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Santiago's Cafe

James Bay
Soups, Central American, Mexican, Canadian, Gluten Free
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660 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X2, Canada
(250) 388-7376
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant is a good place for breakfast. Quiet and the food is not greasy. Service is good and the location is near the Ocean walk. We ate there twice while staying in a hotel nearby.

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Thank Smoothjazz073
Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Nacho's ever! Layered yumminess with fresh salsa, sour cream and guacamole on the side. Then there was this ice cream dessert in a flour tortilla! Too good!

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Thank Funtravel72014
DeWitt, Iowa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The meal was good, portions were small. The service was mediocre, but the Margaritas were wonderful. There are so many Mexican restaurants with good authentic food and great Margaritas, I can't consider this one to be exceptional. It's locale is close to the harbor, but there is no view.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off here for breakfast and one of the best we've had on our trip. Proper tea in a pot the best cup for two weeks. Lovely food not at all greasy. The lady was so lovely chatting to us about UK. Very friendly and reasonably priced

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Thank Spike C
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were two other occupied tables in the restaurant and 3 servers and we still had to wait at every turn for proper service. We asked for a dessert menu, but after reviewing it and finding nothing to our liking, she was visibly annoyed. She brought us our check and then completely disappeared. When we finally got tired of waiting... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends, even with a favorable exchange rate, the price of "a buzz" for Americans is still quite hefty north of the border. I happened upon this little gem one morning for breakfast (which was economical and tasty) and noticed a sign for Happy Hour which began at 2:00. Okay, deal. This is a block or two off the beaten path... More 

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Thank KYMary
Bonney Lake, Washington
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556 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who would think to put pesto snd Asiago cheese on nachos? Apparently the chef at Santiago's is a creative genius because his nachos are amazing. Th as t plus the lime Margarita made my evening. The restaurant is convenient to the ferry and marina and opens at 8am fo r breakfast. Service is great and the ambiance and color crayons... More 

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Thank Sandra S
Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great prices and great staff in a fun -filled atmosphere. This is a great place for relaxed eating. The kids will like the crayons and drawing paper.

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Thank V8V4T9
Agassiz, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had friends visiting for the July 1st long weekend, we decided to try this great little restaurant for breakfast, and so glad we did. We all had something different from poached eggs to the breakfast burrito and we all were happy with our meals. Service is friendly and the ambience with the Mexican decorations add a fun touch. I... More 

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Thank Gracied1979
Istanbul, Turkey
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food nice environment, big portions.. Enjoyed it casual easy with kids.Nachos were really good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Soups, Central American, Mexican, Canadian, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 660 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighborhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: (250) 388-7376

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?