I've lived in the neighborhood for 30 years and never went here before. The food was good and inexpensive. The service was not great. We had to look around repeatedly for a waiter -- and he forgot to bring the ordered dessert. Noise level was loud. On the other hand, it was inexpensive. The Mexican menu seemed to be very varied - with enough "non-Mexican classic" choices for those of us who watch our weight.
Santa Fe is the best!
Delicious as always. Great service!
Love the cusine, love the ambiance. We've come back again and again, Its a gem
Great Mexican food at moderate prices. Good tasty Margaritas in several flavors. Friendly and fun wait staff always looking out for the diners.
Never had a bad meal here it's our default before theatre spot when we are at Lincoln Center
Always reliable and delicious food. Something for everyone. A favorite of my family and friends.
Reliable Mexican fare, with moderate pricing, great Margaritas and very good service.
Food did not taste quite as fresh but it was good. Service could have been improved. Asked for water and waited at least 5 minutes. Not up to the usual standard.
We have been here a couple of times and we specifically went there on this occasion for my birthday to get spicy margaritas! We took a train from Broadway after seeing a show in the snow and rain only to be told after one drink they were out of the Serrano infused tequila. They forgot to make it for a Saturday night. They tried to do what they could to make a similar drink but it wasn’t the same. We were disappointed, especially at $15 a drink.
Great atmosphere for a Saturday evening
we eat here a lot. the food is simple and yummy. the prices are good and portions are large.
Not quite as good as I remember, but still a good meal with friendly service and a cozy atmosphere.
normally my experience with santa fe is very good but i went on new years eve and they didn't tell me that kitchen closes a certain time so they rushed us with the food bringing appetizer and mail course at once. thought for the holiday they would have some decorations up to liven us the night. food always good but disappointed they took a sea bass off the menu.
We had dinner here before going to the alincoln Center Theater. Food was very good, though the half chicken was a lot of food! Guacamole was excellent, as was the grapefruit margarita. And, the service was fast and attentive; we got out in plenty of time. We were also able to carry on a conversation.
Always good food and great service. Reasonable prices An UWS gem
Christmas family party
My friend and I went to Santa Fe for dinner before the Opera. Service was prompt and attentive. We were early so the noise level was great- we could easily have a conversation. The food was delicious. We would definitely return the next time we go to Lincoln Center.?
I wish the food could be better but this time I noticed uevos Rancheros for the first time - they said that the huevos were so popular they added them to the dinner menu and one of the better dishes I have had - good for a late dinner - not too heavy and reasonably priced like most things on the menu - still delicious margaritas and large at a good price - the service is always extremely pleasant and prompt - the atmosphere is delightful
Have been dining at Santa Fe for years. Always very friendly service. Delicious fresh food...love their guacamole. No matter how busy they are, and that is very, very often, you are never rushed.
The food and service are excellent. One of my favorite locals.
They were closed when we arrived for our reserved time and we had guests with us. They should not allow reservations to be made if theu are not going to be open.
We were very disappointed !
Great margaritas too!
A stalwart. Love this spot for post movie Mexican.
Love Santa Fe! Best local of the uws!!
Rodney was super! Alex too! Thanks!
Warm atmosphere, delicious food and killer margaritas. What more could you want?
best margaritas and the food is delicious. Big portions, you may share!!!!
Had a tasty dinner with attentive and friendly service. And the Margaritas are great!
Great place. Great food and service. Highly recommended.
Felt like our plane was late at a run down airport.
Hadn’t had such a bad experience in a long time.
Not one redeeming factor.
Reliably great food and margaritas!
Steady, consistently good food. Always excellent service.
Come here several times a year. Typically very satisfactory although service this visit was a bit less attentive than usual, but also seemed a bit busier than usual. Service, however, was still good.
Santa Fe is one of my go-to places before or after a Lincoln Center event. My friends and I haven't experienced poor service, food, etc. Definitely recommend to others.
Best food and fantastic ambience. Friendly staff. Best margarita in NYC!
Absolutely wonderful at every level - a neighborhood treasure.
My favorite neighborhood spot to go with friends to talk and catch up. The food is really good— I highly recommend the black bean dip as an appetizer to share— it’s so yummy—and the service is wonderful—friendly and attentive without being at all over bearing. I’ve never felt rushed as I linger over coffee at the end of a meal. The dining room in the back is spacious and pretty and the noise level has generally been very good (which, is to say, not too loud) something that, along with the wonderful service, make it a great place to go with a friend to catch up. In short, I’ve been a big fan of this highly reliable restaurant since I first went to it many years ago and highly recommend it!
One of my go-to places and has been for 10 years. If you haven’t been you are missing out. Great margaritas and great Mexican food.