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Coyote Cafe

132 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2137 (Downtown)
505-983-1615
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Ranked #85 of 463 restaurants in Santa Fe
Price range: $22 - $40
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Ortiz Street
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We ate inside one night--great service, deep wine list, very gourmet and pricey menu. Things like elk steak and duck breast. Outside for lunch the next day in the cantina: spicy southwestern favorites like nachos and fish tacos (both delicious), beautiful weather, comfortable, casual fun atmosphere.

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I cannot comment on the food, as my wife and I left before ordering. By way of background, we believe that wine does not have to be overpriced to be worth drinking. We studied the wine list and found that it had no price balance--that is, the prices varied from expensive to horribly expensive, indicating to us that they were... More

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Lafayette, Colorado, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I resisted this trendy restaurant, because, well, it was trendy. I like new, out of the way places, but coyote cafe did not disappoint, and you really MUST sit at the bar prior to dinner because the drinks menu is deeee-lightful and innovative. My two girlfriends and me could not stop laughing at and sharing sips of our concoctions! The... More

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Granbury, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The waiter could have been more friendly at these prices and the bread and butter could have tasted better. However the steaks were very good but also very expensive ($42 each with no salad, $10 sides).

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great menu, with modern Mexican specialties. I dined there two times - had the fish tacos the first night, and the beef tacos with horseradish cole slaw the second. Both were outstanding.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great location, salsa trio was amazing, and the outdoor patio space was fantastic. We got the tacos - plenty to share and delicious! Would definitely go back here.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
271 reviews 271 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
386 helpful votes 386 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went with my wife for my birthday, and wanted to be feted, but left underwhelmed and disappointed. It is pricey with a single glass of wine being in the mid teens. Expected table cloths! Bread was dry cornbread that seemed stale and was served with both tasteless butter and olive oil. Much touted shrimp and some kind of pancakes was... More

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Farmington, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We ate at the fine dining area of the restaurant. I had a good experience and it happened to fall on my birthday. The food and service was good, but wasn't phenomenal. The atmosphere was something I had mixed feelings about, we were sat in an area and felt a little cramped. We also felt as if we were sat... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The roof cafe was recommended to me by my cousin. What a disappointment! Had much better Mexican food a few days before in Clayton, NM off of Si Señor Taco wagon. The food at Coyote Cafe was mediocre , at best. Had to pay for thick yucky chips and 3 kinds of so-so salsa. Did not eat them all, which... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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86 reviews 86 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I've eaten in the restaurant and only recall the size of the bill but the Rooftop Cantina is exceptional. The Mexican-American menu (tacos, fajitas, etc) is varied and generous. The food is well-prepared and attractively presented. $4 beer and $5 tres salsas could kick off a great date night. We shared fajitas and a Caesar salad and all three of... More

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