Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe

4.7
69 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 Specials

Private Teepee Dining
For the ultimate Amaya 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 hides, blankets and native cuisine.
Please contact restaurant for Private Teepee Dining or for additional information at dine@hotelsantafe.com
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Southwest, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am- 10:30am
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(505) 955-7805
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Walter Dominguez
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant for more information.
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Private party contact
Sophie Palm: (505) 955-7805
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Catering
Hotel Santa Fe, can cater your event from intimate parties to large gatherings.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cerillos
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Parking details
80 parking space
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Entertainment
Ronald Roybal performs Native American Flute and Classical Guitar at Hotel Santa Fe, on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Special events & promotions
Cocktail party
B-day reunion
Teepee dinner
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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2.0Dined 5 days ago

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
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

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

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MV
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

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
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

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
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

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

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MB
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

A wonderful meal and great staff who were very accommodating. Chef was wonderful and accommodated 3 pint size appetites

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OT
4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Nice variety on the menu. We all had a great time in a very lovely setting.

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SP
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Very enjoyable dining experience! Food, service and ambience were all great. Strawberry spinach salad was especially good.

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B
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Always good food and service. Full bar is nice. Access to outdoors pleasant.

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VB
5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Very clean and cozy atmosphere. My waitress was attentive to my needs. A little expensive but food was very good. Beautiful presentation.

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CE
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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.

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p
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Excellent find. Went to dinner because we wanted to hear the musician and returned for breakfast the next morning.

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SM
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Nice place. Enjoyed food.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Maria and the team are superb. They are definitely an overdeliver team and worth the visit ten times over.

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GN
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. The lamb chops were excellent my wife enjoyed a light salad.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Recently, my wife and I dined at Amaya in the Hotel Santa Fe. Four nights in a row, we tasted our way through Chef Walter Dominguez' seasonal menu: smoked venison, seared duck breast, sea bass and verlasso salmon. Entrees were glazed or sauced to perfection with Southwest veggies. Desserts to die for. Service from the maitre'd Lawrence and our server Sheena was outstanding.

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YB
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great atmosphere and delicious meal!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Amaya has a Native American influence to the cuisine. The menu includes medium size plates --between appetizer size and a full course dinner--which make a nice light meal. The lamb chops were delicious. A friend had soup and salad which she enjoyed. The corn muffins were good and were replenished by the server. The server was very accommodating to our group.

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M
2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food but the service was very poor. Though we were comp'd for the delayed drinks and dessert, didn't much care for the significant delay in getting our drinks and missed appetizer. There was confusion all around us with other guests as well!

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OT
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We made our reservation and started to walk to the restaurant. Our GPS sent us the wrong way. We called the restaurant for directions and they offered to send a car to pick us up. Outstanding! The food was great as well! We definitely recommend Amaya!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We had dinner here recently during Santa Fe Restaurant week. I don't know that we would have chosen it had it not been on the list of participating restaurants. The bar is cozy with a big fireplace. This must be a good business convention hotel because it was packed with people with name tags on. The restaurant has nice decor, but it doesn't feel very intimate. The dining room is large and open, but does look out on a nice patio with a teepee!
Our experience was good. The service was good and friendly. The posole stew was just like home cooking. I had a stuffed poblano and it was good, but not great. Kind of dry. The chicken enchilada my husband had was good, but not outstanding. Overall it was well prices and the food was good but not outstanding. Don't know if we will go back, but enjoyed our meal.

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C
5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Lawrence and Beth and overall experience was lovely

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F
5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Seated near a crackling fire, the restaurant atmosphere could not be more perfect!

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C
4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Our waitress was great
Food fantastic
Will be back

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OT
3.0Dined on January 1, 2018

It was during New Year’s Eve so Service wasn’t up to par because the crowd and the noise level was high because they allowed a kid to keep blowing the New Year’s horn at 8 o’clock.

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D
5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

This place has been a favorite of ours for years and just keeps getting better.Our dinner was fantastic, the wine great and all reasonably priced. Will always recommend this place to anyone........

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E
5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was outstanding. I had the tuna poke salad and it the tuna was perfect and a lot of food. My husband had the salmon over a slaw and hummus and he raved over it. The dining room is beautiful and the service was excellent.

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PF
4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a very nice meal tonight including flat iron steak, chips and guacamole, butternut squash soup and salads. We also had creme brulee and a chocolate desert. It was very nice sitting by the crackling fire with live guitar music in the background.

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DJ
3.0Dined on November 4, 2017

There are dozens of better restaurants in Santa Fe. We live here and had never been to Amaya so tried it. It's nothing special. The portion sizes were substantial but one meal was overly spicy (for someone who likes spicy), the dessert was so disgustingly sweet that even with four of us , we couldn't finish a single portion, servers forgot the requested bread, pointed to the table rather than seating us, etc. Just a whole bunch of little things that add up to the fact that Santa Fe is an excellent town for finding great food of all different types, and styles of restaurants. Skip this one. It isn't in league with the others.

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P
4.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Nice meal and service. Not too busy the night we visited, but would go again.

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OT
5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Setting is sun filled and garden like. Meal was good and server professional.

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M
4.0Dined on October 7, 2017

This somewhat out-of-the-way restaurant was difficult to find in the large resort complex (there are no signs suggesting where it is,) but once located it proved to be a lovely, quiet place to dine. Service was cheerful and prompt, the dining room is simple but pleasant, and the food was nicely prepared and creative. Tasteful, quiet, live music enhanced the dining experience. A sea bass main served on a bed of linguine with broth and seafood was delicious. The poblano filled with three sisters (cubed squash, beans and corn) was presented on nutty, perfectly-done quinoa. We informed the manager that a link to the location on Open Table placed the restaurant on the wrong side of town, on San Francisco Street instead of in the Hotel Santa Fe, so presumably that will be corrected. We would be happy to return.

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GP
4.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Enjoyed eating here the atmosphere is very relaxing and reserve. The service was excellent and the food selection varied and interesting.
Preparation and presentation of the food was very good.
I would eat here again.

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TL
5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

New to us and so glad we found it, we’ll be back! Great food at reasonable prices.

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OT
5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Wonderful meal on a girl's trip. Special thanks to the chef!

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OT
4.0Dined on January 1, 2011

My egg was overcooked. My husband's was fine. The following morning my egg was undercooked. However, since I didn't like the potatoes, there was no problem substituting pinto beans. The bread served with breakfast was excellent. Service was very good.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2011

Excellent sandwich at lunch. Although we did not request it, the sandwich and fruit (delicious) was served nicely on two plates because our waitress knew we were sharing it. The squash soup that I had lacked flavor.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2010

We had a party of 6 and they put us in a private room. It was absolutely perfect since we were traveling with family.

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EG
5.0Dined on December 31, 2010

Amaya Restaurant in Hotel Santa Fe is the best kept secret in Santa Fe. We went for our anniversary/ New Year's eve and were totally blown away by the food and atmosphere. This is not your average hotel restaurant! Everyone at our table had something different and every single dish was outstanding. We travel a lot and have Buffalo in many places and this was by far the best. The chicken dish with beet demi glaze was amazing as were the scallops and flat iron steak. So tender you could cut it with a fork. Music in the form of Native flute and Spanish guitar provided by Ronald Roybal was delightful. The volume was perfect for the setting which by the way, includes the obligatory Kiva fireplace. Go before it's discovered!

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