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Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina

4.7
4.7
404 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Santa Fe's Steakhouse & Cantina is famous for it's award winning steaks, fine wine & handcrafted cocktails. Don't miss out on the Orange Roughy, a favorite. High-end destination serving steaks & seafood backed by a massive wine list, plus live music nights.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Cantina Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (956) 630-2331

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jorge Gonzales

  • Area

    McAllen

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 404 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Hot Spot

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    Notable Wine List

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    Romance

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    Special Occasions

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    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Most Booked

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    Best Overall

  • McAllen

    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • McAllen

    Best Ambience

  • McAllen

    Best Value

  • McAllen

    Fit for Foodies

  • McAllen

    Romance

  • McAllen

    Special Occasions

  • McAllen

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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    Most Booked

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  1. X

    Xavierc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place and ambiance. The food is excellent and enjoyed the music and atmosphere of the cantina.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  4. RG

    RodrigoG

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great drinks the noise level could be lower but overall an amazing meal
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was top notch. The server rang in our drinks and food correctly, however we received things wrong from the bar and kitchen. The food and drinks were still great. One margarita was to have no salt and had salt. Both steaks were supposed to be a ribeye but mine ended up being a strip instead of a ribeye.
  6. CM

    CindyMG

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolute perfection! From the food to the music to the staff.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente la comida, bebidas y el servicio de los meseros excelente, sin duda regresaremos a ese lugar cuando vengamos a McAllen!!! Excelente todo!
  8. RR

    RaulR

    Cancun

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Will be back again..
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! The food was amazing! Best steak in the valley.
  10. S

    Sahar

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service was too notch. Perfect place to celebrate any occasion.
  11. JE

    JohnE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience exceeded our expectations! The service was outstanding and the food was incredible. I have never eaten a steak so tender and delicious. We were celebrating our anniversary and they made it a memorable evening!
  12. BD

    BobD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is probably the best steak house in McAllen. We went there for my companion's birthday and glad we did. Wine is a bit pricey, but the steaks were excellent as were the sides. You get a side salad with each meal, which is nice. Our server was very friendly and efficient.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor seating excellent and quiet
  14. TM

    TreciaM

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Went for my friend’s birthday. We shared a steak/potato and dessert. All was very good. Our waiter in the dining room did a great job. Such a big improvement from our last visit. Very happy with this experience.
  15. EL

    ELDIRTYDOG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience: Serenading Beauty & Elegance. Service: Masterful, Specialized & Skilled by Sire Julio. Food: Ambrosial, Delectable & Lusciously Delicious Been a Loyal Customer for 25+ yrs.
  16. CR

    CelinaR

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Always love the food at Santa Fe, it’s our favorite spot. This time around, though, we wanted to celebrate our anniversary, which we noted in our reservation, and instead, we were seated next to large, rowdy party of 11. It was the oddest thing. Would I go back? Of course. The food is unmatched, and usually, we have the best service. I’m tossing this up as a fluke.
  17. EG

    EricaG

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding!! Will dine here again!!
  18. EH

    EduardoH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was tasty ! ambience is great service needs improvement . entree arrived first then appetizers . sat with all dirty dishes on the table for a while . regardless of price , location and type of meal , navigating thru dirty plates and utensils after your meal its unacceptable .
  19. EG

    EvelynG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely fabulous, never disappoints, , amazing customer service food is delicious as always been coming here for 3 years to celebrate my birthday and anniversary it will not disappoint oh and dessert is breath taking ! Defiantly recommend !
  20. JK

    JorgeK

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration and the whole night was amazing! Noe is our favorite waiter there and is now the wine expert. He pick a beautiful cab for us. This is our favorite place for steak! People and service are incredible
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1
    The service and food was outstanding. But the cramped restaurant and the large party that was basically sitting on top of us ruined the experience. When going to a restaurant like this I want to enjoy the company I am with not have to battle to talk to her without yelling with a loud crowded restaurant with horrible seating arrangement. Ambiance is everything when going to a nice steak place this place completely missed the mark with that
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    They haven’t renovated this place since the 1990’s. The decor is hideous and so is the lighting. The wait staff can be rude and condescending and I can get a better steak at Salt Grass for a much cheaper price. It’s as if they try too hard and then end up failing at everything. Their patio area is nice but that’s about it. They also brought out the wrong dessert and then decided to charge us for both of them.
  24. SG

    SamuraiGuy

    San Antonio

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Group of 8 dined outside. Great food - steaks and Orange roughy. Spanish wine was excellent. Service was great. No wonder why this is considered to be the best restaurant in town.
  25. JS

    JimS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best quality food in the valley. Best service anywhere. Cua was our server. I love when the server enjoys their job. And he was entertaining. Our first visit and many more to come. Our favorite local restaurant.
  26. JF

    JuanF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was top notch. Our server was very informative and Tentative to the table.
  27. DB

    DiannB

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Santa Fe never disappoints me or my guests. Service is polite and always around but not hovering. LOVE this place.
  28. SV

    SylviaV

    Corpus Christi

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening. Food was fantastic and Eduardo is a wonderful waiter.
  29. s

    sensitivepalate

    Cleveland

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a French Onion Soap and the Sante Fe's Artisan Cheese board. Both were excellent.
  30. FL

    FredL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    we been going to Santa Fe Steakhouse for many years, and it's always been a very good experience.
  31. m

    marks

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Samantha was an excellent server. 9oz. Fillet was exceptional and featured appetizer was outstanding, guac and ribeye combo.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and even better once moved into the private wine room.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    This is the worst steak I’ve ever had at a self-professedly “high-end” steak house. Save yourself a LOT of money and just head down the street to Texas Roadhouse.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff and great food. As always, a great first rate experience.
  35. RG

    RodrigoG

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food! Prices aren't too high and service is great as well a little loud but overall great experience
  36. DM

    DianeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our waitress. Prompt and efficient. Suggestions were excellent.
  37. RA

    RobertA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time customer. I was very pleased and impressed with the staff. The food was amazing. The wine was delicious. Over all one of the BEST restaurants I have had the pleasure of eating at with my wife with out a doubt.
  38. JV

    JulioV

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    I was there for two business dinners on Tuesday and Wednesday. The hostess seemed bothered for asking for a different table on both nights. The servers were great after that and food was outstanding.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was awesome!
  40. JV

    JesseV

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were surprised by the changes in the Cantina. The dance floor was smaller, the clientele was totally different. We were regular customers on every Friday night in 2007 through 2010. Friday nights were always hopping. On this visit, the Cantina was quiet and very relaxed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

FAQs

Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (956) 630-2331.

Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina is rated 4.7 stars by 404 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 15 times today
Google Map for Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina

1918 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78503

Additional information

  • Area

    McAllen

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Cantina Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jorge Gonzales

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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