Santa Fe Café is the only place on Hilton Head Island to find authentic Southwestern cuisine, and nothing is more representative of this favorite locals’ eatery than a bowl of painted desert soup. Made from red pepper, corn, Mexican cream and mole, it’s a feast for the eyes and palate. Regional dishes plus traditional Mexican recipes are the stars of the menu at this vibrant, refined restaurant with a New Mexico look.
Santa Fe Café’s rooftop cantina is the eatery’s most popular spot throughout the year. The cantina’s kiva fireplace makes this a romantic and inviting space for having dinner.
Marshall Sampson and Sean Crosby are the owners of Santa Fe Café, which has been bringing islanders and visitors the flavors of the American Southwest for almost 29 years. Sant Fe Café is proud of their tenured staff including many who have been there for over 10 years.
Every year, they re-fresh the décor. The result is a visually-pleasing atmosphere that welcomes diners inside.
Signature dishes include the mesquite grilled lamb chops; grilled pork tenderloin with smoked
habanero BBQ sauce; chipotleparmesan encrusted grouper; and Santa Fe Café’s famous ribeye burrito.
Serving dinner: Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm-9pm. 807 William Hilton Pkwy #700, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-3838 or santafehhi.com