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Trackside Cantina

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3815 Railway Avenue, Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

No reservation required, was easy to find. Excellent margaritas!! Fabulous food! Great service from friendly Mexican clad staff! Great atmosphere!

1 Thank Sandra D
Penticton, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This Mexican restaurant is located at the foot of Hudson Bay Mountain next to the train tracks. We eat here whenever we are in Smithers and have never been disappointed. There menu has lots of great choices. The food is always fresh and delicious. Definitely worth stopping in while visiting Smithers.

Thank 2travelingmore
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Great restaurant, I love the mexicain ambiance they created. I tried almost everything on the menu and I was never disappointed, the food is fresh and very tasty. The yams are a must but also the fried beans. The only downside is that it is physically a small restaurant and they are victim of their success. You will need a... More 

3 Thank Marianne D
Red Deer, Canada
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We went for supper while on vacation the restaurant was in a nice location by the tracks. The enchilada was not great tasted like tomato soup and cheezwiz but the place was packed the waitress was run off her feet . I geuss this is the only Mexican style restaurant in the northern part of b.c. so each to there... More 

Thank Ràlf B
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We loved the mariachi singer too. A lovely experience! The menu is chalked full of great choices, light meals to healthy portions! The vegetarian choices are excellent.

1 Thank CanadaDelia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Heard of this little restaurant from a couple traveling. We were in this town and thought we would go for lunch. What a wonderful treat. Service,menu selection,environment...awesome. Food and drink were so good. The price was beyond fair and left very,very satisfied. Awesome...and I would say a "must" if you are in Smithers.

1 Thank SkinnyPuppyFan
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Of the five nights my colleagues and I were in Smithers, we ate here 3 times. It was just that great! There is an excellent atmosphere with music to get you moving in your seat, and a beautiful view right beside the train tracks. We tried a bunch of appies including the yam skins, cheese dip, and nachos. I am... More 

1 Thank StefiTy
Frankfurt, Germany
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59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Good food, good Mexican beers and a beautiful view of the mountains with the railroad in the foreground. We sat outside and had a very enjoyable evening meal there.

1 Thank Vlad_Inh
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Small Mexican restaurant trackside in downtown Smithers. You won't find better Mexican food anywhere and the service and prices are great. Food is ultra fresh and very good. I love Mexican food and this place hits the spot. A must if you are visiting or live in the area.

1 Thank 37338
Victoria, Canada
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327 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

What a find! At the end of Main Street, in an old railroad station building and just alongside the tracks is the Trackside Cantina. It’s a great Mexican restaurant with great indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor patio is small, but quite a few tables with umbrellas and a view to the railroad tracks. Unlikely as it sounds, this isn’t... More 

1 Thank Linda H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Mexican, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3815 Railway Avenue, Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Smithers
  • Phone Number: 12508473363
Authentic Mexican cuisine with the focus on fresh! Many ingredients sourced from local farms & almost everything made in house! Salsas, soups, dressings, desserts, sauces, salads, cornbread & much more all made fresh daily! Fun & festive decor, unique beverages & creative cocktails, latin wines, south of the border music, and fabulous staff!

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