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Sanchez Cantina

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211 Hanson St, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1Y3, Canada
(867) 668-5858
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On my 4000km journey I was in Whitehorse and felt like having a meal. The food menus was pretty good. The outside patio had blankets on each chair back Very nice atmosphere. Definitely would make a trip back to this Resturant if I am ever in Whitehorse. Full bar also. Great food. Friendly staff. A Must do!!

Thank atifsharif
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sanchez is very popular among locals, because of its tasty and authentic Mexican food. The outdoor terrace is a delightful place to be in summer, and the food is delicious. Service can vary depending on staffing levels and at times the kitchen and wait staff can be overwhelmed. However, good food, and well-intentioned staff, make this restaurant worth returning to.

Thank JJToron2
The Villages, Florida
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate there twice, and had excellent, real Mexican food. Water served with meal in big bottle so you do not have to constantly ask for more. Be aware that chips/salsa do not come with the meal as they do here in Florida where we live. The entrees are excellent and nicely presented, but be aware, they are seasoned pretty strongly,... More 

Thank rschwarz66
Cold Lake, Canada
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The server we had spoke French to the delight of my colleagues. We had a short wait in a packed restaurant around 7pm, we were lucky, inquire before hand for reservations. The décor and music was just what I needed, I danced and hummed for my dinner. I saw colleagues already seated that I new enjoying the margaritas. Most of... More 

Thank MacRae H
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place. The food is great and the family running it are helpful, friendly and tri-lingual.I have eaten there dozens of times.

Thank Leslie K
Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here for dinner last night after reading many great reviews and having the food highly recommended by coworkers. We arrived at approx. 5:15pm just after the doors opened and were sent to eat on the patio, as apparently every table inside was 'reserved'. After quite a wait, our server came and took out drink order, which took an... More 

Thank medicmegz
Nanaimo, BC Canada
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I arrived around 4 pm. The door was open and there was an A-frame sign on the ground in front of the door saying 'Welcome to Sanchez'. There was a sign on the inside of the open door saying 'Cerrado until 5' which just caught my eye as I was going through. I said to a large... More 

Thank KapNanaimo_BCCanada
Ottawa, Canada
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

As other reviewers recently noted, what a surprise to find such authentic Mexican food in the Yukon. The menu goes beyond tacos and burritos to feature a number of dishes e.g. chicken mole, that suggest you are eating at a restaurant that knows Mexican cuisine. Besides the menu items there is at least one dinner special. The atmosphere in this... More 

Thank BlackBear1959
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The chicken salad was such a disappointment. Very little chicken, modest amount of lettuce and little else. no peppers, no olives, minimal tomatoe, no onion etc. Service was rushed, with plates whisked away before the others were finished. One of our number was not served until about 45 minutes after the others! Not recommended.

Thank doctorbobBristol
Edmonton, Alberta
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Had a fabulous dinner - we were skeptical that the meals could be as good as the reviews. Bison, caribou are one thing to have in Whitehorse, but Mexican? The food was fresh, complex, delicious, the right level of spice, and just a pleasure. Make a reservation - there is a reason why they have to turn people away.

Thank YEG_Kayaker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Hanson St, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1Y3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Yukon  >  Whitehorse
  • Phone Number: (867) 668-5858

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?