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“Not what I expected”

Santiago's Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 51 Restaurants in Bisbee
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 9 January 2007

We were enticed by the swell decor of Santiago's. The place wasn't crowded so that was another enticement; maybe it should have been a hint. The wait staff was efficient, the food was served hot and attractively, but . . . we looked long and hard to find enough fish in the fish tacos to warrant the price. I got chili rellenos; they were the worst I've ever eaten and I live in Michigan which is no mecca for southwest cuisine.

While the place has potential, the food needs to be reconsidered. For what we were paying, it wasn't what we expected. Don't get me wrong; I am not a fan of oversized portions of food. But I do like quality when I'm paying quality prices. I don't feel I got it nor did the rest of the group. If Santiago's owners want to get more than one stop tourists into this lovely restaurant, they need to do some reconsideration.

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Reviewed 27 June 2006

Rarely do I give five stars. Santiagos earned every one of them! The staff is so pleasant, attentive, and enthusiastic. There's a window in the back hall that peeks in on the kitchen, which was bright and clean. The views are great: people watching, the scenery, the trees and Bisbee hill, not to mention the views inside the restaurant: colors, textures, and a fun but upscale atmosphere. Of course the food is the most important - it was great! Vegetables and fruit were fresh, delicious, and colorful. The dishes are standards done right, plus a few imaginative creations. Loved it!!

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Reviewed 19 April 2006

Not your typical mexican restaurant; more upscale than most. Very well prepared and served with panache. The shrimp fajitas are superb, laced with smoky bacon pieces. Best refried beans I've ever had. Generous portions. Great location downtown, lots of windows, colorful decor. Just opened April 2006.

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Reviewed 27 April 2016
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