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“Very Pleased”
Review of Coyote Cafe

Coyote Cafe
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Ranked #16 of 567 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: Ortiz Street
Description: 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.
Level 6 Contributor
297 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
“Very Pleased”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Stopped in just for drinks and appetizers and was very pleased with quality of food, service and prices. I was prepared for something less than the hype. Will return for dinner on next stop through.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank KAP
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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Top Shelf!”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

The four of us enjoyed a marvellous dining experience at the Coyote Cafe. From outstanding service to exceptional flavours and steaks cooked to perfection made for an excellent evening. It was good to be served 'right' size portions in a truly fine restaurant. Too many places go overboard on the presentation and forget to put enough on your plate- not here!

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank TheBikeGuy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing Food”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I eat at the Coyote Cafe and the Roof Top Cantina every year when I go to Santa Fe. The food is always excellent and you must save room for dessert. Although pricey, it is worth it. Both restaurants have excellent food, service and menu selections. You cannot go wrong with either of them. I have never had a bad meal in either one.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Tabor-Finch
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great, fresh mexican/southwest food!”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Six of us (3 couples) had drinks and dinner at the rooftop/cantina restaurant. We started with the chips and 3 salsas. Not used to paying for, but in this case it was worth the expense.

I was having a difficult time deciding between the al pastor tacos and the grande chimichanga, but (after seeing at a neighboring table) decided on the chimi. Wife & I split as it was more than enough for two people. Very fresh ingredients and so much better than the typical Tex Mex.

The other 2 couples also split their entrees - plenty of food to share. All said their food was very good.

Would highly recommend and would dine there again if we have the opportunity to visit Santa Fe again.

1 Thank Don D
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Frisco, Texas
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“mac and cheese”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

green chili mac and cheese was to die for. Service was excellent. Pricey but great place to watch them prepare your meal. Will say again service was excellent.

Visited August 2014
Thank jeff s
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