Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
Nice place - will be back.
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.
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.
Always pleasing to dine here. On this occasion we enjoyed the special Native American dishes of elk and quail Delicious!
Beautiful dining experience, excellent food, and good service.
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!
Always a pleasure to be at Amaya. Well-managed, consistent, welcoming.
Food was low grade, overpriced and an overall let down. Online reviews very misleading. Would not go back.
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.
We very much enjoyed dinner experience and chose this restaurant for dinner in anticipation of the Indian flute and classical guitar. All a treat!
Excellent Elk and steak. We very much enjoyed the food.
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)
Great after a long day of travel. We ate there twice!
Awesome atmosphere and food and drinks and service. Highly recommended!
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.
The lamb chops were spectacular. Lovely ambiance, great food and great service.
The food was great and the service outstanding. Sitting on the patio in the cool afternoon was a great find.
Really enjoyed Amaya! My girlfriend ordered the salmon and I ordered the bison; both very good!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Lamp chops were excellent. Duck was just OK. Very nice covered alfresco dining.
We attended the buffet luncheon before a Garden Tour. Such a great idea for this occasion!
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!
Great for dinner. The live flute and guitar music really made the evening
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.
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.
Elegantly presented food, lovely ambiance , and tasty! Expensive but worth it as an occasional treat !
I don't usually do reviews but this restaurant is a perfect spot for meeting old friends and enjoying the beauty of Santa Fe summers. The food was just right, the noise level perfect for conversation, the wait staff excellent and they deserve a great review.
A wonderful meal and great staff who were very accommodating. Chef was wonderful and accommodated 3 pint size appetites
Nice variety on the menu. We all had a great time in a very lovely setting.
Very enjoyable dining experience! Food, service and ambience were all great. Strawberry spinach salad was especially good.
Always good food and service. Full bar is nice. Access to outdoors pleasant.
Very clean and cozy atmosphere. My waitress was attentive to my needs. A little expensive but food was very good. Beautiful presentation.
I ordered the lamb chops from the "medium " plate part of the menu...which was the perfect amount of food for me being a light eater. But even more than that, the lamb chops were absolutely delicious! I was almost surprised how much I enjoyed them. Service was friendly and punctual. And the ambience was nice.
Excellent find. Went to dinner because we wanted to hear the musician and returned for breakfast the next morning.