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Santiago's Cafe

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660 Oswego St., Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X2, Canada
(250) 388-7376
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very tasty food

Fun atmosphere with attentive wait staff. Eclectic menu with a mix of south american and asian dishes. Menu based around owners world travels. Food was really flavorful. Good value Great family place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Paul C
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Victoria, Canada
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  • Families with children
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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Fun atmosphere with attentive wait staff. Eclectic menu with a mix of south american and asian dishes. Menu based around owners world travels. Food was really flavorful. Good value Great family place.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Took my Senior Mom their for lunch. Had to go through the patio to get in the building with her walker. The staff was excellent. The menu varied. The food very good.

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Montreal, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This rather unusual restaurant located close to the provincial legislature offers Mexican fair in a modest downmarket setting. We started off with Margaritas which were excellent. And we subsequently enjoyed a paella which was very generous in its portion. It was filled with seafood and sausage although lacked a key ingredient, rice. The service was attentive. Our dessert was a... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nice decor ( Mexican theme)varied selection, good service , good price and great food! Recommend you give it a try next time your in Victoria.....

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Nanaimo
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The margaritas are excellent! The staff were very good to our Grandkids. The food was fine. This place was across the street from our hotel so it was great for the children. The prices were pretty good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What kind of restaurant is that? I got a terrible customer service ever in my life this morning. Me and my husband went to this restaurant to have some breakfast . firstly, table wasn't clean. disgusting towel was on the table. so we needed to find our table next to the kitchen. server didn't care about us. we found the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We ate here to break out of having breakfast at our hotel. Big mistake. While it was a little bit cheaper, it was a lot less satisfactory. First of all, while the decor was kind of cute and funky, the place had one of the filthiest carpets I've ever seen and we also noticed other decrepit decor. When the server... More 

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Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I would give this restaurant about a 2.5 stars. We came here after a long day of walking and wanted to sit down to eat instead of getting fast food. The waitresses were alright, not rude but too friendly it seemed. They checked on us every once in awhile, but most of the time we had to ask for service.... More 

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had breakfast there several times. Reasonably priced. Family owned. Colourful and the food was good. Returned several mornings.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We sat outside and enjoyed a shady, delightful dinner with paella and sangria. The service was good, the wait staff friendly and helpful. We thought this was a nice quiet dinner just a block off from where the car and pedestrian traffic was.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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