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Santiago's Cafe

660 Oswego St., Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X2, Canada (James Bay)
(250) 388-7376
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Ranked #71 of 1,091 restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: James Bay
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English first
Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We really enjoy breakfast here. Good breakfast at a good value. It is on the side of the Huntingdon. Kind of out of the way but worth finding. Dinners are South American and very good.

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Spokane, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We ate at Santiago's Cafe and it was really good and pretty quick. The server was very good. I would go here again.

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northumberland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This restaurant caught our eye because it looked different and was v close to our hotel.It is not posh but the food is really tasty and the prices v reasonable.We went back for breakfast which was just as good.Give it a try if you are in Victoria.It is near Laural Point.

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San Diego, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Ate dinner here. Waitress told us we could not have a burrito without onions because the filling was premade. That should have been reason enough to be suspicious. When our 5 meals came out the chicken and shrim were rubbery, the burrito was moist on the outside super hot on inside... felt and tasted microwaved to me. I just hate... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Good food at reasonable prices... Service is excellent... Sangria... Appetizers... and entrees all good. Prices are good.

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went with my family and had a great dinner. Portions generous and pisco sour delicious. Lots of vegetarian options. Service was good although it was a slower Sunday night. Great ambience and in a quieter section of Victoria. Good for families and for people who are looking for a more casual dinner.

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Irvine, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It was right next to our hotel. It had such a colorful interior seen from the outside that you couldn't help to go in and try it. Service was great and prices very reasonable.

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Dunblane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Quick and easy. Good food and service. Excellent value for money. Best breakfast so far in Victoria. Directly opposite Clipper terminal. Very handy.

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Surrey, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Santiago's Café is a smaller place a few steps off to the side of the inner harbour. Décor is very colourful and the place has a Latin America look and feel to it, complete with music. Not too intrusive though. We stopped here for a quiet breakfast. The menu choices were not large but included the standard fare. Service was... More

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swansea
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Friendly staff, good daily drinks deals. The staff were helpful in advising us on the size of the meals and accommodated our unusual requests. Not amazing but honest and straightforward.

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