Hours: Lunch & Dinner (Daily)
Dirt cheap pitchers of strong margaritas, sangria, and cerveza with the best chips and carafes of salsa would be enough to keep most of us returning to Santi’s, but the spirited décor and the green outdoor patio combined with the authentic Mexican comfort food makes this a regular spot. Don’t be deterred by the shabby exterior and the full parking lot — the cheerful interior with friendly, speedy service will quell any nerves. Start with the fresh, chunky guacamole or frijoles con queso — a bowl of melted cheese, chorizo sausage onion, tomato, and cilantro. Mama’s specialty of chicken soup with beef-filled tortilla is soulful and the Mexican tacos have the most flavorful meat complete with the simplicity of a lime, cilantro, and onions. The fun ambiance, affordable pricing, and boozy cocktails will leave you in a Mexicana state of mind. —Katherine Connor (Dish, Winter 2019)
Diverse selection of authentic Mexican cuisine in an off-the-beaten path location that has plenty of parking and lots of personality. Voted Best Margaritas and Best Mexican by CP readers.