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Santa FE Steakhouse

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Steakhouse, Southwestern
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1918 S 10TH St, McAllen, TX 78503-5404
(956) 630-2331
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5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect hidden romance $$$

We were told about this place by one of the locals...and it didn't disappoint. From its tucked away entrance, beautiful patio, softly lit interior, gorgeous grand piano (sure wish we could've experienced that), wonderfully attentive & knowledgeable staff, to amazing finish with outstanding food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Elen C
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were told about this place by one of the locals...and it didn't disappoint. From its tucked away entrance, beautiful patio, softly lit interior, gorgeous grand piano (sure wish we could've experienced that), wonderfully attentive & knowledgeable staff, to amazing finish with outstanding food!!! The baked orange roughy served table side from a cracked terra cotta pot is a must... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What I love most about this place is that the service and food are always consistently over the top. Dining al fresco in the patio area is the perfect place for me and my martini to unwind with the people who matter. It's my weekly treat, and I only treat myself to the best! Though I know it's a steak... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Beautiful venue, experienced staff conscious of the environment the serve... Elegant and fancy. The food was glorious, wonderful tuna tartar and the French fillet a remarkable celebration of French cuisine... At the end creme brûlée to top a wonderful dinner. Yet: please don't go to the bar, the bartender definitely hates his job and furthermore: any costumer. By the way:... More 

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Harlingen, Texas
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72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Three couples had an outstanding surprise birthday dinner for my wife. The three bottles of Sterling cab were among the least expensive, but were excellent. The mini beef wellington and artichoke dip were terrific appetizers, The salads were delicious, and the steaks and seafood were superb. We had not tipped off the staff that this was a birthday dinner because... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Chimi Churri is delicious ! When I went back because I loved it so much, I ordered the Tuna Tar Tar as an appetizer and WOW!!!!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We too were turned away from the "fine" dining area as we had shorts on. Really?? Never mind I had a nice linen shirt on and my husband had a collar shirt on. It was 5:00 and no one else in there. We were escorted to the bar where we were allowed to eat off the same full priced menu.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Fantastic food and great service! The appetizers were very tasty. The steaks were cooked to perfection. Great service.

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Houston
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for drinks and food at the cantina Despite very few customers, we had to continually get the bartender's attention to get drink refills because he was busy socializing with another customer seated at the other end of the bar. This went on for an hour. This seems to be an acceptable standard in this Latino border city.... More 

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mcallen
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We go often to this restaurant because it is always good! The steaks are excellent and any of the fish dishes are also great, but the best of all are the margaritas. If the weather is good its fun to sit outside, and if you have the time the bar almost always has live music.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Truly upscale! The meal was well prepared. The service was excellent. The ambience made you want to linger and enjoy. Well worth it when looking for something beyond the norm!

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Additional Information about Santa FE Steakhouse

Address: 1918 S 10TH St, McAllen, TX 78503-5404
Phone Number: (956) 630-2331
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Southwestern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1918 S 10TH St, McAllen, TX 78503-5404
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: (956) 630-2331

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?