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Coyote Cafe, Santa Fe, NM

Coyote Cafe

4.8
4.8
5195 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

9:00 PM


Booked 50 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

  • HEITZ WINE DINNER

    $175.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Sep 22, 2022 only
    COYOTE CAFE IS EXCITED TO WELCOME HEITZ CELLARS AS OUR FEATURED WINE DINNER FOR SANTA FE WINE AND CHILE FIESTA. WE WILL BE OFFERING A 3 COURSE TASTING MENU, WITH WINE PAIRINGS. YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE AND AMUSE BOUCHE AND BEGIN WITH OUR SIGNATURE CORNBREAD. UPON COMPLETION OF YOUR MEAL, YOU WILL BE PRESENTED WITH A CHECK FOR THE BEVERAGES CONSUMED DURING YOUR EVENING BUT OTHERWISE YOUR DINNER WILL BE PAID IN FULL UPON COMPLETION OF THIS RESERVATION, INCLUDING TAX AND A 20% GRATUITY. THIS IS SURE TO BE ONE OF THE BEST EVENTS OF THE FIESTA, WE HOPE YOU CHOOSE TO JOIN US!

Popular dishes

What 5,195 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

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    Best Food

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  • New Mexico

    Fit for Foodies

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    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

    Fit for Foodies

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Hot Spot

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

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  1. RG

    RobertG

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and superb service. We were at Coyote Grill 25 years ago when it first opened. It's just as good today.
  2. RB

    RosalieB

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The elk steak was tougher than I have heretofore been served at Coyote Cafe. But the flavor was wonderful. Andy was our server and was great.
  3. L

    Likegoodfood

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Coyote team led by owner Quinn Stephenson is amazing in ALL ways. If you are looking for an exceptional, relaxing experience- this is it. Enjoy.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As wonderful as the last time. I had the venison carpaccio on the recommendation of my fellow diners; I generally don’t like venison but this was great. The seared scallops were also delicious, especially the risotto they were served on. Service was attentive, warm, and swift. I highly recommend.
  5. SR

    SibylR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding recommendation for our 50th wedding anniversary!
  6. MV

    MarisV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. The venison carpaccio and the elk were terrific. Very good wines by the glass.
  7. JP

    JPT75

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Wonderful ambiance. Highly recommend!
  8. JG

    JamesG

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcoming staff and great service. Menu was enticing. Had the pork belly tacos to start and lamb chops for main, both extremely and creatively well prepared. Enjoyed the ambiance. Overall great dining experience.
  9. DH

    DonnaH

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful waiter!
  10. BC

    BillC

    New Mexico

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went to Coyote Cafe prior to going to the opera. Service was prompt, courteous, and helpful. They made certain we were done in time for the opera, and ensured that the food was compatible with my gluten sensitivity. We both had glasses of wine: a Malbec for me, and a Gruet sparkling rose for my wife. Both were good, but not spectacular. We split the burratta salad with stone fruit and both felt that it was wonderful. My wife had the lobster tails and raved about it. I had the pork chop with sweet potatoes and summer squash and it was excellent particularly the sauce. I got the panna Cotta with strawberries and basil ice cream for dessert and loved it. My wife had a couple of tastes and also enjoyed it. The meal was pricey, but not out of line with the quality.
  11. KE

    KEVINK

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Don’t order the lobster!
  12. KB

    KathyB

    Fayetteville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding! Dinner was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend as it is some of the best food in Santa Fe.
  13. JW

    JamesW

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Vacation We eat there every year on our trip to Santa Fe
  14. S

    Sydknee

    New Mexico

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    All the recommendations were exceptional. As always, the bar has a fine selection of cocktails. We especially enjoyed the Three Cheese Ravioli and Crispy Bransino. Service was helpful and friendly. Always a joy to bring out of town guests to the Coyote Cafe.
  15. V

    Verdeman

    Anchorage

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All went well. Food was great. Service was attentive.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had an amazing dinner at Coyote Cafe. We both had the elk tenderloin, and shared the Banana Pie for dessert. The presentation was a work of art. The service was perfect. We will go back!
  17. S

    Southbeach

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Appreciated the recommendations from our waiter for both drinks and food. The food was outstanding and we had a great meal.
  18. JP

    JillP

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic and the food was amazing!
  19. D

    David

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As ever, marvellous food, excellent service, and pleasant ambience. Highly recommended.
  20. RD

    RobDiner

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptionally well run restaurant -- well trained staff, great service. Great menu, excellent food and lovely ambiance. Enjoyed our evening very much!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a birthday and our server was so kind. He made the meal extra special for the birthday girl. His name is Andy and he was excellent!
  22. MS

    MicheleS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the experience was off the charts. Recommend the signature elk dish and the pana cotta!
  23. g

    gourmand153

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I sat at the counter...great show! Loved watching the chefs composing the meals. Great conversations with other patrons, too!
  24. KH

    KennethH

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! Planning to return next week. Highly recommend Coyote Cafe to family and friends!! Order the oysters as the presentation is unusual.
  25. GS

    GaryS

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent consistent service and food! We went before going to the opera and very timely serving of food. Reservations at 5:30 and didn’t feel rushed with plenty of time to get to opera house!
  26. SN

    SteveN

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable and attentive service. Spectacular food with unique flavor combinations.
  27. ST

    SteveT

    Indonesia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool vibe, couldn't ask for a better experience. Food, wine, cocktails, and service are all on point. I think I scored value as ok because I freely opened my wallet between every course, it just got better and better and I spent more and more!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Shaky start with mix up on reservation delayed seating for 25 minutes. Wait staff recovered momentum to make for a nice evening.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food and service at table was fantastic. The checkin process chaotic, loud, everyone waiting for tables despite reservations in small crowded wait area- some people really upset. Once we sat down drinks and food were awesome.
  30. SJ

    SteveJ

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delightful evening. We sat at the chefs counter so we watched all the action i had the branzino and it was one of the best fish dishes i have ever had. My wife had the elk. Also amazing. Nothing but good things to say
  31. C

    Cary

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restraunt, the food is not only delicious but every plate is a visual delight. The staff are exceptional, knowledgeable, attentive and polite. All my guests raved about their dining experience, the elk was hands down the best in town and the appetizers were all top notch. You will find a very extensive wine and unique cocktail list to enjoy too. Highly recommend Coyote Cafe, absolutely my favorite.
  32. AR

    AlexR

    New Mexico

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seasonal stone fruit from Velarde and buratta was fantastic along with my usual orders hamachi app & venison carpaccio. Half bottles of Kistler Chard & Pinot were delish!
  33. SF

    SantaFeTribe

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing night! Thank you, Ben!!!
  34. PS

    PatriciaS

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal . Thank you!
  35. w

    williamw

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    We have dined here many times since this restaurant opened . Last evening was unacceptable. Mediocre food, Extremely loud, and slow service. Very sorry about this as we always considered Coyote Cafe a “go to” restaurant in Santa Fe
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The restaurant was too loud to converse comfortably across the table. Our server and the FOH service over all was excellent.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Of the 6 dishes we ordered, 2 were excellent. Of the 4 cocktails we ordered 2 were very good. There were a lot of waitstaff and when one forgot to bring a spoon for my husband’s soup, we found it very easy to flag someone down to bring us one. One of the cocktails was undrinkable and it remained on my table completely full until we paid our bill and left. No one asked about it.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous!!! Service was excellent and so was food!!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food tasted delicious BUT my filet was not cooked to desired temperature, as requested. Dessert was just perfect but coffee was served old and cold.
  40. RK

    RobertK

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The restaurant was crowded, the tables were too close together, and it was very noisy. we will not return! The food was OK but not exceptional.

FAQs

Coyote Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 5195 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 50 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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