Luminaria Restaurant & Patio

4.2
1649 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located at the awarding-winning Inn and Spa at Loretto, Luminaria Restaurant and Patio combines modern sophistication with rustic Southwestern charm.

During the warmer months, dine outdoors on the rustic wood patio adjacent to the world-renowned Loretto Chapel. At twilight, dine al fresco under the stars, transform the high desert into a romantic veranda draped and tented with flowering vines and luxurious flowing fabrics lit by hanging lanterns.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1649 people are saying
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JohnS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The outside patio is a beautiful setting that seems to just everything taste even better.

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Bertha
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was not very warm. Potatoes mix was very good.

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vipanonymous
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful dinner. Very knowledgeable waiter. Donut shaped churros are a must

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio.

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vipCherylandGord
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the patio table with a view and private. Excellent service and the scallops were superb. We started sharing the truffle fries. Wow. Too generous a portion but we ate it all

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely evening

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SylviaW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this patio. It is the prettiest in Santa Fe. The food is very good and not overpriced. The service friendly and fast. Plus you can hear the bells from the nearby church.

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vipLisaF
New Mexico
62 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very much enjoyed the pancakes. Service was attentive but not intrusive. We sat in an intimate, cozy and quiet booth. This was a very pleasant brunch experience.

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DannaR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beautiful & peaceful. We enjoyed our breakfast outside weather was great and so was the service.

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Julz
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Cristal was very sweet! The food is awesome! Great patio! Highly recommend!!!

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Farger
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had a reservation for dinner the night before (patio seating outdoors). The restaurant cancelled it because of threatened showers. That necessitated we eat at another restaurant with patio seating outdoors. We rescheduled for breakfast the following morning at Luminaria. The setting was lovely, the service wonderful, the menu decent, the prices competitive, but the refrigeration truck parked adjacent to the patio serenaded us during our entire meal with a continuous, monotonous, crescendo-decrescendo drone from it's refrigeration unit and the trucks diesel engine. Pretty disconcerting...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, great ambience, delicious food.

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ValerieK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The menu was small but the quality of the food was very good.
The receptionist was warm and professional. Our waiter not so much. He could use some extra training in making the guests feel welcomed and appreciated.
Location is pleasant, and the staff gave us the seating we desired by the window. We will come back but if given the same waiter, will likely ask to get someone else.

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Emmy
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner on the patio in early evening. Service was outstanding, food and drinks were delicious, and the ambience was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous evening in every way to celebrate out anniversary.

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4EvrYng
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

They brought steak on the watermelon salad instead of shrimp.
They eventually brought the order back w shrimp BUT then charged for both the steak and shrimp!! Crooks.
And only 2 VERY small pieces of watermelon in the salad.
Their quality control seems non-existent.

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vipDanaB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Unfortunately there was a table of three that were drunk and loud and abusive to some other guests. Not the restaurants fault however the restaurant failed to respond or contain which was a failure. It ruined any chance of enjoying the meal. Also had reserved patio and they closed patio but failed to advise guests so when you arrive you take a chance of whether seats and may be forced to eat i side. Food was over cooked and service spotty. Overall would not go out of my way to eat here.

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vipBeverley
Denver
89 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious brunch in a lovely setting

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Carlos was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
East Texas
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely evening there with excellent food & wine.

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vipArie
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

watermelon salad, luminaria dessert outstanding

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VanL
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good choice of food for lunch. Service was very good with someone at the table regularly to refill water and ask if we needed anything. A very nice outdoor area. Would highly recommend.

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SeenaD
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and service were excellent. The patio was pleasant with a nice view of the plaza market. The church bells chimed and the conversation with our server was engaging. Definitely would go back!

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robertm
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food, helpful staff, waiter just okay, beautiful outdoor dining area.

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MeganD
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to enjoy the Luminaria restaurant. Food is very god with nice presentation.

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Beachguy
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Would definitely go back

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MichaelB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going there for lunch and brunch and hope they continue lunch throughout Winter.

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Santafeans
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Beautiful setting, great food, but LONG wait for the food to come out of the kitchen. I know we're not supposed to complain, but just a heads up to not come here for a quick lunch.

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Travelor
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Left after waiting 1 hour for lunch food that never came out from the kitchen.
Waitress lied to us 3 times and said our food was coming right up. Walked out hungry and disappointed. Avoid this restaurant at all costs. The negative reviews are all accurate.

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vipCriticalReviewers
Phoenix
193 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luminaria was great. We had dinner there on our last night in Santa Fe and had been there many times before. The setting is beautiful and all the courses were delicious. Service was good though some staff seemed a little inexperienced, but that's understandable in the time of Covid.

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sks1950
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took friends from out of town to Saturday brunch. Perfect meal and experience. Beautiful Santa Fe day so good to eat outside. Food and drinks were both delicious.

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MargaretD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My friend and I both firget to go to Luminaria but love it when we go!

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RobertH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants for when we visit Santa Fe. Whether for dinner or any meal of the day, it's always a pleasure.

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BrianB
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and wine list and a great value to boot

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The salad I had was very plain- mostly field greens and sparse on the the other vegetables. I added steak and only four bite size pieces were on the salad. French fries from one of the other guests’ plate were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We are an interracial couple and were guests at the hotel attached to this restaurant. I mention this because Google has several reviews with similar experiences shared by people of color and LGBTQ folks. Showed up for lunch without a reservation because Open Table showed many openings. Only two tables occupied but hostess, Julia, said they were booked and had no opening for lunch at any time. So we got on Open Table and made a reservation and then showed it to her. She said “It’s not for 15 minutes so you’ll have to sit here and wait.”. Again, dozens of empty tables. When we protested she said “Well, since you’re going to be difficult, just seat yourselves, refusing to give us a menu..” Such an ugly incident especially when we were spending thousands of dollars at their hotel and spa, but money can’t buy acceptance

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vipBeckiB
Corpus Christi
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

We had a 1:45 reservation time and arrived in town early. We asked the seating hostess if she could accommodate us as we saw most of the tables empty and the open table app indicated earlier reservations were available. She pointedly declined our request stating that we had to stick with our time slot. When we arrived back at our reserved time, we found the hostess had seated some else under our name. However, we were seated immediately and the patio was indeed lovely. We waited 10 minutes for water and another 30 for a fruit platter. We were completely ignored by staff and never received part of our order. While the food was delicious and the atmosphere was beautiful, the service left us very disappointed and thirsty. Sad.

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KimN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent! The tamale sauce was amazing! We had never tasted anything like it before and we're native New Mexicans. We will be back for sure!

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TRSJ
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Eggs Benedict was not very good. Eggs were small and white not fully cooked. Meat thin and tough. Overall not a very good brunch.

FAQs

Luminaria Restaurant & Patio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 984-7915.

Luminaria Restaurant & Patio is rated 4.2 stars by 1649 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.