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Santa FE Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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426 N Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-5102
+1 630-790-3311
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Glen Ellyn
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 30, 2014

I'm there most every Saturday at Noon - first, the margaritas (even if I didn't like the food, I'd be there for these) and second - the specials which are unlike those in most Mexican places. If a special doesn't strike my fancy, I have the Taco Salad with Shrimp or Seafood or Grilled Chicken (no, grilled chicken isn't on... More 

Thank JohnRasnic
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2014

Came here hoping to find a good local family-owned Mexican place similar to other places my wife and I like to frequent but did not have a good experience at all. For one thing, it's never a good sign when there's nobody else in the restaurant as it was on this Sunday afternoon, even with playoff football games on the... More 

Thank Bosko1627
Edina, Minnesota
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2013

I absolutely loved this restaurant when we visited Chicago. This hidden gem deserves more fame than it receives. I had the chimichanga and it was excellent. The service was also very attentive and caring. We had a reservation, but I am sure they aren't busy enough to need one most nights. If you are in the mood for mexican, go... More 

Thank kilberg888
Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2013

The food is average, but the margarita's are awesome. The staff is always welcoming. Daily specials.

Thank Lindastravels76
Henderson, Nevada
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88 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2013

If you're looking for some great mexican food when you're in Glen Ellyn I would highly recommend Santa Fe! The have Great Guacamole, Margaritas and enchiladas! My favorite is the Mole Enchiladas.

Thank rrredford
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151 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

The service was great. The waitstaff is friendly and attentive making this a real great experience. The menu is at best Mexican-ish but, let's face it: it's downtown Glen Ellyn, not Oaxaca...or even Aurora. The waiter was nice enough to bring out "secret salsa" from the back which was fantastic. It had a real kick to it! The flautas had... More 

Thank FrankieFile
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2012

To me, one of the best tasting Mexican food options in the area. I appreciate vegetarian options and fresh ingredients, but not the cheapest in the 'burbs.

Thank M P
Winfield, Illinois
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2012

Would eat here every day if my hubby would let me! Great food amazing service will be back there again and again!

Thank Skimmer2065
Danielson, Connecticut
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2012

This wasn't awful, but I've had much better Mexican food. They gave you two different types of sauces with the chips, not salsa, which I thought was odd. One looked like red enchilada sauce and the other was a darker red thicker sauce. I ordered one chicken and one cheese enchilada, which were just ok. I'm not from the area... More 

Thank hr45
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137 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2012

The two sister bartenders are nice and accomodating but food is just okay

Thank tjtravelerChicago

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 426 N Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-5102
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Glen Ellyn
  • Phone Number: +1 630-790-3311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?