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Coyote Cafe, Santa Fe, NM

Coyote Cafe

4.8
4.8
5713 Reviews
$30 and under
Southwest British
Coyote Cafe & Cantina continues to be Santa Fe's most famous and celebrated restaurant & rooftop bar. Coyote Cafe continues to be Santa Fe's most iconic restaurant, celebrating our 30th year!

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southwest British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 983-1615

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    COYOTE CAFE , ROOFTOP CANTINA & COYOTE DEN are the perfect places to host your private event! Various menu and bar packages are available.

  • Private party contact

    Elisa Garcia: (505) 983-1615

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Cross street

    Galisteo & Don Gaspar, corner of Ortiz

  • Parking details

    There are public lots available one block east (at Shelby street, past the restaurant)) and one block west (between Sandoval and Galisteo Streets) of Coyote Cafe on West Water Street (before the restaurant - often requires you to enter on San Francisco Street, parallel to to Water Street).<br /><br />Meters are free after 6 p.m.<br />

  • Public transit

    Santa Fe busses make periodic stops nearby. Most hotels run shuttles - check with your concierge.

  • Entertainment

    None currently

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • VALENTINES DAY

    $100.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Coyote Cafe is proud to offer one of the most romantic Valentines Day dinners in the city. We will be offering a special pre fixed Menu for you and your loved ones. You will pick from a selection of appetizers, Entrees and Deserts. In addition to our signature items Chef Dakota Weiss will be offering special menu selections. Once you book through open table the experience for Food, tax and Gratuity will be taken care of. The only bill you will be presented at dinner will be for any beverages you choose to enjoy. We ask that you respect the experience is for 90 minutes for two guests and 120 minutes for three guests or more. Reservations are final, we hope you choose to enjoy a romantic evening with us.

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What 5,713 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Mexico

    Best Overall

  • New Mexico

    Best Food

  • New Mexico

    Best Service

  • New Mexico

    Innovative

  • New Mexico

    Hot spot

  • New Mexico

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Overall

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Food

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Service

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Value

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Innovative

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Hot spot

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

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  1. SR

    ShreseR

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our time and the food is good.
  2. T

    Theresa

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service- outstanding food and great atmosphere. Loved it!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience. What a great way to spend the evening. Always look forward to a wonderful experience at the Coyote Cafe.
  4. MR

    MinneapolisRandy

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Kirstin was our amazing server and between her hospitality and that of her boss Francisco, we were spoiled all evening including bring some things we hadn’t even ordered. Coyote Cafe is always wonderful but in this occasion they hit it out of the park!!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great meal, great experience!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner and service was beyond amazing!! Loved it and will be back again.
  7. TH

    TheHarringtons

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    [Ordering for carry-out is difficult and took too much effort. The order took a long time in preparation requiring having to wait overlong.] We received a call from the manager apologizing for the delay and taking our suggestion to make carry-out ordering easier and clearer. Since the summer of 1993 We have enjoyed fine dining and wonderful service at Coyote and appreciate the quick response to our review and look forward to more excellent evenings and dinners. Coyote is one of the finest restaurants - anywhere; and we have dined in many of them around the world.
  8. d

    denised

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Dinner….food was phenomenal and our server Nate was incredible!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As my friend said mid-meal, "So THIS is why everyone talks about Coyote Cafe. Everything is so delicious!" We started with the world-class Venison Carpaccio -- and having hem & hawed about also adding the green chile bacon Mac & Cheese but hesitantly deciding to skip it, they surprised us by treating us to a free side of it anyway so we could get some delicious nibbles in! Overjoyed! Everything was fantastic & I really think Francisco the GM is the 'standard setter' for GMs across Santa Fe. No one else sets such an elevated tone for a perfect night out.
  10. j

    jarmo

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed dinner at the counter. Service was terrific-Jay is a delight. Fun Caesar salad, perfectly prepared elk and apple tart. All delicious. I love eating out on my own and the counter is ideal. I wish more places had that option.
  11. EF

    EdF0408

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  12. K

    Kathy

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely experience dining here! Our server Carlos had terrific recommendations, from the beginning bubbles to the wine pairing with our meal choices. Food was excellent, the short ribs literally fell off the bone. Highly recommended when you go to Santa Fe. Definitely make a reservation.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dishes were fantastic, the cocktails were perfect and creative, and the staff are great. Had a really fun night!
  14. H

    Hickmeister

    New Mexico

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not visited our friends at Coyote in awhile, and we were not disappointed for our return! We were greeted by an attractive, friendly hostess and promptly seated. The drinks were generous, the food was delicious, and the entire staff was very attentive throughout the meal - we felt like celebrities! Francisco and the crew have everything dialed in tight. We look forward to returning soon.
  15. 1

    1supreme

    Denver

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Great cocktails!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was phenomenal.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were late to seat us, but we were able to sit at the bar until it was ready. The food was very delicious and the service was wonderful. Everything was great! The staff was attentive and very friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, very attentive, never had to wait for anything or ask for anything. Food was splendid and nourishing. Will be back for sure.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous. Service was excellent. The food was excellent. Wonderful taste treat.
  20. CG

    ChristiG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was amazing from Hostess to busboy!! AMAZING! Made my Birthday very special!! Will definitely be back!
  21. SH

    StacyH

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always and forever - Coyote Cafe never disappoints. The food is inventive, generous, and delicious. Service is better than any I’ve ever had. Love love love!
  22. HW

    HarryW

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular food. Delicious and artful. Knowledgable severs. Attentive staff. NOT a middle of the road meat & potatoes restaurant. Go to DINE not just eat.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply put, this is one of the best restaurants experiences you can have. I’ve eaten there serval times on trips to Santa Fe and have never been anything but impressed. Each dish is not only a work of art, but they are also unique and brilliant combinations of flavors you are not likely to find anywhere else. The atmosphere is laid back but upscale, the service is great, and I think you already know how I feel about the food. Definitely worth checking out!
  24. KT

    KallyT

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, ambiance , drinks and the gal who made our dinner sweet … Thank you for ALL of it . Sat at the counter. Fun and delicious
  25. SG

    SarahG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coyote Cafe is a perfect place for a special meal: wonderful food, service, and ambiance. You will be well taken care of here!
  26. CJ

    CathyJ

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service and the meal had such complex flavors. Highly recommend it.
  27. DT

    DonitaT

    Coastal Georgia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining experience was superb. Our server was knowledgeable, attentive and very friendly. The food was exceptional …a very creative menu but not too “foo foo”. We had the fried burrata and white bean bisque as first course, then elk tenderloin and crispy branzini for our main. The portions were ample and delicious. Our server recommended an excellent wine choice which we thoroughly enjoyed. We would also recommend the Gentlemen’s Vice Manhattan as a cocktail…very creative and sexy presentation. Exceeded all expectations! It’s not cheap but an excellent value for the quality and quantity of food “, service and ambiance
  28. JH

    JHguy

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    We finally booked a table to this place that has been on our list to try. The service was great from the host, server and all the rest working the floor. Special kudos to Abraham the bartender. He definitely knows his craft cocktails. I recommend the Manhattan. The menu selection for the main entrees was lacking. I see the many of the same four or five selections at other restaurants around Santa Fe: braised beef spare rib ; elk medallions/tenderloin; lamb chops; and diver sea scallops. This wouldn’t be such a bad thing if there was some innovation in the preparation of these dishes. Basically, the tend to be pretty close to the same as the next restaurant. That said, I have to say the starters had a lot of great things to try. We had the prawns which were very good. But two prawns for a starter at $22? Unfortunately, the main entrees and the side of mac and cheese were too salty. This coming from someone who tends to use more salt in my cooking than most. I’d recommend this place for drinks and a appetizers but that’s it. There are a lot of great restaurants in Santa Fe and you don’t need to spend a small fortune. Or at least if you do, you are getting what you pay for just not here.
  29. A

    Antonio

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always such a wonderful meal at Coyote Cafe! From the moment you walk, You feel taken care of. Thank you to Francisco and David and Alexander for taking care of us. Always a special place to celebrate!
  30. GA

    GAnne

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant! The elk and the short ribs and the branzino fish were all excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the wine selection and had a marvelous conversation manner We really enjoyed the entire dining experience. Thank you Coyote!
  31. MT

    MTay

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We started with the citrus & squash appetizer, which looked great and was pretty tasty, except that the bitterness of the grapefruit somewhat overpowered the dish. For my entrée I had the elk tenderloin, which would have been great if it were hot, but it was served lukewarm. My spouse's short ribs were served hot, so there must have been a timing issue in the kitchen. We ended with the banana creme pie, which was absolutely delicious. This would have been a 5 star dinner if not for the temperature issue with my dish, but I still recommend it. The ambiance is very nice, and the service was excellent.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, superb food. Highly recommend!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food exceptional. Amazing experience.
  34. P

    Pathfinder

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We sat at the chef's bar for dinner. It was fun watching the creations coming out of the kitchen, everything beautifully plated. The food is out of this world. Highly recommend Rolled Caesar Salad, Crispy Branzino, Maine Lobster Tails. The I Love Chocolate (something like that) dessert is beyond belief. Everything. beyond good.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The waiter brought me the wrong order but it was replaced very quickly.
  36. EO

    EOSp

    New Mexico

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every good restaurant in town serves elk tenderloin. This is the best.
  37. AR

    AlexR

    New Mexico

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hamachi & venison carpaccio are fav apps!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful.
  39. N

    Nancypsy

    New Mexico

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The four of us live in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area but this was a first time visit. It was my friend’s 70th birthday and we were welcomed with complimentary sparkling wine (Gruet) to start the meal with a toast. Andy was our primary server and he did an excellent job answering all our questions about the menu. We asked his advice on wine and he kept our glasses filled, very attentive service. The restaurant has an extensive wine list. Three of us ordered appetizers which were unique and very good. Our 4th person even received a small slice of fired burretta so he didn’t feel left out. The entree prices were a bit steep and the sides heavy on the pasta for a Southwestern/New Mexican but overall it was an enjoyable meal. We were heading to a concert nearby and Andy made sure we left on time. Lovely venue and we will return. One of the few nice restaurants in town open on Monday evening.
  40. TE

    TERRA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We sat at the "Chef Table!" The chefs were friendly and happy to share information on every dish! Delightful experience!

FAQs

Coyote Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 5713 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Coyote Cafe

132 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Galisteo & Don Gaspar, corner of Ortiz

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southwest British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There are public lots available one block east (at Shelby street, past the restaurant)) and one block west (between Sandoval and Galisteo Streets) of Coyote Cafe on West Water Street (before the restaurant - often requires you to enter on San Francisco Street, parallel to to Water Street).<br /><br />Meters are free after 6 p.m.<br />

  • Public transit

    Santa Fe busses make periodic stops nearby. Most hotels run shuttles - check with your concierge.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    None currently

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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