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“Had to be worst Mexican food We have had”

Santa Fe Mexican Grill
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Ranked #49 of 404 Restaurants in Newark
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: North Chapel
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Ordered 3 tacos with rice and beans. Hard shells were burned and hard as rocks. Had to remove meat and toppings and eat without shells. Food was bland and not the freshest. Lettuce and tomatoes were mushy and old. Tap beer was warm. The waitress saw we didn't eat shells and just took plates away never asking why we didn't eat them. The place did not seem to be well kept or the cleanest. No parking available. You need to find a meter and park on the street for $1.25 an hour. Will not be returning.

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Thank NYC1228
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Visited Santa Fe for first time in a few years. OK but not great. Really depends on the dish you order. We ordered 4 items: the vegetable Alambre (i think that is how it is spelled) and the beet citrus salad with steak strips were both deemed to be very good. The Mexican street corn salad which (with steak strips) which sounded really good on the menu was disappointing. Basically a caesar salad with a few cuts of corn thrown in (and only a few). The ala carte tacos you order individually were also meh. Also ordered the 18oz house margharita and don't think there was much of any actual tequila in there. On the plus side the waitress was friendly and knew the menu. So an acceptable meal but nothing special. Place has probably slipped a few notches since my last visit, but will try again in a couple of years.

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Thank 680eric
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Hubby picked Mexican for his Father's Day dinner and wanted to try out Santa Fe Grill. He had tacos and loved them! I tried fajitas which were good, as with any place I have had them, way too much filling for the tortillas. The kids had chicken tenders, which were ok, and a hotdog (pig in a blanket) which was overcooked so it was really chewy and my son did not like that it was wrapped in a tortilla. We didn't realize it but KIDS EAT FREE on Sundays so bonus!

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

No complaints about the place. Our service was great. Our server never let our water get low, or our chip bowl get empty. But our food was just OK. The tacos were pretty plain. The enchiladas were good, but not the best. If you are craving Mexican food it will do.

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Thank LFarks
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Good food and a good wait staff. Did not disappoint. All the dishes were delicious and plenty of food is served.

Thank Kshuey92766
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