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“Highly Recommended but Disappointing”

Santiagos Gourmet Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 250 Restaurants in Yakima
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Description: We are the leading Yakima Mexican Restaurant winning awards and recognition throughout the Northwest. Santiago's is Yakima's favorite restaurant to have been published within Northwest Best Places... And for over three decades of continuous recognition. We offer the largest Tequila selection North of the Border, a large selection of local Microbrews on tap as well as our Award-Winning Wine selection. Also, enjoy our outdoor dining. Our efforts have been rewarded as recipients of "Best Mexican Restaurant", "Best Place to take a Client to Lunch" and "Best Wine List" from numerous newspapers/magazines publications and readers polls. The Daily Farmers of Washington awarded Santiago's First-Place in the 2002 "Washington's Best Nachos" recipes contest. Our winning recipe: Chili con Queso is outstanding! It took first place again in 2003!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended but Disappointing”
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We have eaten in many Mexican restaurants in many cities. This one is Ok. Nothing wrong with it, just not one of the best.

The atmosphere is great and so was the service. The portions were large, even my husband took food home which is not his usual habit. Probably would not return.

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Seattle, Wasington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Gourmet slop”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Ranks as one of the worst restaurants we've ever eaten at. The chips are from a bag, steak was the consistency of shoe leather, carne vegetables burned to a crisp, and the cheese over re-fried beans had congealed into a mass of rubbery goo. The ONLY redeeming quality is the outside seating which is surrounded by beautiful flowers - unfortunately, you cannot eat them.

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A small town in Northwest Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great service and Happy Hour”
Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

They have a nice blue glowing tequila bar. They serve the margarita table side. Made a dairy free meal for my spouse. Very large portion size. Try to be a high scale Mexican restaurant. It is good but not quite to that level. Very friendly helpful staff. Not a place if you like fresh salsa.

  • Visited August 2013
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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Party of 11 had a great time”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Everyone in our party enjoyed their various dinners. I particularly liked my mole & apple pork. Generous portions and flavorful sauce. Attentive service despite being a large party on a Friday night. Waitress had good suggestions.

  • Visited August 2013
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Sumner, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Great Lunch Stop”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Stopped in Yakima to have lunch with a friend & He took us to Santiago's. Nice lunch, good food & very friendly service. Very neat building, will be back to try the patio on a cooler day or maybe at night. Check their web site. Will be back for dinner

  • Visited August 2013
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