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El Nido, Santa Fe, NM

El Nido

4.7
4.7
1576 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian

SIMPLE INGREDIENTS. HONEST COOKING. UNPARALLELED AMBIANCE. At El Nido we present exceptional ingredients from sources we know and trust. Our menu follows classic cooking with intelligent innovation. Wood-fired pizza, steaks and seafood cooked on the Argentine grill along with homemade pastas are the basis for our food. Our seasonal craft cocktails and Sommelier procured wine list compliment our diverse selections.
With many options we are sure you will find amazing ambiance in this historic building. You can enjoy the relaxed vibe of the Zozobra Bar or dine al fresco on our beautiful covered patio during the temperate Santa Fe summers. In the colder months you can keep warm and enjoy one of three fireplaces in our dining rooms. Something for everyone. We hope to see you soon, come relax and enjoy the best hospitality and ambiance in Tesuque!

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Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 954-1272

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Sigi

  • Catering

    Able to accommodate most off site catering venues. Please inquire for details. (505) 954- 1272

  • Private party facilities

    We have multiple areas to host your special occasion or event. From cocktail receptions, to business meetings and weddings. Private rooms available. Call for details (505) 954-1272

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Parking details

    Parking at rear of restaurant in private lot or along the street if full.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

For the Table

  • Fried Chickpeas$10.00

    serrano & fresno peppers, lemon rind, za'atar aioli

    • Bread Basket$10.00

      a selection of artisanal bread, whipped butter

      • Oysters

        raw on the half shell with mignonette or baked with green chile + bread crumbs

        • 1/2 Dzn$24.00
        • Dzn$42.00

      In the Beginning

      • Braised Pork Belly$19.00

        parsnip puree, parsnip chips, apple cider reduction

        • Scampi All Aglio Piccante$20.00

          shrimp, chorizo, spicy garlic broth garlic toasted crostinis

          • Stuffed Artichokes$18.00

            baked with spinach, mushrooms & pecorino, gorgonzola cream sauce

            • Chicory Caesar$14.00

              romaine heart, grilled radicchio, garlic croutons, white anchovy, parmesan crisp

              • Roasted Beet Salad$16.00

                mixed greens, shaved fennel, chevre, almonds, citrus honey vinaigrette

                • Black Mussels

                  thai green curry, hearts of palm, cilantro

                  • 1/2$17.00

                Pizza & Pasta

                • Prosciutto & Fig Pizza$25.00

                  gorgonzola, mozzarella, pine nuts, balsamic reduction, extra virgin olive oil

                  • Pesto Pizza$21.00

                    fresh mozzarella, artichokes, chevre, pine nuts, arugula

                    • The Italian Pizza$26.00

                      pomodoro, Italian sausage, spanish chorizo, salami, ham, mozzarella, red onions, charred bell peppers

                      • Cacio e Pepe$20.00

                        bucatinni, cracked black pepper, parmesan, pecorino

                        • Linguini and Clams$28.00

                          chorizo, saffron brodo oregano, crostini

                          House Specials

                          • Wood Oven Roasted Whole Rainbow Trout$32.00

                            olives, fennel, orange, sauteed spinach, pipian verde

                            • Bison Osso Bucco$42.00

                              creamy goat cheese polenta, roasted root vegetables, braising jus

                              • New York Strip$53.00

                                potato and parsnip gratin, herbed baby carrots, shitake demi-glace

                                • Scottish Salmon$40.00

                                  herbed gnocchi, braised fennel, chipotle beurre blanc

                                  • Poblano Relleno$31.00

                                    quinoa, potato, shitake, spinach, queso fresco, huitlacoche sauce

                                    • Filet & Empanada$51.00

                                      beef tenderloin, spinach, mushroom & pecorino-stuffed empanada, broccolini, bearnaise, red wine demi-glace

                                      • Hamburger$21.00

                                        brioche bun, fries, tomato aioli, onion green chile, lettuce, aged gouda

                                        • Rotisserie Half Chicken$32.00

                                          toasted barley, braising greens, mole almendrado

                                          Last updated: May 4, 2022

                                          What 1,576 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                          4.7
                                          4.7 based on recent ratings
                                          • 4.6Food
                                          • 4.7Service
                                          • 4.8Ambience
                                          • 4.4Value

                                          NoiseModerate

                                          Loved For

                                          • New Mexico

                                            Neighborhood Gem

                                          • Santa Fe / Mountains

                                            Good for Groups

                                          • Santa Fe / Mountains

                                            Neighborhood Gem

                                          • Santa Fe / Mountains

                                            Romantic

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                                          1. MG

                                            MirandaG

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food, dessert and cocktails were amazing! 10/10 would recommend. I can’t wait to go back!

                                          2. J

                                            Janet

                                            Dallas

                                            169 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            169 reviews

                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            We really like this place. Always a good meal. The people are very nice too!

                                          3. RS

                                            RussellS

                                            New York Area

                                            3 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on May 16, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            Beef w/ Empanada was good, not great. Pizza w/ Prosciutto and Figs was excellent. Lovely service and ambience.

                                          4. F

                                            Foodlover

                                            New Mexico

                                            9 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Amazing dinner. Went early sat on the Patio, everything we ate was incredible. Delicious Espresso Martini. Miguel took such great care of us, took plenty of photos of the birthday girl, they came out great. We will be back

                                          5. CR

                                            ClaireR

                                            New Mexico

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We love eating at El Nido, such a beautiful restaurant and the food never disappoints!

                                          6. JB

                                            JeanB

                                            Chicago

                                            9 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Delicious food, served with warmth and grace.

                                          7. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Cleveland

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful brunch on the beautiful patio.

                                          8. LG

                                            LynnG

                                            New Orleans

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Great. They should just be happy with a good review and forget making you write more

                                          9. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            So glad open for Mother's day brunch. My mother made the experience exceptional because of the history of the joint. The special menu was on point. After decades of returning to "El Nido" nice to see a rejuvenation.

                                          10. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New Mexico

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Lovely setting, great Mother’s Day brunch. Only wish they were open for weekend lunches as well

                                          11. JD

                                            JimD

                                            New Mexico

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Mothers Day

                                          12. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New Mexico

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Service was amazing and food very good.

                                          13. MW

                                            MichaelW

                                            Atlanta

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                            Service was great, but the prime rib was well done and was ordered med rare. Our server took care of it right away and the prime was excellent.

                                          14. R

                                            Robert

                                            New Mexico

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Superb. Don’t miss this great restaurant

                                          15. D

                                            Debra

                                            New Mexico

                                            25 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            25 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was very pleasant. Service was good. All in all, I was very happy to spend Mother’s Day there!!

                                          16. JK

                                            JulieK

                                            Denver

                                            3 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall4food3service5ambience5

                                            Great ambiance, service and drinks. The food was fine, but I don't feel like it was worth the price.

                                          17. CB

                                            ChrisB

                                            New Mexico

                                            3 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                            Always dependable, good food and great service. Ask for Miguel as your server.

                                          18. B

                                            Britt

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Outstanding food, beverages and wine, service, atmosphere and flamenco!!!

                                          19. LS

                                            LauraS

                                            New York Area

                                            6 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful evening with my Mom, the flamenco show was amazing and great service, our waiter was wonderful! Gracias! Bonita

                                          20. s

                                            sherylg

                                            Fayetteville

                                            8 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Always out standing, Jeannine, is always so friendly and accommodating. Max outstanding with wine selection. Carlos and Miquel are the best waiter, and are so professional. Nancy is always welcoming, and making sure our service is spot on. I miss Jose, and I forgot his cokes once again. Having Aperol on hand is the most important, feature of every meal for me, and Jeannine makes it available!!!

                                          21. TW

                                            TinaW

                                            New Mexico

                                            33 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            33 reviews

                                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            We had a terrific bday dinner- particularly since it was wine Wednesday! Food and service were both terrific!

                                          22. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent food and service from start to finish. Can’t wait to go back

                                          23. r

                                            randy1

                                            Denver

                                            21 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            21 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Great dining experience , great service , good drinks just a nice place to eat beautiful drive we’re happy each time we leave !

                                          24. F

                                            Fiveover

                                            Los Angeles

                                            10 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The music,service,food and ambiance were all excellent. We can’t wait to return.

                                          25. TD

                                            TammyD

                                            Las Vegas

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 25, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The artichoke appetizer was heavenly. Service was great, food was great. Would definitely return!

                                          26. T

                                            Tony

                                            New Mexico

                                            54 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            54 reviews

                                            Dined on April 25, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            As always, Jeanine and her team did an amazing job! The food, service and energy is just amazing at this restaurant. The team here works together seamlessly and the experience you receive is outstanding! We were celebrating a special occasion (birthday) and the team made sure to acknowledge and make the birthday recipient feels special. I wish there was a way to give it more stars as they deserve it.

                                          27. SL

                                            SLea

                                            New Mexico

                                            4 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                            overall3food3service2ambience4

                                            We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation, and the restaurant was half empty. The manager first tried to seat us at a tiny two top in a claustrophobic corner by the entryway. We asked for another table since we could see four other empty two tops right in front of us. They made us stand there for another 10 minutes while the manager figured out where to put us. Once seated, she berated me for being 'upset'--I hadn't raised my voice or made a scene--I had just asked what the problem was. The food was good, and the server was ok once she got started, but we waited more than 10 minutes to even be acknowledged at the table. Then, our appetizer arrived before our drinks. Overall, though the food was good, the overall experience was not. We used to love this restaurant. Not so much anymore.

                                          28. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New Mexico

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Sat at the bar and had an amazing time. Well crafted cocktails and food was very delicious. Great service by the bartenders and the overall energy was very lively. A must try is the scampi dish. Great flavor and good spice. Can’t wait to return.

                                          29. KK

                                            KenK

                                            Los Angeles

                                            4 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We loved Miguel and Bryson and had an amazing choice of wine from the sommelier that paired perfectly with the yummy paella. The service was impeccable. HIGHLY recommend the fried chickpeas. The only complaint was that we ordered the bread specifically because it was cheddar, green chile bread and then got regular bread. We asked for the one on the menu and were told that they didn't have it due to supply chain issues. Completely understood but would have been nice if we were told that when ordering, as we would have selected another choice. 5 stars and will go back next time in town.

                                          30. E

                                            Esweets

                                            New Mexico

                                            48 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            48 reviews

                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Outstanding food and service with reasonable prices. In the bar area it is a little loud. Overall, we highly recommend El Nido.

                                          31. R

                                            Richie

                                            New Mexico

                                            4 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on April 21, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We love this place. Consistently great. Baked oysters are a great appetizer. I had the trout the other day... was well prepared. The El Nido Marguerita is especially good with chill salt on the glass rim. Enjoy!

                                          32. MW

                                            MarkW

                                            Dallas

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 20, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            A quiet place with good food and attentive service. The ambience was excellent. We will definitely be back!

                                          33. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New Mexico

                                            5 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fantastic Easter brunch. Many options and wonderful patio seating. Would definitely recommend. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great cocktails.

                                          34. F

                                            Foodlover

                                            New Mexico

                                            10 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Had an amazing meal. There service was incredible from the host, assistants, server, and manager. Not to mention cocktails were incredible. Thank you for a wonderful experience. The only thing I found off putting was the suggested tip at the bottom of the check, in this type of establishment I found unnecessary.

                                          35. t

                                            thesilverpalate

                                            New Mexico

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Iconic restaurant with lots of ambience and good food.

                                          36. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Dallas

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Anniversary/easter brunch! My husband had the shrimp and grits and I had the Veil Scallopini. 10/10

                                          37. AG

                                            AmandaG

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful shrimp and grits! Everything we tried was excellent and beautifully prepared and served. Ambiance very Santa Fe.

                                          38. LB

                                            LawrenceB

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                            Chose El Nido for my wife's birthday. Overall fantastic. Waiter at times spent too much time at another table, but it could've been the result of the patrons themselves. We have 2 young teens, and they loved asparagus appetizer. We had to order a second one. We'll go back. I was a little surprised my wife wasn't offered a desert in honor of her birthday, although it was acknowledged by the staff. Minor detail, but one that seems to be the standard as someone who has, in the past, been involved in fine dining. I can't remember her name, but the busser was super engaging and informative. Kudos.

                                          39. G

                                            Gumby

                                            New Mexico

                                            14 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            14 reviews

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall3food5service3ambience5

                                            The food was delicious as always. However, we looked at the itemized bill this morning, and they charged $5 to add 2 splashes of cranberry juice to his vodka. They also charged $10 for a basket of ok bread. My husband and I shared a pizza, and shared a salad. We each had one drink. The bill was OVER $100! Update: after I wrote this review, the manager reached out to apologize for the cranberry juice mistake and offered us drinks on the house the next time we come in.

                                          40. AC

                                            AnitaC

                                            Chicago

                                            3 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                                            Mediocre at best. Average food. Servers lacked knowledge of menu items. Bread basket quite amusing for ten bucks. Not worth drive, if you want Tesuque vibe check out TVM or if want quality Try Sky Fire at Bishops Lodge

                                          FAQs

                                          You can order delivery directly from El Nido using the Order Online button. El Nido also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 954-1272.

                                          El Nido is rated 4.7 stars by 1576 OpenTable diners.

                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                          Booked 15 times today
                                          Google Map for El Nido

                                          1577 Bishop's Lodge Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87506

                                          Additional information

                                          • Neighborhood

                                            Santa Fe

                                          • Hours of operation

                                            Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Contemporary Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Elegant

                                          • Dress code

                                            Smart Casual

                                          • Parking details

                                            Parking at rear of restaurant in private lot or along the street if full.

                                          • Payment options

                                            AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Executive chef

                                            Chef Sigi

                                          • Additional

                                            Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                          • Phone number

                                            (505) 954-1272

                                          • Catering

                                            Able to accommodate most off site catering venues. Please inquire for details. (505) 954- 1272

                                          • Private party facilities

                                            We have multiple areas to host your special occasion or event. From cocktail receptions, to business meetings and weddings. Private rooms available. Call for details (505) 954-1272

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