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Santiago's Mexican Restaurant

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124 Lincoln St, Porter, IN 46304
219-926-6518
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fun night out with friends

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
MelindaMC74
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Lake Station, United States
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Lake Station, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

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

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 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.

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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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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

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Portage, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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Porter, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a great place to get real Mexican food. Very good price. The chips and salsa are homemade. I have never had a bad meal there. A great go to place when you want Mexican food.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Additional Information about Santiago's Mexican Restaurant

Address: 124 Lincoln St, Porter, IN 46304
Phone Number: 219-926-6518
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Porter
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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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
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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