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“A tasty surprise...”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cantina

Cantina
Ranked #94 of 5,365 Restaurants in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A tasty surprise...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

During our break in Prague, we stumbled across this little delight just up the street from our hotel. Although we knew that you should book ahead due to Cantina's popularity, we thought we would chance it and luckily the friendly and welcoming staff found us a small table.

Czech cuisine is not known for being very spicy, so I can see why this restaurant has a genuine niche appeal for the locals. Both the food and the ambience felt very authentic, the relaxed staff were really great and the portion sizes were very generous. Superb tasting cocktails too; margarita's that really hit the spot!

Worth seeking out if you want a taste of something different in Prague.

  • Visited February 2012
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Maribor, Slovenia
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“Again, great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

Food great, quite large portons, so go there hungry ;) our table was pre-booked by someone else, but the waitress said if we want we can have it for an hour, and of course we took it.... everything was as expected.

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“A great experience overall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Stumbled upon this place. It was busy! But we got a place on the bar. Got a couple of cocktails each, tacos, enchiladas and a lime cheesecake for dessert. All the food and drinks were super tasty! Good size servings too.

Service was great. Not rude at all, not over the top trying to suck all your money either. Just genuine down to earth friendly and attentive service, even on a busy night.

Atmosphere was warm, fun, cosy, but not at all cramped. Interesting and cool decor.

A great night for us. A breath of fresh air on our European holiday.

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Northeast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent surprise in Prague”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

After visiting Petrin tower just happened to walk by and stop in Cantina for lunch. Mexican in Prague? Needed a culinary break so we went in. Excellent! What a surprise! Best Mexican food I've had in years ( I used to live in Texas and fondly remember the great Tex-Mex) If you need a change for your palate you won't go wrong here (also "real margaritas" - no mixes here)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Good Mexican food in Central Europe--hard to find!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

After spending nearly 6 months in Austria, I was shocked to come and find quite decent Mexican food in the middle of Prague. Cantina provided a pretty authentic experience in ambience and food. The margaritas were a little different than home as were the burritos. However, the enchiladas, fajitas, and chips and salsa could rival some so-so places in the U.S. The only bothersome aspect of our visit was the smoking in the restaurant. We could have lingered longer, but couldn't tolerate it much more than 1-1.5 hours.

Visited December 2012
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