Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina

4.6
253 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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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 253 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GeoffreyC
Houston
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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ChrisLuna
Corpus Christi
1 review
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
75 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
75 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
75 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server he knew specials that were not on the menu and about all the wine. He made my fiancé’s birthday special by having the happy birthday song played on the piano.

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JerryT
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent—-the steak Frances was cooked to perfection and my husband’s king salmon was fit for a king!!! The noise level is very high, especially the table of 8 sitting a few feet away!!!

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ChrisO
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari highly recommended for the starter. Had the Lamb Chops and it was good, the side with it is amazing. Wife had the Wagyu steak and its big enough to feed 2 people or make a couple meals out of. No room for dessert.

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AcaciaM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Too much cheese on the artichoke dip, loved it to be creamier.

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vipTreciaM
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a group of friends.We split the orders as we are light eaters. No problem. The steak was perfect. The garlic/peppercorn topping was outstanding. I loved my meal. Thank you!

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vipWTFXY
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was awesome. Noe was a true professional. The food was excellent as well. A truly fine dining experience.

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vipZamiraR
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente!

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and most important the Spanish coffee she prepared for me!!

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vipSylviaV
Corpus Christi
75 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible evening.
Noe, was fantastic. Great recommendations on the wine.

Thank you.

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ElanaR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Santa Fe, despite the current environment. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was great as well.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Glad Santa Fe is up and running again. Hope to dine there in the very near future. Best calamari ever.

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SallyG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience as ALWAYS!! Food, service and atmosphere is always extraordinary!

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JesusJ
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Had a great time and the food was delicious. The staff is very knowledgeable and makes you feel like home. Victor really was attentive and gave us a good wine choice. Definitely coming back

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vipCKCJB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service every time we go. Wait staff have all worked there a long time and they help each other out wherever they are needed. Very friendly staff!

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 4.6 stars by 253 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.