Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe

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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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C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

AMAYA graciously accommodated our large party of 8 - we had a large round table that made for good interaction. My Jalapeno Margarita was spicy and delicious. The varied menu gave our group options to fit within their own budget - from small plate, lower price, to the more elaborate dinner options - everyone in our group enjoyed their meals. The cornbread muffins brought out upon seating are DELISH! Our server, Adal, was attentive, engaging and a terrific server.

Don't believe the "pin drop" location on Open Table's map. Unless it's been updated, it shows the restaurant right in town, just off the main old square. Plug in the address to Google Maps - the location is actually in the Railway neighborhood.

P
Portland
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food
Very good service
They forgot to bring my soup until entree was served so I told them to forget it

AC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We really loved the food and the service was excellent. At the end of dinner the manager checked on us and we asked for a recommendation for where to find churros. He said he’d ask around and then came back with a few sheets from yelp on reviews of places in the area that had churros! The restaurant was a bit empty though with very few tables with peopl at them. The fireplace was really nice!

RJ
New Mexico
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting looking out on the autumn landscape of the restaurant courtyard. Service staff were excellent and very solicitous of our comfort. Food was very good. We will we back to check out the winter snowscape!

KF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food. What I call Mexican Gourmet. Vegetarian options available like the yummy pablano Clean and quiet. Located inside the hotel lobby. I understand there is also daytime dining in the courtyard in teepees. Dog friendly dining. Yes, I would definitely dine there again

H
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pretty setting, good service, great menu selections!

GV
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Amaya is a pleasant small restaurant in the Hotel Santa Fe. While the menu is limited, entrees are available with elk, fish, duck and vegetarian. There is also a light menu. The food is well prepared and pleasantly served, and service prompt. There is also lounge seating with entertainment (guitarist).

J
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was by committee, but they got the job done. Dined Saturday late September. Stay away from the menu’s Warrior martini—the worst I’ve ever tasted—like watered down tea, awful. Mine may have been melted ice with tea flavor. Charcuterie plate was tasty, the pate very rich. The duck breast was absolutely perfect with a bold sauce and very flavorful couscous accompaniment. For this alone I would return. My wife very much enjoyed the mixed greens salad with shrimp. We would return.

SJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We had a terrible time here. The food was okay and the drinks were good, but the service was HORRIBLE. The waitress barely checked on us and it took over an hour to get our dinner that then arrived cold. I had to call the manager over and he was apologetic, but also confrontational. I would NOT recommend this restaurant.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Very disappointed. My husband had the salmon and I had the trout and both were overcooked. The wait staff was friendly but not always attentive. Even if the fish had been cooked correctly the accompanying Side dishes and sauces did not complement the fish. The ambience was nice but certainly not worth the price of the dinner! Hard to believe it got 4.5 stars on OpenTable.

CO
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal!!

PH
E. Tennessee
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, especially the elk! Lovely setting and very friendly service.

AG
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was absolutely horrendous and there were very few people in the restaurant. Our companion never got his second glass of wine even though he asked twice about it. The food was just average. The quail our companion ordered was $32 and the size of a baby chick. Ridiculous.
We will not come again.
On a positive note, the jalapeno margarita was good.

KR
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our fourth time at your restaurant in one week. We were there with different people each time. Everyone we introduce it to, wants to go back. We love it and come as often as we can. On Sunday, since we had been there so many times recently, they gave us chips and salsa! That was very nice. Now only if we could get a room on a discount! ha Thank you!

TV
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A wonderful location for a quiet relaxing eating experience. From discussions w/ staff not many locals eat there. Been there before. My dinner was not quite as satisfying as before but good.
The ambiance is great.

m
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Amaya for a leisurely, quiet brunch, lunch, or dinner with friends. The staff is attentive but not intrusive, and we never feel rushed. The patio is lovely and quiet, and the food is reasonably priced and always well prepared and presented. There's ample free parking in the hotel parking lot.

JH
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

Despite making reservations and seeing available tables, they sat us right by the front entrance. We were later moved and our waiter really tried to make up for it but there are far too many fabulous restaurants in Santa Fe to go here. My husband's elk was WAY overcooked (he sent it back). The average age of the guests was about 75 too. Very disappointing as the reviews about the ambience and experience were fantastic. We won't be going back.

KH
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service and nice atmosphere.

TF
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is very comfortable and the staff is helpful and pleasant. The ambiance is serene elegance and provides a pleasing backdrop for a wonderful dining experience. The food was very well prepared and presented beautifully. I would enthusiastically recommend this restaurant to anyone.

MG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was good but mediocre for the price. Chili soup specialty is overly thickened with cheese, salad was fresh but plain, main courses were quite good but nothing outstanding for the price. We looked forward to the peach rhubarb cobbler for dessert and it was pretty dry and also mediocre. Service was great. Had good reviews before we came, so a bit of a disappointment.

AB
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were pleasantly surprised...the only problem we encountered was parking. The rain came and they could close the glass walls...very pleasant patio dinning.
The duck was excellent. The salad was average.

BK
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a big thunder and lighting show. The staff quickly closed the large, long sliding doors. I was an unusual experience and everybody was smiling and happy.

RS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Go there for a glass of wine , dessert and coffee , the music and the atmosphere.
All else not very good.

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, beautiful garden ambience, and delicious food!

HR
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding and food and ambiance were enjoyable. I recommend the red chile tortilla soup.

CO
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and wonderful service. My only small complaint is we never got any bread at the beginning of the meal and we had to eventually ask for it. Also, our pre-dinner drinks did not arrive until our meal arrived, with our wine. However, everything was so good, we overlooked these less than ideal circumstances to give the restaurant a very high score. The food was delicious and the people were very nice.

P
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amaya restaurant has a delightful seating area with nice garden areas around and big glass sliding doors open to the fresh air. The service is very friend, efficient and always ready to help you. I love the duck beast, salads, and New Zealand lamb shops!

MD
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here in a month. Food and service wonderful. Ambiance and setting delightful (open on 2 sides to gardens. Would definitely go back.

JD
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We sat on the beautiful patio. Flavors and preparation of the quail and elk entrees were nicely done. We only wished for a more diverse wine list.

M
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food it filled up quickly by the time we were leaving.

S
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent servers. lovely setting on sheltered patio looking at the gardens. Food was delicious

BM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnificent experience. Loved the tribal dancing. The food and the service were incredible.

m
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great open air atmosphere and lovely staff. Food was yummy!

b
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance!!!! Truly a Southwest experience!

Will go back and go back. We live here full time too!
Thank you

P
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Entrees were somewhat limited but the food we ordered was VERY good and served hot, which is often lacking at many restaurants.

The included corn muffins were also very tasty.

OT
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staying nearby for a week, it’s been convenient to eat at Amaya a number of times, and at different meal times. The food is fresh, and prepared well. The menu is varied, Southwest focused, and uses a lot of local ingredients. The beer and wine list is extensive, and cocktails are well crafted.

Serving staff are attentive and helpful.

The comfortable bright, attractive dining room is partially open, when weather permits,

Because I rated Amaya very highly, and I should make it clear that this is not a place you go for a glitzy experience. Though I occasionally enjoy that, Amaya feels solid and knows what it is and where it’s going. That said, it’s a restaurant that’s appropriate for families, but won’t disappoint for dates and special occasions.

KH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The variety of food choices is what drew me to this restaurant. We had two vegetarians in our group and they had multiple choices on the menu. The quality and preparation of our meals was fantastic.

MD
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful setting, quiet, relaxed service, excellent food

B
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak quesadilla ever, great margaritas

FE
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food regional options great value. This is mostly for the food and conversation with friends. It is not intimate warm or fussy.

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