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Coyote Cafe and Cantina

$$$$Mexican, ,
132 W Water St, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2137
+1 505-983-1615
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“elk tenderloin” (59 reviews)
“lobster” (44 reviews)
“caesar salad” (54 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
132 W Water St, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2137
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our food was excellent we got last night. Elk, beef tenderloin, and lobster. All were wonderful. Squash blossoms for an appetizer and we all got dessert which was great as well. Try the banana cream pie dessert. It is great!

1  Thank Courtnan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife, daughter and I dined during the evening of March 13. The decor has been upgraded, and the room was full but relatively quiet. Our waitress, Christina, set the tone for the evening by greeting us warmly and making sure we were served bread...More

1  Thank Brant B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Apparently decor recently done up. It's great. I went to the main restaurant rather than the causal and apparently very good roof terrace. Restaurant was excellent. Food terrific (had cauliflower soup, and lobster as entrée) and service was outstanding.

2  Thank Malcolm G
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's rare that the service outshines the food, but Kristin and Adrian were an excellent team. I can't say enough about their professionalism and attention to detail. Kristin recommended a Santa Barbara County chard (Santa Lucia?), which we loved, plus our friend felt his classic...More

2  Thank LindaAZ2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to the coyote cantina for dinner on a Friday night. The atmosphere was great! We were seated right away on their patio (little chilly for March, but great views). Their general manager helped us out right away. He was great! Very friendly and resourceful....More

2  Thank cnielsen14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant has been re-opened after an amazing remodel. First let me say it is beautiful. The food fantastic. The service was the best! Our server Nate was very attentive. I can’t say enough about how wonderful our experience was. I hope you will try and...More

1  Thank Christy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner and what a surprise! The food was wonderful and the service was even better! Our waiter, Paris made it a fabulous dining experience. We will come back.

2  Thank emteapoz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a more casual dinner than the Cafe, so we went up to the Cantina on the roof, which is enclosed. Fish tacos were outstanding!

2  Thank bettylaz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made the mistake of looking at the wrong menu outside. There’s a cantina and the Cafe. Prices for entrees at the Cantina are in the $20’s and $40’s in the Cafe. The Cafe was the only one open - I had a wonderful vegetarian...More

1  Thank PassportTherapy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd heard about this restaurant and was looking forward to trying it out. Our niece was visiting from D.C. and she was hungry for Mexican/New Mexican food, so we took her to Coyote Cafe. We sat in the cantina which was crowded on a Sunday...More

6  Thank vickyzzzz
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 AM
11:30 AM - 9:00 AM
11:30 AM - 9:00 AM
11:30 AM - 9:00 AM
11:30 AM - 9:00 AM
11:30 AM - 9:00 AM
11:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 W Water St, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2137
    (Ortiz Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-983-1615
  • E-mail
Coyote Cafe continues to be Santa Fe's most famous and celebrated restaurant, acclaimed by critics and return visitors alike. We are celebrating our 31th year of business in the Land of Enchantment! The Cafe features a contemporary menu with global influence and a nod to the Southwest and the Cantina serves up New Mexican favorites.
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