Santa Fe Mexican Grill-Wilmington

4.5
61 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 61 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JuliannaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely AMAZING! My boyfriend and I completely finished our appetizer, meals and all of our drinks. Will definitely be returning!

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KarenA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Initial greeting not friendly. Upon arrival we were immediately told there was a 2 hour limit even though there was hardly any one in the restaurant. Service was extremely slow. Prices for food and drinks, pricey for Mexican food.

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MaureenM
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our server, Nolan, was outstanding. I will definitely recommend to friends and family.

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vipKirk
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It was way to crowded and loud. Service was not up to par in my estimation - very slow. The food was good but nothing out of the ordinary.

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vipTheHowers
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really good; service, food, vibe. Staff are on their game and know what they are doing.

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SteveP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Mediocre Mexican food at best. Really overpriced for the quality.

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Nayaaa
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food Was Good & Fresh. Gives You That Authentic Taco Taste. When I’m Craving Tacos This Will Now Be My Fav Place To Go & The Drinks Good Especially The Earth Hurricane Margarita. Overall Nice Atmosphere

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TimH
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with great staff that took care of all our needs!
Food was awesome and we are definitely adding this to our rotation.

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Moni
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!!! Its my new go to mexican spot when im in DE.

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vipLisaM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun atmosphere. Love the booths! Delicious food. Friendly & knowledge service from our outstanding server, Nolan!!

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vipDeMama
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been here since it reopened. Our experience was really positive. The food was great. The decor and vibe was really comfortable. A+

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Even has a parking lot which is awesome since location is in the city.

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GianniZ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Valentine's evening dinner. Prompt, corteous and attentive service. Excellent food. Generous portions. Great deal. Nice ambience. Large corner round booth. Perfect for a romantic dinner. Could not ask for more or better.

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Jimbo
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Christopher was an amazing server! Food was delicious and the Valentine Day Special was worth every penny.

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LisaS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried ice cream is to die for great Pineapple Margarita also the place is beautiful definitely give it a try

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Happy Santa Fe is opened again. Their chimichangas are my favorite. I prefer them grilled and have recently been getting the chorizo option. Highly recommend. They also brought out a little cake and candle for my friends birthday when I mentioned it on the reservation after prompted about occasion. I thought that was really sweet.

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vipVinceB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Great service, Nolan. My wife and I both had chicken frajitias. Wife had to send back due to chicken being under cooked. Mine was cooked sufficiently but absolutely tasteless. Onions were served oversized as to what we expected and always get at all other Mexican restaurants.

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vipSandyM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and we will definitely be returning on a regular basis! Loved everything about this place! We both had Fajitas and they were amazing! Loved the atmosphere and the music! The service was great! Can’t wait to return and try other menu items!

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AANJMD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The ambiance was nice, but the food didn’t have authentic Mexican taste. It was overpriced for the quality. Everything was too spicy. Drinks were great! It was good enough, but definitely not the best Mexican in Wilmington.

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mspriss
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food but, they were still very nice.

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Mikemc19380
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing , very good food , organized and very punctual. This was a last minute reservation on a holiday and they had it down like it was a Tuesday night. Very good experience and I will be back !

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LauraH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails were delicious, service was wonderful and loved the overall experience and ambiance. Food and drinks didn’t take long at all and we were constantly checked on which we appreciated. Will absolutely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers, food, and atmosphere were all great. Comfortable and easygoing environment, despite the difficult times we are going through. Thank you, Santa Fee!

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DonteM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely check this place out. It was way better than expected. Service was 10 stars too

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

great vibes

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vipTheresaC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve had great experiences the last two times I’ve dined at Santa Fe. Delicious food and our bartender is the best at skinny margaritas and is just so on it all around with service. It is so much better than the old one. Same great food but the service has been stepped up in the best way.

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Mae01
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first visit to Santa Fe's new location. The decor is very nice, well lit, and there was good spacing between diners. Food was very good and attractively presented. The staff was very attentive and courteous. I thought the prices were reasonable and will definitely return.

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ShondaF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food amazing service. Staff was knowledgeable about drinks and food great date night place.

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jph61
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Enchaladas were good, but meat chunks could have been smaller for easier eating. Thought the margararitas were a bit weak

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service!

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vipDaniel
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was excellent. The only issue was that people in the restaurant were not using their masks when they were not eating . As we know , restaurants indoors are a higher risk place for spread. Please remind visitors they need to use their masks while inside .

Gracias

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vipDineOutTravelAbout
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Mexican food. Heated outdoor dining.

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DavidR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, well prepared, & staff was terrific.

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Doug
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and beverages were very good. Service was excellent. Server and management staff very accommodating.

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Jimbo
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very pleasant and entertaining. Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

We had been looking forward to a date night for awhile! We heard great things about Santa Fe! Our experience was going pretty well until our server completely forgot about us. After quite a long wait to get her attention, she brought us boxes for leftovers. We figured we would get the check next since it was clear we were finished our meal. It took another 25 minutes for us to pay the check. We even had to track down another server to hand our bill to our own server who did not come back to see us. When she finally did come back after 25 minutes, we were quite annoyed. Instead of acknowledging the fact that waiting for the check took just as much time as the actual dining, she chose not to. After we expressed our annoyance, she said she did have a party of 20 (!) and was attending to them. It would have been nice for the manager who clearly knew she was dealing with a large table, to let us know.

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JannelleB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was good but we could have been seated at a bigger table with all the food we ordered

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my mango mojito and Santa Fe wings! The decor and ambiance was beautiful and stylish! I can’t wait to try more items from the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing, super affordable brunch! The food was delicious, our server Brian was great and the Micheladas were to die for!! We definitely will be back!!

FAQs

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

Santa Fe Mexican Grill-Wilmington is rated 4.5 stars by 61 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.