Cantina del Centro - Kelowna

4.5
68 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mexican

Top tags:

Good Vegetarian Options
Casual

Allow Cantina Del Centro to transport you to the streets of Mexico via Kelowna, BC - where they have perfected the formula of authentically unique Mexican street food, craft cocktail service and a friendly, upbeat atmosphere.

Only accepting limited reservations in the evenings, allowing for the majority of our tables to be sat in a first come, first served basis.

If you do have a reservation with us, know you will have the table for 2 hours from the reserved time. We will hold the table for you for 15 minutes, if you are running late for any reason, please give us a call and let us know.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 68 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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Food
4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNicoleM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Abrupt welcome. Not super friendly. For for the appies and drinks. Portions very small for price

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vipJuliemazzei
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great night. Overall would recommend. But we ordered our drinks and food at the same time and food came out like 5-10 before drinks.

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PatH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Cantina del Centro in Nelson, and were happy to see that there is now one in Kelowna. We were a group of 4, and everyone loved it! The food was well prepared and tasty, and service was friendly, quick and efficient. We sat inside, and loved the garage door open to the street. It was noisy, but we were still able to hear each other and chat. The decor here is more industrial, and feels more open and less cozy, but still appealing. If you order the churros, note that they are huge!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING. That is all.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

It was so loud I felt like I had to shout across 2ft of table and the tables were super close together.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

Server was horrendous and rude. But everything else was 12/10!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good vibes! Exceptional cocktails

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Larissa
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere. They were very accommodating of our group.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing! Definitely would eat here again!

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GayleS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Outstanding new place to go with friends. Bright lively and fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome atmosphere, authentic tacos ,yummy marguerites!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Server was knowledgeable/ friendly and well timed. Food quality was very good/ fresh/flavorful and good portion size.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere! Amazing service! The food was very tasty BUT if you are hungry and ordering a quesadilla ORDER 2 or more!!! Our quesadillas were the exact same size as our 5 + 7 year olds from the kids menu! Tiny little 8” tortilla folded in half with little inside. Came with no sides or anything! I feel chips should have been a complimentary starter and pay only for your choice of the amazing salsas. Enchiladas and burritos were huge portions. Not sure about the tacos but very disappointed in the quesadillas. Not family oriented after 6pm.

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JEBWK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always amazing, service is great. Lots of GF and vegetarian options.

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HeatherB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. Service was a little slow, not enough to be an issue. Fun place to be with great atmosphere

DB
DarleneB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was father's day..but no tosdaos..and no non alcoholic beer.
But the food was amazing.
Was wondering why no Mexican music !,!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Service and atmosphere are nice. Portions and quality poor. Most of the food was a miss, especially the tacos which are dry and not very tasty. Drinks were ice heavy. Not in a hurry to return despite love of Mexican cuisine.

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vipTinaYVR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

fantastic food, especially the beef enchilada and the lamb taco ... margaritas perfect ... service fabulous ... location excellent

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Two small tacos and tater tots for $14.00 seemed a little steep. I get that they have a creation and everything yet were super small for the price.

They were really good and would look at other options on the menu to see if the food has more value for the dollar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food drinks and staff

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vipLauraV
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Coconut habanero margarita was fantastic!

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RocmM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Drinks: If you're looking for Margaritas, go here!

Food: Had 3 veggie tacos (1 avocado kimchi) and my partner had 2 meat and 1 avocado. Both agreed the Avo Kimchi taco was the best. Ordered another it was so good! Mexican fries (tater tots) were also decent.

Seating: Counter/Bar seats are ACTUALLY comfortable.

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Trevor
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another solid and enjoyable experience at Cantina!

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Zack
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place and incredible food. Our server was great too. Very cool.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went here for lunch on our 10th year anniversary date! Nicole was an awesome server!!! She made some great recommendations and go bled up every bite! We wished we could’ve stayed a few more days to go back an enjoy some other options, but next time we are in town this will be one of our first stops! PLEASE BRING THIS PLACE TO CALGARY! We need a good Mexican Restraunt!!

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ANNICK
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

What a great new addition to kelowna dining scene. Everything was great. If your looking for cheap Mexican food and drink this is not the place. You get what you pay for I guess.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, beyond excellent service. Would definitely go back

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MeganW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Best atmosphere! You feel like you are in Mexico. Food is always really good and consistent. Great drinks and great service.

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vipIndraT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and cocktails are divine. The service was impeccable. Nicole always hooks us up with fantastic service and MJ's cocktails are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The spot for low-key and happy nights out! I love the vibe and all the staff! Social distancing is done well, you never feel like there are others around but it's always packed because the food is good. This was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary, and we will keep coming back!

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MBCalgary
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Tacos were more authentic than you usually get this far north and the double shell makes them quite filling. Very tasty! Good margs as well. Seemed to be the busiest place on Bernard on a quiet Tuesday night. Music is loud but not obnoxious. Great staff!

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DarleneB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

2nd time here..good food. Would like to see homemade chips to go with the dips.
And tosdaos on the menu.
And Mexican music.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place. The ambiance was amazing, Dustin and Zoe made our experience one to remember. Those two are the reason we will be back, thank you and see you soon:)

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, delicious drink menu. We had an amazing time here! The servers/staff made a special night even better.

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AnneM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Friendly atmosphere with excellent service. Hard drinks are a little pricey, but very tasty and lots of liquor. Burritos were very filling and tasty as was the Pescados tacos. Enchilladas were okay.

Would go again.

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Trevor
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt like a mini vacation to Mexico! Wonderfully flavorful food and great service and ambiance!

JM
JaneM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a reservation and we had to wait for a bit to get in. The host gave us a round of Margaritas which definitely made the wait worthwhile. Zoe was our server and she was very knowledgeable about the menu and was great giving suggestions for ordering. The food was awesome. I will definitely be going again. The mango margarita was the best I’ve ever had!

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MollyD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was a very young, modern, fresh restaurant with amazing food and drinks. The staff and other patrons were super friendly. The vibe at Cantina is just off the hook. We had a lovely time. My only complaint is they gave us a 9:30 reservation and closed at 10 so we felt a little rushed, I would have liked to have more time, and I would have bought more drinks but we sat down pretty much at last call.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food, drinks and ambience! Great energy

LB
LisaB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Veronica (Roni) is outstanding in providing such a fabulous experience for us!

FAQs

Cantina del Centro - Kelowna does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cantina del Centro - Kelowna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (778) 484-0887.

Cantina del Centro - Kelowna is rated 4.5 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.