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Gabriel's - Santa Fe

4.3
4.3
1783 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 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 1,783 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Good for Groups

  • New Mexico

    Great for Lunch

  • New Mexico

    Outdoor Dining

  • New Mexico

    Most Booked

  • 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. I

    Impresario

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambience, tasty food, generous portions, moderately priced with excellent service. There was an enormous crowd waiting to get in as we left. This place is extremely popular. Be sure to order the guacamole prepared table side.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite place to have dinner. I enjoy the food and the service.
  3. CM

    CaryM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Food was average. Drinks good. Service made it a horrible experience. Our server, Bryan, was inattentive and had an attitude. No drink refills. Appetizers incomplete and had them removed from ticket. It did appear however that those around us with different severs had good service. The bad experience could very likely been the result of an awful waiter.
  4. d

    dollardude

    New Mexico

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gabriel's is always fantastic. This visit was no exception. Food was delicious and margarita smashing! Free chips and salsa great. Service was prompt and didn't cost an arm and a leg. GO!
  5. R

    Rand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a fine choice for classic Southwest food. Guac is made at your table freshly to your taste. Entrées came promptly and were good. Close to Santa Fe Opera.
  6. L

    Landon

    Dallas

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Crab enchiladas are delicious!
  7. BJ

    BillJ

    New Mexico

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    We are long time customers of Gabriel’s and have never been disappointed until our most recent visit. We were a party of 6 on a Sunday night with a reservation at 7pm. We were finally seated at 7:30 directly next to a food preparation station that was very dirty. The floor around us was littered with tortilla chips and other debris. Our server arrived about ten minutes later and took our drink order. We also ordered two guacamole and he brought chips and salsa. The chips were stale. The person making the guacamole finally arrived and prepared the dip. I asked for small plates and she said “ask your water.” The guacamole was very good. When our server showed back up we asked for small plates and he brought only 4. We then ordered our food and waited. A customer at the table next to us finally got up and left without getting his food. It took about 1 hour and 30 minutes before our food arrived. Most of the food was good but sides like beans were cold. I only said to try Gabriels based on past experiences. This time it was an unfortunate “miss”. Don’t know if they were understaffed, overbooked, or what happened, but would strongly suggest a review of service and kitchen be undertaken.
  8. GL

    GaryLang

    New Mexico

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    There was a line out the door and a long wait for everyone involved. The waiting area is a superspreader event If you have to wait in line even though you made a reservation, I'm not sure what a reservation means.
  9. CE

    CassieE

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Fly infestation on the patio. So many flies swarming us and landing on our food that we couldn’t even finish our meal.
  10. HP

    HollyP

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Gabriel’s is one of our go-to spots. The food is good, the service is good, and it’s a very comfortable spot. My friends ordered Puerto Vallarta;it looked delicious and they raves about it. My cousin ordered the combo with the tamal, and said it was outstanding. I ordered the San Diego fish tacos. The flavor was fabulous and the fish was definitely fresh. The only drawback was that the tortilla fell apart — had to eat the fish with a fork and basically gave up on the tortillas. We live Gabriel’s and the staff there is always attentive and friendly.
  11. DE

    DianaE

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gabriel’s is an old time favorite of ours! And best part anyone we bring becomes a new recruit. Whether eating traditional NM fare or their wonderful ribs it is guaranteed to be a great meal. Have the guacamole made at your table and find your favorite margarita; you’re in for a delightful experience!
  12. Y

    Yummynuke96

    New Mexico

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We usually have faster service but things moved a little slower last night. Our fajita dish was delicious but queso was a perfect compliment to our dinner. The side charro beans need improvement.
  13. MS

    MateoS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Service was lackluster. As a matter of fact it was horrible. I don't know if I would ever go back. Also, there were kids running around everywhere.
  14. JC

    JosephC

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the table side guacamole. Beautiful property.
  15. M

    Mico

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    This used to be one of our favorite Mexican/New Mexican restaurants in Santa Fe (where we have lived since 2004). The food quality has significantly gone downhill in the past two years or so. The margaritas were watery, weak, and lacked flavor, the dinners were served lukewarm (other than the fajitas) and lacked taste and texture. The green chile in particular, ordered with the cheese enchilada, was absolutely tasteless. One feels that it is all now catering to tourists who probably don't know, or don't want, nice spicy green or red chile. The refried beans were completely uninteresting and the cheese was barely melted on the enchilada. There are many much better values in town for that kind of food (The Shed, Plaza Cafe, and several others) for good hot New Mexican fare.
  16. S

    Sabroso

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Local favorite. Waiters were a bit rushed, but that may be due to being understaffed. Great food.
  17. TG

    ToniG

    Houston

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great spot for authentic New Mexican food. Fun place
  18. EW

    EatWellSA

    New Mexico

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Fun spot, lively and comfortable outdoor seating. Good real Mexican food.
  19. P

    Philip

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place. Very accommodating for handling a large party. Thanks for the great time!
  20. PH

    PeterH

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with delicious food. Guacamole was a treat
  21. W

    Wawo

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I would NOT recommend this restaurant!!! It took almost 30 minutes before a waiter finally came to take our order (& only after I asked another waiter to send someone). When I got my Margarita it had to go back because I’d asked for no salt - instead of re-making my drink, it was just dumped into another glass because I still tasted salt in the drink. My date’s chicken fajitas were inedible - overcooked & tasteless with soggy tortillas. My seafood fajitas were only slightly better - shrimp & scallops were OK but snapper was dry & also soggy tortillas. When I asked the waiter to take his chicken fajitas off the bill he asked his manager for approval, but the manager never even came over! WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!
  22. SF

    SueF

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Mexican and New Mexican food. Great outdoor and indoor seating and wonderful views.
  23. M

    Margo

    New Mexico

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Gabriel's is one of our favorites, but on this visit service was a little distracted and the carne adovada barely had any meat. It was mostly red chile sauce, which is delicious, but compared to previous visits, it left me wanting a bit more pork. I'll return, hoping this was merely an off day, as I've had wonderful meals here before.
  24. M

    Margarita

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gabriel's is always wonderful. It's a perfect dining experience--a beautiful setting and delicious food!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to eat in Santa Fe. Wonderful patio, beautiful indoor dining and the food is always delicious. Fresh margaritas!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh and delicious food and the staff was friendly. Loved it!
  27. L

    Linda

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Delicious margarita!!
  28. MM

    MarisaM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is amazing! The views from the patio and the excellent food were great. Had the tamales and they were excellent. Love love love the guac prepared at the table. Can’t wait to go again
  29. S

    Sbeckman

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Don’t believe the Google reviews. If you are looking for excellent Mexican food, stay in the city. The drive is great, it’s lively, their patio does NOT overlook the valley. Average food, slow service, but I guess it’s ok to go once to experience the drive and the liveliness?
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Last night in Santa Fe
  31. h

    hatetorate

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Had fresh guacamole and chicken enchiladas mole and tamales. All delicious. Very traditional menu and atmosphere
  32. FC

    FrankC

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal
  33. L

    Love2eat

    New Mexico

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Flew in and headed for Gabriel’s and ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE…
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Always wanted to try Gabriel’s when visiting Santa Fe. The food was not to our liking. Margaritas were weak and lacked tequila flavor. Nice location and service was as expected for a very busy restaurant.
  35. SM

    SteveM

    New Mexico

    86 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We keep going back. The guac at the table is very good. But a word of caution: the chips are warm and go with both the guac and salsa so the tendency is to eat lots of them which may make you be too full for dessert.
  36. GG

    GaryG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lots of flies ! We suggest trying water filled ziplock bags to repel flies.
  37. MD

    MoDean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I hate to leave a bad review, but ... This was really disappointing. I sat at my table for more than 25 minutes waiting to be waited on after I was brought Chips and Salsa. The salsa was good but I got chards and fragments instead of chips - bottom of the bag apparently. I had made a reservation weeks in advance but the hostess didn't know where to seat me. The line also to get seated even with a reservation was not less than ten minutes. I haven't been to Gabriel's since before Covid so was excited to go back. I remember it as being good. This experience was not. I left after receiving no service. I'm pretty patient but was astounded that I wasn't waited on. I'll try again next month to see if things are different, but if this had been my first or only experience with Gabriels ... I would not go back.
  38. MB

    MaryB

    San Diego

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy eating at Gabriel's when we visit Santa Fe. It's one of our favorite restaurants. We had table side, freshly made guacamole, YUM! Each of our 5 dishes was delicious, and we were brought sopapillos on request - they are amazing. We like to sit outside under their covered patio. Beautiful location, away from the business of the plaza in Santa Fe. Don't forget to try one of their refreshing margaritas. Mango is my favorite.
  39. LG

    LorettaG

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Our party did not all arrive at once and the first half were asked to wait in bar. While at the bar, one member asked about a drink and was told to order with our server, that, he, the bartender was busy at the moment. Second half of party arrived a few minutes later. The hostess took our name and the kept us waiting to be seated while she seated other people that came in after with no reservation were seated. The restaurant, while not fully occupied was very noisy. Short staffed as all places. Our food was delivered incorrect, some items delivered almost when meal was over instead of with meal. Overall the experience was a total disappointment. We wanted a nice family reunion meal at a place previously enjoyed by all. Won’t be back fur a very long time now.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great guacamole, made table side, to complement the crispy corn tortilla chips, best carnitas in the state and a rack of tender, fall off the bones ribs. Pet friendly.

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 4.3 stars by 1783 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 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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