Coyote Cafe

4.9
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3667 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
RESERVATIONS ARE FOR THE INDOOR CAFE, WE DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS FOR THE ROOFTOP CANTINA.

Coyote Cafe continues to be Santa Fe's ICONIC restaurant, established in 1987, Coyote Café is recognized as the restaurant that brought modern southwestern cuisine to the country.

Must-have dishes include Diver Scallops, Southwest Rolled Caesar Salad and the legendary 24-ounce "Cowboy Cut" Ribeye, a nod to our Southwestern legacy. Contemporary favorites also include Peppery Elk Tenderloin, Mesquite Grilled Lobster Tails, Hawaiian Tuna Poke and of course, Green Chile Mac 'n Cheese.

An Award Winning Wine List - with hard to find selections like Sine Qua Non - is complemented by a full bar which includes unique signature cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. The eggplant ravioli was the best I’ve ever had!

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ABQReviewer
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is incredible. Service was outstanding. A great spot and we will definitely be back!

MB
MarilynB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful presentation of the dishes. Very delicious and interesting combinations.

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Richard
Denver
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal and wine. Perfect huge side of chili onion rings...split crab cakes , diver scallops , pork Osso bucco , could not ask for a better meal . Went to the rooftop cantina for lunch the next day and it was great also .

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vipEmoho
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding! We were on our honeymoon and Carlos made sure we were treated like celebrities!

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Debbie
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal in Santa Fe. The Oso Bucco was the best I’ve ever had. Counter seating was highly entertaining. Service was comfortable and polished.

CM
CodyM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, with exceptional service. The ambiance was very classy and calm.

MB
vipMaryB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and service. Paris was a stellar waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

It was a very strange evening. I had 7:30 reservations (numerous times still available on Open Table) but not seated for 30-40 mins after reservation time along with several other parties w prior reservations. Manager came through waiting parties and offered glasses of champagne which was a very nice gesture. Waited approx 20 mins after seating before being acknowledged by any staff or getting water. Service was very disjointed and slow despite numerous staff rushing around.. I was never asked for a drink order tho the server said he was going to bring me some wine (odd in itself), but didn’t. Squash soup was watery, tacos good, bruschetta great, banana cream pie great. Server kept apologizing for delays. Several other servers were assisting him but still required asking for water refills. Duplicate utensils brought by different staff. Ambiance very nice and looked recently remodeled. Not sure if I’ll go back for a while.

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cwalker
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I have a great time and awesome food every time we go. Best cocktails on the Universe.

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vipFoodScout
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Another enjoyable experience at the Coyote!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Coyote Cafe a few times while visiting Santa Fe. Once again, the food and service were excellent.
We were so happy to have Parris as our waiter again. He knows how to treat his guests! From beginning to end, our dining experience was very good. My husband had the elk tenderloin and I had the lobster and both were just as good as we remembered. We love the atmosphere of the restaurant. We highly recommend Coyote Cafe.

JB
vipJimB
Tulsa
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, as always. Took our granddaughter on her fall break. Service was impeccable! Nate and his support were over the top on great service, but honestly we expect that from Nate! The best, professional server you could hope for. Always ask for Nate! Food superb!

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vipAmarillo
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of all the great dining options in Santa Fe, Coyote Café continues to be my go-to. Great staff is always accommodating and customer service oriented.

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vipChristopher
Denver
54 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Santa Fe institution remains a solid player. The service is over the top. The dishes are inventive and pack with flavor surprises.

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BenW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome experience. This restaurant surpassed expectation. The service was excellent and the food was great. If you're in Santa Fe, add this restaurant to you dinner plans - you won't be disappointed!

SJ
SafariJim
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After being closed due to COVID. They did a great job jumping back in the saddle and delivering a great food experience.

EA
vipEatsALot
London
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Santa Fe, we dined here one evening, had such a great meal & experience, we returned for a second night. It was just as great — delicious meal and fun, professional waiters, beautiful ambience with every precaution taken for health & safety Covid guidelines. The osso buco & ‘signature dish’ elk both highly recommended. The red Dale Chihully chandelier is spectacular! 5-star reviews well deserved!

BM
BurMargoldice
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great value great food, the scallops were great! The heirloom salad was amazing!!

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Anybeach
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food , service, drinks OUTSTANDING
( thank you Paris for the service part)
The whole place seems rather new , just a really nice vibe ! Very very clean , safe , all staff in mask - they hit perfect on every measure-

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vipRuba
Houston
56 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. From food to service - perfect! Paris went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and special! The food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious! Will definitely return!

BM
vipBerkleeMom
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant came highly recommened and they were not wrong!! Excellent steak, impeccable service, and lively environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
86 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Coyote Cafe to celebrate my brothers engagement.
We were blown away by the VIP treatment we received .
We were greeted with Gruet Sparkling wine as we were seated at my favorite table .
Then we had starters of corn soup,rolled Caesar ,and beet salad.
These were accompanied by the best corn sticks .

We waited awhile on our entrees but they were worth it.
I had the stunningly beautiful scallop dish.
It was incredible.
My husband and the new fiancé had the shrimp and grit cakes as their entrees.
My brother had the pork Osso Buco.
It melted in your mouth .
We couldn’t decide if we were too full to order dessert but then two of the most delicious desserts arrived .
The banana cream pie and the chocolate sphere were both beautiful and delicious!
We were treated so beautifully by the manager and our terrific server,Ben.
What a memorable night for all of us .

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coyote Cafe and Cantina is back. With a vengeance.... We dined for two last night, arrived early and were warmly greeted. We went upstairs to have a drink and thoroughly enjoyed our plum martini and horchata (rum based, I believe). All staff were fantastic, and it was very refreshing to see Matt has returned! As we proceeded to the cafe, Francisco greeted us professionally and promptly, and while escorted us to our table that had been waiting just for us. We enjoyed a delightful dinner of elk tenderloin, and their ever-popular dueling lobster tails. Service is never intrusive, yet always on point. Just what we’ve always come to expect from Coyote. No matter the occasion, Coyote has you covered, and is a steward for proper sanitization in this crazy world of the present. Can not wait for our next visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and unique! We had the BEST server, Natru - must request. We felt really taken care of and enjoyed our dining experience!

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chrisb
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent attentive service, delicious food and cocktails.

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Sarah
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nate was wonderful, food was fantastic. I had the duck confit special. Everything was lovely!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday was awesome here! The staff was so friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent and the experience was great!

VT
VeronicaT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben was a phenomenal server who really helped make a memorable experience for my dad and i in our cross country road trip! The best dinner we've had. Thank you!

DN
vipDavidN
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent at all levels service food ambiance. Could not have been better

MA
MASONC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing dinner and such a nice treat for a date night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food combined with beautiful presentation and superior service (ask for Carlos!) My wife and son are both world class chefs and we were impressed.

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vipDelicious
Oklahoma City
24 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance were fantastic. The service was great.

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JohnL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice Birthday dinner...made more special by the great service, excellent food and drinks and just the chance to "get out of the house"! I would recommend it!

MA
MarthaAshland
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special night out for me and I was not disappointed. The food was fabulous. I had scallops, and loved the presentation and the food. The waitress was extremely helpful with any questions I had. Although I sent my drink back, they were good at
remaking it to my liking.

MM
vipMichaelM
Dallas
64 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great experience. The service, particularly our waiter Paris, was outstanding! The food was very good and the wine list is great. Would definitely return.

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was friendly and very knowledgeable The presentation of our dinner was as beautiful as it was fabulous. Very memorable evening. I’ve had the pleasure to dine her 3 times and each time is better. Thank you

RB
vipRandallB
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy are dining experience at Coyote Cafe. A must try in Santa Fe.

MD
vipMikeD
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pharris was our wait person who was spectacular!. My wife had a special martini at his suggestion & she thoroughly enjoyed it.

Our meal was fabulous. My wife had the Burrata & tomatoes & Green chili Mac & cheese. Perfect for her. I had the corn soup, best I ever had. Then Sea Bass wonderfully prepared. For dessert we had banana cream pie.

The Wines we selected were perfect.

The evening couldn’t have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Presentation was exquisite

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Coyote Cafe is rated 4.9 stars by 3667 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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