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Union Cantina

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127 South Union Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
231-941-5038
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Reviewing this as Union Tap and Grill

This is one of those times I wish TA had 3.5 stars. It's not a four star place, and three seems a little harsh. But... I really wanted to like Union Tap. Interesting "small plates" menu. A decent, if not innovative beer list. A nice vibe. All in all though, there's no real compelling... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
MongoSchwartz
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is one of those times I wish TA had 3.5 stars. It's not a four star place, and three seems a little harsh. But... I really wanted to like Union Tap. Interesting "small plates" menu. A decent, if not innovative beer list. A nice vibe. All in all though, there's no real compelling reason to go back. The food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Came in for a quick snack at opening time, the restaurant is completely re-done as a taproom with new decor and a really interesting new menu. They have a great social hour with well-priced appetizers and great drink specials. We had the poutine and it was very good. The bartender was really friendly and seemed really excited about describing the... More 

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Holland, Michigan, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I agree with there 3 star rating. Frozen food heated up to order. Just not worth it...food that will keep you alive nothing more.

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stopped in for a quick bite to eat. We had quesadilla appetizers, which were decent. I'd say overall average food, typical Mexican restaurant.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Average Mexican food prepared by Americans. Prices were high for the portions and seating maximizes floor space while reducing privacy. This is not a destination restaurant for us.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Best tacos I have found anywhere in town. Their tomatoes are simply divine. Great location and also has outdoor seating.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food was just ok, and the charges for every little sauce and salsa are ridiculous. I understand that it's not a corporate restaurant and that profit is the goal but it really is just kind of a bummer to pay and extra dollar for some sauce for your taco.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Sat outside at 1 of the 3 tables and had an enjoyable meal. Queso and guacamole were good. Ordered 1 shredded beef soft taco and ended up ordering another one it was so delicious. Waitress was friendly and we had good service. Would return here.

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Owosso, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I like to think of myself as a Mexican food snob. I grew up with my best friends grandmother's food where she cooked for migrant workers on the Texas/Mexico border so we were spoiled badly. You have to know the difference between Los Tees or Cuatros Amigos cap and what REAL mexican food is. That being said you have to... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were here for dinner & sat at 1 of the 3 tables outside on the side walk. The service was average, but the food & sangria were a huge disappointment! We each ordered enchiladas; the chicken ones were adequately filled, but the cheese ones were practically empty & portions were very small. The food was not very hot or... More 

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Additional Information about Union Cantina

Address: 127 South Union Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone Number: 231-941-5038
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 South Union Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-941-5038

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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