Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe

4.3
104 reviews
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Fresh seasonal ingredients and local Pueblo and Northern New Mexican culinary traditions make Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe one of downtown Santa Fe’s favorite restaurants. Our chefs source the best possible ingredients and blend them together to create contemporary menus with nods to the region’s rich Native American history. Amaya’s casual, inviting atmosphere encourages guests to linger on the restaurant’s glass-enclosed patio, which opens to outdoor gardens during warmer months, Nightly Native Dinner Specials.

For the ultimate dining experience, we invite you to enjoy a private dinner in our traditional teepee. Available seasonally (Memorial Day - Labor Day) for two or four guests, this family-style dining is an adventurous and fun experience laid out with traditional blankets, decor and native cuisine.
For Teepee dining an Additional Teepee Charge of $50 will added to bill.

Please contact restaurant for Private Teepee Dining or for additional information at dine@hotelsantafe.com
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MK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were fantastic. Courteous, timely and great ambiance. We really enjoyed a "no problem" dinner! Thank you!!

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b
New England
36 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor in the restaurant is beautiful and the service was excellent. Ate dinner and breakfast here and both meals were delicious. The waiters were very friendly and helpful. They gave us great suggestions of things to do during our stay.

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M
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal. The medium plates were reasonably priced and big enough to satisfy our appetites. Thoughtful service and a cracking fireplace added to the ambiance. The guitar and flute player in the adjoining bar was fantastic!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner, from beginning to end. Service was very attentive, and the food was delicious. Every dish we ordered was superb (lamb chops, salmon, chile relleno). We will definitely return the next time we're in Santa Fe.

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Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I enjoyed our meal at Amaya. It was very busy and seemed understaffed but the people were all friendly and the food was excellent. We especially loved the musician who was playing the classical guitar and Native American flute. He plays Friday and Saturday nights and made it a memorable evening for us.

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YL
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, along with excellent service! The food is priced amazingly and I would definitely go again!

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AS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Disappointing. The only dish worth discussing was the tenderloin, which was excellent.

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AL
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Fish (in fish and chips dish) were way over battered, batter was undercooked inside crusty layer and fish was not very good. Colesalw was mediocre. I usually like the food here but this was not a good lunch.

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S
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Usually love Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe. This time we had a server who was alternatively down right rude, then suddenly overly solicitous, and back again to brusque.
The foos, ordinarily delicious, was mediocre.

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GR
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was Valentine’s Day, so one had to expect increase crowds. Menu choice for the Price Fixe was excellent. Quality of good was very good. Conversely, the service suffered a bit due to it being crowded and a majority of people were in the lounge, which limited the staff on getting the food into the main restaurant. We had asked that the vegetables be switched on our entrees, but they blended one veggie into the sauce on one plate and didn’t bother to change mine. Also asked for ice tea (driver one rainy night). No ice tea delivered. Servers were a bit eratic and there was a very tall man who appeared to be the evening restaurant manager who “hovered” against various spots along the walls of the restaurant and was a bit obtrusive. Pretty noticeable to the patrons. Dessert was scrumptious. Might try the restaurant on a normal night. Very limited parking.

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MB
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place - will be back.

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J
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My companion and I enjoyed a delicious respite at Amaya. The dining room is elegant in a Southwestern way. The fireplace added warmth to an already appealing ambience. Service was topnotch, the food was delicious and I can't wait to go back. It is not inexpensive, but there is value in excellence.

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P
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I love the atmosphere of this restaurant in the winter with the cozy fireplace and the Christmas light. The food is wholesome native American, the elk is well prepared in a traditional native way.

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e
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always pleasing to dine here. On this occasion we enjoyed the special Native American dishes of elk and quail Delicious!

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J
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautiful dining experience, excellent food, and good service.

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B
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The food was somewhat ordinary, and a bit pricey relative to the restaurant's location to downtown Santa Fe, but the ambience was nice and the waitstaff was outstanding!

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JK
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to be at Amaya. Well-managed, consistent, welcoming.

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AC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Food was low grade, overpriced and an overall let down. Online reviews very misleading. Would not go back.

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L
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had dinner at Amaya the other night, on the occasion of our marriage anniversary. The restaurant is within a hotel, so you use any of the hotel parking slots which are all first come first served as we were told by the hotel personnel. The place was relatively empty, so that no one asked us about reservation. The food was outstanding, and the service was great: very fast and very efficient. The place seems to be great for bigger social events like corporate or birthday parties, etc., perhaps not quite so for small private parties like ours was. For its outstanding quality the food is priced very reasonably. Last (but not least): their margarita was perfect. Overall: Five stars, no questions asked.

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L
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed dinner experience and chose this restaurant for dinner in anticipation of the Indian flute and classical guitar. All a treat!

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MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Elk and steak. We very much enjoyed the food.

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m
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My "Elk" special was great! About 6 ounces of tenderloin; $35. My wife's Venison was quite good, but only about 3 ounces; $32. Seemed like a lot for a little.
I would recommend the restaurant but only after inquiring about serving size when ordering. (the Venison was more of an appetizer with a lot of vegetables)

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J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great after a long day of travel. We ate there twice!

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DS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere and food and drinks and service. Highly recommended!

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MD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We came here for drinks and dinner. The service was horrible - we were one of the only couples in the restaurant but had to ask multiple times for drinks, water, for our food to be ordered, etc. Drinks and food ended up being tasty but the service was not good.

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LB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lamb chops were spectacular. Lovely ambiance, great food and great service.

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S
New Mexico
25 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service outstanding. Sitting on the patio in the cool afternoon was a great find.

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ZV
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Amaya! My girlfriend ordered the salmon and I ordered the bison; both very good!

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Boise
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Anniversary

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D
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the best elk dinner ever. It was outstanding. Others at our table also had a memorable dinner. We like the Hotel Santa Fe but I had no memory of such a special hotel restaurant.

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G
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We actually stayed at this hotel and were delighted to eat here three nights out of six including cancelling two advance reservations because this was pleasant enough, with enough variety, and really good food so we decided to eat here instead!

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MM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time dining at Amaya Restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised by the seating area. It's indoor but surrounded by huge glass windows. One side opens up completely, so you feel like you are outside. There is also a TeePee experience that we will definitely try next! Staff was excellent and super friendly. The lambs chops were delicious.

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DR
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Relatively limited selection of entrees. Server unable to identify dishes. Had to ask numerous times for condiments. Waited so long for desserts we had to cancel in order to leave for a concert. We had had pleasant dining experiences in prior visits, so we wanted our guests to enjoy as well. That was not the case. It’s not likely we’ll return to Amaya when we’re next in Santa Fe.

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RD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lamp chops were excellent. Duck was just OK. Very nice covered alfresco dining.

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M
New Mexico
34 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We attended the buffet luncheon before a Garden Tour. Such a great idea for this occasion!

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SS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Horrible service!! Slow, but worse. The server brought dessert menus never asked a thing. Just set them in front of us. We HADN’T EATTEN DINER YET. Food very slow and when it arrived, was so over cooked it was not edible, the sauce was soldered to the plate. It clearly sat at the pass out for a long time. Manager was humble and addressed the issue. But don’t waste your time. There are many wonderful places to eat in Santa Fe!! Try somewhere else!

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TK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for dinner. The live flute and guitar music really made the evening

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MV
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looking for an authentic musical experience in Santa Fe? Make sure to book for dinner and the house concert with Ronald Roybal on Friday or Saturday nights in Hotel Santa Fe. Ronald is a master of both the Flamenco Guitar and Native American Flute. His two hour concert (7-9) is a feast of music which enhances the experience of great food, good wine and beautiful southwest ambiance. Since first encountering Ronald's music at his Hotel Santa Fe house concert 11 years ago I have made a point of taking friends and business colleagues to dinner there each time I return to Santa Fe from Australia. It never disappoints.

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SS
New Mexico
31 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very reasonable pricing for tasty food with plenty of options. We were pleasantly surprised by a Native American Dance performance on the lawn near our table. We will return for elegant casual dining.

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RB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegantly presented food, lovely ambiance , and tasty! Expensive but worth it as an occasional treat !

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