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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
8:30 PM
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The Cantina - Mill Valley

3.8
98 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Top Tags:
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The Cantina is located in Mill Valley, California and is specialized in Mexican cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 9:00pm

Friday - 11:30am - 10:00pm

Saturday - 11:00am - 10:00pm

Sunday - 11:00am - 9:00pm

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Phone number
(415) 381-1070
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Private Dining for 10-15 and for 25-30
Anything larger and special accomadations can be made
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Private party contact
Manager: (415) 381-1070
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Camino Alto
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Parking details
There is also additional parking behind the restaurant
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 98 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.8  based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.8
service
3.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Decent Mexican food, large, high-volume place, fast service, decent drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Very good food.

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vipPorky (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

Great overall great experience!!

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Angelina (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

I love this restaurant and we always enjoy the food and margaritas. I would suggest the restaurant give the entire place a good scrubbing. I think there is so much foot traffic and it is so busy that it is getting a little dirty. Mainly table chairs and floors. Every restaurant has to keep up cleanliness and appearance especially to keep customers coming back!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

The Cantina has always been one of my favorite places in Marin...especially for Mexican Food. We're originally from Arizona, so finding good Mexican food was a challenge until we found the Cantina. We've eaten there dozens of times and always find the setting pleasant and the food wonderful. I particularly love their margaritas and their outdoor seating.

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eternalenigma (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on July 23, 2017

sadly this restaurant did not accomodate our request in spite of being relatively empty. The guacamole made in front of you had no salt. the glasses were dirty and overall was just not good. if they were a bit more personable I'd come back. Our server was decent but really not worth it.

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vipKathyH (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 3, 2017

the chips and salsa are the best, warm and crunchy

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

The waiter got my mom's order wrong and it took about 20 minutes for her food to come out. Rest of us were already done eating. They didn't compensate us at all. Not a great experience.

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NATE (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on June 4, 2017

Dinner for two couples, early in evening (5: 30). Service was slow getting started because our server was handling many tables. He was good, just overtaxed at that point before additional personnel came on duty.

The group ordered different dishes, and they arrived relatively quickly. But the problem was the food. It might as well have been one order of one thing. All the food was soggy. All had heavy doses of the same sauce. It all melded into amorphous gloppy masses. None of us came close to cleaning our plates, and we all refused the offer of a take home box. Will not visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

Went to The Cantina this past Saturday evening. As expected, the place was bustling.
It took a while for the server to come by. Usually, they bring chips, salsa and water shortly after you're seated. No such luck this time. We placed our drink and food order with the server and about five minutes later the entrees came out. Still no drinks, water or chips and salsa.
Our server came by and explained the bar was backed up, but we felt really rushed sitting there with our entrees with no water or cocktails.
Usually the food and service are spot on here. The entrees were very good, but the timing of the service left alot to be desired.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

There were six of us, four adults and two children, for an early dinner. Our reservation was waiting for us, and we were seated promptly. Service was very good. Server treated the two children very well and let them answer for themselves when ordering. Chips and salsa were plentiful. Food was very good and large portions. Price was moderate. Entrées averaged $12 to $15 piece. We would return for another meal.

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JonnyB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 15, 2017

Best Happy Hour in Marin, Hands Down!! Great lively bar and Fire Pit Patio. Great Margaritas, Great Appetizers. Service is amazing, just be warned on Friday and Saturday nights they are extremely busy, so come and expect a wait. Food isn't Spicy but you can ask for them to make it Spicy if your like me and like the heat. I will be back soon

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bethannie (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

Haven't been back for a meal at the Cantina since the 1980s, and they have made some great changes. I had to ask the for the fireplace to be turned on - it was cold and raining outside so it was weird that they weren't burning a fire. Food was fabulous, loved the Carne Asada and Fajitas and tostada appetizer. Margaritas were yummy and loved that they sang my 22 year old son Happy Bday with the best Flan I have ever had. We will be back and probably make this a new tradition.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2017

Always great service, food, and value at the Cantina!

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Rose (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 10, 2014

Pork was dry, chicken and portabello mushroom dishes were good. Service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on March 30, 2014

It took forever to order and get our food. We had 14 people at our table and food came out at different times with no excuses. Kid food took forever, too. We have been going her for 20+ years and will not make it back in a hurry.

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vipjazroc (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 7, 2014

We keep coming back to this restaurant for Mexican, not just because it is convenient, but because they get the food right every time. Great Chile Rellenos, excellent tostadas and enchiladas, tasty margaritas, warm fresh chips and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on March 4, 2014

A decent Mexican cantina. It is rather typical California Mexican food served in large portions. Kid friendly and the bar attracts a noisy crowd. Not a place for a quiet dinner. We go there occasionally when the wife doesn't want to cook dinner. Their chile rellenos and crab cakes are good.

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Davi13 (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 21, 2014

From the moment we sat down, and one of our water glasses was leaking from a hole in the bottom, up until the rest of our food and drinks never came, it was a comedy of errors. The food was good, but the service was indifferent.

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never2fresh (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2013

A PERFECT FAMILY SPOT WITH A GREAT SELECTION OF TASTY FOOD, FRIENDLY AND PRETTY PROMPT SERVICE. LARGE PORTIONS THAT ARE PERFECT FOR DOGGIE BAGS BECAUSE CANTINA USES FRESH INGREDIENTS. THEY USE CHICKEN BREAST AND PRIME CUTS OF MEAT, EVERYONE (6) WAS HAPPY WITH THEIR MEAL.
NOT TOO NOISEY EXCEPT FOR A FEW UNCONTROLLABLE CHILDREN AT THE NEXT TABLE WHICH SEEMS TO BE THE NORM IN MARIN.

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