Welcome to La Cantina

“A Little Taste of Mexico”

Home to Kirkwood’s very own Robert Trevino, Chef Trevino gathers inspiration from his roots in Monte Morelos Mexico & San Antonio Texas. Chef Trevino, or as he has been more affectionately dubbed “Roberto”, has over 30 years of restaurant experience & now brings his unique skills to St. Louis’ finest Mexican restaurant serving both Amigo’s Cantina, and La Cantina in Webster Groves, MO!

La Cantina is the “brother” of Amigo’s Cantina, visit Amigo’s site here!

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The Story…

A word that can refer to a variety of places and establishments: A saloon, bar or corner.

In the southwestern part of the US, this means a place with a Mexican motif that serves traditional Mexican alcoholic drinks.

Long ago in rural Mexico, a cantina traditionally referred to a kind of bar that was frequented only by men for the purpose of imbibing alcohol and partaking of Botanas (little bites).

As time passed, cantina owners realized that by allowing women into the cantinas, men stayed longer. As a result, the atmosphere became more joyful, which made the cantinas more profitable.

Our staff would like to salute the first cantina owners for having the business sense to change the old tradition.

Features of La Cantina include two private Balcony rooms for parties, celebrations, birthdays or team building events. Our Upper Balcony seats 16, while the Lower Balcony seats 18.

 

Upper Balcony

 

 

Lower Balcony

La Cantina’s Bar