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“Good grief! Give this place a miss!”
Review of La Cantina Tex-Mex-Italiano - CLOSED

La Cantina Tex-Mex-Italiano
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: «La Cantina Tex-Mex-Italiano» in Malaya Zhytomyrska 6 offers a mix of popular dishes of Tex Mex and Italian cuisine. This is a very colorful cafe - as in Mexico, there are experts in the spices, as in Italy, the portions are generous, hospitable and welcoming. The bar «La Cantina» Tex-Mex-Italiano widest range of tequilas in Kiev! In the restaurant three comfortable rooms, and it is open day and night.
Reviewed May 19, 2013

The restaurant is located on one of the arteries leading away from Independence Square. The dining area has windows which can open all the way around. While it doesn't look wonderful, it's not unappealing.

I went hoping for a little Tex Mex to break up the usual Ukrainian/Georgian/Crimean cuisine found here in Kyiv. First clue that things were awry was the menu. For a "Tex Mex" cantina, the menu was dominated by Italian food (I'd guess 70% of it was Italian). Nevertheless, I persevered and ordered a burrito and a margarita. The margarita was, insofar as I could tell, tequila and watered down lemonade. It tasted mostly of tequila. The burrito, when it arrived, was something nameless wrapped in the same flatbread used by the donor kebab stands around town and then grilled. Spices were...well...interesting. Definitely not Tex Mex though.

On the upside, although it didn't have a flavor that resembled any salsa I have ever had, the salsa was spicy hot. And that was the high point of the meal.

This place should be avoided at all costs. Or they should get out of the Tex Mex business.

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Food was ok, but without much attention and effort to true tex-mex. Honestly it only tasted ok because I was hungry. Also for this kind of place the service was slow. I'm surprised they didn't serve sushi like many places in Ukraine.

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Thank Tor K
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

We went there because we wanted Mexican food. This is not the place to get that. It do not taste like Mexico, it tased nothing at all. Friendly staff, but do not eat Mexican.

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Thank Paulsenmr
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

My apartment was next to La Cantina. I went every day for at least a cappuccino. Staff very friendly. Not anything close to real Mexican food, but i did not go for food. Free wifi, comfy environment. Good desserts and coffee.

Thank ZKP1970
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Reviewed January 28, 2014
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