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Santa FE Restaurant

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Upper West Side
Mexican, Southwestern, American
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73 W 71st St, New York City, NY 10023-4106 (Columbus Avenue)
(212) 724-0822
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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213 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have walked by this place a thousand times and finally made it on there. I thought it was very good. Both my wife and I had different steak dinners and both meats were very good. Staff is attentive and they did a good job with the decor. Good crowd as well.

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Thank John D
New York City, New York
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Fajita Mondays are a great deal. Both Mexican and seafood is very good, but the bright lights and large room do nothing for me.

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Thank rjgarnold
New York City, New York
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Tasty food! We enjoyed our streak fajitas and chicken chipotle. Guacamole was nice and fresh too. Servings were quite filling. Nice lay out with a casual bar in front of the restaurant and a more quiet dining room at the back.

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Thank turquoise-starfish
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I really liked this place. the quesadilla and the Santa Fe Burrito were great. My wife didn't care for the tortilla soup as it was very brothy and not thicker as she normally has it. I would definitely go back!

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Thank Mark P
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

i thought this was a santa fe rest, turns out its bland mexican. nothing special or spice or southwestern. staff was nice. decor was like the food.

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Thank dawn m
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

We had another great southwestern dinner here last night. The guacamole was so good, we had two orders. I really liked the Chipoltle Chicken. My wife loves the salmon. Very good selection of tequilas here -- I had Don Julio Silver. Very reasonable wines too.

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Thank Ddive1
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

The guacamole was excellent, the service was very good. I had enchiladas that were good, my only criticism is I prefer the chicken shredded not cubed but that is just my opinion. I would love to see them carry local beer instead of just bottled Mexican beer. I would eat there again.

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Thank Luight
New York City, New York
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162 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I usually have their salad. But I love the salsa, so I order salad to compensate for the chips I eat so I can have their salsa. Sometimes this place can be dead empty (at lunch, some days.) That makes it a great place to have lunch with your auntie who is hard of hearing, or a married man from... More 

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Thank Ditzyredhead
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

we had dinner here the other day, it was lovely - cool sophisticated upper west-siders, but not snooty.

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Thank Neem D
Portland
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337 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Santa Fe does a nice job with New Mexican cuisine. The tortilla soup is flavorful and comfort food. The fish tacos are great. The guacamole is chunky and hearty. It's a cozy space, too. My wife and I always find a way back to Santa Fe every time we're visiting NYC.

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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
Average prices
$30 - $37
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 W 71st St, New York City, NY 10023-4106
    (Columbus Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Take the 1, 2, 3, B, or C train to 72nd Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 724-0822

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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