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Coyote Cafe

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American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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132 W Water St, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2137 (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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Juneau, Alaska
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Coyote's new(ish) management are doing a fine job updating the Mark Miller standards and expanding the repertoire. The plates were tasty and well presented, and the service was friendly, unobtrusive and responsive. Tried the lamb chops with mole this time instead of the usual elk--excellent! And the shard dessert--flourless chocolate cake--was a hit.

Thank RDM888
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined here for a late lunch and sat up on the rooftop patio. It was a lovely day and the restaurant had a great atmosphere. We all LOVED our chosen meals. The service was friendly and attentive. I wish the chips and salsa were a free appetizer. They were sitting on the bar near us and looked delicious! Our... More 

Thank Deanna C
Litchfield Park, Arizona
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate in the cantina on the second floor, overlooking the street. Cute place and the food was yummy. I had fish tacos and Hubby had Navaho taco. We shared and both were really good. The Navaho taco was on fry bread -- lots of food. The fish in my tacos was crispy and flaky, lightly battered. Borrowed some guacamole... More 

1 Thank thestonebacks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Top tier food here, hustling friendly staff, mixed drinks great as well! Eat on the rooftop, hard to beat. One of my all time favorite restaurants!

1 Thank Dewey B
Laguna Niguel, California
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The chicken on the chopped salad was spicy and perfectly cooked. I should have asked for avocado on it, but otherwise it was excellent, fresh and cold. Husband had carne soft tacos, and said it was nicely spiced and delicious as well. As my headline said, we walked in and I asked to sit at a regular table, but the... More 

Thank Linnette G
Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had dinner at the Coyote Café rooftop Bar. The service & food was excellent. Highly recommend a stop there.

1 Thank Shelby W
Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to be seated next to a couple who had eaten at Coyote Cafe many times and walked us through their favorites on the menu, which can be a bit daunting since the options are all over the place. Our server was super personable and knowledgeable without being the slightest bit stuffy and although he seemed to... More 

1 Thank Rachelle R
Edmonds, Washington
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really was looking forward to dining at the Coyote Cafe. I love love love breads, but don't eat them hardly ever. This was the exception. They had a corn bread that was literally the best I have ever had. In fact it was so good while I was at the table, I ordered a cookbook on Amazon on Coyote Cafe... More 

Thank markpm3
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My sister and I took our mother out for our annual girls' lunch (long story) and this year my sister brought us to this place. We sat at the rooftop cantina, which has nice views and atmosphere but is more casual than the indoor restaurant; I ordered ice tea and green chile chicken enchiladas. We loved the atmosphere, service and... More 

Thank MistressMonika
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Definitely one of the best dining options in Santa Fe. The food was terrific - try the lamb! Atmosphere and service was excellent. Unfortunately is was raining, so we couldn't go to the roof top.

1 Thank Rick H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $40
American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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 W Water St, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2137
    (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?