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Cantina West

€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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Kasarmikatu 23, Helsinki 00130, Finland
+358 20 7424210
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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San Jose, California
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I should preface this by saying I'm from California, so I have my tastes when it comes to Mexican food and am lucky to get to try many varieties. This is a nice restaurant, one block off the esplanade. Pricing is mid-range - chips and salsa with Guacamole will set you back about 6 Euro. The atmosphere is very warm... More 

Thank Sean K
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437 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall: 4- Comments: been here before, now again, sitting outside, the backyard was ok. So is the service and food. Reservation: - Location: 4 Menu: 4 Knowledge: 3-4 Originally: 4 Presentation: 4 Taste: 4 Wine/beers: 3-4 Atmosphere: 3-4 Service: 3-4 Timing: 4 Cleanliness: 4 WiFi: - Price: 3 Price/value: 4 Revisit: yes, later

Thank Haarud
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mothers day buffet was average and basically ok but 42 EUR per person you would expect something totally different level. The food was looking as a just ordinary work day buffet.

Thank Heikki H
Auchtermuchty, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great meal with my wife. Some of the best chicken wings. Followed by a beautiful pork rib maincourse. Very friendly staff great atmosphere highly recommended

Thank James R
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cantina west, one of the few restaurants that has survived the turmoils of Helsinki restaurant world through the decades. The recipe works; well-made tex-mex food with reasonable prices. It won't blow your mind with small artistic portions but will feed you and leave you happy. The waiter should have checked the ticket before bringing the ale she had no idea... More 

Thank Rockhills
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Want to make a very long story as short as possible as I prefer to forget our visit. - Overall, I liked the food. Halloumi seems a bit out of place though. I didn't get the extra 'hot & spicy' option altough I ordered (it would have been 4.50 eur extra). So my main course was less spicy than I... More 

Thank Eveaurora
Rome, Italy
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I took horse burger and i got a couple of slices of meat, a kind of appetizer, too small to be a main course; the rest was vegetables aside. All around tomato sauce without any special taste, seems just thrown out from the bottle. Price was high and quantity really poor.

Thank Ale293758
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my friend decided to have dinner for my birthday, we ordered ribs, burritos and mojitos. The service is great, the serving is big, price is expensive and the taste was good nothing extraordinary.

Thank jewietfanny
Munich, Germany
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

After reopening Cantina West is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Helsinki. The menu offers a broad selection of typical Mexican dishes.

Thank Dirk H
Helsinki, Finland
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193 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The list is new, yet old. We miss one old favourite ie. stuffed jalopenos as a starter. Now it was a mix of this + onion rings, so we were disappointed. The lime chicken was a good surprise.

Thank MsKlimt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kasarmikatu 23, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 20 7424210

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?