Coyote Cafe

4.9
3857 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 Most ICONIC restaurant, established in 1987, Coyote Café is recognized as the restaurant that brought modern southwestern cuisine to the country.

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.

The restaurant is not recommended for children under the age of 10 years old.

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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Manny
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just on vacation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, drinks and professional service. Very enjoyable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Paris was the BEST!!! Food was delicious with extraordinary presentation.
Upbeat atmosphere. Enjoyed our evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love Coyote Cafe! The experience is always fantastic. Something that really impresses me is their ability to always adapt and cater to the timing of the table. Our favorite waiter, Natru, always takes great care of us and creates an enjoyable experience.

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vipdsds
Denver
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding! The sea bass entree was perfectly cooked. The Caesar salad was presented as rolls, similar in looks to sushi and the fried squash blossoms were a nice surprise.

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RobinS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coyote Cafe was amazing! And our waiter was even more amazing! We were there visiting from out of town with old friends and he joined right in the conversation with us and provided special service. Would highly recommend!

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LeeC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were perfect and we had a great time. Our starter was "crab cakes" , the main meal was "Scallops", side of mushrooms and we shared a "bread pudding" for dessert. Our cocktails were great. The only change we would make was the music - too noisy.

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BarbaraJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED IT! SO GREAT _ WHAT A GREAT GROUP OF PEOPLE

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vipLoveFoodandFun
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francisco,Carlos and the team took impeccable care of us and it was apparent that every detail of the experience was carefully thought out and executed. The food was not only tasty but artfully presented. Highly recommended.

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HellBilly
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

5 star food and service in a 3 star atmosphere. The food was amazing - one of those rare occasions where every bite makes you happy. The service was top-notch and timing was perfect. Atmosphere is loud and cold. Definitely not a good place for a romantic dinner, better suited for dining with friends and family.

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LisaCeleste
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

After having a reservation for over a week, the hostess initially sat the three of us at the bar which made conversing impossible. I said we needed a table and we were reseated. Food was mediocre at best...presentation, ambiance and server were excellent.

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vipPerryPaul
New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are the best, and don't forget their great cocktails. Always have an amazing time and we are always treated greatly by all the staff.

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MikeM
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is over the top! Great food, great presentation and better yet, OUTSTANDING SERVICE!!

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Julia
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the Coyote Cafe Dining EXPERIENCE was EXCELLENT. The ambiance with gorgeous chili pepper chandelier and safely spaced tables was lovely. The food was creative and outstanding. Perhaps the best thing was the friendly, welcoming staff that took genuine and sincere pride in the excellence of the cuisine. The manager, Quaid, was very kind and spoke to us numerous times during our visit. He leads by example, being manager or server helping out whenever needed. It was a delightful evening, that I would recommend to anyone who would like to have an outstanding experience in dining.

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ShannonS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for upscale fair and good vibes, I will definitely return.

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Arne
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fine dining in all of New Mexico! The legendary Mark Miller’s birthplace of modern New Mexico cuisine!

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joldol
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, service was outstanding, it was a fun vacation dinner with friends.

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Tequila77
El Paso
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we eat here the food is wonderful. My husband had the filet mignon with a rich caramelized onion sauce . He ate every bite. I had the telecherry elk tenderloin in a delicious sauce. The elk was so tender. The mashed potatoes on the side were a bit tasteless. We didn't order starters because we don't have big appetites, but they brought out butter and warm corn pones and then a very tasty cream corn soup in a shot glass. We also had a very good bottle of Spanish wine. A wonderful anniversary experience.

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vipMeny
New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, Coyote Cafe provided a complimentary champagne for our celebration. We ordered the Chilean sea bass (absolutely adorable); scallops, and pork chops. Everything was delicious. The creme brulee dessert with chocolate ice cream was simply scrumptious!! Thank you.

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vipSteveF
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are a newly retired couple beginning to travel and we really enjoyed your restaurant. Well done.

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StephanieH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was ex was excellent, and my waiter advised me correctly on the dishes. Had the spicy shrimp appetizer (firecracker!) and the elk entree, cooked to perfect temperature.
I will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Lovely setting. Great service!

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Elk Tenderloin!!! Make reservations because the place isn’t very big.

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ShannonB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best in Santa Fe, from the dirty martini to the lobster to the freshly made ice cream. Shout out to Scott, our server.

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BenD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious cocktails, incredible food.

Did I mention the service was amazing? Truly kind and friendly humans all around with an emphasis on fun.

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vipJenniferS
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erin, our server, was amazing. The food was wonderful. Loved Coyote Cafe!

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RichardM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First get together with my sister and brother in law since Covid was great to be at Coyote we are never disappointed

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MikeB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails (Manhattan), phenomenal food (lobster and elk) and perfect service (host, waitstaff). We’ll be back for sure...soon

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vipPaulaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service. Excellent food. Only thing that cd have been improved was the bread (mushy texture). We loved it!

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vipWendiS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

amazing place! incredible service from Scoot snd Sisco. Classic place!

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diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reasonably priced for the flavor and uniqueness of the dishes. Speciality cocktails very unique and they were between the $14-$18.

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TinaD
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful evening. Elk was a new experience. Drinks were creative and tasty variations on a theme. Well done!

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vipsandraanderson
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined at Coyote Cafe with our local Santa Fe nephew. He'd never been there, and thought it was a great treat as did we. The noise level was perfect even for the hard or hearing and the food was quite good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked inside we were taken care of down to the smallest detail. Firstly the cocktails were outstanding!
Our server Natru paired a nice Riesling with spicy prawns over a griddled corn cake and a burrata salad to begin.
Then we shared the scallops and lobster tails paired with a nice crisp Chablis. Delicious!
The whole staff was exceptionally accommodating and attentive throughout our experience.
Will definitely be back.

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CarolD
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops were divine, perfectly prepared, beautiful presentation.

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vipPrincessFloof
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfection, the drinks and the food were
Sublime and service was friendly and attentive. Also the cornbread was next level.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nate, our waiter, was fantastic. All around great, friendly service with delicious steak and elk.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place to celebrate a birthday!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our all-time favorite restaurants! And Ben is the bomb.com!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Presentation was spectacular and taste was excellent. A wonderful dining experience

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Coyote Cafe is rated 4.9 stars by 3857 OpenTable diners.

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