Estevan

4.4
720 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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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Despite an indoor mask mandate and a high covid case rate in the state, not a single staff member had a mask on. Know before you go.

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vipEsweets
New Mexico
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This intimate, upstairs restaurant is well appointed and very inviting. The food selections were varied and the whitefish entree was excellent. Service was friendly and efficient and prices were fair. We will go back soon and we highly recommend this restaurant.

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MarkS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Thanksgiving dinner and it was excellent. The plates are beautifully prepared and the wait staff was wonderful

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BrooklynJazz
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were at Estevan for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a good prix fixe menu, everything that we had was well prepared with very fresh ingredients. The service was friendly and attentive, the atmosphere attractive and festive. Made the holiday for us.

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AmandaR
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Friendly staff and wonderful food in a beautifully decorated restaurant room. We had the time of our lives.

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vipShellyB
New Mexico
28 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Thanksgiving dinner! We had plans to go out of town for thanksgiving but I became ill. So ordered the dinner to go as we couldn’t make it to restaurant. I cannot tell you how wonderful it was in every detail. And portions were extremely generous. Thank you Estevan for making our Thanksgiving meal wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with unique takes on Mexican favorites. Pleasant experience with wonderful ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, warm and knowledgeable waiter. Bummer that they do t have margaritas (waiting for liquor license.). And portions very small.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent and we really enjoyed the ambiance

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southernlady
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner at Estevan last evening. My husband had a salad and the lamb. I had the tomato salad, ravioli (made vegetarian to accommodate my dietary needs), and the chocolate lava cake. The food was amazing and our server was wonderful, as well. It’s a small space with fireplace, bar, and a handful of tables. Felt intimate and warm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific as always — thoughtful, informed service, interesting
and appealing menu, a lovely evening shared with good
friends in one of the most welcoming rooms in town.

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipRibsforceo
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Our first time there. Wonderful ambiance and the food, under Chef’s watchful eyes was amazing New Mexican cuisine. We are going back soon

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vipKimberlee
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We have followed Estevan along his restaurant adventure. This was our third time dining at Estevans in 3 years. The service was attentive, but the food was disappointing. Two of us ordered the char. The vegetables were undercooked and the orzo was flavorless. The char was just ok. The boar was over cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town, the experience at Estevan was wonderful. Food was terrific and the service provided by the waitstaff was impeccable. The lamb sirloin special was excellent, spicy enough to be flavorful but not overpowering. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for a good dining location in Santa Fe.

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happydiner
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was glad to see that Estevan is back in Santa Fe. He had a restaurant a few blocks west of the plaza years ago that had excellent food, reasonable prices for Santa Fe, and a decor that blended European and Southwestern atmosphere. The current restaurant is somewhat similar in style with dishes in a broad range of prices and a well-chosen wine list that offers many wines by the glass as well as by the bottle. We sat indoors but in a small section that has only three tables, so it was pleasantly quiet and service was excellent. It was interesting to note that each of the three tables had its own waiter. The new location, just off the plaza, is more convenient than the former one. Estevan's return is a nice plus for a city that has never been short of good restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We started the evening with a glass of Cabernet and the Adobada ravioli. Listeraly after we had one bite, we instantly wished this was a main course. You could eat these ravioli for days…

We both enjoyed our main courses but the names escape me. Regardless you will be glad you went.

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SangeethaR
London
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The food, the fireplace, the service. Highly recommend.

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vipIvoN
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a last-minute reservation which was surprising considering how popular this restaurant is. We have met Chef Estevan before and he is always been gracious and inviting when we come to the restaurant. It’s one of the things that sets this restaurant apart – the chef is there all the time, keeping an eye on the wait staff, the kitchen and mingling with the customers to make sure they provide top-notch and high-quality service. Santa Fe is a very competitive market for restaurants, so for anyone to be successful they must be a cut above. This is one of those restaurants. It’s a must stop for us every time we’re in Santa Fe.

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Simp
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would say it is more $$$ than $$. Everything was wonderful. Looking forward to returning!

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vipdianeb
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

wow...what a less than fun experience. no wonder they are promoting their restaurant. so this place supposedly had 4+ stars (but we all know how over rated these open table reviews can be) but it barely deserves one. first, it's 2021 and they have literally ONE option for gluten free. Their chile sauce is all made with flour/gluten which of course is fine but they have not worked to provide gluten free chile sauce (or at a minimum salsa or some/any kind of sauce for ALL of their dishes). so if you order pretty much any entry here in SF which is known for its chile sauces you get the item w/o any flavoring. sounds boring right? yep, it is. and then on top of it they try to act like it's your problem. how a restaurant survives with this kind of allergy approach when allergies are rampant is a mystery. again, no wonder they have to resort to promoting themselves on opentable. lesson learned...never go to a promoted restaurant. or one that isn't with the times offering gluten free options that are creative and taste like something. last thing, maybe it's all the religious imagery on the walls that has them so rigid and stuck in the past. good luck estevan, you'll need it.

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vipMichaelC
New Mexico
40 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estevan is above a local bar called the Low Rider. It is a welcoming, white table cloth dining room with a pleasing fall fire going. We tried three appetizers, a chile relleno in sauce, a stuffed sopapilla and a small offering of guacamole. In our pinion, the chile relleno was the winner here, but all were tasty.

Entrees were enchiladas with chicken, lamb rib chops, Iberico pork loin and stuffed quail. Again, all were tasty.

Desserts shared were a goat cheese flan and tres leches cake. Excellent!

The service was unobtrusive but attentive. Chef Garcia's wine recommendations were spot on. He hopes to have his liquor license by the first of the year.

Lovely patio for summertime dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not a place to go to with children, even if they don’t make a sound and are completely polite. You will be sat in the back. Also if you don’t dress to the owner/chefs liking he will tell the hostess to sit you in the back. As soon as we walked in the owner gave us a look and immediately the hostess said they don’t like crying babies.

I ordered the wild boar and it wasn’t cooked like I requested, the potatoes were almost raw. Honestly not worth the price. The pizza place downstairs would have been a much better choice.

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NadiaP
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estevan is a gem in the heart of Santa Fe. I was looking for excellent food (foodie is my middle name), a romantic ambiance, professional service and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. I got all of the above. Kudos for maintaining soul at a very challenging time for restaurants and for offering quality above anything else. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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GAnne
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Estevan was a Nice surprise after visiting Santa Fe for 10 years.
It was a quaint small restaurant with a beautiful bar, beautifully lit with red ristras end to end. Our server was very pleasant and accommodating. The food had such great flavors and presentation was wonderful. We’ll be back!

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Texan
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place off the beaten path. Great food. Need a liquor license!

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RichardA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was good. Kinda expensive but overall good dinner.

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Lento
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
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 on October 24, 2021

Complaining about coffee? Please never come back.

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vipSusanB
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
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 on October 22, 2021
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 on October 22, 2021
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
146 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
10 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
60 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

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

Estevan is rated 4.4 stars by 720 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.