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“Always great fajitas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Cantina

The Cantina
651 E Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-381-1070
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Ranked #56 of 89 Restaurants in Mill Valley
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Camino Alto
Description: The Cantina is located in Mill Valley, California and is specialized in Mexican cuisine.
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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“Always great fajitas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Came back to visit since moving overseas 2 yrs ago. Food and service was great, even though the place was packed to the rafters! Keep up the great work.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco Bay Area
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“Family friendly spot for great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Cantina is a great place for Mexican food. The guacamole is delicious, and they have good service. Food is relatively quick, and there is plenty of space if dining with little ones. There is a full bar, as the name implies, but the bar area is tucked away from the main dining room, so it is not a bother to the general diners. I will definitely be back again. :)

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“as expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Nice place nothing special but good value for money.

They serve the standard Mexican dishes one expect from a Mexican restaurant. Nothing surprising but what they have tastes nice.

Staff is friendly and efficient.

Visited June 2014
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Mill Valley, California
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“Family Mexican Spot”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It's gonna be loud but comfortable and festive. But this is where you come for a low profile comfort Mexican with the family. Service and food are consistent. On a sunny day the patio is nice with friends and Margaritas.

Visited February 2014
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“Upscale, casual, fun and a great place for the whole family.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

We love the friendly neighborhood feeling here. We are always greeted at the door with a warm smile and treated as an invited guests. Our favorite manager is Jackie. She worked at the original Cantina back in the day, and they wisely brought her back when they opened the "relaunched" restaurant a few years back. The extensive Cantina mexican food menu has something for everyone. BUT not to worry if you are not a burrito fan. They have delicious burgers, fries, salads, and sandwiches. My favorite dish is the grilled salmon. Always cooked to perfection and served with your choice of sides. Stay away from the shrimp cocktail. While the shrimp are tasty, it is served in a watery house sauce which is tasteless. DO order the tableside guacamole. It is $2.00 more than the house guacamole and so worth it! And don't miss "taco night" every Monday. Delicious dollar tacos and happy hour all night. It is really fun and a bargain!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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