Gabriel's - Santa Fe

4.2
1475 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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vipMsAmusebouche
Oklahoma City
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great atmosphere! Some of the best food by far in Santa Fe! Don’t come to Santa Fe and miss this place! This restaurant has their act down and are well versed in customer service! Thanks for a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were very good. We were glad we went early because it was getting very busy and the waiters were really hustling. Good margaritas too!

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yummdining
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Superb quick service, great margaritas and the food was outstanding and very reasonably priced

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ShariF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was very good, especially the guacamole. It was extremely noisy and a little messy.

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Digg
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never did see the sunset! But it was too cold to be outside. I guess none of the inside tables allow you to see the sunset?

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Becki
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came from Oregon to eat again at Gabriel's after more than 15 years and not disappointed!! Even bought a tee-shirt.

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AnaJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Fresh, authentic food. Generous portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was very slow, besides that, visit was great.

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great! The waitress was lovely and the food was excellent! It was a fun atmosphere with plenty of people chatting and enjoying themselves. I would highly recommend when in Sante Fe.

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Monie
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Slightly above average Mexican food, long wait but no staff.

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SueLosAltos
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

As expected, very busy. There was a slight delay being seated and as a party of four seated at a table for six in a location that was not conducive to conversation, the dining experience was not ideal. But the food was delicious and service fine for the challenging times of understaffing. Patience is necessary. Worth the drive for sure. Value superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was fresh and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent. Service slow but expected.

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JessiEats
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best as always! Perfect al fresco dining, amazing food and great service!

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vipClintH
New Mexico
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is just a fun place with a beautiful setting. The mountains at sunset are stunning.

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foodluver
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends were visiting

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JennS
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Even with an early reservation still had to wait over 30 minutes to be seated. It then took another 20 to get someone to wait on our table. Food was overpriced for quality. After our table had finished with our meal and waited another 30 minutes we had to ask multiple people to find our waiter and get our check. Do not waste your time with the drive. You will be disappointed.

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Leftydog
Charleston
65 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very busy, popular spot

We made reservations which is recommended.

Hard working staff

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vipLeeC
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience!! Love the food and service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Santa Fe and went to Gabriel’s. Loved it so much that we went back again 5 days later. The best guacamole we’ve ever had-can’t recommend it highly enough.

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ElaineM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

On vacation in Santa Fe

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vipMickey
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service

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JillH
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice dining experience. Our server was superb.

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JohH
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wait staff forgot to turn in order so we had a longer than usual delay for our food. Otherwise, his service was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great margaritas and the food was so delicious! Not greasy. Very flavorful. Our server was so delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I looked like they had a staff shortage - covid issue perhaps

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vipWendy
New Mexico
30 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We go to Gabriel’s quite a bit. They weren’t exceptionally busy and we did get seated on the patio right away. But then we sat there for awhile before getting service as did the table next to us. Food was good as usual. We asked for a refill on salsa and never got it. Margaritas were just ok. A little disappointing since we take visitors there often. I hope they can get back to their standards.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We wanted to give this 5 stars but couldn’t because our service was absolutely terrible with no acknowledgement by staff that it was. We were seated and waited 15 with no service to our table not even water. When we walked up to ask the hostess she said she would send someone over. We waited another 5 minutes. Our servers was very friendly but didn’t acknowledge our wait time. We only saw her a few times during the meal. We ordered the elites which looked amazing and was one large ear of corn for 4 people which is great but they brought us no plates and no sharp knife to cut the corn. Same with table-side guac…no plates. When the entrees arrived the server (not our waitress) knock a glass of water over that spilled on our daughter and we used all our napkins to clean it up. He did say sorry and we asked for new napkins and water. Never got them. Our waitress came over about 15 min after entrees arrived and we asked her for them. Ended up getting paper napkins which is fine but really? Btw we told her about the spill and she didn’t respond. Nothing was comped or maybe a free dessert. We sat down at 7:30 and didn’t get out of there until 9:30. We were outside with only about 4 other tables. Food was absolutely amazing. Perhaps we just had a bad table and an off night.

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Bones
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We had reservations for the 5 of us but had to wait outside on a pretty cool evening for about 1/2 hour for a table. OK, it was busy but, there should be a better system in place. "Would you like to wait at the bar" would have been a good question to ask. The food came out quick but, I asked for no onions and my enchiladas were covered in them. The server caught it when he put it down and was apologetic and my new order came out very quickly. Great but all of the food was average or below. I am from Santa FE and am used to exceptional food. None of our meals measured up.

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VinceP
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, the food and drink were delicious. The tres leches cake is the bomb!

Good service from Jose Louis.

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BrianS
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. My wife and son came for a Friday night out. Many thanks

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memorable
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Mmmmmmmm
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Patio was the busiest I’ve ever seen. A little short staffed.

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vipand2
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening - great food and fantastic service

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Jo303
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Glad we had made a reservation through Open Table as it was a Friday night and a big crowd. We got a table within a few minutes. Great food. Chips a little tough but everything else was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Appetizer soup came out with dinners. That should never ever happen

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Foodie22
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The menu was largely uninspired texmex. The dishes we had were mediocre but large in portion size. The ambiance was nice. The waitstaff was good but it could have been better. The red sangria was tasty but served in a pitcher with mostly ice. Fresh guacamole prepared table side was a nice touch. Home made tortilla chips were good.

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Barbara
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The guacamole made at the table was excellent as were the margaritas.

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Albert
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Encouraged by a nice selection of vegan and vegetarian options touted on their website's menu, we booked Gabriel's in anticipation of great meal and made the drive out from the Plaza in Santa Fe. Unfortunately, the restaurant seems to be trading on the accolades it has garnered in the past. Had we stopped at the guacamole (prepared table-side) and chips, Gabriel's would have earned 4 starts but with the arrival of our entrees, our meal went considerably farther south from there. Our entrees were lukewarm and uninspired -- never reaching their potential. The service remarkably slow. Perhaps this was due to Covid-related understaffing or perhaps it was a result of poor assignment of stations among the waitstaff; all of whom seemed harried and apologetic. With the plethora of great restaurants surrounding the Plaza our trip to Gabriel's was simply not worth the drive.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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 4.2 stars by 1475 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.