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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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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Cankarjeva cesta 6, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good atmosphere, nice, friendly staff and the place is great decorated in mexican style. They offer special menu for students, portions are big. Sometimes it's a little bit crowded but it's ok, becouse they have outdoor seatings, so you can sit there.

Thank andjela2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely recommend this restaurant especially if you are hungry. Also prices are not high. Only one thing if you hate noisy places this restaurant isn't for you. Me and my friends usually order starters and we truly fill ourselfs up.

Thank karinremec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wer always come herw if we Stay in ljubljana. Very good food good Drinks and good beer and also a Good service

Thank andreassS2495DZ
Reviewed 12 March 2018

However noisy this place is, as it primarily seems to attract students and young crowds of friends, there's no way around the fact that its burger is extremely tasteful. The accompanying fries were also good, while the serving would have bnefitted from a little more...More

Thank Steinar V
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

I am coming to J.Peña’s for years; since it was opened. First as a student and now with a family. The food is always good and staff is friendly, specially Tamara who served us many time. Most of plates have on the table plate lot...More

2  Thank Maja S
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Frozen food and heated before serving + the portions are really small. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Despite the tequilas being quite good, 4€ for a shot is really to much.

Thank Igor D
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Average food, some of it below my standards (soft and oily fries, overcooked meat)but good cocktails and friendly waiter. Service was fast, eventhough the place was packed. Prices are reasonable for the centre of the town, starters (but enough for 2 people) around 7€, mains...More

Thank S198
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Strange to find a Mexican Cantina in Slovenia, but nice surprise. Good atmosphere, friendly waiters, good food, price reasonable. Located in centre, not too crowded place. If I want to taste something different in Ljubljana, I will return.

1  Thank mauro_ts_it
Reviewed 27 October 2017

If you are very hungry - this is great place for you. It's always crowdy and Spanish music is playing. Portions are big, staff is friendly and great, doing their job best they can. It would be 5 stars from me, but a lot of...More

Thank Falcon_pile
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Visited twice during our stay in Ljubljana, both times the food was amazing, prices were reasonable and the staff were extremely friendly. Quite a large choice of Mexican food and various cocktails.

Thank someRandomReviewer5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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