Santa Fe Mexican Grill-Wilmington

4.5
141 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
We Welcome you to Santa Fe Mexican Grill. Our award winning casual Mexican restaurant brings traditional flavors in a modern, vibrant yet comfortable atmosphere. Since March 2003, our culinary team has offered creative and thoughtful dishes influenced by the regions of Oaxaca and Mexico city “El D.F.” alongside some family recipes from their home state like Puebla and Jalisco. Moles, Tlayudas, Chimichangas, Tacos al Pastor, and creative guacamoles made to order are at the center of the stage. Our cocktail list incorporates some trendy ingredients, relevant tequilas, and a very exciting Mezcal cocktail list.

Our mission is to exceed all of your expectations and become your number one choice to unwind after a long workday or celebrate a special occasion with friends or family.

We cannot wait to meet you!

20% Gratuity added to tables of 6 or more

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 141 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Mary
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time there- nice touch they brought 3 different sauces to try with chips and meal- all were delicious. Very happy with every aspect of our time there. Will definitely be in our rotation of places to go. My favorite Mexican restaurant in this area so far!

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LindaW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was really good. Service was wonderful. I will definitely be going back.

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Sandi
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

The music playing was very loud. Waitress said she would ask to lower it, but it did not change. We were unable to have a conversations with our guests, and we felt rushed through our meal.

LM
vipLMGK
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall a very good experience. Service was friendly and considerate. The food was a little slow but it was a busy Friday night- tasted great and was nice and hot! We enjoy Sante Fe and are also happy with their dividers between tables. We were also happy our server wore a mask but not all servers do.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Food was lack luster. Service was poor.

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vipNatasha
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here, it’s such a great restaurant!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It’s a cool place but really need more food selection

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KrisP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Super waiter! They were busy and he was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food & first experience

CC
CharlesC
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Do you want to have a good time and good food? Come here.

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Jens
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Wasn’t impressed …. Skimpy chips and salsa , weak margaritas , slow service

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GrahamF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

nice open atmosphere, windows all round, indoor and outdoor available. Food was very good and authentic mexican. good for all types, romantic, family or just a nice dinner, brunch or drinks.

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vipAnnetteT
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were very impressed with the “new” Santa Fe restaurant. The decor is nice. The margaritas were awesome. The food was very good. Our waiter was was very good. We will be back.

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vipMichelle
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Santa Fe is my new go-to Mexican restaurant. Food is outstanding and the service is excellent. I crave and daydream about the QUESO BLANCO!!!!!!!

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SONDARINT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the margaritas were delicious!!! Our waiter Nolan, was so attentive and we loved him! He provided suggestions on certain dishes! We had an amazing time!

JK
vipJennK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Santa Fe in Wilmington! Awesome atmosphere, excellent food. Highly recommend. Great drinks, too!

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Rachel
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and a relaxing atmosphere outside on the patio!

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GretchenK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Got the Street Corn Salad with blackened Mahi Mahi. It was deliciously seasoned and generously portioned, but it was a little dry. Oddly, the corn in the salad almost tasted canned, but it wasn't (was in strips cut off the cob). My friends ordered the street corn on the cob and said it was VERY sweet and fresh, so theirs was obviously different. They had the Baha tacos and absolutely loved them. Great cocktails, and their nachos are seriously the best you can imagine. Definitely come very hungry and get nachos for the table.

MB
vipMaryannB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Sat outside. Food & drinks are great!

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BarbaraP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved our meal. Nolan was terrific —even kept us posted on the score for the Phillies game!

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vipShawnH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were impeccable. Nice vibe , perfect weather on the patio.

PB
PattiB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We ate on the outside patio and it was very nice. A little loud with the traffic and train, but a pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Food was awful

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vipKasey
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the food and our server was very knowledgeable when we asked questions about the food, it was our first time there and we will be back.

HN
HappyNurse
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service. Pleasant outdoor dining in the city.

DM
DM627
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Outside dining was great! Shrimp taquitos and churros were delicious! My sister had a mango margarita and really enjoyed jt!

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Desy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A step above fast-food mex

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vipBryanS
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Mexican food I’ve ever had in Wilmington area. Several steps above the typical fare offered. Flavors and textures were outstanding.

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JohnS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were warmly greeted (as we always are) and seated. This was not our first visit. We feel that Santa Fe is probably the most authentic Mexican restaurant in the area. While waiting for our drinks, the chips and salsa arrived. The salsa was a little thin, but nice and spicy. We ordered Enchilada Del Rey and Enchilada Traditional. Both were excellent. My wife finished hers and I brought some home for later. We remain fans of this restaurant and thank Maddie (hope I'm right, should be close, sorry if I flubbed it) for taking such good care of us.

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Ace1
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time at Santa Fe. Everything we had was delicious. Great food, great service and very nice ambience.

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Nini
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a delightful time and a very delicious meal. My only complaint was that our margaritas took over 15 minutes to arrive. Our server was wonderful, however.
Can't wait to return!

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Lynisem
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This place was amazing food was delicious drinks definitely on point service great the only thing I didn’t like was the parking I got lost but I eventually found it they need to be more specific where the parking lot is located but other than that service food was good good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall great. Loved our waiter. Loved sitting outside but the car noises was loud. Sounded like they were frank racing. But able too we look it because of the food and that’s city living

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SusanR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything we ate and drank was very flavorful and delicious. Our server was delightful and very helpful.

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vipMatthew
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Simply stated, just not great food or service. We both ordered fajitas and the food did not come out hot. Also, I noticed other customer's fajitas also did not come out sizzling or hot. It seemed that the fajitas are not made to order and are premade...fajitas are then simply warmed and served to customers.

Drinks were good...one of the few positives.

Would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent, the food was tasty, hot and fresh. Timing was also good. The mojito was good, not
Overpowering.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

messed up our order.

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CathyM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great margaritas and the short rib chimichanga was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing as always. Food was excellent and service was great

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Mae01
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service at Santa Fe were excellent as always. Parking is easy and there are items on the menu to suit any dietary preferences. The staff is pleasant and helpful

FAQs

Santa Fe Mexican Grill-Wilmington offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 482-1954.

Santa Fe Mexican Grill-Wilmington is rated 4.5 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.