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Coyote Cafe

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American, Southwestern, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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132 West Water, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Ortiz Street)
+1 505-983-1615
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11:30 - 09:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 09:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having read many of the reviews for Coyote Cafe my hopes were high going into our dinner. I must say that our meal at CC exceeded my expectations by a wide margin. A couple of memorable items from the meal: the elk was cooked perfectly and served with a sauce allowing for the flavor of the elk to standout, the... More 

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South Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best meal in Santa Fe, and that's saying a lot!! Loved the pork chop and sides. The foie gras appetizer was a splurge, but worth it.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are few places in Santa Fe as sophisticated as Coyote Cafe, the dining room. (Remember that there is also an attached, less formal, outdoor cantina in the summer, with a different menu.) The flaring grills, expansive architecture, and formal furnishings give a magical, urban feel to a grand, viga-ceilinged space. All the food is very good to excellent, though... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wife and I ate at this gem of a place. Very cozy and intimate. I had elk, she had sea bass. Meal was exceptional. Corn bread sticks were top notch. Couldn't eat dessert but they looked appealing.

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Dallas, Texas
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed an outstanding evening at the Coyote Cafe for her birthday weekend. The owner reserved us seats at the Chef's table for dinner. It was not only a wonderful meal but we were entertained by a group of top notch chefs for the entire meal. If you are going as a couple I suggest you ask... More 

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group dinner here and really enjoyed it. My husband had the pork chop and it was very tender. I had the mac and cheese with green chiles and loved it. Our table mates all enjoyed there entrees. Had the creme brûlée for dessert and it also was excellent. The waiters were all very nice and accommodating. Would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife came in Tuesday night for an anniversary dinner and sat at the bar. The food was phenomenal and our bartender Abraham was fantastic, very friendly and helpful. He did a great job taking care of us. The lobster tails and duck were delicious. Great experience all around and is highly recommended!

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Peru, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time here. The Elk tenderloin and Sea Bass was great. As usual the service was excellent. The atmosphere was very comfortable.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We asked about the music and were shown to the bar. As we were starving we ordered a variety of appetizers. Wow! they were small, but great. I think anything you order in this place would be good.. The service was awesome. This place is expensive, but worth the price for that special evening- and if it fits your budget.... More 

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Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We ate in the restaurant, not the rooftop café. Our meal was excellent. The Foie Gras appetizer was unctuous. My elk tenderloin was superb. Son's porkchop great, though slightly tough and dry, flavor was good. We sat next to a fireplace, cozy, great service. The rooftop café, open in summer, was fairly pedestrian when we last visited. Good wine. Comped... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 09:00
Monday
11:30 - 09:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 09:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 09:00
Thursday
11:30 - 09:00
Friday
11:30 - 09:00
Saturday
11:30 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 West Water, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501
    (Ortiz Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-983-1615
Description
Coyote Cafe continues to be Santa Fe's most famous and celebrated restaurant, acclaimed by critics and return visitors alike. We are celebrating our 29th year! Featuring a contemporary menu with global influence and a nod to the Southwest our must-have dishes include Mesquite-Grilled Maine Lobster Tails with Pappardelle and the signature Tellicharry Elk Tenderloin. Signature cocktails include the Senorita & Norteno Margaritas and the Gentleman's Vice - a smoke Knob Greek Manhattan. Our wine list features a global selection and rarities such as Sine Qua Non. During Summer Our Rooftop Cantina serves New Mexican specialties and cocktails in a casual outdoor setting. It is open for lunch & dinner daily. We also offer group dining options. Please contact us for more information.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?