Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Bar - Newark

4.3
139 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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Located on the heart of Main Street Newark, Delaware, this casual yet stylish restaurant has been awarded with The Best of Delaware award as the Best Mexican Restaurant- Upstate 2011. Patrons choose from outdoor dining on the wrap around patio or the tropical indoor dinning. It also features a brand new bar with more than 100 different tequila options, including home infused tequilas with fresh fruit and Mexican spices. Also, Santa Fe specializes in margaritas and Mojitos which have been awarded as the best locally. Start off with freshly made guacamole tableside, move onto spiced crab quesadillas or our Chile Ancho rubbed Ribeye steak with chipotle butter. End the night with our homemade Flan or our signature crepas filled with coffee ice cream and strawberry salsa. Ask a local where to find the best Mexican food at a reasonable price, and you're likely to be pointed towards Santa Fe Mexican Grill.
What 139 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.0
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had Amazing service from Nathaniel. We felt welcomed and relaxed! The food is always consistently delicious and the drinks are strong. We will be back!

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AndrewP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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RexC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Julian did a great job as our server! He was accommodating, friendly, and recommended some great food! The street tacos were amazing!

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vipDonB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Great service - very attentive. Santa Fe shrimp and chicken…chicken is extremely salty. Detracts hugely from the dish. That and digging through the sauce to get the tails off the shrimp. Not impressed. Margarita was great (golden margarita I believe).

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I’ve been to Santa Fe twice, ordered to go once since I’ve been in Delaware and they haven’t disappointed me yet. The drinks are good, the food is good and worth the money. They give you so much food which I love compared to other restaurants, this place is great for a laid back Friends get together if you love Mexican food. I recommended trying the crab nachos, crab quesadilla, the hurricane drink, chipotle wing and the Mexican corn omg!!!!

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AnnD
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Very Good food and service. Always a bit noisy for conversation, but it’s a bar and it’s nice to see people out and about

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vipRodL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorites! Great food and nice ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meal was great. Dylan was a great server. Made the meal that much better. Food was all delicious and the place had great atmosphere

JB
JustineB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was great and we didn’t wait for a table at all. Waiter disappeared for a little while but otherwise great experience

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vipLeeD
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Very nice servers. Good chips and salsa and a nice margarita. Fajitas were a bit of a mess of different components. OK, but not great. Taco and chimichangas ordered by our friends looked pretty good. I think you could find better Mexican food in town.

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MichelleG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was very friendly, food was delicious, loved the location.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience!

SH
vipStephenH
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was very good and they had excellent recommended foods and answered all of our questions

JP
JPage1006
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

If I had to find something wrong, the straws are too narrow to easily drink the frozen Margherita. Otherwise, the service was awesome and the food was delicious. The portions were good and filled us up.

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KarenP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was outstanding!! Food and price were good too.

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vipBaconIsAVegetable
Philadelphia
127 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Here celebrating two birthdays and they made the birthday girls feel extra special. Even sang and brought out a special dessert. Our server went above and beyond to help us in any way she could. It was my first tint at this location and will definitely return.

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UDELVisiting
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good. Service was great. This was the first time we went there and will be going back.

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TomO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Our waitress, Lindsey, was very helpful, courteous, and personable. Our first experience at the Restaurant was pleasurable and enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! We always have the best meal here. On Valentine’s Day, the drinks were on point and wait staff was so kind. They work so hard at this restaurant. We had a fantastic evening.

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Carrie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great and the margs were delicious!

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MichelleN
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Queso Blanco is terrific as is the salsa and crab quesadilla. Highly recommend!

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JayL
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Food is outstanding and service is great. On a great Main Street with a fun environment.

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MICHELLE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

Very hot and no atmosphere in back room

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vipRodL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite spots. I do miss your hard shell tacos. Any way to bring back the hard shells?

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vipNickG
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food, and value! My guest and I truly enjoyed our evening here after about 5 years since our last visit. Also, the establishment was properly distancing and was very clean. We would highly recommend this to any visiting families, current students, or travelers through the area.

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SueS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was cooked perfectly as usual. My favorite restaurant in Newark!

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SueS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visit Santa Fe every week. Wings and fajitas are the best around. All the food and drinks are always delicious.

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SallyC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delish food , good service, reasonable prices

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

I love Santa Fe! Just wish they had told us our reservation was limited to 2 hours beforehand... A manager abruptly told us that our reservation was “up” and we had been making the table after us wait. We had no idea that the tables had a time limit nor we we informed by email, at the hostess stand or by our waiter. I understand having this limit but it needs to be communicated ahead of time. We were trying to drink our margaritas fast and felt very uncomfortable with the way she approached the situation (as if we had been in the wrong when we had no idea). Other than that, food and servers are usually pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the food. Always have good service. Wait staff is friendly and work hard to make it a great experience. One of Main Street’s gems.

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Elaneg
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was very efficient, and conscientious
Food was great, atmosphere was very nice

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great.

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cortb
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good, atmosphere, and service! Definitely recommend.

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KathleenM
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

Sangria tasted like watered down red wine. Enchiladas contained very little cheese And with exception of the red sauce were tasteless. Rice was dried out. Guacamole was good. If you dine here only get the guacamole.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Server was fantastic!

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BeverlyA
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and great customer service. Social distancing is being done along with sanitizer and masks. Felt very comfortable.

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SkipC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After requesting a booth in the rear is the restaurant we were seated promptly and safely. As always our dinners were delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience1

Food was good. Very expensive for fajitas that were mostly vegetables, 22 dollars. This place is right in the heart of U of D so expect very loud atmosphere. Will never go back due to the loud, vulgar and drunk college kids. It’s a shame they ruined dinner for a lot people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was hard to hear people at your table. Order was not completely correct and we paid for extra item.
My main problem is that we were nit checked in and did nit get credit on our Open Table account

JD
JasmineD
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was delicious I would def recommend the fish tacos. The drinks were strong and worth the money. I also live how easy it was to make a reservation online for outside . Would def recommend and will be going back

FAQs

Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Bar - Newark offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 369-2500.

Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Bar - Newark is rated 4.3 stars by 139 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.