Gabriel's - Santa Fe

4.5
1547 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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vipMtnGoddess
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service and nice ambience. Will add to our list of favorites!

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mandyc
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow wow wow! Top five dinners of all time! We each ordered something different, all five of us were satisfied. The torte & apple desserts blew us away. Beautiful ambience, top notch service, don’t miss it!

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AndrewP
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Seated immediately. Brought water and greeted us. Chips and salsa soon followed. Waiter was courteous and helpful. Food was good as always. Very pleased.

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JessieM
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Sergio, was both professional and helpful

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Extremely disappointing!
We’ve been traveling to Santa Fe for years and have heard from several people how good Gabriel’s is. My wife and I had an occasion to be in Santa Fr this past weekend and thought that it would be a good time to give it a try.
We made a reservation for 7:00 Saturday night. When we arrived the hostess seated us at a table for two in the middle of the restaurant, where we sat for nearly twenty minutes with absolutely no acknowledgement. We were stared at by no less than three waiters as they continually walked past us to service the tables all around us. I took it upon myself to go to the bar to order two margaritas and was informed by an extremely rude bartender that he could only serve me one drink at a time. I told him that we had been waiting for nearly twenty minutes for some sort of acknowledgement. He suggested that I speak to the manager who was nowhere to be seen. At that point I returned to the table empty handed ant we decided to leave.
I will make a point to share our experiences with anyone who is even considering an evening at Gabriel’s.

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vipCandaceF
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love this place-this time our food wasn’t as hot as we would have liked, but overall great!

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SWABQ
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were great!

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RobertL
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Portions of food were very generous! Quality of food was ok, nothing more. For example, chili rellenos really had no chili flavor. Would prefer higher quality and less quantity. Margaritas were good, and chips and salsa (free) were the highlight. Disappointed that there was no acknowledgement at all of the special occasion noted on the reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great. Service was very slow and often missing. Hard to get refills, dessert or ticket. Our waiter seemed to be absent most of the time

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Sunday afternoon dining. We will be back!

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Cindy51
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loved the table side made guacamole. Food was above average. Marguerite were excellent. Our waiter seemed in a bit of a hurry. We were in and out in an hour or so.

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EllieG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From guacamole to chili rellenos to flan for dessert, dinner was perfect. Great Margaritas too!

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Traveller
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a reservation and we’re seated promptly. Chips and salsa arrived pretty quickly and our drink order was taken promptly. Then service started slowing down.

20 minutes of waiting later we had to ask the bus person to send over our waiter. Fortunately we ordered a queso dip appetizer because we ended up waiting over another 30 minutes before our meals finally arrived.

I was sad they were out of elote but will come back to try that later. The food was incredibly good, clearly fresh ingredients, and cooked to perfection.

Granted our reservation was at their busiest time as every table was seated. Going forward we will either get an earlier or later reservation since service improved as the restaurant emptied. I would suggest to other diners that you plan for a longer dining experience. The food is incredible and worth the wait.

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RendellC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Burrito Carne Asada was great. Fajita steak meat was great.

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Tannerview
Fort Lauderdale
14 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat at the high table in the bar area. Enjoyed their specialty margaritas and NM themed dishes. All came together well with attentive service and the ambiance of their fireplace. We were visiting the area but noted most license plates were local. A good sign.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Best food we had in Santa Fe. Beautiful decor, fantastic guacamole & margaritas. We loved the Chimichangas & the pork adovada was the softest fall apart pork we've had to date. Outstanding friendly service. Had we been to this place earlier in our trip, we wouldn't have bothered with some of the very expensive "fancy cuisine" places recommended in town, because Gabriel's blew them out of the ground in flavor. Saying this as a couple who love going to restaurants & were chefs/caterers at fine dining restaurants & taverns in Australia. I hope we'll be back in NM soon!!! Thanks for a great experience guys!

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JanelC
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent guacamole made at the table. Our table enjoyed the fish tacos and crab tostada which had generous amounts of crab. The chicken chimichanga was a bit dry.

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vipPete
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lots of great vegetarian options! Some of the best salsa I’ve had.

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LipUri
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great NY dinner at Gabriel’s with our 4 kids. Food was terrific and service was very attentive.

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Gabriel's. Never disappointed. Vegetarian fajitas are the best. Service and value are always good.

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JetaM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful ambience. I’d go back. Jeta, Dallas, Texas

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CarmellaR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dinner!! Staff was great, waiter excellent, delicious food, and great atmosphere…

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Davin
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place! Great service and margaritas and guacamole!

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Wendy
New Mexico
31 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We go to Gabriel’s quite often. But the last two times, we’ve been seated,then sat for 10 minutes or so before anyone came over. I’ve worked in enough restaurants to know if the wait staff is busy, at least say I’ll be with you in a minute and thanks for waiting. But it wasn’t really busy. Finally a waiter noticed that we had been sitting there and asked if we had been helped. After that the service was fine and the food is always good. It just leaves a really bad impression when you sit there with no one noticing.

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vipLove2eat
New Mexico
69 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating and the food and margaritas were delicious ❤️

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RomanP
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very busy and popular restaurant. The table side guacamole was delicious and the margaritas were well made. I enjoyed the main entree as well. The restaurant was very busy but we all got seated and enjoyed the food and margaritas.

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CathyM
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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KathleenO
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sauces on traditional dishes are perfect blend of all ingredients with subtle hints of flavors, rather than being overbearing. The cheesecake was to die for and I am a cheesecake baker myself. Beautiful artwork and although busy, wait staff did a fantastic job. A new favorite!

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vipSarahP
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food lives up to its description. Super crowded but reservation was right on time.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, a bit linger wait but totally worth it. Great food and service

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vipBryanF
New Orleans
42 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really authentic Mexican food! I loved it and so readonable😘

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Christmas Eve lunch and the food was wonderful! Impeccable service with lots of smiles! The guacamole is awesome with delicious margaritas!! I love their chicken fajitas with fresh grilled onions and peppers!! The people are wonderful at Gabriel’s! Thank you for the wonderful tradition!

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Barbara
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a very nice meal with delicious pollo con mole being exceptional. Value was very good. The service was perfect.

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vipYummynuke96
New Mexico
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful place to bring visiting friends.

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Steveg
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love dining here!

JW
JimW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Fajitas In New Mexico! Great service and very friendly.

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DonnaW
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great menu and wine list. Our server was the best! This was the holiday visit for me and my long-distance friend, and she was enchanted. Could not have gone better.

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MikeE
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to Gabriels since it opened and have consistently received the best service and food you could ask for. I'd recommend it to anyone and it's one of our go to places for out of state guests.

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jerrya
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent spot. Great table side guacamole and margs!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriel’s in Santa Fe is our favorite New Mexican cuisine place to eat. The best table-side guacamole, strong margaritas, attentive staff and hot Sopaipillas help make it all come together. Highly Recommended!

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 1547 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.