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Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina, McAllen, TX
Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina, McAllen, TX
Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina, McAllen, TX
Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina, McAllen, TX
Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina, McAllen, TX

Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina

4.8
4.8
533 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 533 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Overall

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Food

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Service

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Ambiance

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Best Value

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Good for business meals

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Good for groups

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Healthy

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Hot spot

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Great for fine wines

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Romantic

  • 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

    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

533 Reviews
  1. Jet2018

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. FelixG

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. SteveI

    Omaha

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. DavidC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    13 reviews

    vip
    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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  20. CarlosC

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I know it can be difficult; however, if you could consider where we sit families with children compared to guests on a romantic evening. Luckily the children were settled down by parents. V/r Carlos

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  21. Roger

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I were celebrating our 66th wedding anniversary. We took a hint from someone, and ordered three appetizers instead of a main course. It was fantastic. We had Beef Wellington, scallops and a fruit and cheese plate. We topped it off with a dessert of bread pudding with ice cream. The food was done to perfection. It would have been perfect if their wine list had included Carmenere wine from Chile.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great service. Take advantage of the outdoor dining when weather permits.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic venue for a business dinner with eight attendees. Overall a perfect meal. Make extra time and have a drink at the bar, great ambiance. 

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  24. MarioS

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything here is always extremely delicious and we always have a great time with the ambiance they set. They went the extra Mile to make our anniversary dinner very special by spreading flowers on the table, being very nice and even writing "happy anniversary" on our dessert.

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  25. VictorR

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastiz experience. Great food. Excellent service, Maurice a true Rockstar. Keep it up.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall great experience, good food . Good ambiance.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and and service. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the steaks are second to none.

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  28. JacobH

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant. It is always consistent. The food was excellent. Our server Veronica was amazing! Our martinis perfect ! It is always a great dining experience. It was our wedding anniversary and to put a perfect ending on our evening by coincidence the piano player, played our wedding song 👏😁

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  29. SavorTheTaste

    Philadelphia

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent meal, well prepared. I especially enjoyed the fried shrimp with the house made tartar sauce.

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  30. JoeyR

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good afternoon, My first experience eating at the restaurant was below average . The reason for this review is because it was my Birthday on November 2. My girlfriend, Alina, was really looking forward to treating me for a special dinner. For this reason, I ordered a Chefs feature speciality Strip Steak which cost $100.00. The steak was overly cooked resulting in Non-tender meat. Actually, some difficulty to cut . Flavor was not on point which made it more disappointing each bite. Also , my girlfriend was dissatisfied with the side potatoes. I would love to treat Alina or have a better experience at this restaurant. I understand chefs sometimes have bad days,, but a $233.00 tab for the experience is Unacceptable. I hope to hear back from your restaurant on this matter. Respectfully, Joey R.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Been coming here for almost a decade now. I don’t have a single negative experience I could speak of. Food is always fantastic, servers are attentive, and price while being high, never feels like too much for what you get.

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  32. ErinM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice to enjoy fine dining w/ candlelight & live music that gif not drown out conversation. Lovely evening.

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  33. CACO3

    El Paso

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First timers! We went to celebrate a 50th birthday. Our server Jose was excellent. The piano player was entertaining and the ambiance was relaxing. We had a four course meal and it all was delicious. The manager did a table visit which was nice. We also had a wine expert help with our wine selection. A South African wine, which was to our liking. Fun time!!!

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  34. DeniseP

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular evening! Food was phenomenal service exceptional! We were celebrating a 50th birthday and they made the occasion unforgettable best meals had in years!

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  35. DavidS

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food!! Excellent ambience. Excellent service.

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  36. PeterD

    San Antonio

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Noe is an amazing server and sommelier! Thanks, as always, Noe!

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  37. MerdyV

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jose made our evening even more special. Everything was great.

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  38. GabinoL

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My steak was just adequate, a Dry Martiny was VERY weak.

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  39. Annette

    Corpus Christi

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food and service. Everyone remembers you and always makes you feel so welcomed.

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  40. KevinB

    Corpus Christi

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pros: wine selection, service, ambiance Cons: my t-bone wasn’t that much different than Texas Roadhouse. Baked potato wasn’t hot enough to melt the butter. Very basic salad. My wife had the 6 oz filet and was underwhelmed. Maybe was an off day but for the money there are better steak spots. We’ve been dining at Santa Fe for ten years. Couple times a year but this will be our last visit.

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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 4.8 stars by 533 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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