Santa Fe

4.5
545 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican / Southwestern
Santa Fe has been an Upper West-side staple for over 35 years. Featuring Southwestern Classics, Contemporary Mexican Cuisine and the best Margaritas in town, we strive to provide every one of our guests with a comfortable, delicious and friendly dining experience.
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San Antonio
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They treat us like family. Great food and their margaritas are superb as always.

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JA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's our favorite local restaurant because of its massive, delicious margaritas and great food selection! We eat there at least once a week. Love it.

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k
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great dinner at Santa Fe. Great food and service, and casual and comfortable ambiance. Highly recommend

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only would I tell all friends to choose Santa Fe, I would tell anyone and am a regular and devoted customer.

Judy

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HS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were good n a fairly pedestrian atmosphere. We’ll go again.

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HP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily my favorite restaurant in NYC. Please don't ever change.

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P
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I'm not sure I would recommend any more. The service was slow the drinks felt water down. My hamburger was cold and the cheese was it melted.

Granted it was 8:15 on a Sunday night but the back room was really noisy.

The end

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NR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food; best margarita in nyc!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Chips and salsa were okay - largely ignored by waiters, had to flag one down to order. Food - once, it arrived, was excellent. Cocktails were pretty good.

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K
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We hadn’t been here in years. It was even more mediocre than we remembered. For the price I would never make this mistake again.

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k
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner at Santa Fe. Neighborhood gem. Highly recommend

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RV
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem that is always consistent and friendly with wonderful food.

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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I Went to Santa Fe many years ago and it is just as good as it was, today. Food service and ambience, would definitely recommend. Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Delicious margaritas!

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n
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

You must change your vendor for your chips. They used to be great and have not been very good for a while now.
Thanks!

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MS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 10th time at this wonderful restaurant. I brought my guests from Germany this time and they loved it as much as I. The wild mushroom quesadilla app is superb. Fish Tacos excellent. They enjoyed their entrees and, of course, the margaritas. I’ll be back!

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F
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Always fun to eat there. Very accommodating staff. I spilled a whole drink on my friend and they ran with seltzer and replaced her drink no charge. I went with three girlfriends and we had a blast!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance, quality food, attentive and friendly staff

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and margaritas always perfect.

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C
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious, service was mediocre. We had to flag down our waiter for everything. And the restaurant wasn't that busy.

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s
New York Area
470 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

always enjoy the house margarita and the fish tacos in a delightful setting. just wish it were better soundproofed when there are loud neighbors near our table.

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CS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a lovely pre-show dinner at Sant Fe. Service was outstanding, attentive, and the food and margaritas were delicious! I only wish tables weren’t so close together.

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w
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was working on a commercial one day over fifteen years ago when the director told us all that his brother was opening a restaurant that very evening. We all decided to go. Well, we have been going to Santa Fe ever since. We even moved with them from their original location. The food is wonderful. The ambiance is lively, and the staff is always charming. It is the sort of place where you can wind down after a long week, and no one rushes you way. You can even bring the whole family. It is very hard to make a long term success of a restaurant in this town, but Santa Fe is certainly one of best success stories that I know of

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great! In every category. My husband and I are regulars. We love this restaurant.

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JK
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good service, decent food.

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s
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Convenient
Really like the decor
The margaritas and salsa were terrific
But the food was so so
Have had much better fish tacos and vegetarian enchiladas

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LM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I went to Santa Fe with two of my girlfriends, and it was a great time. We were able to catch up and talk, while still enjoying a delicious dinner and a margarita!

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AA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Quality has declined since we last visited. Chicken was overdone to extent of mushy texture. Pork in pozole rojo special had no flavor.

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k
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Neighborhood gem. We highly recommend

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LB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!!! Food....exceptional!! Marguerite’s off the hook!!!!

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A
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love Santa Fe, best neighborhood joint..

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BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good and the choices were excellent.
We enjoyed it very much and we will be back.

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KV
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Mexican restaurant. They have the timing down to a science. We were early for our Saturday reservation but the host gave us a table in about 5 minutes. As soon as we sat down we got water. The server was there before I was done reading the menu and took our drink orders. Chips and salsa appeared soon after. I have to agree with another reviewer in that the margaritas tasted like they were from mix. Expected more for my $14. However the fish tacos and enchiladas were great. I asked for more chips and salsa and they came right away. Excellent service and food. Will definitely come back.

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T
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great casual night out. Bustling, but friendly and quick. Shrimp fajita is my go to dish and has yet to disappoint.

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AB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good spot for a catch up dinner with friends. Food is good, Margaritas and guacamole are outstanding and we felt welcome and relaxed through the meal. Will definitely come back!

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S
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

An excellent venue for a meal with friends. We have taken quite deaf friends there twice, both times with success—they were able to hear what the rest of us said at table and participate in the conversation. The ambiance is quiet and interesting (Southwest art on the walls and shelves) and the food well prepared. And folks love the margaritas!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Double Birthday. Very nicely handled.

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n
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good local place. Fajitas are great. Other dishes are just so so. Margaritas are made with a mix-gross. Waiters were great.

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G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four ladies celebrating our birthdays! We chose Santa Fe because I had eaten lunch there the week before!
One of the great aspects of the space is the noise level! We could hear each other speak and have a fabulous conversation! The sizzling platters are so generous, we shared the chicken and beef platters! Absolutely perfectly cooked and simply delicious!
We are SO glad we chose this restaurant and the ladies are all still talking about our lively dining experience!

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LB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marguerite’s were FABULOUS!!

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BB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant restaurant. A bit expensive for what you get, but given its location, not crazily priced.

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