Gabriel's - Santa Fe

4.6
727 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Valentine’s Day

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JM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in Sante Fe. We always go here when we come to town.

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JO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved that we walked in and out on one of the busiest days Valentines Day! The flow of the customers were just going in and out very organized!! Food and Service were
excellent!!

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PH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reserved a table for 2 on Valentines and were able to get one at 7pm! We were seated promptly and quickly had a pitcher of margaritas. The Shrimp and steak fajitas were very good as was the table side quac.

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WO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Gabriel’s every time we are in Santa Fe-a must do for our family. Our experience is always outstanding.

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TH
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience for Valentine’s Day night out had reservations and were placed by table next to kiva with fire going, really enjoyed the ambiance. Waite staff very professional and efficient. Food and drinks were excellent.

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OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love eating at Gabriels. The noise level was because there were birthday celebrations going on throughout the restaurant. Awesome food and service!!!

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P
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food had no flavor, service was poor and disappointing. When our checks were brought to the table, our server asked if we were interested in dessert. Our payment booklet was picked up but not returned. I then asked our server for my change, got a weird look from him and received my change after about 10 minutes, which happened to be the last time he came to our table. We had to ask for refills on our water from an employee that was clearing a table next to ours. For as many times as we have dined at Gabriel’s, this is by far the worst experience we have EVER encountered.

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DV
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think Gabriel's is one of Santa Fe's great eating establishments. The food is wonderful. The fireplaces make a cold winter's night cozy. Great servers. I mean GREAT wait staff. We always have fun at Gabriel's. Best guacamole around, awesome prickly pear margarita. I have loved every meal I have ordered there. I highly recommend Gabriel's!

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KS
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and perfectly prepared and presented. Lovely restaurant.

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration for my husband, party of 4. Excellent as always!!

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BP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Our table was forgotten about for about 30 minutes- but other than that it was great. Food Is always awesome here. The side table guacamole is expensive for only two avocados but it’s great!

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TB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I have enjoyed Gabriel’s for many years. It’s not the fanciest meal, it’s good solid New Mexican fare, well done. I dream about the Guacamole Cart every time I drive past G’s, the cart is a must. The outdoor seating is very nice, the margaritas are spritely and the service is super friendly. I recommend Gabriel’s.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t have picked a better place to have a New Year’s Eve dinner! Happy 2019!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service! The guacamole was some of the best!

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C
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Not as advertised! And don’t bother making a reservation because they don’t honor them! Because I spoke up they stuck my party way in the back with very little attention! The food was ‘so-so’ and all of my guests were very unimpressed. My wife’s salad was very soggy she threw more than half the lettuce away. My plate was not that good- I had the combination taco, enchilada & tamale. You would think they would have gotten at least one of the three right????
I would pass this place by!

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JA
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic New Mexican cuisine, attentive service, and comfortable setting provide everything needed for a great meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing! A wonderful experience.

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JH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, terrific guacamole and seafood brochettes, nice setting. Will definitely go again when visiting Santa Fe

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Christmas Eve and everything was very festive!

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B
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

My wife's fish in the San Diego Tacos was raw. When we pointed this out to the waiter he took the dish off the bill, but in a first class establishment we expected the manager to come over and offer his apology and offer some sort of remorse such as offering a free desert, drink etc. We were very disappointed that nothing was done.

Also, we thought they forgot the Tequila and Triple Sec in our margaritas they were so weak.

This was not at all like the experiences we had there in the past, they need to bring their quality back up and not try to live on their reputation.

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LI
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place to meet wth friends and family! The table side guacamole was delicious, service was very good, and the menu had something for everyone. My carne adovada was so delicious. Great atmosphere! Happy Holidays!

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B
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Table side guacamole is outstanding! Great, attentive service. I highly recommend this place.

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SK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was good although service wasn’t great. Attention to detail missing.

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r
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat and the best place in town to celebrate a Birthday!

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C
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Gabriels is great for authentic Mexican cuisine at a reasonable price. My favorites are the ribs, fajitas, seafood dishes, chimichangas, and guacamole. Not at the gourmet level but tasty and most of the dishes aren't overly spicy like most New Mexican places. Service is usually very fast but a bit slower on a busy holiday night. Drinks are also quite good and varied. Very inviting dining room and the patio is great in the summer.

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EC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Cristobal, our server!! The food was great. We had our office Christmas lunch with gift exchanges and the restaurant was very accommodating!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best place to have New Mexican food in Santa Fe area!

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J
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Restaurant accommodated change in our schedule, without any fuss, however it wasn’t noted on OpenTable. The food was good. Lighting was a bit dark. We had to pull out our phones (flashlight) to read the menu.

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N
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Skinny margarita was excellent and Esplodon tequila is on my good list anyway. Food was good and served very quickly. Service was quick and polite. Lots of children contributed to a family atmosphere and to the general ambiance and a bit to the noise. The main attribute is fast service and good quality, not a casual, laid back, or romantic dining experience.

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Their prices go up everytime we go, however the quntity of food doesn't increase.

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B
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The epitome of New Mexican cuisine. All dishes are another notch above standard. When you think of great New Mexican food, this is the place that will come to mind once you've tried them.

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BP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem. I’ve driven passed it many times. A friend recommended based on ‘phenomenal’ margaritas- she was right. La Única and High Noon we’re fantastic. Table side guacamole was incredible.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by my son and his wife, who live in Los Alamos. Was excellent food, great service and a nice facility. Will return on our next visit.

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TS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The serving size was awesome. I ordered the tio combo, was too much food for me, but it was good. The chips were good along with rhe salsa. The environment was nice and cozy

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LN
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waiter Jose Luis. Professional, charming.very attentive and personable. Great smile!

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TH
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. The staff was young, but obviously well trained. Good vegetarian options and the restaurant is nicely decorated.

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New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. We had a 30 top reserved for a birthday party. Gabriel's always is amazing for birthdays. They had it all set up. We like to get the tableside made guacamole, salsa and love the fajitas. They always sing the Spanish birthday song and bring out a complimentary dessert with candle and big sombrero hat for the special birthday person to wear. They did separate checks and everything was amazing. Love sitting outside in the patio on nice days with a pitcher of mango margaritas.

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We generally stop in when visiting from Austin, and Gabriel’s always satisfies! From the antojitos to the desserts, everything (including the service) is a winner.

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CN
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The only issue was that we requested a round table for 8, and were seated at a different table with a loud group next to us.

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