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765 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6500
+1 530-544-1233
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
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“chips and salsa” (12 reviews)
“taco” (3 reviews)
“fajitas” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
765 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6500
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We've been here many times but it has been quite awhile since our last visit. The location is great, one of the last restaurants as you leave the South Lake area and head towards Emerald Bay. Easy to find with a decent sized parking lot....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Allfunallthetime
Reviewed 5 October 2018 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Laritwoshoes
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Pedalpeaks
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RoseBowlTraveler
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
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.

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 879beths
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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank TravelerBR11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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