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Santa Fe Mexican Grill

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12709 NE 124th St, Kirkland, WA 98034-8307
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: phone 425-821-9405

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Tex Mex

It is a family style restaurant, with a casual atmosphere. I am not an expert when it comes to Mexican food, but for an inexpensive, quick bite to eat, that satisfies, this restaurant fits the bill.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Honolulu, HI
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Spokane, Washington
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed our very personable waiter. Food looked wonderful, but I like spicy and my chimichanga with rice & beans was quite bland. My husband's enchiladas were fine, but he smothered them in salsa. The salsa and chips were good.

Thank SongofSongs
Kelowna BC
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Walk in places looks great, smells great, lots of people eating. Seated promptly, chips and salsa delivered, drinks ordered. Decided to go for the daily special, chicken fajitas. As I said to my wife before we ordered "how can you screw up chicken?". Well they did - it was horrid. Cooked about 10 minutes too long in a much too... More 

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Honolulu, HI
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

It is a family style restaurant, with a casual atmosphere. I am not an expert when it comes to Mexican food, but for an inexpensive, quick bite to eat, that satisfies, this restaurant fits the bill.

Thank pearls60
Redmond, Washington
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We have been going to Santa Fe for years and the quality of the food, cooking, and service continues to decline. Tonight the chips were stale, beef and scallops overcooked, portion of beans tiny, and a request for no rice was ignored. Waitress came back one time, did not offer drink refills or take notice of us at all. Never... More 

Thank Barb-in-Redmond
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is the place to go on the Eastside for good Mexican food! The restaurant is casual, the waitstaff and service top notch! The food is delicious and plentiful while the cost is affordable.

Thank trishZ559YD
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131 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A new location in Kingsgate brings the family restaurant a second location. The recipes are the same and the coos execute well. as with the original they will prepare what you want, even if its not on the menu ! Try the camarones ala crema for a real treat. Brother and sister each run one of the restaurants and use... More 

Thank Steve M
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This is the best Mexican Resturaunt that I've found in Kirkland. Good prices really good food a little different from Tex Mex but I'll take it. The portions are generous and ingredients are fresh and top notch. This gem is good anytime but can get packed. Parking not bad if you can't find it up front then park around back.... More 

Thank Jesse Z
Seattle, Washington
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202 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We have driven by this restaurant on many occasions, and wondered if it was any good. So on Cinco de Mayo we decided to give it a try. We were happily pleased. Located in a strip mall, it would be very easy to pass it by. But going in is another story. The restaurant is warm and inviting, with genuinely... More 

Thank wearymom3
Quincy, Washington
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We were visiting Kirkland area and stopped at Santa Fe Mexican Grille. Super friendly staff and great food. We hardly made it in the door and someone greeted us and sat us right a way. The place was very busy and I was sure we would have to wait. Order was taken and food arrived shortly. Chips and Salsa are... More 

Thank Jan M
Kirkland, WA
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121 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We go here a couple of times a month at least. We feel very welcome and at home - they do a great job with just about everythin on the menu and the staff is friendly, efficient, and personable. You can't go wrong here - and their success is evidence of that!

Thank ErinLeary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12709 NE 124th St, Kirkland, WA 98034-8307
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kirkland
  • Phone Number: 425-821-9405

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican


phone 425-821-9405
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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