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Cantina Del Centro

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561 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4J1, Canada
+1 250-352-3737
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11:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was off the charts awesome. The flavors we experienced were different than your typical rice and beans... the flavors popped--- and stood out. Maria, our server was awesome. It was a little busy, but that speaks to how good the restaurant is! When we return to Nelson, we will DEFINITELY go here again.

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Thank Maria S
Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for my birthday not knowing what to expect. Was delighted to encounter such authentic and unique tastes this far from the border. Truly authentic. I found it odd to travel to canada to find such great mexican fare. When I was longing for something extra with my braised beef taco, with fried green beans, Alex offered up a... More 

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Thank jwt0321
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Title says it all. Had a fun solo night sitting at the bar. Some fabulous beer available. The snacks are delicious and inexpensive.

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Thank Peter T
Laramie, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the portion sizes were a little smaller than expected, the food was still great. It's a crowded restaurant so make sure to get in when you can. They also have a great "de la casa red" red wine that I would highly recommend

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Thank Katie R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Could potentially be a good place. We were planning to come and spend time socializing. Despite not taking reservations for less than 6 we were told if we arrived early it would not be a problem. When we arrived we were told the they needed the table fairly quickly. ?!? When we ordered we were told they have two kitchens... More 

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Thank Phil H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nelson's Cantina Del Centro has amazing Mexican fare that won't break your pocket book. And good thing because you'll need that extra cash to order the finest Margarita in the city! It's all true. A local's favourite because the Cantina never disappoints on quality and atmosphere, it's that simple.

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Thank Lise B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing experience! Brian the bartender recommended the coconut habanero margarita and the avocado tacos! Amazing combination, great conversationalist! The server, Sara, told me about Ainsworth hot springs. Which was an amazing time! Would highly recommend this place based on the staff and the quality of food!

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Thank Kyle M
Trail, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They do a good job here. The food and service is generally good and the setting is relaxed and comfortable.

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Thank Walter_Kowalski
easton, ct
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here based on other Tripadvisor reviews and it was terrific. More of a tapas style Mexican-not your usual American-Mexican food. We had a great salad, tortilla soup with a very nice kick to it and 5 tacos that the two of us split. Everything was really tastefully done with interesting flavors. Finished with an order of the best Churros... More 

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Thank aljo20ct
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic drinks, wonderful staff, great food!!!! Just go, you will never be disappointed. Top 3 of my favourite places in town and another of those is Yum Son.

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Thank Shavey D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 561 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4J1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-352-3737

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?