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In a city notorious for subpar "Czech-Mex", Cantina serves respectable Mexican fare. Small, bright and friendly, Cantina is popular and, due to its location, sometimes pulls in a steady stream of tourist traffic. The burritos are large and satisfying -- full of beef, chicken, prawns or spinach. The fajitas are filling, the beef martinated in a pleasant mix of spices, but the meal can be a bit heavy on the peppers. A limited number of enchilada entrées are available but not noteworthy. Steaks are also grilled, but not a house speciality.
For lighter meals, try the salads. While the ceasar salad is average, the chicken fajita salad is unique and full of flavour. A few selections on the menu do venture into Czech-Mex territory -- chicken wings, turkey burritos or grilled salmon -- but for the most part, the traditional meals are served with enough care to make Cantina a regular destination for fans of Mexican food.
A rotating lunch menu is cheap and quick. Service is generally good. Pilsner, Corona and Sol served by the bottle. A good selection of silver and gold tequilla are available. Margaritas are served frozen or on ice. For something non-alcoholic, try the fresh (and carbonated) lemonade. Reservations recommended.
Recommended: chicken fajita ensalada; beef burrito; beef fajitas.
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