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Cowgirl BBQ

Cowgirl BBQ in Santa Fe, NM is pet friendly. This local eatery serves up BBQ, steak and Tex-Mex favorites for lunch and dinner. Two- and four-legged visitors are invited to unwind together at a table on the patio while enjoying a bite to eat and listening to music. Visit Website

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Cowgirl BBQ has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 22 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 1,973 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Lisa
    Jul 25, 2023

    Let me start off by saying my food was very good and I had the nachos . My husband had the barbecue and it was very Soso but I always tell him not to order barbecue outside of Texas and he does anyway.! I wish we had the same experience as others did in terms of them being very welcoming and bringing our dog water because none of that happened. Plus it was a weeknight and it was somewhat busy but again it was a weeknight. We really wanted this place to be great based on the other reviews but I wouldn’t return:(

  • Deb
    Jul 23, 2023
    Busy and Still Had Great Dog Friendly Service

    Good food, friendly service and obviously a popular spot with lines to get seated. But a very short wait for a table, with a large mostly shaded outdoor area front and back. Very dog welcoming. We had chicken fajitas and BBQ chicken dishes. Both were very good. Would recommend rain or shine.

  • JOHN
    Jun 4, 2023
    Pleasant Surprise

    I had an hour and a half to kill be fore I could check into my hotel and Cowgirl BBQ promising. When I drove by there was a band playing on the patio and it looked packed. But they found my pup and I a table right away. The staff and the customers treated me like a regular and the food and beer was good.

  • Matt
    Apr 2, 2023
    Dog attentive and good BBQ

    Hostess seated us out on nice shaded patio and brought a water bowl out without asking,

  • Wendy jo
    Oct 16, 2022

    This was an experiential treat. A table in the shade, great service and better food with live music in the background for a late lunch launched Cowgirl BBQ into my top 10 dog restaurants in the country. FYI: As a vegetarian, I go to BBQ places because my husband loves the food with the understanding that I will probably enjoy coleslaw and a biscuit. The menu at Cowgirl had something for every dietary need - from vegan to GF to carnivore delights. 10 stars.

  • Mackenzie
    Aug 13, 2022
    Very dog friendly

    dog friendly patio, brought my dog water as soon as we sat down!

  • Brooke
    Jul 17, 2022
    Great food and love to our dog!

    The food was fantastic and they brought out a water bowl for our dog! I got the loaded nachos and they were amazing! My dog also enjoyed them haha

  • Yvonne
    Apr 27, 2022
    Awesome location

    really nice location and kind staff. we got a water of bowl for our dog without asking!! 😍 we would definitely come back!!

  • Clay
    Aug 7, 2021
    Great big patio-Great Food-Great People

    This was my favorite food stop on our four-day trip through northern New Mexico. It's a popular place - we got there at 5 and had a 40 minute wait to get in. But, it's worth it. They have a very large patio, and several other people had dogs. They brought a water bowl for ours. We got lucky and were seated in a covered booth on the patio -- lucky because it started pouring rain right after we got there. Their dog-friendliness was on display when they moved all the people who weren't as sheltered as we were into the restaurant, including all those with dogs. I was really surprised by the food. Santa Fe isn't known for its BBQ, but this was some of the best I've ever had. (I had the BBQ Sampler #1 with chicken, ribs and brisket.) The sauce was mild in sweetness with a great spicy bite. For dessert, I had a great chocolate cake and ice cream with red chili powder (not a combination I would have thought of, but incredibly tasty).

    Really great place. I'd highly recommend it if you're traveling through Santa Fe with dogs.

  • Mindy
    Jul 4, 2021
    Great atmosphere ok food and service

    they have live music on the patio and was open later than most restaurants. the food was good not great. same with the service

  • Jill
    Jun 27, 2021
    Dog friendly and amazing food

    We ate here when all the other dog friendly places required reservations. Despite a crowd, they seated us fairly quickly on the patio, with the tables spread apart enough to give Fido room to be comfortable. I could not have been happier considering my dog can be a little nervous—he was perfectly relaxed. AND food was great!! not just BBQ served.

  • Patti
    May 10, 2021
    Nice Open Patio

    Plenty of outdoor seating on the patio with your dog. Staff was very friendly and brought a water bowl for our dog. Food was wonderful.

  • Julie
    Mar 5, 2020
    Great Food- Great Service

    IF you’re looking for a place to bring your pup along, Cowgirl is your place. They welcomed our Maltese, Dino. The service was top-notch, Jeff was friendly and attentive. The owner, Patrick was checking in on all the tables, ensuring everyone was having a good experience. The pulled pork sandwich was fantastic and there were plenty of choices of cold beverages to wash it down. The kitchen even made our Dino a scrambled egg. We look forward to many more lunches on the patio.

  • Nicole
    More than a year ago
    Great large patio

    The outdoor patio is large and super charming. We had a late dinner with our doggo and he was totally welcomed. They often have live music too!

  • Amanda
    More than a year ago
    great patio

    Rudy our Rottweiler loved this place. Especially the chicken and brisket we shared with him. The staff love dogs

  • Peter
    More than a year ago
    Went out of their way to accommodate my pups

    I can’t say enough good things about how dog friendly this place is. The servers and hostesses were all very friendly. Nice big patio too.

  • Jessica
    More than a year ago
    Pet friendly patio

    Cowgirl BBQ has a large patio with heaters plenty of space for you and your pet. The food is all right. there is a large selection of food so you're likely to find something that you would like.

  • Sheila
    More than a year ago
    Love the big patio!

    We have taken our dog here twice and have always had a great meal and felt very welcome!

  • Sean
    More than a year ago

    I'm sitting on the patio with my 2 year old pup at my feet. The fourth dog in the past hour just showed up and each one is greated with water bowel. Dog friendly is an understatement. I couldn't be happier right now...

  • Leona
    More than a year ago
    dog friendly eating spot

    This was a good place to bring you dog. Only downside was being a bit crowded if you have a larger dog and a bit loud for noise sensitive pets. But all this could be due to a large party going on at same time. May want to take into consideration a wait time if going on weekend or busy season.

  • ZACK
    More than a year ago
    Ignored us

    I went inside and asked if they could serve us on the patio, was given a menu ordered a beer, then was ignored for 20 minutes. They totally forgot about us, the host was busy literally picking his nose and I saw our waiter walking around doing nothing for the entire time. Manager had no idea so we just left.

  • Audrey
    More than a year ago
    Dog Friendly, Great Patio

    Dined on the patio with Chip, our dog. Server brought water for Chip and food was good. I would recommend.

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