Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe

4.4
85 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Fresh seasonal ingredients and local Pueblo and Northern New Mexican culinary traditions make Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe one of downtown Santa Fe’s favorite restaurants. Our chefs source the best possible ingredients and blend them together to create contemporary menus with nods to the region’s rich Native American history. Amaya’s casual, inviting atmosphere encourages guests to linger on the restaurant’s glass-enclosed patio, which opens to outdoor gardens during warmer months,Nightly Native Dinner Specials.

For the ultimate dining experience, we invite you to enjoy a private dinner in our traditional teepee. Available seasonally (Memorial Day - Labor Day) for two or four guests, this family-style dining is an adventurous and fun experience laid out with traditional blankets, decor and native cuisine.
For Teepee dining an Additional Teepee Charge of $50 will added to bill.

Please contact restaurant for Private Teepee Dining or for additional information at dine@hotelsantafe.com
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Southwest, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am- 10:30am
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(505) 955-7805
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Walter Dominguez
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant for more information.
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Private party contact
Sophie Palm: (505) 955-7805
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Catering
Hotel Santa Fe, can cater your event from intimate parties to large gatherings.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cerillos
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Parking details
80 parking space
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Entertainment
Ronald Roybal performs Native American Flute and Classical Guitar at Hotel Santa Fe, on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Special events & promotions
Cocktail party
B-day reunion
Teepee dinner
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 85 People Are Saying
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Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed dinner experience and chose this restaurant for dinner in anticipation of the Indian flute and classical guitar. All a treat!

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MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Elk and steak. We very much enjoyed the food.

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m
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My "Elk" special was great! About 6 ounces of tenderloin; $35. My wife's Venison was quite good, but only about 3 ounces; $32. Seemed like a lot for a little.
I would recommend the restaurant but only after inquiring about serving size when ordering. (the Venison was more of an appetizer with a lot of vegetables)

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J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great after a long day of travel. We ate there twice!

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere and food and drinks and service. Highly recommended!

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MD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We came here for drinks and dinner. The service was horrible - we were one of the only couples in the restaurant but had to ask multiple times for drinks, water, for our food to be ordered, etc. Drinks and food ended up being tasty but the service was not good.

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LB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lamb chops were spectacular. Lovely ambiance, great food and great service.

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S
New Mexico
25 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service outstanding. Sitting on the patio in the cool afternoon was a great find.

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ZV
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Amaya! My girlfriend ordered the salmon and I ordered the bison; both very good!

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Boise
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Anniversary

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Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the best elk dinner ever. It was outstanding. Others at our table also had a memorable dinner. We like the Hotel Santa Fe but I had no memory of such a special hotel restaurant.

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G
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We actually stayed at this hotel and were delighted to eat here three nights out of six including cancelling two advance reservations because this was pleasant enough, with enough variety, and really good food so we decided to eat here instead!

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MM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time dining at Amaya Restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised by the seating area. It's indoor but surrounded by huge glass windows. One side opens up completely, so you feel like you are outside. There is also a TeePee experience that we will definitely try next! Staff was excellent and super friendly. The lambs chops were delicious.

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DR
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Relatively limited selection of entrees. Server unable to identify dishes. Had to ask numerous times for condiments. Waited so long for desserts we had to cancel in order to leave for a concert. We had had pleasant dining experiences in prior visits, so we wanted our guests to enjoy as well. That was not the case. It’s not likely we’ll return to Amaya when we’re next in Santa Fe.

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RD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lamp chops were excellent. Duck was just OK. Very nice covered alfresco dining.

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M
New Mexico
34 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We attended the buffet luncheon before a Garden Tour. Such a great idea for this occasion!

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SS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Horrible service!! Slow, but worse. The server brought dessert menus never asked a thing. Just set them in front of us. We HADN’T EATTEN DINER YET. Food very slow and when it arrived, was so over cooked it was not edible, the sauce was soldered to the plate. It clearly sat at the pass out for a long time. Manager was humble and addressed the issue. But don’t waste your time. There are many wonderful places to eat in Santa Fe!! Try somewhere else!

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TK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for dinner. The live flute and guitar music really made the evening

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MV
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looking for an authentic musical experience in Santa Fe? Make sure to book for dinner and the house concert with Ronald Roybal on Friday or Saturday nights in Hotel Santa Fe. Ronald is a master of both the Flamenco Guitar and Native American Flute. His two hour concert (7-9) is a feast of music which enhances the experience of great food, good wine and beautiful southwest ambiance. Since first encountering Ronald's music at his Hotel Santa Fe house concert 11 years ago I have made a point of taking friends and business colleagues to dinner there each time I return to Santa Fe from Australia. It never disappoints.

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SS
New Mexico
30 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very reasonable pricing for tasty food with plenty of options. We were pleasantly surprised by a Native American Dance performance on the lawn near our table. We will return for elegant casual dining.

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RB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegantly presented food, lovely ambiance , and tasty! Expensive but worth it as an occasional treat !

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MB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't usually do reviews but this restaurant is a perfect spot for meeting old friends and enjoying the beauty of Santa Fe summers. The food was just right, the noise level perfect for conversation, the wait staff excellent and they deserve a great review.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal and great staff who were very accommodating. Chef was wonderful and accommodated 3 pint size appetites

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SM
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice variety on the menu. We all had a great time in a very lovely setting.

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SP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable dining experience! Food, service and ambience were all great. Strawberry spinach salad was especially good.

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B
New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always good food and service. Full bar is nice. Access to outdoors pleasant.

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VB
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very clean and cozy atmosphere. My waitress was attentive to my needs. A little expensive but food was very good. Beautiful presentation.

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C
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the lamb chops from the "medium " plate part of the menu...which was the perfect amount of food for me being a light eater. But even more than that, the lamb chops were absolutely delicious! I was almost surprised how much I enjoyed them. Service was friendly and punctual. And the ambience was nice.

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p
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent find. Went to dinner because we wanted to hear the musician and returned for breakfast the next morning.

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SM
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Nice place. Enjoyed food.

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OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Maria and the team are superb. They are definitely an overdeliver team and worth the visit ten times over.

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GN
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. The lamb chops were excellent my wife enjoyed a light salad.

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d
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recently, my wife and I dined at Amaya in the Hotel Santa Fe. Four nights in a row, we tasted our way through Chef Walter Dominguez' seasonal menu: smoked venison, seared duck breast, sea bass and verlasso salmon. Entrees were glazed or sauced to perfection with Southwest veggies. Desserts to die for. Service from the maitre'd Lawrence and our server Sheena was outstanding.

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YB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and delicious meal!

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a
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amaya has a Native American influence to the cuisine. The menu includes medium size plates --between appetizer size and a full course dinner--which make a nice light meal. The lamb chops were delicious. A friend had soup and salad which she enjoyed. The corn muffins were good and were replenished by the server. The server was very accommodating to our group.

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M
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Great food but the service was very poor. Though we were comp'd for the delayed drinks and dessert, didn't much care for the significant delay in getting our drinks and missed appetizer. There was confusion all around us with other guests as well!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made our reservation and started to walk to the restaurant. Our GPS sent us the wrong way. We called the restaurant for directions and they offered to send a car to pick us up. Outstanding! The food was great as well! We definitely recommend Amaya!

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B
New Mexico
56 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We had dinner here recently during Santa Fe Restaurant week. I don't know that we would have chosen it had it not been on the list of participating restaurants. The bar is cozy with a big fireplace. This must be a good business convention hotel because it was packed with people with name tags on. The restaurant has nice decor, but it doesn't feel very intimate. The dining room is large and open, but does look out on a nice patio with a teepee!
Our experience was good. The service was good and friendly. The posole stew was just like home cooking. I had a stuffed poblano and it was good, but not great. Kind of dry. The chicken enchilada my husband had was good, but not outstanding. Overall it was well prices and the food was good but not outstanding. Don't know if we will go back, but enjoyed our meal.

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C
Las Vegas
67 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lawrence and Beth and overall experience was lovely

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F
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated near a crackling fire, the restaurant atmosphere could not be more perfect!

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