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.
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: 5054557000
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
Friends were down for the holiday from o ...
Friends were down for the holiday from out of state. We made a reservation at Gabriel's on the way to the distillery where we met up with more friends. It made for a great day with good food and the lovely atmosphere at Gabriel's. Even the artwork was good to show friends why I'm glad to be a New Mexican.
Genuinely friendly service. Margarita wa ...
Genuinely friendly service. Margarita was hand crafted and wonderful- not syrupy sweet like so many restaurants serve. The hand made corn tortillas were scrumptious. My carnitas were well flavored, not over spiced. My husband had fajitas with steak, shrimp and scallops - all cooked exactly right and delicious. Congratulations to the kitchen!
I had heard a lot about this restaurant ...
I had heard a lot about this restaurant so was a little disappointed with the food. While it was good, it wasn't fantastic and bit overpriced. The margarita was VERY small for the price. I didn't hate the experience but I probably wouldn't go back.
We selected Gabriel's based on a suggest ...
We selected Gabriel's based on a suggestion from a family member who had just been there with work associates. We were absolutely delighted to be there and to celebrate my birthday. I didn't expect the singing trio with a dessert and candle!! all delightful. We are likely to return even though we're in the area only 7 nights!
Wish it hadn't taken three trips to Sant ...
Wish it hadn't taken three trips to Santa Fe to finally eat here. A little tricky to find off southbound expressway but well worth it. Tableside guacamole a must. We went with seafood options which are relatively hard to find elsewhere. San Diego fish tacos and crab enchiladas were both excellent!
Loved it, atmosphere was fabulous, food ...
Loved it, atmosphere was fabulous, food was so so good. I had not eaten there in the fall and winter. I was afraid sitting inside would not be as much fun. The atmosphere was so good, food was awesome, service was great. Had reservation and was seated within five minutes. So crowded people had been waiting 1 hour. Just perfect.
I was disappointed in my veggie tamales. ...
I was disappointed in my veggie tamales. They were dry and pretty much tasteless.
My partner enjoyed her meal but I wouldn't go back unless I was in the mood for their homemade guacamole.
Too many other good places in the area to settle for bland
Our servers were friendly and very atten ...
Our servers were friendly and very attentive to filling water and such. The sopapias were delicious. We ate with you twice. I visited years ago with my sisters and knew I needed to bring my husband to enjoy your food.
We've been to Gabriel's many times in th ...
We've been to Gabriel's many times in the past and thought it was fabulous. This time the service was horrible. We ordered guacamole at our table and the guy seemed in a hurry and the taste was bland. We ordered margaritas and they were also bland. We waited a long time for our food and they said they had a big party they were waiting on. We finally just left and the manager and waiter did not care. They never apologized, it is such a shame they know longer care about servive. We wondered if there was a change in ownership since it was opposite to the past. Will not return.
We ate there on a Saturday night at 7:30 ...
We ate there on a Saturday night at 7:30 and the patio was almost full. The food (chile rellenos) was good and plentiful (we got the large portion and split.) The service was very rushed but courteous. We stayed awhile to talk after dinner and by 9 p.m. the place was totally empty.
Very good Mexican spot. The guacamole ta ...
Very good Mexican spot. The guacamole table service was wonderful. The chicken mole good, and I didn't care as much for the chile relleno though it was traditional, a little too much batter crust for my preference. The service was very friendly and attentive, and really nice casual patio. I'd go back.
To begin, our server was out of his elem ...
To begin, our server was out of his element. He was unavailable most of the time and he tended to be unpleasant. Everything was incredibly slow. We're locals and this was probably our worst Gabriels experience. Management claimed they were busy. It's a restaurant--it's supposed to be busy.
What a disappointment. I have been to Ga ...
What a disappointment. I have been to Gabriel's off and on for more than 20 years and have continued to support it, mostly due to its proximity to the Santa Fe Opera. This last visit will be my last. The kitchen was blamed for its inefficient service, long wait for food delivery, INCORRECT orders for three of our six diners, and COLD food for the other three diners. The 'upper management' comped only our two orders of very pricey guacamole-- this after I had approached the management stand three times to plead for correction, after which we were not even offered desserts, coffee-- and, after ALL of the botched service, I had to again approach the service desk to request our check. Incredibly disappointing after a long run of attempted second chances...
The service was extremely slow this trip ...
The service was extremely slow this trip where normally they have excellent service. We ate on the patio as we normally do this time of year and the restaurant did not seem overly crowded. Not sure what the issue was.
We love Gabriel's ever since we discover ...
We love Gabriel's ever since we discovered it 2 years ago. This meal was an anniversary celebration. Initially we were being ignored (they were quite busy on a Thursday evening) but after talking to the manager our server was absolutely great and apologized profusely. Made for a wonderful evening. We will definitely go back and we highly recommend the restaurant. The guacamole table side prep is good but the preparer should automatically offer a small plate to spoon the guacamole into to avoid double-dipping. (We had to ask).
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