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The Cantina

651 E Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1412
+1 415-381-1070
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“fajitas” (3 reviews)
“mexican food” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
651 E Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1412
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The locals know this restaurant is owned by Carlos Santana who is often spotted here having dinner. Great dependable Mexican food withnall the trimmings. Huge portions!!!

Thank Colleen K
Reviewed January 18, 2018

good food for a reasonable price. good service and a great happy hour ( only if you sit at the bar) very clean. big portions

Thank lwest1124
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Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

My colleagues and I frequent The Cantina at least 2-3 times a week for happy hour and/or food. We've put up with rude waitstaff and hostesses because it is so close to work and there is nothing else in the area. Today 3 of us...More

Thank Carly T
Reviewed September 22, 2017

I loved everything about this place. The staff was ALL so super nice. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. We were there with 28 kids on a fieldtrip and they handled it so well. The ordering went very smooth. The food came out sooo quickly...More

Thank DaliaN428
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Wish you were here to share it with me. The dos xx was a perfect accompanying drink.... way too much to eat for just one person.

Thank HeyLadeda
Reviewed May 19, 2017

In my adult youth of the 80's and 90's, The Cantina was a popular watering hole with a vibrant swinging singles bar which scored well among Marin's top five places to drink; and as an afterthought, a better than average place to eat -- especially...More

Thank traveladdict2015
Reviewed May 13, 2017

We went here for a family dinner. There were six of us, including two children. We arrived around 6:00 and were seated quickly. As the evening went along, it became crowded, so reservations are recommended. We were given chips and salsa while we waited on...More

Thank James H
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

A big place, well laid out for family dining. Nice, bustling atmosphere. Complimentary chips first were warm & tasty. We had enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas. All were about average Mexican. Service is very good (you could be in/out in 30 minutes if you want), but you...More

Thank BunkyVA
Reviewed February 20, 2017

I was there with my sister and brother-in-law for dinner tonight. I had their El rozza (sp?) Con Pollo for dinner tonight. it was wonderful!

Thank Francie C
Reviewed January 6, 2017

I was housesitting in Mill Valley and stumbled upon this place. It has a great happy hour for drinks, chips/salsa, and apps. Bartender and staff are friendly, as are the local clientele. Big place too. Bar is cozy, but the rest of the restaurant looks...More

Thank dannyboytravels
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 651 E Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1412
    (Camino Alto)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Mill Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-381-1070
The Cantina is located in Mill Valley, California and is specialized in Mexican cuisine.
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