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Coyote Cafe, Santa Fe, NM

Coyote Cafe

4.8
4.8
5343 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

10:30 PM


Booked 62 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

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What 5,343 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

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Best Overall

  • New Mexico

    Best Food

  • New Mexico

    Best Service

  • New Mexico

    Fit for Foodies

  • 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

    Fit for Foodies

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Hot Spot

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

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  1. W

    Wineandfoodlover

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  2. S

    Santiago

    New Mexico

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  3. KG

    KathyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    LauraT

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    DMandfriends

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  8. JP

    JasonP

    Phoenix

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences we have had in a long time!! Service was amazing and the food was delicious! Highly recommend!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David our waiter was outstanding
  11. PF

    PattyF

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best experience. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Will definitely go again when in Santa Fe.
  12. d

    displayguy

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spot on food and service. They are one of the best.
  13. K

    squirrelKim

    New Mexico

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband & I ate at Coyote for our Anniversary dinner- a wonderful evening. Our dinner was delicious & our waiter Jay was extra attentive & friendly. Coyote never disappoints.
  14. S

    Sallydined

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marvelous food great service! Four of us had absolutely great experience and fully enjoyed it! The portions are very large and we shared entrees (small upcharge $6 to share, with double sides with split meat.
  15. d

    davinci

    New Mexico

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    There is a great selection of appetizers and main courses. My complaint is that I ordered the elk tenderloin, and they gave me a filet mignon instead. I did not take it back, otherwise my guests would have been finished before I had a bite. The filet though was delicous.
  16. DM

    DonM

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Elk was excellent. Done to perfection. Our waitress was exceptional.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food, service and ambiance. This was our second trip and it did not disappoint, again.
  18. CK

    CaliforniaKid

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This SW upscale restaurant in the heart of Santa Fe was the ideal setting for our 32nd anniversary. Complimentary champagne and dessert wine certainly made us feel special. Wide variety of entrees from elk to ravioli. Loved the lobster and branzino. Outstanding himachi appetizer. Wait Staff far exceeded our expectations, always at hand, very personable, and well versed with food and wine list. Never felt rushed. Definitely a venue for celebrating a special occasion.
  19. MV

    MaggieValGal

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Coyote Cafe is always a favorite when we are in Santa Fe. This visit my husband and I both had the Elk and it was wonderful. Our server, Kathy, was extremely knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. Although crowded, the noise level was not an issue and we had a great experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food! Great service and perfect location near the plaza! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  21. JH

    JanetH

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and the service was great. Don't plan on an intimate conversation as it's pretty loud in the dining room. Look forward to eating there again!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great. We waited one hour(after ordering )to be served our main dish
  23. NK

    NapKin

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection. Very professional, knowledgeable, friendly service. Superb food and cocktails. Comfortable, lovely environment. Dining room dinner.
  24. WM

    WilliamM

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding and very attentive. Food was very good. Ambience was perfect for a late dinner.
  25. P

    Paula812

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner. Excellent service from everyone at the restaurant. Food was outstanding.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Could not have been better. Traveling. Rod is great and so was the jovial waitress. Judyb and jrrry Feld Santa cafe was great also.
  27. JG

    JeanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very attentive wait staff. Higher price than expected.
  28. RO

    RobinO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Coyote Cafe was nothing short of fantastic! The cuisine was incredibly delicious, creative, and the chef definitely made the local spices and flavors come alive in the dishes! We also had the best service ever. Parris was our waiter and he was very professional and anticipated all of our needs. Just the best!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is an old legacy restaurant with updated cocktails and a great selection of wine. Food is excellent and well plated.
  30. P

    alanP

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing creative delicious culinary experience. Service was impressive
  31. KG

    KarenG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The cuisine does not rise to the level of the pricing or the presentation. Very disappointing!
  32. KD

    KDSJR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining at the Coyote since 1992 and always come back when we are in town. The dishes are deliscious and artistic. Our waiter Cliff provided outstanding service.
  33. SB

    ScottB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    We ate at Coyote Cafe the night after an evening at Sazon… a tough standard. We had a great “food experience” at Sazon contrasted with a good meal at Coyote Cafe. The large dining area was very noisy, service was substandard (slow and poorly served) and pricing was out of line with the disappointing experience. The staff obviously knew they failed; they provided a $20 discount and two free desserts, without any complaints or feedback on our part. We won’t be going back.
  34. CB

    CarolB

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always outstanding service here
  35. AR

    AlexR

    New Mexico

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hamachi, duck tacos & buratta yum!
  36. BH

    BobbyH

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Coyote Cafe. The food and service were outstanding! We will definitely make a return visit.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and delicious food! Great all around! Perfect table service.
  38. j

    jrl69

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent but far more expensive than we had thought. The Google rating was $$ but this was definitely $$$-$$$$. Perhaps Google was referring to the Cantina. I was also disappointed to learn cancelling the reservation less than 2 days in advance resulted in a $25 per person charge. Great location and lively place to be in Santa Fe.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delightful experience to dine at Coyote Cafe. The service was outstanding and the food was scrumptious. The presentation of each dish was a work of art. Don’t skip dessert!
  40. G

    Gregg

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andy and his team facilitated a wonderful evening for me and my wife! Many thanks!

FAQs

Coyote Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 5343 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 62 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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