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PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$12
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Managed to squeeze us in at short notice on a busy night. Very attentive and accommodating of or friends toddler with us. Lovely Mexican food.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 30 April 2022 via mobile

Never welcoming. I’ve been a number of times, always because the a group I’m dining with wants to try it. Every time I hope I’ll have a better experience but I don’t because despite such atmospheric decor, the staff just don’t seem bothered that you...are there. I will say however that this visit we were served by a really young guy who was inexperienced but enthusiastic. The meals are ok, margaritas ok. Just wish they could put some enthusiasm into hosting their diners.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 6 May 2021

I'm always happy with the food. Good, provincial style mexican. Great mojitos. But the service and contact by phone is always lacklustre.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 16 March 2021 via mobile

Really yummy Mexican food and the sangria was the best I have had. Plenty of options for a coeliac which is perfect

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 15 March 2021 via mobile

We ate here with a group of 8 friends on Saturday night. We had to change our booking time later twice that day. The staff were so friendly and so accomodating. The atmosphere in the restaurant is excellent. The food is delicious and the service...is fantastic. We love to go back again.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 13 March 2021

The food is really good. But they do need to speed service up a bit. It will be interesting to see if the service issue is just lack of staff due to covid or a management issue.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 13 February 2021 via mobile

We have been here many times in the past... first visit back after a couple of years... definitely a different place... service very poor. Entrees ok... mains lacking some love... desserts terrible. The chocolate mousse was more like a hard chocolate sauce which was chewy......we won't be rushing back. The only saving grace was Nicola's happy face and attentiveness.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 8 November 2020 via mobile

Great food and service although one of our meals was forgotten. No Chardonnay for four Chardonnay drinkers, but okay Pinot Noir. They were very busy and the atmosphere was great so we'll forgive them and definitely go back.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 9 August 2020

What happened to Customer Service?! Firstly,food was pretty good. The service we got from the owner was just shocking!! From the moment turned up( 4 pax/6.30 booking) we were rushed to leave,, after taking our $$! We were not told about the 2 seating policy...so at 7.30 (1 hour after arrival!!) we were told we will have to leave as table was re-booked. This is not ok. Nicola then came over( after already being super pushy when we were looking at the menu, rushing us to order,very rudely) and told us 'this is how it is, cheap and cheerful '! Firstly,there is nothing cheap about 28$ for a main, in 1 hour we spent over $200 between the 4 of us!! We did not even get a chance to look at the dessert menu as we knew there was no time for us to enjoy desserts...And how about respecting the customer as supposed to just taking their $ and rushing them out!!? Informing customers when they book about your seating policy is a good way to keep them happy as we were hoping to find a place to chill for the evening and catch up with one another. Needless to say, all of us were disappointed and will be sharing our experience. You no longer have the tourist trade so I suggest trying to keep the locals happy! I'm annoyed that we spent our hard-earned $$ here and won't be doing it again!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 7 July 2020

Great atmosphere and good service. Wine seemed watered down. Yummy quesadillas for lunch but presentation lacking..a bit of garnish on the dishes would have made them look as appetising as they tasted.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Nicola's Cantina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5