Santa Fe Mexican Grill-Wilmington

4.5
120 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 120 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PattiB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Food was awful

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vipKasey
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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HappyNurse
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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DM627
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A step above fast-food mex

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vipBryanS
Philadelphia
41 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
9 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
14 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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was great!! Will definitely be back!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Unexpectedly great! All staff were friendly, the food was delicious and served hot, and the price was very affordable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meals were very good and we had excellent drink and food recommendations from our server.

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Debora
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4Food2Service2Ambience5

Rice and beans were cold, waitress didn’t
Really know the menu , nachos and guacamole were great! Chimichanga soggy and greasy . I’d go back for nachos

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vipDesh
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Our server kept calling us guys. Did not like that. Asked him to stop, said he was sorry. Then did it again. Not pleased.

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RAH212
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Better than El Camino or Del Pez...Tex Mex in a newer building.

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vipArd12
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent! Great waiter, wish I remembered his name. We were there for an early dinner. The food was fine, not great, but what you expect for Mexican in this part of the world. Drinks were good not cheap but tasty.

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Jboss
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great drinks excellent customer service. Definitely going back. Would highly recommend.

MB
MeghanB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect spot for outdoor dinning in Wilmington.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

Came in at 8:45, they close at 10 so I came in knowing to be fast so the workers didn’t have to stay late even though I had a good amount of time. They were very unprofessional. Server came over to the table only once for drinks and didn’t come over again until we asked him to and didn’t even tell us when last call for food was. Therefore, the only food I got I had to take to go. And the last 15 minutes of the restaurant, they turned the lights on and made it very obvious they were trying to boot people to leave. Unless it is 10 I did not expect that type of service. Was very uncomfortable the whole night!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Very friendly staff. Food was high quality and delicious!

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Ebony
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was friendly; the dividers allowed for privacy and safety; the drinks were good.

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vipWilmoDiner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Mother’s Day. Good experience. Would like more vegan options.

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Amie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was terrific! Our waitress, Erin, was helpful , friendly and professional. First time here since it was redone. It was a great Mother's Day brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother’s Day, great waitress and great food we will be back

MM
vipMovieMark
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We've ordered takeout several times during the pandemic, but this was our first dine-in experience. We enjoyed it very much. Lovely decor, tasty food, and fast service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my best friend have been here several times and we love it. However this particular time was amazing. I think it’s safe to say Nolan made this experience our best yet. Not knowing that we had been here before Nolan was very informative. I’m not to picking on drinks so I was perfectly fine with the house marg until Nolan blew me away with is description of the blood orange margarita which left me no option but to get that instead and of course it lived up to everything he said. Food was great as usual and when it came down to needing anything extra like condiments or more napkins Nolan was right there with it!!! It’s like he was reading my mind. I’ll definitely continue to dine here but from now on I don’t want any other server except NOLAN!!!!!

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MrsW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Good Service
A few Food_Drink tems were a bit overpriced.

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DavidA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was delicious. Our waiter was courteous and attentive. All of that was overshadowed when a young lady interrupted my daughter mid sentence to tell me I was not allowed to bring my favorite taco sauce from home. When I explained that particular sauce was my favorite and was not offered by the restaurant she doubled down by saying it was not permitted. Her demeanor was not pleasant, and her tone was worse. I felt like she was interrupting a private moment with my family on our mother's day dinner and it appeared to be her intention to show my up. So I finally put an end to the conversation by saying "fair enough, I won't be back". She was quite cavalier in her tone when she said "okay".

It is ashame. She ruined a nice evening for my family. And an otherwise perfect dinner that the rest of your team had put together for us.

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vipEBLC
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Service was terrible. Apps just ok. Street tacos were great. We basically had finished our apps before the margaritas had arrived. Same thing happened with 2nd round drinks and our entrees.

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VanesaL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! Sara was so pleasant with our two tables total of 10 of us. She was awesome!! Definitely loved this Sante Fe over the Newark one. Food and drinks were great!

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 120 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.