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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
$$ - $$$
9816 Fourth St, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 2Z3, Canada
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11 - 20 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 3 October 2014

I can always expect yummy food and great, friendly service! Lots of great vegetarian options as well. I will be back many more times.

Thank Myles E
Reviewed 25 July 2014

My husband daughter and I have visited this restaurant on multiple occasions and was one if iur favourite spots and our toddler loved it too. We visited the last time 2 weeks ago on a Thursday night with my in laws around 530 or 6pm...More

7  Thank Aweare2012
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We use to LOVE this restaurant, but it certainly isn't the same since the new owners took over. This was our first time trying this place since the change of hands and sadly it will be our last. The previous owners were wonderful and very...More

3  Thank meeko_2011
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Authentic Mexican cuisine in downtown Sidney. Friendly wait staff and good margaritas. Nicely portioned servings which were creatively presented. Small and close quartered, but most patrons appeared to be locals who wee known by the staff. We did not feel out of place and we...More

1  Thank Th0mas67
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Fabulous food and the BEST Margaritas you could ever ask for. We have eaten authentic Mexican in Mexico and this is just as good. No hesitation in recommending at all.

1  Thank 396elaineb
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Second visit. We both had the tortilla soup. My wife had the fish tacos, I had the beef quesadillas. All quite excellent, as was the service. Superb margueritas too. Will be back soon.

1  Thank yonze
Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

We celebrated a birthday party with friends and had a great time! The restaurant host was wonderful ... super service, warm atmosphere! Loved it! The food was amazing!

Thank Relic2
Reviewed 24 March 2014

So...hostile Service, mediocre tacos, good salad. Big statements about being Celiac friendly, but told by Server only thing I could order off the CELIAC FRIENDLY LIST were the tacos. She also said the statement that they had a small kitchen and cross contamination could occur...More

1  Thank B T
Reviewed 12 March 2014

This very small restaurant has a staff that is genuinly interested in providing the best in authentic Mexican food. The decor is rather typical of an unpretentious Mexican place; small tables and chairs, bright colours, hand painted water glasses and hand crafted napkin rings. Sauces...More

Thank Don071
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We've been here a few times now. Without a doubt, the food is always great, however, the server (and there has only been one each time we've been there) has a lacklustre personality that makes you feel like you're somehow inconveniencing her.

Thank PeninsulaPeople
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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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