I went to this restaurant for the first time in January 2002. I must say that the food was outstanding and the atmosphere was top class and it was a very busy place to eat and yes I agree with the previous individual who commented on the Mexican hats they were a lovely touch.
However upon our return in January 2003 the portion sizes had decreased in size and the prices were increased. The previous year we ate at this restaurant three times because at that time it was so nice but 12months later the restaurant had changed and not for the better. We only ate there the once in 2003. However the restaurant itself was still busy and the manager was kept on his feet and still offered the sombrero hats which was good.
My boyfriend and I visited Tenerife in January 2012 and on our first night we decided to give the Santa Fe a go because my boyfriend was feeling adventurous as he had never tried Mexican previously. All I can say is that although I know that every business has quietened down as a result of the Recession but we were the only ones in the restaurant. There was music on in the background but there was no one playing live music.
The menu was disappointing and in my opinion quiet difficult to read as the layout of the menu was in diagram format and had spanish german and english names of dishes side by side. There was not a huge selection of dishes on the menu.
The food itself was average taste wise with a nice presentation.
When we asked for the bill we expected to get it more or less immediately as we were the only ones there however the manager who was the same manager who was there in 2002 & 2003 said he would get the bill for us and decided to sit at the counter inside the restaurant and have a long chat with his staff and we were waiting ages for our bill that turned out to be quite expensive considering portion size which was in my opinion small and also average taste wise.
We won't be going back to Santa Fe and my boyfriend will not be in a rush to try Mexican again.
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