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Coyote Cafe, Santa Fe, NM

Coyote Cafe

4.8
4.8
6673 Reviews
$30 and under
Southwest British
Coyote Cafe & Cantina continues to be Santa Fe's most famous and celebrated restaurant & rooftop bar. Coyote Cafe continues to be Santa Fe's most iconic restaurant, celebrating our 30th year!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southwest British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (505) 983-1615
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    COYOTE CAFE , ROOFTOP CANTINA & COYOTE DEN are the perfect places to host your private event! Various menu and bar packages are available.
  • Private party contact
    Elisa Garcia: (505) 983-1615
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Fe
  • Cross street
    Galisteo & Don Gaspar, corner of Ortiz
  • Parking details
    There are public lots available one block east (at Shelby street, past the restaurant)) and one block west (between Sandoval and Galisteo Streets) of Coyote Cafe on West Water Street (before the restaurant - often requires you to enter on San Francisco Street, parallel to to Water Street).<br /><br />Meters are free after 6 p.m.<br />
  • Public transit
    Santa Fe busses make periodic stops nearby. Most hotels run shuttles - check with your concierge.
  • Entertainment
    None currently
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,673 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Best Overall

  • New Mexico

    Best Food

  • New Mexico

    Best Service

  • New Mexico

    Innovative

  • New Mexico

    Hot spot

  • New Mexico

    Lively

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Overall

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Food

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Service

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Value

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Good for business meals

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Innovative

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Hot spot

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Lively

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

6,673 Reviews
  1. Nancy

    New Mexico

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always exceptional, even jam packed for restaurant week. Love watching the mad skills of the chefs while sitting at the counter

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  2. teresag

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and service was impeccable. One of our favorite restaurants to go to.

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  3. 3ashultz

    New Mexico

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Coyote Cafe. The chef's counter was great and the food was exquisite! The scallops were out of this world and my husbands steak was delicious. Our server was attentive, intelligent, and had a great knowledge of the food as well as the wine list. Thank you Coyote!

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  4. JPedVas

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was flavored well. Meats were small portions compared to the accompanying sides. Had a drink and it was prepared well and brought out in a timely manner. Apps were delicious. Service was good

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  5. EricH

    New Mexico

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to the Coyote during Santa Fe Restaurant week. The server ovheard us talking about a birthday and brought complimentary champsgne and they placed a candle on our deserts. The food and servive was, as usual, among the best in Santa Fe.

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  6. KathleenD

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant week menu had a wonderful selection. We had prawns, filet, and desserts. We will definitely return

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  7. Joelle

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came in for restaurant week and had wonderful food and service!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is exceptional! The most tender and flavorful filet mignon I’ve had. The soup and prawns appetizer were plated beautifully with unique and delicious seasonings and ingredients. The banana cream and pecan pies with ice cream were also delicious with unique and interesting variations. A complimentary basket of tasty honey corn bread was brought to the table. My drink order was a Mezcal Negroni that was presented with a smoky glass covering. The atmosphere and service were great and the food was a special culinary experience.

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  9. emilyg

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fantastic. It was a busy night, so service was slow and tables are very tight. However the outstanding food sets the stage for everything else. thank you

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  10. Rich

    New Mexico

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was outstanding. The filet I had was perfectly cooked and the shrimp appetizer was pleasantly spiced with just enough heat to make it stand out. The elk tenderloin my wife had and the lobster ordered by my son were excellent. Our server, Parris, was terrific. From the complimentary glasses of champagne for my birthday, to his attentive and friendly but not hovering service was on pointe throughout the meal. Thanks to one of our fave restaurants for a great evening.

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  11. PaulaP

    New Mexico

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful dinner. We came in for the restaurant week menu, and it was fabulous. Our server, Kirsten, was a true professional, and went out of her way to make sure we were taken care of. She was wonderful. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the fillet mignon as our main dish, and it was very tender. Loved every minute of it.. We will definitely come back.

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  12. Brunch

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. We look forward to next time.

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  13. MichelleB

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far the best mussels we’ve ever had. From start to finish, service and food were amazing!

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  14. Tomas

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a wonderful setting. Such a pleasant experience! The winter squash soup and prawn were both excellent and we both enjoyed our petite filet immensely!

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  15. BridgetM

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service. Always great when we go and a great place to bring friends visiting Santa Fe.

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  16. Nodnar

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as usual! The waiter was incredible and pleasant!

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  17. HelloHK

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good, but not great. The filet mignon was good, but the sauce or mash potatoes it came with was just ok. The butternut squash soup was too sweet for my taste. I felt as if I was going to need to knife for my dessert because the tart was hard to cut with a spoon. The service was amazing.

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  18. ChristyG

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere, food and service was great. I would recommend.

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  19. loreneb

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great restaurant. The Gentleman's Vice was an awesome coctail starter. The squash soup was amazing and the elk and pork chop entrees were excellent as well. Our server was delightful, helpful and very attentive. I would return here in a heartbeat!

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  20. KrystenC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best service here. One of the best places to eat in Santa Fe. The Lobster is phenomenal and so is the Elk Tenderloin. Everything was perfect. I will definitely be back.

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  21. Parisienne

    New York City

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and wine list. Food always terrific. The corn bread basket and honey butter is a treat! Lobster tail and guajillo pappardelle excellent and best mussels I’ve ever had, hands down.

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  22. DavidW

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening and dinner. Food was fantastic and service was excellent!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent diner as always!! We always come back! Our favorite in Sante fe hands down!

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  24. KathyR

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended! Great food and service. Well done!

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  25. Luke

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Coyote Cafe to celebrate a couple friends' birthdays and we loved our experience. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. Our server, Annette, went above and beyond throughout the entire evening. Everyone in our party was incredibly impressed with her thoughtfulness and kindness.

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  26. JoeA

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the elk and the veggie ravioli. Will return again soon!

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  27. MargotB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the bartender, to our server, to our wonderfully recommended menu items, this place did NOT disappoint. Can not wait to come back. Thank you!

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  28. BenjaminG

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    expected better seating based on the price of the food. Seating was a small table and close to two other customers. food was great .. based on the reputation of this restaurant, and being a romantic evening, got to work on small tables. Thx

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food excellent. Had to wait a bit because it was Valentines Day but they did great job of making up for it!

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  30. LisaB

    New Mexico

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We often return to Coyote Cafe for our special occasions and this was not only Valentine's Day but an anniversary. Prix Fix menu was extensive and we were so happy will all of our options. We chose the Elk and Lobster entrees and a nice bottle of wine. The Elk was perfectly grilled and the sides were tasty - went well with the wine. The lobster was good, there were several small pieces to enjoy, however, the pasta "bed" was not as good. Too doughy. Would have been a better choice to have risotto or vegetable (grilled). The dessert choices were also extensive and we chose the chocolate and house made sorbet with passion fruit. SO SOUR! Very difficult to enjoy - the passion fruit was nice but the overall sourness of the sorbet was a turn off. Too bad. The remainder of the meal was terrific.

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  31. Sonya

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great dining experience. The food was amazing and the staff were friendly and helpful.

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  32. DanP

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I keep writing these reviews periodically, but then Coyote Cafe keeps performing at the highest level. Took some good friends for dinner just before Valentine's Day. One had never experienced it before, the other two had not been in several years. As always, the food and service lived up all my expectations. Coyote is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. In addition to the consistently outstanding food, it is (regrettably) one of the few restaurants these days that obviously hires and trains top tier service professionals. I've never regretted a single meal here.

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  33. RCdiners

    New Mexico

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service! Our usually excellent lobster entree was only average. The pasta was sticky and not up to the usual fine standards. Still a favorite restaurant!

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  34. KenR

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A gem in Santa Fe. Located in the old city it takes some planning to get there, but worth the trip. Great staff- attentive, informed and pleasant. A unique menu with great flavors. Reservations are a must in season and winter weekends.

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  35. NatS

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve never had a bad meal at Coyote, it’s my go to special occasion restaurant!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Venison carpaccio, crispy brazino, and the lobster tail pasta were some of the best dishes of our life. No cop

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  37. NicG

    Las Vegas

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool restaurant with an eclectic vibe. The food and service are excellent. I highly recommend

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  38. Katie

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious, and very accommodating of our large party.

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  39. Mimo

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant. Delicious food and drinks. Service some of the best we've experienced.

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  40. STEVED

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a pleasant surprise for our last night in Santa Fe. My spouse had the Tuna Crudo and the Elk Tenderloin. I had the Venison Carpaccio (which blew me away) and the Rack of Lamb. Everything was excellent. We both fell prey to the Norteno Margaritas to which we have become addicted. Before being seated ask for Paris to be your host at the table. He is a definite Pro.

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FAQs

Coyote Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 6673 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Coyote Cafe

132 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Galisteo & Don Gaspar, corner of Ortiz
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Fe
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southwest British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There are public lots available one block east (at Shelby street, past the restaurant)) and one block west (between Sandoval and Galisteo Streets) of Coyote Cafe on West Water Street (before the restaurant - often requires you to enter on San Francisco Street, parallel to to Water Street).<br /><br />Meters are free after 6 p.m.<br />
  • Public transit
    Santa Fe busses make periodic stops nearby. Most hotels run shuttles - check with your concierge.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    None currently
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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