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) #139 of 330 Restaurants in Lake Tahoe (California) $$ - $$$ Mexican,
765 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6500
+1 530-544-1233
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
765 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6500
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner. Our server was very friendly and the food came out pretty quickly. The food on my plate was like warm. My enchiladas had rubbery tasting flour tortillas. That was a new taste experience for me. Black beans and rice could have been...More

Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Nice service and good food at reasonable prices. Restaurant feels cosy and the setup is similar to a southern European mid 90s restaurant. Good Mexican food and nice appetisers.

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here for lunch and I was blown away by how good the food was and I'm hard to please when it comes to Mexican food. The chili relleno was the best I've ever had. And the cheese enchilada was also delicious. I'm...More

Thank Nan555
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Bicycling is one of the best ways to experience the views and variety of Lake Tahoe. Nestled on the southeastern shore only a short two mile bike ride from the heart of central South Lake Tahoe sits the Cantina restaurant. For cyclists taking the bike...More

Thank AuburnEagleTraveler
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Came on a Saturday night and had quick service. Generous portions and our chips and crispy tacos were not greasy.

Thank MaNPaM
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Living in South Lake Tahoe, we have visited the restaurant many times. I have to say that the portions are good size and they do have a variety of items available. The have an excellent Monday night special menu for around $8.00 with the same...More

Thank FosterMT
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

A local place good for lunch or dinner. A huge menu so something for everyone. I was disappointed with their chips (not fresh made for sure). Service was excellent. It's a big place so seating was fast on a Friday night.

Thank ReneeC08
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We ate at the end of a rush so almost no one was there. The greeter and server were both extremely congenial and friendly. We didn't feel as if we were a bother in their day. Excellent chips and mild salsa arrived quickly. The chips...More

Thank xath
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here for the last 40 years ! Always the same fantastic house salad with the house dressing! Great service! Great tacos chips and salsa and dinner meals!!

Thank Tahoefancynancy
Reviewed 13 July 2016

My friends and I go on a yearly trip to Tahoe to play some golf and then head to the Cantina for some food and drinks. We've done this every year for the past 4 years. Have to say, the quality of the food has...More

Thank sm5486
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 765 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6500
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: +1 530-544-1233
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