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Cantina West

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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Kasarmikatu 23, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 20 7424210
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Helsinki, Finland
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180 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The list is new, yet old. We miss one old favourite ie. stuffed jalopenos as a starter. Now it was a mix of this + onion rings, so we were disappointed. The lime chicken was a good surprise.

Thank MsKlimt
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As subtitle tells new list is arrived but same time prices has risen. I have been here many times in past 20 years and first time we didn't get complimentary starters nachos and salsa. So disappointed 😞.

Thank Arivisitor
Helsinki, Finland
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461 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a strange and funny, large mexican restaurant. All kind of mexican food but do not expect something special. Little bit messy. Central location if you love mexican food.

Thank AriHelsinki
Imatra, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Expensive, mexican food was not really mexican. What happened in kitchen , chef probably mixed rosemary and coriander because food was tasting only rosemary and the menu promised me coriander.I dont when rosemary and halloum cheese became part of mexican kitchen...?? 3 meals and 4 drinks = 95e...(small salad,fajita, and taco starter,2 beers, 2 mojitos) In blind test would not... More 

Thank emmi L
Munich, Germany
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

After its reopening a short while ago the Cantina West has a much friendlier interior as before. The menu offers a wide range of Mexican dishes so everybody should be able to find something (including vegetarians). The bold visitors will go for one of their cocktails pitchers (1,2 liters!!)

Thank Dirk H
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Cantina West has amazing food and cocktails. I particularly recommend the strawberry margarita. Despite that I wouldn't eat here again - as for me the tasty food is not worth having to put up with rude and abhorrent service. I was part of a large group. We were served by Manuel. Yep, I'm using his name & I have no... More 

1 Thank Dana J
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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455 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

we stopped off here for drinks and really enjoyed it, the service was great and we really liked the place as it was right opposite our hotel. would love to go back and try the food

Thank farrowp
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180 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

In Helsinki there are a couple of Mexican type restaurants. Cantina West is one of them, classic as such and there is a lot space on two levels. I haven't been there for a while. Food was good, mild, average, not so impressive any more as it used to be earlier. Maybe the mind has changed along times. Cosy atmosphere... More 

Thank Maari100
Espoo, Finland
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I love spicy food and Vegetarian food was very good. And really good service for large group too. But I felt quantity was more for one person.

Thank SuchetaBali
Clearwater, Florida
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113 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Nice ambience but the menu was really not very Mexican. Ended up with ribs. Good but have had better. Jalapeño poppers also good but not great. Not a special meal but popular with locals

Thank dlishan11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kasarmikatu 23, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 20 7424210

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