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Joe Pena's Cantina y Bar

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Mexican, Bar, Pub
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Cankarjeva cesta 6, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia (Formerly Joe Pena's Cantina Bar)
+386 1 251 08 68
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10:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 00:00 - 01:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This placehas very little variety outside of typical maxican style food. I ordered 'Joe's Burger' and it was cooked 'rare' which was not a nice meal for me. Cocktails and drinks were good, but had no 'Union' or other Slovene beer. Staff however were amazing and accommodating, lovely to interact with. Prices were high for the quality of the food.

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Thank Aine R
Thessaloniki, Greece
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited after a ballet in the opera house so it was very close. A margerita is always a good solution. Loved their coctails. We try and a plate with chicken ( I don't remember the name :( ) and it was good too.

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Thank Katerina S
Stockholm, Sweden
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233 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A charming place with good service and good food. I would say very affordable. The food is good prepared and the drinks are nice.

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Thank sokriw
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place: in the very center of Ljubljana, nice inside and nice outside, when it's warm enough. The music inside might be too loud. Food: Mexican, well-done and beautifully served Drink: whatever goes with the food, I like it with beer - domestic or Mexican Staff: young and quick

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Thank Jani R
Odessa, Ukraine
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Jose Pena restaurant is nearby the Best Western Hotel in Ljubljana. Both the food and service are terrific. However, you may to wait a bit because it gets crowded in the evenings. The crowd is especially thick on the weekends when large numbers of students gather at the restaurant in taking advantage of their student discounts. Enjoy.

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Thank Richard V
Dinnington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We eat on a Saturday evening without a prior booking. The place was heaving but we sat at the Bar (bit like our many visits to the USA) and found this very satisfactory. Because the place was full the ambience was great - as were the staff. Fortunately we decided against a starter course of shared nachos because our main... More 

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Thank johnandjoan14
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The dish i ordered was too moist, nothing was crunchy, the meat tasted vinegary and a little bit like wine, and overall it was too salty. (The meal i am talking about it: asado de pavo) I really thought the food will be great, because of all the reviews. But i was dissapointed by the quality, also the prices aren't... More 

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Thank Andraž P
Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Just had dinner with friends over there. Absolutely gorgeous place to have a bite and a drink. Those who love Mexican food will enjoy every dish on offer, the buzz of the night, people laughing their guts out (and we were not an exception !!) - all this calls for a great experience to have in Ljubljana. It's close to... More 

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Thank ElenaF007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Really good food and very kind staff. I would go back again with no doubt. Comida muy buena y servicio amable. Volvería sin duda.

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Thank Teresa S
Lisbon, Portugal
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The place it is really cosy, Loved the decoration, and the paintings on the roof. I really loved to have lunch here, the quality it is really good! normally this kind of food (mexican) it is a bit heavy but this one i found healthy and soft. The deserts are also really good. The Bathrooms are up stairs, so if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 17
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 01:00
Monday
10:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
00:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cankarjeva cesta 6, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia (Formerly Joe Pena's Cantina Bar)
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Upper Carniola Region  >  Ljubljana
  • Phone Number: +386 1 251 08 68

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?