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Santana's Mexican Food

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73680 Sun Valley Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-2237
760-361-0202
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 8
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  • 15
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  • 4
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Simple tasty Mexican dinner

Food was unremarkable but good. Mixed drink was strong, though I'm not a great judge of that. Service was friendly. Decor was dive bar.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
UrbanKate
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Toronto, Canada
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virginia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After getting in around 7pm on Christmas Day, there wasn't much open, we didn't want fast food. We had heard good things about this place, and everything we heard was true. It was very good & made to order. It is a walk up to order, kinda like fast food. The beans & rice were good, the tacos, quesadillas were... More 

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Thank craftiecarries
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was unremarkable but good. Mixed drink was strong, though I'm not a great judge of that. Service was friendly. Decor was dive bar.

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Thank UrbanKate
Covina, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Santana's was nearly the only place open on Christmas day, and we were pleasantly surprised. We ordered a bean tostada, potato rolled tacos and a grilled taco burrito. The food was abundant and tasty. The mild salsa and the avocado salsa were delicious with our meal. We got a lot of food for very little money. The service was excellent.

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Thank KKJune2011
Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Decent Mexican in a small town but could be a bit better. You can dine or take out. Good customer service and good portions. I'm not sure if they could have better ingredients or if it was just the flavor that was lacking a bit.

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Thank BaharanMuse
Glendale
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Large variety of Mexican food selections. Order at counter and either take out or eat-in on picnic tables in informal eating area. Food is relatively inexpensive, very tasty and prepared the way you request it, mild or hot, spicy or not.

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Thank GlendaleHugh
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Worst customer service I have ever encountered in my life. I ordered my husbands food and said NO guacamole or sourcream. I get home and guess whats on it. He wont eat it so I had to go all the way back , the girl who took my order argued with my, rolled her eyes and laughed in my face.... More 

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Thank Carlee H
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

A lot of different choices and you get your food at a decent time . Prices are around $10 for a meal . California Burrito is pretty great there . Good place to grab something quick to eat .

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Thank Norbert V
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This place gets bad reviews too often. I lived in 29 for a few years and people judged me for eating at Santana's all the time; I'm really not sure why. The food is GREAT (I always get the same thing - machaca burrito add cheese & sour cream), the only place better is down in San Diego. I live... More 

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1 Thank alwaysgoing13
Leopoldsburg, Belgium
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100 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

First and last time we ate in this food chain. Tis only time was already enough to let us make out for ourselves it was not worth the money spend. Meal was not tasteful at all, served improperly. The whole property looks worn out and could use a great make-over. The restroom was closed, had to ask for the key.... More 

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2 Thank on4ajt
Long Beach, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our family of 5 stopped after visiting Joshua Tree for the day. My husband and I ordered cheese enchiladas. The cheese was not melted inside. But the grossest thing was eating part of the melted plastic plate in a bite! Plastic plates can not be microwaved or put in an oven! They knew they burned through the plate because it... More 

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Thank Cyndi R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73680 Sun Valley Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-2237
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Twentynine Palms
  • Phone Number: 760-361-0202

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?