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El Nido, Santa Fe, NM

El Nido

4.7
4.7
1730 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 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

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What 1,730 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Best Service

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Service

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Ambiance

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  1. SW

    StanW

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance. One of our favorite restaurants
  2. P

    Preston

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lamb was absolutely stunning 😍. We both are every single bite and enjoyed the entire meal from drinks to dessert.
  3. c

    carolynb

    New Mexico

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu is excellent, and the ambiance clearly showcases El Nido’s illustrious past, as well as its current popularity. The staff is very attentive, and makes us feel very welcome!
  4. AC

    ACUK2

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! We’ve been coming since it reopened. Always friendly and service and food excellent.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El Nido is hands down our favorite “go to” restaurant in Santa Fe. From start to finish, the food, personable service, and ambience is consistently top notch 👌🏻 We haven’t had anything on the menu we wouldn’t order again. Highly recommend! You won’t be disappointed.
  6. c

    csg505

    New Mexico

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and comfortable atmosphere. Wait staff was outstanding.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great experience! Food was delicious and service was friendly. What a gem.
  8. X

    Xtinadoodle

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Aside from some annoying gnats buzzing our faces, everything else was really great! I would absolutely go back to this place. Delicious food for sure. The roasted artichokes were beyond amazing.
  9. ED

    EllieD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. The outdoor patio was lovely. My friends and I can't wait to go back there again.
  10. MB

    MaryB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service! My only comment would be to ask before bringing bread to the table. It seems a waste & you are charged for it. This could have been a random mistake.
  11. CL

    CindyL

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Our second visit, not as great as the first just last week. This time we chose to sit inside vs. the patio. Ambience was nice but borderline loud compared to first visit on the patio. Host and wait staff were attentive, at first. Drink and dinner orders taken promptly. Enjoyed our drinks and bread appetizer but then noticed our food hadn't arrived 40 minutes after we had ordered. I was underwhelmed by the the poblano relleno. Pretty bland, minimal sauce, not fried like a traditional Chile relleno. Not worth $34, IMO. My husband's chicken dish was good, he said. We like the atmosphere and proximity to Santa Fe Opera so we will give it another try.
  12. GF

    GeorgeF

    New Mexico

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent, food, service, wine and a beautiful patio.
  13. w

    williamb

    New Mexico

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the trout and linguini with clams both delicious
  14. BW

    BethW

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absoltutley fantastic! Every single dish was over the top delicious!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent drinks, food, service and ambiance!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful space, many local artists’ works on display, the outdoor courtyard is covered and somewhat enclosed and the space heaters were a nice to have and did a good job. The food was delicious although the choices were limited, and the restaurant charges for the pre-meal bread, if you request it, which I’ve not encountered before. The service was very good, efficient, friendly, and smooth. Parking is limited during prime time but manageable if you’re ok with a short walk on a public street. This was not our first visit and won’t be our last, a very enjoyable experience.
  17. P

    Pennsy

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. Place was beautiful and great atmosphere. Ate at the bar. Both bartenders were incredible. Will definitely be back.
  18. CL

    CindyL

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful pre-concert dinner! Service was top notch, food was great and ambience was perfect. We will be back!
  19. RR

    RickR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've driven past El Nido a thousand times while adventuring near Santa Fe (Usually covered in dirt/mud), and usually figured we shouldn't wander in all dirty and stinky. We got tickets for a show at the Santa Fe Opera, and decided to do a date night before the show. We had a great experience at El Nido before an awesome show at the opera. The wait staff was AMAZING. Before the meal, my partner ordered a mezcal cocktail, and I picked out a beer from the menu. The cocktail was exquisite. Unfortunately, the beer I had chosen was not available (out of stock), but the waitress brought another beer that was of a similar style when she told me my choice was unavailable... Somehow she knew what my second choice would have been, so I didn't have to wait. I had the Filet&Empenada, and my partner had the special Halibut. Everything was cooked perfectly, and so so tasty. I have a demi-glace recipe that usually wows... but the demi-glace that El Nido served with my filet goes to show that I have a LOT to learn. Also, the desert Sorbet Trio was mind-bending for desert. Not too sweet, but really packed a flavor punch. We will be back. Soon.
  20. WS

    WesleyS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance. Service was outstanding. Food was amazing. Was a little pricey but will not deter me from coming back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both my wife and I had a lovely dining experience. Compliments to the talented chef and staff. Thank You!
  22. CJ

    CJSANTAFE

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anthony was thoughtful in catching our name on the reservation list and generously provided us with dessert. Food was delicious, ample portions. Enjoyable atmosphere. Thank you!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    You called an hour and a half before to tell us you needed to shift our time. This over a week after making this reservation we were told there was a party outside where we had made the reservation. No terrible errors but it wasn’t what we expected. We ended up eating inside.
  24. AM

    AnnM

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always always good. Love Janine. Atmosphere is lovely. Great art on the walls. Barked menu. Best Caesar salad.
  25. M

    5052495967M

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely spy in Tesuque, and at on patio which was lovely. Food is fresh and delicious, but takes some time to come out.
  26. GK

    GregK

    Boise

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Hostess is the absolute best!!! She always looks out for her guests and is so gracious.
  27. W

    Wendy

    New Mexico

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El Nido is our favorite spot, always good. Great atmosphere and excellent food and service.
  28. p

    pamp

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful atmosphere, service, and food.
  29. HM

    HeidiMahoney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, staff, and ambiance were terrific. I ate on the patio with friends, sharing plates and loving everything!
  30. NO

    NancyO

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    What a gorgeous place! The drive up to Tesuque sets one up as you drive through the beautiful small valley (take the scenic Bishop’s Lodge Road). The tables are roomy, gorgeous artwork abounds, wonderful table settings, and mostly great and totally friendly service (minus the bus person who kept taking dishes away before we were finished). The menu is promising and wine list wonderful. Unfortunately the meat was tough in 3 dishes, the linguine with clams bleh, and it was quite pricey. Still, perhaps a great investment in ambiance and just appetizers. Still worth the trip.
  31. RC

    RickC

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bison short rib and Lemonchello Chicken are terrific!
  32. M

    Meemzos

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu. Wonderful friendly service. Would go back in a heartbeat.
  33. DD

    DDTYL

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jeannine and Miguel were and are exceptional. What a great experience! Highly recommend El Nido.
  34. j

    jackdi

    New Mexico

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    After many pleasant meals here, we were disappointed this time. The rainbow trout had a lot of bones and the stuffing seemed to overwhelm the delicate fish. The menu seemed to have fewer inviting choices in spite of the the rather sharp increase in prices since our last visit.
  35. SK

    SonKneeBoy

    San Antonio

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktail menu. They seem to have almost everything you need for a good cocktail
  36. TW

    TomW

    Kansas City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El Nido is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe! We always enjoy the atmosphere, service and quality of the food and drink!
  37. t

    trow1

    New Mexico

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! The black cod on tomatillo sauce was incredible and several of our guests raved about the trout. You can’t beat El Nido if you want consistently high quality and varied dishes paired with great service and ambiance.;
  38. WS

    WilliamS

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great pizza!
  39. RW

    RickW

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice dinner and great service, enjoyed by our entire party of 6,,
  40. LS

    LisaSantaFe

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We found the entry into the restaurant a little messy and the hostess seemed haphazard. Once seated it took a little bit to have a server come by and take a drink order. The restaurant is very loud and not conducive to an intimate dinner. The many options were good, nice variety. All of our entrees were delicious. Thought the wine selection was exceedingly expensive could stand a little more variety in pricing as well as countries represented. Generally think the restaurant has had trouble getting started it still seems to be the issue.

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 1730 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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–8:30 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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