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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: 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

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, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Gabriel's - Santa Fe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Cozy (6)
Spicy (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
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·Dined 3 days ago

what a great meal and fantastic service. the food was very tasty.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 5 days ago

One of our favorite places

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Table side guacamole says it all...............................................................................

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Visiting from upstate New York and desiring true New Mexico cuisine; on the recommendation of many of my husband‘s coworkers, we tried Gabriel‘s. The reviews were all over the place, but we had zero complaints. A picture of silver margaritas for $45 provided us with ample cocktails for the duration of our meal and were delicious and not “weak”. The tableside guacamole was the best I’ve ever had and I do try it everywhere we go. Perfect texture, spice, quantity for two, and a cooling accompaniment to the chips and spicy salsa! My husband had the chicken chili relleno and I had the seafood fajitas. There was a very large fillet of red snapper, three big scallops, and three shrimp, ample onions, peppers, pico de Gallo, additional guacamole, and pinto beans on the side and for soft tender 4 corn tortillas (they allow a choice of corn or flour). My husband had never tried a relleno before and he loved it and I will tell you this was the most generous and delicious sizzling platter of fajitas I have ever enjoyed. We were full but had to try dessert. I can’t say no to homemade churros anywhere and the dolce de leche dipping sauce was decadent. My husband had the tres leche cake and of course it was moist, delicious and served with a little bit of chocolate sauce. The service was perfectly timed, attentive, and the restaurant couldn’t have been more professional! This is not fast food south western food; this is the real deal!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The waiter was all business. Not in the least bit interested or friendly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was mediocre and service was inattentive. Experience certainly didn’t reflect the good reviews on Yelp and elsewhere

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food was excellent, but not exceptional for Santa Fe, where there are an abundance of excellent dining options. The restaurant itself is lovely, and the service very good. I suspect, in summer, outdoor dining is a big plus. I would certainly go again.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on January 5, 2018

It was okay. I didn't particularly like my meal but my husband and son were happy with theirs.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent New Mexican cuisine served among interesting art.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were in Santa Fe for 5 days and ate at Gabriel’s twice....it was that good! Both visits were superb!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I asked for a quite table. We were seated near the noisy kitchen and the two of us were seated between two noisy tables of 8.
Took forever to get our check.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Beautiful place and good food but service is slow! Nevertheless, it’s a must any time I’m in Santa Fe.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Gabriel's is a local favorite. Consistantly delicious. Pleasant atmosphere no matter what season. Service is always very friendly. Best guacamole in Santa Fe!!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Fun and excellent food......guac at the table was excellent and the margaritas top shelf!

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Really good service. Food good not great

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was not as authentic and overpriced. Chili was not spicy. Only thing I looked forward to was the table side guacamole give that 🤚stars! Service was slow... make reservations thankfully we did, if not it would have been an hour wait 😐

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Beef and Seafood fajitas were great. The desert menu is great, we had the churros chocolate which were simply delicious! Service is always very good at Gabriel's.

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Cozy, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

They were great until we waited 20+ min. for our check.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We went to Gabriel’s for a birthday celebration. It was a busy night, so the last-minute decision to make a reservation via Open Table was a good idea. Our food - crab enchiladas and a shrimp/scallop dish - was fantastic, as was the guacamole prepared table-side. The staff sang to the birthday celebrant & provided a complementary dessert. We’ll definitely come back again!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 4, 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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 (New Mexico)·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 2, 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 26, 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 24, 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 22, 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 18, 2017

Best table-side guacamole!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 9, 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 5, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 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 22, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 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 17, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 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 12, 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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 (San Diego)·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 7, 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 4, 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 4, 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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