Estevan

4.7
276 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, French American, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(505) 930-5363
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Estevan Garcia
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Catering
Catering for large groups, parties, events, or work functions available
through reaching specifically either Executive Chef Estevan Garcia or
Sous Chef John Paczolt. Note that the menu will differ dependent on
the time of year and customer needs but we will work to fit your needs
as best as we can.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Parking can be found in limited spaces below the Hotel de Chimayo as
well as on the street immediately surrounding the building. Additional
parking is available on all streets downtown as well as across the
street at 150 Washington and 125 Lincoln plaza for a small fee
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Public transit
The Downtown transit center in conveniently located
two blocks away at the intersection of West Marcy St and Sheridan
Ave. Taxi service for 1$ available for intoxicated persons at 438-­0000
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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JN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 4

We had reserved an outdoor table and arrived just after a light rain shower. We were greeted gruffly by the owner of the restaurant. I inquired about the possibility of having the patio seating. He seemed visibly annoyed that I inquired about the possibility. The waiter was very capable, knowledgable and friendly. The bus boys seemed fearful of what appeared to be the head waitress. She came by our table and said this is good and the next table she said loudly in front of the patron that this was not acceptable. It appeared she was attempting to train him, but in my opinion, it was done inappropriately. We asked our waiter about the patio and if would open could be moved to that location. She interrupted him while he was speaking to us and curtly advised us that the cushions were wet and it was unlikely that we would be moved there but she would keep us updated. The food was good, lamb chops and the chile relleno appetizer. I would pass on the tres leches cake though.

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F
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is under rated - it is an excellent dining option for those looking for excellent food in a wonderful setting. The flavors of the dishes highlight the locally sourced fresh ingredients.

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KR
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was not horrible but it did not knock my socks off. I will say the sauces that were served with each dish were very good. It just kind of fell flat for my. The service was great and the ambiance was good. I probably will not go back. Well maybe for lunch.

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RM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great and service was excellent.

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DE
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

From the moment we were greeted and seated on the patio outdoors by Laetitia, we were welcomed and given such attention and care it felt like a private exclusive dining experience. It was the best given the wonderful chips and salsa on the table, to the smooth margarita, trout dinner, and fabulous flan dessert. The service was meticulous and timely, non-intrusive and just right. This is a pearl of a restaurant. Thank you.

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q
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love that they use paper bags and not plastic for takeaway!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish there was an option for 10 stars because our dinner at Estevan deserved it. The menu was unique, the food was spectacular and the service was unmatched. Could not possibly have had a better experience. Eight thumbs up from the four of us!

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q
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the baby corn they serve that is in season for a very short time!

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q
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta bolognese is wonderful very balanced sauce!

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WP
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I am sorry to have to write such a great review....may not be able to get a reservation in the future. This place is great, best lamb I ever had (lived in CO for 56 years so I had lots of lamb). I would highly recommend this restaurant over any other in Santa Fe.

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OT
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've ever had in Santa Fe.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful intimate restaurant. We enjoyed sitting on the patio in a garden setting with great food and ambiance. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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JP
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service is very attentive but not overbearing, especially including Estevan & Leticia's welcome personal attention. We most recently were seated at an outdoor balcony table on a beautiful evening....perfect for conversation & casual ambiance. But the indoor dining room is also first-rate.

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JB
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding. Will return on our next visit to Santa Fe . Very convenient location.

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F
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and wine. Nice patio. Tried the off menu items: wild boar and Sockeye Salmon. Both were well prepared; sauces were outstanding. Our first time and we will go again

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ME
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Just loved my dinner here. Food was very good, staff was lovely and managed to meet some very interesting diners along the way. The place encourages ease of communication!!

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BS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I believe it is the best restaurant in town. Estevan is courteous, the staff is great and the food is fantastic.

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q
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So addicted to the green chili cheeseburger!!! It is one of my favorites in town!
That with fries and the red chili on the side is to die for!!!

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m
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We ate outdoors on a nice balcony with lovely foliage around us. A friend was visiting from out of town and I was looking for some place I hadn't tried that wasn't too expensive. Our server Truitt was attentive, had a good grasp of wines, brought us tastings before we ordered by the glass and was good at making recommendations. We shared several appetizers - all were good. Quite nice for a hotel restaurant.

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb ,authentic northern New Mexican cuisine . Like no other.

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q
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The organic lamb from the farmers market is outstanding! Wonderful flavor!

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q
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hard to not keep going back!
The fresh raw green chili cheeseburger is amazing!

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Patio is lovely

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q
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new wine fromOregon they have on the list is incredible!!!

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DD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Poor service. Average food at best. Beer and wine only. Not much positive to write about

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TD
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent outside second floor balcony ambiance that was quiet and had a number of gorgeous potted flowers and was protected from the sun wit large overhead trees. The cuisine was very good and tasty with appropriate portions. As I never have had trout dipped in mild organic corn meal and pan-fried in lemon sauce, I tried it giving it a very good rating especially the lemon sauce. There was a large bottle wine selection, however, a larger wine by-the-glass selection would have been more to my liking.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best in Santa Fe!! We have known the chef from another establishment and when we found out he had opened this restaurant we immediately followed him. Waiters are friendly and attentive. Food is exceptional. Atmosphere is relaxed.
You have got to experience this for yourself!
Enjoy!

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q
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The red chili enchilada ribeye special is delicious!

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ND
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We suggest ordering from the generous list of dinner specials. The market salad, lightly dressed with walnut oil, was delicious. Equally tasty was the "airline" (attached wing) chicken entree, with a light chorizo sauce, posole cakes and sautéed baby vegetables. Our server graciously accommodated my husband's request to change the chile in his posole from red to green & it came out perfectly piquante, flavorful but not too hot. We highly recommend the goat's milk flan dessert. Nice, reasonably priced wine selection. Service was swift & attentive. All in all, a very pleasant dinner -- we'll definitely be back.

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ML
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food in Santa Fe, hands down. I've been going there for years.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We are from out of town and some friends recommended this restaurant. We were glad we came. The location is close to downtown which is great because that’s where we are staying. The server was super friendly and enthusiastically explaining the menu, which is short but has a variety of choices. I ordered the ribeye special and it was so good. Everyone finished all their food. It was a great dining experience.

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q
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience to sit on a flower filled patio drinking fantastic sangria!!!

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AF
Houston
57 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Estevan was a wonderful experience. We dined on their 2nd floor patio which was a little tight but very nice with no real issues with street noise. Our server, Truit, was spectacularly good. He knew his food and wine very well and was able to make some great suggestions. The food was also spectacular. I had Estevan’s special enchiladas and I can’t wait to try them again.

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q
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The veal was amazing, the sauce was out of this world!!! A wonderful special on the menu!

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DV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and selection of entrees (especially for carnivores), cozy ambiance and comfortable noise level. Waiter was very accommodating when we wanted to split an entrée so we could have an appetizer, have salad and dessert; we got to try Taos Ice Cream Co ice cream. Just off the Santa Fe Plaza. This was my second visit and I thoroughly enjoyed both meals.

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M
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERYTHING about this dining experience was excellent! The setting is lovely, the food most excellent and the ambience one of perfection! Chef Estevan was there to greet people and make sure all was top notch. We are locals who will return and bring guests!

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Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Excellent! Lovely seating area on the patio outside. I’d highly recommend the small outside patio as the inside wasn’t the same ambiance. Great attentive service and a visit by the chef. We’ll definitely be back!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spouse had pork bolagnese and I had trout. Very delicious. Ordered calamari appetizer which was outstanding. Great service and ambiance! Would definitely go back!

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DB
Denver
58 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

This is an easy one. There is no liquor so they offer a wine margarita. Do not bother.
The chips and salsa were quite good. The Posole was good but not great. The tomatoes in the tomato salad were too ripe and mushy. The guacamole was simply boring with pasty avocado, mushy tomato and tasteless corn. The ravioli was so rubbery that I only ate 1/2 of one (of 3). A nice waitress asked if I liked it and I said no that it was rubbery. The owner and executive chef, Esteban Garcia, was busy talking to people at the next time, heard what I said and went back to the kitchen. However, as we walked right by him to leave, still hungry, he did not say a word.
A bad night in the kitchen is forgivable but an uncaring owner/chef is unforgivable.
This was the single worst dining experience I have ever had in Santa Fe!
I sent a message directly to the restaurant and heard no response.

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MC
New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening on the patio with four excellent and beautifully plated appetizers and an excellent tempernillo.

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