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.
Seared Diver Scallops
Rainbow Cauliflower | Red Chile Vanilla Crepe | Orange Buerre Blanc | Fresno Pepper Chutney
Banana Cream Pie
Caramelized Bananas | Meringue | Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream
Duck Leg Confit
House Made Tortillas | Pipian Verde Salsa | Caramelized Onions | Micro Cilantro
This was a second visit to this restaurant. It was as fantastic as it was the first time. The meals are practically edible works of art. We had appetizers, soups, and entrees. For entrees we ordered the elk tenderloin, scallops and the ribeye with a lobster tail side. Each dish was prepared to near perfection. We cannot wait for our next visit. Great job all around Coyote Cafe.
What a great experience at Coyote Cafe. Their ability to deal with the recent covid-19 situation made us feel safe and at ease.
Birthday . We really enjoyed our experience.
Great dinner and atmosphere at Coyote Cafe. Highly recommend!
The food was excellent here, though a little on the rich & heavy side, & the cocktails were great, but what really stood out for me was the super friendly service. They were really accommodating with our two kids and went out of their way with some off menu catering and tweaks to the dessert. This is so appreciated especially since we were out of town and wanted to try a ‘nice’ restaurant yet also had to bring the kids along. Everyone had a lovely memorable night. Thank you.
Great restaurant! Southwestern flare. Very helpful waitstaff. Easy to carryon a conversation. Well paced meal. I would highly recommend for dinner date or dinner with friends!
Had sea bass, duck and tofu steak at our table - all very good, beautifully presented. REasonable portions. Service nicer than I've had at some "nicer" places (no pretention at all) and staff was unbelievably professional and friendly. Prices are high - no mistaking - but we had a great time and also ordered dessert - choc sphere, creme brulee and sorbets. That coconut sorbet was sublime!
Delicious and creative food. Attentive service that seemed casual, not overbearing. The food was also healthy and local.
Loved our wait staff and the food!! 5 star!! Everything was top notch!
We had a great time at Coyote Cafe. My husband had the grilled lobster and I had the sea bass. Both were outstanding! The service was also amazing! I will definitely visit again next time I'm in Santa Fe.
The food is always excellent and Paris was a very attentive and kind waiter. We have never been disappointed at Coyote Cafe restaurant. It is our standby for entertaining guests and for special occasions.
This is a world-class restaurant. Ambiance, attentiveness, creative and excellent cuisine have zero competition.
Simply a superb dining experience! We sat at the chef's bar to watch the cooks - fascinating.
First stop on every Santa Fe trip. Love to sit at the counter and watch chef Rodriguez. Best flavor, food, excitement and value. Love that there is a wide range of Apps that allow you to have a variety of food at smaller portions. Duck App and Foie Gras with Diver Scallop were both stellar
Amazing food, drinks, ambiance and service. Would definiely go again
Always one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe!!
Once again, for Restaurant Week 2020, the Coyote Cafe menu was incredible! From start to finish-Top Notch!!!
Just a terrific experience at the Chef's bar watching the action. One of the best dinner's in years made better by Santa Fe Restaurant Week deals.
The best restaurant in Santa Fe, hands down. Outstanding food and service. Quality of the first order.
It is so famous, we were afraid it would be too "touristy",
but we were not disappointed. Food and service and people
watching were all great.
This is our favorite go-to spot for special occasions. Restaurant week provided us a fabulous dining experience for a more affordable price than usual. We love Ben as our waiter, but this night we got Paris and he too was great. The service here cannot be touted highly enough--really top notch!
Service was excellent
Food was perfect! Glad I went during restaurant week. Waiter was amazing. Checked up on us the perfect amount. The chef counter was amazing. Seeing the chefs cook was eye opening and a treat. Will go back to try the other meals!
We really enjoyed Coyote Cafe! We happened to visit for restaurant week and they had a great menu. We had an appetizer, main and dessert for $45 when most entrees run that or more. I had the short ribs, which were excellent. In our group we also had the lobster and ravioli. All were excellent! The desserts were amazing as well in presentation and taste. This is a “must do” while in Santa Fe.
We come to Santa Fe every year we a visit, and Coyote Cafe is always our first dinner. We were lucky this year to catch it in restaurant week. Everything was perfect, from the hostess that greeted us, to our waitress and of course the food.
New to the menu was a whole largemouth bass. The fish and the presentation were excellent, and this I hope this continues on their menu. Coyote also has a selection of wines by the half bottle. Wish more restaurants did this.
We planned a family weekend for my husbands Birthday and wanted to make it special!
Everyone ordered something different and everyone commented, best meal ever! The short ribs were amazing and most tender , the street tacos, delicious, the fish dishes spectacular...
even the tofu vegetable dish was wonderful!
The hospitality from the moment we walked in was most welcoming! Our waiter had the best personality... he gets 5 Stars too!
Thank you all, we’ll be back next time!
Food excellent. Our server, Erin, was wonderful.
Food was great-excellent food presentation. The grilled octopus, Patagonian sea bass, eggplant ravioli, and spare ribs were delicious, as well as the presentation Lovely and creative apple cheesecake presentation. Parrish, our server was so hospitable. Overall- it was great experience. We will be back for our wedding anniversary and birthday celebrations. Thank you!!
I sent my sister and her boyfriend here for restaurant week and they loved it! They had the tasting menu and some cocktails and couldn’t stop talking about how awesome the food and service was. Russel treated them exceptionally well and they can’t wait to go back.
Went there during the restaurant week. A good bargain for the special. Service is superb too
Outstanding as almost always...
Best restaurant in New Mexico!
We had an amazing server who anticipated every desire or question. She was always in our area looking after all of the diners.
Birthday. All was great; service, food, atmosphere. They even brought a candle on the desert for the birthday girl
I’m sure that corn on the cob was the best veggie for the short rib dinner
Best restaurant experience I’ve had a long time. Food was excellent. The wait staff was attentive and we left super full unlike other fine dining experiences! Highly recommend for any special dinner occasion!
Excellent first time experience. Our waiter Russell was exceptional — pleasant, attentive, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The quality of the food was amazing. One of the finest meals my wife and I have had in the last few years. All of the various dishes we had were equal in quality from presentation to taste.
Excellent service! Food was incredible - delish and fabulous presentation.
Outstanding!!! Maybe the best restaurants in Santa Fe
Food and service were outstanding! Our waiter was charming, fast, and made excellent recommendations.
The main course had some of the most incredibly complex yet delicately balanced flavors assembled to create one of the best meals I've ever experienced by far.
Coyote Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 3578 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.