Cantina Del Centro - Nelson

565 Baker St, Nelson
(250) 352-3737

Recent Reviews


This is a busy place and rightfully so. The service is excellent and the food does taste good as well. Good value. The only reason I did not give five stars is that most of the food one has to eat by hand and they don't give out cutlery. However I did see some dishes where they did get cutlery however for the most part it is served in small plates and is finger food.

Earlyrain Studio Photography

We stopped in Nelson, BC for the day and came across this quaint little Mexican/Latin American Cantina. It was a beautiful day so we sat on their patio. Good service with a great selection of Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas. Home made corn Tortillas. :) Have the Tres Leche Cake for dessert. It is AWESOME!!!

Troy Oddo

Food was authentic and delicious.. Portions where large. Server Erica was excellent!

Devon Crull

Fantastic tacos & margaritas! My wife is from Mazatlán and I lived in Mexico 10 years and we can say these tacos are 100% authentic! The tacos are a little smaller, but they don’t skimp in the meat, and the salsas are fantastic! The margaritas are also just the perfect strength. Great service too from Lily! We will definitely be back whenever we visit Nelson!

Honey Pell

Tasty tacos and margaritas!Visited on a Taco Tuesday. The place was super busy, but we did not have to wait long for a spot on the patio.Service was slow, but when the food and drinks arrived, they were good! The margaritas seemed over priced, but went down well on a hot evening.

Lloyd Steeves

Sat on patio, nice and comfy. Dogs couldn't hang around. Nelson has some bylaw, apparently. Not like other Kootenays cities where dog dishes are set out.

D Rose

We have eaten here 3 times now and every time it does not disappoint! Incredible tacos and strong margaritas! You cannot go wrong with anything you order!

Laura Buhler

The tuba tostadas we’re out of this world

Alan R.

The service was friendly and fun. Food was delicious. I had the Camaron Quesadilla and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My wife had the mole chicken quesadilla and she enjoyed it. She also had the coconut margarita which she said was delicious. We splurged and also had the churros. I was stuffed at the end and would recommend Cantina del Centro for sure.


I've eaten here LOTS. Every time it's delicious. The drinks are pricy but really good. I've had the tacos, burritos and brunches. You won't be disappointed. The service is friendly and not pretentious ( which you can get in Nelson). The atmosphere is cool end fun. It's got night life when there is no pandemic. A definite must go.

Tyler Bergen

Girlfriend says 5 stars for drinks and service, 4 for the tacos lacking a bit of flavor, personally I think it was 5 stars all around. So we will meet in the middle at 4.5 stars. Price is pretty good and yeah our servers were awesome. Music was great, Either way we will definitely be back to try more food. (She says more drinks)


Amazing Authentic Mexican food. A definite try when you go to Nelson. We started with the Trio Dips and chips, such great flavours. The enchiladas were to die for and my husband really enjoyed his burrito. The Churros are freshly made and so darn good!


I really loved the shrimp tacos!! It was really busy but Hannah was incredible. Super attentive and lovely. Fav restaurant in town <3

Lelonie Nimmo

We just went for drinks and wanted some flights of GOOD tequila. Zac knew so much and made for an exciting tequila tasting. Don Julio 1942 was a great call Zac


Love the food and drink, but their service needs improvement. Servers don't come around enough. They are always friendly, but they just need to be more on top of asking if you want more food and drinks. Their bills would be higher and they'd make more tips. I come here often enough, and I've had this thought for years.

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Cantina Del Centro - Nelson

565 Baker St, Nelson, BC V1L 4J1
(250) 352-3737