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Santa Fe, New York, NY

Santa Fe

4.6
4.6
758 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican / Southwestern
Santa Fe has been an Upper West-side staple for nearly 40 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations for INDOOR dining ONLY. We cannot guarantee any specific tables, especially tables in The Outpost (our outdoor dining are), but we will try our best to accommodate any special requests. Thank you for your understanding and for your patronage!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican / Southwestern, Contemporary Mexican, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 724-0822

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jose Gonzalez

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    Columbus Avenue

  • Parking details

    Metered and non-Metered parking is available on surrounding streets. Various parking lots are also available nearby.

  • Public transit

    Take the 1, 2, 3, B, or C train to 72nd Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 758 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. WA

    WASNYC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Poor service and their prices have increased tremendously. I will look elsewhere.
  2. MN

    MacNYC

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Margaritas!! Food portions are large and quite tasty. Also some good beers on tap!
  3. AF

    AdultFemaleNYC

    Sonora

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Long time favorite.
  4. JS

    JamesS

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal, wonderful atmosphere and delightful service made my brunch with friends a lovely experience! Will dine again soon 😉
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, ambience was wonderful, and we had a great time.
  6. LV

    LarryV

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good. We ate early 4:30 so it was quiet and service was good. Had the Chipotle Chicken which was very tasty. Overall good experience and would recommend.
  7. MN

    MichaelN

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Margarita's never fail to make the night a little more festive! The food is also delicious; never had a bad time at Santa Fe!
  8. SG

    SandraG

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    My husband, son-in-law and I had a most pleasant Sunday night dinner at Santa Fe. As it is in our neighborhood , we go there fairly often and can always count on good food and efficient and kind service. We are usually there with our grandsons and the wait staff always makes certain they get their food quickly. It is definitely a restaurant I would recommend and we shall certainly be back.
  9. PA

    PaloAlto

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Have been looking for an authentic Southwestern spot in Manhattan, glad to find Santa Fe. Full lineup of drinks, very good Huevos Rancheros, homemade salsas and dips.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Dishes are not as creative as original Santa Fe Grill. Most sauces have too much sugar, not enough Chiles. But it is a good neighborhood choice
  11. a

    amyuws

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed dinner - will go again. Chipotle Shrimp was excellent (better than enchiladas). Service pleasant despite not enough servers (inside in the back).
  12. PS

    PiaSG

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places on the west side. Food comes out hot and always tasty. And great service.
  13. B

    Bigdaddy

    Denver

    159 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a really nice meal. Very tasty strawberry margarita, excellent chunky quac. Fish tacos delicious. Salmon-excellent, tasty. The corn bread was good too. Nice inside, great service.
  14. PR

    PR123

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very good value for a tasty southwest dinner - tacos and enchiladas plus wine. Too well fed for desert, and that’s a good thing.
  15. r

    rcm1

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My food and margaritas were the best!
  16. W

    Westsider

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I've been going to Santa Fe for at least 20 years. I was glad they re-opened after covid closing. The margaritas are very good and the food is consistent. It is not spicy but I like the Shrimp Chipotle and the fajitas.
  17. m

    margom

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    .Great food and great service. Maybe a little less air conditioning.
  18. M

    Merry

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was generally very good. Their famous frozen margarita was not up to par and I've had it many times. Whatever they changed didn't work. the noise level and ambiance were fine. It took a long time for dishes to come
  19. CH

    CharlieH

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    I remembered our Wait Raphael from years ago All was wonderful A little loud even outside But means everyone is happy and enjoy themselves 💯✌️‼️
  20. PU

    PhyllisU

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Ginger margarita was memorable; service efficient and prompt. Chicken chipotle was not noteworthy along with the accompanied rice, beans and salad . Actually quite disappointing.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very helpful and sweet staff. The food was very flavourful. We ordered the quesadillas, half chipotle chicken and spinach burritos. Highly recommend.
  22. MS

    MichaelS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great meal here. One of my favorites.
  23. SS

    SamS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food as always! Brought our 16 month old, very accommodating
  24. P

    Prof99

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for Mother’s Day. The food was wonderful and the quiet ambience was perfect for my 80 yo mom. Thank you.
  25. R

    Renee

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Santa Fe. Great neighborhood place.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing
  27. BS

    BklynScott

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This restaurant is very tasty, but it is super expensive for some reason - a lot more expensive than any similar Mexican restaurant in NYC. But the food is good, so the extra ouch of the price isn't the worst thing...
  28. L

    Liz0901

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The prices have gone up significantly and the drinks are now smaller. $35 for tacos is crazy
  29. AM

    AlexM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a res for Cinco de Mayo, sat right away, wasn't rushed. Great food and margs!
  30. P

    Priyah

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything at Sante Fe was great except the corn chips, which were not fresh and crisp but somewhat crumbly.
  31. MA

    MarleneA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience of dining at Santa Fe was a very positive one. To begin, they accommodated a late change in the number of our party, and we showed up a little early, and they seated us immediately. Our server, Julia, appeared almost immediately and we were served one of the best Margarita's in New York City. The fresh and delicious guacamole, chips and nachitos were ample for three of us, and our entrees were also delicious. The food at Santa Fe is well-seasoned. Nothing is too spicy or bland. It's just right! I would highly recommend it, and well be back there again soon.
  32. I

    Irene416

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This our go to for Tex Mex and GREAT MARGARITAS. Prices are fair the rood is really good You will keep coming back.
  33. u

    uwseats

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Disappointed that they have removed the pork chop and crab cakes from menu. The quality of the food seems to have gone done. Shrimp in enchiladas were over cooked and tough. Guacamole was great. The space is light and airy. Partitions between tables were welcome and cut down on noise.
  34. JH

    JeffH

    San Francisco

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came with my family and 90 y.o. mother in law. Service was great and very accommodating. Good was excellent. Who knew there was a Southwestern version of Shakshukah?! Yum.
  35. R

    Rauchb

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    This delightful Mexican restaurant has a "Cheers" vibe with neighborhood regulars at the bar and families with kids getting their fajita fix. It's a reliable feel-good place.
  36. JC

    JayC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great night at Sante Fe. The interior looked fresh and well maintained. Food was just what we wanted. Plenty of staff so service was prompt and thoughtful.
  37. MS

    MarilynS

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I have eaten here many times and the food and service are always reliable. Excellent value as the food is moderately priced. Come early for quiet, as the noise level rises as the evening progresses.
  38. T

    Thesophb

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been here several times. The food is consistently good and the service excellent.
  39. MM

    MarylandMom

    Baltimore

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First, but definitely not last, time at Santa Fe. Friendly staff and warm ambiance. The margaritas are phenomenal. The mango margarita is full of mango flavor unlike other mango margaritas I have had where the only hint of mango is the color. The menu offers an extensive selection. The guacamole is full of avocado and is a must-have. We had burritos and they were packed full and huge. I could only eat half of mine and took the other half home. Great experience and looking forward to our next meal at Santa Fe.
  40. PK

    PaulK

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my fav places on the UWS—and the best margarita in town!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Santa Fe using the Order Online button. Santa Fe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 724-0822.

Santa Fe is rated 4.6 stars by 758 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 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Santa Fe

73 West 71st Street, New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Columbus Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican / Southwestern, Contemporary Mexican, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Metered and non-Metered parking is available on surrounding streets. Various parking lots are also available nearby.

  • Public transit

    Take the 1, 2, 3, B, or C train to 72nd Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Gonzalez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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