Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina

4.7
268 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 268 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
6 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
3 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.

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GaryA
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were greeted promptly by a very courteous gentleman and shown to a booth where our server appeared promptly. Our food was excellent with the meat in both entrees cooked perfectly. my only complaint is it was a little dark in there which made it hard for me to read the menu. Overall a very satisfactory meal, would recommend them to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food & service were great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and amazing piano player

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pamelah
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a birthday dinner and Santa Fe Steakhouse!

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GeoffreyC
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

It was average taste... nice presentation but not very tasty. Considering the quality, in my opinion it was overpriced... a 9 oz steak with fried string potatoes, 3 pieces of asparagus and 1 oz of crab was $48, The a tuna/grapefruit appetizer was $18 and the lava cake (which had an unusual flavor I did not care for, thus did not eat) was $10.00. I am not a real foodie but do like an occasional nice meal when I am traveling. I chose this because it seemed to be the “nicest” place in McAllen to get a steak but I would not recommend it.

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MichaelA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the few places in our area that offers outdoor dining and they do it very well.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Ambiance and food was amazing!

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ChrisLuna
Corpus Christi
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with my wife!

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Our waiter was great, served us promptly and with an excellent attitude. Loved that. He kept us so entertained and happy. Food was delish. We started out with mini beef Wellington which was very good. Cesar salad was great. Then we had a prickly pear margarita and cucumber martini which both were delicious. Our dinner was excellent. Steaks were cooked just as we asked for. Overall our dining experience was excellent!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good. Food was delicious. Drink was a bit pricey....the cost of a margarita was double what it costs at most other places....the drink was delicious, but over-priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente ambiente, música de fondo muy agradable y el servicio muy bueno.

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JoaquinM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio where we ate is beautiful and in these COVID days a much safer alternative to eating inside

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CoffeeBean
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The amount of money I spent, the experience was not favorable. Mashed potato wrapped in puff pastry, was a disappointment. I been sober for 33 years and my Virgin Bloody Mary was not garnished with the signature celery stick. Mini Beef Wellington resting on a demi glaze makes the pastry "soggy" and the corn meal batter shrimp removed the moisture from the shrimp. I have dine in French style and paid less and had a favorable experience. The Manager passed by the table and "ask the question" and we responded, He did not hear the respond, because he moved right along, no interaction. I did not see the chef or the sous. We were celebrating my daughter birthday.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
78 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was fantastic.
Julio great waiter.

Thank you!

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JoseS
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Excellent environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sam was on point! From drinks to food suggestions-

James (manager) was on top of everything- we saw him talking to each table interacting with guests

All CDC guidelines were being followed

Great job Santa Fe’

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience

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Nicole
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Need to work on their customer service and my steak was overcooked.

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Luis
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was extremely nice. We enjoyed eating indoors and particularly enjoyed the very tasteful piano music. All in all a delightful experience.

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vipFoodie25
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We felt uncomfortable that social distancing was not observed when the county lockdown was still

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vipOctavio0409
Central Texas
33 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service is really good

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
78 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, Eduardo for a wonderful evening.

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RicardoC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great quality . Great service and environment was wonderful

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vipTreciaM
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my friends birthdays. We sat outside which was very nice. There was a breeze and an air conditioning machine to keep it cool. The service was right on point. The steaks were cooked perfectly and so good! We made some special orders which we done. I will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. I was visiting McAllen for the first time. I took my girlfriend on a random date. Made reservations and has specific notes on my reservations. They were acknowledged. Food and ambience was amazing. David great service and thank you again.
Your friend from Miami.

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TonyA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Fine establishment with excellent customer service. Highly recommend.

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
78 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!
Noe is an amazing waiter. Extremely knowledgeable with his wines.
Thank you for another wonderful evening.

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JuanL
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One my favorite places to go in the Valley and would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience wonderful food is delicious, and customer service top notch!

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JesseV
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steaks were excellent, food and service were excellent as well. Great evening!

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 268 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.