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Cantina Del Centro Kelowna

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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About
Cantina del Centro brings its second location to Kelowna. Tacos, margaritas and good times are what we are all about!
PRICE RANGE
US$3 - US$18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Bar, Canadian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chris was able to accommodate us , we were 10 people, we had a great time celebrating my son's birthday. The food, the drinks and the service was amazing! We ask our lovely waitress to put the candles on a nacho plate, so was the...first "nacho cake" for the restaurant!!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Chris S, Owner at Cantina Del Centro Kelowna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Celest, thanks for the great review! We are so glad you guys had a great time, I hope it was a great birthday for your son! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed October 2, 2022

the food and people were amazing informative and the food was excellent We came back after dinner for tequila appetizer and the waiter was so informative

Date of visit: September 2022
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Chris S, Owner at Cantina Del Centro Kelowna, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2022

Thank you for the great review we are so glad to hear you had a great time! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed September 26, 2022

I've heard great things about this restaurant so I was really excited to try it out (who doesn't love tacos?!!) but the experience was extremely disappointing. We got our drinks right away, but the waitress said the kitchen was backed up so she brought us...chips and pico de Gallo (which was $15). She didn't come back to talk our food order for an hour and a half. She didn't even check on us! When finally got to order our food, I was shocked at how small the tacos were (especially for $5 each). I've never seen a taco so tiny! The flavour was good but the portions were just so small that I was shocked. For the price I was definitely expecting more. The tacos were decent, but honestly, I'm not going to spend $30 on tacos just for one person for dinner. The bill was almost $70 for two people (4 tacos, 3 beers, 1/2 order of pico & chips) and we left still hungry.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Chris S, Owner at Cantina Del Centro Kelowna, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2022

Hi Bissley, I am sorry to hear about your experience with us, this sounds like it fell well short of the standard that we expect. If you are interested, I would love to discuss this with you further, and make this right for you as...More

Reviewed September 5, 2022 via mobile

Great location, food, drinks and staff! We always enjoy going here. Try the prawn tacos, they’re delicious! So many drink choices and you can never go wrong with whatever you choose. Special thanks to Nicole, Jordan and Kat for the amazing service!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Chris S, Owner at Cantina Del Centro Kelowna, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2022

Thanks for the great review! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed September 3, 2022

Two people in our party are Celiac so finding good food can be a challenge. Not only is the food amazing but there were a lot of gluten-free options that left everyone satisfied. Thank you Bradley for helping to make our stop here such a...great experience!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Chris S, Owner at Cantina Del Centro Kelowna, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2022

Thanks so much for the love! We are glad we were able to provide you with some options for everyone! Hope to see you again in the near future!

Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

So good! Brad is amazing. Lots of tequila options the Mezcal margarita was fabulous and we also love the coconut

Date of visit: August 2022
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Chris S, Owner at Cantina Del Centro Kelowna, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2022

Thank you for the amazing review! We love Brad too! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

We were so lucky to be served by Nicole at our friend’s birthday party today! Nicole was thoughtful and funny. She made sure we had tequila/mezcal choices that were in the right price point and taste profile for our group. Cantina was an a awesome...place to celebrate and Nicole made it extra special.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022

15/10 service by Nicole. We felt like we were the only group at the restaurant. She gave personalized tequila recommendations and nailed it. The drinks and food were top notch, but I would come back for the service. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022

Great food, great drinks, friendly. Atmosphere was great. We all enjoyed the meal (very flavourable) and drinks. Sitting inside or outside this place is worth the wait for a table.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 28, 2022

We arrived here for dinner and sat ourselves at a table in the patio. Paige was nice enough to help us decide which food and drinks to order. We ordered Chicken Tinga Enchilada and Chicken Tinga Burrito along with a local beer with a Mexican...hint (Bad Tattoo Los Muertos). Service wasn’t great as the wait time appeared longer than expected looking at the number of customers at that hour. Also, after I finished my beer, no one showed up for a very long time to ask me if I need another one. As far as food was concerned, we were disappointed. I expected the enchilada to be a bit spicy, but it was bland. The burrito wasn’t that great either. To sum up, this restaurant didn’t live up to our expectation.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 26, 2022

First, the location is fantastic. Right on the most popular block of Bernard. Grab a table on the patio and people watch for a couple of hours. Second, the food is in a word, excellent. Although traditional Mexican dishes are served, their take on a...standard burrito or taco is definitely more upscale and leaning towards fusion. The chicken burrito had a delectable mole based ( I think) sauce with lots of protein and the entire dish was much more moist and palatable and delectable than a burrito I would buy off the street in Sayulita. The tacos, likewise, were very juicy and full of flavour. I recommend the shrimp and/or fish tacos. The churros were a great ending to a wonderful meal... crisp and full of cinnamon with a sweet condensed milk dip... although I found the condensed milk a little flavourless. Sweet, yes; flavour; no. Third, the price point is distinctly middle of the road with the food prices reasonable. I did find the drink prices too high... $30 for two margheritas? Yes, they were good with a grapefruit touch, but presented in a lowball glass, I do not see the justification in a $15 drink. Fourth, the service was average. We waited intolerably long for our water to be refilled... finally, we had to ask. And again, a long wait for the bill. Turns out, they thought we had already paid!!! And to top it all off, the mains were brought out and placed before us... and we had no cutlery. They fixed that faux pas quickly. Lastly, will I return? Yes. Food quality, location and ambience outweigh the price and service. Plus, it ranks as one of the top two Mexican eateries in Kelowna.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 24, 2022 via mobile

We love Brad!!!! Good on point, location stellar. And service from Brad was the best servers we ever had - makes the visit worth it on its own.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 24, 2022

Visiting Kelowna from Victoria and had the best time at Cantina. Everything was delicious and the cocktail menu was so fun to explore. I especially loved chatting with Nicole who shared her extensive knowledge of mezcal and tequila. My partner and I shared the prawn...mango taco and the Argentine quesadilla - both were unreal. We'll definitely make a point of coming back next time we're here. If only we had one in Victoria!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 13, 2022

The atmosphere was perfect - great staff from back of house to front end who went above and beyond. Our food and drinks were delicious and they even helped us find a lost item (tiny rubber hedgehog) which made our youngest super happy!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 11, 2022

We were 7 people on Sunday July 3r, 2022. Great service, atmosphere and food. We were all made to feel very welcome.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Cantina Del Centro Kelowna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4