Eloisa

4.5
759 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southwest, Contemporary American, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Monday-Friday
Brunch
11:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday
Dinner
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Daily
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Phone number
(505) 982-0883
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
John Sedlar
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Paseo de Peralta & Palace Ave
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Parking details
Valet or Free Self Parking
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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JD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Eloisa did not disappoint. We went for a birthday celebration and were treated superbly. Our server’s recommendations were spot on and the overall service was very attentive. The brisket enchiladas were a favorite, and the popcorn ice cream surprising and a perfect sweet and salty accompaniment to the biscochitos. Would definitely return!

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SG
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular and innovative food complemented by wonderful service and ambiance. Highly recommended.

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J
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I do so love this restaurant! Everything we tasted was superb! We can't wait to come back. The service was great. Very warm and friendly. I would highly recommend it to our friends.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside in the fireplace Everybody warm.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Terrific food marred by poor service. The kitchen is far superior to the front end. Understaffed, every waitstaff was running throughout the evening. Each interaction at our table with them was rushed, accompanied by apologies.

Food is outstanding... fresh, interesting, flavors layered and descrete. Nothing but compliments.

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Evening meal outside to celebrate our anniversary. Portions are rela s mb all but jam-packed with ingredients. Creative culinary approaches to SW
Standards. Service was excellent.
If the weather's bad, sit inside with full view of kitchen activities. Burrata salad and seafood paella (manageable for two) are recommended.

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SC
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Definitely worth a stop, despite its hotel location. Patio was particularly nice in the early evening. Food was delicious but presentation (salmon on red glass dish) left something to be desired. Really pleasant staff and they were most accommodating to our needs. No negatives.

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DI
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food

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O
Miami
50 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group and the servers were all coordinated in serving us. The food was excellent however if you are not a fan of mole sauce this may not be your cup of tea. Chef walks the floor to keep this restaurant humming and the restaurant is elegant in a Southwestern style.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was just bizarre - waited 20 minutes with no one coming to table until hostess notices and sent someone over. Waiter approached table and just say “I heard you want drinks” overall service was sub par for a fine dining place. Food was just OK. I got the seared tuna and it was cold and not a great cut of fish.

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S
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I decided to go on a trip to Santa Fe for our anniversary and Eloisa seemed the perfect place for a celebratory dinner.

The food was spectacular and so the flawless service. We really enjoyed the dishes and their creative spin on some classics from Italian and Mexican cuisine.

Extra kudos for the complimentary glass of bubbles to open the dinner and celebrate our anniversary.

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SF
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I order Blue Lump Crab salad. The crab was an overworked mess of oily mayo, over seasoned with pepper. I actually asked our server if it was canned crab, because it tasted just like cheap Deli tuna salad. There was a tiny pile of lettuce leaves and the whole dismal thing was garnished with a massive hunk of melon, that dwarfed the plate. I wondered if perhaps it had fallen onto my plate by mistake from someone else's plate. All in all it was a lazy composition of inadequate ingredients produced as if I was sitting in a school cafeteria. The fact that this atrocious salad cost $28 means that I will never go to Eloisa again --and I am a resident of Santa Fe and not a tourist.

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Miami
31 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a superb eatery — the locals in Santa Fe don’t know what they are missing by not frequenting this place

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed it! The calamari is the best in town and everyone loved their entrees: Trout, Chicken & Scallops!

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New Mexico
60 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Eloisa was just "good," not great. Sort of disappointing. When they first opened dishes were creative and impressive. Now food was less interesting, some even boring. We were 4 diners -- with 4 uneven small plates and large plates.

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SM
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Arrived a few minutes before our reservation for a brunch with our son and his new friend. Seated right away and ordered drinks. Took a while for them to arrive and it did not appear that the place was very crowded. Our son and his friend arrived and they ordered drinks as well. One drink was called "limeade" and when asked what that was like the waiter said, "Well, it is like limeade with liquor in it." OK. Everyone ordered a different dish---omelets, hash, pancakes, etc. and the food was good. It was a beautiful day in Santa Fe and being outdoors was very nice. Overall, a good experience. Two issues---the service was a little slow and frankly, I had no idea when I made the reservation that the restaurant was located at a Drury Inn. Most of the diners seemed like they were staying there so we dined with kids in their jammys and so on. It was OK, but if I had known that the restaurant was at a Drury Hotel, I would probably gone to a little more upscale spot. But as I wrote, it was good overall and I'd recommend it.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special treat for friends who live in Santa Fe and had been my hosts for several days but had not yet visited the restaurant. Surpassed our expectations - and they are serious foodies! Menu beautifully balanced and portions just right to ensure all three courses could be enjoyed to the full. Without alcohol the evening was not expensive for the quality of food and excellent service.
Only slight quibble was the noise level. As an old building it could do with a little more baffle to reduce the volume of conversations while still allowing patrons to enjoy the live music.
Overall, one of the best meals I have enjoyed for a long time.

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M
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were special. Loved the mole chocolate ice cream

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our visit. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. It has a diner vibe but very relaxed and cozy.

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j
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner and very good service. One of our favorite restaurants. Always reliable.

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MG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

If you were a John Sedlar fan from Los Angeles' Rivera you will be disappointed.

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D
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first trip to Santa Fe to the Indian Market. We ate some amazing meals of local New Mexico fare. We tried Eloisa and we were blown away. The service and atmosphere were superb. The dishes were creative and tasted exceptional. We shared some small plates and finished with the Paella. We paired dinner with an excellent Barolo wine. The wine selection was the best we encountered in Santa Fe. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic homemade tortillas...gazpacho and filet. The caramelized brioche was out of this world

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DT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can for Indian Market, wanted a great Santa Fe experience. It did not disappoint. Food and drinks were excellent.

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T
Palm Springs
78 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful food. The best Cheeseburger known to mankind. But, don’t let this fool you. Their pastrami tacos are special and the breakfast omelet superb. The waitstaff and the management provide stellar service. We ah e never had a bad bite in this restaurant. Take note: the chocolate mole ice cream is not to be missed.

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e
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Everything was too salty and salad had way too much dressing. Heavy hand in the kitchen.

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Denver
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch ambiance, service and food. Creative menu and not over-the-top prices. Fabulous bar.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Thanks for splitting the dishes.

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CN
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Eloisa, located inside a hotel, deserves the kind of reputation hotel restaurants have: serviceable for a meal, but nothing special. It has a small courtyard for outdoor seating with live music that dominates the space. Inside, the restaurant decor resembles a cafeteria but with candlelight. Service is good. The menu has an interesting mix of options but the kitchen does not deliver on either presentation or flavor. With a dozen different ingredients, the paella was bland. The duck confit ravioli came in a pile of oversized pasta pockets stuck to each other. If you're staying at the hotel and have to schedule a business meeting over dinner, the food will not distract from your business but it won't be a memorable Santa Fe experience.

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PH
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Young celebrity chef abandons New Mexico outpost to look after his interests back in CA. Food mediocre. Serving staff glum, disinterested, unconnected to the work. Such a train wreck would not last long in a competitive urban market but might slog it out for a few years in this tepid resort town.

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New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the patio

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JF
New Mexico
27 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took friends from out of town and Alicia was great as usual. Thank you for another great evening!

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S
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Georgia O’Keefe Tasting menus was amazing. Local ingreadeants and inspired by herbs and other plants from her garden. The plates are minor works of art as they are served.

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New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We had heard much about this place before coming. What a disappointment. Upon arrival, we were seated with drink menus. Our server arrived ten minutes later and asked if we wanted to hear the specials. We said we didn't have dinner menus but would be interested in a drink. She didn't take our order. Dinner menus arrived after five minutes. Our server eventually stopped by to go over the specials and this time managed to take our drink order. After about ten minutes she returned to take our dinner orders but we pointed out that our drinks had not arrived. Appetizers promptly came followed by cocktails. Not what we had requested and our server seemed rather put off when I politely said I didn't really care for a salad with my martini and to not rush us through dinner. Service was clumsy. We both had a version of surf and turf. Served barely warm. The purees and sauces were murky and resulted in the turf being indistinguishable from the surf. We finished. Plates lingered. Water glasses remained empty. We shared a dessert and requested a check. And waited. Overall, the experience was grim. And expensive. As it turns out, a few local friends shared similar experiences and recommended better options (which we have enjoyed).

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Awful and incompetent service. Food ok. Would never go back.

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided on "small" plates for the evening and they were both creative and delicious...and generous in portion size. Beautiful to the eye as well as the palate. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. We had one of the best Mezcal drinks we've ever had. My husband was indecisive about an after dinner cocktail so the server suggested he name off some characteristics he likes in a drink. He did and the bartender made the perfect cocktail for him! (no suprise as she won NM Best Bartender of the Year). We had a fantastic evening and will return when we're in Santa Fe next time.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

While the restaurant is pretty, the food was uneven and the service was rushed and unfriendly. Service issues started at the door, when we had to check in twice, and both "hostesses" seemed irritated that we had interrupted whatever they were doing when we arrived. We were served cocktails, appetizers, first courses, and entrees within 40 minutes. Something's wrong when your second course arrives and your cocktail is only half empty.
My pork dish had been precooked and reheated, leaving me with a cool, dry tenderloin with no sauce or other help.
An odd disruptive detail : on the wall right behind our table a screen was playing videos of worms, skeletons, and other unappetizing scenes. My friends thought this was inappropriate and wished the arty show wasn't there.

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New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

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SW
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints!! Took visitors from out of town and did the Georgia O’Keefe menu and they were blown away by how delicious and unique it was. Can’t say enough!

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J
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Ordered the burger. Meat wasn't clean tasting. Bacon was leather tough. The potato chips were ordinary out of the bag type.
Tomatoes were pale and boring.
The Biscochitos/ice cream dessert was sad and forgettable.
Will not return.

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