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About Coyote Cafe

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 Foie Gras & Diver Scallop, Futomaki 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.

132 West Water Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, International, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Cafe Dining Room:
Bar opens at 5:00 pm
7 Nights a Week 5:30pm-Close

Rooftop Cantina
Reservations are not taken for the rooftop Cantina, First Come First Served

Cross Street:
Galisteo & Don Gaspar, corner of Ortiz

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 983-1615

Website:
http://coyotecafe.com/

Entertainment:
None currently

Catering:
Coyote Cafe is the perfect venue in Santa Fe for events ranging from business dinners to wedding rehearsal dinners and movie launch or wrap-parties. We are walking distance from the Plaza and all of Santa Fe's historic hotels.

Please contact Christopher Fehlinger for menus, pricing and information for your event.

You can view pictures of the space at coyotespace.tumblr.com

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).

Meters are free after 6 p.m.

Public Transit:
Santa Fe busses make periodic stops nearby. Most hotels run shuttles - check with your concierge.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Coyote Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (66)
Creative Cuisine (61)
Fit for Foodies (56)
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Good for a Date (52)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Notable Wine List (35)
Romantic (35)
Local Ingredients (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Authentic (28)
Hot Spot (26)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Business Meals (24)
Bar Seating (21)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Fun (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
People Watching (15)
Cozy (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Casual (10)
Healthy (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Seasonal (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Spicy (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything about it was superb! Especially the ser

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

WE WERE THERE FOR OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARIS WAS OUR SERVER,....OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND FOOD...THE ELK WAS WONDERFUL WILL BE BACK AND WILL REQUEST PARIS AS OUT SERVER....

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 (New Mexico)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first time being disappointed after having dined at Coyote Cafe several times before. It was my husband's choice for his birthday dinner. He ordered lobster tails and was quite pleased with his meal. I ordered sea bass, and it was so rubbery I could not eat it. Our nice server sent the fish back to the kitchen and brought me a delicious complimentary squash soup to enjoy while I waited for my entree. Much to my disappointment, the new serving of fish was also over cooked. We ended up having some delicious desserts paired with complimentary wines. We will return, but I must say," Coyote Cafe - you can do better".

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

We had the most wonderful anniversary dinner tonight! Ben was our amazing waiter . He was the most attentive and personable waiter we have had in some time. He steered us to great choices- squash soup, elk, lamb chops, and the sea bass. Everything was delicious and beautifully prepared. It was the perfect evening! The other wait staff were also great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great birthday experience!!!

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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place, great food. Expensive

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic local restaurant - amazing food, extensive wine list, creative cocktails and exceptional service. A highlight is the "open kitchen" concept bar where you can watch the masterful food prep. Although prices are a bit higher than average, they represent a good value considering the food, drinks and service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 6 days ago

It was howling good. Best service at a restaurant I've ever had. Will be back often.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This is one of those places where you can have a quick meal without spending a lot or, you can do the opposite. We did the opposite. Do the starter. Do a cocktail at the bar. Do sit at the counter and engage with the people working the line. Ask them what is good, tell them what you do and don’t like. It’s worth it. Definitely get dessert.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent food and service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was a great place. The menu and food were excellent. City Different Cocktail was yummy. Loved everything about it. Service was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great experience dining at coyote cafe. Treated like family from the start. The owner Quin is totally hands on. Greeting guests , taking orders checking on tables. The drinks are awesome, food outstanding and service couldn't be better. Outstanding dining experience! Not to be missed when in santa fe!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Alll was fabulous !!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Wonderful Birthday evening....incredible food and drink and the service and attention we received from Kristin really topped it all off for us. Thank you for making my # 55 so memorable. Ok...now a warning...the Cowboy cut steak is huge, we shared it and still came home with enough for another meal.....NO complaints at all, just kind of humerous how big it was! Absolutely delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food & preparations were very over rated. My burrata salad was a scooped out piece of cheese the size of a half egg stuffed with cottage cheese! Never again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love, Love, Love this place. The atmosphere is energetic but still good for a date or intimate group. The food is amazing but what really makes this place shine is the INCREDIBLE service! We live a few hours away and have dined here on occasion. Our waiter recognized us from months back and he was the first to say "Hey, have you been here before because you look familiar. I think I've waited on you before". I knew it wasn't just "a line" as he recognized my son and husband as dining but not me... and I wasn't there last time. Great experience!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food here was exceptional. The service was stellar. The atmosphere was fun. I would highly recommend Coyote Cafe. Be sure and make a reservation, the place was packed!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great dinner. Asked waiter to substitute blue for goat cheese. He forgot and took a minute before he could acknowledge it. Oh well, it was almost perfect. He should have taken it off the bill but I did not ask him to do so. Nice restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our first visit to Santa Fe was made perfect by the evening of dining at the Coyote Café.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were staying in Santa Fe and decided to give Coyote Cafe a try. I thought it was only a casual outdoor cantina but it turned out that the main inside dining room was very nice. The wait staff were well dressed in long-sleeved shirts and vests and service was great and attentive. The food was excellent and prepared well. I was upset at myself that I couldn't finish my meal. A doggie bag was out of the question since we were visiting. I would highly recommend this place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Love Coyote Cafe! Service is always great and the food is just awesome

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had a wonderful experience celebrating our anniversary. Got perhaps the best table (a corner booth) in the house and were greeted with complimentary champagne. Service was very attentive and friendly. We had a wonderful Butternut Squash soup and tasty Arugula salad to start. For main course, we had Patagonian Seabass and Colorado Lamb Chops. Both were excellent dishes that I would order again. We skipped dessert only to be surprised with a complimentary Banana Creme Pie with vanilla ice cream! It was an unforgettable evening.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I hardly ever give negative comments, but... I could hardly cut the chunks of duck breast. I was not given a steak knife. My baked potato was room temperature, butter did not melt on it.

The sphere of chocaolate was, as always, spectacular!

We shall return...

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was amazing Food, service, staff
Just a great meal and restaurant

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 (Amarillo)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful evening celebrating with friends! Your staff made the evening extra special with the champagne! The food presentation was phenomenal and delicious! Thank you for making it fabulous!

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Absolutely fabulous food, ambience and great attentive, knowledgable staff. What a gem in central Santa Fe. So glad I experienced this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We enjoyed everything about our evening at coyote cafe! We will definitely return!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was delicious, creatively presented and a good value for the price. The service was excellent. They accommodated my young daughter with a pasta dish not on the menu, and at a very reasonable price. The ambiance was energetic yet cozy. A wonderful evening all around.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 16, 2017

My wife suggested we try Coyote Cafe as I saw the word Cafe and it is nothing like a cafe in the traditional sense. Fantastic food, excellent service, great feel, modern and hip. Great music playing and was definitely a highlight of our trip to Santa Fe. The Cayote Cafe is what I envisioned the eateries would be like in Santa Fe.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was excellent and the service impeccable. Excellent menu!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 14, 2017

One of the best meals we’ve enjoyed in Santa Fe. Superb service, wine recommendations, and food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Organic, Healthy, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was excellent with reasonable size portions. Server was a bit hovering but timely and knowledgeable. We'll go back. Also check out their rooftop cantina with tapas.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Nice menu with enough choices, but not overwhelming. Presentation of food beautiful. Definitely price but it is downtown Santa Fe

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

They just keep raising the bar on what an exceptional dining experience should be!

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Start to finish an outstanding experience. The service and food was amazing. The signature entrees are the way to go!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My Food was good although one of our party got a tough under cooked pork chop. They did take it off the bill. Service was not very good. It seemed they were understaffed.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was very good, but the service was the worst I have ever experienced in an upscale restaurant.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was delicious but took awhile to receive. Our waiter was attentive and because the kitchen was a bit slow, he brought us a tasting portion of the soup d jour.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We reserved Dinner at the counter and per a mix-up, there was no place at the counter available. The staff was gracious and attentive, and we were happy with our experience. Dinner was excellent and our server was wonderful. Will definitely return on our next visit to Santa Fe.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent meal, service and food served in very comfortable chic surroundings

Tags: Romantic, Tapas
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