March 06, 2013
1471 Ben Sawyer Blvd. (Mt. Pleasant)
Lunch & Dinner
Santi's has been voted Best Margaritas and Best Mexican by CP readers.
The promise of margaritas just minutes from our office alway suck us in, but it’s the dishes that keep us coming back for more. Vuelue a la Vida. Guisado de puerca. Tampiquena Camarones a la diabla. The choice items come from Santi’s hometown of Puerto Vallarta. Chunks of richly braised pork swimming in a spicy red sauce next to some refried beans and Mexican rice are the perfect foil to the tart margaritas. The enchiladas verdes and chicken mole are solid choices too. The former Huddle House restaurant has morphed over the years into an oasis with a comfortable dining room, a lush patio, and outdoor dining. Granted, you’re looking at Morrison Drive, but diners are happy to ignore that fact as they enjoy their bargain-basement-priced authentic Mexican food. We can’t say we’ve made it out to the Mt. Pleasant location, but we eat at the Santi’s downtown regularly. Get a pitcher of margaritas, pair it with some chips and salsa, and you’ll be starting your night off right. —Stephanie Barna Dish (Winter 2015)
Ber says... Made a trip to the new Mt. Pleasant location after rave reviews from several sources. Was crowded on a Saturday around 6- waited for a table for several minutes. We were seated shortly after in a smaller Table that wasn't be cleared For us initally. Service was horrible!! Only saw our waiter 2 times total. No refills on drinks the entire time we were there- and they were empty within the first 10 minutes. No refills on chips or salsa. Staff aimlessly walking around and not attentive at all. Food was luke warm and some bites almost stone cold. Not authentic and pretty bland. Would not recommend this location to anyone. ★★★★★