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Carlos Cantina & Grill - CLOSED

9816 Fourth St, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 2Z3, Canada
+1 250-656-3833
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
22 Jul 2015
“I had a terrible time....”
10 Jul 2015
“Great food too bad the service was terrible!!!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
9816 Fourth St, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 2Z3, Canada
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

My boyfriend and I went to Carlos Cantina the other night. The experience was so bad that I had to sign up to tripadvisor to share my story. I'll start on a positive and say that the atmosphere is fantastic, and in the times I've...More

Thank Isla R
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

I visited Carlos cantina and grill on a Thursday, night of the street market with my boyfriend and little girl. We sat outside because inside was full. I called to make reservations knowing it would be busy but they do not take reservations on Thursdays.....More

3  Thank alishauc
Reviewed 30 June 2015

If you like Mexican food or want to try Mexican food this is a good place to start! It is small in size to large in taste and atmosphere! They have an awesome Mole as well as other traditional Mexican fare. Don't be afraid to...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 13 May 2015

We read the reviews and thought we would give this restaurant a try since we love this style of food. Small but very well run and clean. Waitress was on the ball and took care of everyone despite it becoming very busy. Food was fresh...More

1  Thank RosebudMapleRidge
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

Slightly off the Main Street, smaller and a bit eclectic...it all added up to excellent food, conversations and flavours. We both had the baked corn tortilla wrapped enchillada's with a choice of 2 different sauces each. Well, they all were great and topped off with...More

1  Thank PartagasCat
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Our visit to Carlos' Cantina last Saturday was a pleasant surprise! Despite being seated shortly after a large party of 8 had nearly filled this cozy cantina, our orders were taken promptly and our food arrived quickly. The best Tortilla soup I have had in...More

Thank Lori V
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Food was average at best. We had enchiladas that were average and a vegetarian quesidilla that didn't taste Mexican. It tasted more like vegetable pie. Server was unprofessional. You have to pay for chips and salsa and our expectation at Mexican restaurants would be a...More

Thank TammyandJohn
Reviewed 28 March 2015

The cafe is open now at one point they had a flood abd had to close but they are open and still serving excellent margaritas. I went there just after 5 pm on a Friday. This is a small place but unlike other places you...More

Thank cactus52
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I love Mexican food, and it always reminds me of sunny places and warmer times. So the first sunny day in winter I go to Carlos Cantina to get the feel of summer to come. My Mom (94) loves to visit this cantina too they...More

Thank S1962
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Was concerned about new owner given the reviews. However I say it is better than last year when I went . I did miss saking in Spanish like last year though. Margaritas are just as good as before. The mole was far far better than...More

Thank cactus52
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9816 Fourth St, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 2Z3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-656-3833
  • E-mail
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.
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