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Coyote Cafe

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American, Southwestern, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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132 West Water, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Ortiz Street)
+1 505-983-1615
11:30 am - 9:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 am
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El Dorado Hills
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Use OPEN Table to book reservations, they get you table no matter what, we have dined there at least 10 times. Great menu and fine food and wine lists

3 Thank 139dalew
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for the best, this is it. Eclectic menu, wonderful wine list, great service and an open kitchen. One note of caution, the menu said they had elk medallions but they didn't. Instead, the had a delicious vension filet that was butter soft and beautifully prepared. Don't miss this restaurant. OBTW, when entering the restaurant, walk behind the stairway for... More 

2 Thank Carlton B
Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently ate dinner at the Coyote Cafe. It is our understanding that they have a new chef and ownership. We started with some Senoritas. The lime foam infusion was very unique and made the margs quite tasty. We both thought that the appetizer menu did not have much that looked worthy of trying. We did try the barata dish.... More 

3 Thank waterloodaddio
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for fantastic dinner with the best food, wine, cocktails, and service. Then Coyote Cafe is the place to go. You can tell from the moment you walk in the and hostess is kind and welcoming to when you sit down and are treated by your server who genuinely seems happy that you are there, but not... More 

3 Thank WelovetotravelCL
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While our dinner was very good, my wife still talks about the Senorita margarita with salted lime foam. Appears the restaurant has a new owner and is working hard to please!

2 Thank PCTDayHiker
Columbus, Ohio
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377 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only stopped here for drinks but wow were they amazing. First, the place is beautiful as is the wait staff. I had two of the seniorita cocktails, YUM. Then the best was saved for last. It was a banana drink that featured a candied banana that the bartender crystallized sugar onto the banana. KILLER!

2 Thank Columbus9
Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely little restaurant - our meal was delicious, and the servers were very attentive. It is a high-end restaurant and fairly pricey.

2 Thank UABecky
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139 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I had a lovely filet mignon at the Coyote Cafe recently, and appreciated the excellent service there. Others in my party were satisfied with their meals as well. My only real criticism is that this nice restaurant does not seem to be handicapped-accessible. It's on the second floor of a building, with a wide sweeping stairway as the only way... More 

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West Kelowna, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Recently we had the opportunity to visit Santa Fe twice within a 10 day span. All meals were piping hot, well presented and just plain delicious. We had several servers and while all were attentive, we particularly liked Kayla. She did a good job of blending professional attentiveness with friendly enthusiasm. We truly enjoyed our meals at the rooftop cantina.

3 Thank jrt1981
Rio Verde, Arizona
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Was invited to the restaurant for a business dinner. Having read reviews, I was unsure what to expect, and sadly found the food far under par. House margarita with chili infused tequila was far inferior to similar drink at our hotel, the El Dorado. Caesar salad "sushi" was most disappointing--undressed lettuce rolled in a seaweed wrapper with a dollop of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $40
American, Southwestern, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 West Water, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501
    (Ortiz Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-983-1615
Coyote Cafe continues to be Santa Fe's most famous and celebrated restaurant, acclaimed by critics and return visitors alike. We are celebrating our 29th year! Featuring a contemporary menu with global influence and a nod to the Southwest our must-have dishes include Mesquite-Grilled Maine Lobster Tails with Pappardelle and the signature Tellicharry Elk Tenderloin. Signature cocktails include the Senorita & Norteno Margaritas and the Gentleman's Vice - a smoke Knob Greek Manhattan. Our wine list features a global selection and rarities such as Sine Qua Non. During Summer Our Rooftop Cantina serves New Mexican specialties and cocktails in a casual outdoor setting. It is open for lunch & dinner daily. We also offer group dining options. Please contact us for more information.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?