Luminaria Restaurant & Patio

4.4
1683 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
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sheilas
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are locals and always are looking for a quiet spot for conversation, quality meals at a fair price. These expectations are always met, in addition, the staff and service are top notch, always friendly and accommodating.

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maureenk
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Service was a bit slow. Food looked great but was not as hot as it should have been

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vipSarah
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I finally got the chance to try Chef Tony’s menu and it exceeded my expectations!! You cannot enjoy your meal without an order of the Green Chile Risotto Arancini. Oh my goodness it was amazing. What I was most excited for was the coffee rubbed steak that was one of the best I’ve ever had. The chocolate cake and fried ice cream were out of this world. Needless to say, I wish I would have brought a wheelbarrow because I was in the best food coma I’ve been in in a long time. Bravo!! I will be returning 💕💯 (service was attentive and professional. Very, very good waiter and support staff).

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vipSFeLind
New Mexico
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our ladies favorite lunch place because the service is always outstanding, food is always delicious, everything is always clean and fresh and welcoming - love dinners too and brunch!!

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DianeP
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this lovely restaurant in Santa Fe New Mexico. We were completely blown away. The food was excellent so delicious so fresh the wait staff was so attentive the ambience was beyond romantic and lovely. We were celebrating our 51st anniversary. The chef came out to talk with us and ask how we enjoyed our meal. I can’t think of one thing that we didn’t absolutely love. I would recommend this restaurant any time.

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vipFoodie
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this place on Open Table and went there for lunch during our visit to Santa Fe. It is located inside a luxury hotel so away from the main plaza but well worth a visit. The food was great and the servers were very attentive. The restaurant is lovely and has a great atmosphere. Great place if you want to avoid the crowds in the main plaza. Reasonably priced.

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for a four course prix fixe Thanksgiving meal. The pacing was fine and the dishes were delicious. Great holiday dinner.

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SteveE
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thanksgiving Dinner experience. Our server was great though noticed some other tables had delays.

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MatthewP
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Once we were sat it took almost 40 minutes before a waiter came and took our drink order. During the course of our two hours there we had little to no interaction with the staff. The food was enjoyable, but the service took away from the experience. Would not recommend patronizing this restaurant on a holiday.

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint is our reservation was at 2, and we didn’t get seated until 245p. It was a special occasion and they ran behind. Everyone was gracious, (free champagne while we waited) and handled it very well. The food was outstanding and serviced in a timely manner. Wonderful experience.

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KevinL
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Really poorly done Thanksgiving meal. I understand service issues, and clearly there were many brand new wait staff working, so that’s ok. The food was mediocre at best, with one plate nearly inedible. At these prices I would expect the food at least to be exceptional and it was not even good.

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vipWallisS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Disappointed that the restaurant seated us under someone else’s reservation and then missed crediting us as having shown. Logged us as no-shows. We spent more than average and tipped well for a brunch for two. Unacceptable!

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JASONF
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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Jmldenver
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our dinner was fantastic and the chef was able to accommodate our gluten free requests. Only downside is the service, while super friendly, was very slow. Our appetizers took about 45 minutes to reach us because there was a snafu in the kitchen, but we were not told this until one or two minutes before they arrived. This delayed our dinner and overall we were there for over two hours. We had a 7:30pm reservation and did not leave the restaurant until 9:45pm. This would have been fine for us if we had some sort of accommodation or timely explanation for the delay, and if we did not have travel plans early the next morning. Nevertheless, the food was great and the staff was kind, just not as attentive as we would have hoped.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food great, start service slow,

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vipCdallman
Oklahoma City
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant but a little hard to find. Food was great. Service was wonderful. I took a star away because the only female employee was the hostess. Yes, I talked to her.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, great wine, brunch was delicious! Will be returning when I visit Sante Fe

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vipferrishl
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had brunch for my birthday with my mom and BFF. Our waiter was attentive and the food was great.

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LauraM
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service from Carlos was wonderful, food was good. Menu is not extensive but the setting and service made up for it. Celebrating a birthday and it was just a real nice time.

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Jane
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We totally enjoyed our meal, we started off with the Caesar salad, my husband had the filet and I had the pork chop. Everything was cooked to perfection & seasoned beautifully. The salad was chilled and the dressing was very good. My husband said the pork chop was the best he has tasted and I agree. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious. I had the watermelon salad which was enhanced by delicious slivers of candied lemon. My husband had the Caesar salad and declared it very good. We both ordered the Cauliflower risotto and it was also excellent. The wine list is extensive but we stuck to the house margarita and a beer. Service was extremely good - helpful, friendly but not obtrusive.

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Nancy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not to be missed, The meal was perfect, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was just perfect as well.
I highly recommend it for a beautiful evening out.

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vippatrickc
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Four of us had lunch here during the first week in November. The burgers and fries were good, but the chicken panini left a lot to be desired. It consisted of a thick, chicken cutlet with a minimal amount of bacon and avocado. The result was a rather tasteless and tough sandwich. Even worse were the wilted greens in the accompanying side salad.
It's surprising that the management of this lovely restaurant in one of Santa Fe's prominent hotels would allow this to be served to their clients.

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vipSuzanne
New Mexico
61 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had breakfast on my birthday! The service by Carlos and the team was perfect and my goat cheese omelet delicious. I had a mimosa to celebrate my special day and The team brought me a mini chocolate cake and sung happy birthday to me! Thank you for making my morning memorable! NoTE: We’ve eaten here many times for breakfast, Lunch, and dinner and are never disappointed.

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JuliS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luminaria's reservation process was very easy and thorough. I appreciated all the reminders and confirmation.
We had a very nice private table for a business conversation.
I ordered the fish tacos and they were the best I've ever had!

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DebS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and the food was fantastic! I had the fish tacos and the slaw was delicious and fish was perfectly done. The wait staff were fast and friendly. Loved the ambiance, highly recommend!

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Steph
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was disappointing especially considering the price point. Service was standard. Nothing special or outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server Daniel was very accommodating and helpful in making selections.

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Nola
Tallahassee
19 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a good dinner. We loved the wine selection.

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MaggieW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the flatbread appetizer. The entre' had a little too much salt. We like the ambiance of the place but not the banquettes, so we asked for a table. Older people have more difficulty sliding into a banquette. We'd like to see an expanded menu or daily specials.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every dish was great. Burger Excellent. Cauliflower risotto superb.

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vipvirginia
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This beautiful restaurant was such a treat. The food was outstanding and the presentation was very original. Definitely worth coming back to.

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vipFloridaVisitors
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Caesar salad, petit filet (generous sides came with it) and the blackened scallops (modest sides but well paired and plenty) were very good but not exceptional. The Service was reasonably attentive but also not exceptional. We were surprised that the Caesar we shared was not split in the kitchen. The complimentary bread was just OK.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A definite must! We went for lunch and sat outside. It was so relaxing and the food was great! The service was outstanding as well. Highly recommend! We will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first time lunch experience for all three of us will definitely be coming back in fact trying dinner next week

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George
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good as was service. The new white color was a surprise.

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Joyce
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting on the patio at Luminaria beneath a leafy trellis on a gorgeous autumn day. The cheeseburger with avocado and candied chile bacon served with crisp, decadent french fries was delicious. Service was gracious and the setting was the perfect refuge from a busy day of sightseeing and shopping.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best pork chop I ever had.

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DanJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Went there for the green Chile cheeseburger as luminaria was a finalist in the green Chile burger smack down. Burger was nothing like the picture presented online. Burger was good cooked just right but where is the green Chile?? Frankly I’m Leary to try some of the other finalists. I’ll keep trying but so far nothing beats the mine shaft in Madrid. Buckhorn in San Antonio is great though.

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BellaW
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We asked the waiter if we could split an order and he said yes. The dinner came out on one plate and when I asked to “split” it another person handed me a plate. I asked the waiter to please divide it in the kitchen and he did. I had 3 shrimp on my plate and the other person had one (not exactly splitting). The shrimp were cold and flavorless. When we got our separate checks, the meal hadn’t been “split” and when I asked him to split it he acted so surprised, but he did.

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 1683 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.