Coyote Cafe

4.8
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3578 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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vipJohnL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipLuelen
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a great experience at Coyote Cafe. Their ability to deal with the recent covid-19 situation made us feel safe and at ease.

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VictoriaP
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday . We really enjoyed our experience.

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JoeNC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and atmosphere at Coyote Cafe. Highly recommend!

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vipJaneJ
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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Mark
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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ReneI
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipDeborahO
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and creative food. Attentive service that seemed casual, not overbearing. The food was also healthy and local.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our wait staff and the food!! 5 star!! Everything was top notch!

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vipSanDiegoVistor
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Gail
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Delighted
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a world-class restaurant. Ambiance, attentiveness, creative and excellent cuisine have zero competition.

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RandolphJ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply a superb dining experience! We sat at the chef's bar to watch the cooks - fascinating.
Highly recommended

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vipMathis
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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miral
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, ambiance and service. Would definiely go again

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vipLainie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe!!

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kirkr
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, for Restaurant Week 2020, the Coyote Cafe menu was incredible! From start to finish-Top Notch!!!

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vipdocfrance
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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viprbtem
New Mexico
29 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Santa Fe, hands down. Outstanding food and service. Quality of the first order.

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DonM
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipAFoodie
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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AprilM
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent

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TimothyO
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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DenyseN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipRick
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KelliB
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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VickiB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent. Our server, Erin, was wonderful.

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vipMeny
New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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3ashultz
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there during the restaurant week. A good bargain for the special. Service is superb too

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vipPeterL
New Mexico
50 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as almost always...
Best restaurant in New Mexico!

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vipEnjoyGoodEats
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing server who anticipated every desire or question. She was always in our area looking after all of the diners.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. All was great; service, food, atmosphere. They even brought a candle on the desert for the birthday girl

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DavidU
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m sure that corn on the cob was the best veggie for the short rib dinner

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JazminR
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Food was incredible - delish and fabulous presentation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!! Maybe the best restaurants in Santa Fe

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barbara
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding! Our waiter was charming, fast, and made excellent recommendations.

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HungryHippo
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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