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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%
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Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
132 W Water St, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2137
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Reviewed today

We had already eaten dinner, so I can't comment on the food. But, the drinks were good and the bartender offered them quickly. He also offered us a sample of what looked to be disgusting, but it wasn't. It was pineapple and vanilla soaking and...More

Thank JodifromJackson
Reviewed today via mobile

We are visiting Santa Fe with relatives celebrating our 50th wedding anniversaries together. We had a delicious meal at this restaurant. The duck leg is what I had with little homemade taco shells. The meat was fork tender and tasty. The waitstaff was excellent and...More

1  Thank Bentleybeagledog
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting from Tennessee, we were eager to locate a romantic dining spot😍🧡 Luckily, we found this treasure 🙌 Our waiter, Ben , was a Rockstar! He was so Very helpful & knowledgeable. The squash blossom appetizer was yummy & the sea bass simply delectable! We...More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This extremely poor excuse of a restraunt was very dirty, & disgusting. The owner must pay off the health inspectors, & you can tell. Multiple violations chips were on top of the trash, water pitcher was touched by unwashed dirty employees hands & refilled by...More

6  Thank danwatermann
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With 7:30 dinner reservations, we decided to have drinks at the rooftop cantina before our meal. It was crowded even at 6:30 so we were seated at the railing bar, overlooking the street. Service was fair. When we ordered a second round, our server brought...More

3  Thank Christine H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The service is outstanding. The food is amazing. Ask for a table by the window made for a memorable dinner. Cocktail are innovative as well as the food. I would avoid the pork skin appetizer. It’s impressive and jaw dropping but ours tasted a bit...More

2  Thank HowieEmbry
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great location - high on the rooftop on a hot summer day. The drinks were great - good size and potency - and the food was fun and yummy. The music can be loud in the evening, and that is on purpose....More

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate lunch on the rooftop and the food was fair. There are definitely better lunch stops in Santa Fe. I'm sure it's fun during happy hour perhaps? We tried the house turquoise margaritas and they were pretty bad. I will say however, that while...More

6  Thank CKP14
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like enjoying the sunset while overlooking dramatic Adobe architecture and a big open desert sky while sipping on a tasty cocktail and eating authentic Santa Fe style food, THIS IS IT! Truly happy a concierge we met at a bar happy hour mentioned...More

Thank JenniferVaughn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had dinner there on Saturday evening. While busy and crowded, the service was on point and top notch. There were so many good selections on the menu it was hard to chose. Every dish was an amazing combination of flavor, texture and...More

1  Thank JRJ259
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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