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Coyote Cafe, Santa Fe, NM

Coyote Cafe

4.8
4.8
4954 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!

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Booked 41 times today

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

Popular dishes

Menu

Signature Corn Bread

  • Sweet Corn Honey Butter

    • Green Chile Cilantro Lime Butter

      • Red Chile Posole Butter

        To Begin

        • HAMACHI$24.00

          Serrrano | Ginger | Blood Orange – Ancho Chile Ponzu | Rice Paper

          • SOUTHWEST ROLLED CAESAR$15.00

            Organic Romaine | Parmesan Reggiano | Green Chile Polenta Croutons

            • GRILLED ASPARAGUS$15.00

              House Made Green Chile Farmer’s Cheese | Truffle Mustard Vinaigrette | Brioche

              • COCONUT CARROT BISQUE$16.00

                Pistachio Lemon Salsa | Tempura Carrot | Pea Puree

                • MUSSELS POSOLE$20.00

                  Hominy | Tomatoes | Chipotle | Cilantro | White Wine | Baguette

                  • CHILE MORITA MEXICAN WHITE PRAWNS$22.00

                    Crispy Grit Cake | Green Chile Aioli | Citrus Salad

                    • VENISON CARPACCIO$22.00

                      Huckleberry Compote | Cherry Mostarda | Piñon Oil | Crispy Rosemary | Pecorino | Bitter Greens | Crostini

                      • BRAISED DUROC PORK BELLY$18.00

                        Brown Butter Brioche | Espresso Brittle | Pomegranate Demi-Glace

                        Main

                        • SEARED DIVER SCALLOPS$50.00

                          Mascarpone Arborio Rice | Market Vegetables | Calabrian Chile | Passionfruit Butter Sauce

                          • GRILLED MAINE LOBSTER TAILS$46.00

                            Sambal | Corn | House Made Guajillo Pappardelle

                            • CRISPY BRANZINO$42.00

                              Kaffir Lime-Coconut Broth | Forbidden Rice | Pickled Shemeji Mushrooms | Shiso

                              • THREE CHEESE RAVIOLI$36.00

                                Oaxaca | Mascarpone | Cotija | Spinach | Peperonata | Green Olives | Basil Serrano Pesto

                                • GRILLED PORK CHOP$44.00

                                  Sour Citrus Roasted Baby Yams | Orange Mojo | Roasted Squash & Cotija | Toasted Coriander Demi

                                  • GRILLED LAMB CHOPS$48.00

                                    Preserved Lemon Polenta | Candied Tomatoes | Chimichurri

                                    • GRILLED QUAIL$42.00

                                      Spoon Bread | Corn & Shishito Salsa | Pumpkin Seed Sauce

                                      • TELLICHERRY PEPPERED ELK TENDERLOIN$46.00

                                        Potato Nest | Black Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Smoked Bacon | Mushrooms | Snap Peas

                                        • CAST IRON SEARED GRASS-FED FILET MIGNON$52.00

                                          Blackened Serrano & Tomato Butter | Mashed Potatoes | Caramelized Onion

                                          Last updated: May 5, 2022

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                                          What 4,954 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

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                                          • New Mexico

                                            Most Booked

                                          • Santa Fe / Mountains

                                            Best Overall

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                                          1. SS

                                            SterlingS

                                            Dallas

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                            overall4food3service5ambience5

                                            Ambiance and service was fabulous. Our waiter, Nate, did an outstanding job. Excellent wine recommendation. But we were disappointed in some of the food. It was good, but not great. The Hamachi was delicious. The diver scallops were too salty, and the Mascarpone Arborio Rice was a tasteless mess. The Grilled Pork Chop was excellent. The caramel cheesecake was tough and chewy. Our favorite food was the tasting of the coconut carrot bisque.

                                          2. MF

                                            MannyF

                                            Naples

                                            4 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            It was fabulous

                                          3. BS

                                            BlueSky

                                            New Mexico

                                            5 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Our group of three are local, and we are never disappointed with Coyote Cafe. Staff is wonderful. Decor is beautiful and expansive windows overlook historic charm of Santa Fe. We sat at the bar this time and enjoyed watching and tasting creative cocktails from master bartender. From the Spring menu, we had asparagus/endive salad, prawn appetizer, and the legendary elk tenderloin. Coyote Cafe is in 2nd story so be prepared to navigate the sweeping circular staircase. There is an elevator but you need to search a bit to locate.

                                          4. TC

                                            TonyC

                                            Tampa

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent service and fabulous meal!

                                          5. J

                                            Jenny

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Our experience at Coyote Cafe was excellent! The food was delicious and not to mention how attentive and professional the staff was. Our waiter, Jay, made our experience so much more pleasant and really set a high bar for restaurant service. I highly recommend and will go back if I am ever in Santa Fe again.

                                          6. G

                                            Gwen

                                            Austin

                                            11 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            11 reviews

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Good food and good service!

                                          7. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Francisco

                                            6 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Outstanding! This was my second time at coyote cafe. Kirsten was an amazing waitress, she helped me narrow down my choices and I was beyond satisfied with what I needed up ordering. Everything on the menu sounds so yummy it is genuinely hard to choose. I had the venison carpaccio and the grilled Maine lobster tails and they were superb! I love that they have an excellent selection of half bottles of wine, perfect for one🤗. Even though I was totally stuffed I splurged and got the guava tarts with passion fruit sorbet and candied chiles… it was heavenly

                                          8. M

                                            Maria

                                            Minneapolis

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent food !!! Amazing !!!

                                          9. DA

                                            DougA

                                            Phoenix

                                            39 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            39 reviews

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Seated promptly. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Good wine selection. Food was delicious and beautifully presented.

                                          10. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Los Angeles

                                            57 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            57 reviews

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            Our server made good recommendations. The signature white prawn dish was lovely and very good. The rolled Caesar was an interesting presentation, tasty, but I prefer traditional Salad presentation. The lobster dish looked spectacular but had less flavor than I remember from years past. My husband’s pork chop had good flavor but was a bit dry. Desserts, guava tart and chocolate “bomb” were great. Overall, a very good dinner, but not as outstanding as I remember from several years ago.

                                          11. EC

                                            EmrysC

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Awesome spot. Food was phenomenal. Fantastic service.

                                          12. NB

                                            NateB

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Travel internationally often and this place breaks the top five of my life.

                                          13. W

                                            Wallering

                                            Cleveland

                                            2 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Our reservations were “at the counter” where we were parked right in front of the chef and his team. It was amazing to watch them in action throughout the evening. Our “back-servers” were also exceptional. They never rushed us but always seemed to appear every time we needed them…very knowledgeable about every dish and how it would be prepared. Very friendly, easy to talk with, and knew just when to step away and leave us to our meal. The cocktails were great, a nice wine selection and the food was wonderful. The upstairs restaurant had mid-century modern look and a great vibe. When you looked around, it was obvious that everyone was having a great time. Whenever you are in Santa Fe, I highly recommend you try it out. We will go there again…and again.

                                          14. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Baltimore

                                            15 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            15 reviews

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent food and service. This is one of my go-to places every time I'm in Santa Fe.

                                          15. K

                                            Kiki

                                            Kansas City

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Food was fabulous. Ambiance was fantastic. Wine choice was fantastic. Poor desert choices. Boo ho. Very. Very noisy.

                                          16. j

                                            joanj

                                            Phoenix

                                            6 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            What an outstanding restaurant, at every level. I recommend dining at the bar by the chefs. They are absolutely amazing to observe. The maitre d is excellent and the food sublime.

                                          17. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Washington DC

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 20, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Everything was delicious. Carrot soup was amazing, as was the tuna with 3 different beets- I didn't even.know.i.liked beets!

                                          18. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Portland

                                            2 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 20, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            All around perfect experience- food was fantastic and service impeccable.

                                          19. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Tahoe

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 19, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            It was a toasty, windy day and we were whooped. We entered the beautiful restaurant and were greeted and our waiter said, “We’re so glad you are here”. A beautiful welcome and we were treated to professional and warm wait staff. The food was beautiful and delicious and so artfully plated. My quail was perfect. My husband, a vegetarian had the most amazing rolled Caesar salad and carrot coconut soup. Lovely

                                          20. G

                                            Grandy

                                            New England

                                            6 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on May 19, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            This was our first trip to Coyote Cafe. My husband and I were very impressed by the quality and presentation of our meals. My tomahawk porkchop was tender and delicious. Our drinks and appetizers were first rate. But above all else, the service and our server, Robert, was outstanding. This is a restaurant that I would definitely go back to.

                                          21. o

                                            opera4me

                                            San Francisco

                                            9 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on May 19, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Coyote Cafe continues to be a wonderful example of the wonderful energy and excellent food that Santa Fe and New Mexico can offer.

                                          22. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 19, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Eat at the counter for fun experience!

                                          23. A

                                            Allan

                                            New Mexico

                                            31 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            31 reviews

                                            Dined on May 18, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The menu was creative and the delivery was spot on! Our waiter Robert was fantastic! we loved the restaurant and the Cantina earlier in the week!

                                          24. TC

                                            TimC

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 18, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            the food was fabulous and the service was outstanding.

                                          25. DO

                                            DaveO

                                            Richmond

                                            22 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            22 reviews

                                            Dined on May 18, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food was fantastic! Well prepared and served…can’t say enough how much we enjoyed a special birthday dinner celebration….

                                          26. S

                                            Stoweski

                                            Tahoe

                                            30 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            30 reviews

                                            Dined on May 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Everything was perfect, great food, service and ambiance.

                                          27. MP

                                            MatthewP

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 16, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                            What a treat and celebration of creative apps and mains. I can cook well and when we go out I want food that inspires the taste buds and my future cooking. Our table shared 3 apps (pork belly tacos, Cesar wrap and Hamachi) all combined flavors with balance. The mains of Elk, Hamachi and Scallops were all excellent. Service was responsive and attentive. Our waiter (David) answered all our questions and helped us make decisions. Wine list is too expensive for my wallet.

                                          28. G

                                            Gundarian

                                            San Diego

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 16, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            No weaknesses. Incredible sauces, great presentation.

                                          29. SB

                                            SandyB

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We were treated so kindly by all the wait staff as well as Robert, who spoiled us as we celebrated my husband's birthday. The food was outstanding, the ambience beautiful and the service exceptional. Highly recommend!

                                          30. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fantastic place. Good amazing. Service top notch!

                                          31. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Phenomenal

                                          32. JL

                                            JoeL

                                            Jacksonville

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            In 1 word … Awesome Menu creativity off the charts.

                                          33. RT

                                            RobertT

                                            New Mexico

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great food and service, excellent use of spices. Even though my wife let them know of a cilantro allergy, cilantro was added to some dishes- quickly corrected when brought to their attention.

                                          34. CB

                                            ChrisB

                                            St. Louis

                                            9 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We were there for our anniversary and had a wonderful experience.

                                          35. BB

                                            BarbB

                                            Washington DC

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Creative menu and excellent food. The service staff are very relaxed, very professional and knowledgable about the dishes. Come early (5:30 ish) for a quieter experience, yet the restaurant is not loud when full about 7 p.m.

                                          36. k

                                            kmarsh

                                            San Francisco

                                            5 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The Elk was amazing, best I’ve ever had, wine list extensive, we enjoyed an affordable Paul Hobbs Malbec, outstanding deserts. The gracious and friendly service though outshined even all that. We’ll be back!

                                          37. B

                                            Bill

                                            New Mexico

                                            44 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            44 reviews

                                            Dined on May 10, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            My wife and I each had the elk tenderloin and split a Caesar salad. Both were excellent as always. We missed the cornbread and butter basket that is usually served but the service and food were both first rate.

                                          38. MS

                                            MetaS

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 10, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Our server provided the best service I’ve ever had. Coyote Cafe is one of my favorites!

                                          39. DN

                                            DuncanN

                                            Western NC

                                            13 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            13 reviews

                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Nate and his supporters were terrific. Excellent meals and wine suggestion. We will certainly come back often.

                                          40. CM

                                            ChristineM

                                            Atlanta

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Dinner on Mother's Day could have been a disaster at the best of restaurants but the staff at Coyote Cafe carried it off like the crowd was nothing unusual. Our waiter was very, very well-informed and treated us like we were the only table in the place; service on our drinks and all three courses was solid but not rushed. And the food was amazing: I'm from the south and the cornbread appetizer with chile butters was the best I've ever had. We had the hamachi, beet and burrata salad, lamb, quail, and cheesecake; all beautifully presented and delicious and very generous servings. Highly recommended.

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                                          Booked 41 times today
                                          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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