Santa Fe

4.5
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635 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican / Southwestern
Santa Fe has been an Upper West-side staple for over 35 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.

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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
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4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMerry
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were there relatively early and got a quiet seat in the back so the noise level was fine. The service and the food were very good. I'd like it if they brought back their pork taco. It was delicious. It would be nice to have more choice of main dishes.

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vipsunshine
New York Area
504 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

always a treat and when it isn't too crowded and noisy, it is even better.

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vipMrLube27
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Santa Fe did not disappoint. Great margaritas Excellent selection of entrees and Kenny our server was attentive and paced our meal well. Looking forward to returning again soon

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vipPerfecto
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I'm not sure if this is the same Santa Fe that used to be nearby 15 years ago (the other place was more upscale), but upscale or not, the food here was delicious and the margaritas perfect.

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vipShelby
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always fresh and tasty! We've been eating at Santa Fe for years, and we often bring new people. Everyone enjoys the food, service and experience.

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vipLisaM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

I've lived in the neighborhood for 30 years and never went here before. The food was good and inexpensive. The service was not great. We had to look around repeatedly for a waiter -- and he forgot to bring the ordered dessert. Noise level was loud. On the other hand, it was inexpensive. The Mexican menu seemed to be very varied - with enough "non-Mexican classic" choices for those of us who watch our weight.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Santa Fe is the best!

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vipPaigeB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day!

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vipChristopherJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious as always. Great service!

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OrdinaryBear
Denver
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Love the cusine, love the ambiance. We've come back again and again, Its a gem

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vipJamesNewYorkCity
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great Mexican food at moderate prices. Good tasty Margaritas in several flavors. Friendly and fun wait staff always looking out for the diners.

Never had a bad meal here it's our default before theatre spot when we are at Lincoln Center

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MargaretP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always reliable and delicious food. Something for everyone. A favorite of my family and friends.

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vipKathleenA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Reliable Mexican fare, with moderate pricing, great Margaritas and very good service.

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vipSusan
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Food did not taste quite as fresh but it was good. Service could have been improved. Asked for water and waited at least 5 minutes. Not up to the usual standard.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We have been here a couple of times and we specifically went there on this occasion for my birthday to get spicy margaritas! We took a train from Broadway after seeing a show in the snow and rain only to be told after one drink they were out of the Serrano infused tequila. They forgot to make it for a Saturday night. They tried to do what they could to make a similar drink but it wasn’t the same. We were disappointed, especially at $15 a drink.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere for a Saturday evening

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vipBetsyS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

we eat here a lot. the food is simple and yummy. the prices are good and portions are large.

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vipRLFree
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Not quite as good as I remember, but still a good meal with friendly service and a cozy atmosphere.

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Zany14
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

normally my experience with santa fe is very good but i went on new years eve and they didn't tell me that kitchen closes a certain time so they rushed us with the food bringing appetizer and mail course at once. thought for the holiday they would have some decorations up to liven us the night. food always good but disappointed they took a sea bass off the menu.

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vipLLMinNJ
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had dinner here before going to the alincoln Center Theater. Food was very good, though the half chicken was a lot of food! Guacamole was excellent, as was the grapefruit margarita. And, the service was fast and attentive; we got out in plenty of time. We were also able to carry on a conversation.

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vipMARCO8
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Always good food and great service. Reasonable prices An UWS gem

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas family party

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vipSusanI
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My friend and I went to Santa Fe for dinner before the Opera. Service was prompt and attentive. We were early so the noise level was great- we could easily have a conversation. The food was delicious. We would definitely return the next time we go to Lincoln Center.?

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vipsenorita
New York Area
156 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I wish the food could be better but this time I noticed uevos Rancheros for the first time - they said that the huevos were so popular they added them to the dinner menu and one of the better dishes I have had - good for a late dinner - not too heavy and reasonably priced like most things on the menu - still delicious margaritas and large at a good price - the service is always extremely pleasant and prompt - the atmosphere is delightful

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pbjluver
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been dining at Santa Fe for years. Always very friendly service. Delicious fresh food...love their guacamole. No matter how busy they are, and that is very, very often, you are never rushed.

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vipjaneS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Always delicious

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vipChinarider
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service are excellent. One of my favorite locals.

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allisonl
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall1Food5Service5Ambience5

They were closed when we arrived for our reserved time and we had guests with us. They should not allow reservations to be made if theu are not going to be open.
We were very disappointed !

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vippicky
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great margaritas too!

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vipNYCNative
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A stalwart. Love this spot for post movie Mexican.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love Santa Fe! Best local of the uws!!

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vipNov92013EddieVs
San Antonio
56 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rodney was super! Alex too! Thanks!

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vipBetsZ
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Warm atmosphere, delicious food and killer margaritas. What more could you want?

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vipSilviaW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

best margaritas and the food is delicious. Big portions, you may share!!!!

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vipGothamGourmand
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a tasty dinner with attentive and friendly service. And the Margaritas are great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Great food and service. Highly recommended.

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vipNomore
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Felt like our plane was late at a run down airport.
Hadn’t had such a bad experience in a long time.
Not one redeeming factor.

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vipPaigeB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reliably great food and margaritas!

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JamesK
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Steady, consistently good food. Always excellent service.

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vipmisstheclassics
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Come here several times a year. Typically very satisfactory although service this visit was a bit less attentive than usual, but also seemed a bit busier than usual. Service, however, was still good.

FAQs

Santa Fe offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 724-0822.

Santa Fe is rated 4.5 stars by 635 OpenTable diners.

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