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The Cantina
966 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista
Phone: (805) 968-2862

Reviews by the General Public

Local and Great
Reviewer: Sarah from Santa Barbara, CA
My company recently had a potluck and decided to have Mexican food. I prefer to use local businesses, so I decided on this place. Cesar and his brother were more than accommodating. Food was packaged in sturdy containers, and was very hot when it left their restaurant. They do delivery, but we decided to pick up. The food was great and everyone ate everything off their plates. I love it when you find gems like The Cantina. I am most definitely going to use them again.

Breakfast burritos are out of this world!
Reviewer: Bethany from Santa Barbara, CA
By far THE best breakfast burritos. You've read it here multiple go try em'. They are the'll see!

Delicious Breakfast Burritos
Reviewer: Nicole from Goleta, CA
This place has the best breakfast burritos. I love the fact you can get two sizes!

Good Food, smaller portions
Reviewer: Glenn from Buellton
Good option for IV folk tired of the other mexican places there as they have really good breakfast burritos and no language issues talking while your order is being taken. Lunch/Dinner Servings seemed smaller than the giant Super Cuca or FreeBirds entrees if you are looking for a lot of food(in that I got a tamale plate with all of one tamale on it). Between Rosaritas next door and this place I'd probably pick this one. Super Cucas is the best Mex in IV though.

Reviewer: brian from Santa Barbara, CA
I lived in IV for nearly a year and a half before I ever set foot inside. I had always seen the sign outside boasting about their bfast burritos but I thought (yeah right) being a huge Cuca's fan. OH man, these burritos are the tastiest things in town!! I love cucas but cantina knows how to do a breakfast burrito right!

Reviewer: Poposhkin from Santa Barbara, CA

Reviewer: Liz from Isla Vista, ca
The best breakfast burritos I've ever had. Super fresh! Not a huge fan of their guacomole though (a bit too smooth), but everything else is wonderful!

Reviewer: Peter from IV
Great place. Very tasty steak for the steak quesidillas and tacos. Portions not too large. The guy who works there is awesome, but there has been huge bump in prices...I think the steak quesidilla, which is not good enough for 1 meal for one man, went up more than a dollar to about 4.70 or around there, before tax. change in pricing-May 2008

Best Breakfast Burritos
Reviewer: Brian from Santa Barbara
Best hands down!

Best Mexican Food in IV
Reviewer: Evan from isla vista
I went to UCSB for my first three years and did not step a foot inside La Cantina, what a mistake!! Their chicken is delicious in every entree, the Tostadas are tasty for a great value, and the breakfast burritos can't be beat! I recommend this to any out-of-towner for lunch.

Reviewer: Erin from Huntington Beach, CA
Please, please, please consider opening a restaurant in Seal Beach or Huntington Beach - we desperately miss Cantina breakfast burritos and think it would be better for the environment to not have to drive 2 hours to eat. Love you guys!

Love it!
Reviewer: Karen from Santa Barbara
I really like the Cantina. Yes, the breakfast burritos are great, but so are the "regular" burritos, the quesadillas, the soft tacos. I love the potato taquitos and was disappointed when they took one of the days off...they only serve them once a week now. The staff is always friendly and the "runny red" salsa is to die for.

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