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Santa Fe Mexican Grill-Wilmington, WILMINGTON, DE

Santa Fe Mexican Grill-Wilmington

4.6
4.6
220 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (302) 482-1954

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Cross street

    Grant avenue

  • Parking details

    Turn into Grant Avenue, drive towards the end of the building and make a left down into the private parking.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Mexican

  • Delaware

    Best Ambiance

  • Delaware

    Best Value

  • Delaware

    Healthy

  • Delaware

    Outdoor Dining

  • Delaware

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. SR

    SusanR

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took father out for family dinner. It was wonderful!
  2. CN

    CarolN

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from being seated to dessert was excellent! Our waiter Michael H was fantastic! The food was amazing! My husband had the special which was the ribs the meat was so tender it fell off the bone! Our complements to the chef! Our favorite place for dinner! We highly recommend!
  3. MM

    MarkM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service and food was some of the best we had in a long time.
  5. ML

    MLS1

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We were early for dinner, so it wasn't crowded. It was loud, though. I imagine it could get much louder later on the evening. The food was amazing! I had the arroz con pollo. It has a complex flavor that did not rely on heat.
  6. KS

    KimS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is authentic, fabulous, high quality! This is the 2nd time we have eaten here and the manager remembered us from a month or so ago! Great place!
  7. DG

    DouglasG

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Service was indifferent at best -- frankly -- we were ignored. The Negroni wasn't correct and not garnished. Food was passable although the short rib entree was lukewarm. The entire experience told us to find another place. Pretty terrible. AND -- the manager stood at a high top table near the bar and did nothing. Never moved. Sad to see a local place go downhill.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone at Santa Fe was kind and accommodating (I had some very annoying requests and restrictions!). Bonus that the food was delicious!
  9. MT

    MicheleT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food, service. restaurant was friendly, clean
  10. DG

    DouglasG

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Adam was great!! Service and food as always was perfect!
  11. KP

    KrisP

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious food, matthew was an excellent server, marghs were so good and price was reasonable
  12. GK

    GinaK

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was ok. Skinny margaritas were good. Server was terrific.
  13. j

    jubraep

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Our waiter was training a new guy, which wasn't really an issue. The problem was that the trainer was being rude and didn't know drink menu and was very argumentative. The food was ok. My nachos didn't have much flavor.
  14. CR

    CindyR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food is always delicious!! Beat guacamole around.
  15. W

    Walt

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good but not special. Service was very good.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!!!!!
  17. D

    Disappointment

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Best Margaritas in Wilmington. Love the vibe of Santa Fe. Everyone who worked there was really nice! Cancun And Carnitas Tacos were outstanding as was the short-Rib burrito. The wings are the best in the Delaware Valley!
  18. GF

    GFOptions

    Kansas City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Plenty of gluten free choices and knowledgeable servers!
  19. LB

    LBR49

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Really pretty interior. Really great chips and salsa, but we were the first patrons there and it took almost 90 minutes to receive our food, our waiter kept forgetting our waters, and our food was a little bland for having taken so long. Won’t return.
  20. K

    K2kaking

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was enthusiastic and gave helpful insights what to order. I like the classic margarita and the flavorful spiced sweet corn on the cob . Portions are generous , and it is hard not to order to much so you can try the different dishes .
  21. D

    Disappointment

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. It has become our go-to-place. We take our friends to Santa Fe a couple time each month. The food, service and the Margaritas are AMAZING .
  22. B

    Bill

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service , great food
  23. ML

    MLS1

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super easy parking and the best waiter (Nolan) makes this an easy date spot. The food is scrumptious- try the dip sampler!
  24. A

    Anonaymous

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and drinks. Will definitely repeat
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent! Sitting outside on Pennsylvania Avenue is bit distracting with the noise of cars, trucks and motorcycles. I would suggest that the owners install some sort of sound barrier whether plexiglass or small trees to help block out the sound
  26. AW

    AmandaW

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service and food were good. The table next to us had kids running around the restaurant screaming and making a mess. It was very distracting. I felt like I was a Chucky Cheese.
  27. EB

    EileenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The parking was more than convenient! There is outside seating but as it’s on a major road, we opted to sit inside. Seating was comfortable, staff was friendly and courteous and very familiar with the food. Somewhat noisy as it filled up. The corn empanada empanadas were amazing- so sweet and crunchy. The short rib tacos were very rich and delicious, but greasy enough that we requested paper napkins to hold them. Food was hot and filling and portions were right sized. Dessert ice cream taco was just enough for the little taste of sweet we all need at the end of a good meal
  28. JE

    JashinaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time great wings and Paloma’s . Our server was great and we enjoyed our anniversary dinner.
  29. SC

    StephanieC

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great! Food and drinks came quickly. Very delicious wings
  30. DM

    DavidM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been Santa Fe regulars before and after the reopening. Food and drinks are always up to our expectations. No different this time. Definitely recommend
  31. DC

    DonnaC

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fresh, always good and always consistent! They have my vote for best Mexican restaurant in Wilmington!
  32. CN

    CarolN

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants great food good service prices are good also we live in Jersey and travel to Wilmington just to have dinner at Santa Fe never had a bad meal their chicken wings are the best
  33. LD

    LaurenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant, great food and the best margaritas!
  34. M

    Michelle

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and margaritas. The queso blanco is A+++++++++!
  35. JW

    JimWILMINGTON

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The decor was very nice and in keeping with a Mexican restaurant. Our server was attentive and did a nice job. He was friendly and supportive. Overall, the food was good but not great. The drinks were also good but not great. Pricing was to be expected and neither inexpensive nor expensive.
  36. SM

    SharonM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good! Our server, Nolan, was the best!
  37. TB

    TooBlue

    Philadelphia

    230 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    230 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Not for us, the best parts are the underground garage and nice waiter. The food was mediocre, watery salsa and most fatty steak every. The chips and queso were the best. Between the music and noise from the traffic, it wss not an enjoyable meal
  38. S

    Sushibirthday

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and drinks.....all top notch
  39. GR

    GwendelR

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s an amazing place. The food was good and the service was awesome! I’ll be back soon.
  40. D

    Dinner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was very good as well as the drinks, but bar service was slow. Ordered drinks when food arrived and didn't receive them until we finished food and a reminder. Bar did not appear that busy. Server was very friendly. I would definitely return, as past experiences were excellent!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.6 stars by 220 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


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Santa Fe Mexican Grill-Wilmington

2000 Pennsylvania Ave, Ste 105, WILMINGTON, DE 19806

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Grant avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Hours of operation

    Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Turn into Grant Avenue, drive towards the end of the building and make a left down into the private parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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