Estevan

4.4
692 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We are a New Mexico COVID-19 certified business.

Estevan Restauranté is a fine dining establishment based around a relaxed New Mexican atmosphere. All of our produce is sourced daily from the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market with any poultry, meat, or fish brought in from free roaming, grass fed, or wild caught farms. Our menu, tailored made by Executive Chef Estevan Garcia, is traditional Northern New Mexican cuisine tastefully altered with a French twist, honoring tradition while embracing innovation.
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  • Dinner With The Chef

    $150.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Special evening worth celebrating? Treat yourself to a custom 5 course meal with Executive Chef Estevan Garcia at the Chef’s Table. Fresh hand-picked Farmers Market ingredients, a superb wine list featuring the worlds finest wines, and unforgettable staff that will make your night truly memorable — Dinner With The Chef will teach you about true Northern New Mexico cuisine. Tax, wine, and gratuity not included. The menu does not allow for vegan options. Please contact Executive Chef/Owner Estevan Garcia directly to set up your custom 5 course meal at the Chefs Table. His contact info is as follows: Phone: 505-920-1996 Email: 48sgarcia@gmail.com Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you, Estevan Restaurante
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Lento
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Worse meal I have ever had in Santa Fe. Also, pretty bad service. Table was in a hallway and the waiter only checked back with us once before we could taste our food. Had the trout and it was full of bones and had no taste- just fried! Coffee cold and no waiter could be found for quite a while to ask for it to be heated. When finally heated. It had no taste whatsoever! I will never go back! And, it wasn’t cheap! Total disappointment.

Estevan
Responded 3 days ago

Complaining about coffee? Please never come back.

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vipSusanB
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Husband’s order screwed up x 2- waiter tried to make it right. My stew was really a weak soup/ minimal protein and watery. Restaurant did not live up to expectations

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Estevan. The food was delicious, we had Arctic Char (special) and Pasta Bolognese. The restaurant has a great atmosphere, quiet enough to hear your dining partner(s), and warm and inviting. The service was excellent.

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vipSantaFeSundancer
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised at how good the food has become. Delicious sauces and perfectly cooked. What is keeping it from 5 stars, is as the prices are up, the size of the proportions were a little small.

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BeverlyA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding ,we each had the specials .I have had their lamb before and it last night was great. My husband had an argula salad which he loved and he also had goats milk flan ,which he said was one of the best

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Luv2Dine
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We really enjoyed dining there. It was a little tricky to find (upstairs through hotel).

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MichaelY
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, food, and staff! Will definitely return the next time we are in Santa Fe

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Seandallas1961
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service - wonderful evening on a cold Santa Fe night seated next to a delightful fire in the main dining room.

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vipMsbtx
Dallas
144 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Estevan was the highlight of our 4-day trip in Santa Fe. Chef Estevan visited with the four of us and made recommendations for our salad (Caesar salad made with romaine he picked that morning at Farmers' Market), entree': medallions of lamb sirloin, and a wine pairing: 2015 Belle Pente Vineyard Cabernet. All were delicious with excellent presentation and even better taste! We enjoyed dessert: a slice of almond cake, molten chocolate cakes, and cheese cake slice, along with a tasting of Lustau East India Solera Sherry. It was a delightful, delicious evening. We will definitely dine at Estevan on our next trip to Santa Fe.

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baywanderer
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was competent but this is definitely not at the gourmet level. Ambiance was warm but lacked elegance.

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RunnerGirl
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The atmosphere was exactly what I was looking for and the food was very good although I thought the price a little high. I was very surprised that none of the staff were wearing masks since there is an indoor mask mandate and for some diners, that can be a deal breaker.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Estevan‘s was a knock out of the park! We started with the Carne Adobada Ravioli and the Red Cabbage Salad. Both were incredibly unique and wonderfully delicious — I would strongly recommend ordering these dishes. We then ordered the Shepherds Lamb Stew and the special entree, the Arctic Char. The lamb stew was perfect for a chilly evening served with local lamb and a hearty broth and the char was cooked to perfection with just the right amount of sauce. Fresh farmers market vegetables, too! Our server was Daniel and he was very professional, explained the specials meticulously, and did not spill a single drop of the Stoller Reserve Pinot Noir we had ordered — which I would also highly recommend. We were tucked away in a private alcove which was romantic and cozy. All in all we would highly recommend Estevans and I cannot wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening for family to gather with delicious food, drinks, and desserts!

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ArtG
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! The service was amazing! All their ingredients were organic and the food was perfect!

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LoMc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt and friendly service, delicious food. Save room for the lava cake!

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Sue19
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we visit Santa Fe dinner at Estevan’s always a highlight of the trip. The menu is Eclectic with a verity of great options.
Highly recommend.

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MarieM
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing we would have preferred is the availability of hard alcohol. Great food and service. Nice that Estevan came to the table.

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vipExperiencedDiner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Quite expensive for mediocre food and small portions. Dining room was lovely and wait staff was very friendly and efficient however, it was surprising that the food was delivered to the table so quickly (<20 min)....not quite fast food but close. Our second visit. Won't return and do not recommend. Also concerning is that none of the staff was wearing a mask.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Excellent!

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sandyh
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent- very dependable
For 20 years one of S Fe’s finest chefs

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

For the price I felt the portions were small. Food was good however We would have liked larger portion. Salad very small.

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DeniseG
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estevan was a great place to celebrate a birthday! Wine list was great. Highly recommend the ribeye steaks! And we loved that the chef came by our table for a visit!

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tyrerious
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn't imagine a more perfect dining experience. The chef's table with Estevan was intimate, full of surprises and the 7-course tasting menu was exquisite. Every dish was delivered by the chef and his culinary passion was expressed in flavor, design and accentuated by his warm and wonderful personality. Paired wine and reserve sherry only added to the memorable evening. Our dining party can't stop raving about the night, and special thanks to Aram, for his dedication to guests and staff.

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ChrisR
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambiance. Dinner on the balcony overlooking Washington Av at sundown. Wonderful!!!

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ChipL
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to eat a romantic dinner, especially if you can sit on the outdoor deck. Food and service was good. The only issue was early on the bar below had the bass turned up high and it was a bit of a nuisance. Would eat there again.

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vipJenC
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty and inventive food with great service.

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, wonderful food & great service. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dining at Estevan’s is a wonderful experience for the taste buds. He communicates with nature on the choices he puts on the plate and then you get to feel that connection on you own as you dine. Love what Estevan does and can’t wait until next time!

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vipLocalFoodie
Nashville
107 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time diners at Estevan. I chose the Iberian “pork chops” and was very pleased. My husband’s stuffed chiles were surprisingly mild. The dessert flan was probably our favorite course. Nice wine list, impressive ambiance and very attentive service.

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vipDeniseA
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estevan was terrific as usual. The Jerez vinaigrette on the bibb salad was very nice: light and almost subtle. The warm, comforting Estevan enchiladas were perfect for the chilly evening.

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vanda1
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a pleasant surprise our first time dining there

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Server asked "what do you want?" then took our appetizer order which arrived in 10 minutes followed by our entree 10 minutes after that. Calamari was the smallest serving I've ever had, approximately 8 bites for $17. Our 2 entrees were expensive and not particularly very good. Overall, rushed and uninspired service, mediocre food at best. Would not recommend.

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Howe
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

I would never, ever recommend this restaurant. My wife and I went there to celebrate a special occasion at what the restaurant clearly views itself as an upscale restaurant. It is not! Consider: 1. They did not have the low priced $55 bottle of wine we ordered, 2. They have a very limited menu yet the one choice I ordered was not available as described on the menu, 3. My wife's fish was filled with bones, dangerously so, 4. My second choice, enchiladas were indicated to be cheese which could have meat added with an extra price: the meat was in the enchiladas but no cheese, 5. three small pieces of bread were served with the salad we shared: "just fine" as obviously they could not afford a 4th piece of bread for a small salad costing about $17-18, 6. The little ambience the restaurant offers was destroyed by the staff gathering at the bar speaking loudly and one individual picking his teeth. While they "comp'd" us for part of the meal, the special occasion was ruined by this lousy restaurant. Oh, FYI the manager was not there but would not answer a call placed so that we could explain our dissatisfaction with his restaurant! I do not recommend supporting this restaurant with your participation and "good luck" if you do!! Oh the waiter was the only bright spot in the whole episode but he could not make up for the restaurant's incompetence!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! Great food, nice ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Food was good, portions small for price. Our group could not sit together but another group of same size was allowed. Disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Apps and dessert were solid but entrée, Arctic char was unconventional with bland veggies.

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vipTesuque
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best New Mexico authentic cooking in southwest .

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glutenluvr
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We arrived at 7:15. We were advised kitchen closes at 8:20 after we enjoyed a glass of wine and appetizers. Wished we knew about kitchen closing when we made our reservation. We felt rushed when entrees arrived before we finished our salads. No coffee was offered with desserts and the hot lava cake dessert was not available due to kitchen closing. We were last to leave at 9 pm and had to find someone to pay our bill as our server was leaving. She was efficient, warm and attentive, however, while she served our table. Definitely make earlier reservations if you want a leisurely dinner. Table server knew we were celebrating an 80th bd and there was nothing done to acknowledge the event we were celebrating…like a candle in the dessert at least. The container given for the left over lamb stew entree (good) was not water tight- an inappropriate container with cardboard lid that seals with aluminum foil - and leaked. All of the above aside, the food was good and well prepared but no dish was rave worthy. Definitely skip the Romaine salad with poached egg unless you like cold & watery poached egg. Desserts were uninspired but well executed. In short, if you want a pleasant evening and a good enough dinner, the balcony patio at Estevan will be perfect. Estevan greeted us graciously on arrival and as we were leaving. There is nothing stuffy or pretentious about the place. Despite the minor shortcomings, we would go back albeit with reduced expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place with good ambiance. Food was innovative and delicious. No cocktail service was drawback for us. Bring your wallet, very pricey.

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vipmadge
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very pleasant experience which was perfect after a day of running around. staff was very friendly and took great care of us. thank you

FAQs

Estevan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 930-5363.

Estevan is rated 4.4 stars by 692 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.