Coyote Cafe

4.8
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3618 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
RESERVATIONS ARE FOR THE INDOOR CAFE, WE DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS FOR THE ROOFTOP CANTINA.

Coyote Cafe continues to be Santa Fe's ICONIC restaurant, established in 1987, Coyote Café is recognized as the restaurant that brought modern southwestern cuisine to the country.

Must-have dishes include Diver Scallops, Southwest Rolled Caesar Salad and the legendary 24-ounce "Cowboy Cut" Ribeye, a nod to our Southwestern legacy. Contemporary favorites also include Peppery Elk Tenderloin, Mesquite Grilled Lobster Tails, Hawaiian Tuna Poke and of course, Green Chile Mac 'n Cheese.

An Award Winning Wine List - with hard to find selections like Sine Qua Non - is complemented by a full bar which includes unique signature cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, stellar service. Followed all guidelines during COVID-19 and enjoyed a special anniversary dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Excellent staff!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding! Loved the ambiance and the food! Will definitely go back!!

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505Traveler
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heather is a great server. Highly recommend the elk and specialty martini

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Samsj
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great. Good selection of wines. Staff were super from first to last contact. Prices were reasonable considering high end food (e.g. elk, scallops). Made adjustments as needed. Highly recommend.

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RhondaC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good..waiter was very attentive...it was our Anniversary...so they gave us 2 glasses,of Champagne..food was very good and just enough!..They had plexiglass between booths and hand sanitizers on every table!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful meal. The partitions were a great add during the pandemic, our waiter was exceptional! There wasn’t one dish we didn’t love

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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HildaG
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! We love the food. We went to celebrate my birthday!

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vipMariaR
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were driving thru Santa Fe last week and happened on coyote cafe. The restaurant was pretty and has an outside upper deck. The menu was thoughtful and eclectic. Our waiter, Ben, was knowledgeable and we had a wonderful martini and their shrimp appetizer with crispy corn cake. The whole meal was delightful. Upon returning through, my husband was dreaming about those shrimp from mid Arizona. We returned last night and Ben remembered our martini and the shrimp did not disappoint. Well done!

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben is the best. The whole team is awesome. It was great to be back and too see old familiar faces, the great same atmosphere and the incredible food. We felt very safe in the restaurant during this pandemic and uncertain times.

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LauraH
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a celebration! The food and environment were excellent.

MK
vipMaggieK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s hard to provide an elegant, delicious, and dare I say, FUN meal during a pandemic. The Coyote Cafe managed to do just that during our last two visits. Discreetly adhering to the current requirements (temperature taking, face masks, plexiglass dividers, etc) the restaurant served the city’s best food in a warm environment. Our server, Erin, was another bright spot, whom we had the pleasure of dining with a third time at the sister restaurant, Santacafé.

Make no mistake, the Coyote Cafe sets Santa Fe’s high bar.

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vipTexas75
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Service and food- best meal since COVID hit!

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BonitaG
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Santa Fe multiples of times but had never eaten at Coyote. We regretted that we missed this gem in the past! Food and service was amazing! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the lobster entree!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great and so was the presentation. Sat up at the counter watching the prep and cooking of food. Was fun to watch but they did not engage with you even in slow times. Would have made the counter experience much more enjoyable.

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Troll
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and friendly staff and food well presented and taste buds danced. Highly recommended.

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jamesr
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Terrif ic food with good social Distancing Practices between tables Elk tenderloin was perfectly cooked and everything on the plate was tasty.

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CarolBR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our second trip here. Amazing food and you must try the chili infused margarita! The server, Nate, was lovely and made great suggestions. The support staff were excellent. Kudos to the chef. We will be back ASAP!

Love from Dallas...

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service for a wonderful Father’s Day dinner. Ben and Oden, thank you for a great evening. The food and service was spot on every level! Food was delicious and ambiance just what you’d expect from Coyote Cafe! 10 stars-

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vipMickB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burrata, corn bread and the elk were superb! So gjj ok ad a friend tipped me off about the place the day before!

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Betty
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 3rd visit to Coyote Cafe, and superb service while maintaining CDC guidelines for CoVid. Food presentation, selection, and taste were all superb.
Loved staff’s coyote masks, and wished they were for sale.

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PhilA
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff, Great food & Amazing infused drinks! Always our favorite place to dine when visiting Santa Fe!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular. Excellent food, the staff worked as a team and were excellent as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just arrived in town after a 7 hour road trip and was so happy to start our weekend here. Staff was very friendly. And the food was amazing.

They really prepared to provide a safe environment too.

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vipCynthiaH
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paris, our waiter, and Francisco were fabulous to see again.

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!! We enjoyed Filet Mignon, Rack of Lamb and Lobster. Even my 12 year old daughter loved the lobster. We had a beautiful bottle of wine. The one reason I did not give it 5 stars for value is because it, reasonably so, was not a value meal :)

JM
vipJohnMarkY
New Mexico
30 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coyote Cafe did an outstanding job of providing a safe and pleasant dining experience- the food and service was great! They have adjusted to the new safety requirements in a manner that makes one confident in their efforts and practices.
A great evening!

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Grotsi
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has incredible food. Highly recommend the Mexican white prawns! Extreme flavor! A little pricey but you get what you pay for-great food, much of it unlike any other restaurant in Fe.

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JennyL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coyote Cafe hasn't lost its ambience, excellent food, and great service - even during a pandemic. We appreciated that they checked everyone's temperature at the door, required masks worn to and from your table, and sat diners 6 feet apart. All staff wore masks too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic 5 star service!!! Their sommelier Ben is great and the food came out “tout suite” and completely on point. Maintain this and definitely one of the top 3 restaurants in Santa Fe.

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RobertA
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday at the restaurant. Seated immediately on arrival. They gave us a complimentary glass of champagne for the occasion. Decided on a special cocktail. IT was a Manhattan served with smoke of cherry and hickory. Incredibly tasty. We ordered an appetizer and main course. Both were excellent. The service was terrific. One benefit of the limited capacity. We always use the restaurant for special occasions or with special guests. It ain't cheap, but it is worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Food and service was great but the atmosphere, furnishings were EXTREMELY dated.

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vipRicoman
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have this as an option amid the pandemic. Always a consistent experience form service to food. They recognize us when we walk in and we are treated like family. The experience is high-end. but very approachable and great value for the money, in my opinion.

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vipAdamxcl
New Mexico
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First and only time out since the pandemic stuff started. Decided we would trust only the Coyote Cafe. Everything was great. Staff, service and food were all carefully well done. Restaurants were currently limited to 50% capacity and we had our dinner before it reached that point but we have to admit we started getting more nervous the more people came in. So it wasn't quite as fulfilling as it should have been during normal times but that's us. Coyote did everything right for the changing times.

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vipJeffreyS
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive and friendly service. Lamb chops with mole negro were fabulous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
85 reviews