On a fine, sunny day this week Lady FWO and I, having lunched elsewhere, felt in need of one more drink before heading home and took the opportunity to stop in at Santa Fe in Hay Street, Subiaco. We sat at the rustic tables on the footpath, soaking up the sun and sipping on a glass of wine.
The wine list consists of cleanskins, labelled with their own designs, sourced from a number of regions – Margaret River, Great Southern, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills and Pemberton among them.
My rosé– from Margaret River was in the dry style, light pink, fresh strawberry aromas with raspberry flavours on the palate, while the Tempranillo chosen by Lady FWO was sourced from the Great Southern region – plummy aroma, dusty cherry and dark fruit flavours; both wines would go very well with the spicy food of Mexico.
The drinks list contains a number of beers – including Little Creatures and Matsos but also a few from Mexico – and of course, as the name suggests, a large array of tequila – tasting planks as well for those who want to sample differences in style and flavour.
The food on offer covers the gamut of what you would expect of a Mexican place – burritos, tacos, quesadilla, dips and salsa – and although we haven’t eaten here recently, in the past have always found the food to be good quality, good quantity, and pretty good value.
Our young waiter was very friendly, professional and welcoming which helps make a place worth visiting. Certainly, sitting in the sun with a reasonably good glass of vino, at a good price, we enjoyed our stopover and no doubt will return to sample the food on another day.