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“Not bad for Mexican in Asia”
Review of Cantina - CLOSED

Cantina
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Cambodia's oldest Mexican restaurant. Tortillas and salsa made fresh daily.
United Kingdom
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115 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Not bad for Mexican in Asia”
Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Had the enchiladas which were not much like traditional enchiladas but then we're not in Mexico. They were very tasty. I liked the ambiance as well, with the old Mexican film posters on the walls. The service was really very good. Overall not at all bad.

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good mexican, given the location”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Despite what some reviews have sent, we felt like the Mexican at Cantina was pretty authentic (in an American/Tex-Mex authentic way). We enjoyed the fajitas and enchiladas, and the margaritas were also good. Recommend this if you're after a change from Cambodian food.

Visited January 2014
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London
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An institution,”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Owned by a Californian journalist, this is the go bar in PP. An amazing selection of quality tequilas and the best margaritas in south east Asia. Add to that homemade corn tortillas and all the proper trimmings and it's a little bit of home town Americana in an atmospheric tropical setting?

Turn up on Thursdays and the Phnom Penh Post host a weekly party there for all their journos as well as other local literati and politicos. Also happens to be Matt Dylan's favourite hang out in town.

A trip to Cambodia is not complete without a drop in

  • Visited December 2013
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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Perfect Margaritas”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Great spot for a pre meal drink. Quite empty when we went early in the evening but looked great with the authentic decor and great posters.

  • Visited November 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“One of my "go to" places in Phnom Penh”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

I go to Cantina at least weekly when visiting Phnom Penh. I now always have the chicken enchiladas, which are always delicious. Some of the other dishes aren't too memorable. Cantina is an institution in Phnom Penh. Look at the photos. The service is excellent and the state remember you there.

  • Visited November 2013
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