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Joe Pena's Cantina y Bar

Cankarjeva cesta 6, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
+386 1 251 08 68
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Mexican, Bar
$$ - $$$
Cankarjeva cesta 6, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I ate at Joe Pena's last week on a short visit to Ljubljana. This was not our first time - I used to work in the city back in 2001 and became a regular at this Tex-Mex establishment at that time. After...More

Thank jderenzis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I called by chance and ordered a steak which was great. The restaurant was perhaps a little noisy and if the weather was better I would have eaten outside.

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are really hungry and like easy going athmosphere, this is the place! Excellent cocktails (try passion mojito), hearty portions, reasonable prices. Friendly service! Terrace tables in the evening sun.

Thank Jarkko L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great name for a great place just off the main square of the Old Town! We only took coffee in the sunshine but the service was polite and the plate sizes of those sat nearby were enormous.

Thank Jason K
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Great food in the centre of Ljubljana with lovely and fast service. The plate is really big and if you are not too hungry, you can share with one more person.

Thank sinisa1990
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed this restaurant with family. Great service, great atmosphere and the food was enjoyed by everyone in the group. I usually don't eat much Mexican but this seemed to be a fusion.. A lot lighter and healthier. Huge serves.

Thank Brad C
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Great place for Mexican food or even a steak or salad. The guacamole is made table side and is very good. Got a Pina Colada with dinner and it tasted terrible. Sent it back and the bartender made me another one. The second one tasted...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Very authentic and tasty mexican dishes. I reccomend joe's chimichanga - the best i've ever eaten). Very wide selection of delicious cocktails. Great for parties or just a lunch. Salads are not so good, but with everything else mistakes fade away. Deffinitely reccomend!

Thank foodloverka
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This placehas very little variety outside of typical maxican style food. I ordered 'Joe's Burger' and it was cooked 'rare' which was not a nice meal for me. Cocktails and drinks were good, but had no 'Union' or other Slovene beer. Staff however were amazing...More

Thank Aine R
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We visited after a ballet in the opera house so it was very close. A margerita is always a good solution. Loved their coctails. We try and a plate with chicken ( I don't remember the name :( ) and it was good too.

Thank Katerina S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Mexican, Bar
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
00:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cankarjeva cesta 6, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia (Formerly Joe Pena's Cantina Bar)
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Upper Carniola Region  >  Ljubljana
  • Phone Number: +386 1 251 08 68
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