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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
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A good mexican restaurant

Santa Fe has been one of my regular mexican restaurants for many years. Originally, I found this place while living in Turku and visiting Helsinki in business trip. Later, I moved to Helsinki and I have been eating here many times. Especially Santa Fe has became my favourite choice for delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
SurffariLarusta
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Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a whim having not looked at the reviews. I know this is Finland and not South America, but surely the chef could google Mexico and get some tips?! Had the quesadilla (see picture). It was swimming in a very liquid very yellow very tasteless cheese (?) sauce that must have come out of a can. The whole... More 

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Thank ukaustravellers
Helsinki, Finland
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately we did not check in advance the restaurant's webpage, where they advertise "texmex the way Finns like it". The food is pretty much as far as you can get from Tex or Mex. My "Nachos chicken" portion was served in less than five minutes, meaning that it was pre-made, and by the look and taste of it had been... More 

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Thank TuulaV
Fort McMurray
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This place serves huge portions, so come hungry. The ribs are great, ask for side hot sauce and bring someone to share with!

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Thank MrsLudlow
Somerset
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

One of a group of 4 restaurants set around a small courtyard. Subdued lighting, low dividing walls and plenty of Tex/Mex ephemera create an intimate atmosphere. Service was very friendly and prompt. We had crispy chicken and stuffed peppers for starters which were breathtakingly good. For mains we had Nachos with beef and a Chicken Burrito. In both cases the... More 

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Thank Sanglier1
Trelleborg, Sweden
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great food in tex mex style with high quality products. I have been there several times without being disappointed. There are different dishes and different prices depending on your choice of food.

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Thank Michael W
Sandefjord, Norway
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

2nd time there. Tonight I was not impressed. Ordered the beef fajita and have been to the toilet 3 times so far. Must have been the beef. It was chewy and not good. Maybe the chicken is better... good service though!

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Thank Daniel M
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Had a lovely meal here & the lady who waited our table was so friendly and helpful and spoke perfect English. Really made us welcome & we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Thank andiemc2410
Helsinki, Finland
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Santa Fe has been one of my regular mexican restaurants for many years. Originally, I found this place while living in Turku and visiting Helsinki in business trip. Later, I moved to Helsinki and I have been eating here many times. Especially Santa Fe has became my favourite choice for delicious ribs.

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Thank SurffariLarusta
Carmel, Indiana
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63 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Curiosity got the better of us, and we had to try Tex-Mex food when we were in Helsinki. I ordered chicken nachos and my husband had a burrito. The food was fine. Not great, but not horrible. For us it was the novelty of Finnish Tex-Mex. We sat outside in a courtyard area. There was a pasta restaurant and a... More 

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Thank hearts17
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

After reading the first rewies here wedecided to give it a try and... Left being dissappointed. The food was ok but far from being tasty or worth trying more than once. Strange, that people seem to like the place but the resson might be reasonable pricing. You get what you pay for: the tortillas were ok, just the cheese on... More 

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Thank Justina V

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 17
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?