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Cantina Mexicana

#5,981 of 8,636 Restaurants in Barcelona
££ - £££Mexican
Encarnacio, 51 | Barrio de Gracia, 08024 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 10 68 05
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible20%
6 Nov 2017
“Nice place”
5 Nov 2017
“Not worth the money you pay!”
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££ - £££
Encarnacio, 51 | Barrio de Gracia, 08024 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Much too expensive for poor quality. Elote corn was over cooked and covered in mayonnaise and cheese clearly from a bag. The enchilada was over cooked, chicken tasted like plastic. And beans were cold. Meat taco was unappealing. The tortillas fell apart and meat was...More

Thank Laura E
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We came for dinner last month. Staff was very helpful and available if you have any questions, or to suggest something, even if the place is crowded. We had nachos for starters and the half-cooked tuna, which was delicious.

Thank Worldescapephoto
Jo a, Propietario at Cantina Mexicana, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017
Google Translation

Muchas gracias en nombre del equipo y mio

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Avarage food, nothing special neither tasty, portions too small for the price you pay. Location is nice and the waiter was very kind and polite.

Thank Kiaretta2016
Jo a, Propietario at Cantina Mexicana, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017
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Gracias por su comentario, lo tendremos en cuenta

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We ordered chicken burritos and definetly they were anything but mexican food. Just boiled chicken with some salad filled with mayonaise, all wrapped in a bland bread. The margaritas were really tasteful, but very disappointed with the food taking into consideration the options you can...More

Thank Nefrenka A
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Very tasty Mexican food. I specially recommend Super Nachos (very big dish, you can have only this for dinner). Our guest Lucho was very nice. The service was perfect and the environment was wonderful. Good music, also!

1  Thank Silvio F
Reviewed 12 September 2016

we discovered this small restaurant, during our evening walk and decided to give it a try. The young lady that works there (probably the owners daughter) was really cheerful and assisted us with everything. Food was great and tasty, portions could be a bit bigger,...More

1  Thank localtravelerPafos
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I feel bad for people who think this is real type of mexican food. Its very expensive price for the food you get. Tortillas are cold and they brake... you cannot eat it... its unhealthy. If you think about visiting this place... change your mind..

Thank Szymon K
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I was looking for something really close to where my family and I are staying and this just seemed to be close enough. The food was just not up to par with the reviews, huge disappointment when you come to find about 80% of the...More

Thank Margarita A
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Found this lovely authentic Mexican restaurant when wandering around near the Gracia area looking for an interesting local place for an evening meal. The set menu for two was tasty, great value, and came with friendly service.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Stopped into this small Mexican restaurant on a side street on a whim while strolling around in the Gracia section of Barcelona. The inside was small, but charming, and they have interior courtyard dining area as well. The food is prepared fresh daily and with...More

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Gracia literally stands out from the pack. It used to
be an independent town until late into the 19th
century. Though it’s just a short commute away from
the centre, a visit here feels like you’re in a whole
different city. The bohemian vibe has drawn many
international artists to this area, resulting in a
wide selection of galleries, live music and artsy
boutique stores. The nightlife is centered around the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
20:00 - 23:00
13:30 - 15:45
20:00 - 23:30
20:00 - 23:30
20:00 - 23:30
20:00 - 23:30
20:00 - 23:30
20:00 - 23:30
13:30 - 15:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Encarnacio, 51 | Barrio de Gracia, 08024 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Gracia
  • Neighbourhood: Gracia
  • Phone Number: +34 932 10 68 05
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Cantina Mexicana is a small restaurant in the neighborhood of Gracia. It opened its doors in 1982, being the first Mexican of Barcelona. Cantina Mexicana specializes in traditional food from north to south. The food is made with fresh produce, proximity (km0), also has its own vegetable garden. The guests who visit us are treated with kindness and cordiality, as it is a small family restaurant.
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