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Amaya Restaurant

1501 Paseo de Peralta, Hotel Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501-3722
5059557805
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Ranked #34 of 463 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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State College
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant 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
37 helpful votes 37 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

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