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We are a friendly, family-run cafe/bar/restaurant set on the edge of beautiful Youngs Park. Just a stones throw from Goodrington Sands Beach. We welcome dogs and everyone else! Our food is freshly cooked from raw ingredients. From filled ciabattas to our famous crabby or steaky chips. Fresh seafood from nearby Brixham market features often on our specials board along with meat and produce from surrounding farms. We love being here at Cantina and we really hope you'll like us too.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, British
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to go to Cantina and celebrate my friend’s life. I had the privilege of officiating at his cremation earlier in the day. The food was excellent and the service was superb. My family all commented on the warm and friendly staff. I have...no hesitation in recommending Cantina to you. We will be back ! Ian WilliamsMore

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I visited the Cantina kitchen and bar for lunch and on another occasion for breakfast. We we're all impressed by the warm welcoming atmosphere. The decor was retro, familiar, relaxing, homely. It was pleasing to see how they had catered for customers...with family pet dogs by providing a basket of clean towels and blankets for dogs for the customer to help themselves and return after use. As for the staff they were all very welcoming and friendly and gave a good customer service. The Menu is Lush. The food chosen by my family and myself on both occasions was delicious and wholesome with generous portions size so you didn't leave hungry. It definitely appears to be highly rated by the local people and I would highly recommended as a worthy visit. It's now firmly added to our favourite place go to when we visit again.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haven’t been for a while and the weather was unexpectedly great so we could both sit out in the sun. A favourite lager of mine - Bays Devon Rock - is still on and they also do a range of Hunt’s ciders. Both are made...locally. Seems slightly different from previous where one orders drinks at the bar but you need a table number as it’s brought a short while by waitress. We hadn’t chosen a table so had to go out and get a number then come back in to order. It wasn’t clear if one could continue table service thereafter. Great pint but it came in plastic glasses which I find means the beer warms quicker. Maybe a health and safety thing or a licensing condition who knows but to me it’s like plastic cutlery or paper plates. But still a great pint and location. Downside was the method of payment is card only - and no cash now. Normally not a problem for me, but today I was cash only, so I had to rely on my friend for paying. As we were planning on dining and as cash was no longer an option, we finished up and relocated to a bar/restaurant a short distance away for our lunch. Still a lovely location but buying from a bar is part of the experience (to me personally or complete table service) but understand that no cash suits some businesses. I was looking forward to my first Buddha bowl and steak. Another time maybe.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 12 May 2024 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, brilliant live music in the sunshine, dog friendly too!! Very busy, and could only order drinks to a table number rather than being served at the bar which seemed strange, but the barman offered a workaround.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 28 April 2024 via mobile

Have always been a fan of Cantina but it’s now so frustrating if you just want to pop in for drinks and/or a quick snack! Drinks must be ordered at the bar and brought to the table - this works okay if it’s not too...busy but in the height of summer (experienced this last year) it can take as long as 30 mins to get a few beers and a coffee. We visited again yesterday and the same format is still in place. My Dad went to the bar to order a couple of drinks and as he didn’t know the table number they explained they couldn’t serve him. It just seems an unnecessary system! This is now the second time we have left because of it.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 23 April 2024 via mobile

What a lovely find, we trusted the other reviews and are glad we did. Popped in for breakfast whilst in the area after a beach walk with the dog and we were really impressed. Fab breakfast and great vibe inside with a friendly team. Would...recommend and we will be back if in the area again.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 20 April 2024

Love this place, great food, really nice atmosphere and good wine. We are lucky enough to be local so pop down here regularly for lunch, coffee or dinner. It's always good.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 April 2024 via mobile

Been re commended to visit here for a couple of years and finally dud yesterday. We'll the recommendations were spot on! Had three small plates to share, we should have chosen two as they are large small plates. Crabby chips are to die for, such...a large portion of crab. Pork belly bites, again super, the duck tacos are lovely, the melon gives them a great kick of taste. We will definitely be back and will try the breakfast next time. Staff and service is also bang on.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 11 April 2024 via mobile

Amazing pint of Devon rock, very fresh and lively, didn't have any food but what I saw coming out looked very appetising I will come back to eat at some point.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 March 2024

Oh my word!! What an amazing place the food the service the surroundings are truly wonderful- and definitely not to be missed!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024

Came in 2022, just as good in 2024! Very dog friendly and lovely food. Bit pricey but worth it. Portion sizes generous and very friendly staff means all boxes are ticked.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

I grew up in Goodington local, and came back this weekend with my grown up family. What a wonderful surprise to see a thriving café and bar in an area that at times looks past its best. The atmosphere upon entering was very warming, the...staff most friendly and the food was scummy . Guess where i will be coming back to in April, May, August.. Thank you for a wonderful experienceMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Amazing food complete surprise Service and staff very good understaffed on the day but well done to the staff place was packed but well done to you seven there on Saturday morning

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 October 2023 via mobile

This is a dog friendly restaurant/bar. The food was very good, with an imaginative and varied menu. Service was good and we were not rushed out pressured to eat up quickly. Considering it was of season it was very busy which says everything about this...place. I would return in a heartbeat next time I'm in Paignton.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

Lunch today at this eclectic restaurant. Taking part in the current Torbay Seafood Festival, an excellent thin base prawn and chilli pizza. Super location. Big garden area for alfresco dining. Doggy friendly. Cheerful shipmates. 🇬🇧🇳🇿

Date of visit: October 2023
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CANTINA KITCHEN AND BAR, Paignton - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Cantina Kitchen and Bar

Yes, Cantina Kitchen and Bar offers takeaway services.

Yes, Cantina Kitchen and Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Cantina Kitchen and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5