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Cantina La Mexicana
Ranked #123 of 324 Restaurants in Somerville
Cuisines: Mexican, Fast food
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 9 October 2014

First the owners are really wonderful friendly people!! second the Prickly pear margaritas are so good:) and the food is the best Mexican around town.. go there you will not be disappointed!!

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Thank lindalam2014
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We were visiting and stopped in. Great food, best margaritas. Owner had a real passion for food and the restaurant as a whole.

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Thank LoriAnn23
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

My wife and I tried Cantina for the first time at approximately 6:30 PM on a Saturday night. After a 10-minute wait we were seated by the hostess in the bar area where we were not greeted by a server for another 10 minutes. We ordered specialty margaritas, water, chips and salsa and 5 minutes later we were told that they did not have the specialty margaritas. We changed our order to red sangria and five minutes later we were told that they were out of this as well. We ordered house margaritas, which were so-so and this is when we finally received our water. The chips and salsa arrived another 10 minutes later. After we finished our first drinks we tried switching to white sangria but they were out of this as well, so our server recommended 9-flavor margaritas. The 9-flavor margarita has a lot of flavor - mostly spicy - and suffice to say it was a poor substitute for sangria.

When our food arrived it looked great, but we had no utensils. These arrived 3-5 minutes later at which point the server promised to bring us more water. We never received the water and he never checked on us until we were done.

We had two entrees and 5 drinks for $95, which included a 15% tip - probably the worst tip I have provided in my adult life. Your money is better spent somewhere else.

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Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

I usually don't like mexican food but I'm addicted to this place. It servers really delicious mexican authentic food. The decorations are really good. The location is also convenient. Highly recommend.

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Thank Joyce Y
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

We've had food from Cantina la Mexicana before and liked it well enough but were really blown away with the way they handled a family luncheon we hosted recently. They helped prove that simple can be special too

The food was delicious (mole and carnitas particularly....and the guac is hard to beat!), the sangria flowed happily through the crowd....and the service was great without being obtrusive. We had a couple of vegitarians in the group and they were provided an alternate menu option simply because we mentioned it in passing.

We really like that the folks at this restaurant have embraced promoting healthier choices available that are portrayed as tasty options rather than some sort of sacrifice of healthy over lip smakin' good!

viva cantina la mexicana!

ps make sure you feed your parking meter if you drive or you will get a ticket!

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1  Thank rencar
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