Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina

4.7
186 reviews
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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 favorit. High-end destination serving steaks & seafood backed by a massive wine list, plus live music nights.
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LL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table of loud women next to us. Other than that, excellent experience.

m
Corpus Christi
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a great evening at Santa Fe.

MG
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation in the restaurant, sat down, and I felt like I was in a wax museum. As in, I was the youngest one there by 20y. And I’m 60!
I went over to the Cantina, and it was a lot more lively. My ahi tuna was excellent, and the filet was a perfect medium rare. I ate at the bar, and the bartender was excellent.
Just to keep it Interesting, the restaurant managed to explode the transformer outside. The entire place was sitting there playing on their phones in the dark. The bartender said, “Well, that’s what we all do anyway!” Hilarious. Great restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

The orange roughy was “roughy”! The last few times I had this, it was always WOW. This time.... it let me down. Had such a bad fish flavor. Also, the calamari was soooooo salty. I was so looking forward to this evening, but was let down. I wouldn’t choose this for special occasion again!

RL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Hadn’t been there in a while but after our service and food, we asked ourselves why. Ask for Victor. Great service.

F
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute best place to eat in the RGV, the steaks are phenomenal. The key lime pie for dessert took my breath away and the cheese tray as an appetizer, OMG! The service, unbeatable!

DR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food & Atmosphere was incredible! I just felt that the waiter got caught up with too many tables because they seemed short staffed. I had higher expectation than that

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing

VM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious, staff is friendly, scenery was perfect!!

DR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As we walked in, it felt as if one was stepping back in time! I literally felt as if I was walking into another world....thank you so very much.

DK
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The server provided excellent, attentive service. The food and wine was very good and it arrived promptly without delay. My only issue, and it is the case with all fine dining, the piano player noise level. When we go to Santa Fe, I always have to request a table in back of the restaurant to mitigate the noise level of the piano. The music is fine, I just don't like to shout at dinner when it costs more than 3 figures.....

BB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I felt as though we were another number being processed....our server knew next to nothing about wine....however, he did make an attempt to bluff his way through. Sauteed spinach was the best I have ever had

F
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've always been pleased with great food and service

W
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great birthday meal. My wife and I enjoyed the servie, food and atmosphere.

SV
Corpus Christi
29 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Son’s birthday.
Michelle was exceptional. Well versed on the menu and very attentive.
Thank you for an amazing evening.

SC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place with attention to detail. We were very impressed with the piano player and his grasp of the music.

OT
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere with live piano music. Service is phenomenal.

MS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our time at Santa Fe Steakhouse. We were there to celebrate my son's high school graduation. We had a reservation for 5 pm, but that wasn't really necessary. It wasn't busy at all, I guess because it was early. We arrived and we greeted right away and we also seated right away. We started with a spinach artichoke appetizer which was delicious. We then upgraded to the Mediterranean salad, which is always great. The filets were cooked perfectly and very tender. I always get the pastry covered mashed potatoes. Overall, it was a very special and memorable dinner with the family.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service ! Manager help me out with Anniversary making it romantic. Will be there again.
Thank you again !

MC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this restaurant, next time I will request a booth. It gets a little crowded at the tables, especially since they had sat a couple of large groups and tables were pulled together to accommodate them.

MM
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I travel to mcallen frequently and would highly recommend Santa aFe as a destination of choice!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The food was tasty, but I got sick as soon as I finished my meal.

J
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Good Service. A bit pricey but noncomplaints of food

LF
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our server Ruben, I believe, was very knowledgeable of the menu, suggestions, following up and making us feel comfortable, he did a really good job. We purchased additional drinks to take out to the patio, however once there, we were never again addressed by any potential server outside. My friend and I would have very much preferred another drink. Hmmmm! Nonetheless, our dinner was fabulous and our server was great. Thank you.

OT
Corpus Christi
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and appetizers.
All dishes we order were delightful.

J
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We have always loved coming here but we had the worst service. The waiter took 20 minutes to get drink orders, we had no menus for 30 minutes, and he screwed up the checks and had added an unknown charge to the bill. The food was generally good although salads were drowning in dressing.

SM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time going to this restaurant for our wedding anniversary and we love it! Never disappointed and the food/atmosphere is always amazing.

AG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food and service ; I would definitely recommend it.

FH
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. The variety of food was outstanding. Service staff was on top of it. Would go again.

SM
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite! I just so look forward to Santa Fe Steakhouse's off menu items so I and our friends dove right into the features: I had the a fish plate that had a beautiful white fish, fresh calamari, mussels and shrimp swimming in a bouillon broth and my husband and friends all ordered a delectable grill poached ribeye with hassleback potatoes accompanied by a thyme and rosemary pistou. WOW! We simply can't stray too far from the Santa Fe Steakhouse because they're food, ambience and staff are always on point!

B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet again the service was flawless. The staff made every effort to see that we were well taken care of. The Wagyu Ribeye was cooked to perfection. I like my steak "blue" and it was rare as con be without a hint of char. The cocktails were prepared with skill, and the wine list was varied. As always, my dinning companion was suitably impressed. I've narrowed McAllen down to 3 favorite restaurants... and when I want steak I go to Santa Fe.

F
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

it was aweful, not like when it was before

i've heard high students play better piano.

the food was dry..

the waterboy stepped on my feet, interrupt conversation

PE
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful evening at Santa Fe Steakhouse. The food and drinks were great, service perfect..
A beautiful place.
We will be back and bring some friends.

Dr. and Mrs. Phil Ethridge

SH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak, salad and lobster bisque. Vegetables over cooked but an overall excellent dinner

RR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we ate there. I ordered the T-bone and it was cooked to my specifications! My wife ordered the rib eye and it was also cooked the way she wanted it. The server was attentive despite the large crowd.

SJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best - never disappointed

FR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was my wifes and i first time eating at santa fe steakhouse the food was really good and had an awesome experience.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food excellent as always , drinks were a bit on the weak side . Service was very professional

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

phenomenal service and food

OT
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Santa Fe has great character. The decor mimics places you’d see all over New Mexico. It has a wine storage room with a dining table, outdoor fireplace and more! Plus the food is great!

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