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About Santa Fe

Santa Fe has been an Upper West-side staple for over 25 years. Featuring Southwestern Classics, Contemporary Mexican Cuisine and the best Margaritas in town, we strive to provide every one of our guests with a comfortable, delicious and friendly dining experience.

73 West 71st Street
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican / Southwestern, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Columbus Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 724-0822

Website:
http://www.santafe71.com/

Parking Details:
Metered and non-Metered parking is available on surrounding streets. Various parking lots are also available nearby.

Public Transit:
Take the 1, 2, 3, B, or C train to 72nd Street

Executive Chef:
Jose Gonzalez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private Parties available pending negotiation. Call and ask to speak with Alex.

Santa Fe Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (21)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
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Good for a Date (12)
Cozy (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Authentic (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Spicy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
Vegan (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

One of the best Mexican restaurants on the upper west side. My go to since I moved to Hong Kong then London in 1992. Neither HK or London has good Mexican so every time I'm home I go. Last weekend the place was hoping! Pretty impressive after all these years!!

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, People Watching, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

As always, I’m never disappointed at Santa Fe. The food is good and the margaritas sublime.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Best margaritas ever! And the best chipolte chicken, too!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent flavors mixed with warm ambiance will bring us and our guests back again. Server was also excellent and attentive.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great neighborhood spot. Their fish tacos are to die for. All around comfortable, friendly and a feel good restaurant with great food.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always a good choice. Never disappoints drinks are delicious. Guacamole superb

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I love Santa Fe. Reliable, consistent, delicious and friendly

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

It was a busy scene despite our early reservation (5:30). Never-the-less we had a cozy, quiet table.
The service was prompt & courteous and the food was very good. I loved my duck confit chimichanga. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My wife and I dine here, on average, several times a year as it is very near where we live with generally good food, service and value. This time we had our son's family with 5 y.o. old children and my other son. The place was busier than usual because a nearby upscale SW/Mexican facility had a kitchen fire and closed - diners shifted here. Was handled well. Only one minor issue that should be corrected. Two of my guests ordered fajitas and each came with only two moderate sized tortillas despite generous portions of meat and vegetables; I suggested the diners ask for more, but they did not so I'm not sure what would have happened. Should probably provide at least 4, maybe 5 tortillas for these meals.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Santa Fe is one of my favorites in the neighborhood.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Alex the Mgr was terrific. Miguel the waiter was excellent. Margaritas are solidly good. :-)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food and great service, we will be back!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This place is fine for an everyday night out on the uws. Ambience is actually quite pleasant and the food was pretty decent as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant. A regular for us. Great margaritas and good food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The most consistent purse restaurant on upper West side. The service is awesome and friendly. They greet you with a smile. The fajitas are the best in the city is always a nice lively buzz in the restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

First time that we were there. Food was very good service was fine. Enjoyable experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had not been here for many years but friends of ours said they were there recently and it was quite good. We went to Santa Fe for dinner and it was a lovely meal. It was pretty standard Tex Mex food, more Mex than Tex, but everyone was pleased with their choices. The margaritas were outstanding and my glass of wine was a generous pour. We were happy with the service and the specials included incredible prices (less than the menu, not more). We are upper west siders and will certainly be back.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

always enjoy our meals here and especially like the house margarita because it is not only tasty but it also provides "a kick" to it. pleasant atmosphere and friendly welcome.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I forgot how good this place is. Nothing fancy, but terrific ingredients and wonderful neighborhood restaurant!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Lovely and knowledgeable servers who can accommodate food allergies and diabetic preferences!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The best of everything. Consistently great food and service. The best margarita in nyc!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Spicy, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Authentic, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A wonderful neighborhood gem with great food and fantastic service!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was fabulous, specially the wild mushroom quesadillas!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Healthy, Spicy
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Brought my girlfriend who’s from New Mexico. Had a blast - frozen margs. Waiter was great too

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great! Everything was delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was very good but the noise level interfered with enjoyment of the meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Perfectly reasonable food and service. Nothing special but I'd come again for convenience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

OK ambience and service but the food is very ordinary. Too much oil and not enough spice. There are a number of better choices in the area.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Good comfort food! Yummy sweet potato burrito, nice marguerita, good service, nice neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We hadn't been to Santa Fe in quite a while, and were delighted by the ambience, delicious food, and the relative quiet. The grapefruit margarita was excellent, by the way. The three of us had quite different things, ranging from fish to enchiladas, and we really enjoyed them.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food and drinks always delicious. It's the only restaurant where the noise level is so low you can actually hear your friends conversation!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Ok but not great. Guacamole (my test for excellence) was not bad, but needed more lime juice and Tabasco. Fish tacos were ok - a bit too fried. Satisfactory in general.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It's been around a long time. The primary reason seems to be the strong margaritas. The food was exceptionally mediocre and overpriced. Do not recommend unless you're looking to relive 1995 in the worst possible way.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Average food and pricey. Mostly West Side arrogant people

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great neighborhood haunt.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Nice casual and relaxing atmosphere . Fabulous Margaritas good service reasonably priced.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

One of our favorite neighborhood spots. Friendly staff, reliable and tasty menu with generous portions and they don't blink when we share an entree. Glad to see them busy and energetic on a weekend night.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The restaurant was very friendly and fun. The service was very accommodating and professional. Need the chips salsa and guacamole were great. The rest of the food was good. The drinks were good

Tags: Casual, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Highly recommended!
Great food, drinks, ambience, and service.
Neighborhood gem

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Tried twice to complete - app jumped & froze. Good placefor many reasons

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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