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The Cantina

) #33 of 78 Restaurants in Mill Valley $$ - $$$ Mexican,
651 E Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1412
+1 415-381-1070
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
651 E Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1412
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21 - 30 of 55 reviews

Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a repeat of an earlier restaurant by the same name. The intervening version, partially owned by Carlos Santana was a high end Mexican/South/Central American restaurant that never seemed to catch on with the community, despite the good interior and many good dishes. This...More

Thank Chip S
Reviewed June 2, 2015

I ordered the shredded beef enchilada and chili relleno combination. Very tasty. Tableside guacamole needed a bit more spice, so we just added some salsa. Server (and trainee) were very nice. I would go The Cantina again, if I lived closer. Not good for conversation...More

Thank Marilyn H
Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Guess what? Nothing brings you in a place where people are loud and happy, and not talking about sports TV but Margarita hospitality. Whatever they are drinking, I'm eating light lunch with a friend. The chili relleno plate is good budget with room for a...More

Thank wwanderX
Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Back on track with good food, lively atmosphere, and decent service. Make a reservation for weekends it's hopping even when you get there on the early side.

Thank c d
Reviewed February 27, 2015

Our family has literally dined at this restaurant over a hundred times. Maybe even 200 times. We ate there regularly when it was the old Cantina (it shut down in 2008 for about 2 years) and have gone there about 2 times a month since...More

Thank p d
Reviewed December 23, 2014

Decided to check out the popular, very crowded $1 Monday night tacos. Basically hard shell, seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, grated cheddar. Seriously? Is this 1970 out-of-the box Ortega tacos for kids?

Thank SanFranciscoKate
Reviewed December 1, 2014

As a lifelong Mill Valley resident, I have been to the Cantina countless times, although I must say that most of those visits were in the 80s and 90s, when I feel the restaurant and bar was in its heyday. My wife and I recently...More

Thank ClaudeA654
Reviewed October 17, 2014

four of us went. Two ordered gold margaritas. One sent it back, poor taste. I drank mine, did not taste that good but it had been a while since I had one.All had a nice dinner with good service, Got home, belly was bad. Took...More

Thank edwardTiburon
Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had a small party her as we all love the foo, and the place. As usual the service was excellent and Jose took excellent care of all of us. The Margarita is always the best...especially by the pitcher! It helps to have reservations for...More

Thank Tetamalu
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Their food is horrible and their service is even worse! The happy hour cow tacos are $1, but if you don't eat cow, and would like to substitute chicken, the price for ONE taco jumps to $10.95! Seriously! I just cancelled everything and said that...More

Thank aceso
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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
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The Cantina is located in Mill Valley, California and is specialized in Mexican cuisine.
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