Santos Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Santos Authentic Mexican Cuisine
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Santos Authentic Mexican Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.santoscuisine.com/
  • Phone: 2143691500
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast/Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Traditional Mexican, Southwest
  • Executive Chef: Blanca Huesca
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is available. Please call to discuss available options.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Preston (Preston-Royal shopping center)
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Santos Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Santos Authentic Mexican Cuisine is the perfect neighborhood spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We are located at the Preston-Royal shopping center.


Santos offers a variety of authentic Mexican dishes with a Veracruz flare and is always freshly prepared by “Ma".


Our chef Blanca has dedicated her life to serving others the best and most authentic Mexican food and invites you to enjoy her experiences and labors. She has created her specialty dishes, including Tamales de Camaron, Mole, Camarones al Mojo de Ajo and Calabazas con Pollo.
Stop by and let our family serve yours.
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Santos Authentic Mexican Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great food
    CrystalVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    The food is outstanding!! This mother and son team have put together a great little restaurant. The food is fresh, great quality and lovenly prepared. The problem is they need more customers. The location is hard to find and off the beaten path. Take the effort to find them. You will be happy you did
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perhaps just an off night
    Goodgirl
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Any restaurant (or person) can have an off day/night Perhaps this was theirs. The food tasted like it had been re-heated from lunch and was pretty tasteless. We both were disappointed in the food; but the people are so nice and other visits have been good, so we will give them the benefit of the doubt and return once more - hopefully to better results.
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  • Excellent Food!!
    CrystalVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    This little restaurant is tucked away in the corner so you might miss it. That would be a sad mistake because you would miss some of the best food in Dallas. The brisket tacos are unbelievable....very tender meat full of flavor. My husband tried the tamales and they were the best we have ever had. The service is the best in Dallas. We go once a week at least!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    CrystalVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    This place is a neighborhood gem. These people try very hard. The brisket tacos are amazing, tender with wonderful flavor. My husband and I will go once a week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was OK but not great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    Food was OK but not great. Among Mexican restaurants, a bit pricey for lunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet, enjoyable meal
    SallyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Excellent nachos to start. Good variety of fresh food. Tucked around behind the building makes it off the beaten path a bit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Santos Rocks
    PascualetxVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Loved this place. First time in, the chef owner gave us personal attention, made excellent recommendations. The food is definitely closer to Mexico City than texmex, and is a refreshing change to the 100s of standard places around town. Great frozen margaritas. Will definitely return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dining experience
    Chico
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Overall it was a good dining experience. However, the rest room is too close to the dining area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Santos Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I took my mother here for Mother's Day. We enjoyed the food but the service was slow.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Surprise!
    AspenDallasVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    I had the Best mole sauce I have had in Dallas...both chocolate and spicy! Service was attentive but not overbearing! Ambiance was great for lunch!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    In Preston/Royal this is my favorite restaurant. In the P/Royal and P/Forest area it is my favorite Mexican restaurant. I think the food is very good. The servers are very attentive and friendly. The dining area is comfortable and doesn't have the noise level like some of the other spots. The margaritas are excellent, strong, but not in some massive glass, so hopefully fewer calories. White queso dip is great. The fajitas are excellent, with several varieties. Brisket tacos are excellent. Many good choices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite Mexican
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    One of my favorite Mexican food places in Dallas, we eat here every week!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing special. The descriptions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Nothing special. The descriptions on the menue are much more appetizing than the food on the plate.
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  • First-timers here and we were
    bigbearVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    First-timers here and we were quite happy. Good margaritas, chips, salsa. Lots of good classic choices on the menu. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nando's is a fabulous little
    KatzEyez
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Nando's is a fabulous little restaurant with quality food at affordable prices, a lovely ambiance and the wait staff is there to please!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • A unique Mexican restaurant
    ldaschaVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    A unique Mexican restaurant experience, the service is personal, friendly, and efficient. The cocktails are great, and there is a wide selection, margarita, mojito, sangria, etc. Recently added more traditional Tex Mex selections to the menu at a nice price point, still continues to offer the coastal, and central Mexico selections. Highly recommend that you try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very charming! Enjoyed everything
    CrystalVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Very charming! Enjoyed everything about this restaurant. They try really hard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was great but a party
    Lbcade
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Food was great but a party with many kids in the back room was annoying and the doors should have been shut to block off the noise, will try again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood spot. We've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    Great neighborhood spot. We've eaten here several times. The staff is very attentive. The food has been excellent each time we've visited. Authentic Mexican food and they have added some Tex-Mex choices. Several varieties of fajitas.Excellent Margaritas. Two cozy dining rooms, it's a very relaxed ambiance, not the crowd you find at the other local hotspots. However, I do hope more people take notice of Nando's, since it is tucked in toward the back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • great food, have to be looking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    great food, have to be looking for it, kinda hidden away.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our dining experience at Nando's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Our dining experience at Nando's was wonderful! Our server was so attentive, courteous, and helpful. I do not remember the last time we were treated so well in a restaurant. The food was outstanding. Not the usual Mexican fare of enchilada's swimming in some kind of sauce. Everything was so full of flavor, beautifully prepared and presented. The owner, Fernando, stopped by our table for a visit. He was very personable and appreciative of our choosing to dine at Nando's. I would highly recommend a visit to Nando's, you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very quiet on a cold week
    VmwofVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    Very quiet on a cold week night. Great for conversation. Nice fireplace. Food fresh, not greasy, definitely not TexMex.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Very friendly folks. Lots
    SGNITROVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Very friendly folks. Lots of choices, not just Tex Mex. We will definitely be back.
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  • This is a great choice for
    ldaschaVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    This is a great choice for authentic style food of regional Mexico; love the family atmosphere, and the friendly service. Highly recommend, you will enjoy. It will be a favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming restaurant with wonderful
    KatzEyez
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    Charming restaurant with wonderful ambiance and very friendly staff. Food is authentic Mexican and very reasonably priced for the fresh quality of ingredients.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Great new find!
    BigfootVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    Excellent Mexican food in a great environment with attentive and friendly service. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • We really enjoyed our time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    We really enjoyed our time here. The staff is extremely friendly and fun to be around. The food was great and the ambiance was nice. They had six or seven other large tables around us but we could all hear each other perfectly so there was no yelling across the table. I got the fajitas, you can't go wrong!! My family loves this place and now I see why, we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a favorite of ours,
    ldaschaVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    This is a favorite of ours, and we go as often as we can. We like this as a quick stop in for a neighborhood night out, and the staff is very friendly, will make you feel at home.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was outstanding,
    Librarian
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    The service was outstanding, the drinks, chips and dinner entrees were ample and delicious, and priced just right.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet