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Santa FE Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican,
73 W 71st St, New York City, NY 10023-4106
+1 212-724-0822
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good57%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (9 reviews)
“chicken” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
73 W 71st St, New York City, NY 10023-4106
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not been here for many years but friends of ours said they were there recently and it was quite good. We went to Santa Fe for dinner and it was a lovely meal. It was pretty standard Tex Mex food, more Mex than...More

Thank caribbeanlover18
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a lively fun place that has consistently good food. wait staff are fun. The bar scene is very lively. The prices are reasonable. It is a great neighborhood place and lots of locals come so get there early or make a reservation!

Thank Kathleen A
Reviewed 30 July 2017

There aren't many restaurant options in the neighborhood where you can have a good drink and a conversation without screaming over the noise. This is one such place. And the guacamole is very good! Menu is a bit limited, and the space is on the...More

Thank dd212
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I returned to Santa Fe after a hiatus of 10 years. I was disappointed in the food compared to former years when it used to be on W 69th St, or even after it moved to W 71st. I ordered my favorite dish, enchiladas suizas...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We had been here a generation ago, and it was great. Now it is still great, but fancier. Excellent fish, shrimp, salads, salsa.

Thank 943rons
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The margaritas taste as if made from a mix and the food is not very authentic, but it's a pleasant place for a neighborhood dinner with a back room full of strollers, babies, and young parents eating quickly. Roasted chicken was tasty, chimichangas were awful,...More

Thank BJaneH
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Went here with a 8 people for dinner on a Saturday ahead of Lincoln Center event. I was impressed as always with the pleasant atmosphere in the back room. Plenty of space instead of the usual crowded NYC experience. Nice Southwestern decorations. The food is...More

Thank tomnancyNewYork
Reviewed 6 March 2017

What's not to like, centrally located, quick and friendly service, nice generous portion of guacamole, nice margaritas and really tasty enchiladas suizas. Had the carrot cake for dessert, lovely. Enjoy!!

2  Thank Vol D
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Fine staff One fantastic race 🚗 driver Just be careful of how fabulous it is margaritas along very friendly staff

Thank Jessica J
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been here twice. An easy walk West of Central Park, the setting is comfortable and bright. The food is exceptionally good Mexican for being East of the Mississippi. The margaritas are wonderful. The service was friendly as well.

Thank cbed90
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$37
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 W 71st St, New York City, NY 10023-4106
    (Columbus Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Take the 1, 2, 3, B, or C train to 72nd Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-724-0822
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