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“Great service”
Review of Santa Fe

Santa Fe
Ranked #16 of 103 Restaurants in Lahti
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Helsinki
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

I went to Santa Fe on a busy Friday night with my friends. We hadn't booked a table and the restaurant was full when we arrived. We asked an estimate of the waiting time and were told that it's about 15 minutes. We were showed to the bar area and ordered drinks. Before we had finished them we were showed to our table.

We were immediately given the menus and the wine list. We ordered drinks first and also got some recommendations from the waitress. The waitress seemed to have enough time for everyone although it was really busy all the time. We waited about 20 minutes for the food. The food was really good and the portions were massive! I think not one of us was able to finish the food since the amount was so big.

I was most impressed by the waitress who - as mentioned above - had time to give recommendations for every client. The service was quick and very friendly all the time.

  • Visited February 2012
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  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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“Who let the dishwasher do the cooking”
Reviewed April 19, 2011

I've eaten here a lot used to recommend it. Not any more, quality went through the floor.

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Thank Ndd22
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Lahti
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Good Mexican style food”
Reviewed June 29, 2010

This Mexican style restaurant is located just next to Market place on the main street of Lahti. They have pretty good menu with lots of choices and also they have some spicy options if you like your meal hot. Prices are not cheap but not too high either, I would say 10-20e for burger meals and 20-30e for steaks. Also tex mex meals are somewhere between 10-20 euros. In summertime they have a terrace which is a popular spot to enjoy a beer or two among locals. Note that restaurant can get quite in the weekends so you might want to make a table reservation.

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1 Thank laurike
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Lahti, Finland
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Super avarage”
Reviewed June 23, 2010

if you wish to attend for a meal with no service and unflavored side dishes, go ahead. I have attended for class reunions etc on invite by others on many occasions but haven't really had a nice tasty meal, more than once.

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1 Thank 1CQ
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Simi Valley, CA
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“OK for Finnish Hispanic food”
Reviewed July 27, 2009

The Santa Fe is located directly on the Tori marketplace in Lahti. The location is very convenient if you are staying in the downtown area. Being from Southern California, I have a strict definition of good Hispanic food. I was actually surprised that The Santa Fe prepared meals that could pass for Cal/Mex or Tex/Mex. The staff spoke English and Finnish, but not a word of Spanish.

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Thank SimiDan
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