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Coyote Cafe

132 West Water, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
+1 505-983-1615
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Ranked #64 of 462 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Price range: $22 - $40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ortiz Street
Description: Coyote Cafe continues to be Santa Fe's most famous and celebrated restaurant, acclaimed by critics and return visitors alike. We are celebrating our 28th year! Renowned Chef Eric Distefano blends his contemporary global style of cooking, with French Asian influences, with Coyote Cafe's known Southwestern Style. Must-have dishes include Mesquite-Grilled Maine Lobster Tails with Pappardelle and the legendary grilled 24 ounce "Cowboy Cut" Dry Aged Rib eye. Distefano brings along his signature dish, Peppery Elk Tenderloin, a definite favorite! Try the Pan-Seared Sea Bass, Nantucket Diver Scallop & Foie Gras, Hawaiian Blue Fin Tuna Sashimi and of course Green Chile "Mac 'n Cheese". An Award Winning Wine List is complemented by a full bar which includes unique signature cocktails such as the Senorita & The Gentleman's Vice - a smoke-infused Makers Mark Manhattan. During Summer Our Rooftop Cantina serves New Mexican specialties and cocktails in a casual outdoor setting
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English first
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

So our total experience was fine. Except at these prices it ought to be out of this world. There are so many great places in Santa Fe to eat at half this price so there's the complaint. Additionally this is very chic- enough so that I might have been in any big city. Why would you go to Santa Fe... More

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We've been to Coyote Cafe on three occasions during visits to Santa Fe. Every experience has been excellent. Our latest and best experience was during a busy time slot and we chose to sit at the Chef Counter. It was like watching a symphony of cooks, each playing his own culinary instrument, and then offering us a sampling of their... More

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Westlake Village, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

While visiting Santa Fe following the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque we visited the Coyote Cafe based on a friend's recommendation. We were a party of 4 that were looking for a fine dining experience with an atmosphere that was conducive to conversation. From the start, the staff at Coyote made us feel welcome. Chris, the GM, is a transplanted East... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

We had not dined at the Coyote Cafe for several years, but were very happy with our most recent experience. The only negative was our seating; the booth comfortably fit three, and I suppose I could have squeezed in as the fourth, but being left-handed, I try to be considerate of my companions. Therefore, my chair was in the aisle,... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This happening place is a must for foodies. I do not like marguaritas and the signature marquarita was amazing. The food and service were wonderful and worth every penny.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We ate at the Cantina for lunch and the next evening ate in the restaurant. Both were very good. The shrimp fajitas were great at the cantina and no one was disappointed with their meal at the restaurant. Ask for Carlos as your waiter if you have dinner at the restaurant. He is terrific.

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We experienced rooftop dining in this very southwestern restaurant. We were in the part of the restaurant called Rooftop Cantina. One of the artisans we met in the park recommended this restaurant and we were glad we listened! Presentation was very good and the service was friendly and accommodating. Everyone enjoyed their meal! Atmosphere was great! Try it!

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Interesting drinks with fairly standard food selections. We did not care for the avocado which was very soupy.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Shrimps to die for .Presentation and service excellent. Sitting outside on the roof it was a fantastic way to start our visit to Santa Fe

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

27 years after Mark Miller sold this restaurant, the chef/owner has perfected the menu, the service and the flaming decor. The grilled/BBQ'd lobster on a bed of the yummiest pasta ever IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

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