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Cantina Mexicana

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Encarnacio 51 | Encarnacio51, 08024 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 10 68 05
20:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 20:00 - 00:00
Sat 13:30 - 16:00
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Barcelona, Spain
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered chicken burritos and definetly they were anything but mexican food. Just boiled chicken with some salad filled with mayonaise, all wrapped in a bland bread. The margaritas were really tasteful, but very disappointed with the food taking into consideration the options you can find in the city.

Thank Nefrenka A
Barcelona, Spain
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Very tasty Mexican food. I specially recommend Super Nachos (very big dish, you can have only this for dinner). Our guest Lucho was very nice. The service was perfect and the environment was wonderful. Good music, also!

1 Thank Silvio F
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

we discovered this small restaurant, during our evening walk and decided to give it a try. The young lady that works there (probably the owners daughter) was really cheerful and assisted us with everything. Food was great and tasty, portions could be a bit bigger, and the price was slightly higher than expected. Nice cozy area, we really enjoyed it!

1 Thank localtravelerPafos
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I feel bad for people who think this is real type of mexican food. Its very expensive price for the food you get. Tortillas are cold and they brake... you cannot eat it... its unhealthy. If you think about visiting this place... change your mind..

Thank Szymon K
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

I was looking for something really close to where my family and I are staying and this just seemed to be close enough. The food was just not up to par with the reviews, huge disappointment when you come to find about 80% of the things on your plate are out of a can. To share we had a queso... More 

Thank Margarita A
Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Found this lovely authentic Mexican restaurant when wandering around near the Gracia area looking for an interesting local place for an evening meal. The set menu for two was tasty, great value, and came with friendly service.

Thank Sarah B
Arinsal, Andorra
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Stopped into this small Mexican restaurant on a side street on a whim while strolling around in the Gracia section of Barcelona. The inside was small, but charming, and they have interior courtyard dining area as well. The food is prepared fresh daily and with quality ingredients. The servings were adequate and the preparation was done in authentic Mexican style.... More 

Thank Brent L
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

This was really bad food. You can make better mexican food at home. Don't waste your time, money or apetite at this place.

Thank Jenny B
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Don't spend your time or money at this place! Without question; You are all able to make better mexican food than what you get at this so called restaurant. Crappy food and the service was no better.

Thank Mari L
Rome, Italy
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

I know that I'm in Europe and everything, but I'm never going to be used to paying more than $5 for my Mexican food lol. I ordered the tacos topped with beef stew. The dish comes with 3 tacos, a slice of lemon, and a small plate of salsa (more tomato-y than spicy; okay not spicy at all). Overall, it... More 

Thank Tuyen N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Encarnacio 51 | Encarnacio51, 08024 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Gracia
  • Neighbourhood: Gracia
  • Phone Number: +34 932 10 68 05
Cantina Mexicana is a lovely restaurant to Barrio de Gracia It's a littel and typical house.The traditionel mexican food is home made and the products are fresh and quality first

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gracia

Neighbourhood Profile
Gracia literally stands out from the pack. It used to be an independent town until late into the 19th century. Though it’s just a short commute away from the centre, a visit here feels like you’re in a whole different city. The bohemian vibe has drawn many international artists to this area, resulting in a wide selection of galleries, live music and artsy boutique stores. The nightlife is centered around the vibrant Gracia’s plaças, where young and old gather to enjoy a drink outside. Carrer de Verdi, its main street, offers affordable restaurants and a movie theatre that screens new as well as classic films in their original language. However Gracia's greatest treasure lies just up the hill at Guell Park, where Antoni Gaudi's vibrant and revolutionary art sculptures stand atop unequaled views of Barcelona.
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