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About Gabriel's - Santa Fe
Five minutes north of the Opera on Hwy 285, savor the cuisine of the Southwest and Old Mexico at the eatery Zagat labels "one of America's top restaurants, a true Mexican classic, rated excellent in all categories." Enjoy the spacious outdoor patio with a spectacular mountain view. Inside, the thick adobe walls and kiva fireplaces create a cozy, romantic atmosphere. Featuring guacamole made fresh at your table, renowned margaritas, authentic Mexican cuisine and handmade corn tortillas. Lunch and dinner served daily.
Santa Fe, NM 87506-0910
Mexican / Southwestern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Winter: Sunday - Thursday: 2:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:30pm - 9:30pm
Summer: Sunday - Thursday: 2:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm
Exit 176, Hwy 285
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Saul Valtierra Padilla
Private Party Facilities:
Gabriel's is perfectly suited to accomodate groups from 10 to 100 in both private and semi-private dining rooms. Please contact us for details.
Private Party Contact:
Claire Gabriel: (505) 455-7000
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Gabriel's - Santa Fe Ratings and Reviews
The best Tex-Mex restaurant but it is 10 miles outside Santa Fe, so very few know about it. The table side guacamole is it's signature appetizer, but this time we also ordered the queso. It came in a huge serving bowl and was even better than the guac! Great margaritas, too!
Food great, love the New Mexican decor and ambiance. Service slow, had to request water twice, took a long time to order meals, no waiters returned to check on us during the meal.. BUT food brought promptly and fortunately there were not problems to require a waiter's assistance.
Reasonably priced but not inexpensive.
Such a Fabulous dinner! Tableside guacamole was perfect and followed by the crab enchiladas. Then we topped it off with sopapillas with honey and butter. They have a outdoor patio which looked fun but it was starting to rain. The drive there from Sante Fe was worth it too!
Gabriel's of Santa Fe has been one if my VERY favorite restaurants in the Santa Fe area for the more than 20 years that I have been coming here! The food is always great and the service excellent! They have many wonderful Gluten Free options and good allergy awareness. There is something for everyone and their Margaritas are top notch, especially if you order one made with Patron Silver or other "Top Shelf" brand of tequilla!
Their Table-Side Guacamole (The ORIGINAL!)
is to DIE for, especially if you participate and get yours made JUST how YOU like it! I NEVER miss it! On my most recent stay, I had the Guac, a Marg and the Green Chili Stew - Yum! Perfect for a cold and rainy eve... The atmosphere can be on the boisterous/loud side if you come on a Fri or Sat before an
Opera in the summer or Homecoming, as in my case, but whenever you come, it's WORTH the drive north of Santa Fe - Trust me! I hope to eat here for another 20 years!
Food was good but service was poor. I never felt so rushed be a server I hardly saw in my life. We had barely been seated and he asked for our drink orders. I asked for a moment. By time he came back my wife was half way through her drink. Our food came and I still did not have my drink. Like tables around us, we had to find our own water refills. The kitchen staff delivering food to the tables were very fast and noisy. I will not go back.
My friend and I had reservations for 6:30 and got there at about 5 to have cocktails at the bar before being seated for dinner. The service at the bar was great and we received special attention from one of the servers (Robert, I think) who made guacamole for us and who was especially friendly.
At 6:30 we were seated on the patio, which is a beautiful setting, and the food was very good as usual. The reason for the less than stellar reviews is that our server, Juan, was gruff and un-attentive, which is rare at Gabriel's in my experience. Maybe he was just having a bad day, but his attitude put a damper on an otherwise perfect evening.
Food was good, not great. In New Mexico you want and expect great green chili, and it was good but not great.
The place is very nice and the outdoor patio is wonderful. We tried to go the night before and couldn't get in so it is a popular place.
I would eat here again and would recommend it to others.
I may have reviewed Gabriel's before but it bears repeating. We went for margaritas and guacamole. We also shared a shrimp quesadilla. It was all we needed on a Friday evening. We sat outside of course and it was a lovely evening. The table side guacamole was excellent. Gabriel's is good for just appetizers or for a full meal. The patio is so wonderful this time of year.
The menu was broad with New Mexican and more standard bistro fare. Plus a nice selection of vegetarian options. We sat on the patio, which I would recommend as a pleasant late summer early fall choice. The food was tasty, the service attentive and the prices very competitive. Give it a try.
We have dined at Gabriel's many times over the year and have never had a meal we didn't love. This time we took friends from California, and they loved it too, You must get the guacamole. Making a reservation through Open Table was quick and convenient and I'm glad we did as they restaurant filled quickly.
Gabriel's is a great place to experience New Mexican cuisine. The surroundings feel historic, the wait staff is excellent, the table side assembly of guacamole made to your likes is fun and tastes great! This restaurant is outside of the Santa Fe clamor but food is comparable to the best offered in the city.
Our waiter was not friendly at all and rushed everything . He literally just did his job. We ordered guacamole which is made at your table- well nothing special and then it was almost thrown on our table to hurry onto the next table. It was very impersonal, and won't be bringing any more visiting friends back.
Gabriel's made-at-the-table guacamole is outstanding and goes beautifully with their great margaritas. Our Crab Enchiladas were outstanding. We loved sitting on the patio. Only disappointment was that they didn't acknowledge our anniversary, something we had noted on the reservation.
There was a shockingly high volume because it was Indian Market weekend. I have no idea how they managed the volume so well (better service than most every restaurant in Santa Fe under average conditions). They took our order quickly, brought drinks quickly, took our food order quickly, delivered hot, amazing, accurately meals and were attentive during the meal. They were efficient without being brusque. I'm so incredibly impressed. We walked around the restaurant after we ate and had no idea there were so many rooms full of such large groups. And did I mention the drinks and food were great. I would definitely return.
The food at Gabriel's is always very good. Their service is spotty - this visit the service was slow and confused. We were seated in the back area past the kitchen and the traffic noise level were awful (also near the women's restroom). Go for the food, if you also want ambience or service, go someplace else.
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