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“Good Mexican style food, in a noisy place !”
Review of Cantina West

Cantina West
Ranked #857 of 1,773 Restaurants in Helsinki
Price range: US$0 - US$10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Cantina West restaurant is a Mexican-style restaurant located on Kasarminkatu in the centre of Helsinki. We are Finland’s first Tex-Mex saloon and a pioneer in Tex-Mex cuisine, offering our customers fiery and atmospheric experiences since 1990. We have always had a great deal of respect for our customers’ opinions and wishes, which is why we decided to roll up our sleeves and make Cantina West an even more enjoyable and attractive meeting spot.
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I like to come to this place for the food, but depending of the mood, that crowded and noisy place could become quickly a problem.
Definitively not a romantic place for sure, plan it with friends and or large groups !

Thank Eric_PAQUAY
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Reasonably priced for 4 adults with entrees and mains and 2 beers each at a cost of about €150. I can highly recommend the ribs.

Thank Home234
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

came here couple of times during my visit to Helsinki.
food is really good and compared to some other restaurants price is more affordable.

it can get quite busy and maybe you'll have to wait to get a seat.

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Thank Georgia M
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I should preface this by saying I'm from California, so I have my tastes when it comes to Mexican food and am lucky to get to try many varieties.

This is a nice restaurant, one block off the esplanade. Pricing is mid-range - chips and salsa with Guacamole will set you back about 6 Euro.

The atmosphere is very warm and comfortable - truly cantina style.

The food itself is Ok. Their salsa is tomato with lots of red onion and a little spice. Their Guacamole was basically just avocado. Their chips taste like they are right out of a bag. The Fajitas were perfectly cooked slices of beef, large flour tortillas, salsa & guacamole. They came with a platter of grilled onions, with a few green peppers and yellow peppers thrown in along with a generous amount of hot peppers (red - not sure the exact type).

All menu items are well marked - Gluten Free, Milk Free, Lactose Free, etc.

Overall, average food with excellent service and atmosphere - definitely 'very good' overall.

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Thank Sean K
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Overall: 4-
Comments: been here before, now again, sitting outside, the backyard was ok. So is the service and food.
Reservation: -
Location: 4
Menu: 4
Knowledge: 3-4
Originally: 4
Presentation: 4
Taste: 4
Wine/beers: 3-4
Atmosphere: 3-4
Service: 3-4
Timing: 4
Cleanliness: 4
WiFi: -
Price: 3
Price/value: 4
Revisit: yes, later

Thank Haarud
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