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Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina

4.8
4.8
431 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Santa Fe's Steakhouse & Cantina is famous for it's award winning steaks, fine wine & handcrafted cocktails. Don't miss out on the Orange Roughy, a favorite. High-end destination serving steaks & seafood backed by a massive wine list, plus live music nights.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Cantina Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (956) 630-2331

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jorge Gonzales

  • Neighborhood

    McAllen

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 431 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Overall

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Food

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Service

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Ambiance

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Value

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Good for groups

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Great for fine wines

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Romantic

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Lively

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Most Booked

  • McAllen

    Best Overall

  • McAllen

    Best Food

  • McAllen

    Best Service

  • McAllen

    Best Ambiance

  • McAllen

    Best Value

  • McAllen

    Good for special occasions

  • McAllen

    Most Booked

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  1. TM

    TreciaM

    Atlanta

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Sat next to the piano. Was very nice. The steak was perfect. Just like I ordered. My companions ordered the beef short ribs. They said it was very good. Amanda (server) got our drink orders correct. She suggested some different types of drinks. They came out as ordered. Nice to try something different. We really like Amanda. Best waitress in the restaurant. Always on point and very knowledgeable. Thank you.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Never disappoints.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good atmosphere really enjoyed the night
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very loud, server never checked back on us after ordering.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food.
  6. ER

    ElaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would totally recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a more upscale restaurant in the Rio Grande Valley. Food was great! Atmosphere was even better!
  7. A

    Alleng

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Had to keep asking for items, refills etc., also never received any warm bread to go with our salads or meal.
  8. j

    jasons

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is outstanding. The food is amazing!!
  9. FP

    FranceneP

    Corpus Christi

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another nice dinner at Santa Fe! Waiter was very attentive, food was great and the music is always great.
  10. RG

    RalphG

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent as always sant fe is an oasis in mcallen Texas. Arturo, Noe, Austin always take care of me..going above and beyond. The steak this time was amazing..bone in ribeye..
  11. JV

    JeremiahV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience1
    The worst Wagyu steak ever, kids were yelling for 2 hours. Service was outstanding.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Awesome food. A bit spendy, can’t come as often as we’d like Too chilly Brought some friends & they were very pleased. Thanks for a treat.
  13. J

    Jacqueline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, quiet, great delicious food, and great cocktails. Server was very professional and was a great server overall. Will definitely come visit Mcallen only for this restaurant! Great experience!!
  14. JV

    JoelV

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, professional, seRvice was a bit off from usual but still a pleasant experience
  15. JH

    JacobH

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. The food is always consistently wonderful. We had a excellent server.
  16. LA

    LornaA

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    After booking through OpenTable I called to request a specific area for seating. The lady who answered was extremely rude and disengaged while talking to me while also greeting at the door. I have never been treated this way in any restaurant. If it was not for a special occasion we would have gone somewhere else. The food is always outstanding but we were very disappointed with the wagyu steaks. Everything else was to perfection. Service was outstanding as was the wine. I just know not to order the wagyu steak and would take this over the rude receptionist! I know their food is always outstanding. Very disappointed.
  17. LD

    LariD

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance was great (live piano music). Food was exquisite (taste, presentation) and well proportioned. Drinks were delicious. Service was exceptional.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Service was a bit slow but it is understandable during these times. Steak was perfect and Mac and cheese was unbelievable!!
  19. RL

    ReneL

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoy this place. Its first class always.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! The food delicious and de services super great!
  21. MK

    MarkK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Santa Fe never disappoints! Great romantic environment, soft piano music in the background. Candle light, great drinks, great food, great service. And they also offer a casual setting with patio seating. Can’t go wrong here. Highly recommend.
  22. JV

    JulioV

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    Quail was to bland this time for some reason and not enough seasoning. Not sure if you changed anything but they were fantastic the first time I had them and was also a little nosy And everything else was great. Still my favorite spot in McAllen
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent. The service was mediocre at best. The bar was excellent and music was outstanding.
  24. R

    Roberto

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, drinks and service!
  25. KS

    KyleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dad and I travelled from Dallas specifically to enjoy dinner at the Santa Fe Steakhouse. It was exactly what we hoped for. Great wine recommendations, scallops were perfect and the steak was exceptional. Totally worth the flight;)
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The 14 oz wagyu with black truffles was the best steak I’ve ever had. The wine list is very good and their markup on wine is as fair as you’ll get. Pan seared scallop appetizer was also very good.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service
  28. X

    Xavierc

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place and ambiance. The food is excellent and enjoyed the music and atmosphere of the cantina.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  31. RG

    RodrigoG

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great drinks the noise level could be lower but overall an amazing meal
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was top notch. The server rang in our drinks and food correctly, however we received things wrong from the bar and kitchen. The food and drinks were still great. One margarita was to have no salt and had salt. Both steaks were supposed to be a ribeye but mine ended up being a strip instead of a ribeye.
  33. CM

    CindyMG

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolute perfection! From the food to the music to the staff.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente la comida, bebidas y el servicio de los meseros excelente, sin duda regresaremos a ese lugar cuando vengamos a McAllen!!! Excelente todo!
  35. RR

    RaulR

    Cancun

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Will be back again..
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! The food was amazing! Best steak in the valley.
  37. S

    Sahar

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service was too notch. Perfect place to celebrate any occasion.
  38. JE

    JohnE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience exceeded our expectations! The service was outstanding and the food was incredible. I have never eaten a steak so tender and delicious. We were celebrating our anniversary and they made it a memorable evening!
  39. BD

    BobD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is probably the best steak house in McAllen. We went there for my companion's birthday and glad we did. Wine is a bit pricey, but the steaks were excellent as were the sides. You get a side salad with each meal, which is nice. Our server was very friendly and efficient.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor seating excellent and quiet

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (956) 630-2331.

Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina is rated 4.8 stars by 431 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina

1918 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78503

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    McAllen

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Cantina Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jorge Gonzales

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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