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Santa Fe Mexican Grill-Wilmington

4.5
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22 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
We Welcome you to Santa Fe Mexican Grill. Our award winning casual Mexican restaurant brings traditional flavors in a modern, vibrant yet comfortable atmosphere. Since March 2003, our culinary team has offered creative and thoughtful dishes influenced by the regions of Oaxaca and Mexico city “El D.F.” alongside some family recipes from their home state like Puebla and Jalisco. Moles, Tlayudas, Chimichangas, Tacos al Pastor, and creative guacamoles made to order are at the center of the stage. Our cocktail list incorporates some trendy ingredients, relevant tequilas, and a very exciting Mezcal cocktail list.



Our mission is to exceed all of your expectations and become your number one choice to unwind after a long workday or celebrate a special occasion with friends or family.



We cannot wait to meet you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 22 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.5
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Enjoyed brunch last weekend for my husbands birthday! The food was great and portion sizes out of this world huge! We were 1 of only 2 tables inside at the time and 2 outside, however service was slow and we sat with empty drinks for quite a while before our server came back to check on us.
We loved the nachos with pulled chicken, my husband got a breakfast burrito and we got my son the french toast- all was delicious! I got what was described as a “mexican pizza” with al pastor on it and it was good but extremely hard to eat as it came out the size of a pizza but not cut at all. I do realize that cutting it would crack and crunch some of the edge but when something that big is coming out, it should be cut to make for easier eating for your customer.
Also it was eerily quiet in the restaurant, maybe turn the music up a little so its not so awkwardly quiet?

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Mina
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love sitting at the bar chatting with the bartender is they are always pleasure

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vipGreat
Philadelphia
374 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food and great service. The new restaurant is beautiful. We highly recommend.

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Jude
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

new space is very inviting, food was good, I felt the regular margarita was a little weak. Overall nice to see them open again

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vipDEdiner
Philadelphia
105 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

My wife and I dined at the previous incarnation of Santa Fe many times without complaint. I understand the staff is inexperienced and new and the place is popular, but we had a very poor experience last Friday night. We had a reservation and were shown to a table that had not be cleaned .We had to make two requests to get someone to just wipe the table down much less sanitize it. We ordered cocktails and an appetizer to split.The appetizer arrived before the drinks and the server asked us for our entree orders . We ordered but asked specifically that they hold off bringing any additional food until we had an opportunity to finish our drinks and appetizer.The entrees showed up less than 5 minutes later and we were given the bill shortly thereafter without requesting it. The focus clearly was to turn the table over as quickly as possible regardless of our efforts to enjoy our meal.
On an unrelated note,we sat outside and watched numerous patrons dodging traffic on a very busy Pennsylvania Avenue both coming to and leaving Santa Fe.That appears to be a recipe for disaster.

Santa Fe Mexican Grill-Wilmington
Responded on September 14, 2020

Hello DEdiner, we are sorry to hear about your experience. As we go through our opening weeks we are working hard to find tuning to our timing at the bar and the kitchen. I have passed the feedback to our management team and they will address your feedback during our continuing training sessions. Also, we will continue to inform guests about our private parking garage inside the building so they dont have to cross Pa Ave. Thank you for reaching out and we hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Welcome back Santa Fe! The food was great and the new restaurant was beautiful. It was so great to have you back in the neighborhood. Please bring back your shrimp tacos and sangaritas. We miss them

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Staff was very accommodating. Great drinks food and service. I think we can add this to our list of local hangouts!

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vipPRM13
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Terrible selections for kids, took forever to check in despite FOUR people behind host stand, waiter didn’t write anything down, couldn’t find a server for 10 minutes, and to top it off SALTIEST meal I’ve had in 5 years. Was hoping for the best, but not gonna return now. Too many good choices in town.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were amazing and very accommodating

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JenJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hats off to Sante Fe, it’s so good to have you back!!!! Food was amazing!!! Service was amazing!!!! Already ha e my reservation for next weekend!

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Buddy
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Hostess Claire was outstanding and found us a great table on such a busy night.

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MatthewM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very happy with the experience. The building is incredible and food was great. Nice outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I was celebrating my engagement, we requested to sit outside and they were able to seat us outside! Yay.
But no one said congrats, nothing was actually special about our night out which sucks because this is the first time we’ve gone out since February (I had a baby in February ) so this was suppose to be a celebration dinner, so we’re a bit disappointed that our server didn’t mention anything.
We got churros and they were slightly under done.
But everything else was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb better experience than former location the new restaurant is top notch & we will be visiting a lot!!

AW
vipAmandaW
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The enchiladas were great but the other 3 burritos were cold inside. My friends didn’t want to send them back because it was very busy! Great outdoor seating but a bit loud on the street. We will be back though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Honey Chipotle wings were phenomenal!!! Derron is an amazing server or see Alexis at the bar! All the food was great!

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PattyB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Santa Fe in Newark and are so happy to have them closer in Wilmington!! Great service and amazing food and drinks!

BJ
vipBJS4
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the new location. We were very impressed with everything.
The food was excellent. My partner avoids gluten, and was pleased with all the gluten free options and accommodations with substitutions without gluten.
Barry

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vipJosephW
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

A great new restaurant in Wilmington. The food was great and the prices are reasonable. My only comment involved the service. My wife and I ordered a glass of wine before we put in our dinner order. The wine did not arrive until we were about half way through the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They have just opened their doors and were in a soft opening mode. It was quite busy and clearly there is pent up demand for relatively upscale Mexican. It was our first time there, and they offered a complimentary queso sampler. This was a good move as it was outstanding, and we will definitely order when we return. Our server was super nice and helpful. They appeared to have a lot of staff training, so was a bit loud and felt as though staff was all around you but to be understood this first week. I got a taco dish with salmon, bacon, pickled onion and some other items that was outstanding. Great portion size and extremely flavorful to include homemade tortillas that had nice seasoning . I would reorder without hesitation. My wife got a black bean chimmi that was huge. She really enjoyed it but couldn’t finish. The new decor, outdoor seating and open air bar were all well done. My only criticism is that the drink rack blocks the view of the TV at the bar when you are sitting at high tops. This layout isn’t conducive to getting drinks and watching a game. I would consider removing it. Bar drinks were good and well crafted. Bartender seemed really professional and was keeping up with a busy restaurant. We will go back soon

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vipJack
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

So many staff wandering aimlessly..yet service was so slow and horrible. Crowded bar area with no social distancing guidelines. Food took literally one hour to come out of the kitchen. We won’t be returning.

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ConnieS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional. We ordered the guacamole dip which was so fresh! Our group ordered the chicken quesadillas, chimichanga, street corn salad and street corn. We were all satisfied with our meals. Everything was delicious! Can’t wait to go back!

FAQs

Santa Fe Mexican Grill-Wilmington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 482-1954.

Santa Fe Mexican Grill-Wilmington is rated 4.5 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.