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765 Emerald Bay Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA

Cantina Appetizers

Rock Shrimp Quesadilla. .  10.95
Sautéed rock shrimp with garlic, white wine, caramelized onions, mushrooms,
tomatoes and cheese, served in a sun dried tomato and basil tortilla

Calamari . . .9.50
Tender calamari strips, breaded and fried, served with cocktail and creamy dill sauces

 Southwestern Skins . . . 7.95
Crisp potato shells filled with shredded chicken, our spicy BBQ sauce and melted cheese,
 topped with scallions and served with ranch dressing

Chingalingas. . . 7.50
Seasoned shredded chicken wrapped in flour tortilla, fried and served with sour cream and guacamole

Fiesta Platter . . . 14.95
Assortment of chingalingas, calamari, BBQ potato skins, poppers and chicken wings,
served with a selection of sauces.

Nachos Grande . . . 9.50
half order . . . 7.50
Our fresh corn tortilla chips topped with beans, ranchero sauce, cheddar and jack cheese,
 jalapenos, tomato, scallions and olives; choice of chicken, beef, carnitas or vegetarian

Poppers . . . 7.50
Breaded jalapeno peppers filled with cream cheese, fried and served with tomatillo sauce

Spicy Buffalo Wings . . . 7.95
Hot and spicy chicken wings served with your choice of our house BBQ sauce or HOT Buffalo sauce

 Smoked Chicken Quesadilla . . . 9.95
Our house-smoked chicken breast in a chili tortilla with caramelized onions sautéed
mushrooms and cheddar and jack cheese served with sour cream and guacamole

Cantina Salads

Taco Salad . . . 9.95
Fluted flour tortilla filled with fresh greens and topped with grilled chicken or steak, finished with jack and cheddar cheeses, kidney beans,tomatoes, scallions and choice of dressing

Oriental Chicken Salad . . . 9.95
 Grilled marinated chicken breast over mixed greens with julienne vegetables, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, snow peas and tortilla strips, served with our homemade sesame dressing

Tostada Grande . . . 9.95
Large flour tortilla shell filled with lettuce, shredded beef, chicken or carnitas, tomato, cheese, olives, scallions, sour cream and guacamole,
choice of dressing

Caesar Salad,... ...6.95
Romaine lettuce tossed with our house Caesar dressing, fresh grated Parmesan cheese and garlic croutons
(with Grilled Chicken Breast, add 3.00)

Dinner Salad . . . 4.00
House greens with broccoli, cauliflower, carrot and red cabbage with cucumber, sliced tomato,  choice of dressings

Cantina Como Plates

Served with rice and beans:
Beef Taco, Beef Burrito, Beef Enchilada, Beef Chimichanga, Beef Tamale, Chicken Taco, Chicken Burrito, Chicken Enchilada, Chicken Chimichainga, Chicken Tamale, Cheese Enchilada, Bean and Cheese Burrito, Pork Verde Enchilada, Carnitas Taco, Chile Relleno

One Item -7.95, Two Items -10.50, Three Items -12.50
Cantina Mexican Margaritas - Voted Best of Tahoe

Cantina Mexican Favorites

Steak or Chicken  Fajitas . . .12.95
 with Shrimp . . . 16.50
Marinated steak, chicken breast, or shrimp with sweet peppers, onions, squeeze of lime,
garnish and tortillas to make your own soft tacos

Cantina Burrito . . . 11.50
Grilled chicken or beef wrapped in flour tortilla with caramelized onions and guacamole, 
topped with ranchero sauce and served
with rice and beans

Hombre Burrito . . . 10.50
Tender braised beef Colorado, rice, beans and guacamole, folded in a large flour tortilla
 and topped with red chili sauce and cheese

Cholo Burrito . . . 9.95
Shredded chicken with rice, beans and guacamole, wrapped in flour tortilla and topped
 with ranchero sauce and cheese

El Papagayo Burrito . . .9.95
Pork Carnitas with rice, beans and guacamole in flour tortilla with pico de gallo sauce and cheese

Carnitas . . . 11.50
Our famous, tender, slow cooked pork roast, served with rice and beans, tortillas
and garnish to make your own soft tacos

Chili Colorado . . . 11.95
Slow simmered, tender beef chunks in red chili sauce, served with rice and beans,
and choice of flour or corn tortillas

Chile Verde . . . 10.95
Tender braised chunks of pork in a green chili and tomatillo sauce, served with
rice and beans and choice of tortillas

Carne Asada Tacos . . . 10.95
Two soft corn tortillas, double wrapped around marinated, grilled sirloin steak, garnished with cilantro, onion, guacamole, and pico de gallo salsa, served with rice and black beans

Smoked Chicken Mole Enchiladas. . .11.00
Smoked chicken breast in corn tortillas with our homemade rich and spicy mole sauce,
served with black beans and rice

Fish Tacos . . . 10.50
Grilled Mahi Mahi in a soft flour tortillas with lime-cilantro mayonnaise, shredded cabbage,
 cheese and pico de gallo, served with rice and beans

Camarones Al Mojo De Ajo. . . 16.50
Sautéed prawns and garlic with white wine, tomatoes, olives, scallions and butter,
served with back beans, rice and tortillas

Calamari Relleno . . . 14.50
Calamari steak stuffed with three cheeses, olives, scallions, then dipped in beer batter,
fried and served with lime sauce and tropical fruit salsa

Smoked Chicken Polenta ..  10.95
Our house smoked chicken breast, grilled and served over scallion polenta with ancho
 chile demi-glace, orange pico de gallo and accompanied with grilled vegetables

BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs
half slab . .12.95     full slab . . 15.95
Tender roast pork ribs, brushed with our spicy BBQ sauce, served with french fries or cole slaw

Top Sirloin Steak . . . 14.95
8 oz top sirloin steak, rubbed with  spices, grilled and covered with  caramelized onions and
sweet and spicy brown sauce, served with jalapeno mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables

Blue Corn Salmon . . . 14.95
Fresh salmon fillet, dusted with blue corn meal, sautéed and served with corn and
avocado salsa, grilled vegetables and jalapeno mashed potatoes

Texas Crab Cakes . . .15.95
Three deliciously seasoned, sauteed crab cakes served on jalapeno cream sauce,
accomanied with grilled vegetables and rice

Vegetarian Selections

Papas Tacos . . . 6.95
Seasoned, sautéed potatoes in flour tortillas with lettuce, tomato and cheese,
served with rice and black beans

Vegetarian Pasta . . . 8.95
 Rotelle pasta tossed with tomatoes,  garlic, artichoke hearts, olives and cilantro in
sherry wine sauce, topped with grilled  vegetables and Parmesan cheese

<>Vegetable Burrito . . .  7.95
Grilled vegetables, rice, black beans,  guacamole, and salsa, wrapped in a flour tortilla
 with Vera Cruz sauce and melted cheese

Spinach Enchiladas. . . 9.95

Sauteed fresh spinach with mushrooms, garlic and caramelized onions, wrapped in
corn tortillas with jalapeno cream sauce, served with rice and black beans


Cantina Mexican Beverages

Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, Milk . . 1.50

Smoothie . . . 4.00
Made with your choice of fresh fruit

Soft Drinks . . . 1.50
Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Orange Soda,
Root Beer, Mr. Pib

Woody . . . 2.50
 Blend of fruit juice with Sprite

Juices . . . 1.50
 Apple, orange, cranberry, grapefruit, 
lemonade, fruit punch

Mineral Water . . . . 1.75


Southwestern Reuben. . . 8.95
Lean pastrami with Swiss cheese, green chilies and sauerkraut on grilled rye bread, served with choice of French fries or coleslaw

French Dip Sandwich . . . 8.95
 Thin sliced roast beef with caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms and jack cheese, served with au jus and choice of French fries or cole slaw

Cantina Burger . . . 7.50
1/3 pound of ground beef brushed with our smoky marinade and grilled to order,  served with choice of French fries or cole slaw, add 50 for each of the following items:  swiss, jack or cheddar cheese, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions

Stir-Fry Wrap . . . 9.50
Strips of chicken breast with Asian vegetables and sesame sauce, wrapped in a spinach and herb tortilla, served with a choice of French fries or cole slaw

Mexican Club Wrap . . . 9.50
Smoked chicken breast, bacon, lettuce, tomato, guacamole and chipotle mayonnaise, wrapped in a chile tortilla and served with your choice of french fries or cole slaw

Please be sure to save enough room to enjoy one of our great desserts!
 You'll find them listed on the table display. 


We Accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover; please, no personal checks. Seventeen percent gratuity may be added to parties of six or more. We are not responsible for lost or stolen articles and we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

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