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  3. Distance: 4.70mi
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About Gabriel's - Santa Fe

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.

4 Banana Ln
Santa Fe, NM 87506-0910
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican / Southwestern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner:
Winter: Sunday - Thursday: 2:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:30pm - 9:30pm
Summer: Sunday - Thursday: 2:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Exit 176, Hwy 285

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 455-7000

Website:
http://www.gabrielsofsantafe.com/

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Gabriel's - Santa Fe Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Authentic (25)
Worth the Drive (22)
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Casual (21)
Local Ingredients (17)
Fun (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Scenic View (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for a Date (10)
Kid-friendly (10)
Spicy (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Romantic (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Business Meals (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was ok, it's been awhile since we've eaten here. I'm disappointed that for large party that they wouldn't add an avocado or 2, rather then serve every table the 1 and 1/2.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Gabriel's is the best in Northern New Mexico for traditional Mexican food. The staff, food, and cleanliness of the restaurant are superb. The flavor, size of the serving, and the price of the food have always been consistently excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband an I found this to be a very nice restaurant. The food was good, the staff was attentive and welcoming. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We were seated in a room off to the side that could easily seat 40 people. There was one other couple and they left. We waited for our server to ask for a different location, but finally had to find management to be relocated. My food was also just fair, my steak fajitas were chewy and the veggies we’re greasy.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Gabriel's is a favorite. The meal quality is high and consistent for 28 years! We live in Santa fe and it's a local's choice.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was a busy evening the night before Thanksgiving. Have reservations !

Once seated, the ambiance is vibrant and lively. The Guacamole made at the table is always fun and tasty.

The fajitas, plato de carnitas, arroz con pollo and San Diego fish tacos were all good. Our group of four really enjoyed the dinner at Gabriels.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Best table-side guacamole!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We live in Texas and go to Santa Fe once or twice year. Gabriel's has always been at the top of our list. We were very disappointed the Thursday night we were there. The service was poor, we had to ask for waiter more than once. One member in the party was given a dinner she didn't order and we were through eating before they brought her dinner. We had to ask for the dinner. The table guacamole for 5 was more like enough for 3. Usually there is more guacamole than we can eat. Our tacos were soggy and only had meat in them. What happened to all of the extras? We order the normally excellent frozen margaritas and unanimously everyone said they were weak and had no taste. Sorry Gabriel's you are no longer our favorite.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent menu choices. The table side guacamole was fabulous!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a treat to eat at Gabriels. Great food, great service. My favorite place to eat in Santa Fe

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 23, 2017

First visit with tasty food and good atmosphere. Will not return because of poor service.
Service and our Waiter receives 1 star-he didn't ask about our food after it was served. I asked another server for a beverage refill and to bring our food bill.
All would have been better if our server returned to the table after taking food order.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My server, Orlando, was great. He was attentive but unobtrusive. The food was excellent.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Nice piece of magic on a last night of a vacation together, ta RDG

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Love this restaurant will continue to come back outstanding and I am gluten gree many many options

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The best Tex-Mex restaurant but it is 10 miles outside Santa Fe, so very few know about it. The table side guacamole is it's signature appetizer, but this time we also ordered the queso. It came in a huge serving bowl and was even better than the guac! Great margaritas, too!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Gabriel's is known for its dependably good Northern New Mexico food and a great bar, a favorite of our out-of-town guests. All seven of us were served quickly and accurately, and with the proper amount of continuing attention. A fun occasion enjoyed by all!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Had a reasonable meal at a reasonable price and the service was good - can not ask for much more.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. The best guacamole on the planet! Located in the high desert with beautiful views as you drive out from Santa Fe. Not to be missed!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Compared to other New Mexican restaurants in the area, Gabriel's just doesn't measure up. The food is unremarkable. There is a reason we were seated early on a weekend evening.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food great, love the New Mexican decor and ambiance. Service slow, had to request water twice, took a long time to order meals, no waiters returned to check on us during the meal.. BUT food brought promptly and fortunately there were not problems to require a waiter's assistance.

Reasonably priced but not inexpensive.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Such a Fabulous dinner! Tableside guacamole was perfect and followed by the crab enchiladas. Then we topped it off with sopapillas with honey and butter. They have a outdoor patio which looked fun but it was starting to rain. The drive there from Sante Fe was worth it too!

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Views are awesome. Patio seating was exquisite. It’s a fun trip! Loved it!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Gabriel's of Santa Fe has been one if my VERY favorite restaurants in the Santa Fe area for the more than 20 years that I have been coming here! The food is always great and the service excellent! They have many wonderful Gluten Free options and good allergy awareness. There is something for everyone and their Margaritas are top notch, especially if you order one made with Patron Silver or other "Top Shelf" brand of tequilla!
Their Table-Side Guacamole (The ORIGINAL!)
is to DIE for, especially if you participate and get yours made JUST how YOU like it! I NEVER miss it! On my most recent stay, I had the Guac, a Marg and the Green Chili Stew - Yum! Perfect for a cold and rainy eve... The atmosphere can be on the boisterous/loud side if you come on a Fri or Sat before an
Opera in the summer or Homecoming, as in my case, but whenever you come, it's WORTH the drive north of Santa Fe - Trust me! I hope to eat here for another 20 years!

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Travelling through Santa Fe, we always try to dine here. Service is great, food is always spot on, and the value is quite reasonable. Would recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food was good but service was poor. I never felt so rushed be a server I hardly saw in my life. We had barely been seated and he asked for our drink orders. I asked for a moment. By time he came back my wife was half way through her drink. Our food came and I still did not have my drink. Like tables around us, we had to find our own water refills. The kitchen staff delivering food to the tables were very fast and noisy. I will not go back.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always great food and wonderful ambiance. Our go-to place for our date-night!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great for traditional food. The guacamole is wonderful!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This restaurant was on so many "best" lists for Santa Fe restaurants and it did not disappoint. Perfect for seeing the great mountain sunsets! Wonderful food and drinks. Very much worth the drive!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Gabriel's is our go-to restaurant for a pleasant dinner out. The food is consistently good, as is the service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Service was terrible. Had to ask many times for our waiter for drinks and food. Only good thing was guacomole.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

We had a wonderful meal here for our Anniversary. Great staff and the food was very tasty. We will be back again next time we are in Santa Fe.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My friend and I had reservations for 6:30 and got there at about 5 to have cocktails at the bar before being seated for dinner. The service at the bar was great and we received special attention from one of the servers (Robert, I think) who made guacamole for us and who was especially friendly.

At 6:30 we were seated on the patio, which is a beautiful setting, and the food was very good as usual. The reason for the less than stellar reviews is that our server, Juan, was gruff and un-attentive, which is rare at Gabriel's in my experience. Maybe he was just having a bad day, but his attitude put a damper on an otherwise perfect evening.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food was not good. Would not come back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was cold. Not much flavor. More Mexican genre than New Mexican food. Guacamole was good but very little for six people. Far out of Santa Fe for dinner

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Food was good, not great. In New Mexico you want and expect great green chili, and it was good but not great.

The place is very nice and the outdoor patio is wonderful. We tried to go the night before and couldn't get in so it is a popular place.

I would eat here again and would recommend it to others.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Our favorite good in Santa Fe. Never been disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Gabriel's never disappoints. The service has always been great (thank you Sergio). This is a "go to" place when we have out of town guests visiting.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The at-table guacamole was amazing. Our meals, though, were kind of bland. We all thought the food could have been spiced more/better. Great atmosphere and great guacamole. May go back if I'm nearby.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Highly recommend the guacamole and fajitas. Our waiter, Peter, was a gem.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I may have reviewed Gabriel's before but it bears repeating. We went for margaritas and guacamole. We also shared a shrimp quesadilla. It was all we needed on a Friday evening. We sat outside of course and it was a lovely evening. The table side guacamole was excellent. Gabriel's is good for just appetizers or for a full meal. The patio is so wonderful this time of year.

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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