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765 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6500
+1 530-544-1233
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (12 reviews)
“taco” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
765 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for dinner because it was close by. We both had fajitas and the servings were very generous. Staff were super excellent with their service. May go back before we leave the area. Recommend.

Thank Laritwoshoes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for happy hour which is 3-6pm. Had $5 margarita and nachos. The nachos were loade and delicious. They were a meal for the two of us. The margs were tasty. They also had $1 beer and other menu items at discountd prices. Staff...More

Thank Pedalpeaks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in with friends just arriving to South Lake Tahoe and enjoyed the good service, good margaritas and plenty of good food.

Thank RoseBowlTraveler
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in town, and they usually have weekly specials in the Winter time. They have great taco salads, and tostadas. There prices are reasonable, and they have great margaritas. I have been going to this restaurant my entire life, and...More

Thank Shannan22
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Sitting outside on a summer day in Tahoe with friends and family is an enjoyable experience here. While the food is no better than average, the area is a respite from the hustle and bustle of state line.

Thank Jeffrey Z
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We have been visiting the Cantina for years and always find its nice to have a place that's family friendly and some of my favorites are still no the menu I like the combination meals so you can select your to your liking with burrito...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This used to be one of our favorite places to go to for great Margaritas and tasty Mexican food. They had a great bartender at one time but what we experienced recently was not good. We ordered specialty Margaritas and the inexperienced bartender used that...More

Thank ZaZaPoo
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We sat in the bar during happy hour getting a drink and waiting more than an hour to get the tacos that come with happy hour. The order was not that complicated, but they had problems in the kitchen. The food was okay, but the...More

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The service during our dinner was terrible. We were told that our party of 7 would have a 15 minute wait. We ended up waiting more than 30 minutes even though no one else was waiting and there were many tables open. They were not...More

Thank TravelerBR11
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The menu was typical of every other Mexican restaurant in the USA. The food was good and portions were large, but I felt I could have the same meal anywhere else. On a more positive note, wife did enjoy her margarita. It was not overly...More

Thank Andrew H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 765 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6500
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: +1 530-544-1233
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