Coyote Cafe

4.8
4148 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 Most ICONIC restaurant, established in 1987, Coyote Café is recognized as the restaurant that brought modern southwestern cuisine to the country.

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.

The restaurant is not recommended for children under the age of 10 years old.

Experiences

  • Ridge Vineyard Prix Fixe Dinner

    $175.00 per personPrepaid

    Sep 22, 2021 only

    Coyote Cafe is excited to offer a beautiful wine dinner for Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta featuring Ridge Vineyards A Prix Fixe meal will be paired with wines from our renowned chef Dakota Weiss. Seating is EXTREMELY LIMTED and you must book through Open Table. We will be offering two seatings, a early seating at 5:15 and another seating at 7:30pm. We ask that the first seating respects the experience is for two hours. The Prix Fixe DOES NOT INCLUDE gratuity, you will be presented with a $1 check at the end of your meal to add your gratuity. The cancellation Policy is strictly enforced. We hope you choose to join us for this special event inside our formal dining room the Coyote Cafe.
  • Heitz Vineyard Prix Fixe Wine Dinner

    $175.00 per personPrepaid

    Sep 23, 2021 only

    Coyote Cafe is excited to offer a beautiful wine dinner for Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta featuring Heitz Winery out of Napa Valley. A Prix Fixe meal will be paired with wines from our renowned chef Dakota Weiss. Seating is EXTREMELY LIMTED and you must book through Open Table. We will be offering two seatings, a early seating at 5:15 and another seating at 7:30pm. We ask that the first seating respects the experience is for two hours. The Prix Fixe DOES NOT INCLUDE gratuity, you will be presented with a $1 check to add your gratuity for the table. The cancellation Policy is strictly enforced. We hope you choose to join us for this special event inside our formal dining room the Coyote Cafe.
What 4148 people are saying
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4.9
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Yrag
New Mexico
28 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We bought two out-of- guests for dinner last night and they enjoyed it immensely. Great cocktails. Wine list not overly large but well thought out and, for the most part, reasonably priced. Elk tenderloin was excellent. Service--with special recognition to Robert--was outstanding.

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vipmusiclover
Indiana
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well run. Excellent service. Outstanding food

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively atmosphere, attentive service and food was very good. Would recommend.

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Jgg3
Houston
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Will be back!

JM
JeriM
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, fun menu. Wine list was extensive but expensive for everyday folks. Very few bottles were under $100. We ordered one glass each instead. The fish special was excellent!

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gallaba
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overrated food and disappointing service

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sea bass was delicious and the presentation was outstanding!

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vipFormerTucsonite
Miami
69 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fifth time there. Outstanding as usual.

MG
vipMiepGies
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with sensitive servers who did NOT interrupt our storytelling. That is VERY important to us & is the sign of a top notch restaurant. Food, wine, ambiance was all great. AND, the noise level was perfect. We could hear each other (& the servers) even though the restaurant was packed. Bravo to Coyote!!!!! Next year, when we visit, we look forward to another dinner at Coyote.

JM
vipJamesM
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the best filet mignon, and the scallops were delicious. Will go back, excellent service.. pricey but worth it. Great onion rings

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DennisD
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food were very good. We had three items from the menu and all of them were very satisfying. Perfect portions. Also had a very nice "wine by the glass" list.

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vipThom
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Coyote Cafe was remarkable. From the service to the spectacular food, it is an experience not to be missed in Santa Fe. We had the pork chop and eggplant ravioli. Both are great. We also had the squash blossom for an appetizer.

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BarryJ
Amarillo
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife had sea bass and I had elk. Food was excellent. Service very good. Pricey, but you know that going in. One of the best restaurants in Santa Fe.

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NanaM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We ate dinner there in July 24. Our waiter was excellent, fun and just the right attentive. Our appetizer-squash blossom tempura-was delicious, and our main courses-sea bass and scallops-were also. The dessert-key lime pie-was forgettable. The high noise level is a thing now, but the restaurant is not a bar; the noise distracts greatly from the opportunity to have a good evening. Just why…

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lawrences
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and wine. Sommelier was friendly and gave excellent advice. Will always go back to this restaurant and rate this as one of our favorite through our travels.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were traveling and researched the best place to dine in Santa Fe. We like being able to make reservations in crowded areas! We had no idea that an event was going on downtown, which meant more people, and less parking.😩 We really dislike crowded spaces and chaos!! However, our reservation was at 6, and there was a public parking space close by. We got parking, no problem. We sat at the bar, as that was all that was available, and we knew that per our reservation. It was so much fun watching the guys prepare all the entrees. We learned so much, and that was not our intention. The guys were so friendly and fun to watch. About the food… it was exceptionally great!! We totally Enjoyed our experience there!!

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vipFoodies
Austin
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorites. The service is impeccable, the food and cocktails are amazing and every time we bring friends here, they are wowed!

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RickyBoy
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful presentations, great food. Each course was special.

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DollyC
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I will go back again when in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our service was excellent. My husbands food had to be sent back. He ordered the elk and was looking forward to his meal. When it arrived, the garlic mash was barely room temp and the elk was burned on one said, raw in the middle. The meat also tastes like gas. Our waitress was awesome and immediately offered to get him something else. She was able to very quickly return with a pork chop that was ok. I had the sea bass and that was delicious.

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vipDave
Miami
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, wonderful wait and host staff, exceeded our expectations!

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vipDSRS
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome dining experience, food and service top notch

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vipSSTP
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was excellent however the timing was very slow. Our server did best to cover, but it was not as it should have been for this high end restaurant

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JanaS
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cocktails, salad and sea bass!! Service was exceptional!!!

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WendyS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service. A truly wonderful experience.

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vipDoublemint
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday for 5. I think we ate everything on the menu. It was a lot and all fabulous! Service was outstanding and excellent.

The ambiance is a little dated. The seating has always been a bit odd. We sat in low cushioned chairs, I felt like I needed a booster seat.
Might be time for a refresh. I know hard in these times….
Not complaining it was lovely we will return time and time again

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Coyote Cafe is such a lovely place to eat. I sat at the counter and watched the kitchen staff do their magic. Lots of friendly people sitting at the counter, both locals and tourists. Good conversation. Food and drinks were exceptional, as always.

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DavidP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at the countertop and watched the chefs did their magic. Roberto did it better than the Flamingo dancer performance. Ben is a very considerate server and we appreciated him checking up on us frequently.

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vipsmcc
New Mexico
159 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Coyote Cafe and we hosted friends we hadn't seen in many years who were visiting Santa Fe. We received friendly and prompt attention all evening and really enjoyed the experience. We loved the food and wine and would recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t write reviews but this place is a don’t miss. The food was amazing. Quinn the owner came over a couple of times to check that everything was tasting good. Ask to sit in Carlos section he is an amazing waiter. Will be back for sure the next time I’m in Santa Fe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience. Staff was outstanding!!

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JillE
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful presentation, delicious food and cocktails, and Rob took wonderful care of us. Perfect way to celebrate our anniversary!! Love you guys!

JM
JanM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the elk tenderloin and pork chop entree’s. Bothe were excellent. Service was great. Highly recommend.

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dianew
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! The mussels were the big hit of the evening. The waiters couldn’t have been better. I really can’t say enough about the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are a lot of special places in Santa Fe, but to us this is one of the most special you can find. Try the venison carpaccio, it’s exquisite. We came back the next day for more. The staff is wonderful and made the meal even better. We can’t wait to come back. If you can ask for Robert to be your waiter, although everyone is wonderful. We love you Coyote Cafe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service, excellent food, a bit pricey. Would recommend for a splurge!

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vipBill
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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Marjomor
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a terrific time at Coyote Cafe, the food and service were great! The noise level was too loud for my preference though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had early dinner reservation. Wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable and courteous. Pricey menu but WELL worth it. Altogether an outstanding meal and experience!!

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CourtneyHaleRevia
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service.
Food was spectacular! Paris (our server) was amazing.

FAQs

Coyote Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 4148 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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