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Santa FE Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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426 N Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-5102
+1 630-790-3311
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank bikepsychoride
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Kerriann89
Cedar Rapids, IA
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Jimmy_Benson
Wheaton, Illinois
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

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

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Thank gsprunner
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Lynn H
Saint Charles, Illinois
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86 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Iamdunne
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

the food is always yummy, hot and the service is quick and pleasant. Love the owners and the margaritas :) We go just the two of us, but go often with friends and family as well.

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Thank dkammer1
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Santa Fe has been in Glen Ellyn a very long time-seeing many restaurants come and go. Fajitas as well as Carne Asada are consistent favorites for my husband and me. Plenty of chips and salsa -2 kinds to start. Daily margarita specials. Reasonably priced and wheelchair friendly.

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Thank Marybeth K
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Great food and a local favorite. Family owned and very friendly staff. You will get an authentic Mexican food experience

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Thank Michael R
Chicago, Illinois
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135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

the restaurant is a family owned business. If you are a regular, they know you and great you with hugs. The food is OK (although the portions are quite large). If you order the chicken, beef, etc for the tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, it is all the same spice blend, so it can come out tasting the same. Good for consistency,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?