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The Cantina

10 Biltmore Plaza
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 505-7682
Five Stars
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For delicious Mexican food, served in a lively setting, plan for lunch or dinner at The Cantina in historic Biltmore Village. Serving a full menu of traditional Tex-Mex dishes, several regional specialties, as well as a handful of vegetarian and gluten-free entrees, The Cantina is sure to please anyone craving Mexican cuisine.

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Start out with a basket of endless chips and salsa while waiting for your entrée to arrive. There are lots of app to choose from -one of the favorites here in terms of appetizers is the Stuffed Grilled Avocado which can be made with shrimp or chicken.

All the traditional Mexican favorites like quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, and tacos can be found on the menu, plus a few creative regional dishes. One of the menu highlights here is the abundance of vegetarian and gluten-free choices - which is quite rare for a Mexican establishment.

All entrees are made in-house using fresh local produce when possible.

One delicious vegetarian option is the Spinach and Calabacitas enchiladas. This savory & filling entree is served alongside 2 sides of your choosing. Priced at just 14 bucks, it's a great deal in a touristy area of the city.

Their burritos are also fantastic, whether you go with the veggie stuffed "AsheVegas" or "The Big Boy" featuring a protein of your choice, onions, peppers, and sour cream. Priced at $15+, although the serving size is rather large and also includes 2 sides of your choice.

Be on the lookout for weekly specials including 1/2 priced margaritas on Mondays and $1 off fajitas and fish based entrees on Fridays.


Service is great with waitstaff being both friendly and attentive. Despite the busy traffic, meals never take that long. Sit back and relax and enjoy the housemade chips and salsa!


The setting at the Cantina is lively and modern. The dining area is spacious and nicely decorated. Outside, you will find a great patio for relaxing with a few margaritas during the spring and summer months. The best part of all - after your meal you can conveniently walk over to various shops in Biltmore Village.

Final Remarks

Stop by The Cantina if you are seeking a laid-back place to indulge in comforting Mexican fare. The premier location in touristy Biltmore Village makes this the perfect choice for tourists seeking a vacation-friendly dining experience.