Best Southwestern on Island.
Santa Fe is a great restaurant. It has a beautiful and romantic atmosphere. At dinner the lights are low and the place is full of candles. The food is an "A". Service is good. The wine list is very expensive and makes it difficult to get something decent without spending a fortune. Dinner is pricey but portions are large. Lunch is a different story. The menu is a bit more"Tex-Mex" and you can find this type of food in numerous other cheaper restaurants. Also I have been here twice to lunch when I have been informed as I am ordering that "the grill is off now". This means that certain entrees are not available. Thanks for letting me know beforehand! If I come to a restaurant 45 minutes before that end of lunch service, cook my food and don't feed me some lame excuse. I was told the grill was off because they had to clean up! With 45 minutes to go in a busy restaurant! Despite this I still do recommend for dinner only, just be prepared to cough up some cash.
Best kept secret!.
Upon a recent trip to Hilton Head, a group of local friends took me to the rooftop cantina at Santa Fe Cafe. It had a live guitarrista, open air ambiance and the best southwestern food I have eaten in my life. (Coming from a Southern California native, thats a good thing) Id reccomend this resturaunt to anyone looking for the best food and atmosphere on the island!