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.
Banana Cream Pie
Caramelized Bananas | Meringue | Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream
Seared Diver Scallops
Rainbow Cauliflower | Red Chile Vanilla Crepe | Orange Beurre Blanc | Fresno Pepper Chutney
Marinated Tenderloin | Onion | Cheese | Green Chile | Sour Cream | Iceberg Lettuce | Avocado | Arbol Salsa
Excellent food and service. Presentation was exquisite
Very nice experience, first due to the outstanding personal service. A bit of a wait but well worth it. Food quality is on par with star restaurants. Will be back.
Our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe! Felt very safe and the food is as fabulous as ever!
Wonderful service and the food is as creative as ever! We enjoyed the Duck Confit special appetizer, Tacos al pastor, the Burrata, and Shrimp. All were amazing in their flavor profiles. We will definitely return.
(COVID safety measures were soldily in place and we felt completely safe and comfortable.)
So happy that they have re-opened ! Fantastic good - great staff and the owner couldn’t be more gracious and welcoming -
Your hostess staff needs to do a better job of attending to guests instead of standing around gossiping. Also your handicap entrance is terrible. Persons in walkers should not have to walk around the building and walk in through your loading bay. And if your waitstaff is so paranoid about COVID That they don’t want to handle credit cards then you should be following the government mandated 25% rule. This Saturday night you were at around 80% capacity in the dining room at around 730.
Service was fantastic, food was amazing!! Highly recommend!
A little slow at the start after our water had been provided, but then everything was at the level we expected at this fine dining restaurant. Highly recommend the dining room for a more intimate experience.
Always lives up to expectations.
We had a great dinner last night! Drinks were excellent, food was delicious, and our server was very friendly! I have not eaten out much since Covid, but I felt very comfortable here!
Amazing food, stellar service. Followed all guidelines during COVID-19 and enjoyed a special anniversary dinner!
Wonderful food! Excellent staff!
Our server was outstanding! Loved the ambiance and the food! Will definitely go back!!
Heather is a great server. Highly recommend the elk and specialty martini
The food and drinks were great. Good selection of wines. Staff were super from first to last contact. Prices were reasonable considering high end food (e.g. elk, scallops). Made adjustments as needed. Highly recommend.
It was very good..waiter was very attentive...it was our Anniversary...so they gave us 2 glasses,of Champagne..food was very good and just enough!..They had plexiglass between booths and hand sanitizers on every table!
Really wonderful meal. The partitions were a great add during the pandemic, our waiter was exceptional! There wasn’t one dish we didn’t love
Excellent! We love the food. We went to celebrate my birthday!
We were driving thru Santa Fe last week and happened on coyote cafe. The restaurant was pretty and has an outside upper deck. The menu was thoughtful and eclectic. Our waiter, Ben, was knowledgeable and we had a wonderful martini and their shrimp appetizer with crispy corn cake. The whole meal was delightful. Upon returning through, my husband was dreaming about those shrimp from mid Arizona. We returned last night and Ben remembered our martini and the shrimp did not disappoint. Well done!
Ben is the best. The whole team is awesome. It was great to be back and too see old familiar faces, the great same atmosphere and the incredible food. We felt very safe in the restaurant during this pandemic and uncertain times.
Great place to have a celebration! The food and environment were excellent.
It’s hard to provide an elegant, delicious, and dare I say, FUN meal during a pandemic. The Coyote Cafe managed to do just that during our last two visits. Discreetly adhering to the current requirements (temperature taking, face masks, plexiglass dividers, etc) the restaurant served the city’s best food in a warm environment. Our server, Erin, was another bright spot, whom we had the pleasure of dining with a third time at the sister restaurant, Santacafé.
Make no mistake, the Coyote Cafe sets Santa Fe’s high bar.
Amazing Service and food- best meal since COVID hit!
Have been to Santa Fe multiples of times but had never eaten at Coyote. We regretted that we missed this gem in the past! Food and service was amazing! We will be back!
Loved the lobster entree!
Food was great and so was the presentation. Sat up at the counter watching the prep and cooking of food. Was fun to watch but they did not engage with you even in slow times. Would have made the counter experience much more enjoyable.
Excellent service and friendly staff and food well presented and taste buds danced. Highly recommended.
Terrif ic food with good social Distancing Practices between tables Elk tenderloin was perfectly cooked and everything on the plate was tasty.
We loved our second trip here. Amazing food and you must try the chili infused margarita! The server, Nate, was lovely and made great suggestions. The support staff were excellent. Kudos to the chef. We will be back ASAP!
Love from Dallas...
Impeccable service for a wonderful Father’s Day dinner. Ben and Oden, thank you for a great evening. The food and service was spot on every level! Food was delicious and ambiance just what you’d expect from Coyote Cafe! 10 stars-
Burrata, corn bread and the elk were superb! So gjj ok ad a friend tipped me off about the place the day before!
Our 3rd visit to Coyote Cafe, and superb service while maintaining CDC guidelines for CoVid. Food presentation, selection, and taste were all superb.
Loved staff’s coyote masks, and wished they were for sale.
Great wait staff, Great food & Amazing infused drinks! Always our favorite place to dine when visiting Santa Fe!
Spectacular. Excellent food, the staff worked as a team and were excellent as well.
We just arrived in town after a 7 hour road trip and was so happy to start our weekend here. Staff was very friendly. And the food was amazing.
They really prepared to provide a safe environment too.
Paris, our waiter, and Francisco were fabulous to see again.
Food was delicious!! We enjoyed Filet Mignon, Rack of Lamb and Lobster. Even my 12 year old daughter loved the lobster. We had a beautiful bottle of wine. The one reason I did not give it 5 stars for value is because it, reasonably so, was not a value meal :)
Coyote Cafe did an outstanding job of providing a safe and pleasant dining experience- the food and service was great! They have adjusted to the new safety requirements in a manner that makes one confident in their efforts and practices.
A great evening!
This place has incredible food. Highly recommend the Mexican white prawns! Extreme flavor! A little pricey but you get what you pay for-great food, much of it unlike any other restaurant in Fe.
Coyote Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 3628 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.