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Santa FE Grill

South Side
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3000 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1417
+1 502-634-3722
11:00 - 21:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place for people who enjoy good Mexican food and aren't caught up in fancy decor The owner is usually there and the staff is very friendly. The chips come right out with a delicious salsa, but ask for the green sauce if you like it hit spicy 👍 it's excellent My wife always has 2 shrimp tacos... More 

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I just enjoyed a very nice lunch of chicken fajitas with corn tortillas and a grilled jalapeño. Their hot and mild salsas are right on but I was personally not a fan of their chips: they were more like the round chip, Tostadas, then tortillas...but I believe this to be a minor issue. The manager went table to table to... More 

Thank FJV2
louisville, ky
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151 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We love this place! It's cheap, authentic and everything is made-to-order super fresh. We've never had to wait for a table and the service is quick. At $1.90 for each soft corn taco, you can't beat it - the chicken, steak, barbacoa and fish tacos are so good as are the chips/salsa. The atmosphere is like being in Mexico, with... More 

Thank EG1970
Louisville, Kentucky
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Hello out there in TV land this is a little off the beaten track I joined to friends of mine which had told me about this restaurant before and I never made the time.I will be going back ,I ate a chicken and vegetable soft taco O my food goodness. I can't wait to return no greasy taste the ingredients... More 

Thank TaiChiNana
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This place came recommended. It was a family trip after Downs. Shoes were sticking to the floor, not sure when it was mopped last. Non of my family members finished the main dish. I would say this was the worst Mexican food I've had. Was expecting fajitas to be served on a skillet and hot. Was glad to learn they... More 

Thank Veronika B
Louisville, KY
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I work nearby and have been frequenting this restaurant for 10 years. It has always been amazing. I have seen the same staff for most of those years. The place is always busy and the food is always tasty. They don't change the décor a lot and the paper strand decorations tend to get dusty, but most everything else is... More 

Thank travelLouisville
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I liked the atmosphere at Santa Fe Grill much better than those chain Mexican restaurants. Fast friendly service. Food was good. Yes, chips were from a bag but the 2 salsas, 1 red and 1 green, made up for it. Appeared to do a lot of carry out business.

Thank CatherineJean1915
Antioch, Illinois
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

We went here on Trip Advisor review, small place in town. Staff was friendly enough. Nice size menu selections. Food we had was pretty average. Our guacamole was not very fresh, looked it was made in the morning for our 6pm dinner, taste was just ok. The chips and salsa that were served was best of our meal. They did... More 

Thank r p
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Food was good. Authentic Mexican food. Fast and delicious. Drinks are bottled not fountain. Festive atmosphere. Right by U of L campus.

Thank Jill A
Louisville, Kentucky
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

shop could be a little updated, but food is excellent. prices are low. if they updated the shop, they would have to charge moor. so stay the same way, and keep cooking good food.

Thank craig m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3000 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1417
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > South Side
  • Neighbourhood: South Side
  • Phone Number: +1 502-634-3722

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?