for the southwestern cuisine."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Restaurant was OK. The margarita taste like it was made from a mix. The table side guacamole was worth returning for. Other than that - eh."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "As we were leaving Gabriel's with some friends that had never been before, my comment was--"It's so consistently good" Gabriel's is just a easy go-to restaurant. Great guacamole made at the table, wonderful mole, fish tacos that are really good(except the 2nd taco tortilla gets soggy and they fall apart, but you eat with a fork instead of your fingers) and really good crab enchiladas. Always consistent. What more can you ask?"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Table side guacamole was fantastic and the patio at sunset was beautiful. I try to get here every time I am in the Santa Fe area and will continue to do the same."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Good food, nice place, but watch out for your credit card. I left my credit card at the restaurant, and 4 hours later, the card was compromised and false charges were appearing on the card. The bank notified us and cancelled the card. I called the restaurant and told the manager, who swore that this would never happen at her place. She said that she would call the bank to investigate and get back to me. I am still waiting for that call. So......be careful if you are using your credit card at this place. I cannot say with 100% that if was compromised at Gabriels, but does it not sound suspicious to you, that I left my card there (the restaurant confirmed that they have it) , and 4 hours later it is being fraudulently."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Delicious guacamole, made right at your table. Loved the tomatillo sauce on my enchiladas verdes. This menu and flavor is more Mexican than New Mexican, a nice break from food routine. Attentive and friendly wait staff, though our waiter seemed in a hurry."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were seated & served quickly --pleasant but efficient as expected fro a major destination for before-the-opera dining ... ambiance was good but food --given the expectations based on other's reviews, was disappointingly ordinary, as though "dumbed down" for tourists"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We went to Gabriel's for a pre opera dinner and were not disappointed. We arrive about ten minutes before our reservation and were seated right away. The must have is the table side guacamole. It is so creamy and delicious. When we left about an hour later they were waiting out the door. Reservations a must and probably the earlier the better."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Very authentic and wonderful tasting food. The guacamole prepared table side is unexcelled!! Great service, quiet and lovely setting"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Our group wanted to thank our teacher for all the time she spends helping us. We wanted to take her someplace special and definitely wanted to dine " al fresco." Gabriel's was the perfect place. The service was excellent, friendly and fun. We'll plan a return evening before summer is over."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We had the made at the table guacamole which was a wonderful treat. I then ordered the Chickn Taco Salad and was very pleased with the fresheness of the lettuce and grilled chicken with a wonderful blend of spices that brought out all the favors. Very satisfying meal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was great, the service was very good..outdoor seating was very nice. The prices are very reasonable. We would go back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Gabriel's is my favorite restaurant in the Santa Fe area, especially when the weather is nice enough for outside dining. If you like guacamole, you must try Gabriel's. There are several vegetarian dishes. The vegetable enchiladas include yams for a great flavor. I always bring guests to this restaurant and we are never disappointed."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "If you go to Gabriel's, take advantage of the patio. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We have been going to Gabriel's for as many years as it has been in existence--about 19 to 20 years. The food is consistently good, and the servers efficient. Many have been "waiting" there since it opened. Summers on the patio are especially pleasant."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We get to Santa Fe 2X per year, but this was our first time at Gabriel's. Guacamole made table side is HEAVEN! Food was very fresh and tasted homemade. Chile Rellenos were stuffed with a tasty mixture and served with corn and beans. Sizzling chicken fajitas were also great. Chicken was tender and perfectly cooked. And a perfect flan to top off a perfect meal!!! Staff is efficient, attentive and friendly. And in city where dining can be pricey...it was all around $50 for two. We will definitely be back!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had the guacamole (made at our table) and it was excellent. Both of our meals were generous and very tasty."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Despite having a reservation, my companion and I had to wait almost half an hour for a table. The restaurant was incredibly noisy. Our appetizer came right away, but we waited a considerable time for the main course ~ despite the waiter repeatedly telling us it was on its way. The guacamole was good, but the entrees were bland and uninteresting. I will not return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Everything was excellent. I particularly liked the guacamole made tableside, the house margarita, and the good selection of vegetarian entrees. Lovely outdoor setting."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This is the 2nd yr in a row we have spent Mother's Day at Gabriel's. Last yr was such fun outside but this yr the weather didn't cooperate. It was snowing at times! But I guess the staff at Gabriel's cannot do anything about that. We had reservations and understandably they were behind because no one wanted to sit outside but with in 20 min all 8 of us were seated. We had wonderful service and wonderful food. I love the fish tacos here. Really some of the best I've eaten. The sangria was deliciosa. Everyone was satisfied and the mom's left with a beautiful rose in hand. Love Gabriel's. Will be back this summer for their table side guacamole and some sangria. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Lunch party of 4 on 5/5. Total bill $115.05. Margaritas tasted watered down. Special guacamole for four was made from two tiny avocados and was tasty but inadequate and over priced. The chips were stale. Seafood fajitas had 4 tiny shrimp and a very small piece of burned, dry fish on a huge pile of peppers and onions. Chicken fajitas had a small portion of totally dried, inedible white meat. We spent some time and laughs trying to find the fish in the fish tacos. The expensive limes were juice-free. The waiter was good. The parking was free. We are part of a restaurant review team...its a good thing we were taking the day off!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "What a strange dining experience. All the food was wonderful including the table side guacamole. The portion for 4 was smaller than it has been in the past but of excellent quality. The courtyard did not seem "ready" for the season and lacked greenery. The people however seemed in another world, barely speaking to us. They removed a margarita before it was finished without asking, small-annoying things."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We enjoy eating here on special occasions, our waiter was a little slow and we got better service from the busboy. We come for the tableside guacamole service. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Unlike other New Mexican restaurants in Santa Fe we got NO SOPAPILLAS with our meal. Disappointing you have to pay extra! The food was good and on time the waiters attentive. The guacamole made table side is excellent!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "like always....gabe's delivers on new mexican fare. think drinks are little overpriced but that doesn't stop me. love the fajitas, tacos al carbon, ribs (not all gooey but usually super tender). good green and red. chips can be little funky. always a go to spot. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The menu at Gabriel's is extensive. Our server did a great job of making suggestions. The food was excellent!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "When we were complete and I proffered my VISA card ,it was rejected. Why because it was issued in the UK and unlike the majority of dealers their approval of credit cards does not allow their system to dial overseas approval numbers. So where does this leave the customer. Luckily for US travellers the same does not apply to European restaurants etc."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I have been going to Gabriel"s every few weeks since it opened almost 20 years ago. I lived in a rural area near the restaurant and it was the one and only place in "the neighborhood". Population has increased since then, and it still remains the best in the area. Many of the employees have worked there since its beginning. Their custom made guacamole is the best."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "SEEK = Service Excellence with Exceptional Kindness! Table side Guac beyond your expectations! Old time favorite of local Santa Fe residents for the BEST in authentic New Mexican fare. "Go For It!!""
    Dined on 3/2/2014