Santa Fe Mexican Grill-Wilmington

4.5
101 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!

20% Gratuity added to tables of 6 or more

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
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
What 101 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great!! Will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unexpectedly great! All staff were friendly, the food was delicious and served hot, and the price was very affordable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were very good and we had excellent drink and food recommendations from our server.

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Debora
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience5

Rice and beans were cold, waitress didn’t
Really know the menu , nachos and guacamole were great! Chimichanga soggy and greasy . I’d go back for nachos

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vipDesh
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our server kept calling us guys. Did not like that. Asked him to stop, said he was sorry. Then did it again. Not pleased.

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RAH212
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Better than El Camino or Del Pez...Tex Mex in a newer building.

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vipArd12
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent! Great waiter, wish I remembered his name. We were there for an early dinner. The food was fine, not great, but what you expect for Mexican in this part of the world. Drinks were good not cheap but tasty.

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Jboss
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks excellent customer service. Definitely going back. Would highly recommend.

MB
MeghanB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for outdoor dinning in Wilmington.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Came in at 8:45, they close at 10 so I came in knowing to be fast so the workers didn’t have to stay late even though I had a good amount of time. They were very unprofessional. Server came over to the table only once for drinks and didn’t come over again until we asked him to and didn’t even tell us when last call for food was. Therefore, the only food I got I had to take to go. And the last 15 minutes of the restaurant, they turned the lights on and made it very obvious they were trying to boot people to leave. Unless it is 10 I did not expect that type of service. Was very uncomfortable the whole night!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Very friendly staff. Food was high quality and delicious!

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Ebony
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly; the dividers allowed for privacy and safety; the drinks were good.

WD
vipWilmoDiner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mother’s Day. Good experience. Would like more vegan options.

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Amie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was terrific! Our waitress, Erin, was helpful , friendly and professional. First time here since it was redone. It was a great Mother's Day brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day, great waitress and great food we will be back

MM
vipMovieMark
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We've ordered takeout several times during the pandemic, but this was our first dine-in experience. We enjoyed it very much. Lovely decor, tasty food, and fast service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my best friend have been here several times and we love it. However this particular time was amazing. I think it’s safe to say Nolan made this experience our best yet. Not knowing that we had been here before Nolan was very informative. I’m not to picking on drinks so I was perfectly fine with the house marg until Nolan blew me away with is description of the blood orange margarita which left me no option but to get that instead and of course it lived up to everything he said. Food was great as usual and when it came down to needing anything extra like condiments or more napkins Nolan was right there with it!!! It’s like he was reading my mind. I’ll definitely continue to dine here but from now on I don’t want any other server except NOLAN!!!!!

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MrsW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Good Service
A few Food_Drink tems were a bit overpriced.

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DavidA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious. Our waiter was courteous and attentive. All of that was overshadowed when a young lady interrupted my daughter mid sentence to tell me I was not allowed to bring my favorite taco sauce from home. When I explained that particular sauce was my favorite and was not offered by the restaurant she doubled down by saying it was not permitted. Her demeanor was not pleasant, and her tone was worse. I felt like she was interrupting a private moment with my family on our mother's day dinner and it appeared to be her intention to show my up. So I finally put an end to the conversation by saying "fair enough, I won't be back". She was quite cavalier in her tone when she said "okay".

It is ashame. She ruined a nice evening for my family. And an otherwise perfect dinner that the rest of your team had put together for us.

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vipEBLC
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was terrible. Apps just ok. Street tacos were great. We basically had finished our apps before the margaritas had arrived. Same thing happened with 2nd round drinks and our entrees.

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VanesaL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Sara was so pleasant with our two tables total of 10 of us. She was awesome!! Definitely loved this Sante Fe over the Newark one. Food and drinks were great!

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JohnS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time to their new location. The first was really good as well, food, service were excellent, I think the food was even better this time. We went mid-afternoon and it was nice and quiet, not busy and the outdoor seating was open which let in a nice breeze. I'm trying to think what we ordered, hadn't had them before. If you get a chance, get the Dip Sampler for an appetizer. Reasonably priced ($9), mild, medium and hot dips with flour tortillas. Each different, each very tasty. Our waitperson, Erin B was attentive, pleasant and there when we needed her. An awesome Linner!

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vipAlexaR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Lauren the manager was exceptional

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vipMonkey
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

We've been to Santa Fe in the past, but, never on a Friday evening. . . The place was loud beyond obnoxious!!. . .We realize you are able to exercise only a limited amount of control over the noise factor, BUT, you sure can try something!!. . .Dinners were monopolizing their tables long after paying their bills. . .Talk about disrespecting others!!. . .In other restaurants, the management makes it quite understandable that the dinners need to vacate as soon as they pay their bill. . .If the customer hasn't the good sense, manners and
consideration, then you need to take charge!!. . It affects your bottom line one way or another. . .Either by limiting the amount of revenue you collect, or, by customers, like us, not returning!!. . .WE WILL NEVER DINE AT SANTA FE ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY EVENING, AGAIN!!!. . And, we will certainly spread the word to our friends!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was okay,drinks were horrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waitress went above to serve us and made us aware of ingredients in foods we were getting. Willing to work with us to make sure we had good experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab nachos were amazing and waitstaff was attentive and friendly. I love that they have outdoor seating.

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JulieW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Santa Fe for the first time Saturday and we will definitely return. We had the crab nachos to start which was an excellent choice. I had the vegetable fajitas and my husband had the street tacos, both of where excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for drinks and apps !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The wait staff very friendly. The mix drinks are great. The grilled chicken quesadilla was not worth $15 (no side included). Other mexican restaurants include the rice and beans.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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Ball
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, drinks and nice outdoor seating options make this place a great place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time. We enjoyed ourselves.

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vipDEdiner
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice selection of Mexican foods and the tables are nicely separated. However, noise carries inside.

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MikeS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I went to Santa Fe Friday. Everything about the meal was fantastic. Hostesses, Victoria (our server), and the floor staff were just fantastic.

The leadership team is doing a great job hiring, supporting and overall wonderful restaurant. Truly great job by everyone!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Thursday night with a friend for the first time. Took my wife the next day. So good! Staff is very accommodating throughout the dining experience.

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CathyM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent lunch. Only draw back is very limited parking.

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JuliannaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely AMAZING! My boyfriend and I completely finished our appetizer, meals and all of our drinks. Will definitely be returning!

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KarenA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Initial greeting not friendly. Upon arrival we were immediately told there was a 2 hour limit even though there was hardly any one in the restaurant. Service was extremely slow. Prices for food and drinks, pricey for Mexican food.

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MaureenM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our server, Nolan, was outstanding. I will definitely recommend to friends and family.

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 101 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.