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Santiago's Cafe

) #106 of 917 Restaurants in Victoria $$ - $$$ Mexican, Soups,
660 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X2, Canada
+1 250-388-7376
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (50 reviews)
“mussels” (46 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Soups, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
660 Oswego St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X2, Canada
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1 - 10 of 466 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the beef chimichanga and the chicken quesedia. Both were excellent. The chicken is smoked in house and very flavorful. We would go back.

Thank SandyandDoug S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were peckish when we arrived in Victoria, so decided to call in here whilst we were walking around. We were warmly greeted and directed to a lovely table. The happy hour was good value - nachos and beers - and tasty. The portion sizes...More

Thank S1805
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a native Victorian, I was super shocked that I had never heard of Santiago's Cafe before but it was amazing. From the outside the restaurant is slightly unassuming but the food is amazing! I have many dietary restrictions (gluten free/vegetarian) and there were so...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 1 week ago

For Californians wanting to toast Cinco de Mayo in Canada, this place was a great find! The food was good, the server was very pleasant, the atmosphere was fun, and the prices were reasonable. I would definitely return on another trip.

1  Thank AmeliaAirheart
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for breakfast since it was beside our hotel. Mexican flair. Very colourful. The breakfast burrito was excellent as was the eggs benny. Our server was very friendly and helpful and even took our photo when we asked her. We would definitely recommend to...More

Thank fultilt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went during lunch and it was not too crowed so the service was quick as was the food. Chimichanga for me and Chicken Quesadillas for the wife. Nothing to write home about but the food was OK. The restaurant did have Modelo Negra which...More

Thank GeauxTigers1111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed next door at Huntington manor and enjoyed the late afternoon sunshine outside Santiago's . Happy hour great with cheep beer and nacho's , delicious ! Friendly locals to chat with and good service .

Thank bobnrobyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was excellent, food was delicious, had great choices on the menu. Service was quick and efficient. The waiter was friendly and personable.

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast here because it was close to our hotel. I found it delicious and cooked perfectly, with portions so generous I wasn't able to finish everything. Service was perfect, atmosphere delightful.

Thank AnotherGail
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used to regularly visit Victoria and always made sure we went here for dinner. Used to be Chilean restaurant but did not realize it has changed to a Mexican Restaurant. Unfortunately we were looking forward to the food remembered but were disappointed with the...More

Thank Rod B
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Kelly C
How many gluten free options are there? I have a pretty significant allergy. Thanks
31 March 2017|
Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
Oh, that's a tough one. Not sure...msybe Google their menu?
Marilyn B
Are you still open daily for dinner? Still have white wine sangria? Hope the stuff we love is still on your menu. Marilyn
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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