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La Santena

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Calle Alvaro Obregon, Todos Santos 23300, Mexico
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in here since it was almost literally the only place open after 5 pm on a Saturday night in Todos Santos and we are glad that we did! The service was friendly and the guy who was the waiter was our bartender too so he did a great job checking in with us about the food and drinks... More 

Thank Toto77
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place when we were searching for another dinner spot in Todos Santos that unfortunately closed at 5:30 pm. It is attached to a boutique hotel but has a great bar and outside seating. The guacamole and fresh chips were amazing. Everything we had to eat was superb, from the seafood and tortilla soup to the grilled... More 

Thank Chris L
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120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is in Casa Tota.Great cocktails and the food is delizioso! Lovely setting and a quaint street. Do order dessert!

Thank bellacabo
La Paz, Mexico
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I've never sat in this place to eat or have a drink but stayed in Casa Tota (the hotel where this restaurant/bar is) for a night and had room service the morning after. I got delivered straight to my door the most amazing gift from gods sent in the from of graciously cut and fried tortilla squares topped with just... More 

Thank Napoleon D
Vernonia, Oregon
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

A friend and I had a wonderful meal last with an excellent caprese salad followed by stuffed chicken breast with poblano mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables. For dessert a fantastic chocolate flan. Our server, Thomas was attentive and very personable.

Thank MetroRJ
Bathurst, Canada
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I visited this place while doing yoga training in Baja. It was amazing! We sat on the patio however I walked around inside really neat bar. I ordered the veggie burrito and my friend had the fish. Both were gigantic and amazing. We had the gauc for an app also fresh and yummy! BEST PLACE TO EAT IN BAJA!

Thank Skye B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Small beautiful restaurant, the service was outstanding. But the best was the food. We order a traditional ceviche, very fresh and tasty. The best was the last. oMg the best chiles rellenos I ever had. Great portion, great mix fresh vegetables. Something that you really have to try. We will come back in our first opportunity.

Thank Mercurio G
Boise, Idaho, United States
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

we live here, we eat everywhere, all the time, and La Santena is something we find outselves coming back to more than once a week. Their staff is amazing, so friendly and welcoming, the restaurant is tucked away from traffic and Hotel California so you can actually hear your friends when they tell a story about the 10 foot Marlin... More 

Thank Cheri Z
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Have had several meals in Todo Santos. Best meals shall the price of others. Wonderful ceviche, eggs Benedict and fish burro. Each serving was big enough for two - S was the guacamole, salsa and generous drinks! Highly recommend + friendly service with indoor or outdoor dining.

Thank Curtis F
Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Looking for dinner at night and stumbled into this delightful bar and restaurant in the Casa Toda Hotel. Limited menu but the chef prepared white fish(Sierra) and stuffed chicken dishes that matched anything I have had in the best restaurants in Cabo. Eduardo, the bartender, made excellent margaritas. So for $42 US we got 5 drinks and 2 terrific dinners.... More 

Thank Ed A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Alvaro Obregon, Todos Santos 23300, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Todos Santos
  • Phone Number: 9704754120
La Santeña Restaurant and Cantina is housed in the lovingly remodeled space of Doña Tota's General Store in downtown Todos Santos. Instead of shoes and fabric you can now find super fresh Mexican dishes with local and often organic ingredients, a huge selection of tequilas and mezcals (including our house brands!) craft beer, and friendly service. Fair pricing and happy employees make it great. Come join us in the Cantina or on our sidewalk cafe!

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