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Coyote Cafe

€€€€American, ,
132 W Water St, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-983-1615
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“elk tenderloin” (54 reviews)
“lobster” (44 reviews)
“caesar salad” (50 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
132 W Water St, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first time being disappointed after having dined at Coyote Cafe several times before. It was my husband's choice for his birthday dinner. He ordered lobster tails and was quite pleased with his meal. I ordered sea bass, and it was so rubbery...More

2  Thank Penngal_11
Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff recognized our anniversary right off the bat which was nice and gave us champagne to start. The food was excellent, especially the lobster tails and pasta my wife enjoyed. The service was very friendly and spot on. The hostess even gave us some...More

1  Thank Tom G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great take on New Mexican and Mexican food. Very tasty and flavoursome. Waiter was great and prompt.

1  Thank aussietravelbum
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was referred to us as great food and interetesting atmosphere! Both were true. Sat upstairs on the rooftop with warm heaters and right by the Kiva. The food was exceptional -- th waitstaff could slightly be more attentive...but we got what we needed. Suggest...More

Thank max12342016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere of the restaurant was great except for tables being a little too close together for my taste. The service was excellent and the food was top notch. I had the elk and it may well have been the best I have ever had....More

2  Thank Jeff J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The decor is really fun - colourful and energetic. Service was friendly. Food was pretty average - I had a green chili burger at lunchtime and thought it was just ok.

7  Thank Julie N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the bet menu's we've come across in a long time. High-end food incorporating New Mexican ingredients and preparations. The tomahawk pork chop is out of this world! Steak tartare and ceasar salad were interesting preparations and delicious. Also try the green...More

4  Thank Suzy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so disappointed. This restaurant has gone downhill pretty fast. It used to be a favorite but very mediocre food this time around and probably will not go back. The good chefs are gone. It used to be such a special place but sadly...More

10  Thank Mary Jane A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our meal was outstanding ! Our server went above and beyond to help us pair wines with our dinners and dessert !

3  Thank jeanette510
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to eat at this restaurant. At the recommendation of Carlos (Food Tours) we sat at the chef’s bar and observed the creativity of an open kitchen. Our waiter, Paris, took great care of us throughout the evening. We began with cocktails from their...More

4  Thank Karen B
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Tim B
6 August 2017|
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Response from JAN B | Reviewed this property |
There is an elevator but the rooftop is VERY crowded and I would not recommend if you use a walker or wheelchair.
5 May 2017|
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Response from m2happy | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call the restaurant directly. I loved it but don't have the info you're watching. Enjoy!
28 April 2017|
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Response from Taos_NewMexicoBeth | Reviewed this property |
People tend to be more casually dressed in Santa Fe than in other cities, but "dressy" wouldn't be out of place, either.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$40
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 W Water St, 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
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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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