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Merimbula Plaza | Opposite Information Centre, Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6495 4073
05:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Tue 05:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive prices for average food. The meals we had were large, but mainly comprised of far too many chips, unripe ingredients in the salsa and uninspired, un-dressed salad. Sadly we didn't have a good experience and won't be returning.

Thank Theresa N
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I live in Canberra which is a three-hour drive from Merimbula. We frequently holiday here as we love the area, however we would be lying if we say we come for the beach, we really drive all that way simply for Santa Fe and their amazing food and even better service! Every time we visit the food... More 

Thank Bri P
Sydney, Australia
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

SantaFe offers a good Mexican menu at reasonable prices. The food servings are large and if you like your food hot as in chilli, try the kicking horse sauce. The restaurant offers a full bar and is also BYO. The specials board changes regularly.

Thank Andrew B
Launceston, Australia
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Staying 2 nights in Merimbula and tired after journey from Tasmania. I went just at opening time 5pm on a Saturday evening (I had called first). After a warm greeting I was shown to a table with a fabulous view over the water. I had a Lemon Margarita and the pulled pork Chimichanga. Wonderful, excellent, super quick (it was early)... More 

Albury, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The $15 lunches are excellent! The customer service is fantastic!! I had the chicken avocado salad and it was amazing! The tortilla chips where so tasty! Can't wait to come back

Thank Bree M
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

On recent trip to Merimbula, had a meal at Santa Fe and was a little sceptical of a Mexican restaurant in a family seaside holiday destination, but was pleasantly surprised at not only the standard of the food but the presentation was first class. We shared a Sangria in a jug and although not the greatest it was quite drinkable.... More 

Thank Venetogiorgio
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Went for dinner. Order was taken quickly and our meal arrived soon after. I mentioned twice to staff that I wanted the mixed entree and fried rice to be served as mains, but was served the entree first and waited for the rice to be served as the main meal. My husbands enjoyed his meal of curried scallops. As the... More 

Thank Susan B
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to Santa Fe, though this time we had a table overlooking the gorgeous view! We ate the chilli beef chimichanga (delish!) and the chorizo & duck soft tacos! My boyfriend loved the tacos though said he was glad we hadn't ordered more food as they were quite rich & filling. Last time we ordered far... More 

Thank Georgia N
Eden, Australia
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Stopped in with a friend for lunch. It was delicious, with a choice of chilli or no chilli for some dishes, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff. Will be going back for more.

Thank Jennifer W
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Decided to go for dinner at Santa fe after driving past and seeing has a lovely view. We happened to walk in and it was Cheap Tuesday's. We had the nachos and beef chimi. The portion size is good but it definitely lacks in quality. Lets just say if I had to pay full price I would've felt let down.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Merimbula Plaza | Opposite Information Centre, Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Merimbula
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6495 4073

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