Cuisine: Mexican
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25

Cantinas are the cornerstone of Mexican cultural heritage.

Cantinas are places where you kickback, chat, eat, drink and experience a celebration of life, where business, gossip, politics, art and religion are readily discussed.

The Alley Cantina experience is relaxed, laid back and unpretentious.

Friendly staff, tasty drinks and a menu that includes fantastically fresh Mexican fare.

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Alley Cantina
140 George Street
Dunedin

Open Hours:
Mon-Thu: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Phone: 027 433 4479
Website: www.alleycantina.co.nz

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Alley Cantina
Location: Dunedin Central
Cuisine: Mexican
Mains: $15 - $25

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Yum food and good service

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Sarah Bayne

Lovely meal at Alley Cantina. Meals came out quite quickly after ordering. They were all a good size and very tasty.
A little disappointing that no one checked we were going ok, refilled our water or asked if we needed any more drinks.
We asked for our plates to be cleared and for the dessert menu.
Good value for money and a relaxed atmosphere.

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Great hosts and service. Meals were generous portions and looked great. Will definitely come back with the family!

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Claudia Babirat

I celebrated my 40th birthday with my family at Alley Cantina. The atmosphere was really good, we were seated in a funky little room right by a warm fire and were supplied with colourful sombreros to help us get into a celebratory mood! My partner and I spent time in Baja a couple of years ago, it was great to be immersed in the tastes and sounds of Mexico again. Thank you!

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We love mexican food...and always enjoyed the taste of the food at Alley Cantina.....
LOVE the taste of the avocado dip....it is so tasty........
Great Service....

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Megan Connelly

Alley Cantina was an experience as soon as you walk through the door, it has a fun ambiance with perfectly presented food that is delicious and amazing service to top it off! Well worth the visit and will definitely be returning

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Ceri Dell

Very friendly staff and fantastic food!

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Teilah Ferguson

Just wow! Alley Cantina never fails to please. Walking down the alley and being welcomed by that distinctive beautiful smell makes my mouth water. The only disappointment that I have is that I come out so incredibly full because I can’t resist the perfectly cooked nachos! I would recommend this restaurant for small groups to dine by the fire and large groups can dine to have a nice party. Overall, this place creates a great atmosphere to enjoy beautiful meal.

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Braxton-lee Hoeta

Great night at Alley Cantina - our waiter was very lovely and approachable, our food was delicious and the atmosphere was great!

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The food was great, the speed of ordering, was very efficient.

In terms of service, there wasnt anyone at our area, so we had to stand up to ask for someone to take our order, and later when we wanted to order dessert, there wasnt anyone around to provide us with a menu, so we had to standup to retrieve this, we ended up not ordering and just decided to get dessert elsewhere.

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Fun ambience. Friendly waitstaff. Homemade hips and salsa were delicious. Enchiladas super tasty. Fajita meat prepared a little differently than I am used to. I prefer sliced whole pieces. This was chopped and mixed with something. Almost more lettuce wrap style.

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Bex Rodger

Lovely meal, the platter for one has such great variety and is really tasty - thanks for a nice evening out!

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great place, always have a good time here love the menu great value!!

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Tammuz Downie

Amazing food and amazing service 10/10

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Matt O'Neill

First table is a great idea. Beautiful meal

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Braxton-lee Hoeta

Amazing service and food. The portion sizes were very good value, we got the enchiladas, burrito & quesadillas and it was plenty! We will definitely be back :)

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Rebecca Walker

great food and service :)

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Sophie Elliott

Great food - best nachos I’ve had and a massive portion size!!
Also loved the churro sundaes.
Thanks Alley cantina we will be back!

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Betty Mullens

10/10!

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Beautiful food. Fast service. And a nice cosy fire to sit near on a cold night. Had a great time with a great friend

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We will 100% be going back to Alley Cantina. The food is amazing and the service is awesome. The owner was our waiter and he did everything he could to make sure we had what we needed. We have a toddler and the food was a bit spicy for her and he was so good at helping bring her things that she enjoyed. Great experience!!! I love that they are on first table!!!

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Sandra Lowe

Had an AMAZING night.. my 11 and 9 year old boys had a fantastic time too... would defo go again!!!

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Dave Nicky Calder

meal was really tasty and we were very full at the end of our meals . sat beside the fire which was lovely and warm . thank you

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Victoria Clark

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! We entered the restaurant, greeted by friendly staff. Sat down at the cutest wee table lit with a candle. Food was so fast and sooooo delicious. Highly recommend the cheesy jalapeño bites (and everything else on the menu for that matter). Best service, best food. We will be back!!

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Kate Laracy

Great food and an awesome atmosphere!

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I ordered the tacos and they were amazing! I really enjoyed the food. Definitely worth checking out :-)

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Food continues to be excellent at the Cantina. The platter is a good choice!

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Good food, great price! Service could've been better :)

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Amelia Lovell

Sitting right by the fire we were nice and toasty, the food was excellent, as were the cocktails and the service! Will definitely be going back again!

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Abigail Fergus

The food was delicious and the portions were huge! Get the churros, they were amazing.

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Meg Thompson

Really great place and so affordable!

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Amelia Jory

Really enjoyed the food and service, friendly staff and fun environment,
thanks guys!

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Great service. The meal which was the beef burritto was okay - not exceptional,

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Hannah Gunther

Alley Cantina was the perfect mid exam break! Food was great, and my friend who accompanied me was so impressed that they didn’t change extra for gluten free, and that they had so many choices available. I am also vegetarian and found there was heaps to choose from. Great atmosphere, felt like a world away :)

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Tania Stewart

This was our first, first table booking and we really enjoyed it. The food was great, service amazing, we had a great experience and I totally recommend going. Thank you Alley C xx

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Gizaya Nasution

The food is okay is not amazing but not bad either. We got Alley Platter to share the deep fried food is good its crispy and not soggy. The food is pretty much good and the taste is balance between the acid, spiciness, and a bit sweet. If there's 3.5 I will give 3.5 i quite like their churros its crispy on the outside and looks nice. The downside is there's to much cinnamon sugar in it so its kinda messy when I eat it.
The service is excellent the lady was really nice and be patient with our group of four. And look after us quite well. In the end my friend was ask her to split the payment and she said ok. But its a bit confusing for her in the end. She kind of a bit uncomfortable with it. In the end she said i need to pay one more ice cream and i said ok but i show her my receipt and actually i paid the right she even charge me 50v overcharge. I say is ok its only 50c but she give me back the money. I like the way she honest and be patient to us. While theres a customer coming and i said you can serve them first.
Alley Cantina is a cool place to enjoy time with friends. I like the vibes and was sitting near the fire so its very warm. I love it very mexican Vibes.

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We ordered the nachos and a burrito. The nachos are great as always, with deliciously light chips and shredded pork. Dish sizes are great value and left us very satisfied. The churros were cooked nicely with a good balance of crunchiness and softness on the inside, although they were coated in a bit too much sugar for my liking. Warm and friendly ambiance to escape the cold bite of the wind outside.

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Ken Bennett

Having visited Mexico thought the place was fairly authentic. Food was standard Mexican fare tending toward ‘texmex’. Well prepared and tasty

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Jack Pivac

Excellent food, excellent service. Friendly and helpful. We both left feeling very full and content. Would highly recommend.

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Amy Spies

Really enjoyed our dinner here! Great service and fresh food! Will definitely be back

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Hannah Gunther

Awesome food and nice atmosphere

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Family Sim

It was a great dining experience - food and service was great. Warm fire going meant we were comfortable inside.

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Nicole Yen

Alley Cantina's always a good time with hearty Mexican food and the best candlelit atmosphere. Oh, and get the caipirinha, you're welcome.

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Steve Wykes

1st time we've finished this place and was really impressed with food. Nice little spot, didn't realize how big the place was.
As we arrived started to get busy so book early.

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Shannen Wright

The starters were super delicious would highly recommend getting any if not all of the 3 they offer. The meals were great too very large and filling but the offer doggie bags to counteract the meals being so large. Which works for everyone means you can eat it for lunch the next day and they don't have to throw out good food. For desert we got the churros they were presented really nicely with whipped cream and chocolate sauce was a good desert that we could split between the 4 of us to enjoy something sweet. Plus the restaurant does the best margaritas that go down perfectly with the food.

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Peter Gale

Relaxed and friendly environment with great service - particularly from little Mike the 'Mexican' waiter!! Excellent choice of well-priced tasty Mexican dishes and drinks...including Margaritas!! We were catching up with our son who is studying at Uni but Alley Cantina would be equally great for couples or larger groups. All that was missing was the Sombrero!! :)

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Jean O'Brien

Food was amazing. Service was amazing. Really well priced. Awesome atmosphere :)

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Always a great time with great food and service.

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My first visit here and certainly won't be my last. Food was so tasty and left feeling very satisfied. Service was excellent.

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Really nice, food was lovely and portions huge!! Loved the candles drink selection :)

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