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Coyote Cafe

132 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2137 (Downtown)
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Ranked #69 of 456 restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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70% Recommend
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We reserved a table for the same evening , the margarita was very good with the right amount of tequila,my huband took a large piece of grilled meat that he shared with my son that was very good tender and cooked the way we requested , i had a bisque of homard , again this was a starter but the... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We had an amazing dinner. the service was outstanding. We had the griller lobster, foie gras appetizer, and the salmon/beef tartar appetizer. Recommend highly!!!

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McKinney, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We went to the Coyote Cafe because we were with a group of couples that had visited a jewelry store next door to the restaurant. The owner of the jewelry store, Joe, insisted we that we go, made reservations for us and came along! It was such a fun night! The food was absolutely fantastic. We had the tuna sashimi... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

So we were excited to go to the Coyote Cafe for a drink before dinner, and arrived at 5:25pm asking to sit on the patio. Here is how it went: US- Hi! can we shave a drink on the patio? Woman at the front desk- It's not open until next week. Us- Okay...can we have a drink in the bar?... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

The food and the service were outstanding. Christopher was wonderful. We are in Santa Fe for our anniversary celebration and he made us feel special with champagne and dessert. We started with squash blossoms and scallop with foie gras. The scallop was perfection! We then had halibut and pork osso buco. Also delicious! A terrific evening!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We have been cooking from the Coyote Cafe cookbook for years and love the non-traditional experimental Mexican cuisine. So we just had to eat here when in Santa Fe. We were not disappointed. We had read the hype and anticipated a somewhat commercial experience. We were wrong. The place is well appointed, high end but warm ambiance, and a great... More

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Clovis, New Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is our fourth visit to Coyote Cafe and we like to try new things and share when we can. We were two couples. One couple doubled up on appetizers and shared the Elk entree. We shared an appetizer and had our own entrees. I've had the Elk before and it's a winner in taste and quality. The shared entree... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My boyfriend took me here on valentines day, and it was pretty terrible. We ordered 2 wedge lettuce salads, and two entrees, no alcohol, just water to drink and the bill was $200.00. The portions were so small that I left hungry. Salad was good, but entree was just OK. The service sucked. I was embarrassed for my boyfriend.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Amazing meal & service! At first we were a little put off by the pretentious host. Yes we did arrive at the restaurant slightly underdressed(it was chilly out and our only handy warm attire were sweatshirts) once he sat us we proceeded to have a fabulous experience! Carlos, our waiter was outstanding! Dishes not to miss...lobster w/ pappardelle, Mac &... More

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Missouri City, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Quality restaurant just a few blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza. Restaurant upstairs, bar/meeting area downstairs. Excellent service, The rapid response of the staff when one of our group became ill was impressive. Very good mix of traditional and modern New Mexican food. Handled large group well.

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