Asked for outside dining upstairs but they sat us downstairs inside. Went with friends who love the place and at least we were glad to spend time with them.
We always go to Santa Fe on every trip to HHI. The place is hoppin, the food in unique and excellent, and the service is always great. Love to sit and watch the chefs cooking in the open kitchen.
Amazing as always! Love going here! Changed up our food this time and wow best steak I’ve ever had. Melt in your mouth!!! Go here now!! Oh and the margs are pretty awesome too!!
Always wonderful food!!!! Love the atmosphere, only downfall was dirty floors, and chair pads. We will still go back, would just recommend doing a good sweep of the floor, and clean the chair pads often with degreaser or don’t have cloth pads. 😉🍴
Love is place. Great atmosphere, always great food. Only suggestion would be that upstairs got pretty hot. You could tell right when the A/C came on and it was great! But it would have been better to have never gotten hot at all. Out of our party of 10 5 people could completely tell. But didn't ruin anyones night
Great happy hour.
Excellent food/ service/ atmosphere.
Entertainment was amazing- Ray Elias.
The chimichanga was the best I’ve ever tasted. I thought that the blend of ingredients was perfect. The rest of my party enjoyed their entrees. We had a wonderful dining experience.
Central island location with consistently well-prepared fresh food. A southwestern twist, but not overly spicy. Upscale, grilled entrees not usually found in southwestern cousine. We have loved this place for years and are never disappointed.
Fabulous grouper entree’. Highly recommended !
Went with friends and had a great evening. Great food and reasonable wine prices
This is the best food on the Island (we are residents and my husband is a Culinary Institute of America grad) and in spite of the annoying ambiance we seem to always encounter, we will always return and recommend the food as being best on the Island but......we have encountered this annoying situation for the 3rd time on Sunday night! I deligently make reservations and on arrival we are told that “your table isn’t available but we have.....upstairs”! We were entertaining out of state guests and I raved for days about this place only to be 1). seated in the first table to the right on top of the steps and not only had to contend all night with people (other guests and wait staff) coming and going and had to move or get up to supply ample room for passing and 2). seated adjacent to a rather large family group with children who were being children loud and distractive!
I feel like our faces are on a plaque as we arrive and it says...these suckers will sit anywhere!
We spend many dollars here and don’t hesitate to order drinks galore and I’m beginning to wonder why!
The wait staff are always amazing but the host stand always greets us in an unusual negative, unfriendly manner as though we are a nuisance to them.
In reference to Sunday night we were not given any other options than the table we were seated at....it completely ruined my evening
awesome place i love santa fe... cowboy steak is the best
Food was nothing special and staff seemed stressed and disinterested
I am a local and enjoyed our dinner with family from New York city...great service, exceptional food..!!!
Four of us all enjoyed our dinner choices. Great atmosphere and sound level permitted a good conversation.
Always a favorite! Great food, great margaritas, great music, great atmosphere on outside deck! Don’t miss it!
Food was decent, ambiance is nice, especially outdoors on the deck; but beware that this establishment is not baby friendly! Took our 1 year old for an early dinner at 5pm, and they were very obviously annoyed that we brought a baby (attitude about having a stroller, getting a high chair, etc...) even though I did mention it in my reservation that we would have a baby. They made us feel extremely uncomfortable and were unbelievably rude (host, waitress, buster, literally all workers). My advice is to not go here with children! Every single other place on the island was AMAZING towards children except Santa Fe.
Great as always. Every year we have to make at least one visit and it does not disappoint
Use to visit this establishment over a decade ago and finally returned to the island recently. Great memories which were substantiated with excellent food, superb service and a splendid atmosphere. Would recommend for any occasion. Bon Appetit !
We loved our dinner and had fantastic service. Highly recommend.
A welcome change from the mostly-mediocre food on HHI. Great menu - everything looked awesome. We followed the advice of other reviewers and I started with the Painted Desert soup - really creative and tasty. Then my husband had the pork chops verde and I had the ribeye burrito. WOW - both were absolute winners. And a nice wine list. Highly recommend!
Santa Fe Cafe is on our "must visit" list every time we are in Hilton Head. We enjoy everything.
Spring Break dinner with family.
Food is pricey and ordinary. I ordered a Grouper for $30.00 because it was recommended by my friend. It was good but not worth $30.00.
Enjoyed dining on the rooftop patio. Was early in the evening (6pm) so not sure how crowded/loud it may get later, but was nice and quiet while we were there. Had shrimp tacos and they were good.
I have been coming to Santa Fe Cafe since they opened many years ago. It is a "can't miss" stop on any trip to Hilton Head. The southwestern offerings are always top notch, but the menu is much broader than just southwest. This is a super solid choice for everything on the menu.
Sat outside... nice rooftop terrace with great mariache singer who played the whole time.
Nice take on southwestern cuisine. Good service. Always busy- Reservations recommended. Menu items a little pricey but no other food similar to this anywhere around so definitely a unique dining experience.
Food and adult beverages are amazing. Service is great.
Enjoyed the upstairs patio. Food and service was fantastic. We travel to HHI for spring break every year. This is now a must go restaurant for the future. Thank you!
We came for the early bird with a large group (kids included). Our waiter was awesome—even had the chef special make “crispy” tacos for my whiny son. The food was outstanding from the salads and soups to the entrees and churros. Love the red sangria and the margaritas as well. We will definitely be back. 😊
Awesome food. Awesome Service. Dinner special was great. Great presentation of entrees.
My experience was AWESOME! Best food in HHI. I look forward to eating here almost as much as coming to Hilton Head. Black bean soup, Guacamole and Ribeye burrito are my favs. Service is always top notch.
Great experience for my husband and I and four teenagers.
As usual, Santa Fe Restaurant Provided excellent menu choices in a friendly environment. It has been the go to choice for foodies with a taste for Southwestern cuisine on Hilton Head for over fifteen years. It is my wife's favorite restaurant, so we have gone there many times over the years; we have never been disappointed.
We loved dining on the rooftop! Great food and ambiance on a chilly night! Highly recommend!
Live music is amazing. Food is top notch . Rib eye burrito!
Excellent service, ambiance and food! Great for lunch and dinner. Adorable rooftop patio!