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Cantina Mexicana

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Vismarkt 50, 9711 KV Groningen, The Netherlands
+31 50 312 0131
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While the ambiance, the location and the service are certainly good, the food is not great. Burritos and tortillas buried under salad, old rice, runny guacamole, overall lack of spices and strong flavours typical of the Mexican cuisine. I make a better one myself.

Thank Aurora S
Holsbeek, Belgium
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90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We ended up in this restaurant by accident without a reservation. The waiters are very friendly and efficient. They have some vegetarian options. The food is ok but the problem I have with Mexican food is that whatever you order it always tastes the same : a mixture of onions, tomatoes,beans and cheese topped with lettuce sour cream and guacamole.... More 

Thank Dirk_VDA
Cork, Ireland
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant had a huge menu, with a variety of options for all tastes. Drinks menu was similarly large. Prices were very reasonable, with huge portion sizes! The most interesting aspect of this place is the interior, it's multilevel and covered in antiques and Mexican souvenirs. It's colourful and a really interesting dining experience! The only downside was that service... More 

Thank irishn00b
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Super nice atmosphere and enviroment, i ordered spare ribs and they where super nice, tasty and tender...super nice waiters also👍🏻

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I had dinner with my friends in Catina Mexicana. The atmosphere was really nice and the service of the waiters was good. There were too few of them, so sometimes it took a while before you could get their attention. But they worked hard and you could see that they did their best. The food, on the other hand, was... More 

Thank nadascheper
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Many different Mexican specialties served in good portions. I had a great dinner at this place. I'd recommend this to anyone visiting Groningen!

Thank Nelisadmiraal
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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212 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This restaurant is busy and huge, so it seems it would be good food? Well.. The Mexican here leaves a lot to be desired. It's a poor take on American Tex Mex. Flavorless, soupy, just... something missing. They even put French fries on the table! WHAT? I know this is typische Nederlands, but ... come on guys, send someone to... More 

Thank Lindsay B
Groningen, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I had a first date here with my current partner, first we had to wait like 25 minutes before getting any menu's. The place itself was kinda nice but the wasps made sure we weren't comfortable. Then the food came and i was really disappointed. It was supposed to be 3 kinds of meat and taco's but it all tasted... More 

Thank DisneyfanJoosy
Groningen, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Ate here on the tank dinner deal. Have eaten here before and was looking forward to going back but was left disappointed. We were picking of a limited menu because of the deal, which I think is also the cinema deal menu. Started off well we had the corn soup and the tortilla's and avocado which were fresh and tasty.... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

The food was really good and we had some left that we wanted to take home. We know that's not customary in the Netherlands so we politely ask the waiter. He said it was okay but later came to the table with the take away stuff and made us fix it ourselves. He should have just told us he didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vismarkt 50, 9711 KV Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Groningen Province  >  Groningen>  > Binnenstad-Zuid
  • Neighbourhood: Binnenstad-Zuid
  • Phone Number: +31 50 312 0131

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