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Eloisa, Santa Fe, NM

Eloisa

4.5
4.5
1140 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southwest
ELOISA-

My grandma Eloisa Rivera was the first person to teach me how to cook. Indeed, women have always formed the foundation of New Mexico’s culinary heritage. Abuelas. Madres. Tias. Hermanas. Their hearts and their hands have been in every dish associated with New Mexico. Among the world’s great cuisines, New Mexican cooking is undoubtedly the most elemental. Fiery chiles. Earthy beans. Ethereal corn. Celestial water from the acequias that irrigate the ranchos. Our cocina celebrates Grandma Eloisa, all Southwestern women, and their satisfying, down-to-earth foods.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southwest, Contemporary American, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 982-0883

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Sedlar

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Eloisa can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Dan Liss: (505) 982-0629

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Cross street

    Paseo de Peralta & Palace Ave

  • Parking details

    Valet or Free Self Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,140 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Family get together
  2. I

    Ibis2

    Houston

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent selection of small and large plates. Fun place for a gathering of friends!! Bar tender makes the best Negroni!
  3. SH

    SallieH

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new menu has New Mexican dishes and mixture of pleasing American favorites. The Kolbe burger and green Chile soup are delicious.
  4. HJ

    HawkeyeJack

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went with several of the small plate selections. We listened to the staff's descriptions/recommendations and were not disappointed. The wait staff members were very helpful and friendly. The jicama tacos are not to be missed; the Portuguese shrimp, also, is a wonderful dish. We had the featured Malbec which we liked and the pour was generous!
  5. Z

    Zena

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in SFe! Fabulous creative dishes that are do delicious. The best.
  6. B

    Bufalogal

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was over the top. The chef was even going to make me a meal that was no longer on the menu. Chicken pot pie was great with a green chili kick. My friend liked the Kobe beef Hamburger. The food is really good and the free parking in their lot makes this my preferred restaurant.
  7. KW

    KWS1

    New Mexico

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New menu is fantastic! They’ve kept some of the favorites but have added many new delightful items to the menu. The huevos rancheros were fantastic today! My husband had the pan seared trout...gorgeous. He has some dietary issues and everyone was incredibly attentive to his needs. The space is a lovely space, as always. The staff are super professional, I’m going out on a limb and saying that Eloisa is now my number one restaurant choice in Santa Fe!
  8. F

    Foodie15

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    The first clue should’ve been the fact there was A table of two besides us. Service was good and the Bloody Mary was tasty. The skillet hash was terrible like warm at best and dripping in grease. Would not recommend.

    EloisaResponded on March 4, 2020Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. Sincere apologies for the skillet - We will be sure to address. We feel terrible that you would not recommend Eloisa and wish that we had the opportunity to change your perception. We hope that you change your mind and visit us again very soon to hopefully give us a chance to win you back.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very Good. Loved the sweet hostess, Hailey, and our attentive waiter
  10. TF

    passTheFood

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    An overall excellent. We went for Restaurant Week and had the three course dinner. Appetizer salsas were very good - would have preferred a little chunkier, as was the trout - fish itself slightly dry, with an excellent apricot panna cotta dessert. Sam’s hard cider was also excellent. This is my third visit to Eloisa’s and I have enjoyed them all.
  11. DC

    DCSF

    New Mexico

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When 8 thirsty & hungry women are at same table it’s difficult to pull everything off perfectly but Eloisa got it right... in every way! Mario, our server was patient & kind! There were other staff that contributed to our wonderful experience but I didn’t get their names. Food came out on time & was spot on! I didn’t hear anyone complain about anything! We loved being in the private room. We were able to relax & enjoy the evening without feeling rushed. It was my suggestion to choose Eloisa & we’ll definitely be back! My favorite dish...Sweet corn flan w/poblano cream sauce & black quinoa! Fabulous!
  12. W

    Wolfski

    New Mexico

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had a great dining experience here! The food was tasty and the service was excellent. We were there on a Saturday evening and they had a guitarist which added to the fun. I am a lover of hoppy IPA's and their menu was limited in the beer area. I ended up with a pink Margarita-like concoction at the recommendation of our waiter and it was delicious. The crab cakes were excellent. Good food, great service, and fun ambiance all made for an memorable dining experience. We will be back!
  13. h

    hbankstoo

    New England

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was very tasty. My husband and I split the Portugese shrimp appetizer, and I had the Ultimate Posole. My husband had the chili-braised enchiladas. All very fresh and good.
  14. RB

    RobertB

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Located in the Drury Plaza Hotel, this is an excellent restaurant. On a Sunday Evening, service was spot on, food amazing, and ambience lovely. Live music with a spanish guitar added to the magic. Priced well for the type of experience we had. Bottom line, we will be back. I recommend.
  15. RW

    RickW

    New Mexico

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    While the food was pretty good, it is quite overpriced for what you get, and I think it would be better if food was not so completely ala carte. For example we went to the Sunday brunch and one of the people in our party ordered an omelette. It came on a plate all by it's lonesome-no potatoes, no toast, not even an orange slice. There was not even any toast on the menu. Another in our party ordered lamb skewers and they arrived with some red peppers on the skewers along with the lamb and nothing else. Mimosas were not even on the menu, which is odd for a brunch.
  16. DC

    DawnC

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Really horrible service.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    39 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The service was horrible. It was Valentine's Day, and the place was packed. Between and servers and the kitchen, they could not handle the volume of customers they decided to seat. The waits for everything were ridiculously long. We were seated on time, but that was it. Waited for menus, waited for water, waited to be asked if we wanted drinks, waited, and waited, and waited. Dirty dishes sat on the table for a long time, and a plate of rib bones was never collected. The kitchen got my order wrong, which I sent back, so we weren't weren't able to begin eating at the same time. The food was good, but the crappy service ruined the evening. Way too much money for that kind of production.

    EloisaResponded on February 20, 2020We appreciate your feedback so much and for taking the time to share it. We certainly take everything you have pointed out to heart and feel terrible that you had to experience this horrible service failure on such a special evening. We would love the opportunity to right this "wrong" and invite you back to showcase what the real Eloisa experience is like. I will attempt to contact you privately to make the arrangements.

  18. m

    maura

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have dined at some of the best restaurants around the country qnd Eloisa is definitely in the top 5 if not number 1. The food was PHENOMENAL. The service was outstanding as well. I also loved the shabby chic decor mixed with the modern art. 5 stars Eloisa.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Away for Valentine’s Day and their special menu was superb. Loved the service provided too.
  20. e

    eulabeans

    New Mexico

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eloisa has never disappointed, and this meal was no exception. I love the new lunch menu, divided into Spanish, New Native/Puebloan, and two others I don't remember because we found complete happiness in those two categories. The sweet corn flan was exquisite in flavor and texture, and the tortillas florales are always a must. Piquillo peppers stuffed with Spanish chorizo and golden raisins, rather than the more common (and more than a little tired) goat cheese, were delicious. The lamb empanadas were full-flavored, though not as spicy as we had anticipated. The orange tres leches cake was perfectly flavored and textured, very fresh. And for panna cotta fans, the apricot version is offered with candied pistachios and a caramelized edge to the apricots. Annette gave us warm and personal service, and she went out of her way to give us excellent wine recommendations, including the very welcome option of half-pours so that we could drink a white with the first two dishes and a red with the others, without being faced with more than we wanted to drink at mid-day. Everything was beautifully presented, and it satisfied without leaving us feeling full or heavy. The kitchen and the servers always meet my highest expectations, and I can't wait to go back.
  21. MR

    MarkR

    New Mexico

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Cold atmosphere. Mediocre food. Eloisa is a restaurant without much to say for itself in a crowded marketplace. Needs a significant reworking.
  22. FS

    FarmersSon

    New Mexico

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was off. The waiter seemed put-off by everything and wasn't attentive. The food was OK this time around. Consistency is required here in service and food quality.
  23. RR

    RedRacer

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful dining experience - three creative and well prepared main dishes (salmon, scallops and a daily seafood special). My spouse, who is a tough food critic, absolutely loved the orange tres leches dessert. She hasn’t stopped talking about it. Eloisa has moved to the top of our list for outstanding dinning in Santa Fe.
  24. RH

    RandallH

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Service was outstanding, Jude our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. The eccentric Chefs food to say the least was undesirable. The special of schnitzel was over cooked to the point of being shoe leather. The "Woolworth Frito pie" made with wonton chips, was to greasy to eat, the added bay scallops had the texture of hard gum balls.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would rate this as #2 in Santa Fe. Very good
  26. JM

    JenniferM

    Denver

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our first time here and we were very impressed with both the creativity and the quality of the food. We will definitely be back.
  27. AK

    AmandaKk

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    I ran away from home for the weekend 🥰 Best dessert I have ever had in Santa Fe.
  28. KD

    KyleD

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant, love the environment! Thank you Kyle
  29. P

    Patrick

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Eloisa is one of the 'Gems' of Santa Fe. Excellent menu, wonderful setting, great service.
  30. LK

    LindaK

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and great service! Will definitely return.
  31. JG

    JaniceG

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a truly lovely restaurant for a lunch gathering. Beautiful light filled room with crisp yet fun service! My friends enjoyed their tacos and soup! I was not so hungry and choose the Caesar Salad with grilled chicken which was surprisingly blah... not enough dressing & frankly no taste! I added some of my friends black beans and corn which helped...All the rest of entrees and wines were perfect.
  32. BP

    BillP

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive service, interesting menu, fine change from the usual Santa Fe round.
  33. o

    okiemarty

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    A bad $20 Caesar salad. Made with shredded iceberg lettuce. Ugh. Our waiter was great though. Gave us time to catch up.
  34. SE

    StephenE

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    We dined on New Year's Eve, our 26th wedding anniversary. The food? it was very good. Fresh and well prepared. Where this restaurant failed was on service. We expected service to match the food. Instead, we received no service. Our waiter disappeared mid-meal for maybe 45 minutes (not an exaggeration). Might have been on a break but nobody came to check on us to see if we needed or wanted anything other than to clear our plates. We were seated at 8:15 and saw only a couple of tables seated after us so the restaurant was not overly busy. After our main course plates were cleared, nobody brought our dessert which we had ordered. After 15 minutes, we had to ask another waiter to get our desserts. During dinner, we placed our water glasses at the edge of the table but wait staff walked by without filling them. We had to ask for more water. Considering this was a special event for the restaurant and for us, we were very disappointed. We did not feel valued as customers. Eloisa did not meet our expectations and we will not be back.
  35. n

    ncinaz

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic, memorable New Year's Eve dinner. The appetizers and desserts were especially standouts.
  36. RM

    RudyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent New Years Eve dinner with friends. Will do again next New Years Eve.
  37. LM

    LMorrison

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We felt rushed by our server. It was New Year’s Eve and they CLEARLY wanted to turn the table.
  38. T

    Thursby

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Wonderful food, our waiter was terrible. He was in a rush and never took time to learn what we might want.
  39. SM

    SylviaM

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I returned to Eloisa this holiday season after discovering it last December. The food is fantastic—wonderfully and creatively prepared and beautifully presented. The setting is chic. Great for couples, families, and large groups. They have a kids menu, ask for it. Try as many small plates as you can, consider sharing an entree to leave room for at least a couple of desserts. Eloisa also has interesting and tasty cocktails, good wines. Highlights this time were the tortillas florales, potato soup, trout mousse tamale, corn flan, pastrami tacos, chocolate hazelnut cheesecake and mango flan. Still dreaming of the avocado butter that came with the pretty corn tortillas.
  40. F

    Foodie3759

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    This is the second time we have dined at Eloisa. The first experience (about a year ago) was better, but not as good as we had expected based on many dining experiences at Rivera, one of our favorite restaurants during the time it was open in LA. We were seated next to an exterior door that periodically opened to blasts of 20F temperature outside, after requesting not to sit at this table and the hostess telling us that the door did not open ( which I knew was not true since I had just walked through it in entering the restaurant) . The food was especially disappointing. It took a long time to order, and our main courses were not served hot and appeared to have been sitting out a long time before we received them. The tortillas, one of my favorites in LA, were not nearly as exceptional here. I do not write reviews often, but offer this one in hopes that the restaurant will improve.

FAQs

Eloisa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 982-0883.

Eloisa is rated 4.5 stars by 1140 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Paseo de Peralta & Palace Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southwest, Contemporary American, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet or Free Self Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Sedlar

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (505) 982-0883

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Eloisa can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Dan Liss: (505) 982-0629

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