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Coyote Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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
11:30 - 09:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 09:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's been awhile since we've been to Coyote Cafe. Restaurant Week gave us the occasion. Everything was perfect from the elegant decor and eating arrangements, to the service and the food! Oh, the food - one of the best meals I've had in a restaurant. The Futomaki caesar salad, crisp lettuce dusted with parmesan cheese rolled in a crisp shell... More 

2 Thank Me C
Taos, New Mexico
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80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The elegant setting, attentive service, and most importantly fantastic food made our first dinner here unforgettable. We came during Restaurant Week and had the prix fixe menu, so we were able to sample delicious appetizers, entrées, and desserts for a reasonable price. The burrata appetizer and the banana creme pie were out of this world, (and our main courses--branzino and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Coyote Café is a really great restaurant. Heads up, you probably need a reservation, but it is worth it. I had the elk and my wife had their filet. Both cooked just as ordered and were wonderful! They also have a very nice wine list with a good mix of prices. Our service was beyond excellent. In a group of... More 

3 Thank TxBrian
Atlanta, Georgia
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150 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

5 Thank Ramblingagain
South Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

3 Thank Susan8
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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239 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

3 Thank VN F
Houston, Texas, United States
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

4 Thank Paul H
Dallas, Texas
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

3 Thank Dallastraveler49
Palos Verdes Estates, California
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197 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks 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 

3 Thank cliffview12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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!

2 Thank Matt M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$40
American, Southwestern, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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 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
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?