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Santiago's Mexican Restaurant

124 Lincoln St, Porter, IN 46304
219-926-6518
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Ranked #2 of 5 restaurants in Porter
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We arrived around 6:30 and were seated fine. 15 minutes later we were served chips and salsa. We ate the chips and when they were gone, another 20 minutes, we decided to leave. No one ever took our order! We were the only people in the section so I know they weren't too busy! What a disappointment and embarrassing situation!... More

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Chesterton, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

After reading the great reviews and recommendations of from a good friend me and my wife decided to give it a try. A huge disappointment followed. I am prior military and traveled all over and now travel a lot for work and get to taste food from all over. To start with service was lacking. We entered and waited to... More

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Portage, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We tried Santiago's after hearing great things about it from a lot of locals. They have 2 kinds of chips for the homemade salsa that are excellent. I get a chicken burrito, my husband usually get steak something, and my daughter loves the pork. IF you can finish your meal, you leave stuffed. We almost always have left overs for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband and I and our three kids ate here while visiting the Dunes. I had the pork chimichanga and it was excellent. The pork was very flavorful but their chips and salsa stole the show. The chips were crunchy and better than any I've ever had. My son had the quesadilla and loved it. We all agreed we would... More

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

If your passing through this area east of the big city, Chicago, on your way north or south get off the big road and head in to downtown, Old Porter for a Mexican treat. Their flour tortilla chips are fantastic along with their home made salsa. I choose their pablano chili rellenos, my favorite Tex-Mex dish. I was not disappointed,... More

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Crown Point, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Nice place to stop after spending the day at the beach! food is good and so was the service, prices aren't bad either

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Porter, Indiana
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I think the food is terrific, it comes quickly, and the atmosphere of this Mexican restaurant is festive and fun. It is inexpensive and the salsa is fantastic. I always get a carton to take home too.

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Porter, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food here is excellent. the starter of chips and salsa is fresh and the chips are crispy and good tasting. One of the big marks is that if you want something that is not on the menu, they will make it for you. The restaurant is a little hidden away if you are from out of the area but... More

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By the lake in Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Well, I must say this place was packed when we got there, so maybe we are missing something. Service was terrible - after we were seated, other people ordered drinks and were served well before we were. Salsa had very VERY strong onion taste, chips were just ok. Margaritas (made with wine, which I have had before and don't mind)... More

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Porter, Indiana
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is my favorite Mexican place to eat, everything is fresh not massed produced. The chips are made and not bought, the salsa is made fresh. The actually make there refried beans and don't serve it from a can this is the only place i will eat the beans at. Never had a meal that I did not like, I... More

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