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Santiago's Mexican Restaurant

124 Lincoln St, Porter, IN 46304
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Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Porter
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Valparaiso, Indiana
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We showed up at a time when there was literally 4 people in the restaurant. It took 10 minutes for the waiter to bring chips and salsa. We then were asked what we wanted to eat before we even had drinks. We then received our drinks and then we ordered apps and got them 20 minutes later. The apps were... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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216 reviews 216 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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125 reviews 125 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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