About Luminaria Restaurant & Patio

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.

211 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Southwest, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Saturday: 7:00am-11:00am Sunday Brunch: 7:00am-2:00pm Lunch Daily: 11:30am-2:00pm Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Alameda

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 984-7915

Website:
http://www.hotelloretto.com/eat-drink/luminaria-restaurant-patio

Entertainment:
Live entertainment Friday and Saturday in the Living Room Bar. During Summer months, live entertainment on the Restaurant Patio.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking

Executive Chef:
Anthony Smith

Private Party Facilities:
The intimate Hopi Room and the outdoor Restaurant Patio are available for groups, ideal for special celebrations. For Larger Groups, we offer a number of special event spaces through our banquet department.

Private Party Contact:
Francisco Fabara: (505) 984-7931

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Luminaria is the perfect location to host your Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner. We will work with you to customize a memorable dining experience - one that will both inspire and impress your guests.

Luminaria Restaurant & Patio Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.2

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4.4

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88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Good for a Date (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
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Romantic (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Cozy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Scenic View (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Spicy (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was good. Traveled to Santa Fe and stayed at the hotel in which the restaurant was.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The staff was excellent and food even better! Great flavor and wonderful options! Highly recommend!

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Beautiful ambiance and unique, tasty menu. My chicken mole had just the right amount of chile spice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Lovely, cool afternoon in the fall leaves. Service was excellent, food was great.

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 16, 2017

My husband and I were in Santa Fe for a long weekend. It was our first time to N.M. Luminaria was listed in local restaurant guides and on Yelp. We went on a Sunday evening and only two other couples were eating there. We were seated next to the fireplace, which was kept burning well the entire time we were there. Service was excellent. Our server recommended drinks and food options. The dinner was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was excellent. Server great! Chef was warm and friendly as he came out to cook a birthday dinner for his daughter. Very nice evening. Only negative comment I have is the person who greeted displayed his boredom and yawned in our faces,, disinterested, didn't want to seat us at the table we saw and asked for as he said didn't want to get it set up. Every other employee seemed to be vested in giving the patrons the best experience and were friendly and kind.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I was very satisfied with my choice to dine here with my family on a busy Friday night. My husband and mother had steaks - my husband the ribeye special, my mother the filet. Both enjoyed the meat cuts and desired temperatures. However, both would have preferred if the sides had not been served under the hot meat as it made potatoes and veggies wet and rubbery. I had the eggplant rollitini over mushroom ravioli, and couldn’t finish the plate, but it was very good and only lacked a little salt for my taste. The sauce on the ravioli was very unique. My sister had a crab cake from the appetizer menu, and the table shared grilled asparagus and truffle frites. Dessert was a hit with a flourless chocolate cake and a crepe brûlée to share. I found it odd that the furniture was wicker with cushions for an indoor restaurant, and there wasn’t really a way to comfortable sit in the very large chairs.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

After a disastrous experience a year ago (inedible food, complete lack of service, very dirty dining area,) we had written off this place. Visiting Santa Fe again this year, we stopped by to see if the extensive cobwebs had been dusted from the chandeliers over the outdoor tables, and were urged to revisit the restaurant by one of the managers. Five of us went for dinner the next night. The new chef has improved the food significantly. A lovely seared tuna amuse bouche was served. Two of us had eggplant rollatini which was very good, and the remaining three each had Scottish salmon, also nicely done. Desserts, a flourless chocolate cake, crème brûlée, and a tres leches cake, were also good. The place was very clean. Service, unfortunately, is still subpar and amateurish. When the waitstaff is properly trained we will be able to recommend the restaurant without reservation.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We were celebrating an anniversary, and wanted to splurge a bit. Scottish salmon was to-die-for, and the Caesar salad was amazing. Service was a bit slow, which was surprising, as the restaurant was not overly crowded. Probably the fault of the kitchen, not our server.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The staff had rose petals on our table upon arrival! We were celebrating my daughter and son-in-law's recent marriage. The food was phenomenal and the strawberry jalapeño margarita is a must-have! The service is SUPER-EXCELLENT and very attentive! This is definitely the place to go if you are celebrating a special occasion. I'll return time and time again! Thank you so much!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Went here on a date with my honey. This was a fun, unique restuarant. A flash back in time for a true prohibition speakeasy experience. Don't forget your password-sent to you via email and don't be the cops! Be ready to experience fine dining and cool jazzy music from the lips of lovely singer while you enjoy your food made from local ingredients.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

LUMINARY IS A GREAT RESTAURANT!! We live in Albuquerque but went to Santa Fe for our 47th anniversary and wanted somewhere special for dinner. We found it here, when the wonderful waitress learned it was our anniversary she spread rose pedals on our table and gave us free champagne . She recommended the tortilla soup and it was perfect. My wife had the Salmon and I had the filet with a blue corn enchilada and both meals could not have been better! Friendly people, great food and drink, who could ask for more? I don't know of any where in Albuquerque that there is such a great chef as the one that cooked our meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was really good. The wait staff was outstanding.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent food, ok service. Best to eat outside on the patio, if weather permits. The ambiance inside is just ok. The food was incredible, but service was lacking. We sat for at least 5-10 minutes before anyone attempted to greet us at our table. It was not very busy either. The waiter was nice and very knowledgeable, but at times we had to wait for extended periods. The check took forever to get. They surely are not trying to rush you. Overall, I would recommend. The "steak and enchiladas" filet mignon was out of site, as well as the grilled caesar salad.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Amazing food, excellent service

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great location and atmosphere, but horrible service. After being seated and having our order taken, the waiting began. About 30 minutes after our drinks arrived, we had to flag down a server and ask for a coffee refill which finally came 5 minutes later. Approx. 45 minutes after we ordered, we tracked down the manager to complain. We were informed that the kitchen had prepared our meal (blueberry pancakes) incorrectly twice and that is what caused the delay. The food turned out to be pretty good but nothing great. If the service hadn't been some of the worst I've experienced in a long time, I would recommend. Then again, what's a restaurant with horrible service.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The hostess was very accommodating even though we were extremely early for our reservation. Our server was top notch, funny and helpful maneuvering the menu. What a special night dining out- my family loved the ambiance and delicious dinner!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 15, 2017

My favorite place to meet with my gal pals for lunch . We once took my parents, both in wheelchairs and had easy access and plenty of room to seat them both. It's a terrific place to enjoy the singing birds, the gentle breezes and the church bells chime. The menu items are generally easily split able, 2 entrees for 3 gals is just right. Deserts are good and again, very easy to share, the staff is lovely and attentive without hovering. For the 1st time ever our lunch choices were a bit "ho hum" the fish tacos were good but the BLT seemed a bit dry, I just ate the lovely tomatoes and nice thick cut bacon with out the toasted bread. This is such a wonderful place to meet that the food is the least of my concerns, good but not great on this visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Sitting outside was just beautiful. The bus/staff was very nice. The waiter was a bit of a snob and not very engaging. He was the only negative of the evening.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We visited Santa Fe for a few days in early September. For our last evening we chose Luminaria for dinner and could not have been more pleased. The patio is a gem with beautiful overhanging trees and decor, providing just enough of an outdoor experience to enjoy a late summer night, but not be too exposed to foot and vehicle traffic. The food was outstanding and put a creative spin on some of the traditional regional recipes. Staff were exceptional and provided just the right amount of attention.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Luminaria ia an excellent restaurant in Santa Fe. The outdoor patio in nice weather is outstanding. The only problem has been that it's been almost impossible to make a reservation on Opentable. Keep getting error message "no space available within 2.5 hours of requested time", but when call restaurant space is always available in the requested time period.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had an excellent dining experience at this restaurant two years ago, so when we decided to visit Santa Fe, we wanted to come back. I'm very glad we did, excellent dishes from appetizers to main dishes. The Chilean sea bass was prepared perfectly, my husband had lamb chops and our friends had the scallops. We were all pleased. Our server was Juan and he was fantastic, friendly, and efficient. We will definitely comeback. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent food. Very slow service. Took along time to get our food.

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 (Naples)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Good food, good atmosphere, good service, reasonable prices. Enjoyable experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 22, 2017

One of the best restaurants for gluten-free: safe for 3 years and counting after celiac diagnosis. They are always accommodating regarding substituting items to make things gluten-free. We always enjoy the patio.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The best staek i had in Santa Fe. Great food and atmosphere. Would gladly go back anytime

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Wonderful food. Had steak and enchiladas combo. Wow! Also the creme brûlée trio.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Seriously Undercooked both steak and lamb orders. Slow unattentive service. Interesting menu and pleasant outdoor dining. Perfect martini.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The hostess was not courteous when we requested a potential table change prior to seating. The waiter was too busy and although pleasant, just could not keep up with all his tables. Food came out for 5/6 of us and there was a ten to fifteen minute wait for the sixth plate. A pretty location but I doubt we will be back.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This is one of the nicest restaurants for patio dining in Santa Fe. The evening we were there, we were celebrating our anniversary and asked particularly not to be in the sun and were accommodated on this request with no problem. The patio has a casual elegance with comfortable seating and plenty of room.

Our server was delightful. She made sure there was no misstep in our dinner service.
The food was perfect in every way. The first courses came out at just the right time and were exactly as described and delicious. (Tomato artichoke soup and the roasted Caesar salad ).

Primary course was ordered and delivered also at the perfect time, meaning we never felt rushed nor did we feel ignored. The meet temperatures were perfect. (Ribeye medium, lamb medium rare). The polenta was sensational with the lamb.

All in all a great evening. We dine here each year when we come to Santa Fe and plan to continue our visits to this restaurant in the years to come. We recommend it to all in search of a good meal in a wonderful setting.

Thank you to the staff !!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Typical hotel food... nothing special.
Service was poor because it took the kitchen 1 1/2 to bring entree to table.and appetizer was 45 minutes. Can't say I would return.
Patio area was nice and weather very pleasant !

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Never disappoints. Added benefit: valet service exceptional -- knew how to handle our Tesla & graciously plugged it in to their charger while we dined. We return often with guests

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Incredible food! The sear on the Scallops and Salmon were outstanding! The blue cornbread mini muffins that came in the bread basket were amazing.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Luminaria is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. Dining on the patio is always a delightful experience. My companions had the steak and enchilada dish and raved about it. I tried the special which was paella and was pleased with my selection.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Melissa was not friendly as a waiter. She did not want to be present. So sad. We came a long way for that experience

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 17, 2017

What an adventure. Our first time and we shouldn't have waited so long. An exciting find for a Hotel restaurant. Very creative menu and well proportioned servings. Everything was hot, beautifully presented, and well seasoned. Highly recommended for special occasions. You'll feel pampered and delightfully full!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Beautiful and excellent tasting food! Lovely setting also. Thanks!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Magic dinner of scallops and steak. Really great food, location and service.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 4, 2017

I had explained when I booked reservation that it was a special occasion & the staff said they would take care of everything, but they did nothing special at all. I hated the table in the sun....& they couldn't move us! Guests of hotel got special attention!

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on April 18, 2017

We requested to sit on the patio because it is such a nice venue. We were the only diners there and I had to go inside to request someone to wait on us.

Except for that glitch, the service was impeccable and the food was very good. I will be going back for more!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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