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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“elk tenderloin” (63 reviews)
“lobster” (48 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
132 W Water St, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2137
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Reviewed yesterday

Recently dined at Coyote Cafe in Santa Fe. The ambiance was great a mix of contemporary and Santa Fean decor. The restaurant was crowed but not too noisy we could speak in conversational tones. I ordered the elk and it was prepared to perfection. One...More

Thank Hnsurgeon
Reviewed 2 days ago

We would go here every night of our vacation to Santa Fe if possible. Amazing food, service, and especially enchanted by sitting at the counter where you can watch/interact with the chefs-- a magical experience!

Thank Travelathon
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived early and lucked out with two seats right in front of the burners where we could enjoy chatting with and watching Aldo and Roberto doing their magic! Aldo responded to my dietary restrictions with a wonderful meal: arugula salad with amazing marinated pear...More

Thank kalis43
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was the best dinner we had in Santa Fe while attending a conference. The food was inventive and the service was excellent. The wine list was expansive and they had some great choices (Seasmoke, Heitz Cellars, Kistler) that were fairly priced. After some disa

Thank Kristi J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon we found this terrific rooftop location for lunch. Seating is limited. There is a good vibe there. The drinks are good. We had fresh chips and salsa. We also had terrific pork tacos. The service was friendly.

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a visit to the balloon fiesta we spent a night in Santa Fe. Our friends who had just been here recommended the cafe so we decided to try it. We had reservations later but arrived early and due to a cancellation we were seated...More

Thank patrick d
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit after remodeling the place and a new menu. Service as always was top notch. My opinion is if food is outstanding but service is bad your overall experience is a bad one. The new cocktail menu was innovative and the...More

Thank Luis C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to stop in for lunch as we were walking by. The rooftop is nice, but crowded - tables are a little close together. Service was pleasant and attentive. The food was also pretty good. So many Mexican food places in Santa Fe, I think...More

Thank kathyl249
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our third visit and we are never disappointed. Elk tenderloin was delicious and cooked perfectly. The rack of lamb was excellent with two very good sauces. We had a great wine match with help from our wonderful server. We had the creme brûlée...More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal and margaritas. This is a happening place in down town Santa Fe. The restaurant is in the 2nd floor and bar/cantina on the top outside deck. Very popular place. Happy Hour was excellent! This place is not accessible.

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