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Santa Fe

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Vironniemi
Mexican, Southwestern
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Aleksanterinkatu 15, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 4242 6010
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 27
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always a nice place

Santa Fe is always a nice place just to have a drink or meal. The fajitas are very good and large (at least for a woman). Atmosphere is nice and during weekends the is often live music. The outdoor seating are is nice and there is plenty of room inside too. Strawberry margarita is very nice :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Klaukkala, Finland
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The place has so much potential, live music, nice atmosphere but terrible food. The worst chips, salsa and guacamole (how do you mess up chips, salsa and guac?). I should have read the reviews before the visit. One review said the food was not fit for a dog, I agree. Not sure the sea gulls would the food.

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Klaukkala, Finland
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Santa Fe is always a nice place just to have a drink or meal. The fajitas are very good and large (at least for a woman). Atmosphere is nice and during weekends the is often live music. The outdoor seating are is nice and there is plenty of room inside too. Strawberry margarita is very nice :)

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Espoo, Finland
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114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Stepped in with a few friend to have a bite. Good dishes but maybe the the menu could be refreshed and some twist added to it. Maybe more authentic Mexican tastes could be added etc. It feels bit dated, return to 90s ... the seating in the inside court yard is nice and colourful, downstairs is too dark and could... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The place I went was outside, in between buildings with a partial covering so it was somewhat annoying when it started to rain.

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Came across this restaurant while exploring Helsinki and decided on an early dinner here. Very hot day outside but the interior was cool and welcoming. Friendly and efficient service, food a good standard of Tex Mex. We enjoyed our meal and were pleased at the reasonable price.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Santa Fe is a nice cosy mexican-looking restaurant that serves good food. For anyone who likes burritos, fajitas or a good steak - Santa Fe is a great place. During summer time you can even enjoy the food on the great outside terrace where there's always a nice atmosphere and good mexican music. Just be warned that you need to... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We know the restaurant for many years, While enjoyed the food everytime. No reservations!!! based on the "warm seat" principle. Ambience is a bit noisy, the food is an average TexMex not more than that. A variety of Finish beer did the work. Prices are a bit to the high side. We love that kind of kitchen, so we'll come... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Dropped by this place a while back and had pretty good ribs so we come again this time a friend and I had the nachos starter and seafood fajitas main, nachos were ok if you like lashings of runny canned cheese which I don't. Then the fajitas... small overcooked shrimps and tasteless salmon, soggy fajita veg and disgusting guacamole from... More 

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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I remember this place since many years from the "first boom" of ethnic restaurants in Helsinki. The same concept still appeals to many young(er than me) people and I can't deny this being a nice place for a thirst evoking meal in the beginning of a party night. Last weekend beef burrito was decently seasoned and basic cabernet merlot accompanied... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is mexican gone wrong or a poor attempt of helmex. Had shrimp queidadilla for appertizer - runny cheece which had no mex flavor covered the plate. This dish had not a touch of Santa Fe. For main I had Beef Fahitas - beefo overcooked and the veggies were were just uneatable (soggy, weirdly seasoned - just wrong!). So, this... More 

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Additional Information about Santa Fe

Address: Aleksanterinkatu 15, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Phone Number: +358 9 4242 6010
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 11 to 16
Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Aleksanterinkatu 15, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
  • Neighborhood: Vironniemi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 4242 6010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 to 16
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?