Coyote Cafe

4.8
2929 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.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be offering a la carte menu for mothers day from noon to 6pm

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Easter Brunch available a la carte. Open from noon to 6pm

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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New England
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A nice welcome acknowledging our special occasion; Extraordinary service presented by a savvy, smart gal; delicious entrees. A special evening.

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Houston
67 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

Food and service were OK, but they sneak a $4 "kitchen" charge onto the bill.
I asked for the check, glanced at it and put my credit card down. When the card came back, I noticed, tucked in the back of the folder, some lame rationale for the "kitchen" charge. I suppose they will next add a charge for the hostess, and one for the cleaning people and one for the guy who delivers the meat.
I resent being deceived and I will not return.

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JB
Tulsa
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An absolutely wonderful experience, food was fantastic and service was superior!! Nate was our server and was exceptional. Great insight on the offering and wine pairings. We have a home in Santa Fe and will be returning quite often!!!!

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MV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service and food. Would recommend for a business dinner or special occasion!!

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VK
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a beautiful spot with fabulous art and wonderful food. The eggplant ravioli was delicious as was the lobster tail. Will definitely return on our next trip.

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MB
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!!!!!

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o
San Francisco
122 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food; fine service; great decor.

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B
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I each had the elk tenderloin and split the rolled Caesar salad. Both items were excellent. As always the service was efficient without being intrusive. Coyote Cafe continues to be one of the top restaurants in Santa Fe.

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C
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted warmly at the door and quickly escorted to our table. The booth we were seated in was spacious with a nice view of the dining room and at area.
Our waiter greeted us told about any specials and gave us time to review the menu and wine list.
We never felt rushed and we just enjoyed the space before ordering. The special was a appetizer, stuffed squash blossoms. We predict that while deciding on the test of our order. It was perfectly prepared and a great way to start what turned out to be our best dinner in Santa Fe.
The wine list is extensive and well curated, some really exceptional wines. We selected a California petite sirah which stood up perfectly to the spice in the meal.
The amuse bouchée was a demitasse of beautifully spicy tomatillos and puréed beans.
We decided on the lamb rack for me and elk for my wife. Both were perfectly cooked rare with wonderful sauces, veggies and mash on mine with a deconstructed potato on my wife’s.
Everything came out in a timely manner, the service was perfect, unobtrusive but always present when we needed anything.
My date celebrating the night 37 years when I met my wife couldn’t have been more perfect.
Great food, great service, beautiful space.

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K
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Sante Fe. My favorite entree is the cowboy steak that is big enough for two. But trust if your hungry that 26 ounce steak can be yours. The food is so amazing. The presentation is pure art. The Chefs has gotten it right 100% of the time every time I visit. Don't miss this gem in Sante Fe. I will be back in August and can not wait. Don't forget to have dessert. I always leave room. Such a warm, cozy and relaxed atmosphere. Fun to get a table by the window and people watch as well. Enjoy

Coyote Cafe
Responded 6 days ago

Kathy, That cowboy steak has been on the menu for decades and is not going anywhere!! Thank you so much for such a kind review. Every Single person that makes this restaurant work thanks you Quinn / Owner

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FD
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Coyote Cafe has a lot to offer. The food is excellent. Lobster and mascarpone filled squash blossoms, a rolled Caesar salad, carnitas and pineapple tacos,... all excellent. The decor is bright and fun. The service was decent, but nothing to write home about. The clientele is older and not particularly diverse. That said, everyone seemed to know everyone else, which was cool. Next time, we will get a sitter. It’s not a kid friendly place.

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E
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

The food and service were amazing. However we were seated RIGHT next to a company function (15-20 people) that was louder than cheering sports fans. Our little table is four had to yell the entire evening. There was a two top next to us that was obviously having the same issues as we were. We did get 3 desserts and two after dinner coffees on the house but really should have been added to the Company causing the issue - Won’t go back - too bad cause food was wonderful

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MJ
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday and were surprised that we did not get a dessert "on the house", especially since the cost per plate is very expensive.

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KG
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls’ night

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H
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coyote has become the standard to which we measure all other fine dining. From New York to Dallas to Las Vegas to Los Angeles, we are fortunate to have such an amazing restaurant here in Santa Fe. Hats off to Quinn, Eduardo, Paris and the rest of the team for doing a consistently great job on serving exceptional meals in a comfortable, yet elegant environment. Always looking forward to our next rendezvous. . .

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M
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Coyote Cafe a number of times and every time it's great. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. They worked around my tricky food allergy. I highly recommend the champagne and pearls cocktail -- the liquid raspberry pearls dancing in local champagne was a delightful start to my meal.

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M
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance-food outstanding and spectacular service. Enjoyed it all the way!!
We will be back!!

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LR
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service!

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LL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I normally don't leave reviews but I was very impressed with this restaurant. The food was absolutely incredible, appetizer, entree and dessert were delicious, and their corn bread is addicting (and I normally don't like corn bread). Parris is very friendly and made us feel very comfortable, best server we've ever had! We are definitely going back and recommending it to other people!

Coyote Cafe
Responded on April 7, 2019

Liza Thank you so much for recognizing Parris, We are all so fortunate he is part of the team. We have served our signature corn bread for over three decades! We appreciate the referrals to your friends and family. We look forward to your next visit. Quinn / Owner

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GA
Anchorage
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wines list prices tend to be on the high side. Domestic Pinot Noir choices are mostly limited to CA.

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Quality of food is excellent but the dishes are not what you’d call “comfort food”. We were told by our waiter that they do not serve creamy dressings when we asked for Ranch dressing with the salad - strictly vinaigrette. Steak was excellent but there’s no potato dish to go with it I.e mashed potatoes or baked potato

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CT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was ok . Service and atmosphere great. Website led me to believe it was more lively bar type atmosphere though.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great dining experience!
Ate at bar. Bartender was awesome.
Hospitality plus

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DP
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best wine list in Santa Fe. Incredibly attentive service. We are so fortunate to have the Coyote in Santa Fe!

Coyote Cafe
Responded on April 5, 2019

Dan, Thank you for the shout out on our wine program. Not alot of people recognize that we have building our cellar here for over 30 years. I really appreciate the review! Quinn / Owner

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LV
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place! We were there in 1999 and returned in 2019. Much nicer and we loved Ben! He had such knowledge and was so nice to talk with. Such an asset. We will return when we go back to Santa Fe. Regret not being able to meet the owner.

Coyote Cafe
Responded on April 5, 2019

Hi Lori, I could not agree more about your thoughts on Ben. He is an incredible asset and the team is lucky to have him work here. Thank you for coming back after all these years. Im sorry i Missed you Tuesday Evening but hope to meet you on your next visit. Quinn / Owner

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AW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coyote cafe wasn’t one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in NM. Will definitely come back next time I’m in Santa Fe

Coyote Cafe
Responded on April 5, 2019

Anna, Thats saying alot considering how many wonderful restaurants are in the City!! Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review Quinn / Owner

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JR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exquisite and the service impeccable. They even brought us an extra appetizer as they were concerned about the length of time it took to get out entree. We were already full from the large appetizers so the wait was no problem. Highly recommended.

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D
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, creative, delicious food, great service, great fun vibe. Fine dining without stuffiness.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

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MK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was absolute perfection. We had the filet mignon and it was melt in your mouth delicious. Our waiter was fantastic and this was definitely a highlight of our trip!

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JM
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was an outstanding experience

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was excellent. The food was impeccable and severd promptly. I will definitely go here again. I surely will recommend this place to anyone.

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R
Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Top ten restaurants we’ve been to and we’ve been to hundreds of good ones all over the country. Special attention given, not asked for. Food and drink the best.

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B
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

As good as i remember it many year ago when Mark owned. Overall the food and experience was good. Had to send the soup back as it was not hot. Second better but still not hot enough.
server was great in knowing we wanted to taste each others dinner so he offered to split the entrees. great presentation and the tastes were fantastic.
Had a drink in the roof top cantina before hand and its a lively fun place.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Celebrated a birthday and had a wonderful meal.

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c
New Mexico
26 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints!~ A true treasure... Creative cuisine and great wait staff!

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LF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional service. The lobster was out of this world. My filet mignon came out over cooked and flavorless but was quickly replaced with a superb cut and temperature. A fair wine selection but at fair prices.

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LG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good experience all around. Service was outstanding. Waiter was friendly and helpful, we followed some of his food recommendations and he was right on.

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Denver
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish everything went beyond my expectations. Starting at the host stand. They were friendly and accommodating. Our bartender helped us pick out the perfect drinks. Then there’s Nate our server best I’ve had in a long time. From bringing us champagne to toast our Anniversary to a small bite appetizer. He truly made our evening special. When making your reservations pick the counter seating as you get to watch all the amazing chefs in action. This place is a must.

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DW
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a magnificent experience. The food is beautiful and tastes simply amazing. The staff is superb. I highly recommend Coyote Cafe. A special thanks to Graciela our server. You made our evening memorable. Ella loved her Birthday dinner.

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