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Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina, McAllen, TX

Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina

4.8
4.8
555 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 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 555 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambiance

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Value

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Good for business meals

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Hot spot

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Great for fine wines

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Most Booked

  • McAllen

    Best Overall

  • McAllen

    Best Food

  • McAllen

    Best Service

  • McAllen

    Best Ambiance

  • McAllen

    Best Value

  • McAllen

    Good for business meals

  • McAllen

    Good for groups

  • McAllen

    Great for fine wines

  • McAllen

    Romantic

  • McAllen

    Good for special occasions

  • McAllen

    Lively

  • McAllen

    Most Booked

555 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    As always very delicious food. Service wasn’t as good as always. It took a long time to get our main dish.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing, the food was cooked to perfection, and the ambiance was perfect. Great restaurant will definitely be back soon!

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  3. PriscillaC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Steaks are top notch! Cocktails are hit or miss. Do not order espresso here. I love the service at this steakhouse and there's no denying that they prepare fantastic steaks. My issue during my most recent experience here was that when the server asked if we wanted a cappuccino with our dessert, I asked if they had a real espresso machine to prepare it. She quickly replied Yes. I actually felt embarrased afterward thinking, What a silly question. Of course a place like this has an actual espresso machine. We were served Nespresso capsules. Before I took a sip, it was obvious that what we had been served in a clear glass did not contain real espresso. The color, the smell and the taste was that of instant capsules. I glanced toward the bar, and there it was... the machine in question. Had the server simply said, "We use Nespresso for our cappuccinos," I would have passed on the two $6 drinks. I would also like to add that my daiquiri contained ice. Plenty of it in a tall glass. The description on the cocktail menu was that of a classic daiquiri which does not contain ice and is served in a stemmed glass. The diluted limeade I received was not it. In a nutshell, I felt misled and overcharged.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome dinner. I love the steak. Great Old Fashioned! Thanks

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Julio Quesada was an amazing waiter. Extremely attentive and recommended the perfect wine to go with our charcuterie board. He never let my water glass go past halfway! Excellent service and excellent food!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food rivals Las Vegas and Houston quality.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, amazing food. The restaurant had a piano player which just made the experience that much better

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was nice except the food took a very long time from the time we ordered, and the service was slower than normal.

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  9. ZACB

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as always. Walter was cordial and attentive.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just excellent food as always. Service from Mario was superb. Would highly recommend

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  11. Foodie

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding from the Angels on Horseback, to the lobster bisque, wedge salad and Oscar filets. The only issue was the wait times between ordering our drinks to receiving the bread to getting the salad. There was long times between checking to see if we needed more drinks. The waiter was very pleasant but seemed over extended. We will return because the food was outstanding.

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  12. JacobH

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in McAllen ! Excellent food,service and martinis

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  13. AndreaT

    Corpus Christi

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was amazing as always, but there was a lot of people and they sat us in a room behind the bar by the bathrooms. The chairs were literally patio folding chairs, so I think if I am going to pay a 50+ meal the least I expect is a dining chair, we waited for at least 15 minutes for the waitress to bring us our drinks!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was very elegant an appropriate for the type of restaurant. Drinks and food was great! Our Server was attentive but forgetful. We received our soups with our main course, we asked for refills on drinks we had to remind him again among other things he forgot. Will definitely go back. Love the place.

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  15. MadMex

    Corpus Christi

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to Santa Fe many times but this was one of the best for a fantastic meal in a quiet setting. We were there at 6:30 and were seated in the annex next to the bar. We finished our meal before the bar live music started so this was great for a relaxing, tranquil meal.

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  16. dinnerout47

    Austin

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening the food was delicious and wonderful service from Chloe. Santa Fe never disappoints.

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  17. ChrisK

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice upscale restaurant with great food and good service at a fair price.

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  18. marklovesbeer

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were great. The service was fantastic.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and experience !!! Best restaurant in town!!

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  20. PhilE

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife snd I had a wonderful time. Everything was wonderful. Thank you .

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Santa Fe always has good options to enjoy and they also have one of the best atmosphere in the RGV

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  22. Jet2018

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a wonderful meal; highly recommend checking out this restaurant.

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  23. FelixG

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Took my fiance for our Valentines dinner and everything came out great. Will go again hopefully soon!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Day after St. Valentine's Day, so I understand the extra activities going on. Still, it was a great expertise overall. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. I love a well made rib eye and Santa Fe doesn't disappoint. Always one of our favorite special occasion spots.

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  25. MrBoom

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall my fiancé & I enjoyed our night. Our service, given the circumstances, was good-ish. Our server was Maurice, great guy and did great with the hand he was dealt that night. I may be wrong, but it seemed like maybe a server or 2 in our area may have called out or ncns. Regardless, Maurice at one point had 7 tables, one being a big top of about 10. I guess we just expected more team work. Other then Maurice, we really didn’t have anyone check on us or refills, food delivery, etc. I understand that’s primarily the waiters job, however it was obvious Maurice could have used some help. Good food, good atmosphere & givin my man Maurice props for how well he did

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent once again!!! Santa Fe is a long time favorite of ours, you can’t be in business for 35+ years without doing a lot of things right, consistently wonderful dining experience in McAllen. I highly recommend Santa Fe for an upscale outstanding meal!!! Never disappoints :)

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  27. JoseR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was amazing and our server was very approachable

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  28. SteveI

    Omaha

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whenever I am in McAllen I always make sure to have dinner at Santa Fe. The menu is creative and the food is all delicious from their apps to desserts! The service is always on point and friendly! I can't wait to come back!

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  29. AlanR

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were amazing Santa Fe steakhouse is a great time for any occasion!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our serve Julio was great really appreciated his hospitality and ability to want my fiancé’s food as well as mine combine in the flavor we really wanted.

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  31. Hector

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High-level food options and outstanding wine selection, perfecto for special, and any occasions.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Water Marice was awesome The Steak was good not fantastic all other items were fantastic

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  33. MarkS

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Restaurant had no heat which is understandable in Texas but still troubling on a cold evening. Food was good but our experience in using a gift card was terrible. Upon our arrival, I immediately asked that our two gift cards worth $225 be verified for the shown values. The waiter arrived to take our order before any verification of the gift cards. Secondly, when we finished our meal, we paid the approximate $120 bill with gift cards worth $225. A new gift card worth $5 was returned to us. We should have received a new gift card worth $125. It was pure luck that I examined the new gift card before we left the building. I pointed out the error to the waitress, and she brought the error to the attention of management. The error was ultimately corrected.

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  34. GeorgeH

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steak was great, 10/10 best steak I've ever had with no close second. Everything else was okay, from the appetizers to the salad, nothing really stood out. By the time the steak came around, I was scared because of how mid everything else was, but I was not disappointed, the steak was phenomenal. The service was fantastic too, I felt like I never had to ask or wave anyone down, our waitress was vigilant and attentive, and friendly. The atmosphere was nice and calm with great music playing in the background, excellent place for a date night or meeting up with friends.

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  35. DavidC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and highly recommend. Eduardo Is awesome.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great way to spend my birthday…Food was absolutely delicious; great time with my family. Server was excellent!

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  37. AracelyM

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a pleasant evening at Santa Fe Steak House but the piano music was a bit too loud. It was difficult to have a conversation with the friends we were having dinner with.

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  38. PriscilianoQ

    Monterrey

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We order some empanadas, crab cakes and the 24Oz T-Bone…all of them were outstanding!

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  39. MichaelM

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Kyle was friendly & attentive. Food was excellent. Food is neatly presented and fresh. Restaurant was clean. Fast service.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Súper comida, pero debimos esperar más de una hora para que nos sirvieran…

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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 4.8 stars by 555 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 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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