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Carlos Cantina

204 St Paul St E, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
905-687-4002
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Ranked #54 of 326 restaurants in St. Catharines
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

Stopped by for lunch recently and was sadly disappointed. We are frequent travellers to Mexico and love the traditional food. Sadly to say, we were very disappointed with every item we had. Margaritas tasted of powdered mix, not pure lime juice, without any flavor of taquilla. Chips were stale and salsas were bland. My fish tacos had "ground" fish which... More

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Rochester, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were at this place last year and had a very nice meal with no complaints. This year was very different. We walked in and there were 3 high top tables open and as the hostess lead us in back to a sit down table, we asked if we could sit at one of the high tops. As simple of... More

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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We discovered Carlo's Cantina by accident about 4 months ago and have been back about 4 x. The food is fantastically authentic and delicious while still healthy! The Margarita's are to die for and the beer is cold. What more could someone ask for ...pomp and circumstance it's not and thank goodness. It's nice to sit down, enjoy good food... More

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ontario
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

This was the worst Mexican food we've ever had! The beans, rice, sauces and main dishes were all flavorless. The three sauces they provide you with helps a bit, but the food needs to be prepared with some seasonings. We paid extra for the smallest side of guacamole and pico Di gallo...shocked me that they have the gull to charge... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

As a frequent visitor to Carlos Cantina I have never had a bad experience in 7 years, and I am sometimes surprised at the odd negative review they receive. However I am not surprised by the two negative reviews Linda P. and norm n. posted. (See reviews below) I was present at the front of the restaurant and was a... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Have been to Carlos Cantina a few times, we are always treated well and feel welcome. I find the menu is well priced, especially for the quality you are served.

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Huntersville, NC
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29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Four of us attended this restaurant last weekend. A small restaurant in downtown St. Catharines with few tables and nice Mexican style decor. Our waitress lead us to believe our selections were 'meal' sized. Our special of the day. Fish Tacos, were so small it was hard to believe they were $11 and that tiny. I had a burrito and... More

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Caledon, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Nice atmosphere, very friendly and attentive staff, and great authentic Mexican comfort food! Would definitely recommend this place to family and friends. Thank you for a great experience Carlos' Catina!

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St. Catharines, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

If you love and respect authentic Mexican food and atmosphere then Carlos Cantina is your ticket Excellent food Excellent staff Cervesa- Tequila and other goodies to liven the spirit Mexican Music (Karaoke at your own risk) And if your lucky there’s Mexican Football or F1 racing on the “hidden” TV in the back Carlos and Karen will welcome you with... More

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Toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

we found this place by accident after looking for somewhere to eat in st. catharines. lots of things on the menu and good daily specials. hubby ordered guacamole and he ate that with the complimentary chips and salsa. tomatillo salsa wasn't bad but the other two lacked flavour. just tasted like tomatoes. we had an appetizer of molletas that were... More

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