Sunday, July 12, 2009


2July 2009

By Invitation on it's 10th Anniversary
31 Marina Coastal Drive Berth 1 Marina South Pier Singapore 018988
T 62785775
Operating Hrs Sun-Fri 12-3pm, 6-10pm Sat & Eve of PH 12-3pm, 6-11pm

Sante Fe Tex-Mex family restaurant on board Stewords Riverboat revived the old rollicking good times of yonder of the Huckleberry Finn era, a novel written by Mark Twain. A restaurant on board a stationery non-motorised steamboat which was once berthed at Sentosa (remember A&W fast food chain then) and now has found a new home moored at Marina South Pier. In fact the Stewords Riverboat is an icon to Singapore that with the many new developments fast changing the city skylines, we can breath at a slower pace in the presence a fascinating beautiful replica built in 1991 of a 18th century riverboat that is reminiscent of old times in which Santa Fe offers a host of delectable and enjoyable TEX-MEX fares.

Sante Fe started operations at Boat Quay in 1999 and has brought many Singaporeans the taste of authentic Tex-Mex cuisine which is an Americanised version of Mexican Food. Owner Eric Saw envisioned that the restaurant can propell to the forefront of becoming a lifestyle restaurant where you can dine and yet enjoy riverlife (waterfront) on a riverboat and you can imagine the activities-void Singaporeans looking forward to a totally different dining experience here.

Not being short of variety of dining hall, it hosts a restaurant style setting on the main deck or diners can choose the lounge-style corner but I believed the Bridge Deck which offers al-fresco dining with BBQs and Grills from various cookout stations is definitely a big draw. Singapore IR or Sentosa can be viewed from the gangway after dining, offering a reprieve to the heavy laden feeling after that good meal, just take a stroll around and enjoy the cool seabreeze and the calming sea.

Sante Fe also organised private functions, special events with entertainment
and you can have a good choice of:
Main Deck, warm and cosy with 100 guests dining capacity
Upper Deck, a dedicated function hall 120 dining & 180 guests sitting capacity
Bridge Deck, a al-fresco dek, a great place with 80 dining guest capacity

Gosh, they also offer Free Lunchtime Shuttle Service, no hassle of the lunchtime crowd. Shuttle Service from your doorstep and back for nearby addresses.

Operating Hours Mon-Fri, 12-3pm
Per Trip: Min 4 &Max 13 Guests
Addresses Served:
Anson Road
Collyer Quay
Esplanade Drive
Marina South Area
Raffles Ave (Esplanade area)
Raffles Blvd (Marina Square area)
Raffles Quay
Robinson Road
Shenton Way
Temasek Blvd (Suntec City area)
All roads bounded by the above. Call at 6278 5775 to book.

The signature BBQ Baby Back Rack @ S$21.90 and served with corn-on-the-cob is very nicely done. The sauce used to baste the ribs are very tasty with it is not chewy and this saves you from tearing with your knife and fork but with one bite the meat just slips off the bone. This is a good recommendation and it's pretty scrumptious for both young and old.

If you are not sure what to order, the sizzling sound and smoke with such nice aroma coming from another table that orders the Chicken or Beef Fajitas @ $22/$24 is another surefire signature dish. The grilled chicken or beef marinated with oil, lime juice, red pepper and garlic for at least 24hours before being grilled has the captured the essence of marinate with flavour well infused. The cooked meat are cut into strips and wrapped (burrito style) in warm tortillas and accompanied by a variety of garnishes including sauteed onions and bell peppers and condiment set of shredded lettuce, sour cream, cheddar cheese and pico de galo accompaniment.

And for one who has the BIG appetide, the Blackened Beef Burger which stood a half footer stack high with thick black-pepper beef pattie and crispy onion rings is very enticing. The pattie is moist and scrumptious and you may wolf it down with the serving of old-time fries as well.

The Turkey Quesadillas and Chimichangas and Buffalo Wings are a must order dish; Delightfully light and these snacks will disappear without you realising that you next pick falls flat on the empty plate because it is so enjoyable! LOL.

An if you eager to shop and eat, the Santa Fe Orchard Point outlet serves the shopping belt diners at the basement plaze of OG Orchard Point.

Another great dining experience without stepping foot onto
Mexico or US but right in doorstep of Singapore.


Shell (貝殼) said...

Restaurant on board is new for me~

JENCOOKS said...

It's a new experience but if you roll with the boat, they have pills to help to stabilise too.

Selba said...

Must be an interesting experience :)

J2Kfm said...

interesting, to be dining aboard.
i;ve deep infatuation with American style diners, esp those serving Tex-Mex cuisine.

the portion had me sold. and the chunks after chunks of MEAT ... heaven.

CUMI & CIKI said...

so cool the steam boats..! So Huckleberry finn-ish yar;)

JENCOOKS said...

Selba, indeed it was!

J2Kfm, a born carnivore arnt you, yes agreed that tex-mex is nice.

Ciki, love it !@

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