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Gabriel's - Santa Fe

4.5
4.5
1675 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 24 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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At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 1,675 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

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

    Healthy

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Great for Lunch

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Outdoor Dining

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.

  2. r

    rlsantafe

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.

  4. A

    Aandd

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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..

  5. KK

    KarlK

    New Mexico

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    They were short staffed and the service was terrible.

  6. t

    trow1

    New Mexico

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  7. BG

    BryanG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service2ambience3

    Food way sub par, tasteless fajitas, have gone there over the years…. Very disappointed.

  9. CH

    CooperH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, wish you could the see the views more from the outdoor the patio. The guacamole was awesome!

  10. SB

    SueB

    San Diego

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, great food and nice ambience. It’s a ways out of town, but worth the drive.

  11. JB

    JackB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    People please- Hospitality Industry may never recover from the damage of the Pandemic and they are all struggling to maintain top service levels. Heck, every restaurant we have visited the past 2 years is in constant state of hiring, training, and doing what they can to survive. That being said: Gabriels is amazing. The menu is exceptional covering any tastes or willingness to try something new. The chef will adjust per requests. Food is fresh, clean, prepared to order, and WONDERFUL. The Sangria made in house is not the crappy sweet like we have found from most establishments- this was wonderfully blended with what seemed like a dry red wine and brandy- and they cut the fresh fruit for it in front of me. Establishment is clean and crisp, with exceptional ambiance. SERVICE- the best we have experienced in a few weeks, and since we travel, we eat at restaurants a good deal. We highly recommend Gabriels and will be back. Wonderful stop with ample parking and in a great area.

  12. KM

    KimberleyM

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gabriel’s is consistently amazing! The best guacamole on the planet, a La Unica margarita with jalapeño that was out of this world, and shrimp fajitas to die for - and that was only one of our five meals!

  13. J

    Jackie

    New Mexico

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always great and service excellent. Always fun to go to Gabriel's.

  14. EG

    EllieG

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’re never disappointed at Gabriel’s. From the guacamole to the fajitas to the flan, everything was delicious. Add a margarita and it’s fabulous.

  15. JK

    JoeKupe

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Great homemade chips and salsa to start. We had multiples of each brought over. All four diners ordered fajitas, two chicken and two veggie. While not spectacular they were quite good and what was not eaten was taken home and finished as second dinner (with some of the chips too). Beware, the refried bean when ordering the chicken or non-veggie fajita has bacon, so sub out like we do for the veggie refried beans, which we all agreed afterward were smooth and delicious!

  16. PM

    PMac

    Austin

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food, exceptional service, friendly staff. Patio is large and very nice. Worth the drive out although maps tried to take us thru a subdivision. Just follow directions on their website. They are more than willing to accommodate food allergies etc. Highly encourage making reservations. Enjoy!!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Sit outside, the view is great! It’s a busy, popular place so don’t be in a rush to eat and you will be pleased with your experience. Margaritas are well above average in Santa Fe (which are surprising disappointing here). The food is tasty and hot to your table. A must have are the table side made guacamole and the elote for the table.

  18. p

    paulm

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3

    Alcohol drinks are over priced . The table was uneven and I changed to a level one. Food and service was great

  19. SS

    SallyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food. Recommend making reservations, especially during peak times.

  20. V

    V1999

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Made reservations easily on Open Table. Email confirmation provided driving instructions. Staff friendly even though very busy. Food tasty. Great choice during our Santa Fe vacation. Would eat there again if in the area.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Awful! Carnitas had no flavor! Guacamole was stale.

  22. SP

    SueP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love to come here and meet friends! We always get the guacamole!! It’s the best!! And we love the vegetarian menu!

  23. m

    mtnfoodie

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Gabriel’s is a very busy restaurant especially on Mother’s Day. We decided to see if we could get in on our way home after a long day hiking. We sat outside on their large patio. The ground was full of tortilla chips and food. We had to wait 20 minutes which was to be expected on such a busy day. The table side preparation of guacamole was great. My husband had a steak burrito which he enjoyed and I had chili rellenos. They were just a couple of thin bland chilies filled and covered with a huge amounts of cheese and bland red sauce. The server was running and taking care of a lot of people and forgot our silverware 3 times so we just stared at our food. He was doing the best he could under difficult circumstances. It was very average food and I would prefer not to return.

  24. TB

    TimothyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Gabriel's has always been a restaurant of choice for outings. Our only reservation is that margaritas are too expensive...

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dining. We were here about 10 years and experienced a cowboy and a double rainbow. Had to come back!

  26. NM

    NewMexican

    New Mexico

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Gabriel's is back! During the throes of Covid it had slipped somewhat, but our recent meals there have been superb.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service is outstanding and the food/margaritas are phenomenal!! A wonderful place to take out of town guests.

  28. CF

    CandaceF

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We always enjoy Gabriel’s-it is our go to place for mole!

  29. TN

    TimNSantaFe

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is one of my favorite go to places. The reason I like it is because it is out of town, has great ambiance, a lovely courtyard to dine al fresco. They make great margaritas and sangria. The ribs is my favorite and out of the last six times I have been there I have had the ribs five times. The sauce is exceptional and the service is always warm, friendly and effecient. Very hospitable and I take all of my out of town guests there and they love it too.

  30. NS

    NovaS

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good menu choices and the service was great. would recommend you make a reservation as they are busy.

  31. C

    Collier

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is one of the greatest gems in the Santa Fe area! You absolutely want to go here, take an uber, see the view, eat outside or inside and enjoy the majestic beauty just a few minutes out of town.

  32. RL

    RobertL

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Margarita's and guacamole were the best we have every had. The guacamole is prepared at the table. The menu is impossible to beat. We would highly recommend Gabriel's to anyone. The best Mexican fare we have had, including GA, OH, TX, and CA.

  33. CI

    CIIK

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Gabriel’s- excellent guacamole made at the table, delicious Margaritas and very good food! Even better is the service - very nice, helpful and efficient. Great staff! We go there often and will continue to do so!

  34. P

    Pamela

    Denver

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love Gabriel’s, the food is top shelf authentic Mexican food, great service, great ambiance. Never disappoints, love the table side quacamole.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    We made a reservation but the restaurant was really crowded. The waiter seemed rushed, in fact everyone seemed rushed. It created a chaotic and somewhat stressful experience.

  36. f

    foodtraveler

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Great table side guacamole and outstanding mole sauce.

  37. BG

    BobG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I have been here twice both times with high hopes. Both experiences have been the same. Everything is super rushed, food is good not great.

  38. RH

    RobinH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Our server was terrible. He kept forgetting to bring us water and other drinks. Later we found out he couldn't speak English.

  39. RF

    RestaurantFan

    Denver

    48 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    I do not understand the high rating for this restaurant. The food was mediocre. The service was slow and inattentive.

  40. PL

    PatL

    New Mexico

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The food at Gabriel's is consistent, and the service is always very good. All four of us tried their ribs and found them well prepared and quite tasty!

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 1675 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 24 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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