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Merimbula Plaza | Opposite Information Centre, Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6495 4073
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12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 05:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at Santa Fe at 7.30pm on a Sunday night for dinner. There were 5-6 tables occupied at the time, so plenty of empty tables. Asked for a table for 2 and the waitress told us she would have to check with the chef. She quickly returned and told us that the chef had been too busy that night... More 

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Thank julie r
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so disappointed with our dinner which was quite on the pricey side. We ordered beef enchiladas and they were covered with such a strong tomato salsa you couldn't eat it. It was like a plate full of mush. Only nice thing was the outlook, we wouldn't return here.

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Thank grechy_11
Canberra, Australia
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We come from Southwest USA, Mexican food country, usually we cringe at Aussie Mex, which is kinda sorta Mexy. Santa Fe is the real deal, excellent combos (I had the duck chorizo soft tacos, very good). We did add a bit of Cholula for heat, as they are smart enough to hot make things to hot for the average Aussie.... More 

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Thank RKnispel
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We loved it all - innovative Mexican food served with a smile. Food was quick to come out,too. All round five star effort, well done SantaFe !!

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Thank Anne H
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love this place and have made it a must visit on every holiday to Merimbula and it continues to not disappoint. The food is fabulous, staff lovely and helpful and great views to complement the lovely meal. Not a cheap meal by Mexican standards but it's not your standard cheap and cheerful Mexican restaurant so that's ok.

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Thank Jason A
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Great location. The service was great and the food was fantastic. Our 6 year old was very happy with the food too so a great option for families too.

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Thank Chris H
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had dinner here last night. It was quite busy, as we found out due to the amazing food and service. Everything was fantastic even the kicking horse sauce which was very hot but delicious 🌶🌶🌶🌶

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Thank Kane W
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We celebrated my friends birthday with a party of 15 and received fantastic service from start to finish. The food was delicious and had large portions sizes, real margaritas and there were non Mexican options for kids and adults. It was authentic Mexican food and I will def be back next time we visit.

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Thank Jacqui H
Mount Macedon, Australia
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Good, but fairly standard mexican food. Services was lousy and cocktails expensive. Our first round of drinks eventually arrived, after prompting, 5 mins after our meals... which was a bit disappointing.

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Thank jjmack31
Merimbula, Australia
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great location on the covered balcony..a group of 11 of us went for New Years Eve..food was tasty and fresh and service quick, friendly and efficient..can highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
05:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Merimbula Plaza | Opposite Information Centre, Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Merimbula
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6495 4073

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