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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 #86 of 1,086 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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
St. Kits
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We stayed at a hotel around the corner from this restaurant and were surprised the next morning on a walk to see they served breakfast. The service was great and fast, the food good, the prices were reasonable and the owner friendly...a winning combination.

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This restaurant never seemed like a Mexican restaurant to me but certainly Spanish Latin influenced. I had their breakfast burrito one morning and it was good but the "French Toast" was awful. More like French bread with syrup. It was very thick cut slices(3) of French bread with one side of the cut ever so BRIEFLY dipped in egg and... More

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Walla Walla, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

while looking for breakfast we stumbled upon santiagos. they had just started lunch so starting off in a slightly disappointed mood we selected the full order of nachos to start our day. It was the most pleasant accident ever! the nacho could of was enough for both of us and then some. the vegi's used were very fresh and full... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were told that this was the real deal Mexican . Anyone who believes this has never been to Mexico!. We ordered beans and rice with sausage,as well as chicken quesadilla . We received a small quesadilla, cut into four with some taco chips. This was to be a main course? The beans and rice was a joke. Instead of... More

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Spruce Grove
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I cannot go to Victoria without visiting Santiago's. On this visit I had Adobo Beef and deep fried cheesecake and just loved them both. The service was great.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This wee Mexican style eatery is kid & adult friendly . Crayons on the table for kids & adults . Custom nacho's , fish dishes , and other Mexican type fair . Too good !!!!

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Burnaby, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was one of the restaurants that was across the street from our hotel (Harbour Towers) on the grounds of the Gatsby Mansion. Both my friend and I had the Ceiviche and it is probably one of the best Ceiviche I have had!!! It was loaded with shrimp, scallops and halibut, you didnt have to go searching your plate to... More

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Estes Park, Colorado
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We ate breakfast at Santiago's this morning and had to wait 15 minutes before a server come to take our order. The order came quickly but never saw our server for another 30 minutes when she finally brought the check. We never got or was offered a second cup of coffee or even so much as a thank you for... More

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Dover, NH
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

While waiting for our departure in Seattle to Victoria, I struck up a conversation with a local resident that referred us. Thank you! My husband and I enjoyed the sangria & shared the paella. The chorizo is locally made & had a bit of heat yet not overpowering. Normally my husband doesn't like curry or turmeric but he certainly enjoyed... More

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Champigny-sur-Marne, France
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Really good food and a lot of choice on the menu. Its close to the center and we found a table quickly. The service was good too and we had good advice for the server on the food.

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