Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina

4.7
298 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.

Support Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 298 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JacobH
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal

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Luis
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was great, service was kind but the restaurant was too loud. Not sure if a bad day but it was super noisy. Lots of people talking loudly. I was hoping for a romantic dinner because they have a piano but it was so loud the piano was barely audible

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SandyN
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food tasted amazing, and the ambience was perfect. For ordering medium cooked steaks, the meal took entirely way too long. Getting drink refills was a challenge. The servers were nice, but we were there for a while waiting.

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TomH
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My God! When I get to Heaven, I am going to inform my Maker that I want a Santa Fe Steakhouse in my Agenda. It was a Perfect night out with my wife! Seeing Jake play his guitar is always a Delight!! See ya next Tuesday night!,😁

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IrmaA
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to unwind! Food was amazing! The bar had a great band playing.

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VeronicaN
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing
From the moment we walked in
No mask craziness imposed unto us
Which is HUGE right now to know our rights and freedoms are valued and respected...❤🇺🇲
Everything was delicious and our server beyond sweet and caring for every detail.

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PatK
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service! One of our favorite restaurants!

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RaulR
San Luis Potosi
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service, excellent food in a lovely ambience

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CHARLESP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there before and had to come back was so good

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the people the service and the food 💙- I would definitely recommend it.

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SharonG
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. It was a great place to celebrate my husband's birthday. Our sever was very accommodating and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the ambiance

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RayG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great place for southwestern ambience. Outdoor patio dining was excellent. Interesting menu selections. We couldn't pass on the last two prime ribs available although sadly they were only average. Hard to find traditional "old school" prime rib anymore but we keep trying and hoping. The macaroni side-dish was a 'must order'. Generous drinks.

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vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
655 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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RyanF
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef George is an amazing Chef and our waiter Eduardo was very attentive and friendly. My date and I were extremely satisfied with our over all experience at this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After being seated for 2 hours. 830pm to 1030pm, Our food never arrived. Left and paid waiter $20 for 3 salads. Asked for a refill of our drinks. Never received a refill. Food almost out for 45 minutes. Went to whataburger at 1030pm

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We live in Houston, but wife is originally from McAllen. She wanted me to experience a real feeling of The culture of the area. Santa Fe is one of the most beautiful restaurants I have ever experienced. One feels like they are walking into a hacienda in Mexico. The ambiance is elegant without being stuffy, the food is very good- I recommend the fish. The service is simply outstanding- Arturo was so thoughtful as My wife was cold and he brought her a throw! We will be back

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lazarob
Corpus Christi
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did get a very good service from waitress excellent and food was outstanding.
Best Regards.

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AbiO
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly environment, great service, excellent food. All questions about the menu and drinks were answered. Worth the splurge.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best High level Restaurant and food quality at any 5 star place in the country

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lcvs
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best all around! The food and service never disappoint.

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Satisfied
Central Coast
36 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The appetizer, Angels on Horseback, is fantastic. I should have gotten it as my entree. The special was Red Snapper, over cooked and tasteless. The chicken dish was not very good, not much spinach but way too much mashed potatoes. The salmon was good and well seasoned and the steak was very good.
The desserts were delicious, bread pudding was some of the best we have ever had. The wine was also very good.
Service was excellent, our server was very attentive, our water and tea glasses were never empty, he offered to replace the snapper with something else and apologized for disappointing plate. The manager also came over to apologize.
Next time we will just order the appetizer, steak & bread pudding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation with Open Table (it was so easy and convenient). We arrived a few minutes early, and our table was already ready. The food was fantastic, and the service was OUTSTANDING!!!! It was my husband’s birthday, so I wanted it to be a memorable, special night. Santa Fe did a great job of making it a wonderful evening!!! We will definitely be back!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 year Anniversary...great experience. Food was amazing, service on point.

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CarlosJ
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience! Friendly staff and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great starters

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Gina
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Overall Santa Fe is a nice restaurant, with good food and service. However, for the price, you can receive better food and service (very good to excellent) in other restaurants in the McAllen/Pharr/Edinburg area. I had the Oscar Filet, cooked properly to the temperature I ordered, I asked to split and they did so without hesitation. the lump crab on the oscar was good. The best thing was the lady that made sure I NEVER ran out of water, she was also extremely courteous. All of the desserts looked tasty, the bread pudding was delish! Overall good with a lovely atmosphere. PS> Go early, parking is difficult!

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vipTreciaM
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as usual. I go with some girlfriends so we like to share. Not into big portions. The waitress knew what to do with looking confused. We spilt a steak three way. It was delicious! Sides of potato and asparagus were very good. Had a coffee drink the waitress recommended. It was wonderful. Thanks for a great night.

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TerryB
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to go to this restaurant, when we’re in McAllen!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinario restaurant

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LourdesV
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, drinks, service and ambiance as always. Santa Fe does not disappoint.

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Ethan
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, BUT...
The most impressive factors were the atmosphere; I love the respectful & hospitable staff (Orlando, Kyle, thank you!), the architecture and interior design, the lighting, & above all else, the live pianist. It’s not often you get to be enchanted by a live artist.
11 out of 10.

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DIANA
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Our food took an hour to arrive and it was cold & dry. Our waiter never attended us. We had to ask other waiters for our drinks.

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LettyL
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food. Great time. Great waiter Eddie. Definitely go back.

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vipToddC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Michelle made it a great evening! Wonderful recommendations as it was my first time dining.

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KarinaF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating my wifes Birthday and it was great.

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viphumbertos
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Service was exceptionally slow. We waited for half an hour for our drink. And the taking of order took another half an hour.

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vipFranceneP
Corpus Christi
14 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great! I chose seafood this time around and was very happy with my choice. Tuna tartar as our appetizer and King Salmon for main entree. Not only a great choice but a great amount/portion size as well.

Service was excellent, but I did notice the young lady sitting across us received a complimentary soup and wondered why we were not offered. Makes me wonder.

We could hear the great music coming from the cantina but did not enter. Towards the end of meal, we began to notice many customers coming in to the cantina. We sat in the outside patio area with enough distance between tables. However I wonder if it was the same inside the cantina area. Overall I highly recommend the restaurant. Oh yes, parking is a challenge.

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 4.7 stars by 298 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.