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Santa Fe Bistro, Creve Coeur, MO

Santa Fe Bistro

4.7
4.7
208 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southwest
As the restaurant's name implies, guests can expect Chef Armando Salazar to bring his own Southwestern touches, we are a melting pot of Hispanic and Native American, with touches of Western American influence starting at the base ingredients, incorporating authentic roasted New Mexico grown green Chile peppers. Bringing the flavors of authentic cuisine as interpreted & recreated by our Chef . Standouts on the lunch menu include campechana (a cold, mixed seafood cocktail, accented with lime and Clamato juice), variety of personal or shareable sized wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches (such as a Smoked Salmon Guacamole Grilled Cheese on rustic bread), the must try is Chefs authentic Pozole, every dish is made with high quality cuts of beef, freshest seafood,organic vegetables, sushi grade ahi tuna prepared perfectly by Oceanos Executive Chef now at Santa fe preparing flavorful, healthy, top quality entrees.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Southwest, Latin / Spanish, Mexican / Southwestern
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (314) 628-1001
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Lunch catering &amp; Large party catering options available.<br />melissa@santafe-bistro.com
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining space available for any event, customized menu options available. Please call or email to begin your private dining experience with us today. 3146281001 email melissa@santafe-bistro.comsantafebistromo.com

What 208 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Midtown

    Innovative

  • Midtown

    Good for groups

  • Midtown

    Hot spot

  • Midtown

    Great for outdoor dining

208 Reviews
  1. MBLvd

    St. Louis

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The place is closed. Sign on the door from St. Louis county stating that the establishment is closed due to operating without a valid permit and something else from the restaurant that reads "To all our valued customers, we regret to inform you that we must temporarily close due to existing property plumbing issues. We apologies for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding"

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  2. TomG

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and the service was top notch. We could carry on a good conversation and did not feel rushed. We will come back for sure!

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  3. ILOVEBRIO

    St. Louis

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately, we were seated next to a very loud table. However, it was NYE, so they’ll get a pass. My husband had the snapper with a house salad, I enjoyed the spinach salad and the trout, and our son ordered the steak. Very enjoyable, with a lovely bottle of champagne. Service was great - without being intrusive, out server was never MIA. We’ve been to Santa Fe Bistro before, and we’ll be back again.

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  4. waxx55

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the salmon it was fantastic! We were there new years eve

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  5. TerryS

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the food. Service was excellent. Plan to go again soon.

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  6. MaryL

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated New Year’s Eve dinner here. It did not disappoint! Everything about it was perfect! The owner even came to our table to make sure our experience was wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  7. bump2r

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Really comfortable atmosphere indoors. Looks like their patio will be great once warmer weather returns. Margaritas were very good. The menu included many different choices. We each had something different and all of us liked our choices. We ordered the ahi bowl, the pork chop and the steak fajita. There was a lot of meat, but 4 of the pieces of beef contained gristle. We tried 2 desserts - fruit cobbler and the key lime cheesecake. Both were very good. The cobbler had lots of fruit. The overall service was fast. We had some difficulty getting water to our table, though we asked 4 times. This is minor. We would all go back again.

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  8. isabellao

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very Delicious food!!! steak is to die for! The fried scallops, shrimp and calamari is so good!!!

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  9. Mark

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience at Santa Fe Bistro! Well-run place from all what we could tell. Staff was super friendly, atmosphere was cozy, and the food was AMAZING. The owner came by the table at least twice to check on us and was very attentive to the entire operation, clearing off tables and helping out when needed and making sure the guests had a great experience. Rare to see such careful and helpful attention from management. We were very impressed!

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  10. Rddiner

    St. Louis

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great new place! Amazing seafood dishes and the tres leches was fantastic

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  11. Winston

    St. Louis

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always have an enjoyable experience at Santa Fe Bistro. The Staff is very friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere is pleasant—vibrant and busy but never loud. (There’s also a patio area when weather allows). They consistently have a nice wine selection—including some lovely Riojas—that work well with their menu. They have solid draft and bottled beer choices, plus some interesting cocktails. But don’t leave without trying a cup or bowl of their Pozole. It’s the best I’ve had in STL.

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  12. SteveI

    Omaha

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was top-notch, and the menu was super creative. Can't wait to go back and try something else.

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  13. janew

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food & great service. We will definitely come back

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  14. deans

    St. Louis

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place in the area , good staff and food !! Recommend it to anyone

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  15. Kareh4

    Lake of the Ozarks

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place. Food and service outstanding. I had the Salmon and it was on a plate of vegetables and delicious. The Key Lime pie was really good.

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  16. MMMMMMMM

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty food, but kinda pricey. Nice variety. Food was fixed super fast.

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  17. Sharon

    St. Louis

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, we enjoyed a fabulous evening at Santa Fe Bistro. If you haven’t had the pleasure , you are missing out. Always a warm welcome, great ambience and food that exceeds your expedtations, you are going to make Santa Fe your favorite casual dining. For a bonus, Thursday evening offers live music that adds to an upbeat evening with family and friends. Also, outdoor dining with heaters is abvailable as long as our weather cooperates. Check it out!

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  18. Hawkeye

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had 3 course meal for $40, crab cakes, filet mignon with potato, apple cobbler. Food was outstanding, server A-Rae very attentive and manager also checked on us. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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  19. Rpatt

    St. Louis

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and the wait staff could not have been any better , this was our first visit we will definitely go back

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  20. MikeM

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were both excellent. Prices slightly high, but not unreasonable.

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  21. MichaelR

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant was more noisy than usual. Service was very good, although the newness of our waiter showed. Food was also very good.

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  22. deans

    St. Louis

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best service in the city. Pork Chops are the most tender you will Ever have . Kind and very friendly service. Highly recommended!!!

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  23. RestaurantGuy

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Cuban sandwich!! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  24. radpartner

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were looking for a place to eat and found this on Open Table. Decided to try it last night. Wow we are so glad! The chef came by most tables to check on his patrons. Yes this is Southwest but this is incredibly upscale; he clearly was professionally trained somewhere amazing and this was authentic Southwest cuisine but elevated. I know good Southwest food as I was born and raised in Texas. Our server (Dalio) was such a sweetie and I had a Mezcal margarita that my husband tasted and was @the best he had ever tried….he’s a cocktail snob. BYW, I had the filet and my husband had the Tequila Lime Chicken . We will be back!

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  25. LadyW

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and restaurant is nice. We enjoyed this restaurant for brunch. Definitely recommend.

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  26. RobertW

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As we have come to expect, excellent food and service! The addition of our waiter, Jimmy, made our evening just as we hoped it would be!

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  27. Loiit

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always great. The service was fast and efficient. The server was very pleasant and attentive. Been going to Oceano I. Clayton for years and Santa Fe Bistro is the same quantity restaurant.

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  28. TonyStark

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alaina, Our waitress was Great. Service with a SMILE! Great Recommendations. She new her menu! She recommended the Campechana, Calamari, the Strip Steak and the Filet. These items were delicious! She also suggested the Strawberry shortcake cookies with Ice Cream and the Tiramisu. Both desserts were great items! Alaina, conversed briefly and not hovered too much at our table. The location was nice and quiet. There was also seating available outside as well. I would definitely recommend asking for Alaina, as your waitress on your next visit!!!

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  29. MaggieT

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! First time dining at Santa Fe bistro; food was great and lots of great options to choose from. Service was really good and loved the ambiance. Will definitely go back.

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  30. Triple

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We love the convenience and charm of Santa Fe. Lots of menu choices, and great cocktails. The portions are small, especially for the price you pay, but the quality of the proteins (steak, chicken, salmon) have been on point.  Service can be spotty, but they have very kind staff.

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  31. NickS

    St. Louis

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! What a treat!! Tablecloths and cloth napkins with fresh Southwestern style food! The garden is beautiful, the decor nice, the food is great, and the staff super friendly! I think I’ve found a new lunch spot? It was enjoyable!!!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant! Food and drinks are always on point! It’s a little pricey, but worth it in my opinion!

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  33. PaulD

    St. Louis

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Actually much better overall than the first time we were there. We decided to give it a second try, glad we did. Food and service were both much better this time. My wife does not like spicy food, Armando saw to it that here meal was adjusted accordingly, it was perverse t for her. Thanks Armando.. think Amer might have another hit with this place.. almost as good as Oceana

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  34. Marsue

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service too. Can't wait to go back!

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  35. DonnaB

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Relaxing atmosphere, service is efficient, staff is fun and friendly, and the food is very good!

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  36. MARYM

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Samantha is delightful and a good server. Food was delicious and drinks did the trick.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fairly decent but not for the cost! Prices for what you got or rather expensive. I had about 2 1/2 cups of pasta for 30+ dollars Service was very good and it was a Saturday night so it was crowded and the noise was fairly Loud, not that it bothers me at all

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really nice dinner with our friends. Appetizers during happy hour, coconut shrimp and crab cakes were excellent. I had the striped bass and everyone else had the chicken fajitas. All we’re delicious.

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  39. BandB

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere!

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  40. JudyB

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at Santa Fe Bistro was just “okay”. The cauliflower appetizer was delicious but the other items were nothing to write home about. I ordered the trout as my main dish which was probably a mistake. It didn’t taste fresh and the recipe was was too salty. Might be better to order the Tex Mex options. Don’t think I will return to find out.

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Santa Fe Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 208 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Santa Fe Bistro

12316 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Creve Coeur
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Southwest, Latin / Spanish, Mexican / Southwestern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Phone number
    (314) 628-1001
  • Catering
    Lunch catering &amp; Large party catering options available.<br />melissa@santafe-bistro.com
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining space available for any event, customized menu options available. Please call or email to begin your private dining experience with us today. 3146281001 email melissa@santafe-bistro.comsantafebistromo.com
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