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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
good service and food

Had dinner here after a day of skiing, the service was attentive and friendly. The portion sizes of the salsa and sour cream were small, we had to order more salsa with our quac and chips. The size of the meal was small for the price, tasty enough for Mexican in Northern BC.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Sharonbader
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162 reviews 162 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Had dinner here after a day of skiing, the service was attentive and friendly. The portion sizes of the salsa and sour cream were small, we had to order more salsa with our quac and chips. The size of the meal was small for the price, tasty enough for Mexican in Northern BC.

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150 Mile House, B.C. Canada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We went here with friends & it was a delightful surprise. The atmosphere is cozy Mexican, the staff friendly & cheerful. A nice menu although a bit disappointed that didn't include chili relleno's which is our favorite but we have visited Mexico & Arizona so a bit spoilt. The food was very good & lots of it. Salad was very... More 

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Vancouver
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Love this place. Really good Mexican food and the location/atmosphere is great. Love the trains running right past with the mountains in the background. Lots of trinkets inside...good place to play Eye Spy with the kids while waiting for dinner!

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Smithers, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a small restaurant that has been renovated from the old CNR station. They have outside seating in the summer on the platform where the trains still stop. The food is Mexican & is excellent.

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Smithers, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The first time I visited this restaurant I would not have placed it in the top places to eat in Smithers. Not that it was bad either. However the last few times have been nothing short of great. The meal is hearty and makes you feel satisfied rather than bloated or stuffed. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Smithers, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Trackside Catina is a pleasant place for Mexican style food and drinks. Reasonable portions for the price and the service is friendly. And most important, the food is good, The place is not large and the downside is the noise, as the margaritas are done in the same area close to the patrons. Otherwise enjoy.

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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is an unexpected but very good Mexican restaurant in Smithers. It is in the actual train station and you may see trains going by when you are eating, especially in the outside seating. The food is not traditional or authentic Mexican food but it is in the style and very good. Contrary to a number of the reviews, we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went here for the first time this past weekend and was pleasantly surprised. The service was great. The restaurant staff really seems to all work together and help each other out. Our dinner was served quickly even on a busy night, with no reservation. Our meals (and margaritas) were delicious. All the suggestions made by our server made it even... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The margaritas are the best thing about this place. The appy tacos are a rip off tho. The appy tacos are just a shell with tiny amount of chicken no cheese and a small portion of salsa. The main course taste good but a little plain and smaller than you expect. They like to fill your plate with yams. Found... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

kids always find something on the menu they can enjoy and they love the mexican atmoshpere, the outside seating is nice with a view of the mountains

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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