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Santa FE Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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426 N Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-5102
+1 630-790-3311
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

It's the best Mexican food you will find to be great prices but won't regret eating Mexican the day before, one of my favourite restaurants!

Thank Courtney B
Lombard, IL
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123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Have visited here many times. The last few times we felt the food was sub-par. That is, until last night. have been stopping in for margaritas but decided to eat last night. I had the chimi and enchilada and my wife had a quesadilla. Simply put, both were hot, fresh and tasty. Margaritas are always good here. Try one with... More 

Thank Nancy-Lou-V
El Dorado Hills, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Planned on somewhere else but tried Santa Fe on a whim. This is some of the best Mexican food we have had. It's a hidden gem. Try the mole! I'd show a picture of my plate but it's empty now!

Thank Ross-Newkirk
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

My wife and I had not been to Santa Fe for awhile, so we decided to go for my birthday. I have been going there since they were at their old location, and the food is still so good. I had the empanada special and my wife had the enchiladas. The staff is very friendly and the food and drinks... More 

Thank wheatonnitz
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Try the Grand Marnier, Don Fulano margaritas. In fact, get a pitcher! I'd be happy with just a bowl of chips to go with that margarita but try the veggie fajitas. We've been frequenting Santa Fe for 16 years and have yet to be disappointed. Excellent service is the norm, even on busy weekends. We always feel welcome. Great place... More 

Thank bikepsychoride
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We've been going to this restaurant for 27 years and it never disappoints. Mama and her daughters are the best ladies. They definitely take care of you from drinks, appetizers to main entree. Oh, if after dinner you have room for dessert, ask for the chocolate flan it's to die for!!!! You'll want it every visit. The dessert is made... More 

Thank Kerriann89
Cedar Rapids, IA
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I will not return. Have been to Santa Fe four times in the past couple months and had the same horrible server twice. My date explained this person is somehow related to the owner and is just a naturally sour woman. We asked for water three times and the third time this waitress has the audacity to argue and say... More 

Thank Jimmy_Benson
Wheaton, Illinois
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Once a month or so we get take out - seafood enchiladas with flour tortillas, so good. Highly recommended.

Thank gsprunner
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I have gone with a group and with one or two others. The food is good. Lots of it. It is pretty noisy there.

Thank Lynn H
Saint Charles, Illinois
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85 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Mexican is one of my favorite so I go to a lot of Mexican restaurants. Sat at the bar waiting for a table and ordered the house margarita which was fine if you don't mind a $8 margarita served in a smaller glass. Pitchers of house margaritas we were told we upper $30 range. No chips and salsa were served... More 

Thank Iamdunne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 426 N Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-5102
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Glen Ellyn
  • Phone Number: +1 630-790-3311

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