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Coyote Cafe, Santa Fe, NM

Coyote Cafe

4.8
4.8
5375 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Southwest British

  • 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

Experiences

  • THANKSGIVING

    $85.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Nov 24, 2022 only
    Coyote Cafe is excited to offer a special three course pre-fixed thanksgiving meal to you and your loved ones. There will be several options for appetizers, entrees and dessert to choose from, including Thanksgiving favorites. Once you book through open table the experience for food, tax and gratuity will be charged. The only bill that will be presented to you after your meal will be for any beverages you choose to enjoy. We look forward to continuing the tradition at Coyote Cafe
  • NEW YEARS EVE

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    We are excited to offer a Special Three Course Pre Fixed NEW YEARS EVE Meal to you and your loved ones. There will be several options of appetizers, entrees and deserts to choose from. Once you book through open table the experience for food, tax and gratuity are taken care of so the only bill that will be presented to you after your meal is the beverages you choose to enjoy. We look forward to continuing this NEW YEARS EVE Tradition at Coyote Cafe
  • CHRISTMAS EVE

    $100.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    We are excited to offer a Special Three Course Pre Fixed Christmas Eve Dinner to you and your loved ones. There will be several options of appetizers, entrees and deserts to choose from. Once you book through open table the experience for food, tax and gratuity are taken care of so the only bill that will be presented to you after your meal is the beverages you choose to enjoy. We look forward to continuing this Christmas Tradition at Coyote Cafe We ask that you respect the experience is for 90 Minutes for two guests and 120 minutes for guests of three or more

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What 5,375 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

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  • New Mexico

    Best Overall

  • New Mexico

    Best Food

  • New Mexico

    Best Service

  • New Mexico

    Best Value

  • New Mexico

    Hot Spot

  • New Mexico

    Most Booked

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Overall

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Food

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Service

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Value

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Hot Spot

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service! What a well oiled machine. Staff is superbly trained and efficient. Server was excited to share his favorites with us as well as suggest the perfect wine pairings. Memorable meal!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal, service and ambiance! Celebrated our 25th wedding Anniversary with a trip to Santa Fe and was we were very pleased with the detail in making us feel special. Food made made our taste buds dance and the service was extremely attentive. Highly recommended!!! Thank you for a memorable meal!
  3. BP

    BobP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great innovative food and special service. Well worth the price.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinner and it was just perfect. I haven’t had such a great meal in a very long time
  5. TC

    TracyC

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent!! Exceed our expectations. So happy
  6. r

    rwmartin

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was great and the food was outstanding. We were extremely pleased with the-vast selections. Food was prepared to perfection.
  7. P

    Pancho

    Seattle

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food as always was very good! The venison Carpaccio was one not to be missed! Our server Parris was attentive and well informed! We are coming to Coyote since the nineties (Mark Miller times) and never disappoints! Perhaps nowadays a little to noisy.
  8. G

    Geolady

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service! Outstanding beef tenderloin! Will be back
  9. JN

    JoeN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    the quality of the food and service was amazing. I highly recommend the smoke Manhatten and Elk Tenderlion
  10. BM

    BillM

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything was great except the noise level. That was deafening..
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The food was very good, but the restaurant was too loud and chaotic for a romantic evening. More suited for a business dinner.
  12. LM

    LilaM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service , will go back again next year
  13. JG

    JackieG

    Miami

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was a solo traveler in NM & heard about Coyote Cafe. At first I was apprehensive about sitting at a counter but it turned out to be a fantastic experience because I got to socialize with others. The food and drinks were spectacular. I had the Branzino which was amazing. The server was very nice too. The only issue with sitting at the counter was that you’re in front of where the chefs are cooking so it was a bit warm. However, it was a small price to play for such a good time. I also went to the rooftop bar - fun & eclectic vibe. Drinks were so good. I had the prickly pear margarita. Yum!
  14. LR

    LaurelR

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful expresso martinis and fabulous dinner
  15. a

    anonymous

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service-timely, attentive, cordial and informative. As always, food and drink were creative, beautifully presented and fabulous. Our favorite place in Santa Fe.
  16. S

    Staycation

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty unique margaritas & delicious food
  17. M

    Mike

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Fantastic experience. Highly recommend.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A trip to Santa Fe is not a trip without a meal at the Coyote Cafe! The staff are all amazing, the food is incredible, the atmosphere is delightful! Whether you dine inside or out on the roof top this place should not be missed! Love the bar too and the bartender Abe is the bomb!
  19. TW

    TerryW

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal, excellent wine. Really no complaints!
  20. DH

    DHengct1

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great overall experience. Diners loved the ravioli and drinks. One diner did not enjoy the fish.
  21. B

    Breshaun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was truly one of the best meals I have ever had. From appetizer to dessert, each bite warranted a genuine, culinary inspired, pleasure moan.
  22. EP

    EdwardP

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service
  23. n

    nmrider

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A warm greeting, excellent responsiveness to offering inquiries and dietary peculiarities preceded an exceptional dinner. One of the best dining experiences in Santa Fe in a number of years.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Chef did very nice vegan plate as special request. Thank you!
  25. B

    Bill

    New Mexico

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I had dinner at Coyote Cafe. We split a Caesar salad and my wife had the three cheese ravioli while I had the elk tenderloin.. All were excellent. Our server Kathy was very pleasant and efficient. Coyote continues to be our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe.
  26. JE

    JohnE

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. The Brazino and Diver Scallops are outstanding, and the service wonderful.
  27. c

    cwlald

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is the best. Sitting at the counter is great entertainment as we watched the food being prepared and talking with tge chefs!!
  28. JM

    JohnM

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! The mussels are my all time favorite. Busy Resturant, with excellent service.
  29. CP

    CarlaP

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food is fantastic! We split the Caesar salad. It was delicious! Each ordered the crispy fish, which was also excellent. The service was great! We felt so spoiled by our server. Definitely will go back !
  30. GH

    GaryH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at Coyote Cafe was exceptional. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The Elk is one of the best items on the menu, but all dishes we have had have been expertly prepared. The coconut carrot bisque was creamy, not too sweet with balanced flavors, absolutely delicious, We had the pork belly tacos as an appetizer, and they were outstanding as well. Cisco oversees the dining room with expertise and grace, a true professional. Our wait staff, Cliff and Jackson, were friendly, attentive, and our service was well-timed. Dining at Coyote Cafe is always a highlight, and we can't wait to go back.
  31. W

    Wineandfoodlover

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coyote Cafe exceeded all expectations. Food was fresh, creative and delicious, wine list was excellent, and the service by Kathy was brilliant. We were a group of 8 people and everyone loved their food from appetizers to desserts. We want to especially thank Kathy, who made us feel so well received and pampered. She was a true professional. We would highly recommend to anyone. The ambiance was fun and chic with good acoustics.
  32. NR

    NadineR

    Austin

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful flavors in every dish. Lovely waitstaff although we waited 10 minutes past our reservation time. Noisy party of tipsy folks next to us made things a bit loud.
  33. S

    Santiago

    New Mexico

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our dinner entrees were terrific, as was the service provided by Clint. The one drawback: a very loud table of women apparently having a bachelorette dinner.
  34. KG

    KathyG

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible, Kathy our wait person was really great very personable. Made our girls weekend so fun.
  35. LT

    LauraT

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal! Our server was excellent, she put together a meal for my g-free, dairy free husband that he really enjoyed. I had the signature elk, and it is constantly excellent.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Top notch food and service. Ambiance and noise level are rough, but that's old news in that space.
  37. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, excellent service. No complaints. Lots of good choices in Santa Fe, but I would go back here.
  38. DM

    DMandfriends

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although we had to wait 30min+ beyond or reservation, the staff made sure we had beverages and a turtle sample of a starter. Food and service was excellent.
  39. JP

    JasonP

    Phoenix

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    These guys hit it out of the park every time. Amazing cocktails and great food. The Elk is amazing. Don’t miss the Cesar salad, it’s the best ever. Service is impeccable. It is a little loud, but very festive. I highly recommend. By far the funnest fine dining in Santa Fe.
  40. M

    Matt

    Denver

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dined 9/23/22, evening. Bustling scene. We were seated promptly, started with drinks and entrees. We received a delicious tasting of goat cheese panna cotta, with tomato and basil, which was a gem. What a nice introduction. My wife had the lobster which came in a presentation that was fairly impressive! Flavors were rich and the pasta fresh. I had a pork chop to beat all, and I wish I wasn't saying that. The first two bites were of the vegetables, and those alone were worth the entry fee. What accompanied them equaled the best pork chop I have ever encountered, and I daresay better, than that served in Michael Symon's Lola years back in Cleveland. Perfect sear, juicy, just decadent, I can't say enough about this chop, which I typically avoid as they can be underwhelming. This one has possibly ruined the rest for me. Order it if you dare, but order it if you want something truly memorable. The seasoning and sauce rounded out an amazing dish. Followed by a Banana Cream Pie, the dinner was not to be forgotten, but the dessert was yet another exquisite offering that truly made our experience memorable, along with the service. And the Manhattan was spot on. What a memorable night at Coyote. Enjoy the mural opposite the restrooms.

FAQs

Coyote Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 5375 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 39 times today
Experiences are available.
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

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Southwest British

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (505) 983-1615

  • 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

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