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Santiagos Gourmet Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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111 East Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901
+1 509-453-1644
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge selection of tequilas. We just had a Margarita. We got the double but I couldn't really see there was more alcohol in the shot glass. Oh well. Chips and salsa came with the meal. We ordered an appetizer of fresco (ftesh) guacamole. It cost about twice the regular guacamole. We were told the fresh version is made on the... More 

Thank tunahoagie1
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I used to frequent Santiagos at the old place before it burned down. After years away, I'm glad to see they've kept most of the old menu. Not that I can really give an honest appraisal; all I ever order is the fish tacos.

Thank Darrin W
Yakima, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Always fresh, good and unique dishes available. Great service in a small-town, local atmosphere. The owners are always there to direct the servers and cook the main items.

Thank dan3city
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Santiago's Mexican Restaurant is nestled into a cute spot right on the Yakima Avenue. Their signature dish,Taco Santiago is delicious as well as their fish tacos! I highly recommend this place and their Happy Hour is great!

Thank Tom H
Yakima, Washington
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Always enjoy this restaurant, and the food is amazing every time. Great service. Great atmosphere. Try the beef burrito...yumm!!!

Thank office133
Yakima, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Good food and nice ambiance for dinner. Beautiful artwork. Easy to have conversation with friends without being drowned out by loud crowd or kitchen noise, cozy seating and excellant service.

Thank surfergirl777
Seattle, Washington
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

You would not believe the level of BAD that this place is. It has NO redeeming quality at all. I can't even say that the drinks were good and my water glass was dirty. Only place I have ever had worse Mexican food was in KY. Really Really bad!! Burnt, dry, over seasoned, poor service, over-priced

1 Thank Mh1975po
Yakima, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Santiagos is almost an institution in Yakima and has been in the same place on Yakima Avenue for many years. Many of the menu items have been developed by the owner, Jar Arcand, and they are outstanding. The wait staff are well-trained and can explain any questions about the menu. There is also a comfortable lounge. Jar and his wife,... More 

Thank Jane S
Yakima, Washington
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Always great portions and very fresh. Large selection of tequila which in case you were wondering, is a bonus. Margaritas are delicious.

Thank cjsan2c
Selah, Washington, United States
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Nice environment, wonderful food, friendly, helpful staff, and good prices. I was there last in June, asked the server what a particular dish was like, got an honest, helpful answer, ordered that dish, and I enjoyed it very much!! I do not do that much in a restaurant, but decided to try asking, and was so happy that I did.... More 

Thank Vicki T

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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
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 East Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Yakima
  • Phone Number: +1 509-453-1644
We are the leading Yakima Mexican Restaurant winning awards and recognition throughout the Northwest. Santiago's is Yakima's favorite restaurant to have been published within Northwest Best Places... And for over three decades of continuous recognition.

We offer the largest Tequila selection North of the Border, a large selection of local Microbrews on tap as well as our Award-Winning Wine selection. Also, enjoy our outdoor dining.

Our efforts have been rewarded as recipients of "Best Mexican Restaurant", "Best Place to take a Client to Lunch" and "Best Wine List" from numerous newspapers/magazines publications and readers polls. The Daily Farmers of Washington awarded Santiago's First-Place in the 2002 "Washington's Best Nachos" recipes contest. Our winning recipe: Chili con Queso is outstanding! It took first place again in 2003!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?