Estevan

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
462 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
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. Don't let the fine dining appearance fool you, children and pets (with exceptions) welcome!
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 462 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Quiet
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
q
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the flan made with real goats milk from the farmers market incredible texture!

q
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal mushroom soup special, exquisite broth with fresh organic shitakes and bokchoy!

TL
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific. My wife and I had a memorable dinner. Thank you!

q
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new batch of chimayo chile on the red enchilada is delicious!
Always love the fire place burning with pinon wood!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent across the board, service, ambience, menu, quality. Highly recommend!

D
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Avoid this restaurant! We were there with 2 other couples for our anniversary and it was a disaster. The service was absolutely the worst. When we asked for the manager he came over with an attitude of caring about as little as the server. The server got our order completely wrong, my husband and I never even got our dinner! We asked for separate checks and when we finally said to just skip our meal because it was taking so long - everyone else was done! - the server brought 1 check to my husband and I and said he was so sorry for the problem and was not going to charge us for our meals!!!!! The other couples got part of their meals late, drink orders were wrong and we had to wait 15 minutes for ice teas! As I said, the manager actually had the nerve to come over to the table and when we started to explain asked us to go basically keep it down and talk one at a time. It was very obvious his only concern was only the other customers.

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for romantic dinner. Atmosphere is nice and great location in Santa Fe.

OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal!

CM
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with emphasis on farm to table freshness. I often see Estevan shopping for the freshest of ingredients at the farmers market and it shows in his food. Cozy environment.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Awful customer service, even from the owner!! It’s a complete disgrace to the Santa Fe restaurant scene.

T
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Estevan. The food is delicious and the staff was wonderful.

OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estevan was attentive & delightful as always. Cuisine was excellent.

AU
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely
the best food in santa fe bar none and the chef is a fantastic cook -

q
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new crop of chimayo chili is in and it is superb!!!

OP
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at Estevan. We went late and were not very hungry and appreciated our waiter's acceptance of that. Sometimes, waiters can make you feel guilty for not ordering drinks, appetizer, dinner, & dessert. We shared several appetizers and a dessert and it was just right. The tamales were good and quite spicy, for us. The ravioli was delicious.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely try their new special soups. Had the Elk special and you could tell they put a lot of love into the dish. Service was great as usual! And man, that green chile sauce, get a bucket of it if you can, because it is so tasty. Best in Santa Fe if not the world!

EG
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best meal I have had out in a while.

q
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new lamb special! The lamb is from New Mexico and has incredible flavor! Super delicious!

S
Western NC
38 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and food! Incredible service and such a picturesque setting. Will def return on our next trip to Santa Fe!

BD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exquisitely prepared, particularly the sauces. The service is top-notch, attentive without being intrusive.

s
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. The sauces are amazing. We met the Chef who was friendly and clearly loves what he has created.

q
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fantastic fresh organic farmer's market tomato soup that is incredible!

OT
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always love Estevan's

MM
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice experience, great service.

KH
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and fresh and the chef is always there. Our favorite place in Santa Fe.

g
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved Estevan's old restaurant and mourned it's passing. We didn't know he opened this one - accidentally saw a photo of his famous enchilada in a magazine and realized he was there. It's a shame this restaurant isn't better known, even in a city with great food. We found the food still wonderful. The New Mexican dishes are well-prepared and presented, and the flavors exactly what we remember. His New Mexican take on other food was understated and delicious. Estevan greets his guests; it's a warm and quiet place.

LC
Grand Rapids
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner on the deck on a beautiful summer evening. Great dinner with many specials . I was a little disappointed that some of the specials posted in front of the restaurant were not the specials they had. The ones they had were good- lots of local ingredients- but different. Also at least 6 specials, but presented verbally, so hard to remember. Suggestions not complaints- everything was delicious! Attentive service, too.

AA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, as was the service. I highly recommend (and go there hungry - you’ll want to try different things).

MA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good meal at a reasonable price. Great service.

TR
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service which isn’t a shocker in Santa Fe. Didn’t appreciate the waiter forcing us to try the wine margarita even after we told him we weren’t interested since we don’t like wine. No alcohol just beer and wine here. The chips and salsa were good.
I had the green Chile cheeseburger but could not find any green Chile in it and the fries could’ve been in the fryer longer. My partner had the chicken enchiladas with green Chile sauce. Kinda bland and not very flavorful ...not spicy at all.
We didn’t like the atmosphere...no music, chef kept walking around looking at staff and patrons. The restaurant felt like they were trying hard for a fancy vibe but the food said they’re no better than a roadside diner. It was just off. Won’t be back since I could get a better green chile cheeseburger from lottaburger.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had this new vegetable soup on the menu that was hearty, savory, and delicious. I swear, I love seeing the chef at farmers market every saturday morning in his jacket picking out fresh produce. Makes the salads he prepares that much better since I know where his ingredients come from. Thanks Estevan for stopping by our table to greet us! Will be back!

LP
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estevan was a quaint , romantic little restaurant removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown Santa Fe! The food was excellent and the service was spot on!

q
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the green chilli cheese burger super delicious!!!

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I can’t recommend this restaurant. Very disappointed with food and service. I would not go back. There are so many other options in the area.

LC
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Chili Relleno in Santa Fe' hands down : ) The Chef comes to your table to welcome you. Very intimate and special restaurant. A true gem.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

They were very busy when we went there, and the food was not delivered at the same time--I never received my sides. The server was very accommodating and comped an appetizer and my dinner. My guess is that we probably went on a bad night and that they would be good otherwise. Nice outdoor dining with a good location in Santa Fe.

m
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by Estevan and had a choice of tables. We chose outside, a good choice. Erasmo, our waiter, took excellent care of us and his recommendations were excellent. The ribeye with red Chile Demi glacé, baby calabacita, snow peas, baby beet, and fingerling potatoes was perfectly prepared. The chicken paillard with lemon aioli, spinach, and wild rice was delicious. This was an excellent choice.

P
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed the evening. Food was good but salmon was over cooked after specifically requesting to the server for medium and moist it came out very dry. I should have returned it but not one to cause a situation. One never knows how the kitchen staff will react.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic! Highly recommend.

F
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First tried Estevan during Indian Market 2018 and have made it a point to return every time we are in Santa Fe. This trip we had the lamb chops, squash soup and local market salad. All were excellent as well as the wine. A special thanks also to our server, Sean, for his terrific service. And sit on the second story balcony/patio if possible. Thank you Estevan - until next trip!