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“Great value, great choice”
Review of Carlos Cantina & Grill - CLOSED

Carlos Cantina & Grill
Price range: $10 - $19
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Carlos Cantina & Grill offers a great location & atmosphere with delicious authentic Mexican cuisine. This busy restaurant in the heart of Sidney has been open at the same location for many years & enjoys an outstanding reputation for good food & a loyal following of clientele. The business boasts a consistent top internet restaurant ratings rank, such as the Urban Spoon & Groupon, within the Victoria area for Mexican food. Opening hours are reasonable & the kitchen is organized & fully equipped. Lovely outdoor seating, that takes advantage of the beautiful evenings in lovely Sidney By the Sea, including the popular Sidney Summer Markets, that run Thursday evenings during the summer season right outside its door.
Sidney
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great value, great choice”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Every Friday and Saturday Carlos has fish taco special - super good deal, delicious, flavourful and the price is right at $10.95. Your choice of tortilla soup or salad included. If you are a fan of fish tacos this is the place we like to go. Carlos is also very prompt and attentive, the atmosphere is pleasant, funky and very clean. Great for a quick lunch during the workday too.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank greenthumbSidney
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English first
Victoria, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

My fiancé and I drove up from Victoria to Sidney after reading positive reviews on Tripadvisor and were very pleased with our experience.
We were greeted with a warm welcome and sat down at our cozy table.
I had the enchiladas and my fiancé had the fajitas, both were great!
We recommended this place to some friends and they tried it out for themselves too and loved it.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank KatieLynn26
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Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Host Could Have Been A Stand Up Comedian!”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Great Service, Great Food, Very Good Prices! Only disappointment is that the Restaurant closes so darn early!
Karen N

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Karen N
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North Saanich, Canada
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“ALWAYS GOOD”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We've eaten here many times over the past six years and have never been disappointed. This is a small, as the name suggests, cantina which has a very steady clientele and always seems to be busy but they do take reservations. It tends to be a bit crowded because of its small size but it is not unduly noisy and service has always been very good. It has a laid back atmosphere which we greatly enjoy and you never feel rushed. Prices for food, beer and wine are quite reasonable and for those looking for something a bit different at a modest price, Carlos Cantina & Grill is hard to beat. I especially like their Santa Fe prawns but there hasn't been a dish yet that we haven't enjoyed. The cuisine tends toward more authentic Latin American cuisine and definitely is not Mex-Tex for those so disposed to that "flavour". On any given day I think this little restaurant is our favourite anywhere on Vancouver Island

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank James C
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Wonderful service - knowledgable, friendly and fun! The food was excellent, the portions large and the price very good. We really enjoyed our dinner and look forward to returning - SOON! I want to try everything on the menu!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Lisa G
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