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Mateo's Santa Fe Cafe

5081 Waterway Drive, Dumfries, VA
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Ranked #5 of 47 restaurants in Dumfries
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish
Most recent review
- Aug 15, 2014
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English first
Triangle, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food was very good. I had the salad and steak with chorizo fajitas. The chorizo was great, but not like any chorizo I ever had. I actually liked it more. My wife really liked the beef enchiladas with red sauce. My dad had the chicken enchiladas with green sauce and really enjoyed it. The downsides were the slightly stale... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We order take out from Mateo's frequently. It is, bar none, our favorite restaurant. We usually order a salad and an appetizer, but there's something for everyone. Their salads are meals and always fresh. The appetizers are also delicious. They update their menu often, but we never have a problem finding something we like. You're missing out if you've never... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Very good food and good service. The chili seems homemade and definitely has a little kick! The chips and salsa as well as the guacamole are very good.

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Dumfries, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurant is right in our neighborhood, but we don't always think about it when planning to eat out. I can only speak for the vegetarian burrito, since I always get it, but it is the best! It is way more food than I can ever finish! It comes with a side of black beans which I never even touch... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a cozy little restaurant, locally owned... sometimes have a piano player.. too! Oh my, everything made here is unique & fresh, & delicious... Not a chain! It is worth the drive off I95/Dumfries exit... just about 2 miles.. on right by the Food Lion, Dollar Store.. This is perhaps in my opinion THEE best place in Prince William... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stopped in on a Saturday evening a few weeks ago on the way home from running a boatload of errands. We got there late-ish but no worries. Matthew was VERY friendly and even the other server stopped by and chatted. They have a Sunday brunch we'll try, but we'll also be back to check out piano night and have... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Enjoyed the atmosphere with a soft live music playing in the background while enjoying our meal that was delicious and filling.

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Dumfries, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

I used to travel quite a bit to New Mexico, and I loved the food there. When I found out a few years ago that Mateo's had this type of cuisine, I had to try it. It is a great place to eat ... date night or dinner out with friends. Tonight, I had the combo with a burrito adovada... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is great. The food, entertainment and atmosphere. Great service too might I add. Weekends feature live music as well.

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I've eaten here twice, and come away impressed both times. They offer nightly specials like 1/2 off on tacos, or reduced price wine. The same young lady has waited on me both times and was always helpful with menu suggestions. The food is very tasty and appears to be made with fresh ingredients. The portions are generous without being ridiculous.... More

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