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La Cabana de Marcos

1320 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 7S7, Canada
(250) 703-2639
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Ranked #49 of 117 restaurants in Courtenay
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Oct 9, 2013
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Vancouver Island, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This restaurant had a lovely buffet as well as a la carte menu but it closed down a few months ago and should be deleted from the data base.

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Victoria, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Sad to report that La Cabana has closed. Not sure of the issues, but certainly it was not the food or the staff's joy in serving. Sad to see you go, David and all.

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Courtenay, Canada
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

They started as a taco stand in Campbell River - and it was fun. Then they opened a restaurant on the edge of town in a small mall. It didn't go. The servings were small, and over-all it was expensive (However I never tried the buffet). Then they opened in a more central location and tried a lunch smorgasbord. When... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

My ten year old daughter and i were driving through town...discussing our travel plans...i saw the sign and pulled in...we were warmly greeted and shown to a table by a fireplace in back...mexican music wss playing...pinatas hung from above..we were proptly served...looked over the menu...great selection of authentic dishes...and opted for queso fondanto...and guacomle...which was excellent...served with warm tortillas and... More

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tripletoes
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We just got back from traveling through Central America and the great food here brought me right back. We had the Azteca soup and the special that night. Both were amazing. I would eat here again.

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Kootenays BC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Decided to check out the other Mexican restaurant in Courtenay but this is a Mexicant!.I had been to Tita's a few days before , so I expected to find a similar product. That was a terrible assumption. the meat was dry. food was flavorless. ordered the margarita. it had a very strong chemical taste to it. the best part. the... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We ate there about 3 years ago at another location and it was excellent and the decor was really neat. This time at their new location we were disappointed in the decor, the buffet looked unappetizing and we ordered a la carte. The food was good but nothing great like our last meal at La Cabana. Nanaimo bars for desset... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

A dazzling buffet in the heart of Courtenay! The new location is splendid! The buffet was full of authentic Mexican fare....poblano peppers and corn: beef burritos: refried black beans: tostados: soft tacos: fried tacos: cinnamon coffee and rice pudding included! I loved the juke box with only mexican music and the decor is wonderful. Don't miss it, or go again... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Great ethnic Mexican cuisine! and atmosphere! The music that they offer once a month with dancing is just like being Mexico! Really can not suggest this wonderful place enough to anyone in the area!

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012 via mobile

Quiet but great food and overall a very neat restaurant to check out. Although, staff is Spanish first, English second, so be ready for some pointing at menus.

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