Santa Fe Tequila
392 Woodbury Road
Hicksville, NY 11801


Authentic Mexican Cuisine With A Twist

Santa Fe Tequila, located on Woodbury Road in Hicksville, is a Mexican grill that offers authentic Mexican dishes as well as Latin and Caribbean fusion cuisine. The interior of the restaurant is very colorful and appealing to the eye as beautiful murals grace the walls depicting various cultural Mexican scenes. The dining room is cozy, welcoming and equipped with two big screen TV’s. The quaint, fully stocked bar is towards the back of the restaurant and you’ll find another TV there as well.  


One thing we noticed right off the bat is how polite and prompt the service is. Our server, Minnie, was extremely personable and attentive, answering any and all questions we had about the menu. She let us know about their specialty cocktails and offered us two of their best sellers, a Strawberry Daiquiri (below left) and a Mojito (below center), both of which were deliciously refreshing. 


Without delay we were given a basket of warm, tri colored tortilla chips served with their outstanding homemade salsa (above right). We were also treated to their fresh guacamole (below left) made with avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, cebolla, onions, serranos chiles and fresh lime juice served with some tri color tortilla chips. Clearly homemade, this is a flavorsome rendition of guacamole and features just the perfect hint of spicy flavor from the serranos chiles. 


The Camarones Al Coco (con salsa de mango) features shrimp dipped in batter, encrusted with toasted coconut flakes, served with a pina colada glaze and a mango chipotle dipping sauce (above right). This appetizer is plated beautifully and the shrimp were impressively fresh and amply coated in the delicious coconut flakes. This is a great starter to share amongst the table, as you receive six delicious shrimp.

Rounding out our appetizers were the Flautas De Pollo, which are rolled crispy taquitos, filled with shredded chicken, oaxaca cheese and caramelized onions (below left). Topped with salsa pasilla, tomatillo, avocado, pico de gallo and queso fresco, this standout appetizer is a must order. It is served with a creamy cheese sauce for dipping, accenting the taquitos perfectly. With just one bite, your palate will be overflowing with luscious flavors.  


The Bistec Al Patron was the first entrée we sampled (above right). This ultimate, patron glazed skirt steak is marinated for days and will be busting with flavors by the time it arrives at your table. It is brushed with their homemade mango glaze and topped with crispy onion strips and mango salsa, served alongside plantains and mixed vegetables. The steak was cooked to perfection and each bite offers abundant, succulent flavors from the outrageously delicious marinade. This is definitely something you’ll want to try on your next visit. We’re confident you’ll enjoy it as much as we did!

We continued with the Costillas de Cerdo, which they have a limited daily portion of (below left). These impressive, hickory smoked, slow roasted baby back ribs are dusted in a Caribbean inspired seasoning and brushed with their mango chipotle BBQ glaze. They were fall off the bone tender and present an intense charcoal flavor. This entrée is served with crispy sweet potato fries, fire grilled corn on the cob with a chili lime butter and a fresh mango-jicama slaw. You’d never expect to encounter some delicious baby back ribs at an authentic Mexican restaurant, but we’re sure glad we did.  


Next from the kitchen were the Premium Enchiladas in a red, green and mole sauce (above right). This entrée presents something for every palate as you’re offered a trio of enchiladas – one filled with garlic lime shrimp, one with ancho-crusted filet mignon and one with grilled chicken. All three are also filled with poblano peppers, onions and melted oaxaca cheese. Each one offers a profusion of flavor from the combined components and all were equally enjoyable.

Last, but not least, we were treated to the Paella a la Mexicana, packed with succulent jumbo shrimp, mussels, tender chicken, spicy chorizo and fresh lobster tail (below left). The tender, fresh seafood is sautéed in white wine and garlic then slow simmered in a rich tomato and seafood broth with fresh herbs. Served over yellow rice with peppers and onions, the presentation is beautiful and the lobster tail really stood out, as it was outstanding and enjoyably tender.  


Santa Fe Tequila offers cuisine and service that are equally wonderful. Dine here on Wednesday evenings and enjoy a live mariachi band or show off your singing talents at karaoke on Thursday nights. The prices are affordable and their menu offers an option for everyone, including healthy vegetarian alternatives!

Overall RatingExcellent

Mexican With Latin/Caribbean Fusion

Ambiance & Décor:  Comfortable & Vibrant

Prices:  Lunch $5 - $15, Dinner $10 - $25

Website: Santa Fe Tequila

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