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Review of La Cantina Tex-Mex-Italiano - CLOSED

La Cantina Tex-Mex-Italiano
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Mexican
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: «La Cantina Tex-Mex-Italiano» in Malaya Zhytomyrska 6 offers a mix of popular dishes of Tex Mex and Italian cuisine. This is a very colorful cafe - as in Mexico, there are experts in the spices, as in Italy, the portions are generous, hospitable and welcoming. The bar «La Cantina» Tex-Mex-Italiano widest range of tequilas in Kiev! In the restaurant three comfortable rooms, and it is open day and night.
Reviewed 12 July 2013

We stayed in the appartments around the corner and used to come to this cantina for late breakfast. All we tasted was good - cold soups (okroshka & gaspacho), fahitas, omelette, vareniki, salads. The interior is recently redone, we found there 2 cages with amadine birds set by windiws, that creates nice atmosphere and our kid loved watching those birds, so our mornings started from very positive breasfasts. Barman told us that they have live bands playing in the evenings. The place is open 24H

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Thank chernox
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

First and last time! they didn't had half of the dishes in the menu, i wait mora than one hour for a simple fajitas,and when fajitas came there were no fajitas....i had to ask inside for the fajitas(slices in spanish and essencial when asking this dish...it&s like a sandwich without bread) and waiter propose lavash and for money! very poor service,weak food and expensive! i don't recomend!
Gonçalo C.

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Thank gnfc1
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

The restaurant is located on one of the arteries leading away from Independence Square. The dining area has windows which can open all the way around. While it doesn't look wonderful, it's not unappealing.

I went hoping for a little Tex Mex to break up the usual Ukrainian/Georgian/Crimean cuisine found here in Kyiv. First clue that things were awry was the menu. For a "Tex Mex" cantina, the menu was dominated by Italian food (I'd guess 70% of it was Italian). Nevertheless, I persevered and ordered a burrito and a margarita. The margarita was, insofar as I could tell, tequila and watered down lemonade. It tasted mostly of tequila. The burrito, when it arrived, was something nameless wrapped in the same flatbread used by the donor kebab stands around town and then grilled. Spices were...well...interesting. Definitely not Tex Mex though.

On the upside, although it didn't have a flavor that resembled any salsa I have ever had, the salsa was spicy hot. And that was the high point of the meal.

This place should be avoided at all costs. Or they should get out of the Tex Mex business.

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Reviewed 17 April 2013

Food was ok, but without much attention and effort to true tex-mex. Honestly it only tasted ok because I was hungry. Also for this kind of place the service was slow. I'm surprised they didn't serve sushi like many places in Ukraine.

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Thank Tor K
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

We went there because we wanted Mexican food. This is not the place to get that. It do not taste like Mexico, it tased nothing at all. Friendly staff, but do not eat Mexican.

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Thank Paulsenmr
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