Luminaria Restaurant & Patio

4.4
1541 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The patio is closed for renovations until late May 2021. Outdoor dining is unavailable at this time due to construction. Thank you for your understanding and patience. We look forward to serving outdoors in late May 2021.

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
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1541 people are saying
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vipMandiML
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere.

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KarenS
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Mother’s Day brunch!

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LambChop
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Took my mom and aunt for Mother’s Day brunch. The breakfast burrito was missing eggs, and the green chili was disgusting. The skins were still on some of the Chili’s and it had no flavor or spice. My aunt got a breakfast that only had 6 potato wedges, two eggs, two slices of bacon, and two toast and it was $16??? Quite a rip off

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vipLuvmomos
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great and seasonal appetizers were fantastic!

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vipfoodrockers2
Denver
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience1

Requested table in the Patio, it was closed due to renovations
The food was lack luster
Service Ok, it appeared they were short handed
Overall a disappointing meal

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vipSuza
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food and seating were great. I purposely saved half of my very good dinner for a take home treat and asked the waiter to box it up. I was very disappointed that he threw it out and didn't compensate us for the loss. It was very upsetting.

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Suet
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

we appreciated being seated in a side table which felt quiet and private…..very nice staff

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ShannonC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The wait staff was kind and efficient, and the food was pretty good. However, we booked the restaurant in order to sit on the patio (supposedly one of the best patios in Santa Fe). The patio was closed for renovation, and there was no notification that the patio closed. We arrived a tad bit early, in plenty of time before our reservation to be informed that there was no patio seating, but it was not mentioned until we came back for our actual dinner reservation. It was a perfect evening for outside dining. If we had known beforehand, we could have gone someplace else.

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Lulu
Tucson
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was recommended by a friend. This was our first time In Santa Fe and was very pleased with the food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Customer Service & Good food! Everything was clean and food was well prepared! Definitely going again!

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JeffreyJ
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was delicious. Loved the ambiance and coziness of the restaurant. We were just looking forward to having a patio experience and it wasn’t open yet for the season.

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Flightpig
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice place. The food was good but the menu was very small. Fries did arrive lukewarm and because of their small size got cold before i got very far with my burger.

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JenniferS
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful. The food was delicious!! Great Brunch!!

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DavidC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and very relaxing atmosphere. Excellent choice while in Santa Fe.

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ReneneK
Boise
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Steak was good and tasty,but came with a few ok fries and nothing else. Plates had no visual appeal. Shrimp and pasta could also have had some type of vegetable tossed in. Ok service.

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vipDesert456
New Mexico
43 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy their brunch. Mushroom omelette best in town-huevos delish too.
And having Carlos as our waiter is always a given our service will be the BEST!

JB
vipJaniceB
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I LOVED this restaurant, the shops and the decor and staff of the hotel. The food was excellent! I had Eggs Benedict and my husband the Breakfast Burrito. Both were sooo good and our server was thoughtful, accommodating and attentive. We will definitely return!

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AuburnM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service I had a really nice dinner for my birthday. The food was delicious.

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OccasionalDiner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The salmon was moist and tasty, the risotto not too salty, and the fries excellent. Meat ordered medium was overcooked, and the burger bun was burnt. Service was pleasant but very inattentive and barely competent when present.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Luminaria. Good margaritas, food & gorgeous ambiance. The host was extremely kind & professional. Our waiter was a bit aloof & left us waiting a few times, but it was busy night. We will return when the patio is open.

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Denise
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service 👏
Beautiful anniversary.
Loved it

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APatronNoMore
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have been the world over and am quite the foodie, so have a lot of experience with service, food, ambience, and everything else that is the recipe for a pleasant night out for dinner, including patience to deal with unforeseen situations. This experience, from the moment we walked in the door to Luminaria Restaurant & "Patio", was a most regrettable one. Do NOT go here.
So much for making reservations! We walked in for a birthday dinner reservation made earlier in the week(2 people!), to what appeared on the site to be an elegant, beautiful outdoor experience with fine dining, only to be greeted by a host who gave away our reservation (we were exactly to the minute on time), and pretended that he didn't have it; when only after he called over the manager to "find" it saw that in fact it was there, explaining the table wasn't ready - also announcing that the outdoor seating I requested was no longer available because the patio was under construction that week.
This explanation after I called to confirm after making the reservation on OpenTable that week and restating that I wanted the patio, so we could avoid indoor seating during COVID. There was no mention of this in my call.
They then offered to appease us with a glass of champagne for our troubles in waiting. What we received were two HALF glasses of flat, warm, what I can only guess was, white wine that had been sitting on a counter throughout the evening.
After being seated we were given a menu that was not on the site, nor on the tablet out front of the restaurant. In place of the lamb chops we expected to have, we settled for a sub-par burger and caesar salad side that came with a raw and fatty "steak".
Due to the lack of characters on this site to continue, I will sum the rest up by saying: the service was anything but professional or hospitable, and the food was nearly in-edible.
Thank goodness my birthday guest found humor in it and chalked it up to "an experience". I did not.

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JohnF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We were sat and our waiter never came. Finally we flagged one waiter down down and he was upset that we called him. He rush into taking our order and was not very kind. Not the type of service you would expect at such a location. However, the food was very good.

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Bonnie
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great spot! Wonderful waitstaff and excellent greeter!
Food was very good.
Loud patron at table nearby was obnoxious !

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RickW
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very good food. Probably the best smoked chicken quesadilla that we’ve ever had. Wonderful, intimate atmosphere.

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FaranakT
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I happened to go early on a Sunday morning when there was only one table occupied but guests started to arrive. It is a great place to enjoy great food and be spoiled by their staff

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viprichardm
Denver
77 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos our waiter was very attentive and caring. The breakfast was yummy, loved the huervos rancheros and the mixed mushroom omelets was perfect. Love their cappuccino one of the best. Will be back again.

JB
JohnB
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Both days we ate there the food arrived cold and had to be sent back for warming. I think it say ready for at least 10 minutes and our waitress never picked it up, so, we had to wait 1/2 hour for our food. At the prices they charge the value was negative. The Manager used the lame excuse that they were understaffed because of COVID, but, only 2 tables were eating and they had two waitresses. I would never eat, or stay at the hotel again.

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vipDesert456
New Mexico
43 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday brunch.
We sat on the inside-room totally to ourselves.
Our eggs Benedict and omelette were perfectly cooked and seasoned. And Carlos was one of our servers-he is the BEST!
Thanks for a memorable birthday brunch.

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LauraS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Very romantic, great ambiance, church chimes in the distance, fabulous service and delicious food. Save room for their signature luminaria dessert. It’s well worth it. Prices are very reasonable for a higher end restaurant.

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vipBlue
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very friendly and responsive staff and the food was good, if a bit pricy. $25 for a burger and lemonade seemed to be a bit much.

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vipWineNDine
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ambience was wonderful great evening meal at 8 PM although we ate outside due to Covid law and it was a bit chilly

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vipontheriviera
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Patio! Wonderful service. Perfect for lunch or breakfast.

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JillY
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food lovely outdoor seating. Roaring fire on the patio. Attentive staff great service

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KarenL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, peaceful and warm with approximately placed heaters to enjoy delicious food!

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NinaA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Fabulous ambiance with overpriced so so food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good place.

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vipMrsO
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

My husband and I made reservations for brunch while in Santa Fe. The setting is lovely and very inviting. The hostess was a dream and congratulated us on our anniversary while we were seated. Our waitress was very disengaged the entire time. She didn’t put in a French toast order and when we asked the runner when food came—she was visibly frustrated and grunted under her mask. We were told it was not put in and she’s go to let them know. Our server VERY casually came by and said “ I see they didn’t bring your french toast out.” Strange. Husbands omelette was missing a side item which was not noticed at first and our server laughed and said she would get that.when French Toast was delivered I thought Presentation was too die for with fresh berries and caramelized bananas and a mascarpone! Then I took a bite to find the French toast came to table and was completely cold. Even the caramelized bananas. That’s when I gave in to lackluster experience here.

I understand things happen and everyone has a rough day. This was the only brunch we were able to have and was disappointed it fell flat after such high recommendation.

MB
MonicaB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The atmosphere was fantastic! It was romantic with nice lighting and and a fire. But the steak dinner wasn't great. The steak was way over cooked. The Luminaria desert was fantastic and the drinks were also really good.

FAQs

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

Luminaria Restaurant & Patio is rated 4.4 stars by 1541 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.