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“Good place for drink specials and apps”
Review of Santa Fe Cattle Company - CLOSED

Santa Fe Cattle Company
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I must confess, we did not eat dinner. We went for their homemade cheese sticks. I know that sounds crazy, but not many places make them like homemade, and they were well worth the trip. We also go some drinks, and we found the decor, service and the food to be very good. I think its well worth a trip for dinner, of which I plan to do next time we are in town. Will definitely be back otherwise.

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Thank beardown_pdv
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We chose Santa Fe Cattle Company as it was near to the resort we were staying and we just wanted something nearby.

Its a roadhouse type of restaurant. A little busy and noisy.

You will be served a big bucket of peanuts in the shell. (Not sure if they were a bit mouldy...something was off about them).

I ate a sirloin steak with baked potato - the potato was great, the steak - not so much. It was seasoned with a slightly spicy mix, but the meat wasn't the best. I also had a side of tortilla soup - which was a far cry from anything remotely authentic. Pass.

The service was good, our waiter was friendly. I just wasn't a big fan of the food.

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Thank harlgr8dane
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Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

On holidays in Orlando for almost a week, staying at the Sheraton Vistana Resort (right behind Santa Fe Co). Whilst having a drink at the bar at the Resort, we've asked the bartender who is a local to recommend us a good steakhouse. She then recommended us three steakhouses, one of them being Sant Fe Co, as being the one that she thought to be the best value for money in terms of quantity of food served.

Having spent most of our day at the pool and bar, we were in no mood for travelling the 10 miles to the steakhouse the bartender mentioned as being the best in the area, so we've decided to go to Santa Fe Co, due to the walking distance.

Upon our arrival, we were greeted by the manager, who then was joined by the hostess who took us to our table, which was massive. She gave us the menus and a metal bucket full of shell roasted jumbo peanuts (A-M-A-Z-I-N-G).

Our waiter came over straight away, took our drinks order and asked us if we would like any appetisers. Not knowing what to expect in terms of food quality, we've order a single portion of wings, half Buffalo and half Chipotle BBQ. Now, we are massive wing lovers and these were just unbelievably good! The two large Santa Fe Red (beer) were served in unique jars, which just went smoothly with the whole restaurant decor.

We then placed our orders consisting of a couple of 18oz Texas T-Bones, a Full Rack Of Ribs, a Southwest Chicken Pasta and a wide selection of sides (two sides per dish, included in price). At this point, I believe is worth mentioning that we've had a child with us and although Santa Fe Co does not offer a Children's Menu, the server and kitchen staff had not problem AT ALL in making us half a portion of the pasta dish and charging us accordingly.

The T-Bone was cooked perfectly and the sides were just awesome. The Ribs came off the bone with such ease and were simply smothered Ian beautifully spiced BBQ sauce.

The server, as well as the manager came over to the table a couple of times to check on us and to make sure we were happy and comfortably satisfied with the food and drinks.

All-in-all, this delightful yet not very well known steakhouse is a great place to bring the family and/or friends. The prices are incredibly reasonable and the quality and size of portions are simply stunning. Well worth a visit if you're staying around the Lake Buena Vista area.

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Thank HellsYeah
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

If you want some well cooked stake, beer and American sports in a less clinical atmosphere to most of the other Stake houses I have been to in Orlando, then given it a try. It's by no means a fine dining restaurant but if it's a great restaurant you are looking for don't go to Orlando. For the fun and convenience from the Sheraton Vistana it's well worth the visit. My favourite restaurant in Orlando.

Thank Chris G
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We had visited the santa fe a couple of days earlier and it was excellent, great service, great food so we thought we would go back a couple of days later.... big mistake.
We had to wait for a table which is no big deal so we went to the bar for a drink, the drinks were really expensive and the guy that served us asked us for a tip!
Needless to say he didnt get one, we got to the table and ordered asking about the specials, the server didnt know about any specials and asked us what they were!
We ordered and waited and waited and waited and waited, the food eventually came but it was really disappointing,greasy and lukewarm.
We asked about another special which was on the board and were told it was only available for college students.... it didnt say that anywhere on the board.
The bill came and we had a voucher for a discount for the whole table (4 people) we were told only two people could have the discount... at this and the manager coming by every 30 seconds to ask if everything was alright we said no its not and told him about the discount which he gave us to be fair.
We were fed up by this time and filled in the comments form which was grabbed from us by the manager and taken away
all in all a very poor experience.... wouldnt recommend it

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1  Thank smogmonsterxx
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