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Carlos Cantina

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204 St Paul St E, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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This place is apparently closing on Feb 13th and I encourage everyone to go have a fantastic meal here before they go. Burritos cannot be beat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Geoffrey E
St. Catharines, Canada
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St. Catharines, Canada
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153 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is apparently closing on Feb 13th and I encourage everyone to go have a fantastic meal here before they go. Burritos cannot be beat.

Thank Geoffrey E
Level Contributor
28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

I had the take-out Chimichonga with beans and rice for lunch. Although they were pretty stingy with the rice, and the beans are suspected to be from a can......the Chimichonga was fantastic!!!! I would definately try this place again. Prices were fair for the quality and quantity of food I received.

Thank Terrance G
Welland, Canada
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138 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Went for dinner and enjoyed some great specials, as well as the regular offering from the menu. Service was really good. They have a decent selection of wine and the food was prepared well, flavourful and quick enough. Really enjoyed it and will return.

Thank Karen B
Hamilton, Canada
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148 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Went with several family members for dinner one evening. Started with the soup of the day ($6.00) which was just okay, then I followed up with a burrito which was again just passable. I had eaten here a long time ago and remember it being better, I may try it again in the future hoping for improvements.

Thank David B
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

If you find yourself on the ever changing St. Paul street in downton St. Catharines craving mexican food..... order the following: QuesoFundido made with the shredded beef barbacoa - slow cooked shreddded beef full with sautéed peppers and onions baked with a layer of cheese over top. Alongside soft tortillas, queso fresco, sour cream, guacamole, Refried beans and rice. Clearly... More 

Thank Andrew M
Niagara Falls, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The ambiance is good but the portions are small and when we told the waitress and manager that we were still hungry he was impolite and refused to throw in a dessert or anything. The waitress was rude to us when I brought this to her attentionand we sat in a very hot area but luckily she moved us. Management... More 

Thank Linda P
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Ended up here Saturday June 6. What a fantastic dinner we had. All four of us were a little skeptical at first, but wow. .. food was so tasty, we were served by the owner and we had a wonderful time interacting with him. One of the comments from the group was "You feel like you are in Mexico". We... More 

1 Thank LorraineStR
Niagara Falls, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Due to the stress of living, and working in this rat race society I frequently need a break. Cure--- Carlos Cantina! Carlos is the only place I've found that takes me back to my back packing days in Mexico, and away from the weeks' stress. Best part is, no plane ticket is needed or passport !! Anyone that has ever... More 

1 Thank kaptron
Niagara On The Lake
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

From first appearance you'd want just walk past and not go in but the mix-matched furniture and dinky tables only add to the experience. The food it amazing, fresh and although never been to Mexico one can only imagine you are teleported there.

1 Thank newtravellerCanada
Thorold, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I love everything about the place. It is bright, clean, and the service is very efficient. The food is excellent, and it is always where I want to go, when I want authentic Mexican meals.

2 Thank Glenda P

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 204 St Paul St E, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
  • Phone Number: 905-687-4002

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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