Eloisa

4.5
783 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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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We are offering a special Georgia O'Keefe Prix-Fixe menu for Thanksgiving Day. Please visit us on www.eloisasantafe.com for further details.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 783 People Are Saying
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R
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We took advantage of the 2 for 1 November special.

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C
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice place. Food was okay.
Good service.

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FW
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third time to Eloisa, and we have had an outstanding experience every time. The menu is unique and the food is incredible. The service is also top notch. There are plenty of great restaurants in Santa Fe, but none better than Eloisa!

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b
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good drinks good service. Food was rather salty

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F
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and Service. Best gazpacho ever! Beautiful decor

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Drink was great... I’ve been in McDonald’s with better decor. Lost me at the hostess playing candy crush and the freezer filled with sandwiches. This is a cafeteria for sad business people not a restaurant. Or waitress was nice.

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BW
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant, especially for being connected to a hotel. We had a wonderful experience there with delicious food and very good service.

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t
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great experience! We made a last minute reservation and got seated in a private dining area. Felt like we were treated like royalty and the food was amazing. We had such a great time!

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SA
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The evening we were at Eloisa was bad from walking in the door.
We had a reservation for a table we were seated in the bar.
It was a very busy evening the server was very busy and we had to wait a very long time to place our order , get our appetizer and our food.
Once our dinner was served my husband asked for the check and paid so we would not have to wait for that too.
My husband found a hair in his food.......
We tried to flag down our server with no luck so we just left having paid over 80.00 for inedible food.
There are so many choices for great food and terrific service in Santa Fe, don’t waste your time at Eloisa’s .

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C
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Georgia O’Keefe dinner experience was exceptional. The young lady taking care of us and orchestrating the evening was enthusiastic and went out of her way for us. Food was fabulous and the portion sizes great The wine pairings well done. Took away some great ideas. Chef’s flavours in the meal were a wonderful way to appreciate southwest cuisine with a current and modern approach. So glad it wasn’t the diner taco versions pretending to be cuisine. Take a cab if you are not staying in the Drury or nearby. Well worth the time it takes for the multiple courses. Fresh and local ingredients and loved the presentations on the photo plates.

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JB
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Lamb was cooked perfectly MR and seasoning was so flavorful! Paella also perfect, and squash filled with carnitas was creative and superb!

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G
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful creative menu. Service was exceptional. Look forward to dining here again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to eat in Santa Fe

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GD
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of our meals were delicious, ghost ranch scallops, trout, lamb and brisket tenderloin!! Blue corn muffins are great!

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r
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My daughter and I dined here for her birthday. Food was great , presentation was great , server was knowledgeable and there when needed . I rated this very good but only because I never rate anything excellent, however I could be persuaded to up the rating.

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MC
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sat on the patio next to the fire. Wonderful date night. Get the scallops!

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O
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I do not consider myself a foodie, just someone who likes great foods, service and ambiance.

The rooftop bar has the best view in Santa Fe and is good food and eats. Service was ok.

The restaurant was great. Outstanding service, great food and drink, and surprisingly nice ambiance.

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R
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was friendly and professional.

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C
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We were lured in by the awards but found disappointment. The ravioli was chewy with tough Kale and dry buffalo, the enchiladas were flavorless and the desert brioche was oddly mushy. The popcorn ice cream was a bright spot. We ended up with our most expensive meal in Santa Fe and Taos and our most disappointing one.

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HD
49 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very unusual place with interesting and unique dishes. Try the O'Keefe five-course dinner. What a delight!

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DH
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food wad good, but service was so disorganized we had to flag a passing manager to please bring our cocktsils and wine sitting on the bar for 10 minutes, though later arrivsls were already served. We order two entrees and like to split a salad. Our waitress neglected to warn us that our vertical burrata salad required surgical skill to divide, but I was able to then
scoop it onto our bread plates. Our two entrees were fine, but when our ordered dessert never came, we paid the bill and started to keave when another (think 5 different people waited on us)) fellow came by with our dessert, which we declined. A different evening for us, So recently
very spoiled by the excellent service at Sazon and L’Olivier. Best to wait until they get organized!

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BJ
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was very good. Service was poor. Forty five minutes after sitting down we still didn’t have appetizers or drinks. Waitress rarely showed up. Manager apologized but didn’t offer to comp anything. Probably won’t be back.

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D
54 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Amazing menu and diverse choices make for a true Northern New Mexico culinary journey. Unfortunately the table service is not quite up to the pace !

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LD
78 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great Dinner at Eloisa. Fantastic Food, Ambiance and Service. I definitely recommend Eloisa.

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
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
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
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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MB
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside in the fireplace Everybody warm.

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OT
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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OT
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
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
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food

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O
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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OT
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
26 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
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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OT
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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OT
63 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
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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