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Coyote Cafe, Santa Fe, NM

Coyote Cafe

4.8
4.8
4935 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 20 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 4,935 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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                                          • Santa Fe / Mountains

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                                          1. TC

                                            TimC

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            the food was fabulous and the service was outstanding.

                                          2. DO

                                            DaveO

                                            Richmond

                                            19 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            19 reviews

                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                          3. S

                                            Stoweski

                                            Tahoe

                                            30 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            30 reviews

                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Everything was perfect, great food, service and ambiance.

                                          4. MP

                                            MatthewP

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                            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.

                                          5. G

                                            Gundarian

                                            San Diego

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            No weaknesses. Incredible sauces, great presentation.

                                          6. SB

                                            SandyB

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            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!

                                          7. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fantastic place. Good amazing. Service top notch!

                                          8. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Phenomenal

                                          9. JL

                                            JoeL

                                            Jacksonville

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            In 1 word … Awesome Menu creativity off the charts.

                                          10. RT

                                            RobertT

                                            New Mexico

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            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.

                                          11. CB

                                            ChrisB

                                            St. Louis

                                            9 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                          12. BB

                                            BarbB

                                            Washington DC

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            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.

                                          13. k

                                            kmarsh

                                            San Francisco

                                            5 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                            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!

                                          14. B

                                            Bill

                                            New Mexico

                                            41 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            41 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.

                                          15. 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!

                                          16. 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.

                                          17. 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.

                                          18. L

                                            Lee7

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall3food2service4ambience4

                                            The steak was good! But everything else wasn’t too memorable. I prefer Ruth Chris

                                          19. CV

                                            CVdiner

                                            Phoenix

                                            22 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            22 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful experience and fabulous food start to finish! We loved the entire evening!

                                          20. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Milwaukee

                                            5 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great service great food

                                          21. LB

                                            LoisB

                                            Denver

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            We had a lovely dinner! The food was wonderful, steak and scallops cooked perfectly. Excellent service with attention paid to food allergies (gluten).

                                          22. JP

                                            JasonP

                                            Phoenix

                                            25 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            25 reviews

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Best cocktails in NM. Service was impeccable. Food was phenomenal. Without a doubt the best fun restaurant in New Mexico. The Elk and the Lamb were delicious.

                                          23. f

                                            foodrx

                                            Minneapolis

                                            2 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Excellent, well prepared innovate meal

                                          24. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Ate at the bar. Jon Paul the bar tender was terrific. Great drinks. Food amazing shared appetizers and the lobster. Delicious!! Simply outstanding!!

                                          25. DM

                                            DocM1

                                            Denver

                                            5 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great experience!

                                          26. DB

                                            DonnaB

                                            San Francisco

                                            4 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                            overall3food3service2ambience4

                                            Food wasn’t as good as previous visits. Lamb was a little grisly. Service was very poor, we were at the counter and virtually ignored. Only compliment we had were the drinks came quickly. Server never came by to see how our dinner was or if we needed anything (other than bringing dessert menus). Very disappointed in this visit, especially since we were really looking forward to eating here, as in the past it’s been a favorite spot.

                                          27. L

                                            Lubell

                                            New Mexico

                                            7 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            Great service, wonderful cocktails and fantastic food

                                          28. m

                                            marinr

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great food - loved the appetizers! Service was also very good.

                                          29. P

                                            Paisley

                                            Denver

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent food, prepared beautifully. Staff was attentive, had wonderful recommendations. Made our special occasion memorable!

                                          30. M

                                            Meny

                                            New Mexico

                                            24 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            24 reviews

                                            Dined on May 4, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            As usual, Coyote Cafe did not disappoint. We celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary-champagne was on the house!!! Carlos, our server did a good job. Food was delicious. We will be back!!

                                          31. SS

                                            ShermanS

                                            New York Area

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on May 3, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Tasting menu had lots of choices. Sitting at counter and chatting with chefs was great, Jackson was terrific.

                                          32. CD

                                            CatDad

                                            Minneapolis

                                            6 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on May 3, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            A very pleasant evening, great service and excellent food!

                                          33. r

                                            robertg

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Waiter made our experience extremely pleasurable excellent knowledge ok wine and menu. Food outstanding elk was amazing can’t wait to return .

                                          34. L

                                            Little

                                            Oklahoma City

                                            160 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            160 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            Food was creative and delicious. Try the asparagus appetizer- wonderful. Pork chop excellent. If you are a party of 2, don’t let them put you on a table so close to others. You have no privacy, and waiters are continually bumping into your table.

                                          35. M

                                            Marcy

                                            Las Vegas

                                            14 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            14 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Creative cuisine with Terrific presentation, taste, and service Will be back next visit to Santa Fe

                                          36. B

                                            Butterflygirl

                                            New Mexico

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We loved sitting at the Chef’s Bar! Service was great and food fabulous!

                                          37. BG

                                            BobG

                                            Chicago

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Food was extremely well prepared and service was perfect

                                          38. CJ

                                            CoreyJ

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                            It was a great place to try. The food was unique and very tasty. They treated us well for one of anniversary stops.

                                          39. j

                                            juliefulton

                                            Seattle

                                            19 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            19 reviews

                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            A fabulous meal with impeccable service for our last night in Santa Fe. Carlos was exceptional!

                                          40. FF

                                            FoodForThought

                                            New Mexico

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Just outstanding! Every time we dine here, it’s always exceptional. Our waitstaff was a superb and delightful gentlemen. We ate at the counter and had a lot of fun watching and interacting with the chefs, and the waiter to the left of the counter was such a wonderfully, nice guy. He answered questions we had about some gorgeous dishes. Our meals were fantastic. For starters we had the Mussels with Posole and they were fabulous, as well as the Venison Tartare which was excellent. Our dinner plates were the Lobster tails with fresh Pappardelle in a delicious cream sauce (magnificent!) and my spouse had the Elk Tenderloin, what a brilliant idea to serve it inside a fried potato round and embellished with gorgeous greens, shallots, mushrooms & a wonderful slice of bacon!!! They entertain while still staying very focused. The chefs are very experienced and so efficient. The Counter is the best place in the house! Looking forward to going back!

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                                          Coyote Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 4935 OpenTable diners.

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                                          Booked 20 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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