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“Nice breakfast” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Santena

La Santena
Calle Alvaro Obregon, Todos Santos 23300, Mexico
9704754120
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Ranked #57 of 71 Restaurants in Todos Santos
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: La Santeña Restaurant and Cantina is housed in the lovingly remodeled space of Doña Tota's General Store in downtown Todos Santos. Instead of shoes and fabric you can now find super fresh Mexican dishes with local and often organic ingredients, a huge selection of tequilas and mezcals (including our house brands!) craft beer, and friendly service. Fair pricing and happy employees make it great. Come join us in the Cantina or on our sidewalk cafe!
Spokane, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Nice breakfast”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Breakfast options good, fruit plate with cottage cheese was very good as well as a delicious mango smoothie. Coffee was excellent. Service slow on our visit. Nice relaxing laid back ambiance and good value.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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Everett, Washington, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The most amazing place ever.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Call it our vacation, call it the fresh food, call it the amazing service, call it Chef Tony's presentation. All of these pieces of the experience came together for a great evening. Seated out doors we were treated to lovely drinks and appetizer\ of fresh guacamole before our wonderful dinner of El Dorado that was so fresh I could taste the ocean breeze coming off it's perfectly cooked flaky white meat. Paired with a snappy Pinot Gris, I was in heaven.T

Thank you Chef Tony. Bon Apetite!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food and great service- I loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We stayed at Casa Tota on our honeymoon and ate at La Santena for breakfast and in the afternoon. Food was exquisite and the staff very keen to help! Presentation of the venue first class.. Well done!! Stay at Casa Tota on your next visit!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Very good, almost excellent...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

A local recommendation pointed me to La Santena, and I don't regret eating here. The menu is short but sweet, although the relatively simple dishes are more interesting than the menu lets on. I opted for arrachera, which is generally straightforward and widely available. Despite those considerations, the chef here did an impressive job with the dish, composing all sorts of interesting flavors on the dish and on the side. Unfortunately, the flank steak itself was somewhat undercooked. I like my meat on the medium-rare side, but the middle of the flank was more or less "bleu". That works for some cuts, but not a tough one like this! Assuming that was not intentional, more or less everything else was great. The server was surprisingly young, but was good and spoke english very well. Despite my disappointment with the arrachera, I would definitely give this place another shot.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bentonville, AR
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“We loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012 via mobile

While we were not originally planning on eating at La Santena - we have absolutely no regrets about the choice and are looking forward to going back in November! The food was not only presented beautifully - it was also delicious (I had Yellow Fin Tuna - it was the benchmark for seafood the rest of our trip)! Wanting to try something different for dessert, I "went out on a limb" and tried the Flan - if it is a choice during your visit, DO NOT pass it up! The service was excellent (thank you Thomas!) and the patio was a very nice place to enjoy a delightful meal and watch the world go by!

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