La Cantina


Join for dinner with your whole family.

Family loyalty and trust, and spending time connecting with the people that are important to you is really what La Cantina is about. if you like good food and great drinks you will love both of our locations, located in Cedar Rapids and Marion.


good food and great drinks for Iowa

People tell us that we have the best Margs around, but we’ll let you be the judge.

WHY La Cantina?


Welcome to La Cantina Bar and Grill! Cedar Rapids and Marion’s favorite authentic Mexican restaurant. Who knew such great Mexican food could be found in the middle of Iowa? We did! We’ve won several People’s Choice awards and we hear it from our loyal patrons. We have two locations, in Cedar Rapids and in Marion. You can enjoy a delicious Mexican meal inside or, weather permitting, out on a patio. We offer daily specials and there is surely one to meet your needs, whether they are feeding kids or the Happy Hour need for one of our amazing Margaritas

Blending of Cultures

Nothing is better than taking the best of two culinary cultures and making a new, unique dining experience. That’s what we do here are La Cantina! Our delicious authentic Mexican food is what gets people coming back time and again, but we also know how everyone loves American classics. To meet this desire, we have created a selection of burgers, each with their own Mexican-themed twist, and even a delectable pork loin sandwich. We have lunch special so you can be and out, and back to work with a delicious, freshly made authentic Mexican food to carry you through the day. It doesn’t take a trip to Acapulco to enjoy the flavors of the Mexican seaside, just try one of our seafood dishes that feature shrimp and tilapia or mahi mahi.

Stop into one of our two convenient locations, in Cedar Rapids and in Marion and try one of our indulgent Mexican dishes or Mexican twists on the American classic burger.


At La Cantina Bar and Grill Mexican Restaurant, we always have something special waiting for you. Our menu has something to delight your taste buds every day of the week.

We also offer specials on several nights of the week.  


TUESDAY: FAMILY NIGHT! Bring the entire family and let the children enjoying delicious meals for just 99 cents!

WEDNESDAY: SALSA NIGHT! Come to La Cantina to enjoy dance lessons from the best instructor in town!

FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR:  3 – 6 pm and  9pm-midnight. Margaritas, Draft beer and wells drinks are all 1/2 off. $1.00 Tacos.

HAPPY HOUR: Daily 3 – 6 pm. Margaritas, Draft beer and well drinks are all 1/2 off. $1.00 Dollar Tacos.


Stop in and try some of our freshly made, authentic Mexican food. We serve Mexican classics and American burgers each with a unique Mexican twist.


Feature delicious freshly-made authentic Mexican food for your next fiesta! Our menu features classic Mexican favorites as well as twists on the all-American classic, the burger.

Make your family get together or company party an event to remember! Let us cater the food so you are freed up to enjoy your guests, employees or clients. There is nothing like fresh, authentic Mexican food to combine comfort foods with exotic flavors.

Consider catering for the following events:

  • Office parties
  • Family reunions
  • Art openings
  • Birthday parties
  • Church meals
  • Non-profit events
  • Holiday parties
  • Product launches

For all the details on our catering services, call (319) 362-2618.



floyd s

Two companion and I ate here in the early evening to celebrate their birthdays. The place was packed with people eating inside and outside on the patio, so it is obvious that this is a popular place. All three of us had the enchiladas verdes…

Dan G

Firgured we had ordered from bite squad multiple times lets go in person. It was $1.00 beef taco night which I did not know but it took forever to get our food. To top it off there was a huge bay leaf in my wifes…


This place has the best fajitas in town. Love the happy hour and the chips & salsa. The margaritas will sneak up on so be careful…lol.


Our family celebrated a birthday recently at La Cantena. The service was pretty good and the food was ok. They have a nice outdoor patio!


My wife and I had a very good meal here last night. Their sauce has a very good flair to it. The portions are good, but they charge extra for more chips. Our server should have been more attentive to us. We had to ask…

Contact La Cantina & Tequila Bar

Call ahead for reservations: +1 319-409-5582

  • 3217 7th Ave
  • Marion, IA 52302-3716
  • +1 319-409-5582

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Restaurant Hours

  • Sunday 12:00 AM – 23:00 PM
  • Monday 12:00 AM – 23:00 PM
  • Tuesday 12:00 AM – 23:00 PM
  • Wednesday 12:00 AM – 23:00 PM
  • Thursday 12:00 AM – 23:00 PM
  • Friday 12:00 AM – 23:00 PM
  • Saturday 12:00 AM – 23:00 PM
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  1. Bob Hoyt

    I’d like to purchase a $50 gift certificate from the Marion location. Please advise. Gracias!

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