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“Terrible service and food; taco bell is better.”

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Cantina Bar & Grill at Pier Park
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Southwestern
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Terrible service and food; taco bell is better.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

It took 20minutes for anyone to ask our drink order after I complained about not seeing a server once. The people next to us didn't get served for an hour and then they left after one drink. We were just so disappointed; and this has happened 3 out of 3 times to us in the past year... this is a bad trend. Oh yeah- food was overpriced and not worth it; go to Peppers for better food and value.

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1 Thank Satherton
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English first
Panama City Beach, Florida
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Was very disappointed with everything about this restaurant.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

All of the restaurants I have visited at Pier Park have been above average until I tried this one. The food was not good and was overpriced, the service was terrible and the bathrooms were filthy. The place was not crowded at all and we sat for about 15 minutes before anyone even came over to take a drink order, it was another 30 before they took our food order and I finally gave up and got up and found my own placing for one of our party as the table was short one and no one ever came back to check on us again.

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank Lisa K
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Chicago, Illinois
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Poor food and service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

Our server seemed too busy doing something in the back room to attend to us. No suggestions were made or recommendations. We had to ask for refills on sodas and on chips. The serving portions were small and bland tasting. We will never go back. There are several other restaurants in Pier Park which will receive our business.

  • Visited March 2011
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3 Thank Tom L
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Panama City Beach, Florida
1 review
“Great Comedy ever Thursday night!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2011

This is a hidden gem. You can see Nationally touring acts every Thursday night, and the price is only $5 or $7.

Visited August 2011
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Thank FunnyBusiness246
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Lubbock, Texas
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great service, but food and drinks were only average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

We arrived about 7:00pm on a Wednesday night and should've known better than to stay as were the only people in the entire restaurant aside from bar patrons.

We are family of 4 and have 2 small kids. Our server was excellent in all aspects but that is unfortunately the high point of the whole meal.

The queso is white cheese and was decent, but very non-traditional. My kids got kids enchiladas that were pretty good. I got chicken burrito and it was just ok - mostly bland. My wife got black bean burrito and it was marginal as well. None of our food was "bad", it just wasn't great.

Margarita on rocks was awful. Dreadful, terrible, nasty, bitter, uninspired kind of awful. This margarita is an embarrassment to other margaritas. I don't really know what else to say about this. If you go to the trouble to tout your own margaritas in your print ads - make sure they are actually good first.

I feel like we wasted one of our dinners on this place.

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2 Thank mtm_1981
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