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Amaya Restaurant

1501 Paseo de Peralta, Hotel Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501-3722
5059557805
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Ranked #28 of 464 restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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

Chicago
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were in town for a short weekend and decided to try the private tee pee dining at the Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda & Spa. It was super fun and not too hot in the tee pee. You order off the menu from the Amaya which was good. Highlights of our menu were the Elk and the watermelon gazpacho which... More

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PaulMargetson, Owner at Amaya Restaurant, responded to this review

So delighted you enjoyed your Tepee dinner. Thank you for joining us! More

North Richland Hills, TX
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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Enjoyed a nice, new indoor/outdoor dining area. Service and food both excellent. The staff is very attentive and helpful with suggestions for food and local shops and sightseeing. Thoroughly enjoyable experience in dining.

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PaulMargetson, Owner at Amaya Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us in our new indoor/outdoor dining patio/portal and I am so delighted to learn you had an enjoyable time! More

dallas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love this restaurant we have been stranded here, and have ate here at least once every day and it is outstanding. Highly recommend

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PaulMargetson, Owner at Amaya Restaurant, responded to this review

Hopefully you are no longer stranded?! But thank you for dining with us and your recommendations is greatly appreciated! More

Chesterfield, Missouri
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Very nice ambiance headlines this review including live music, large fire pit and resturant with glass walls looking out onto a nice garden. The food selection was unique in that some of the offerings included elk, bison and fresh caught local salmon. Service was exceptional as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
PaulMargetson, Owner at Amaya Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so delighted to learn that you enjoyed your dinner with us and hope you will return soon. Thank you! More

Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Loved the chips, salsa, and guacamole with a prickly pear margarita and the enchiladas! Did I mention the best creme brulee I've ever had? No, IT WAS YUMMY!

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PaulMargetson, Owner at Amaya Restaurant, responded to this review

And we think you are “yummy” for your “yummy” review! Many thanks!! More

Santa Fe
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Like many I was attracted by the fixed menu choice but unlike many I was unimpressed. The tortilla soup was uninspired, was served lukewarm, and tasted quite salty. The salmon was nicely done and the vegetables cooked perfectly and that part of the main course ranked above average but the accompanying lentil and quinoa medley was --once again--overly salty. The... More

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PaulMargetson, Owner at Amaya Restaurant, responded to this review

I am distressed to learn of your disappointment with our restaurant and please accept my apologies for a disappointing experience and I guess we obviously had an “off night”! We are in the midst of changing all our menus for the summer season, so please give us another chance. I promise you we can do better! More

Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Several of us went to Amaya for dinner for a special occasion. Our server was great and she was very friendly. Most of our group ordered from the Prix Fixe option (order before 7pm) where you can choose 3 items marked with an asterisk (*) for $23. A 3-course meal for $23 was a bargain and the portions were not... More

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PaulMargetson, Owner at Amaya Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and your kind words are greatly appreciated. With apologies for the steak and enchilada issue and this review has been brought to the attention of our kitchen crew! Many thanks for your recommendation! More

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