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Santiago's Cafe

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James Bay
Mexican, Spanish
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660 Oswego St., Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X2, Canada
(250) 388-7376
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 44
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  • 12
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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
Great Place To Eat

Small, comfortable restaurant offering delicious food, friendly service and good value! Quiet music playing making it easy to have conversation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Philip S
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We get to Victoria about twice a year and always find ourselves eating at Santaigo's at least once. Why? Because the dishes are interesting preparations filled with fresh ingredients. The atmosphere is casual, warm, and slightly funky. Cheerful and attentive service combined with very reasonable prices make it a place you should try.

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Thank Bryan J
Salt Spring Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is nice to find a restaurant in Victoria that caters to those of us who look for the diverse and different in dining. Santiago's is Chilean in overall theme, but melded with Asian influences. The chef is a real professional, and the server was one of the best I have seen. I loved it!

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Thank OPD6
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small, comfortable restaurant offering delicious food, friendly service and good value! Quiet music playing making it easy to have conversation.

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Thank Philip S
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunny, bright, Mexican decor, casual, friendly atmosphere and the food is wonderful. Medium size portions, lots of choices. Will go back again. Breakfast too!

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Santiago's with a group I was travelling with. Pretty much everything on the menu we had was great and we all had something different. I had the lemon mussels and would go back anytime to have them again. They were the biggest, most flavourful I have had in a while. Service was also great. Definitely will be back.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent breakfast burrito and bacon, eggs and coffee in a fun atmosphere, bright and sunny too. Great service and generous portions for reasonable prices especially compared to other restaurants in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Santiago's is a funky little restaurant in James Bay close to the Clipper and Black Ball Ferry. All breakfast items are $10-$12. Breakfast was filling, hot, yummy with quick service to make it all perfect. I would highly recommend the restaurant!

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Thank travellers014
Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Wow , best ever. Orange chipotle Hollandaise. Price was very inexpensive too. Close to the ferry terminal.

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Thank Steve C
nanaimo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This cafe was just what we were looking for. Wanted to get a drink that wasn't in a noisy bar. Santiagos had 3oz martinis, the best nachos I have ever had, a bright, cherry interior and all around friendly vibe. We would definitely go back.

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Pembroke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Ate here with the kids and grandkids. Enough choice on the menu to suit everyone. Service was great and our server was very patient with our time deciding what to eat. Great location! Would eat here again!

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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, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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