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Santiago's Mexican Restaurant

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124 Lincoln St, Porter, IN 46304
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Flour Tortilla Chips!

Never been here before. Were meeting relatives for lunch. Chips and salsa were brought out as appetizer. Corn chips and flour chips. Corn chips were good. Absolutely loved the flour chips! I ordered three tacos (two corn and one flour). Again, good corn tacos, but the flour taco was superb... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never been here before. Were meeting relatives for lunch. Chips and salsa were brought out as appetizer. Corn chips and flour chips. Corn chips were good. Absolutely loved the flour chips! I ordered three tacos (two corn and one flour). Again, good corn tacos, but the flour taco was superb! I prefer corn tacos or tortillas in general, but from... More 

Thank steelchess77
Porter, Indiana
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This a a great value! The food is fantastic. The people are friendly. I always get great service. The beans and rice are made like my mom makes. I get the flautas. The home made tortillas chips and salsa are great. Make sure to leave room for the dinner.

Thank Rebecca A
Logansport, Indiana
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

I would like to make this statement first. I have never felt compelled to use my time writing a bad review (or any review) until now. I do not know how to better describe the experience I had there better than the title. I took my family there after coming back from Cubs game in Chicago. I have to say... More 

Thank Bigancholotta
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was on the list of local restaurants in the motel a couple of miles away. Good choice. We had a very pleasant evening on the front deck watching the world and trains go by. Unpretentious local restaurant with good food at reasonable prices. Recommended.

Thank MikeJ32
Lake Station, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was our first time here. The friends we were with LOVE this place. They always get the fajitas, and last nt. was no exception. Both plates were heaping with food and they both appeared to really enjoy it. There was enough for leftovers too. My husband had some sort of steak dish with onions & cheese (Steak Encobollado), and... More 

Thank MelindaMC74
Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Great food and great chips!! Salsa and guacamole were awesome.. Good prices and quick service. Big enough for a large group

Thank Snowflake1112
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

A very romantic mexican place on a budjet. When you can take a date here and leave full and leave a tip all inclusive for 20 bucks your tummys and wallet will be happy.one of my best kept secrets when I want to impress on a budjet.Its also a minute drive from our home. I give it 4.5 STARS.

Thank btm63
Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

They Dont speak or understand english!!!! They cant make a symple order right!!!!! Then they act like " OH I Don't understand" so they give the wrong food everytime and act like its okay!!!!!! This is a HORRIBLE restuarant "if you can call them they are more like they are sooo willing to take your money and screw your order... More 

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Portage, Indiana
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

There has been some type of change...service not as good as 6 months ago, food lacks the quality it use to

Thank mitchell227
Portage, Indiana
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113 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The family and I were looking for a good Mexican place last Sunday and honestly didn't feel like the usual two we visit in Valpo. After a quick search on Trip Advisor we found Santiagos and since it was sort of on our way home, we decided to give it a shot. The chips are different, they serve half corn... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 124 Lincoln St, Porter, IN 46304
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Porter
  • Phone Number: 219-926-6518

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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