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Union Cantina

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127 S. Union, Traverse City, MI
231-941-5038
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
Warm service ...Cold Food

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.

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2014
Mark V
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Holland, Michigan, United States
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Holland, Michigan, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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162 reviews 162 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Savannah, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went with friends for lunch; we were the only ones sitting at the outdoor patio. Restaurant was busy inside which is no doubt the reason for the slow service. But the food (when it finally arrived) was good...nothing outstanding, but good. I had the chicken fajita, my friends had the tacos and tamales.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Well, how to start? How about with the free chips and salsa brought to our table to start the meal? My dining buddy traveled a lot in California (as well as other places) and has eaten LOTS of Mexican cuisine in his time. He says in retrospect, about our meal, that we should have left when they served the salsa.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 S. Union, Traverse City, MI
  • 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?