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Santa FE Grill

South Side
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3000 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1417
+1 502-634-3722
11:00 - 21:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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126 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Portions are huge. Best salsa and guacamole in town. We come for the shrimp tacos $3.00 each. Very nice owner and staff.

Thank tonysapp2
Louisville, Kentucky
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This is a place for people who enjoy good Mexican food and aren't caught up in fancy decor The owner is usually there and the staff is very friendly. The chips come right out with a delicious salsa, but ask for the green sauce if you like it hit spicy 👍 it's excellent My wife always has 2 shrimp tacos... More 

Thank LS_52_H
Lenox, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I just enjoyed a very nice lunch of chicken fajitas with corn tortillas and a grilled jalapeño. Their hot and mild salsas are right on but I was personally not a fan of their chips: they were more like the round chip, Tostadas, then tortillas...but I believe this to be a minor issue. The manager went table to table to... More 

Thank FJV2
louisville, ky
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156 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We love this place! It's cheap, authentic and everything is made-to-order super fresh. We've never had to wait for a table and the service is quick. At $1.90 for each soft corn taco, you can't beat it - the chicken, steak, barbacoa and fish tacos are so good as are the chips/salsa. The atmosphere is like being in Mexico, with... More 

Thank EG1970
Louisville, Kentucky
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Hello out there in TV land this is a little off the beaten track I joined to friends of mine which had told me about this restaurant before and I never made the time.I will be going back ,I ate a chicken and vegetable soft taco O my food goodness. I can't wait to return no greasy taste the ingredients... More 

Thank TaiChiNana
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This place came recommended. It was a family trip after Downs. Shoes were sticking to the floor, not sure when it was mopped last. Non of my family members finished the main dish. I would say this was the worst Mexican food I've had. Was expecting fajitas to be served on a skillet and hot. Was glad to learn they... More 

Thank Veronika B
Louisville, KY
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I work nearby and have been frequenting this restaurant for 10 years. It has always been amazing. I have seen the same staff for most of those years. The place is always busy and the food is always tasty. They don't change the décor a lot and the paper strand decorations tend to get dusty, but most everything else is... More 

1 Thank travelLouisville
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I liked the atmosphere at Santa Fe Grill much better than those chain Mexican restaurants. Fast friendly service. Food was good. Yes, chips were from a bag but the 2 salsas, 1 red and 1 green, made up for it. Appeared to do a lot of carry out business.

Thank CatherineJean1915
Antioch, Illinois
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

We went here on Trip Advisor review, small place in town. Staff was friendly enough. Nice size menu selections. Food we had was pretty average. Our guacamole was not very fresh, looked it was made in the morning for our 6pm dinner, taste was just ok. The chips and salsa that were served was best of our meal. They did... More 

Thank r p
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Food was good. Authentic Mexican food. Fast and delicious. Drinks are bottled not fountain. Festive atmosphere. Right by U of L campus.

Thank Jill A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3000 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208-1417
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > South Side
  • Neighbourhood: South Side
  • Phone Number: +1 502-634-3722

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