Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Bar - Newark

4.7
127 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Located on the heart of Main Street Newark, Delaware, this casual yet stylish restaurant has been awarded with The Best of Delaware award as the Best Mexican Restaurant- Upstate 2011. Patrons choose from outdoor dining on the wrap around patio or the tropical indoor dinning. It also features a brand new bar with more than 100 different tequila options, including home infused tequilas with fresh fruit and Mexican spices. Also, Santa Fe specializes in margaritas and Mojitos which have been awarded as the best locally. Start off with freshly made guacamole tableside, move onto spiced crab quesadillas or our Chile Ancho rubbed Ribeye steak with chipotle butter. End the night with our homemade Flan or our signature crepas filled with coffee ice cream and strawberry salsa. Ask a local where to find the best Mexican food at a reasonable price, and you're likely to be pointed towards Santa Fe Mexican Grill.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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JPage1006
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If I had to find something wrong, the straws are too narrow to easily drink the frozen Margherita. Otherwise, the service was awesome and the food was delicious. The portions were good and filled us up.

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KarenP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding!! Food and price were good too.

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vipBaconIsAVegetable
Philadelphia
124 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here celebrating two birthdays and they made the birthday girls feel extra special. Even sang and brought out a special dessert. Our server went above and beyond to help us in any way she could. It was my first tint at this location and will definitely return.

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UDELVisiting
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Service was great. This was the first time we went there and will be going back.

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TomO
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waitress, Lindsey, was very helpful, courteous, and personable. Our first experience at the Restaurant was pleasurable and enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! We always have the best meal here. On Valentine’s Day, the drinks were on point and wait staff was so kind. They work so hard at this restaurant. We had a fantastic evening.

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Carrie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the margs were delicious!

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MichelleN
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Queso Blanco is terrific as is the salsa and crab quesadilla. Highly recommend!

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JayL
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is outstanding and service is great. On a great Main Street with a fun environment.

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MICHELLE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Very hot and no atmosphere in back room

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vipRodL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots. I do miss your hard shell tacos. Any way to bring back the hard shells?

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vipNickG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and value! My guest and I truly enjoyed our evening here after about 5 years since our last visit. Also, the establishment was properly distancing and was very clean. We would highly recommend this to any visiting families, current students, or travelers through the area.

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SueS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was cooked perfectly as usual. My favorite restaurant in Newark!

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SueS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Santa Fe every week. Wings and fajitas are the best around. All the food and drinks are always delicious.

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SallyC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish food , good service, reasonable prices

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I love Santa Fe! Just wish they had told us our reservation was limited to 2 hours beforehand... A manager abruptly told us that our reservation was “up” and we had been making the table after us wait. We had no idea that the tables had a time limit nor we we informed by email, at the hostess stand or by our waiter. I understand having this limit but it needs to be communicated ahead of time. We were trying to drink our margaritas fast and felt very uncomfortable with the way she approached the situation (as if we had been in the wrong when we had no idea). Other than that, food and servers are usually pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food. Always have good service. Wait staff is friendly and work hard to make it a great experience. One of Main Street’s gems.

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Elaneg
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very efficient, and conscientious
Food was great, atmosphere was very nice

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Emily
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great.

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cortb
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, atmosphere, and service! Definitely recommend.

KM
KathleenM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Sangria tasted like watered down red wine. Enchiladas contained very little cheese And with exception of the red sauce were tasteless. Rice was dried out. Guacamole was good. If you dine here only get the guacamole.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server was fantastic!

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BeverlyA
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and great customer service. Social distancing is being done along with sanitizer and masks. Felt very comfortable.

SC
SkipC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After requesting a booth in the rear is the restaurant we were seated promptly and safely. As always our dinners were delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Food was good. Very expensive for fajitas that were mostly vegetables, 22 dollars. This place is right in the heart of U of D so expect very loud atmosphere. Will never go back due to the loud, vulgar and drunk college kids. It’s a shame they ruined dinner for a lot people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was hard to hear people at your table. Order was not completely correct and we paid for extra item.
My main problem is that we were nit checked in and did nit get credit on our Open Table account

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JasmineD
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious I would def recommend the fish tacos. The drinks were strong and worth the money. I also live how easy it was to make a reservation online for outside . Would def recommend and will be going back

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EmilyW
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They have the best margaritas in the area, and there isn't a close second. The food is also very good and consistent.

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always pleased at Santa Fe. From their food to their service!!!

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BawaA
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forgot the Name of our server but he was excellent!!! Thank you.

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Indigo
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious meal and great service. However, we had a party of 6 next to us in a booth, that was more than energetic, they were loud, and used a lot of profanity.

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vipdebbieh
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed catching up with a friend while munching on nachos and then salads. They seemed to a have steady flow of patrons. We were at a booth near the kitchen door. My only issue was that we left smelling strongly of the food that was cooked while we were there.

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vipDesh
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Really liked the restaurant

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dvykns
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to Santa Fe Saturday evening after a movie. For an easy-in, easy-out restaurant, it's very good. Ambience was very good with tables and the bar all filled. My beef chimichanga was just what I wanted and my wife enjoyed her chicken quesadillas.

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vipQuirkyBlackMan
Philadelphia
136 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Southwestern food at moderate prices. The drinks are also awesome.

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vipTheresaS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food quality seems to be diminishing (as do the portion sizes). The chipotle wings were very good (although served with no plates on which to eat them). The alambre was ok, as were the mole chicken enchiladas. The blackened chicken burrito appeared to be filled with ingredients that were just pulverized to mush. Nothing (rice, chicken, beans, etc.) was discernible inside of it. The burrito came with no sides and was just bland and very dry. The other dishes were served with a side of Mexican rice that was dried up and lacking in any flavor. The menu appears to have gotten smaller at this restaurant, but the quality of the food has not gone up with what should be a more focused service.

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vipwannabeafoodcritc
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food just wasn’t good and the service pleasant but not great. It reminded me of food you would get in the frozen aisle at the supermarket. Even the Mexican food chains are better. Pass on this place!

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vipRodL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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vipzibby
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kristen was very attentive. Our server Zach was excellent! He made sure that the birthday occasion was very special.

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vipJaneC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Santa Fe has been a favorite restaurant of ours since it first opened. Food is consistently good and the frozen margaritas are excellent. Prices are very good, portions are good and the staff is always friendly and attentive. Thank you.

FAQs

Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Bar - Newark offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 369-2500.

Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Bar - Newark is rated 4.7 stars by 127 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.