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Coyote Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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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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Milford, Ohio
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here for lunch on the rooftop bar. Loved the artwork behind the bar. Food was ok, server was excellent and a fountain of local knowledge.

Thank Kathryn D
Littleton, Colorado
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Coyote Cafe has excellent food. The outside dining is open to downtown Santa Fe. The best Guacamole!!!

Thank Libby G
Lebanon, Indiana
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great evening at Coyote Café, service was great, atmosphere and energy was fun and the food outstanding.

Thank Brad913
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped here for a couple of margaritas and some snacks. Great view from the rooftop terrace, perfectly comfortable sitting on stools at the counter that runs around the edge. The food was delicious and cocktails equally tasty.

2 Thank stevecbr
Denver, Colorado
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Head out to the if you don't have reservations! The restaurant looked quite fancy and elegant - the rooftop bar far more casual. The food was great - we shared the Indian Taco and enjoyed the view

2 Thank randisbrown
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent food and great margaritas. They have a nice rooftop dining and bar and I sat on the rail and enjoyed the views below well worth the walk from my hotel

1 Thank Tayadog1
Fort Worth, Texas
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great menu choices and advice from waitress. The duck appetizer was prepared med-rare and was very tender. The venison tenderloin was terrific. Dessert was a chocolate sphere which was worth the price of admission.

2 Thank traveljim007
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in for lunch on a recent trip to the Coyote Cafe Cantina. The trio of salsas were basically tasteless and watery. My Navajo taco was swimming in grease, the base of which was a soggy mess. I go way back to the day of Mark Miller, this is not that Coyote Cafe. Luckily when exiting another couple asked... More 

Thank weather58
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Festive comfortable outdoor seating with nice views. Great service, creative cocktails and excellent food. A perfect place to enjoy a meal under the incredible eNew Mexico sky.

1 Thank 43OLE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was all about the rooftops this trip! I loved this place! The jalapeño shooters were simply amazing!! Way too hot for me but delicious at the same time. Came with cucumber mayo and chipotle mayo and I was surprised that I liked the cucumber better! But you can order 6 for $6 I believe or 12 shooters. Very reasonable... More 

1 Thank wifey_sd

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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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
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?