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Gabriel's - Santa Fe

4.5
4.5
1708 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern

Five minutes north of the Opera on Hwy 285, savor the cuisine of the Southwest and Old Mexico at the eatery Zagat labels "one of America's top restaurants, a true Mexican classic, rated excellent in all categories." Enjoy the spacious outdoor patio with a spectacular mountain view. Inside, the thick adobe walls and kiva fireplaces create a cozy, romantic atmosphere. Featuring guacamole made fresh at your table, renowned margaritas, authentic Mexican cuisine and handmade corn tortillas. Lunch and dinner served daily.

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Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican / Southwestern, Vegetarian / Vegan, Traditional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Winter: Monday - Thursday: 2:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm Summer: Monday - Thursday: 2:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Sunday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 455-7000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Saul Valtierra Padilla

  • Private party facilities

    Gabriel's is perfectly suited to accomodate groups from 10 to 100 in both private and semi-private dining rooms. Please contact us for details.

  • Private party contact

    Claire Gabriel: (505) 455-7000

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Cross street

    Exit 176, Hwy 285

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,708 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Good for Groups

  • New Mexico

    Great for Lunch

  • New Mexico

    Outdoor Dining

  • New Mexico

    Scenic View

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Good for Groups

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Great for Lunch

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Outdoor Dining

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

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  1. AC

    ArthurC

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Waited over 10 min to get any service. Took a long time to get our meal. Food was not as good as it was in past visits. After we got our meal, our waiter never came back. We flagged down another waiter to get our check. Very disappointing.

  2. DR

    DavidR

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    My family and I went to Gabriel's for a late lunch for Father's day and my son's birthday. Although we had reservations we still waited 45 minutes to be seated. It was very busy, but the guacamole was very good as was the fajitas, tge ribs my sons ordered were fall off the bone amazing!! Service was great considering how busy they were.

  3. SG

    ShyGirl

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    It was Father's Day - a very busy one. So service was not bad but it wasn't great either. We found the food to be bland.. We like more spice to Mexican food.

  4. JC

    JudyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gabriel's food is consistently good and the staff friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you for hosting a lovely Father's Day.

  5. C

    Cheryl

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Everything was great! Can’t wait to go back again and again.

  6. LL

    LenL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Friendly staff and good food. The atmosphere was nice. We enjoyed the patio area. It was convenient because it was 3 minutes from our hotel.

  7. M

    Mary

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    As with other industries, the they are short on staff, which effects the service. However, I don’t fault the restaurant.

  8. SH

    SusanH

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent in every way: food choices (plenty for vegetarians); service; happy atmosphere but not noisy; and excellent value for moderate price.

  9. SS

    SteveS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    If you are staying in North Santa Fe, this is an excellent choice for Mexican food with some dishes offering a New Mexico Flair. This is a dinner only restaurant with indoor and patio seating. The patio tables offer umbrellas so the the sun is not a negative factor. Service was fast, food was very tasty and served at the right temperature and the bill was reasonable NOTE - THYE ARE CLOSED ON TUESDAYS

  10. s

    santafelongtimetenant

    New Mexico

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Guacamole and margaritas were excellent. The food, a bit underwhelming. The ambience, wonderful. Need to remember to stick with guac and drinks.

  11. MM

    MaxM

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    They appear a little short staffed, but overall service was prompt. The tableside guacamole is excellent as are their fajitas.

  12. HF

    HenryF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Guacamole made at table is a must. Tamales are the best I’ve eaten. Posole is large and full of meat, a meal in itself

  13. BS

    BrianS

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and service. Always a great meal at Gaberiels

  14. JC

    JimC

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A little warm in the dining room. Food was brought out fairly quickly. Asked for extra salsa and never got it. Had to ask again for water. 3 had fish tacos and really craved more seasoning. Table side quac was wonderful! Will go back.

  15. T

    Thomas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Overall was good. Had higher expectations. Sat in back area and service was a bit slow and far between checks. Food came quick and was tasty but on the pricy side. Nice artwork on walls.

  16. s

    stephani

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    A wonderful New Mexican restaurant in a beautiful setting! They even make guacamole tableside! Great margaritas too!

  17. CL

    ClaudeL

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    I had read many glowing reviews so my expectations were pretty high. The two of us ordered chicken fajitas and pork tamales, and a bottle of Spanish red wine. The positives: the tamales were great, the wine was affordable and the server was very nice. The not so good: the fajitas' vegetables (onion, bell peppers) were practically raw and the hot plate was too cold to finish cooking them, the chicken was extremely dry and tasteless. Service was very slow (one hour from order to food on the table). I am guessing they were understaffed as many restaurants are. In hindsight, there were a couple of hints I should have picked up. The parking lot was full of out-of-state vehicles from places that are seldom known for their culinary prowess. The clientele was primarily white with a notable absence of Latinos. So this is a tourist joint, if you are used to good Mexican food as we are in California, this may not be the best choice.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    We had a reservation at 7. We were seated soon after. After sitting at our table for 28 minutes I literally walked to the bar to order water for myself and my wife. Not one of the 4/5 servers who walked by our table bothered to ask if we wanted a drink, or if we were ready to order. They walked by us several times like we didn’t exist. I finally asked the hostess to speak to the manager, who apparently was gone for the day. We go to Gabriel’s often, but this was an extremely disappointing experience. I’ve never sat anywhere for almost a half hour without at least being acknowledged. The food as usual was great, but the lack of service was horrendous. The guy who eventually helped us was apologetic and kind, but by then I could have gone home and made my own dinner. I rate it a 2.5 because the food itself was great.

  19. DR

    DavidR

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    A family oriented place with kids at almost every table. Food was average, pricing okay. The BEST was the Guacamole, but for 12.95 the guacamole server ( yes one person going table to table making it) used 1.5 avocados. I was disappointed to see the half avocado being set down for the next table. Good grief at least use two avocados. WINE PRICES VERY GOOD. A good enough place on the outside of town but I would NOT drive from Santa Fe to go here.

  20. J

    Jenn

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great for families

  21. KM

    KasMD

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    What a beautiful place. Mole is so vey good. Interestingly, they did not have my reservation….

  22. LV

    Lik2Visit

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this place. It is our go-to whenever we need a pick-me-up. Food is great, staff are friendly, and lovely setting on the patio.

  23. JG

    JeriG

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always enjoy Gabriels. We came early (4:30) to avoid the dinner crowd. No problem getting a shady seat on the patio. The waiter recommended his favorite margarita.

  24. MH

    MariaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Gabriel's is a great place to enjoy dinner. The waitstaff is wonderful and friendly. Definitely refer it to friends and family. Ask for Sergio as your waiter- He is awesome, and funny.

  25. KC

    KeelyC

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious! Make sure you get the table-side guac service! Super cool vibe. We ate inside but wished we would’ve gone with an outside table as it was warm in the restaurant. Exceptional service—our waiter was very attentive.

  26. K

    Kendra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful patio dinner with a stunning view, great food, and service was great as always!

  27. MV

    MonicaV

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We waited an hour after ordering for our entrees to arrive. The fajitas and skewered shrimp dish that were supposed to be sizzling hot were served cold. When we asked for new dishes to be made, we were given the same exact dishes with bites missing, except they were reheated to the point of being dry and with burnt spots. We told the server this was unacceptable and he lied and said they were new dishes.

  28. JL

    JeniL

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We really enjoyed our dinner here! The guac was delicious, just hope I can copy it back home! I had the arroz con pollo and it was super filling, couldn’t finish it. My piña colada was also tasty. My husband had the carnitas and enjoyed them and his La Grande was more like Kool Aid! That could be trouble! Yum!!

  29. j

    jen325

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful meal on the patio- despite being very busy the service was excellent and the food was great as always.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, the food, ambiance and view from the patio are outstanding! Can't wait to go back.

  31. E

    Ellen

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    My family have been dining at Gabriel’s for at least a couple of decades. It is consistently excellent and we always enjoy the experience.

  32. f

    foodie4sure

    New England

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food, fastest service ever, and fabulous ribs.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We sat out on the patio on what turned out to be a cloudy, chilly night but we nonetheless enjoyed our dinner. The food entrees were delicious, but the real standout was the guacamole prepared table side. Absolutely outstanding guacamole! The view of the mountains contributed to a nice ambiance and our waiter was very pleasant. Although Gabriel's is a a bit of a drive (15 min) from our hotel in downtown Santa Fe, the food made the drive absolutely worthwhile.

  34. T

    Traveller

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We made an open table reservation. When we arrived they told us it would be 15 to 20 minutes but seated us after six minutes. Unfortunately they gave us the table that we had had on our previous trip. The girl who made guacamole was attentive, on point and fast. However the chips the prior server had brought us were mostly broken remnants. Once again we had trouble getting our servers attention when we needed service. It seems this overflow table they put us at again is not well positioned. This is the second time we had poor service at this table but the 1st time food wasn’t exactly right. My steak arrived somewhat warm and overcooked; thanks the steaks we ordered medium rare came back very medium.. The fajitas, which for everyone else arrived sizzling, arrived as if they have been sitting in the service window for too long. It’s never a good sign of timely service when you can pick up the just served fajita skillet with you bare hands. Hopefully they will fix the service inconsistencies, but we will never sit at the four top looking into the kitchen again. Especially since on both trips people who were seated after us with equal or more people in their party ate before us.

  35. s

    santafelongtimetenant

    New Mexico

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    I love Gabriel's and have been going there for many years. Last night felt a bit off. We ordered margaritas and guacamole - which they do better than almost anyone else in town, especially the made-to-table guacamole. However, we were early diners (6:00) and tried to order the ribs, but were told they were out. Who is out of a main menu item at the beginning of the evening. It felt weird. The waiter then became a bit unhelpful and we left and went someplace else to eat dinner afterwards as my dining partner really was wanting the ribs. Oh well. Another time perhaps.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was hesitant to visit Gabriel’s bc of reviews mentioning poor service. However, it was delightful-beautiful interior with pottery, sculptures, and art. Excellent chicken enchiladas with mole, margaritas, and flan. My favorite was the elote. Service was fast and accurate.

  37. A

    Aandd

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience5

    We like the restaurant and the hostess gave us a nice table for 2. Our waiter was very attentive until it was time for our food to arrive. he disappeared for about 20 minutes and another waiter brought our food. By this time everything was cool not hot. When our waiter reappeared he insisted that it was just our of the oven but brought me hot French fries. The hostess reappeared later and apologized for the cold food and gave us a $30 gift certificate. The waiter did apologize later as well. I know they were very busy but the way they handled the mistake makes Gabriels move to the TOP OF OUR LIST!!! We will be back. Thanks for the care, concern and great food..

  38. KK

    KarlK

    New Mexico

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    They were short staffed and the service was terrible.

  39. t

    trow1

    New Mexico

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    WONDERFUL FOOD, PREPANDEMIC OUTSTANDING SERVICE. OUTSIDE DINING, AND THE BEST GUACAMOLE IN SANTA FE — PREPARED TABLE SIDE.

  40. BG

    BryanG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I was a little disappointed… not as good as I remembered, margaritas were just ok, food was a ok - a little flavorless. And, though we were not rushed, our server never asked if we wanted another round of drinks and seemed over worked. I have great memories of eating at Gabriel’s and this didn’t live up to those.

FAQs

Gabriel's - Santa Fe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 455-7000.

Gabriel's - Santa Fe is rated 4.5 stars by 1708 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Gabriel's - Santa Fe

4 Banana Ln Santa Fe, NM 87506-0910

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Exit 176, Hwy 285

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Winter: Monday - Thursday: 2:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm Summer: Monday - Thursday: 2:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Sunday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican / Southwestern, Vegetarian / Vegan, Traditional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Saul Valtierra Padilla

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (505) 455-7000

  • Private party facilities

    Gabriel's is perfectly suited to accomodate groups from 10 to 100 in both private and semi-private dining rooms. Please contact us for details.

  • Private party contact

    Claire Gabriel: (505) 455-7000

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