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$5 - $20
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Mexican, Southwestern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was so good, we ate there two nights in a row. Really good mole, enchiladas, chips, salsa (pretty wonderfully spicy) and great drinks. It smells so wonderful when you walk in the door! It's a very inviting place

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed September 16, 2022

Not much is open for dinner on Monday's. We walked up to the Cantina and it seemed to be our best choice. As it turns out, fantastic margaritas, enchiladas and fajitas!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 15, 2022 via mobile

Chips was stale, Salsawas way too spicy, ordered Fajitas the chicken & rice was dry, way too much food.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022

We love Mexican food and totally enjoyed our lunch. The food was very good. the service was very good. I walked thru the restaurant just to look at it and I liked the interior. the bathroom was clean. We sat outside at the table in...the shade although most people seemed to want to sit at the bar running along the edge of the patio so they could look down and see what was happening on the street below. We would go back if we are ever in Bisbee.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022

To much chit chat between employees. Read some sporadic reviews where people say best Mexican food is here? Far Far from it. Below average at best and not impressed at all.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 31, 2022

What can I say, the service, the food , the adult beverages were fantastic.The surrounding were some of the best on our road trip. Some of the best taco's I ever had. Lots of meat, lettuce and cheese in a perfect shell along with great...tasting beans and rice. I definitly say Visit and eat at Contessa's Cantina when in BisbeeMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 18, 2022

Very nice! Sat outside and it was very nice! Shrimp tacos and one of the combo plates…. Food was very nicely presented, red sauce on enchilada was very good, meat in the chicken beef and shrimp tacos was perfect! Had the homemade flan…. Yummy! Melted...in my mouth! Excellent staff —our waitress was attentive and loved that the gentleman bussing tables took my plate that I had pushed off to the side while we were talking. Bathroom was super clean!! Will be back.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 23, 2022 via mobile

We stopped in because there were lots of cars outside which is usually a good sign that the restaurant is popular. We were not disappointed. The staff was really friendly and efficient. The fish tacos and the specialty Mule were fantastic! Bisbee is such a...beautiful town and the food and staff here topped off our afternoon. Check it out when in Bisbee!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 13, 2022

Fun place, with tables outside as well. We sat outside at the 'bar' which is a countertop with stools facing the street. From our high vantage point we had a blast watching the world go by and the people and dogs climbing the steps across...the road. Good cocktails, good food. We split the cheese crisp with chicken and each had a bowl of chicken enchilada soup (I think that' what i was called). Definitely would return.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed March 6, 2022

Start with a great $8 margarita, a generous serving of warm fresh chips and a spicy, flavorful salsa and you’ll be on your way. The Contessa’s kitchen was staffed by several superb Mexican women chefs so you can taste the authenticity and originality in every...dish. Mole, chile relleno, and some very interesting vegan dishes were among the offerings. I enjoyed my enchiladas sonorenses, a border specialty , which was like a fusion of a tamale and a traditional enchilada, and my wife loved her vegetarian stuffed potato. After filling up on the queso fundido and the giant portions, we had to get two boxes to take home the delicious abundant leftovers!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2022

First time trying this place. Had the appetizer platter, fajitas and several (okay, too many) strawberry margaritas. Everything was really good. Service was excellent. I don't even like margaritas, but these were really good. The restaurant had spaced out the tables for safety, so it...was roomy. It was a chilly day so they had a fire going in the fireplace, which was nice. Great experience. Food was awesome. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 15, 2022

While traveling through Bisbee Contessa's was recommended so we decided to stop. We were not disappointed. The authentic Mexican food was delicious, the prices were moderate, and the atmosphere was very local. If you're looking for a local, non-touristy meal, head out of the old...town and enjoy Contessa's.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 1, 2022

This food was amazing! We visited Bisbee for a get-a-way on Jan 24th, 2022. It was sad just how little activity there was in the town, so we were SO thankful when we found a restaurant that was open! We only found this Restaurant and...'The Table.' We chose this restaurant and walked from our Air B&B. We had to wait about 10 minutes for a table because they were social distancing the tables and they were full. We didn't mind waiting because it was worth waiting for! Waiter was terrific! Great food! Choose, 'Contessa's Cantina!' :)More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 14, 2022

Contessa's Cantina was tastefully decorated and sparkling clean. However, the food was average and nothing out of the ordinary. Service was great and the servers were personable.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 2, 2022 via mobile

Contessa’s can be an amazing experience; we’ve had many great meals, margaritas and times here. The problem is the disappointment when you’ve got your heart set on some of the best home-made Mexican food in the county (& best Margs for sure) only to be...turned away because “we felt like closing early today. Two pieces of advice: if you’re planning a dinner here call ahead to be sure you don’t meet the same greeting (has happened to us twice) and, to Contessa’s, please, please stick to your published opening hours and keep us hungry, appreciate locals and our visitors happy (& coming back for more).More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Contessa's Cantina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4