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“rip off: beware”
Review of La Cantina

La Cantina
Ranked #55 of 123 Restaurants in Vail
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Vail, CO
1 review
“rip off: beware”
Reviewed March 17, 2007

Just a heads up for you spring breakers out there:
La Cantina, located in the vail transportation center, used to be a locals place. Well, today I got ripped off (charged for perfect margartias and served house margs, charged twice for a single shot). I also saw the owner tell a customer that there were no refills on chips- right after he refilled for a friend of mine that 'looked' like a local.

This kind of business is just wrong, makes the town of vail look bad, and brings loads of bad karma to a business, and if you eat there, to you.

Avoid La Cantina at all costs until there is new management. I would recommend Los Amigos (in Vail), and if you really want to eat locally, Fiestas in Edwards or Fiesta Jalisco in Avon. Those are two local eateries that wont judge how much they can rip you off, but treat everyone the same and give you great food and great service.


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English first
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Mexican food !!”
Reviewed November 3, 2006

La Cantina is a very small Mexican restaurant in what I think they call the "Transportation Center" in Vail Village...where the buses pick up & drop off. I have had Mexican food in some high - end areas...La Jolla , Ca...and this place beats them ! Fantastic guacamole....fresh, flavorful. Awesome salsas that you can get from the counter yourself. If you like Mexican food, don't overlook this tiny gem !

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miami, fl
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Quick, Fast. Cheap & Yum Yum food”
Reviewed January 30, 2005

This Cantina is located at the top of transportation Center in Mid Vail by the Ski Museum. The food was great and tasty. The prices were reasonable for the portions and service quick. I would recommend for a lunch or dinner. Younger crowd later in evening. They also serve alcohol with specials. Great food, convenient and not stuffy!! or overpriced.

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