|Cuisine Type |||Mexican|
|Ambiance |||Good For Kids, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites, Beer & Wine|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Head south on No. 1 Road until Chatham Street. Turn right and drive straight until 6th Avenue. On the north side of the street.|
|Cross Street |||6th Avenue|
|Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 11AM to 2PM; Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday 4PM to 10PM; Friday and Saturday 4 p..m. to 12 midnight; closed Monday.|
Profile Last Updated: April 02, 2009
The Little Mexico Cantina looks out of place on the edge of Steveston Village, a fishing outpost in Richmond. In an area where coffee shops, fish-and-chips joints, and Japanese restaurants are popular, this little 40-seat eatery has carved out a niche since opening its doors in 1993. Step inside the adobe-coloured exterior, and you’ll find yourself transported into a bustling cantina that looks like it belongs to a dusty Mexican town. Check out the exuberant décor: colourful sombreros, cactus plants, pinatas swinging from the ceiling, and a wall mural of Mayan heads and jungles.
The Best of Mexican Food
When you can't stop nibbling on the first item served — complimentary warm house-made chips and salsa — you know you’re in for a good dining experience. The food is simple and no fuss. The sauces and dips, including the salsa and guacamole, are home-made from scratch, as are the refried beans. But be warned: Mexican food isn’t for carb counters. Favourites include the soft-shell chicken tacos or the taquitas, stuffed corn tortillas. For some variety, make friends with the Three Amigos and dig into a cheese enchilada, chicken enchilada, and beef enchilada (served with their own red, spicy verde and mole sauces).
Heaps of Praise
Family-owned and operated, this humble eatery has wooed locals and tourists alike with its authentic flavours and reasonable prices. Little Mexico Cantina consistently wins local Readers’ Choice awards for Mexican food. The restaurant’s delicious margaritas also won first prize in the Richmond News Readers’ Choice awards in 2006.
Parking: Free street parking