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Joe Pena's Cantina y Bar

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6 Cankarjeva cesta, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Formerly Joe Pena's Cantina Bar)
01 251 0868
Today
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine

Food and cocktails good! bustling with people, good atmosphere, prices OK - certainly not cheap but reasonable.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2010
dnb89
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This restaurant is convinietly located in the centre of Ljubljana . We absolutely love this place, which is obvious as we have been going there for years at list tvice a month. Food selection is vast and whatever you order tastes great. They also have the best cocktais in town. Staff is kind, service is good and fast. Prices are... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

despite joe penas being a more 'fancy restaurant' with fancy prices every single meal we ordered was pretty much unedible. chilli con carne was served cold, it looked like some anemic 'thrown-togheter' pieces of vegetables and meat, without any taste and logic. chicken was dry (as dry as it can get) and felt like nails going down your throat. vegetables... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Upon all occasions that I've had lunch in Pena's the experience wasn't enjoyable. The service is the worst, the first time I visited the restaurant as a student, a new waiter spilled everything on me and didn't even say sorry. Very rude as well. The dessert was inedible. The second time, in september, it was a bit better, cause we... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

Unfortunately I visit Joe Penas more often than I would like to, and do not understand the reasons about all that praise. The restaurant is just wanna-be mexican and service is terrible (read: arrogant waiters). Food: it is the cheapest possible food not even close to mexican and you can get better stuff even at the kebab stand down the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

Food and cocktails good! bustling with people, good atmosphere, prices OK - certainly not cheap but reasonable.

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118 reviews 118 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

I was looking for a place to sit, people watch and quaff a cold Pivo (beer) when I happened upon Joe Pena's while walking up the pedestrian street Cankarjeva. Not really intending to eat, but while watching other customers get their food I was impressed with the look and smell of thew food. I soon ordered the chips and salsa... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

Probably the first Mexican place in Slovenia and still the food is very decent. Nice, worn-down furnishings.

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Lisbon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2009

Mexican food, quite good and in good portions. A bit noisy sometimes. Not the cheapest place around, but cheaper than other Mexican restaurants in Ljubljana.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2008

Recommend Texas chicken asada!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2008

Also good mexican food, good service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Cankarjeva cesta, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Formerly Joe Pena's Cantina Bar)
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Upper Carniola Region  >  Ljubljana
  • Phone Number: 01 251 0868

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 37
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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