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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 #87 of 1,083 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Neighborhood: James Bay
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Des Moines, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Great service, reasonable price, awesome food. Right next to ferry terminal and close to our hotel. Next time we'll allow more time so we can enjoy dessert too.

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Bellevue, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We had eaten at Santiago's a few years ago for dinner and returned now for breakfast. VERY reasonably priced, especially for the location convenient to the waterfront hotels. We loved the breakfast burrito and the Santiago-style poached eggs. One of our favorite Victoria restaurants!

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Port Townsend, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We went for breakfast and found the food at this establishment was fair, and the tea was terrible (i guess we expected a British colony to have consistently good tea but we found that not to be true). There are much better places for breakfast so I would not go here again, even though the prices were the lowest we... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We have been going to Santiago's for over a decade. It's our favourite restaurant in Victoria, and we go there at least once every time we are there. We tend to favour the tapas menu, and we strongly recommend the chicken naranja, adobo de carne and the chipotle prawns. If you have the extra room, start with a fresh ceviche.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good service, the food was decent, but it's not a restaurant I would rave about. Nice warm atmosphere.

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Smithers, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great food and even better service doesn't begin to say enough. The Madras Curry Mussels were to die for! The service was wonderful both nights we were there and the server was attentive to all our needs.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We are a party of two, not particularly big eaters. We ordered the jambalaya for two. It was Huge! It included mussels, shrimp and chicken and vegetables with spices and sprinkled with chopped parsley. My mouth is watering as I remember this dish. We nearly finished the enormous dish. The cafe was so welcoming and atmosphere so endearing, we stayed... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Found this cute wonder after flying in and hotel restaurant wasn't open, yet, for dinner. Very tasty food, scrumptious dessert, pleasant and attentive staff. They didn't quite get how to make one of the drinks requested by our party but went out of their way to correct it and see that we were happy. Will visit again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Visit Santiago's on Mondays for Mussel Madness - they also have excellent prawn dishes and an inviting atmoshpere - very relaxing environment

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Parksville, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We recently visited Santiagos in Victoria for dinner and ordered a house specialty their mussels. We waited a lengthy time for the dinner to arrive and when it did we were dismayed by the size of the actual mussel inside the shell. One can buy smoked mussels in a tin a the grocery store and the mussels in that tin... More 

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Address: 660 Oswego St., Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X2, Canada
Phone Number: (250) 388-7376
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay

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