Santos Restaurant

4.8
100 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
Offering Southern favorites with Latin flavor, Santos (Spanish for “Saints”) is named after the saints of the River Parishes, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and St. James… the birthplace of owners Buddy Boe and Executive Chef Natasha Clement.
Santos blends the flavors of south Louisiana with a Latin flair and attitude that is best demonstrated in our Tamale Lasagna or boudin tacos. Discover flavors from Peru and Colombia to Mexico and the Caribbean sitting on the same plate with a Creole or Cajun dish.​
Located in the heart of Luling, Santos is easily accessible from Interstate 310 and Highway 90.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 4 (3 adults & 1 child) drove 45 minutes to visit this new restaurant for Friday night dinner, and would do it again. Every dish and cocktail was delicious. The meticulously detailed decor was perfect for every single occasion. Noise level was pretty loud, but made for great energy. Staff was friendly, warm, and welcoming. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Santos has become one of my favorite restaurants to go to for a special occasion, a date night or just a night to get out of the house. Food is always 10/10 and service is amazing. Cannot recommend this restaurant enough. It’s a gem in St. Charles Parish!

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CathyT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious and consistent. We’ve been several times and haven’t had anything that wasn’t exceptionally good. The cookies are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Date night with my husband, we were going to the theatre after dinner.
The food and service were amazing, it was a bit loud and it did take a while to get our food. We were glad that we made an early reservation otherwise we would’ve been late .

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JanJ
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Shrimp Ceasar salads were delicious! Fast, polite service. Nice ambiance. Will Def return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent, food was very good. We are here once before and sat in the main donut room, it was BERY loud, very hard to have conversation. This time we asked to sit in the bar and the noise level was t as bad but still very loud. Otherwise great restaurant.

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Tpop
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lunch was pleasant. Food was good with a Cuban flair.

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VickyL
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good great, service great, only downfall is noisy.

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DawnM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Definitely recommend. Recommend reservations,

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OpenTable Diner
West Virginia
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. All restaurants should take note from them. Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Everything we had was delicious, from the drinks to appetizers to entrees to dessert. Top notch . We will definitely be back

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WSIV70
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent, but it is a very loud environment. Great value too!

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Cajun
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great Food. Service is a little lacking.

We really enjoyed Santos. The food is great and having a restaurant of this caliber in Luling is great. We were a little let down by the service but I will chalk that up to the current employee shortage. My biggest gripe was that the waitress rarely came by to check up on us. We ordered a drink when we arrived. Once our food was ready a different server brought it out and walked away. Our waitress didn't come back till halfway through dinner and we were finally able to order another drink. Considering how much profit there is on cocktails you would think they'd be pushing drinks, especially since we were ordering the $10-14 ones off their menu. We only got 2 drinks for the evening when we could have easily ordered 3 or maybe even a 4th.

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vipPenguin
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here several times now and have not had a bad experience. Food is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted AMAZING!!! So many gluten free options.

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DannyL
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Santos. My wife had the pulled pork tacos which were excellent and I had the Thursday/Friday special (Lima beans w/ shrimp and some kind of delicious rice. The Lima bean dish so good….it must have been the Latin spices?? Very different from any Lima beans that I had ever had……
This was our second time dining at Santos. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable on menu. Sat outdoors which was very nice. Food was all delicious! Definitely planning to return. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Delicious food and drinks. Wonderful service. Thank you. Loved every bit of it.

CO
CONNIEP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks.

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JodyV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!!!!!!!!! What a great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is definitely one of a kind, especially in this little small town. It’s worth a trip.

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Frog
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Food and service was good. Noise level was way too high.

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NatalieM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was absolutely amazing !
Can’t wait to go back 😊

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DonaldP
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Walked in early and seated right away. Very attentive server. Food was outstanding!

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KennethM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and ambiance were great.

RC
RozC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot for a nice leisurely lunch with friends. Our waitress Vanessa was outstanding, as was our meal. Can’t say enough about Chef Natasha Clement’s food!

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CoreyR
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Took a little long

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OmarZ
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with a great twist! Highly recommended.

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ChristineM
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 2nd time visiting Santos. The first time was delicious and I think I enjoyed even more this time. The flavors are amazing and combinations of savory, sweet and spice in some of the dishes was fantastic. The cornbread is to die for and the Latino oodles were just spicy enough and the shrimp and grits were delicious too!!

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Coach
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great lunch. Finally something different to choose from in our area.I would recommend.

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vipkalinlev
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, don't miss out! The food was great and the drinks were even better. Highly recommend.

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DawnM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome! Service point on

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tjp504
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food as well as great service. Prices are very high but to me it’s worth it!

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AlbertoC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The lomo salteado was extremely salty, we had to returned to the kitchen.
No Margaritas….
The limes edges we asked for were old,
This was evident, even with its color ( green turning in yellow)

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CindyB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. I ordered the shrimp and grits. It was a very unexpected fusion of flavors. Very good.

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Steph
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute idea to go to Santos. Made a reservation on Opentable. They only had outdoor seating available. It was the perfect night to sit outside. We went with friends that have never been. Food was wonderful! We split multiple appetizers and all got different entrees. Everything was great. I love how the menu is different. It is so nice to have restaurant like this in Luling.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Loud does not begin to cover Santos. We used a noise meter on our cell, and it registered 93 dB at one point. A passing diesel truck generates 85 db. of noise! We could not even carry on a conversation at our table. When we complained to the greeter we were told we tried, but it didn't work. Encouraging!

Food: Don't know if this is normal, but we waited about 45 or so minutes before we saw our waiter again after ordering. That was to bring our dinner. This seemed an eternity being seated next to three women whose high-pitched laughs could open a garage door. We ordered nothing elaborate...fried seafood and grilled fish. Waited way too long with our ears ringing. The smoked salmon app. was very well done. The sour cream based dip could be punched up a bit. Stairway to Heaven was one large piece of fried catfish, one slightly larger than appetizer sized crab cake, and three shrimp ($27). Underwhelmed. Seafood was fresh, but it was fried seafood with a rather bland sauce. Grilled Red Snapper was nicely portioned and prepared very simply @ $22. with quinoas and sautéed kale. Total bill with tax was almost $80.00 for one app., two entrées, one glass of wine, and one tea. That included tax.

Final conclusion: Way too loud. Decent food, but a bit pricey for Luling. There are many places in St. Charles Parish and certainly Metairie that would give them a run for their money.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at Santos. This was our first visit to this restaurant, and we will definitely be back. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Our server was polite and attentive. I think the only issue I would have is the noise level. The sound echoes throughout the restaurant, so it makes conversation a little difficult. Overall, we were very pleased.

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Cecille
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Just wish it was not quite so noisy. We sit outside when possible because the noisy level is way less.

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vipMaryB
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time .. first time going

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SkylarM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service enjoyed everything and had a great time

FAQs

Santos Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (985) 308-0048.

Santos Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 100 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.