Authentic Mexican Street Food & Bar

La Cantina Stanford is an authentic Mexican street food restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor seating. Serving a mouthwatering selection of traditional favourites prepared in a wood-fired oven, you can enjoy delicious burritos, tacos, nachos, quesadillas and chilli con carne with lashings of sour cream and fresh guacamole. Fully licensed, La Cantina Stanford specialises in margaritas and lots of tequila! There is a wine list with local vino, beer and spirits, daily happy hours and live broadcasts of sporting events. Bring your sombrero and channel your inner Frida Kahlo because La Cantina Stanford celebrates traditional holidays like Cinco de Mayo and the Day of the Dead. Although La Cantina Stanford has a play area for the niños, it’s best to bring them during the day and earlier in the evening before sweet Margarita starts singing her song too loudly. La Cantina Stanford is available for catered functions and seats 60 guests. Accommodation for two is available next door at La Casita Self-Catering.

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Lyn and Mark Krebser hail from Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) in the Eastern Cape. 

After visiting and falling in love with Stanford, Lyn and Mark decided to relocate to the village. They opened La Cantina Stanford and La Casita Stanford Self-Catering at the beginning of 2023.

When asked what they love most about Stanford the couple says the authentic village atmosphere and friendly community won their hearts. The outdoor country landscape is also a bonus, and exploring the countryside when they are not entertaining guests is a repeat adventure!



La Cantina Stanford’s delicious secrets lie in the traditional wood-fired pizza oven. 

At La Cantina, the menu is all about quality ingredients! Grade-A beef, pork, chicken, and farm fresh vegetables served with guacamole, sour cream, and signature sauces add heat and authentic Mexican flavour!

  • Chicken - R125
  • Beef - R145
  • Pork - R135
  • Veggie - R115
  • Chicken (2) - R90
  • Chicken (3) - R115
  • Beef (2) - R100
  • Beef (3) - R135
  • Pork (2) - R100
  • Pork (3) - R125
  • Veggie (2) - R80
  • Veggie (3) - R95
  • Chicken (half) - R65
  • Chicken (full) - R125
  • Beef (half) - R75
  • Beef (full) - R145
  • Pork (half) - R70
  • Pork (full) - R135
  • Veggies (full) - R60
  • Veggies (half) - R115
  • Chicken - R125
  • Beef - R145
  • Pork - R135
  • Veggie - R115
Chilli Con Carne
  • R110
Kiddies Menu
  • Cheezy Quesadilla - R55
  • Chicken Tenders & Chips - R65
  • Kiddies Cheese Nachos - R55
  • Kiddies Cheese Fries - R45
  • Churros - R45
  • Pastéis de Nata (2) - R50
  • Tequila
  • Margaritas
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Craft Beer
  • Gin
  • Vodka
  • Brandy
  • Whiskey
  • Rum
  • Liqueurs
  • Corkage Fee - R40 per bottle
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Niños (Kiddies)

Niños (Kiddies)

La Cantina Stanford caters for the little ones, although bringing the niños during the day or early evening when they can play and eat in peace is best. You know Margarita, she can get a bit rowdy after the sun sets.

Kiddies Amenities
  • Kids Menu (food and drinks)
  • Play Area (outdoor)
Sports Bar

Sports Bar

 La Cantina Stanford has two big-screen TVs for live sports events.

To get the vibe where it needs to be, expect impromptu happy hours that will encourage you and your amigos to cheer even louder for your favourite teams.

Traditional Festivals

Traditional Festivals

La Cantina Stanford celebrates traditional Mexican and Spanish holidays!

Cinco de Mayo (May)
  • Best dressed competition and great drinks specials!
Day of the Dead (November)
  • Best dressed competition and great drinks specials!
  • Entertainment (salsa dancers, fire dancers, live music)!
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La Cantina Stanford is perfect for functions private and semi-private functions such as:

  • Birthdays
  • Engagements
  • Team Building
  • Club Gatherings
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La Cantina Stanford welcomes you to spend a night or three in Little Mexico.

La Casita is Mexican-themed self-catering accommodation for two just about eleven steps from the restaurant!

Read more about this authentic place to stay here.

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“Authentic, flavour-filled Mexican fare. A great food destination. Friendly service. Good margaritas and local and Mexican beer. La Cantina Stanford has the best Mexican food I have enjoyed in this country!”  Steve Bergs
“This is the best Mexican food I've ever eaten. I had a burrito, and my wife had the Tacos. Such generous portions and fantastic vibes. Can't wait to go back to La Cantina Stanford!”  Luke Ziegenhardt
“We loved everything about this new gem in Stanford. The margaritas are to die for! The owner went out of his way to make our experience wonderful. La Cantina has friendly and efficient staff. Highly recommended!”  Karen Vogel
“La Cantina Stanford has a great vibe and excellent margaritas! True Mexican style. Lovely decor, and we will return to try their food! Truly a hidden gem!”  Abigail Williams
“La Cantina Stanford is great value for money. They serve delicious food, and the service is excellent! What more can you ask for? An amazing restaurant. I highly recommend it!”  Liezel Cilliers
“We bought takeaway burritos (beef, chicken and pork) from La Cantina Stanford. All were delicious, and the service was timely and efficient. We will be back for a sit-down meal and some margaritas. I noticed vegetarian options on the menu. There is a play area for the kids outside and a dedicated parking area.”  Alison Thompson



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