ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Eatbeat: The recently opened La Cantina offers good food, friendly service

There were choices of Tex-Mex cuisine, Mexican fare and salads. The Mexican cuisine includes burritos, enchilada and chimichangas. There are salads that make a meal. The restaurant also has a selection of burgers as well as sandwiches and wraps.

Marilyn Hagerty

On one of my calendars, Friday was designated as Earth Day. Certainly, there is a serious meaning. It’s too early in the year to go out and get dirty.

Around Grand Forks it’s Shrine Circus weekend. There are shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Ralph. It’s free for children.

The circus, which plays all over the state, is a spring adventure for children. And the Shrine Band will be playing.

The show is running at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

La Cantina

On the Eatbeat, a follow-up on the Herald report of the new La Cantina restaurant at 1730 13th Ave. N. It offers Tex-Mex food and is owned by Mark Petri.

ADVERTISEMENT

It has been open since Dec. 27.

The restaurant is sleek and shiny. And the owner was quoted earlier as saying, “What we’re trying to do here is to have a place where food is supposed to be fun.”

With friends Tammy Howard and Mary Glessner, I made an Eatbeat visit to La Cantina early in the week. We found our way to 1730 13th Ave. N., and were seated in the dining area of La Cantina.

Though the La Cantina offers gaming, Petri is reported to be a self-professed foodie.

We were seated in the sleek, new dining where there were other customers with children. We studied the menu.

There were choices of Tex-Mex cuisine, Mexican fare and salads. The Mexican cuisine includes burritos, enchilada and chimichangas. There are salads that make a meal. The restaurant also has a selection of burgers as well as sandwiches and wraps.

There are steak or shrimp choices. As well as soup or chili. There’s “Kids Stuff” for $5.99 offered for children 10 years old or younger.

With TH and MG leading the way, I followed along ordering a burrito. The burritos are part of the Mexican cuisine served with homemade Mexican rice, refried beans and real sour cream.

ADVERTISEMENT

The food was good. The service was friendly.

The restroom with its up to date furnishings was a pleasure to visit. The Cantina is one of several with the same ownership. It’s a pleasant stop with good service.

Tim and Stacey

Cheerful people of the week: Tim Skarperud and Stacey Brorson.

READ MORE MARILYN COLUMNS
So it’s cold. So life goes on.

Related Topics: MARILYN HAGERTY
What To Read Next
"You could hear an audible groan in the chamber," one lawmaker told me shortly afterward. "Absolutely embarrassing."
Bochenski says the president of UND told him that Chinese students and faculty feel "uncomfortable." Also, a state veterinarian weighs in on controversy around deer baiting.
"Life is short, ends in a moment, and we don’t think much about it some days. ... It’s a scenic highway, and we should keep it that way, go a bit slower, and enjoy life."
"Some of Fargo's leaders would have us believe they're fighting gun violence. But they're not. They're wasting our time fighting over something that wasn't a problem in the first place."