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The Cantina

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651 E Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (Camino Alto)
+1 415-381-1070
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sausalito
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to Grozny a quick lunch. I have had their tortilla soup before but this time broth wasn't as good. The soup has grilled chicken pieces (I preferred the taste when they put plain chicken in the soup). The grilled flavor is off putting. Salsa and chips are good. I have also previously ordered the spinach mushroom quesadilla and... More 

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Thank Debbie G
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have been coming to The Cantina with my family for about 15 years now and the food/atmosphere has not changed! The margaritas are always pretty strong and come blended, which is hard to come by. I usually get the fajitas with steak and vegetables, which is a perfect meal to split. The fajita salad is also delicious if you're... More 

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Thank Molly G
Auburn, California
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This place was rocking, 1 hr wait, but hostess said happy hour was just ending and we could wait an hour or sit in the bar seating. Sat immediately at a table and was happy as could be. Great dinner with family, good times and food as always!

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San Francisco, California
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

My friends and I have been eating here for years. You can't wrong with most everything on the menu. No real surprises, but good quality and good service. Great outdoor seating on warmer days and nights in MV.

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Thank BigGsfo
Auburn, California
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is one of our favorite Mexican Restaurants. We've been here several times including a party and it has been great. The food is excellent and so are the drinks. Dine inside in a nice upscale setting or dine outside on the patio. Service has always been good and the food comes out in a timely manner. Try it, you... More 

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Thank Eileen_Calif
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent Mexican restaurant that has great margaritas and huge selection of different Mexican food. Caters for big groups, nice outdoor areas, big screen TV's..... Highly recommended to visit!

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Thank John6363
Mill Valley, California
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

If you want great place to take the kids or are just craving mexican food, this is the spot. With two outdoor seating areas and a lively bar, its a great place to enjoy a meal.

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Alameda, California
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135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

As one might expect in Mill Valley this is more innovative than the standard, and usually good, local California Mexican. Over my wife's protest that I was building the lily I had Eggs Chesapeake, poached eggs on crab cakes, for my lunch after a hike that started up the Mill Valley's 687 steps that mark the beginning of the Annual... More 

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Cambria, California
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134 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Lovely from the outside! Monday's are Doller Tacos and all night Happy Hour" not bad. We came out on a Saturday , not packed but busy , always a good sign . The waiter was very friendly and helped with suggestion of type of Margarita to order ( we like a knowledgable waiter) chips and salsa" looked good but the... More 

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tripper45
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

The Cantina in Mill Valley is a great hangout place with TVs in the Bar area, patios for outdoor eating, and big rooms inside for indoor dining. The food was delicious: Enchiladas Suizas, Chili Relleno+butternut squash Tamale (mmm), and a plate with tacos (salads with cilantro-lime dressing substituted for rice and beans for each of us). We were so full... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 651 E Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
    (Camino Alto)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Mill Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-381-1070
Description
The Cantina is located in Mill Valley, California and is specialized in Mexican cuisine.

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