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Cantina

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Mon, 6/24
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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

Contemporary south of the border cuisine
9.95
Guacamole Tradicional
Fresh avocado crushed daily with lime, charred serrano chilies and imported cotija cheese
12.95
Seasonal Guacamole
Fresh crushed avocado topped with asian pear, goat cheese and roasted pistachios
BOCADITOS‏
Tasty little bites from the markets, streets and beaches of Mexico
4.95
Mexican Street Corn
A classic from the streets of Mexico city. Fresh grilled corn tossed in lime juice and chipotle aioli and sprinkled with cotija cheese
5.95
Queso Frito
Our version of a de-constructed jalapeno popper. Panko encrusted queso fresco with roasted jalapeno and our sauza tequila cheese
6.95
Queso Fundido
A delicious blend of melted Mexican cheeses with charred green chiles. Served with house made Dorito chips
7.95
Pomegranate Wings
Half dozen‏ crispy chicken wings tossed in our sweet and spicy tequila pomegranate glaze
7.95
Cantina Nachos
House made tortilla chips topped with chipotle cheese sauce, salsa verde, roasted chicken, sliced jalapeno and fresh pico de gallo
5.95
Cactus Fries
Crispy cornmeal encrusted Nopales dusted with habanero sea salt and served with smoked chipotle aioli dipping sauce
7.95
Open Faced Quesadilla
House made flat bread grilled and topped with salsa verde, chihuahua cheese, mesquite smoked chicken, black beans and caramelized onion
5.95
Flautas Cabritos
Lightly crisped flour tortillas filled with goat cheese, slow roasted veal and served with tomatillo salsa
9.95
Oaxacan Grilled Shrimp
Fresh shrimp grilled in a cast iron skillet with corn, black beans ranchero sauce and avocado relish
ENSALADA & SOPA
Bowl 6.95
Cup 4.25
Butternut Squash Soup with Chipotle Crema
Classic autumnal soup seasoned with Mexican cinnamon, fresh ginger, clove and topped with toasted pumpkin seeds
5.95
Mi Casa House Salad
Fresh mixed greens and crisp jicama tossed with sweet and sour prickly pear vinaigrette
11.95
Taco Salad
Chopped romaine, grilled chicken, corn, black beans, avocado, jalapenos and chihuahua cheese tossed with rancho dressing
8.95
Chicken +2.00
Caesar Salad Ensalada Style
Pulled romaine leaves tossed in a roasted garlic lemon dressing and topped with crispy house-made croutons
10.95
Mexique Chopped Salad
Romaine, baby arugula, mesquite smoked chicken, chile spiced pecans and blue cheese dressed in delicious jerez vinaigrette
8.95
Cucina Salad
Fresh baby spinach tossed with avocado, grape tomatoes, toasted pistachios, cilantro and green goddess dressing
TACOS - TOSTADAS - TAMALES‏
We make fresh hand made corn tortillas and tamales in house every day
12.95
Crispy Chicken Tostadas
Slow roasted chicken served atop two crispy hand made tortillas with black bean puree, crunchy cabbage, jalapeno crema, fresh salsa and cotija cheese
13.95
Chicken Tamales
Two classic corn-masa wrapped tamales filled with mesquite smoked chicken breast and tomatillo salsa. served with Mexican rice and fresh avocado
11.95
Grilled Steak Tacos
Lime-jalapeno marinated flank steak topped with guacamole, fresh salsa and jalapeno crema
11.95
Carnitas Tacos
Slow roasted pork tenderloin seasoned with chiles and citrus and topped with diced shallots and queso fresco
11.95
Pulled Pork Tacos
Slow roasted adobo pork topped with caramelized pineapple and salsa verde
12.95
Oaxacan Shrimp Tacos
Sauteed shrimp‏ with black beans, corn, ranchero salsa and avocado relish
10.95
Chicken Tacos
Juicy, marinade pulled chicken in achiote-adobo sauce topped with fresh salsa and cilantro
13.95
Spicy Shrimp Tacos
Shrimp sauteed with garlic, jalapeno and olive oil, topped with chipotle aioli and pickled shallots
13.95
Yucatan Tuna Tacos
Adobo marinated‏ yellow fin tuna char-grilled medium rare with avocado, lime and habanero-pineapple salsa
BURRITOS
Pulled chicken with yellow mole sauce 11.95
Adobo pulled-pork with salsa verde 11.95
Grilled steak with mole roja sauce 12.95
Roasted carnitas with ranchero salsa 12.95
Sf Mission Burrito
Fresh flour tortilla filled with choice of pulled, grilled and roasted meats served with lime-zested rice, Tecate simmered black beans, fresh salsa and a side of house cactus fries
11.95
Catalina's Chipotle Chicken Burrito
Fresh flour tortilla filled with grilled chicken breast in a smoky and spicy tomato chipotle ragout with lime rice, black beans and fresh salsa
11.95
Vegetarian Burrito
Fresh flour tortilla filled with grilled tofu, a medley of fresh vegetables, lime-zested rice and black beans. Topped with ranchero sauce and jalapeno crema
13.95
Habanero Shrimp Burrito
Flour tortilla filled with hot and spicy habanero shrimp, asparagus, black bean puree, lime-zested rice and fresh salsa. Topped with jalapeno crema
ENCHILADAS‏
10.95
Cheese Enchiladas
Blue corn tortillas filled with three Mexican cheeses, topped with new Mexican red-chile salsa and sprinkled with fresh cotija
13.95
Chicken Enchiladas Verde
Slow cooked chicken baked in flour tortillas, topped with tomatillo-salsa verde and our creamy chihuahua cheese sauce
14.95
Chicken Enchiladas Mole
Slow cooked chicken baked in flour tortillas, topped with our house made red and yellow moles
14.95
Spicy Beef Enchiladas
Spicy ground angus beef and melted chihuahua cheese baked in flour tortillas with a robust ranchero sauce
13.95
Mushroom Enchiladas Suizas
Sauteed wild mushrooms with spinach, goat cheese, chihuahua cheese, baked in flour tortillas and topped with a classic suizas sauce
QUESADILLAS
Hand made flour tortillas filled with a blend of Mexican cheeses, pureed huitlacoche and fresh corn salsa. served with sour cream and guacamole
7.95
Mexican Cheese
9.95
Mesquite Chicken
10.95
Lime-Marinated Steak
11.95
Spicy Shrimp
FAJITAS‏
Traditionally prepared with our house made fajita rub, sizzling sauteed spanish onion, and roasted sweet peppers. Served with fresh flour tortillas, mexican rice, black beans, sour cream, guacamole and fresh salsa
15.95
Chicken
17.95
Steak
17.95
Shrimp
14.95
Vegetarian
PLATOS CLASSICOS
14.95
Catalina's Chipotle Chicken
Grilled chicken breast in a spicy, slow cooked tomato, onion and chipotle ragout. served with Mexican rice, refried beans and flour tortillas
12.95
Chicken Chimichanga
Adobo-marinated chicken breast and a blend of Mexican cheeses, lightly fried in a flour tortilla and topped with guacamole, salsa and sour cream. served with lime zested rice and black beans
12.95
Chile Relleno
Char-roasted poblano chile filled with queso fresco, ancho-spiced angus beef, serrano peppers and salsa verde
12.95
Chile Relleno De Verduras
Roasted poblano chile filled with corn, Posole and sauteed cactus. served with lime-zested rice and roasted tomato-ancho chile sauce
16.95
Drunken Shrimp
Pan seared jumbo shrimp sauteed with sauza tequila and our house Catalina sauce of tomatoes, onions, chipotle. served with flour tortillas. Mexican red rice and pinto beans
16.95
Seared Sea Scallops
Pan seared scallops topped with a creamy Pipian-pumpkin seed sauce served over hominy with a medley of roasted Nopales, poblanos, and red and yellow peppers
12.95
Queso Fundido Burger
8oz kobe beef seasoned with pureed chipotle and topped with guacamole, poblano rajas and melted queso fundido. Served with a side of house cactus fries
19.95
Carne Asada
Tender 8oz Waygu skirt steak topped with roasted tomatillo salsa and blue corn-crusted onions. served with lime-zested rice and Tecate simmered black beans
19.95
Red Snapper Veracruz
Fresh pacific‏ snapper served with a robust Vera Cruz sauce of tomatoes, olives and capers accompanied with citrus rice and grilled asparagus
22.95
Three Chile Coconut Sea Bass
Filet of sea bass with a sweet spicy chile coconut sauce. Served with fresh asparagus and lime zested rice
MARGARITAS‏
7.75
Cantina Margarita
12oz sauza blanco tequila and fresh lie and agave nectar
29.75
Margarita Pitcher
60oz pitcher of house margarita. Serves 5 portions
9.75
Cadillac Margarita
Patron silver, grand marnier and fresh lime margarita mix
7.75
Frozen Cantina Margarita
Our house margarita frozen into chilly perfection
8.75
Pomegranate Margarita
Refreshing pomegranate liqueur added to our house margarita
8.75
Margaritas Frutas
Sauza blanco tequila, house margarita mix combined with your choice of fruit flavor: guava, mango, peach, raspberry or strawberry
7.75
Skinny Margarita
Sauza blanco tequila and our skinny mix of fresh lime, agave nectar and club soda
8.75
Midnight Margarita
A blend of our house frozen margarita and our zesty red sangria
19.75
The Chupacabra
Frozen margaritas served in a mega 33oz glass and topped with two coronitas. the mythological Mexican beast comes alive at Cantina
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After eating at Cantina last year; we looked forward to our return last week. Instead of a great meal, we experienced indifferent service, food served at varying temperatures from tepid to just warm, and an overall sense that this restaurant expects to get by just...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank thomascQ6342GX
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visiting Saratoga for a few days and decided to try Cantina based on reviews. We both had very good meals. My wife enjoyed her salad with Ahi Tuna. Lots of tuna and the watermelon in the salad made it interesting. I had the Tamale Verde....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank charliek262
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow - really impressed with drinks, food & service. The complimentary chips & Pico de alp were a nice surprise. Thanks Danielle for your attention.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank DebnGrant
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off.....in this busy town of many bars and restaurants, my experience was tarred by rip-off pricing and poor service. This place was an exception to the rule. Authentic food and very fairly priced (and excellent) wine was served by pleasant and attentive staff in...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank tonywP6436NU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great if your strolling broadway visiting shops but tougher if your looking for parking nearby in the busy summer. Food is worth it and enjoyed the carne asada burrito and wife had mahi mahi taco also excellent. Lots of staff and clean and bright.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sarsprdoc
Reviewed April 22, 2019

We went to Cantina for lunch because we didn't expect to be able to get in for dinner-- it turned out to be a stroke of genius-- we walked in early and there were only a few other tables. The guacamole is very good, and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 15lesliej
Reviewed April 16, 2019

What happened? Used to be great… went there Sunday, Ahi was tough, had no taste, Calamari was terrible, way over cooked, thin, dried out… guacamole had no taste at all.. upgraded Margarita pitcher was lacking tequila… where was the fish in the fish tacos?… dried...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank MikeO181
Reviewed April 16, 2019

Tacos were great and roasted brussels a must to order! Restaurant is fun and lively but acoustics are tough - had to talk loudly to hear people right next to you. Would definitely go again.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Amy H
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

We called days in advance for a large party and they wouldn’t take a reservation because they were already full. We went in the day of at 5 and weren’t called for our table until 9:30. This was inconvenient but the amazing food made up...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank AmandaBaran
Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

My family and I ate here on a Friday night. There was ample seating. The restaurant is tastefully decorated and is a great place to bring a family and secluded enough to have date night there. Our server, Ellen, promptly greeted us and brought out...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank TheFeeNix
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