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Trackside Cantina

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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
Off the beaten path!

At the very end of Main St. in Smithers you'll find a delightful Mexican restaurant called Trackside Cantina. The trip off the Highway will be well worth it! Great Mexican food at a great price. Positioned in an old refurbished railway station it packs the colour and flavours of Mexico! Fabulous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

At the very end of Main St. in Smithers you'll find a delightful Mexican restaurant called Trackside Cantina. The trip off the Highway will be well worth it! Great Mexican food at a great price. Positioned in an old refurbished railway station it packs the colour and flavours of Mexico! Fabulous service and the raspberry infused lemonade was to die... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Really enjoyed the meal . The service was great and it was really nice to have some Great Mexican Food. They try to do local and organic, which is excellent. My meal had great flavour and fresh. Would go again and again.

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Smithers, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Nice location, in the old (refurbished) Railway Station in Smithers. A cosy spot for lunch, this restaurant is mostly filled with locals. The service is great, and so is the food, with some very interesting menu items. My ONLY caution, ...... in warm weather we found the premises to be very hot, which may be bothersome to some diners.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had a diverse age group in our party; from 5 to 85 years of age. Of course some special requests to the order were made, and they happily advised what they could do to accommodate. The food was fantastic, not overly spicy (but they have a hot sauce rack that would be the envy of anyone). Great decor and... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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