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“Fantastick! Wow!”
Review of Carlos Cantina & Grill - CLOSED

Carlos Cantina & Grill
Price range: US$10 - US$20
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Description: Carlos Cantina & Grill offers a great location & atmosphere with delicious authentic Mexican cuisine. This busy restaurant in the heart of Sidney has been open at the same location for many years & enjoys an outstanding reputation for good food & a loyal following of clientele. The business boasts a consistent top internet restaurant ratings rank, such as the Urban Spoon & Groupon, within the Victoria area for Mexican food. Opening hours are reasonable & the kitchen is organized & fully equipped. Lovely outdoor seating, that takes advantage of the beautiful evenings in lovely Sidney By the Sea, including the popular Sidney Summer Markets, that run Thursday evenings during the summer season right outside its door.
Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

We celebrated a birthday party with friends and had a great time! The restaurant host was wonderful ... super service, warm atmosphere! Loved it! The food was amazing!

Thank Relic2
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

So...hostile Service, mediocre tacos, good salad. Big statements about being Celiac friendly, but told by Server only thing I could order off the CELIAC FRIENDLY LIST were the tacos. She also said the statement that they had a small kitchen and cross contamination could occur on their menu absolved them of liability if someone got sick. This was after I asked her what kind of system they used to avoid cross contamination. Essentially she told me they don't. All the food is KNOWINGLY CONTAMINATED unless you explicitly request they use a clean cutting board, tool, etc. The Server was so hostile after I explained I had Celiac, she actually told me to got to another restaurant!!! And this is at a restaurant that explicitly identifies itself as Celiac friendly. Very Dangerous, especially for people with Ataxia symptoms. STAY AWAY!!! Oh yeah, and it was dead, we were the only table she was serving. Unbelievable.

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

This very small restaurant has a staff that is genuinly interested in providing the best in authentic Mexican food. The decor is rather typical of an unpretentious Mexican place; small tables and chairs, bright colours, hand painted water glasses and hand crafted napkin rings. Sauces are made in house and the mole has a great dark rich flavor. Do not expect fast food. Everything is cooked to order.

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Thank Don071
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

We've been here a few times now. Without a doubt, the food is always great, however, the server (and there has only been one each time we've been there) has a lacklustre personality that makes you feel like you're somehow inconveniencing her.

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Thank PeninsulaPeople
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

We have just returned home from an excellent dinner. All dishes were delicious- chicken mole, prawn picantes, tacquitos. Service very friendly and helpful. Well worth the visit.

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Thank kaalvictoria
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