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Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina

4.7
4.7
449 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 18 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

What 449 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Good for groups

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Neighborhood gem

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Great for fine wines

  • 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

    Romantic

  • McAllen

    Good for special occasions

  • McAllen

    Most Booked

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  1. RL

    RobertL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, customer service! Recommend to go in the rgv
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always.
  4. f

    florlozano

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and Food was Great!!! This is our favorite place for dinner!!!
  5. ZR

    ZamiraR

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Santa Fe siempre será una excelente opción para celebrar una ocasión especial o simplemente comer delicioso.
  6. p

    puro956

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Decor needs serious updating considering what you’re paying. They should make better beef wellingtons like how Hells Kitchen does it.
  7. P

    Patrick

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    One of the better places to eat in McAllen. It is pricey but the food was delicious. Server I had was exceptional.
  8. M

    Maria

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Light was way too dimmed, we all had to use our phone light to see the menu. When the food came out, we requested an additional candle to see our food. The booth next to us, also requested an additional candle for light as well. Service was okay, have had better.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and our server was great!
  10. VT

    ValentinT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place for perfect romantic date!highly recommend!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Portions are always too much.
  12. AU

    AnnabelU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and good food . A definite repeat
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Horrible service. Took them an our to take our order.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Always such a good restaurant, but not last night.
  15. Z

    Zako

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time. Would go back again. Food was great. Drinks were good.
  16. JP

    JoseP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. Food and drinks were amazing.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was amazing! All the food was delicious😋. Our waiter was great!
  18. B

    Banana

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food fantastic! The option for outdoor seating is a plus. We will be back!
  19. TM

    TreciaM

    Atlanta

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    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.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Never disappoints.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good atmosphere really enjoyed the night
  22. 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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food.
  24. 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!
  25. 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.
  26. FP

    FranceneP

    Corpus Christi

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 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.
  27. j

    jasons

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is outstanding. The food is amazing!!
  28. 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..
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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!!
  32. 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
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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!!
  37. 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.
  38. 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!
  39. 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.
  40. JV

    JulioV

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 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

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 4.7 stars by 449 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 18 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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