We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Santiago's Cafe

) #110 of 917 Restaurants in Victoria $$ - $$$ Mexican, Soups,
660 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X2, Canada
+1 250-388-7376
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (54 reviews)
“mussels” (46 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Soups, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
660 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X2, Canada
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (478)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 463 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We ate here many years ago but I guess things changed a year ago. The menu is very simplified and contains only usual Mexican fairs like Taco, chimichanga, Ceviche, salad. I was told that the dish cannot be modified as some ingredients are premade. So...More

Thank lou L
Reviewed 2 days ago

in Victoria BC of all places. As we were approachng "restaurant fatigue" this fit the bill. The staff was low key and helpful.

Thank sjk7301948
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had 2 breakfasts here and the service and food were excellent. As was the host.(ess) Exceptional value for money.

Thank 18jennyh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Victoria about twice a year and always make it a point to eat at Samtiagos. It always is a highlight. Friendly and attentive service coupled with fresh and locally sourced ingredients make this a can't miss place. It is on a side street...More

Thank Bryan J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for happy hour and also had their nachos. Very good and drinks are strong. $4.00 Margaritas can't go wrong. It on a side street near the government building. They have been there 25 years. Worth the visit.

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had spent a full day walking around Victoria (day trip from Seattle) and were already pretty tired when we found out our ferry return to Seattle would be delayed due to rough seas. Too tired to hoof it back into downtown, we stumbled upon...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a friend for lunch due to the great location and wanted tacos. They don't have it in the menu. Really!? Ok, how about chicken enchiladas? Nope. I ordered the fish ceviche on lettuce. Looked good when it arrived and the fish tasted good,...More

1  Thank lovethesun03
Reviewed 15 July 2017

A fun and friendly restaurant with great service and food. The hot sauce and salsas were amazing! I'd go again!

Thank berniek409
Reviewed 10 July 2017

was there for lunch and i ordered the nachos and margarita, OMG terrible food, even taco bell food is better than that. The menu is very limited and most of the food is American instead of Mexican, the drinks are ok but super small. Not...More

1  Thank SandyRdz7
Reviewed 3 July 2017

...but our dining experience at this restaurant was not good for several reasons. Before discussing this restaurant, I should point out that we have been to many Mexican restaurants throughout the western United States and know and enjoy good Mexican food when we have it....More

1  Thank J K
Nearby Restaurants
Red Fish Blue Fish
2,191 reviews
.45 km away
Il Covo Trattoria
506 reviews
.45 km away
Nourish Kitchen & Cafe
304 reviews
.17 km away
Blue Crab Seafood House
822 reviews
.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Inner Harbour
4,064 reviews
.39 km away
British Columbia Parliament Buildings
2,300 reviews
.35 km away
Robert Bateman Centre
489 reviews
.23 km away
Black Ball Ferry Line
803 reviews
.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Kelly S
31 March 2017|
Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
Oh, that's a tough one. Not sure...msybe Google their menu?
Marilyn B
30 March 2017|
Response from Gail M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are still open for dinner, but a lot of their menu has changed; many of our favourites are no longer offered.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 660 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
  • Neighbourhood: James Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-388-7376
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing