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.
CHRISTMAS DAY$100.00 per personPrepaid
Dec 25, 2021 onlyWe are excited to offer a Special Three Course Pre Fixed Christmas Dinner to you and your loved ones. There will be several options of appetizers, entrees and deserts to choose from. Once you book through open table the experience for food, tax and gratuity are taken care of so the only bill that will be presented to you after your meal is the beverages you choose to enjoy. We look forward to continuing this Christmas Tradition at Coyote Cafe. We ask that you respect the experience is for a two hour time period
CHRISTMAS EVE$100.00 per personPrepaid
Dec 24, 2021 onlyWe are excited to offer a Special Three Course Pre Fixed Christmas Eve Dinner to you and your loved ones. There will be several options of appetizers, entrees and deserts to choose from. Once you book through open table the experience for food, tax and gratuity are taken care of so the only bill that will be presented to you after your meal is the beverages you choose to enjoy. We look forward to continuing this Christmas Tradition at Coyote Cafe We ask that you respect the experience is for a two hour time period.
NEW YEARS EVE$125.00 per personPrepaid
Dec 31, 2021 onlyWe are excited to offer a Special Three Course Pre Fixed NEW YEARS EVE Meal to you and your loved ones. There will be several options of appetizers, entrees and deserts to choose from. Once you book through open table the experience for food, tax and gratuity are taken care of so the only bill that will be presented to you after your meal is the beverages you choose to enjoy. We look forward to continuing this NEW YEARS EVE Tradition at Coyote Cafe
Seared Diver Scallops
Mascarpone Arborio Rice | Market Vegetables | Calabrian Chile | Passionfruit Butter Sauce
Tellicherry Peppered Elk Tenderloin
Potato Nest |Black Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Smoked Bacon | Mushrooms | Snap Peas | White Truffle
Grilled Pork Chop
Sour Citrus Roasted Baby Yams | Orange Mojo | Roasted Squash & Cotija | Toasted Coriander Demi
We were visiting Santa Fe and found this place on Open Table. So glad we went there. The place was amazing and packed full of people - tourists as well as locals. Great atmosphere. The food was amazing. We had the Mexican white shrimp and pork belly for our starters followed by the Bronzino and the Elk for our main course. You must try the Bronzino. Absolutely amazing. The wine and cocktails were also great. Our server was so friendly and attentive. Overall, we really enjoyed Coyote Cafe. This is a must visit place if you are in Santa Fe.
Great waiter and food in a beautiful, but a bit loud, setting. I had the elk and a delicious pumpkin/apricot cocktail.
Great waiter, creative food. Bit of a draft when front door opens.
Another great night at the Coyote Cafe. Service is always excellent!
We had 5 people in our party. The booth was perfect. We had excellent service and delicious food. All of the food was on the rich side, which might be important for some people to know.
The service was wonderful. The food was above our expectations. I'm just sorry that the people seated in our reserved spots would not leave and we had to wait for them to get up. This is not Coyote Cafe's fault but perhaps that should be stressed to the customer when there are staggered seatings. This was on Thanksgiving day. The staff was absolutely fabulous even though I know they were exhausted.
Thanksgiving meal was wonderful. Best holiday meal I’ve had in a long time. Fantastic take on traditional sides.
Menu selections were great, as always. Eclectic blend of Southwestern and Continental flavors and ingredients!
We did the Thanksgiving meal and the service was running a bit late so the GM came around with free sparkling wine. The waitstaff was on fire! The sparkling water was refilled with water and the waitstaff recognized the error and corrected it within 5 min. We didn’t even ask because it was not a big deal. They just had such a high level of attention to detail. The food was delicious and the whole experience was special. Thanks.
Incredible service and incredible food. We needed to wait 10 minutes for our table to be ready and we were provided with a complementary glass of sparkling wine while we waited!
Unbelievably good Thanksgiving dinner.
Great evening considering it was the price fix thanksgiving dinner. The food was excellent as was the service. I would highly recommend this to locals as well as visitors
Our Thanksgiving dinner was outstanding. Food was wonderfully prepared ,served timely with wonderful flavor. Service met all of our expectations as well
Thanksgiving with sister/cousin/ friend
Hmmm.... short and simple, No can do!
Our experience was an overwhelming outstanding success.
What do we say? When we had the most delightful top 10 Thanksgiving dinner out of our home in any time we can recall....
Mike and I are residents in Santa Fe, have been for over a decade.
We cannot express the exquisite service, attention, and knowledge that we were so generously offered from the time we arrived until we felt it was time for us to leave.
The food ,thank you great Chef, it was all, everything, outstanding and cooked to perfection. I swear we are not related.....just consider us one of your happiest holiday diners.
In fact we soooo want to return for Christmas Eve dinner.
We could not get a reservation for Christmas Eve at around 4-5pm and would love it if we could be seated, gladly at the bar, down a bit from the actual coking area.
We waited too long to make a very necessary reservation that is not as important as our incredible wait staff.... Annette, Laura, your manager ,and all the others that gave us such delightful service.
So if we cannot get in, I promise you we will definitely be back.
What a wonderful find.
The very best and a Happy Christmas and Happy New Year.
Pat & Mike Johnston
The staff took such great care of us on this thanksgiving holiday!
Kudos to Coyote Cafe for a marvelous Thanksgiving. What a great feast the service, the setting and the food was terrific. Well worth it. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon.
First time! Celebrated our move from Southern CA to Placitas, NM. Found flavors were outstanding. Very nice portions for Thanksgiving. Can't wait to try again on a non-holiday night. Manager offered Champagne will we all waited - so kind!
Everyone from greeter to waiter to management was exceptional. All were courteous, responsive and knowledgeable. Obvious that teamwork among staff flawless. Highly impressive.
The food was excellent for Thanksgiving. Our server, Carlos, was a pro. Even though the restaurant was extremely busy his attention to our table as well as not rushing us in the slightest way made for a wonderful dinner experience. Kudos to Carlos!
The staff is very well chosen and trained. Our Thanksgiving dinner was excellent.
Happy to have this restaurant in our town. Food is always exceptionally good, and service friendly and polite. Our number one place to go to.
Lovely Thanksgiving Brunch!
Great Thanksgiving meal. Appreciated the menu choices. It was busy but service was top notch. Good value fir the price.
We had such a wonderful time at Coyote Cafe for Thanksgiving. The food was excellent!! Bravo to the chef!! Our server was friendly and professional. We will be back. I have already told my friend we need to go for lunch at Coyote Cafe. A great dining experience. Highly recommend.
My son and I had the pleasure of dining at the Coyote Cafe for Thanksgiving dinner at 1:00 P.M. yesterday.
Unequivocally OUTSTANDING!!! The service was exceptional, the prix fix. Menu choices were excellent. We will return again and again!
Beautiful Thanksgiving dinner. Everything was delicious. The service was outstanding.
Everything was absolutely perfect and delicious. What a wonderful experience!
We had a fabulous time. Creative food; excellent waiter; have always loved the ambience but miss the skeletons
*Week of major holiday* Evening Meal.
Reserve a time! Do not risk walk in, you will cheerfully be offered to wait 3 hours or sit in the cantina. Ended up reserving another day. All the nicer places in SF fill with reservations primetime, ended up wishing I tried their alternate menu in cantina.
Food was good, lighting not too dark, seating a bit deep but comfortable, not overly loud, air temperature perfect.
Service made an attempt at upscale, everyone was appropriately nice but missed some basics like who is drinking what, providing correct utensil for side without being asked. I think with how busy it was they were trying to keep things moving along as well.
No enforced dress code (ball caps, belly buttons), though most people were at least business casual.
Cost: 60 to 100 usd per person (no alcohol) I spent 100 per and am happy with the experience.
I would go here again and try something else on the menu for sure.
What a complete dinner experience! Every dish was unique and an incredible palate of ingredients. So well thought out. Service was fantastic. Can’t wait to go back.
Excellent evening. Service and food top notch.
Outstanding food and drinks.
A bit loud for conversation.
Food was decent service was great place was pretty loud and pricey
Absolutely fantastic! I will definitely go back! Literally everything went right for this visit!
great food and service
This was our first time here - and we were not disappointed! We had Mussels to start - they were as good and fresh as you can get anywhere. Then we had Elk and Scallops. Wonderful.
The service was crisp, detailed - but not over-reaching. We will go here every time we are in town....
Coyote Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 4612 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.