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Amaya Restaurant

1501 Paseo de Peralta, Hotel Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501-3722
5059557805
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Ranked #52 of 466 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This hotel is a must see and a must visit..the dining area is charming romantic indoors and out newly renovated..a lovely place to gather and have dinner..BUT the quality of the salmon and chicken was extremely dry..we had to send it back..YET the Elk was delicious ..delicate and light… we will give it a second chance….live music often in the... More

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PaulMargetson, Owner at Amaya Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for writing to tripadvisor.com and we are glad you enjoyed our new Patio/Portal. We did just hire a new Sous Chef who will be joining us within the next month, so please do give us another chance! More

Midland, Texas
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My wife and I chose, again, to eat at Amaya during our third stay at the Hotel Santa Fe. This was our first time to dine in the new restaurant. The new restaurant is open and airy. We were greeted promptly and given the perfect table by the fountain. Weather was perfect so the west wall of doors was opened.... More

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PaulMargetson, Owner at Amaya Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so delighted to learn that you enjoyed (albeit a little rushed!) your dinner at our Amaya Restaurant and thank you for staying with us again. I hope you enjoyed the Opera! More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's always nice staying over night at this hotel and enjoying a wonderful creative menu at Amaya. Food is hot and and service is never intrusive.

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PaulMargetson, Owner at Amaya Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for staying with us again! More

State College
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were so happy that this was the restaurant at the Hotel Santa Fe. My family and I were staying here on a working vacation, and it was so nice to be able to start and end the day here . My family enjoyed lunch so much that we all had lunch here after checking out of the hotel .... More

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PaulMargetson, Owner at Amaya Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so delighted to know that you not only enjoyed the items on our menu, but also our new indoor/outdoor patio/portal! Many thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon! More

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a disappointment! Just as the review title says- tacky, noisy flute music, and overly salted "hotel grade" food! WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT. What makes is worse is that the arrogant staff & manager always have nasty comments & comebacks which only demonstrate that they are swimming in complete denial about their low standards. I advise you to spend less money... More

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PaulMargetson, Owner at Amaya Restaurant, responded to this review

You wrote to tripadvisor.com this past April that we should be “avoided at all costs” yet you show up again!! Just to post unkind and unwarranted remarks!! You seem to be so unhappy with most restaurants you visit as your tripadvisor.com history tracking suggests! Do us both a favor and please don’t come back!! I wish you well on your... More

Burlington, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My family of three had dinner there on a Tuesday evening. There were about six other tables with diners. The ambiance is lovely, that is true. The waitress we had was abysmal, I thought we were going to have to send a search party for a little while. My husband and I had the steak with habanero sauce, while our... More

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PaulMargetson, Owner at Amaya Restaurant, responded to this review

I am truly embarrassed to learn of the appalling service you received which is obviously unacceptable. Please do call Sophie, our Restaurant Manager, who I promise will make amends! Please accept my sincere apologies! More

Cambridge
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176 reviews 176 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Amaya restaurant is definitely one you should consider when visiting Santa Fe. It is in the Hotel Santa Fe which is owned by the Picuris tribe. The hotel is beautiful with amazing Indian art everywhere. They have a fantastic Indian flute player on the weekends. Their restaurant is lovely and you can essentially be outside summer or winter because... More

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PaulMargetson, Owner at Amaya Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so delighted to learn that you enjoyed the ambiance of our newly renovated portal/patio and also the food and service - and it will be a bit hotter next time!! I hope you will be back soon! More

Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

How lucky I felt when, while dining at Amaya, we were entertained by a group of native dancers. From what i understand, this restaurant, co-located with the Hotel Santa Fe, is entirely native owned. The ambiance here is relaxing and serene. We ate next to a teepee, surrounded by beautiful nature. The service was stellar, helpful, friendly, giving us more... More

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PaulMargetson, Owner at Amaya Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so delighted to learn that you really enjoyed our Amaya Restaurant which is indeed operated by the Hotel - majority owned by the People of Picuris Pueblo. Sorry about the ‘salty sauce” but please come back and dine with us again soon! kowaen mina so thuu puchi - Have a great day! More

Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We met Laurence at the bar, very attentive & professional, great Manhattan, he recommend the elk which my friend had and I enjoyed the penne pasta and shrimp. Both meals were excellent and the portions were just right. The patio area is beautiful and well protected from the weather. We had the pleasure of meeting Sophie, the restaurant manager. She... More

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PaulMargetson, Owner at Amaya Restaurant, responded to this review

We hope to see you again soon!? Many thanks for dining with us and your kind words have been passed on to both Sophie and Lawrence. kowaen mina so thuu puchi - Have a great day! More

Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

They offer some Native American cuisine that was just fabulous. Sophie the manager was a delight. We ejoyed talking to her and she suggested just delisious items from the menu.

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PaulMargetson, Owner at Amaya Restaurant, responded to this review

Please come back soon - Sophie awaits you!! More

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