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“Better than mexico!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sanchez Cantina

Sanchez Cantina
211 Hanson St, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1Y3, Canada
(867) 668-5858
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Ranked #6 of 81 Restaurants in Whitehorse
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
New Westminster, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Better than mexico!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This wonderful little place was like stepping into a taqueria in a little pueblo in the real mexico, our server was the owner's daughter, great family run business. She was professional, courteous, and helpful...(we like our spice a bit more than average....so, we were offered the option of habañero instead of Jalapeño peppers...awesome...) Very authentic Mexican food in a comfy atmosphere. Delicious, and the lime margaritas are highly recommended as well. We will be back. Vancouver has hundreds of Mexican restaurants, not one can come close to Sanchez Mexican Deli for freshness, flavour, authenticity, and welcoming feel.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“authentic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

colourful interior, friendly, owner run, great real mexican food, homemase salsa, homemade chips etc.

Visited September 2012
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Beaver Creek, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican food in Yukon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Been here a few times and it is authentic Mexican cuisine. Their beans as a side dish are awesome, I think they put mole sauce in there. Reasonably large menu, and everything I've had has been great. This is not Tex-Mex... if you're looking for that, there is a place near the Gold Rush Inn. It is typically busy, and it is definitely best to call ahead and make reservations. The service can be slow, and a bit disinterested. Unfortunately this seems to be a Yukon custom, which is weird because folks are otherwise so friendly.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orono, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

It was great to have awesome mexican food in Whitehorse of all places. We were tired of getting the usual food for "tourists". This place is just a little off the beaten path, small but authentic and a breathe of fresh air in the great white norh.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Whitehorse, Canada
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190 reviews 190 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“real Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

I'm not a connoisseur of Mexican food, so can't comment too much on the specifics of the mole etc. However the food is fresh. You walk by the kitchen on the way to the seating area.
This is truly homemade Mexican food!
Service is courteous and quick. It's a nice change of pace from the fast food places and fish and chips. To me, the burritos, tacos, enchiladas all kind of have the same flavour profile but it is all tasty. The price is reasonable for the meal as well.
It's nice to eat outside during summer as the interior is small and yes, the decor is quite tacky.
But I suppose that makes the food so much more surprising!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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