Portland >Food & Dining > Santa Fe Tacqueria
831 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9721045.528926 -122.698714
Monday To Sunday From 11:00 AM To 01:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Northwest District
A disgrace to Mexican food everywhere – This place is an absolute waste of time and money. For starters, the food is overpriced. Secondly, the refried beans are HORRIBLY bland like they came from a can, thirdly, service is terrible. The thing that I think really is an outrage is that they charge $3 for a tiny cup of salsa (which is the worst salsa I have every had) and the food is so tastelss that it really needs the extra flavor. No self-respecting Mexican taqueria would charge for salsa. I had to beg the guy at the counter not to charge me for some Tapatio so that I could add some flavor to the food. In short, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. My boyfriend and I thought this place would be a great place to sit outside and enjoy the sun and our experience put us both is sour moods. Trust me, Pepinos across the street is a much wiserchoice.
An Underwhelming Burrito – The refried beans tasted like they came from a can. The watery and tasteless Pico de Gallo cost $3 extra. The cashier was disinterested, to put it mildly. Overall, I don't feel the need to waste any more words on a poor, poor meal.
Great place for mexican food after perusing Nob Hill! – I was craving Mexican food after a long afternoon of shopping on NW 23rd, so I stopped into Sante Fe. The chili relleno (sp?) was sooo delicious, as well as the black beans and rice. I intended to have leftovers to take home, but instead ate everything on my plate. This place is similar to Maya's Tacqueria on SW 10th & Morrison, or Azteca on NE 15th & Broadway. You place your order with the cashier and go down the line and pick your ingredients and they make it up for you. The cashier was friendly, the place was clean, overall very good service. The only drawback was that the food left me with severe indigestion, but that was my own doing!! : )
I highly recommend this restaurant for top notch Mexican food! Ole!!
Food and drink.. – The drinks: They poor freely, they are very good, so are the servers.
The food: What do you expect for $6. For that price, it is fantastic.
Everyone on here appears to be a food and drink connaisseur. Well F Off to Jo Bar or something. Complain about the price, well get out of NW and stop pretending like you can afford it!
Terrible – This place is aweful. Not Mexican in any respect. The food quality is pretty bad. I know, it's under $10, but even so it's not tasty at all. Porland doesn't really have any great Mexican restaurants. Nothing compared to California. The best place for under $10 in Porland would be La Bonita on Alberta. The only thing I can say good about Santa Fe is that it's a step above the vile Acapulco's Gold which is the worst Tex-Mex that I've ever had. Even that taqueria a 1/2 block down 23rd is better than Santa Fe.
Go someplace else. – Not worth it....
If you want to people watch and have the chips & salsa with a margarita then you are all right. When it comes to the food they are on again off again. Sometimes good most times bad and like many of the other posts it is a bit on the high side for what you get.
nice & spicy – this place has the best salsa ever! the guys making the food are really helpful and accomodating to special requests. they'll let you taste things before ordering them too. the food at santa fe reminds me of some of the great meals i've had at little taquerias where the locals eat in mexico and central america. and nothing beats people watching from one of the outside tables on a sunny day, drinking an ice cold beer and snacking on chips and salsa!
Great Mole' - Best Chicken Mole' for Miles – Other than having to order from the counter and carry your own beer to the table, the food is worth the trip. Excellent Salsa. Did I already say the Chicken Mole' was the best around? It's GREAT.
Worst rip-off – Pitcher of margaritas was way over priced and skimped on the tequila. Nachos were blan and not thoroughly melted. A big dissapointment.
And this place is high priced because?? – Mexican food should not be as expensive as it is at Santa Fe. The service is poor, the food is less than average... so I will ask my question again. This place is expensive because?? Yes it is on trendy third, but there is another mexican restaurant (cheaper) and a cheap one in the pearl!! Save your appetite, wallet and time for another place.
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