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Coyote Cafe and Cantina

$$$$Mexican, ,
132 W Water Street, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-983-1615
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
132 W Water Street, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Casual, yummy drinks & food. Nachos delicious, but huge, so share. Even the salad (under small plates) was huge! So share that too. Think it could have fed 3 adults well. House margarita was bright blue & yummy. Friends had the jalapeño poppers, super spicy,...More

1  Thank inca_me
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked out before we even fully sat down. At the cantina for lunch. Full...and someone’s bright idea to put way too many tables in a very small space. A 2 top squeezed in between a multitude of tables and 4 top were available. Noticing that...More

2  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our 4-day trip to Santa Fe, we ate and relaxed in the Coyote Cantina on 3 different occasions--which says a lot about how much we enjoyed their food, drinks and service. The Cantina was one of the best places we found in Santa Fe...More

1  Thank August209Boulder
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two parts to this place, the upscale cafe, and the upstairs cantina. We opted for the more casual and fun cantina which, even in winter with the roll-up doors closed, is a fun experience. Service was prompt and friendly and the food simple...More

1  Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend from home whom had just visited SF. We were able to make a reservation via OpenTable and were seated promptly upon our arrival. Our waiter, Ben, made all of the difference during our visit. He knew the...More

5  Thank Al S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was welcoming but upscale. The most impressive though was the service. Our waiter was one of the best we've ever had! We will go back there.

5  Thank lars m
Reviewed 18 January 2018

I was in Santa Fe this past summer, and we ate at Coyote Cafe. We were seated quickly, and it was not too crowded. We ordered soon after we sat down and enjoyed the view of Santa Fe. We received our food quickly and it...More

7  Thank annewskipworth
Reviewed 11 January 2018

So we found the rooftop cantina on yelp while looking for something good but not fancy for dinner our last night in Santa Fe. At first, we were a bit confused when we arrived at the Coyote Cafe, which was really nice and beautifully laid...More

5  Thank kevinvTX88
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We came up from Albuquerque today and booked a table on Open Table. Came to restaurant and they are closed for the month of January. Also, at the Coyote Lounge upstairs the bartender said they don’t take reservations. Open Table needs to get this fixed....More

9  Thank Jwhite653
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Treat yourself and visit Coyote Cafe. It appears the fine dining restaurant is closed this month for updates etc, but when my husband and I visited this establishment before Christmas, we were so very pleased!!! We live part time in Santa Fe and have dined...More

5  Thank Teesapp
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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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 Street, 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
  • 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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