Coyote Cafe

4.8
4612 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

  • CHRISTMAS DAY

    $100.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    We 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 only

    We 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 only

    We 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
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vipFoodie
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ArtE
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter and food in a beautiful, but a bit loud, setting. I had the elk and a delicious pumpkin/apricot cocktail.

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vipRusee
New Mexico
73 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great waiter, creative food. Bit of a draft when front door opens.

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EricB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great night at the Coyote Cafe. Service is always excellent!

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lbo7000
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LindaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving meal was wonderful. Best holiday meal I’ve had in a long time. Fantastic take on traditional sides.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu selections were great, as always. Eclectic blend of Southwestern and Continental flavors and ingredients!

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PujaG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CEM1
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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RodneyH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unbelievably good Thanksgiving dinner.

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Foodsnob
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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vipEricD
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner

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GaryM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our Thanksgiving dinner was outstanding. Food was wonderfully prepared ,served timely with wonderful flavor. Service met all of our expectations as well

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JulieZ
New Mexico
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving with sister/cousin/ friend

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MikeJ
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LeslieT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff took such great care of us on this thanksgiving holiday!

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NealM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MikeM
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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KG14
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone from greeter to waiter to management was exceptional. All were courteous, responsive and knowledgeable. Obvious that teamwork among staff flawless. Highly impressive.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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vipSuzyF
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipMichael33316
New Mexico
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff is very well chosen and trained. Our Thanksgiving dinner was excellent.

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astridf
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipNancyS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Thanksgiving Brunch!

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Sarah
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Thanksgiving meal. Appreciated the menu choices. It was busy but service was top notch. Good value fir the price.

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JackieB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipKeridur
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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ErinB
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Thanksgiving dinner. Everything was delicious. The service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect and delicious. What a wonderful experience!

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vipBobH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time. Creative food; excellent waiter; have always loved the ambience but miss the skeletons

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Anonymous
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

*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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Howser
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening. Service and food top notch.

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schman
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and drinks.
A bit loud for conversation.

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gglau
Las Vegas
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food was decent service was great place was pretty loud and pricey

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BBnAustin
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! I will definitely go back! Literally everything went right for this visit!

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GeorgeG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service

JO
vipJohnO
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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....

FAQs

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.

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