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Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill

Marina South Pier American, Tex-Mex $$$ +100
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About Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill

Who would’ve ever thought that some of Singapore’s best Tex-Mex dishes could be found on a boat? It’s true! Found on the main deck of Stewords Riverboat, located at Marina South Pier on Marina Coastal Drive, Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill serves up fresh and authentic quesadillas, chimichangas, nachos, fajitas and American-style steaks – on a paddle steamer . It doesn’t get much better than that. Come see what it’s all about every day of the week from 12pm to 3pm for lunch, or 6pm to 10pm for dinner.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill, Marina Coastal Drive, Marina South Pier, Berth 1 31, 018988 Singapore

Further Information

Back in 1999, Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill opened up its doors in Singapore, long before Tex-Mex became the food of choice for hungry students and late-night partygoers. With over a decade behind it, Santa Fe has established itself as one of the leaders in the city’s Tex-Mex dining scene, and today it can be found serving up the same great cuisine on Stewords Riverboat, Singapore’s very own floating F&B and lifestyle venue . Found at Marina South Pier down Marina Coastal Drive, the restaurant offers an experience unlike any other in Singapore .

Heating up Stewords Riverboat with an impressive offering of Tex-Mex favourites, American classics and traditional Mexican dishes, Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill is beloved by foodies from all over town. We’re talking sticky baby-back ribs, massive steaks, sizzling fajitas and, best of all, chimichangas. Yes, Santa Fe at Marina South Pier serves chimichangas, and if you’ve never eaten one before, it’s time to get on it. Imagine an array of vegetables, gooey cheese, fluffy rice, and grilled meats all rolled up tightly in a big tortilla and deep fried – that’s a chimichanga. There’s plenty more where that came from at Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill. Did we mention it’s on a Mississippi steam boat? Be sure to reserve in advance.

CHEF'S CHOICE

230 Reviews

4.6 /6 Excellent 230 Reviews
Food: delicious
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: short
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
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3 reviews so far 6
20.05.2017 16:53

Excellent restaurant ambience in addition to nice food and friendly service. Its a pity that the surrounding waters is mirky and rough, not much of night scenary too.

1 review so far 6
16.05.2017 10:24

It was a very unique experience for us and we loved the place! The servers were very attentive and helpful and the food was delicious! For wine and beer lovers, you will be spoilt with choices. We were definitely go back again to try out other food on the menu :)

1 review so far 6
05.05.2017 00:25

Unique experience on board a ship. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Service staff was attentive and fast. Def recommended to all. Boat was a little shaken though.

1 review so far 6
11.04.2017 08:22

Wonderful ambience and food. Check with your dining partner if they will get seasick before bringing them there! There is a rocky beach nearby for after dinner activities as well!

1 review so far 4
11.05.2017 11:45

I think there needs to be a bit more urgency overall. We came a bit early to the restaurant and had to wait outside the ship even though they saw us waiting outside in the heat. After ordering, everyones food came like 20 mins after my Tex Mex Chicken came, I was practically eating alone. The staff has not much experience in this type of restaurant or food. You also say its Mexican food or theme... not so in the looks and taste. My wife's steak was tough and so plain, so was my son's pork chop, very uninteresting. On top of this the rocking of the ship is very disturbing. Sorry, but I will eat there again. I can bear the rocking but the rest sorry.

7 reviews so far 6
03.01.2016 17:41

Staff were really friendly and helpful! Brought my girlfriend there but she got seasick due to the movement of the boat unfortunately. However, the waitress provided us some motion sickness pills and also helped to pack the food we ordered for takeaway instead. We ordered honey glazed BBQ baby back ribs which tasted really good! However the turkey quesadillas were so-so and I wasn't a fan of the sauce they used. Would definitely visit again if my gf didn't get sick haha

1 review so far 2
16.02.2017 09:22

I have booked for a dinner session at the Restaurant on 14 February 2017. The quality of the food was good but the part on how the food was served should be reviewed. The initial start of the dinner was ok where the first dish was served timely. Subsequently came the second dish. After that, the issue surfaced. My partner and me waited for more than 40 minutes for the next dish to be served. In between, we got the staff coming to us on 2 occasions with the second dish again when we already ate it. I needed to go over to the Manager to check on the status of the third dish and also with the staff passing by. After awhile, finally we got served the dish. Next, we needed to wait awhile more and some reminder given to the staff at the counter as usual before we got our main course being served. A proper system needs to be put in place for staff to take stock on what has already been served and to better control the timing of the next dish to be served. I hope that the Management of the Restaurant can look into the matter and improve. The environment was really nice but the service standards did casted a shadow over the entire experience.

17 reviews so far 4
17.12.2015 14:25

Interesting ambience and dining environment on board a river boat for those looking for something different. The location at Marina South Pier can be quite far but it is easily accessible by the MRT. We ordered a gaucho ribyeye and a T-bone steak. The steaks were served with a generous serving of sauteed carrots, zucchinis and onions, wedges for the gaucho and a baked potato for the T-bone steak. Both steaks were cooked nicely to a tender, juicy medium rare and tasted well with the chimichurri sauce and mushroom sauce for the gaucho and T-bone steaks, respectively. The service was prompt and friendly.

6 reviews so far 4
16.05.2016 07:15

Food served were delicious - recommend their regular ribeye (SGD34), and whisky ribs. Although staff were kind of blur when called to inform them regarding delay in arrival for booking and also while dining there (when we asked for help and when we have to request twice for the complimentary birthday brownie), they were still helpful. Only problem is that the boat shakes pretty badly at times and is a NONO to revisit for me because my grandma and I had a hard time dining there due to it ): pretty wasted for their quality food, although abit pricey.

1 review so far 6
19.08.2016 11:15

Have a great dinner there. The food is nice, and the environment is quiet and relax. That night actually was my friend's birthday, and I asked favor from the waitress to prepare a cake with a candle. The waitress is very kind and helpful, im here to say thank you to her, and my friend was very happy for the great services. Thank you.

1 review so far 6
29.03.2017 22:16

Pleasant experience with very friendly staff. We arrived 15mins before opening time but the staff graciously allowed us to wait inside as we had 2 young children with us. Staff also suggested that we explore the upper decks while we waited for our food. Kids loved that! Food was very well marinated and we enjoyed the baby back ribs very much.

2 reviews so far 4
13.02.2016 11:42

We tried e T-bone steak. Ordered Medium doneness but came well done so meat was too dry n a little tough. Mushroom sauce was gd. Can be a lot more generous w e bacon bits for baked potato. Overall we loved e ambience but because my family members all have motion sickness n e restaurant bobs up n down on e water, we wil not come back here again to risk 'sea sickness' n spoil e meal. I would not come back here w other friends too jus coz. Too unpredictable

7 reviews so far 6
14.11.2016 13:01

Very nice atmospheric boat, we had dinner on Saturday night. I had Roast Ribeye with chimichangas souce all delicious and cooked to perfection. The service was prompt and friendly. Try the Margarita cocktail that will shake up your day, just delicious. Parking was very easy and cheap. We will be back for more. Beautiful view, nice location for a change.

2 reviews so far 5
11.01.2016 11:23

The restaurant is unique, it is housed inside a docked ferry at Marina South Pier. I ordered the half slab of pork ribs ($24) and lemon tea at $19.80 using Groupon which is a reasonable price and the ribs are sweet and succulent. The only complaint is the restaurant wobbles at times because its on a ferry and also Marina South Pier is difficult to access to.

1 review so far 6
14.11.2015 11:18

Very unique location with a good view of the sea! Service was warm and hospitable, and everyone was so friendly. Beautiful quaint interiors. You can even request for a seasick pill if you are prone to nausea (but it's better to take it before you board the riverboat). Ribs were good too, definitely recommend it.

3 reviews so far 6
20.10.2015 09:21

Nice and cozy place for dinner. I love the music there which make me feel so relax while having dinner after busy working day. I tried bbq baby ribs with honey glaze sauce and their signature buffalo wings. The food so nice. Definitely will go again to try out others items in their menu.

2 reviews so far 6
24.11.2015 13:20

The food was absolutely fantastic. The ribs were tender to it's bones, the service was undoubtedly one of the best I've experienced while in a restaurant. However, warning to those who are seasick, it can be rather a challenge for you if you plan to eat in here! The boat really shakes!

1 review so far 4
27.04.2016 16:54

We were there to celebrate both my girls' actual birthday. Server toppled the bottle of red wine on my husband. No attempt at service recovery. I even had to ask that both my daughters be offered the birthday brownies instead of just once. Although it's a place for casual dining, just thought that accidents like spillages on diners especially red wine should have be better handled. No asking for compensation. A sincere apology will do.

1 review so far 5
03.02.2017 19:17

The restaurant was located right next to Marina South Pier Mrt station and was rather easy to get to. The place is a little pricy but food was really good and the staff were friendly. Unfortunately, there was some sort of company event which was a little too noisy for my liking but otherwise the restaurant has a good ambience.

1 review so far 5
27.02.2016 22:03

The ambience and food is good, the service is excellent. I was there with hubby to celebrate his birthday, she also helped us to make reservation at the bar on deck 3, and arrange to bring the complimentary cake to the bar for us to celebrate. Will recommend to friends and looking forward to come back again. 😀

1 review so far 6
11.09.2016 12:18

The food is just fantastic and restaurants that are on land of the same price point aren't even rivals to them, that being said when the waves comes in you do get some motion sickness but it's a special experience and I would definitely be back for more.

1 review so far 5
23.02.2016 21:22

The food was superb. Good tasting and fairly big serving. The price was fairly decent too. The atmosphere of boat is really beautiful too. The only downside would be the possibility of motion sickness especially when the waves got strong.. Was affected by it and felt a little unwell. But otherwise, this is a really good experience

2 reviews so far 5
07.12.2016 07:23

We bought through Groupon. The food serving (full rack) was big enough. The ambience is pretty good. It's not noisy but lively. It's an experience to eat and drink on a ship. Not to mention that we witness fireworks setting off nearby across the seas. Had a great evening and dinner with my loved one.

1 review so far 1
05.12.2015 11:17

Don't celebrate your love ones birthday here! Its going to ruin the party. I made the reservation 1 week before to celebrate my wife's birthday with the family. However, when we there, we were given a table right at the corner back of the boat, where we were deprived of the beautiful sea view at the side of the boat. When I request to change to another empty table which had a better view, the response I got was "my BOSS say this is your table, those tables r reserved." What type of attitude is this? What's the problem with changing a 4 seater reserved table with another 4 seater reserved table? Such was the sluggish attitude and that's just the beginning. The food served to the kids were hot and warm, which should be the case, but the grilled chicken and ribs for the adults was not hot at all, and the ribs even had a foul pork smell that u don't expect to experience in a restaurant! The waitress was very forgetful, we asked for water and it never came. We waved helplessly the whole night to attract their attention but they never see us, because we r chucked in a dark corner. I even hv problem calling for the bill and in the end I had no choice but to walk up to the cashier to pay like I would do in a fast food restaurant. I stated in my reservation that we r there to celebrate birthday, but no effort was made to make the celebration pleasantly memorable... We definitely left the place with a sour taste in our mouth.

1 review so far 5
31.12.2015 00:07

Very cosy place to dine in. People in-charge are nice and friendly. Only con is I believe they hired students as part-time waitresses who are inexperienced but they still did their best. Food was great and in good portion. Buffet was not in quantity but make up for their quality. Definitely going back again.

1 review so far 5
22.02.2016 10:28

The food portion was worth the price and it tasted delicious. The boat does rock quite a fair bit and I'm prone to sea sickness. It was pretty disturbing at first but I got used to it after a while. Not a restaurant that I would linger at after a meal though!

1 review so far 4
02.03.2016 10:04

Location was unique and nostalgic for a guy who grew up eating at A&W on the riverboat. The potato skins were good, rib eye was OK and T-bone was dry and a little tough. With a Groupon, decent value but at full price... Not worth it in my opinion. Stay away if you get seasick easily! l got a little seasick after 30mins or so.

1 review so far 6
10.04.2016 04:04

We discovered this place thanks to a groupon deal. Great service and great food! Highly recommended. The boat can get a little rocky though, so those prone to seasickness may want to sit in the middle where the movement is slightly less vigorous

1 review so far 6
03.01.2017 07:07

The ambience and food is awesome. The service was good and food is valued for money. We will sure visit the resturant again. After our lunch we can tour around the ship and the view at the upper most deck is awesome.

2 reviews so far 3
09.01.2016 10:51

The ambience is nice. And you are allowed to walk around the boat. The food is good and the waitress are nice. Service is good. However, as I have sea sickness, and even though I've taken the sea sickness pill, I could not enjoy myself to the fullest. I think one has to take the pill half hour before boarding the boat if he/she has sea sickness. Other than feeling sea sick, all else is good.

1 review so far 5
05.02.2016 16:16

An extremely unique location along the seafront, offering a unique dining experience. The staff are courteous and helpful, and the food taste exceptional. The Santa Fe BBQ Ribs with chipotle honey-glaze sauce offers a nice mix of spice and sweetness, complementing the tender ribs well.

1 review so far 4
08.09.2016 22:50

The food, the drink and the atmosphere is great. we order the herb chicken and the salmon and it one of the best that we had try so far, but after awhile my wife suffer from sea sick, so for those who get sea sick easily pls prepared urself okay ? overall is a great experience.

1 review so far 4
13.03.2017 14:43

Nothing wrong with the place nor food, although service could be a bit more attentive. Average rating is mainly because I am extremely sensitive to sea-sickness, so even after our kind service personnel gave me a ginger pill to help with it, I was still very nauseous for the entire meal and a few hours after.

1 review so far 5
09.11.2015 11:46

Great service. The groupon ribs deal was worth it. Quite tasty, but we thought the dish was not served hot enough. Caramel latte was overly sweet!!! Those with motion sickness should come in the afternoon instead because the tides were high in the evening.

1 review so far 3
08.05.2016 12:16

The dessert buffet was miserable. Service was slow. We waited for 30 mins hour before someone came and have our order properly. We waited for another 40 mins for our main course. To make it worse, there is nothing much for the dessert buffet spread to make up for the waiting time. The appetiser was also pathetic, 6 of us shared a small centre servicing that perhaps only good for two person.

3 reviews so far 6
27.09.2016 17:56

My second visit, had classic chicken fajitas and tex mex grilled chicken. Nice food, nice environment and nice services. Will definitely visit the restaurant soon :) Would like to try all the main course there :)

5 reviews so far 5
15.03.2016 08:03

Went on a Monday evening. Nice atmosphere with good service. Staff was helpful. Food was good. Enjoyed the night out overall. Maybe except a bit rocky, but understand it's inevitable as it's a floating platform. So not for diners with sea sick tendency.

17 reviews so far 5
03.02.2017 16:26

I was there for Spanish wine voyage. The host underestimated the number of guests so the canapes were not enough. As it was during CNY there was lohei at the end which was a refreshing twist. I really like the crew there.

1 review so far 6
17.08.2016 16:40

I love the food, especially the dessert that we ordered, Apple Crumble. It was delicious and the best apple crumble I had so far. The staffs were very friendly and the ambience was very good.

1 review so far 5
29.05.2016 17:27

Attentive staff and awsome sea view that thrill the kids and family. Good location that is near mrt and car park facility. Food selection is wide range and childrens' menu is well prepared to suit the kids' platter. Keep it up.

1 review so far 6
14.03.2017 07:54

The best restaurant i ever eaten in my life. The food, ambience and the staff are all friendly. A cosy and relax place where you can bring your family, loved ones and also friends.

2 reviews so far 6
12.12.2015 09:16

Went for d 3rd time.. still one of the choices which I will sure visit again. Will recommend to my friends. Just only beware of the wave if you easily sea sick type.

2 reviews so far 6
04.01.2016 03:46

Interesting place to dine. Restaurant on a ship. Very friendly and chatty staff. Reasonably price food. Do not go if u r pro to seasick as the ship rocks from time to time.

1 review so far 6
23.12.2015 19:15

Romantic place and unique food. Done on boat which is a very great experience. Would probably go back again. Service is good but it would be good if there is ice water provided

1 review so far 6
06.01.2016 09:54

Good service with good food. Nothing to complain. I like be the concept of boat dining. I brought along 2 friends and they were satisfied as well. Thanks for the good dining experience!

1 review so far 5
11.05.2016 09:52

Very good staff service and the food was good ! Those who get sea sick do be aware as it is after all on a boat even though stationery will rock. The staff are really pleasant and helpful !

1 review so far 4
24.03.2017 00:21

chicken breast wasn't fully cooked so as a pregnant lady I wasn't too happy. Simplest french fries wasn't crispy, tasted like it was fried long ago. The wait person was nice to offer ginger and lemon water when he was told I have problem with the boat rocking.

1 review so far 5
31.12.2015 19:05

The restaurant had pretty good food and the ambience was very unique! Though there were times that the boat swayed quite a bit, it was overall a fantastic experience! (People with seasickness should think twice about coming though!)

1 review so far 5
08.02.2017 17:33

Excellent ambience and concept for a F&B location. Friendly staff and good food. Parking was a little limited and expensive. Will be good to tie up with car park operator for complimentary or per entry parking for diners.

2 reviews so far 6
13.01.2016 00:35

It was a quite a great experience. The staffs were friendly n helpful.they answered our doubts to the menu. Ans gave us clear explanation regards to the menu.kudos to the Riverboat.