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Coyote Cafe and Cantina

££££Mexican, ,
132 W Water St, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2137
+1 505-983-1615
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
132 W Water St, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2137
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Reviewed today

It was a hot night and our party sat in the covered area. We asked that the 2 ceiling fans be turned on and were told they are not working. Ordered the tacos al pastor. The pork was under seasoned with chunks of gristle....not good....More

Thank 55Viento
Reviewed today via mobile

We had 70 friends and family join us at the rooftop cantina for a rehearsal dinner. Elisa printed out a specialty menu of cocktails, passed appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Elisa and her staff were professional and the service and food were all absolutely wonderful and...More

1  Thank De4555
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So much fun, such good food, such great service. As always, sit at the bar. Our server/bartender, Abraham, worked his tail off all night long, amazing to watch good professionals work their trade. The kitchen staff was also fun to watch. Food was excellent, presentation...More

2  Thank TravelQueen56_10
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Cantina is a great open rooftop space. Good views of the street below. Margaritas are tasty. The menu has a good selection of items. Tacos were just right as far as size and spices. The mole sauce is good. Recommend to all who want...More

1  Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had an amazing meal at Coyote Cafe. We were able to sit at the Chef's table and interact with Chef Edwardo who was fabulous. The food was amazing and the presentation beautiful. We had great service and highly highly recommend dining here.

2  Thank chasenmailing
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Rooftop Cantina has great views and is one of the best patios in the city. It is a limited menu and not the same as the restaurant downstairs. While the view was great and service good the food was just average. Nachos were a mound...More

3  Thank houstontraveler2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without a doubt, the best meal we have had in years. This restaurant is first class and every item served was delicious and as good as it gets! We started out with the rolled Caesar salad that three of us shared. Interesting presentation but also...More

2  Thank Juanita S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here 20 years ago and it was cutting edge-seems like they have squeezed In Twice the number of seats on The rooftop patio/ service was good- snacks ok

2  Thank Denise A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was happy to be able to make reservations ahead of time on OpenTable for this restaurant. It's a busy place, but we enjoyed the food and service. A bit noisy with some larger groups around us, but they were having fun. As did we....More

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by to check out the roof top cantina. Very busy which slowed down service but all in all fun experience. Server was very knowledgable about variety of drinks. A bachelorette party was at helm in the VIP area. Loud and fun!

1  Thank MizlizL
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Tim B
6 August 2017|
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Response from JAN B | Reviewed this property |
There is an elevator but the rooftop is VERY crowded and I would not recommend if you use a walker or wheelchair.
5 May 2017|
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Response from m2happy | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call the restaurant directly. I loved it but don't have the info you're watching. Enjoy!
28 April 2017|
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Response from Taos_NewMexicoBeth | Reviewed this property |
People tend to be more casually dressed in Santa Fe than in other cities, but "dressy" wouldn't be out of place, either.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$40
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-983-1615
  • E-mail
Coyote Cafe continues to be Santa Fe's most famous and celebrated restaurant, acclaimed by critics and return visitors alike. We are celebrating our 31th year of business in the Land of Enchantment! The Cafe features a contemporary menu with global influence and a nod to the Southwest and the Cantina serves up New Mexican favorites.
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