A visit to a warm country like Mexico is a dream of many Finns, especially during the cold winter times. However, it may prove cumbersome due to the current situation and the tightening of restrictions. Fortunately, the heat can also be found closer. The Santa Fé restaurant, founded in the 90s, is an exotic breeze from Mexico in the middle of Helsinki. Its spicy dishes and fresh margaritas have captured the hearts of the North over the years with great success.
The popularity of exotic restaurants is growing in Helsinki
Tex-mex food is really very popular all over the world. Its fresh and healthy ingredients as well as easy-to-prepare dishes are a sure hit in everyone’s kitchen. Tex-mex is the name for a Mexican-inspired American food culture that was originally born in Texas. Nachos, tortillas and burritos are basic Tex-Mex selections. Tex-Mex food also includes minced meat, such as chili con carne, which is the title dish of the state of Texas. It is distinguished from pure Mexican food by the abundant use of meat. The food is spicy and the main spice is chili peppers. Tex-mex landed in Finland to stay in the early 90’s.
Helsinki has become international at a rapid pace in recent decades. The same can be seen in restaurants and their growth, as Helsinki residents want new experiences in the form of restaurants and their tastes, for example. This demand has been met by bringing restaurants offering exotic food to the streets of Helsinki. One such restaurant has been operating in Santa Fé since 1991. This restaurant has been popular with its customers for decades, no wonder. Its mouth-watering delicious tex-mex dishes have captured people’s hearts combined with great customer service and an atmospheric dining area in the heart of Helsinki.
Food and atmosphere are at the heart of Santa Fe
The delicious smell of food takes over your nostrils right in the lobby of Santa Fe and you can’t help but think your mouth is filled with delicious tex-mex food. A happy and welcome feeling overwhelms your mind as a happy customer service representative guides you to your table. The dining area is really atmospheric and the lighting is invested in candles. The vision is, as if straight from Mexico. The menu includes deliciously sounding food as well as desserts.
In addition to Tex-Mex food, Santa Fe’s menu includes Cajun cuisine, traditional Barbeque dishes and Fajita taxis. A wide selection of white and red wines or more traditional margaritas are served with the food. You get a genuine Mexican experience when you choose the latter of drinking. Santa Fé is a fresh variation of more traditional Finnish food and will take you on a real taste journey to the other side of the world.
We warmly recommend the Santa Fé restaurant to anyone who wants to get to know authentic and atmospheric Tex-Mex food and culture.
Contact information and opening hours
Santa Fé can be found at: Aleksanterinkatu 15
You can find more information about prices, the menu and the restaurant on the Santa Fe website.
Mon-Fri 11.00-22.30 (kitchen until 22.00)
Sat 12.00-22.30 (kitchen 22.00)
Sun 13.00-22.30 (kitchen 22.00)