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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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 9
    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
great restaurant

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
kathymcallen
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mcallen
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Houston
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

The food here is excellent but the beer selection sucks. The restaurant is pretentious meaning of you're not dressed good enough you must sit in the bar. They are happy to charge high prices in the bar but they just don't want to see you unless you are dressed good enough. I wouldn't normally have an issue with this bi... More 

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McAllen, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The absolute BEST steakhouse in the Valley -hands down and their al fresco dining is like stepping into an instant vacation! But what i love most is their service in that though it is a fine dining restaurant the waiters are not stuffy, but rather treat us as if all they do is look forward to our return. Warmth, exceptional... More 

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Mission, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

In two occasions I suffered food intoxication in this restaurant, in one I ate a Plate of Ribeye (I remember that the steak probably was old because it did not had any flavor), and in another occasion I ate a Shrimp plate. In both occasions after eating there I could not sleep, all night, trowing up, stomach ache and with... More 

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McAllen, Texas
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is one of the few restaurants that has consistently grown over the past decades in McAllen. With its current layout, you can have an upscale anniversary dinner inside the wine cellar, a private party in a beautiful room behind the bar, a meal on an outdoor patio next to a fireplace, or simply eat in an upscale setting next... More 

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Mcallen Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We celebrated my boyfriend and had a very wonderful time! We were also surprised at the bill, we all had our full of food and drink and it was not at all expensive.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I had the New York strip steak and it was good. I'm not sure what they were trying to do with the beans and corn with a flower on top. The flower did not taste so good and the portion was meager. The meal came with a salad and a basket of bread too. I went to Texas Roadhouse tonight... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The food is fabulous!!! Great staff and lovely decor. A wonderful dining experience. We will be back!!

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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, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?