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Coyote Cafe

) #16 of 410 Restaurants in Santa Fe $$$$ American, ,
132 W Water St, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-983-1615
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster” (37 reviews)
“caesar salad” (44 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 yesterday via mobile

Celebrated birthday and anniversary with relatives. We all love the Coyote Cafe. It is a beautiful, open kitchen restaurant. Two of us had sea bass, one had the bone in pork chop, and one had the elk. All the dishes we're wonderful. The Caesar salad...More

Thank Ron N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For appetizers we had the Chile relleno which were WONDERFUL, fried squash blossoms with cheese and lobster.....it was as good as it sounds, scallops, a very large portion and delicious. The only thing that was not entirely devoured was the Caesar Salad. Did not care...More

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I ended up booking our dinner reservation at Coyote Cafe using Open Table after the concierge at our resort (see my review of La Posada) provided no help in acquiring a dinner reservation for us. He said most places would be booked for the evening...More

1  Thank hummummer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was by easily one of the top 3 steaks I have ever had and I would definitely recommend the green chili mac and cheese. Overall a very amazing experience for me and my family

1  Thank rhj_gg
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant has been well known for many years. But in the past it was more popular for the bar and for getting drinks and bar food. Now they have a very upscale and delicious menu. Try the smoked duck, it is wonderful. The inside...More

1  Thank jjc34
Reviewed 6 days ago

Found the rooftop cantina while exploring the downtown Santa Fe area. We arrived at early lunch so it was not busy. It is always disappointing to wait 10 minutes for a server to approach the table especially when they are bunched up near the bar...More

4  Thank CondosOnTheBeach
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have never been to Coyote Cafe, I highly reccomend sitting at the Chef's Bar, watching Eduardo and his crew do their magic on Elk Tenderloin, Lobster Tails, Sea Bass, Rack of Lamb and my personal favorite Filet Mignon and Green Chili Mac &...More

2  Thank Suzy O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Coyote Cafe never fails. Which is what you want when paying top prices. We always sit at the cooks station, and watch the artistry of the chefs cooking a putting the plates together. Each dish looks better than the next and the food tastes...More

2  Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the supposed highlights of the Margarita Trail is the iconic Coyote Cafe and its rooftop cantina. What a huge disappointment and as a matter of fact, of all the restaurants we patronized and all of the margaritas we drank, this was by far...More

3  Thank Deb S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The upstairs rooftop bar/restaurant area is colorful & fun. A great place for a margarita. And the tamales were the best I've ever had. I'd definitely go back. It's not fine dining upstairs, but the food & margaritas were exceptional.

2  Thank Clay C
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Tim B
7 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, 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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