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Trackside Cantina

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Mexican
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3815 Railway Avenue, Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
250-847-3363
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Mexican restaurant with veggie options

The trackside cantina offers a variety of Mexican dishes like tacos, burritos, nachos and spare ribs. Because of the summer heat, we followed the advise of another Tripadvisor member to sit inside. The Mexican decoration creates the right atmosphere to order a Corona. The staff was very friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Cozy little cantina with very friendly staff and incredibly delicious food! Mexican coffee was great. If you like heat then you have to visit the wall of Flame! I dare you to try the MEGA DEATH sauce with liquid Rage! Colorful inside and my wife and I had a great experience! Oh, love the music!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The trackside cantina offers a variety of Mexican dishes like tacos, burritos, nachos and spare ribs. Because of the summer heat, we followed the advise of another Tripadvisor member to sit inside. The Mexican decoration creates the right atmosphere to order a Corona. The staff was very friendly and served us as can be expected. The food was good. The... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Complete with a siesta time,( 2-5p.m. I think), this little restaurant along the rail track in Smithers, delivers authentic, delicious Mexican treats! OUr table had enchiladas, tacos, axteca soup (tortilla soup) and delicious drinks. A must stop, if you miss Mexico, and are close to Smithers!

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Smithers, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Went there last month (June) . Located in former station of Grand Trunk Railway now CN, built circa 1913, when Smithers began. Trains continue to rumble by. Summer evenings can be very hot and sunny on the patio, so I prefer inside seating. Generous potions, good food mostly with a Mexican theme and flavour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

El Diablo!!!!! And fish tacos my favourite! The girls are awesome! I've never had a bad meal the staff is always friendly!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I'm giving this a 3 star average review, but it's really 2 extremes - excellent food, but wait times ridiculous.. even when it's not that busy. It's the reason I don't go there anymore, that and the smell that follows me around for hours afterwards! Great food and atmosphere though if you have lots of time!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Enjoyed a great meal here when passing through Smithers - thank you TripAdvisor. Waiting staff were friendly and efficient. Interesting location - part of the railway station building right by the tracks!

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

excellent mexican food, large portions, very pleasant staff, and the best coffee ever - some sort of spices - delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We had a party of 10 and reserved a table 2 days in advance to ensure they could accommodate us. Our server was knowledgable, polite, prompt, fun and amazing! The restaurant was packed, and even so, our food came out in a timely manner, hot and delicious! It's always a great experience when we go there to eat which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I always make sure I eat here weekly!! The food is always amazing!! Consistently DELICIOUS!! The staff has such a high energy. Our server was dancing and singing and helped me pick out the perfect meal.. She actually made me try something new and it was AMAZING!! Will listen to her more often! 😊 love this place!!

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Address: 3815 Railway Avenue, Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-847-3363
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Smithers
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Address: 3815 Railway Avenue, Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Smithers
  • Phone Number: 250-847-3363

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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