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Trackside Cantina

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3815 Railway Avenue, Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved the mariachi singer too. A lovely experience! The menu is chalked full of great choices, light meals to healthy portions! The vegetarian choices are excellent.

Thank CanadaDelia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard of this little restaurant from a couple traveling. We were in this town and thought we would go for lunch. What a wonderful treat. Service,menu selection,environment...awesome. Food and drink were so good. The price was beyond fair and left very,very satisfied. Awesome...and I would say a "must" if you are in Smithers.

1 Thank SkinnyPuppyFan
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Of the five nights my colleagues and I were in Smithers, we ate here 3 times. It was just that great! There is an excellent atmosphere with music to get you moving in your seat, and a beautiful view right beside the train tracks. We tried a bunch of appies including the yam skins, cheese dip, and nachos. I am... More 

1 Thank StefiTy
Frankfurt, Germany
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59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, good Mexican beers and a beautiful view of the mountains with the railroad in the foreground. We sat outside and had a very enjoyable evening meal there.

1 Thank Vlad_Inh
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small Mexican restaurant trackside in downtown Smithers. You won't find better Mexican food anywhere and the service and prices are great. Food is ultra fresh and very good. I love Mexican food and this place hits the spot. A must if you are visiting or live in the area.

1 Thank 37338
Victoria, Canada
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327 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find! At the end of Main Street, in an old railroad station building and just alongside the tracks is the Trackside Cantina. It’s a great Mexican restaurant with great indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor patio is small, but quite a few tables with umbrellas and a view to the railroad tracks. Unlikely as it sounds, this isn’t... More 

1 Thank Linda H
Smithers, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had not been in a very very long time, we were sooooo disappointed the first time we never went back for probably 3 years. Decided to give it another try for an anniversary get together with friends what a huge improvement. Everything was so tasty and fresh, source local ingredients where possible, a whole shelf of sauces to chose... More 

2 Thank Marilyn C
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This visit was an improvement over last year's. The menu must have been tweaked a little and was not as heavy on beans and rice. I had a Taco Trio (chicken, fish, pulled pork) which was super-tasty, with real guacamole. Hubster had something chicken and it came with a side of beans. (What is it with Mexican places they never... More 

Thank mbw56
Redditch, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here, sitting on the station platform and watching a train go by. Had a really good Ice Tea with frozen raspberries in it, a first for me but thoroughly enjoyed it. Food was tasty and reasonably priced. Would go back.

Thank TandyTravellers
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

A great little restaurant by the side of the railway track which serves Mexican food. The atmosphere and service is great, and great to have a change from burgers and chips. The food was good and reasonably priced. It provides a great alternative to the other choices available in the town.

1 Thank G0Lightly_2011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $14
Vegan Options, Mexican, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3815 Railway Avenue, Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Smithers
  • Phone Number: 12508473363
Authentic Mexican cuisine with the focus on fresh! Many ingredients sourced from local farms & almost everything made in house! Salsas, soups, dressings, desserts, sauces, salads, cornbread & much more all made fresh daily! Fun & festive decor, unique beverages & creative cocktails, latin wines, south of the border music, and fabulous staff!

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