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Trackside Cantina

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3815 Railway Avenue, Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-847-3363
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Smithers, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

great food and awesome service. just don't be in a rush. great place for nice Mexican dinner. fun atmosphere.

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1 Thank bonfehr
Telkwa, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Each time I have been here I have loved the atmosphere......noisy (lively) and cozy.......reminiscent of Mexico......great tasting food and good portions...........definitely will go back

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1 Thank BVhigh
Smithers
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a small restaurant with wonderful Mexican food. It can be very noisy at times but well worth it.

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1 Thank Klaus M
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

The side, as expected, sits next to the rail line in part of the former train station. Decor was Mexican with accessories from stereo typical feel. Menu was ordinary looking with an easy to rad format. There was a good range of items with clear explanations of ingredients. Service was friendly and knowledgable. It was lunch rush, they close for... More 

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Thank EdwardJHall
Prince Rupert, Canada
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

I had a delicious meal with rice, beans and veggies. The staff are polite and helpful, but are unclear on the difference between vegan and vegetarian. The vegetarian dishes are clearly marked on the menu, but if you want a vegan meal you will have to ask to substitute or omit ingredients. Overall, this is a very nice atmospheric place... More 

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1 Thank OlgaRadzikh
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I ate dinner at the Trackside Cantina Mexican restaurant in Smithers recently. This restaurant is located ajacent to the train station near Main Street and both the service and food were excellent. Our server was friendly, energetic, and efficient. The menu includes a broad range of classic Mexican dishes and our meals were delicious and reasonably priced.

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2 Thank Donald D
Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

No reservation required, was easy to find. Excellent margaritas!! Fabulous food! Great service from friendly Mexican clad staff! Great atmosphere!

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2 Thank Sandra D
Penticton, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016

This Mexican restaurant is located at the foot of Hudson Bay Mountain next to the train tracks. We eat here whenever we are in Smithers and have never been disappointed. There menu has lots of great choices. The food is always fresh and delicious. Definitely worth stopping in while visiting Smithers.

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1 Thank 2travelingmore
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Great restaurant, I love the mexicain ambiance they created. I tried almost everything on the menu and I was never disappointed, the food is fresh and very tasty. The yams are a must but also the fried beans. The only downside is that it is physically a small restaurant and they are victim of their success. You will need a... More 

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3 Thank Marianne D
Red Deer, Canada
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

We went for supper while on vacation the restaurant was in a nice location by the tracks. The enchilada was not great tasted like tomato soup and cheezwiz but the place was packed the waitress was run off her feet . I geuss this is the only Mexican style restaurant in the northern part of b.c. so each to there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $13
Cuisine
Mexican, Healthy, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 250-847-3363
Description
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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