Mexican on Victoria (Cabo Cantina)

With only a few weeks left for this adventure to end, me and my friends went to experience the decadence of Mexican cuisine in Niagara Falls. With an increasing number of Mexican students and tourists, Niagara Falls has an ample amount of restaurants that features Mexican cuisine. Mexican food is known for using a variety of spices. It is not meant for the weak of heart and stomach however for those who loves spicy food Mexican cuisine will open new doors to flavors their taste buds didn’t know existed.

For my adventure this week, I went to Cabo Cantina a well presented Mexican restaurant in Victoria Ave near Clifton Hill. Upon entering the first thing I was told by the hostess was that they will stop serving food in 20 minutes when it was only 8 pm. Even though a wish had been nice I acknowledged her statement and took my seat. The restaurant itself is pleasant and ambiance was themed towards Mexican culture. I was offered the menu and keeping the prior warning in mind I gave my order ASAP. I ordered Nachos as my starter and Mexican tacos and some local Mexican soft drink to go with my mains.

I realized that they were closing early due to the lack of customers which is when my nachos arrived after and they were cooked to perfection with cheese covering those golden chips and the occasional bite of grilled chicken with sprinkled green onion. My tacos followed shortly I was halfway done through my nachos. They didn’t meet my expectancy and were tasteless.

I spent about 50 dollars for two on my food bill which met my budget fairly. I can recommend my friends to give Cabo Cantina a try during the summer and order nachos and Jarritos soda on a hot summer evening with friends.

Now the ratings

  • Price – 3.5/5
  • Taste – 3.5/5
  • Service – 3.5/5
  • Ambiance – 4/5
  • Overall experience – 3.5/5
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7 thoughts on “Mexican on Victoria (Cabo Cantina)

  1. Great post, I was actually there a few weeks ago. Their cornbread as an appetizer is really good. What kind of tacos did you order? I had the pulled pork ones and really enjoyed them.

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  2. It’s kind of sad to admit, but after living in Niagara all my life, I really haven’t experienced much of its cuisine. I am always turned off by all of the “touristy” places and try to find unique and authentic places. After your review this definitely makes me want to go and try Cabo Cantina–I do love my spicy food!

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  3. Great review! I’ve had some bad experiences with Mexican food (won’t go into detail there) but I may have to give Cabo Cantina a try. Nachos to start for sure!

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  4. I’ve been to the Cabo. It’s a pretty great place but then again I just love Mexican food. I even like Taco Bell but that’s not traditional. It was great read! Keep up the good work sir.

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  5. You should give Chili & Agave in St. Catharines a try. Best Mexican restaurant I’ve ever been too. The owners just opened up Zapata downtown as well, which similar results.

    But if Cabo is good too, I’ll have to give it a shot and see if it breaks through my faves.

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