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Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina

4.8
4.8
414 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 13 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

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 414 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

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  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Hot Spot

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Neighborhood Gem

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    Notable Wine List

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Romantic

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Special Occasion

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Most Booked

  • McAllen

    Best Overall

  • McAllen

    Best Food

  • McAllen

    Best Service

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    Best Ambiance

  • McAllen

    Best Value

  • McAllen

    Fit for Foodies

  • McAllen

    Romantic

  • McAllen

    Special Occasion

  • McAllen

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • McAllen

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Service was a bit slow but it is understandable during these times. Steak was perfect and Mac and cheese was unbelievable!!
  2. RL

    ReneL

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoy this place. Its first class always.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! The food delicious and de services super great!
  4. MK

    MarkK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Santa Fe never disappoints! Great romantic environment, soft piano music in the background. Candle light, great drinks, great food, great service. And they also offer a casual setting with patio seating. Can’t go wrong here. Highly recommend.
  5. JV

    JulioV

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    Quail was to bland this time for some reason and not enough seasoning. Not sure if you changed anything but they were fantastic the first time I had them and was also a little nosy And everything else was great. Still my favorite spot in McAllen
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent. The service was mediocre at best. The bar was excellent and music was outstanding.
  7. R

    Roberto

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, drinks and service!
  8. KS

    KyleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dad and I travelled from Dallas specifically to enjoy dinner at the Santa Fe Steakhouse. It was exactly what we hoped for. Great wine recommendations, scallops were perfect and the steak was exceptional. Totally worth the flight;)
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The 14 oz wagyu with black truffles was the best steak I’ve ever had. The wine list is very good and their markup on wine is as fair as you’ll get. Pan seared scallop appetizer was also very good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service
  11. X

    Xavierc

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  14. RG

    RodrigoG

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 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.
  16. CM

    CindyMG

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 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!
  18. RR

    RaulR

    Cancun

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Will be back again..
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

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

    Sahar

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

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

    JohnE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 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!
  22. BD

    BobD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor seating excellent and quiet
  24. TM

    TreciaM

    Atlanta

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 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.
  25. EL

    ELDIRTYDOG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 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.
  26. CR

    CelinaR

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 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.
  27. EG

    EricaG

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

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

    EduardoH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 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 .
  29. EG

    EvelynG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 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 !
  30. JK

    JorgeK

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 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
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 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
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 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.
  34. SG

    SamuraiGuy

    San Antonio

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 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.
  35. JS

    JimS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 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.
  36. JF

    JuanF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

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

    DiannB

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

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

    SylviaV

    Corpus Christi

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

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

    sensitivepalate

    Cleveland

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

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

    FredL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized 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

    • Waitstaff 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 4.8 stars by 414 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 13 times today
Google Map for Santa Fe Steakhouse and Cantina

1918 S 10th St, McAllen, TX 78503

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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