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Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina

4.6
4.6
387 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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Booked 3 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

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What 387 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Good for Groups

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Hot Spot

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Notable Wine List

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Outdoor Dining

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Romantic

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Special Occasion

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Most Booked

  • McAllen

    Best Overall

  • McAllen

    Best Food

  • McAllen

    Best Service

  • McAllen

    Best Ambiance

  • McAllen

    Best Value

  • McAllen

    Fit for Foodies

  • McAllen

    Romantic

  • McAllen

    Special Occasion

  • McAllen

    Most Booked

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  1. EH

    EduardoH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Food was tasty ! ambience is great service needs improvement . entree arrived first then appetizers . sat with all dirty dishes on the table for a while . regardless of price , location and type of meal , navigating thru dirty plates and utensils after your meal its unacceptable .

  2. EG

    EvelynG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    absolutely fabulous, never disappoints, , amazing customer service food is delicious as always been coming here for 3 years to celebrate my birthday and anniversary it will not disappoint oh and dessert is breath taking ! Defiantly recommend !

  3. JK

    JorgeK

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday celebration and the whole night was amazing! Noe is our favorite waiter there and is now the wine expert. He pick a beautiful cab for us. This is our favorite place for steak! People and service are incredible

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good service

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1

    The service and food was outstanding. But the cramped restaurant and the large party that was basically sitting on top of us ruined the experience. When going to a restaurant like this I want to enjoy the company I am with not have to battle to talk to her without yelling with a loud crowded restaurant with horrible seating arrangement. Ambiance is everything when going to a nice steak place this place completely missed the mark with that

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    They haven’t renovated this place since the 1990’s. The decor is hideous and so is the lighting. The wait staff can be rude and condescending and I can get a better steak at Salt Grass for a much cheaper price. It’s as if they try too hard and then end up failing at everything. Their patio area is nice but that’s about it. They also brought out the wrong dessert and then decided to charge us for both of them.

  7. SG

    SamuraiGuy

    San Antonio

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Group of 8 dined outside. Great food - steaks and Orange roughy. Spanish wine was excellent. Service was great. No wonder why this is considered to be the best restaurant in town.

  8. JS

    JimS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best quality food in the valley. Best service anywhere. Cua was our server. I love when the server enjoys their job. And he was entertaining. Our first visit and many more to come. Our favorite local restaurant.

  9. JF

    JuanF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Service was top notch. Our server was very informative and Tentative to the table.

  10. DB

    DiannB

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, Santa Fe never disappoints me or my guests. Service is polite and always around but not hovering. LOVE this place.

  11. SV

    SylviaV

    Corpus Christi

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful evening. Food was fantastic and Eduardo is a wonderful waiter.

  12. s

    sensitivepalate

    Cleveland

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a French Onion Soap and the Sante Fe's Artisan Cheese board. Both were excellent.

  13. FL

    FredL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    we been going to Santa Fe Steakhouse for many years, and it's always been a very good experience.

  14. m

    marks

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Samantha was an excellent server. 9oz. Fillet was exceptional and featured appetizer was outstanding, guac and ribeye combo.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and even better once moved into the private wine room.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    This is the worst steak I’ve ever had at a self-professedly “high-end” steak house. Save yourself a LOT of money and just head down the street to Texas Roadhouse.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing staff and great food. As always, a great first rate experience.

  18. RG

    RodrigoG

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food! Prices aren't too high and service is great as well a little loud but overall great experience

  19. DM

    DianeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our waitress. Prompt and efficient. Suggestions were excellent.

  20. RA

    RobertA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time customer. I was very pleased and impressed with the staff. The food was amazing. The wine was delicious. Over all one of the BEST restaurants I have had the pleasure of eating at with my wife with out a doubt.

  21. JV

    JulioV

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    I was there for two business dinners on Tuesday and Wednesday. The hostess seemed bothered for asking for a different table on both nights. The servers were great after that and food was outstanding.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waiter was awesome!

  23. JV

    JesseV

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We were surprised by the changes in the Cantina. The dance floor was smaller, the clientele was totally different. We were regular customers on every Friday night in 2007 through 2010. Friday nights were always hopping. On this visit, the Cantina was quiet and very relaxed.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great waiter

  25. G

    Grammy

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    It was a good experience and the food great. The rib eye was cooked perfectly. We were told the prime rib was medium rare, but it was very rare. Ate only around the edges and brought the rest home. For a fancy, expensive place, it seemed like the tables were way too close together. We could hear all the conversations around us without trying to. Service was excellent. As another reviewer mentioned, I'm not sure why they ask on the reservation if you are celebrating a special occasion. I wrote that we were there for our 50th anniversary, but nothing was said about that during the evening. We have been several times to this restaurant after receiving generous gift cards. Obviously, people love this place because it always seems to be packed when we've been there.

  26. RR

    RobertR

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What I like best about the Sants Fe, we always get great food and great service at a fair price. If something is "off", they will make it right.

  27. M

    Maria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Very delicious appetizer, fresh wedge salads, and steaks cooked to perfection! Although, the T-bone didn't look like the oz' it stated on the menu, it must've shrunk a lot.😒🤔🤨😕

  28. c

    carpes3

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I love this restaurant! Come here every time I visit McAllen. The food is great and the bourbon selection is the best in the city!

  29. B

    Bertrand

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Prime rib was inedible. Poor cut. Tough and gristly. However they did not charge for it when we complained. Beef Wellington was ordered medium rare but was served well done. Soup was excellent. Salad good.

  30. NR

    NoeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great place to take clients. Food is outstanding. Everyone is very friendly and they help each other out.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a Business dinner, everything was wonderful 😊

  32. D

    Darrell

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    If you are interested in outdoor courtyard seating you should reserve in advance.

  33. JR

    JavierR

    Monterrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excelente lugar, el mejor de McAllen

  34. RV

    RickV

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great! Our waiter, David, was very conscientious! Paid great attention to us.

  35. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Service was very good…..food was good….. very expensive

  36. L

    Luis

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoy the fine piano while we dine. Always very pleasant.

  37. GG

    GlenG

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent and server was very attentive. We were even advised of some off menu options for appetizers, which were amazing! Looking forward to a return trip soon!

  38. PP

    PerlaP

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband brought me here for my birthday. The food was great. Only thing is that it was a little loud and would of liked to enjoy the pianist a little more. It was hard to hear what he was playing.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and first class service.

  40. JS

    JorgeS

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Waiter told me that I had 1.5 hrs to eat dinner because there was another party coming in more important! Wow Not satisfied with service

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 4.6 stars by 387 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 3 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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