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Coyote Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly staff. Very good food. Caesar salad was excellent and different. Good ribs and well made drinks with a great view.

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Paget Parish, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great atmosphere. Not too crowded, I had steak and my friend had elk. Both excitant. Great wait staff and knew about my allergies, glutton and dairy free.

1 Thank robingorham
Lubbock, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a quick lunch at the Cantina upstairs. Wasn't very busy, wait staff was nonchalant and menu looked like just bar food. Not what I remembered from the Coyote Cafe. Decided to just get drinks and nachos. The pork on the nachos was flavorful but the guacamole looked and tasted like the kind you get at the grocery... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Coyote Cafe is very good, but it used to be great. The food demonstrates a kitchen that knows what it is doing but it's soul seems to be missing since Chef Eric's untimely death. Prices are on Santa Fe's high side but not unreasonable for the complexity of most dishes on the menu. Noise level is unreasonably high and tables... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

worth eating on the outside upstairs balcony. This restaurant is a little off the main street but worth the very slight detour to one street back. Very quick service, staff are friendly and attentive and a good meal was had by the 4 of us.

1 Thank Vivienne O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Santa Fe for our annual girls weekend. Stopped in at the rooftop grill for a cocktail after a day of shopping. Great on-the-rocks margaritas for these Margarita Snobs. Way better than our hotel bar.

1 Thank Jennifer M
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a well run restaurant with gourmet food. I had the salmon and it was appropriately presented, but a little overcooked. Bread and wine were very good. Service was excellent.

1 Thank nlpower
Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted Lobster and my husband wanted steak. This restaurant was recommended and did not disappoint. My husband said that his steak was one of the best that he had ever had. I enjoyed my lobster too. And the desert, Yummy. We will return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We picked this restaurant after reading a number of reviews and we're pleased to find that it lived up to all the reviews. The restaurant has two separate venues to choose from. The first is an outdoor patio bar that serves casual / light fair meals. We first went there, but decided to go to their more formal dining area.... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking forward to visiting the roof top Coyote but we're disappointed on a few levels. The staff were less than interested and the place looked generally grubby. A group of maybe journos turned up and then the service, for us at least, really went to the pack. Won't be returning.

3 Thank catherine1959

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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, 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, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, 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 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?