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Permanently Closed - Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Bar - Wilmington

95 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups (78)
  • Fit for Foodies (56)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Located Wilmington, Delaware, this casual yet stylish restaurant has been awarded with The Best of Delaware award as the Best Mexican Restaurant- Upstate 2011 and 2013 as well as Delaware Online's Reader's Choice 2013 Best Mexican. We feature 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 table side, 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 Tres Leches cake.
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Mexican, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm-10:00pm,

Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(302) 425-5200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Abimael
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Private party facilities
Authentic Mexican cuisine at Santa Fe Mexican Grill is ideal for any meal, sure to treat your guests to a memorable experience. Enjoy your next event in our newly renovated private dining room, La Bodega, equipped to be catered to any event.
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Private party contact
Stephanie Hrycak: (866) 293-4281
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Santa Fe features a Catering menu with varied options perfect for casual lunches, birthday parties, or wedding parties. Featuring Guacamole Bowls, Fajita Bars, Churrasco Steak and Chipotle Mashed Potatoes. For delivery or pick-up, disposables or rentals available, contact our Catering Manager as soon as possible to plan your next event!
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Cross street
Pennsylvania & Union
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Parking details
Free Public Parking
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Special events & promotions
Santa Fe is constantly looking for ways to encourage community involvement and fun. Look out for our Beer Festivals in the Spring and Fall, our annual Pig Roast competition, Tequila and Wine dinners, and, most importantly, the biggest Cinco de Mayo party in Delaware!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.9  based on all time ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

Very nice staff and very good food. We enjoyed everything but the tres leches was the best I've ever had.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

Excellent food & knowledgeable, kind server.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2016

2nd visit to Santa Fe Grill & Bar and I had the exact same thing I had the first time because it was soooo good. I had the killer Cancun shrimp tacos and a frozen pineapple margarita. Our waitress was awesome and said she has to have these tacos at least once a week - I am thinking I will be in the same boat. I loved the flavors of the taco - fresh flour tortilla, shrimp, pickled onion, cabbage and BACON - they are not that big but they are full of flavor. I am going to keep swaying my friends to have dinner here with me on our GNO.

jack (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on October 4, 2016

I have eaten here over the last year at least 6 times. Each time has become progressively worse. It is now to the point that I have taken this establishment off my list. The food was horrible. I had crab cakes that looked like they came out of can headed in a microwave then sauce put on it to hide the taste. Menu says handmade not true. My wifes tacos were burnt and instead of a soft taco shell it was cooked to a hard shell. Our grand daughter's meat in her taco l could not identify. If you go each the chips and salsa only they are ok. Real disappointment I wish them luck.

MAEM (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on September 27, 2016

Visited Santa Fe with a friend. We had been there before and had great experiences. The restaurant was just about empty - it was early on a Tuesday evening. The bar area was busy. We each had their frozen margarita/sangria cocktail -- delicious. The food, however, was not as I had remembered. I ordered a quesadilla. That was ok. The guac and the pico that came with it, however, were absolutely inedible...I took one small taste and my mouth was on fire!! There was way too much jalapeno. The same was true for the salsa on the table. Our server told us that XXXX made the salsa, pico and guac today and that he puts a major amount of jalapeno in it.
I would think that an established restaurant would have an explicit recipe for their products so that it would be consistent regardless of which staff member produced it. If I go there again I will definitely get the frozen margarita/sangria and call it a night.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

I enjoyed the menu the last time we came a year or so ago, so decided to ask friends to come. There was a party in a "private" room which was rather loud and made it difficult to hear. The food was still very good!

vipJRB1 (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

We hadn't been to this restaurant in a while and decided to take my niece and her husband so that they could try the guacamole bowl. To our disappointment, it is no longer made table-side. It was pre-made in the kitchen and a bit on the spicy side. The salsa for the table was also spicy, with no option for anything milder. They have changed the menu since we were there last, and my husband and I were disappointed. I requested the chicken enchiladas with green sauce. There was no sauce that I could see and the chicken was very dry. I had also requested refried beans and got black beans instead. The gentlemen asked for a second round of drinks, while both my niece and myself clearly declined another one. The waitress brought my niece another drink and then acted like she was surprised when we told her that it had not been requested. My niece accepted it as she didn't want to cause an issue for the waitress. There was not even an "I'm sorry for the mix up" from her. My husband and I were disappointed in and will probably not go back again.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on August 6, 2016

This place was OK - nothing special. Service was really great, but the food was just average.

BueniTG (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on July 31, 2016

The food is fabulous, a real cut above the average Southwestern cuisine. The service was very friendly if a bit balky, but the food did arrive hot and they refilled our iced teas and chips a couple of times while we were waiting. It is the new family Tex.Mex.

LianaB (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on July 21, 2016

we all enjoyed our meal, not smothered in cheese, liked that the salsa had a little kick and wasnt bland, was a little loud, but Bibliotecha area was quieter- we were there for paint nite- really fun time