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Union Cantina

127 S. Union, Traverse City, MI
231-941-5038
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Ranked #162 of 252 restaurants in Traverse City
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Jul 9, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Great place, the only negative is the seats for the bar have no backs, not a great place to sit for awhile. The food was good, had a skinny girl martini, didn't care for it. The Jalapeno Poppers were wonderful, and chips were good, if you want extra salsa you have to pay for it. (Mexican----Really)!!

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Donnellson, Iowa, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The food was average, the margarita was not drinkable but the service was amazing. Brittany was our server and she was fast, efficient and willing to do whatever it took to make us happy.

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Traverse City, Michigan
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I like their food, but the menu is pricey and the portions (given Mexican) is very small. It is almost served as a "small plate" type entrée. They do have happy hour and some nice options for munching while partaking in a cocktail. We ate lunch here and our lunch was $25 without alcoholic cocktails. Too pricey for lunch....won't go... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I heard a lot of good things about the other Mexican restaurants around town, but this one is definitely my favorite. I ordered the nachos to split with a friend, which was a good idea because they are HUGE, and they were amazing. Everyone else's food looked great too. They allow dogs on their patio which was a huge plus... More

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Williamsburg, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

After walking through downtown sopped to have a refreshing margarita and appetizers. The tortia soup was great, full of chicken.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Ordered a Taco salad-- got a glob of shredded beef and lots of lettuce my husband ordered a combination plate and was served one enchilada and one tortilla for $12.00 then another $3.50 for rice and beans bring lots of cash for this place

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Traverse City, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We decided to try something new and I LOVE Mexican food. We were downtown and we had not been to the Union Cantina before, so we choose that as our Lunch Stop. The place was EMPTY for the lunch hour (clue # 1) the Bartender was the server, the host etc. (clue#2) He was VERY nice and professional, he really... More

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Lake Ann, Michigan, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I had lunch with my wife here today. The food was OK. Service was great. She did a good job being alone. Seem to me the kitchen was short of help because the food came out slow.

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Munith,MI
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Looking around for a bite to eat In Traverse City on November 13, 2013. Came across the Union Cantina. I must say the Quality of food that I was served was Excellent. The service was very good also. This was the first time I had ordered Shrimp Fajitas at a Mexican Restaurant and the shrimp they served with this dish,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch and was met with a great smile and a great margarita. We had tacos and the chicken tortilla soup. No complaints here, decent food and good service. I would go back if I was back in town.

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