Cuisine type

  • Mexican,


  • Gluten-free,
  • Vegetarian,


  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
150-3131 Chatham St, Richmond, BC V7E 2Y4
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours



  • $11 To $25,

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Meet the owner

Kae and Patrick Sheppard can’t say enough about Steveston’s Little Mexico Cantina (LMC). The couple re-discovered the hidden little gem in July 2014 and were pleasantly surprised by how “absolutely fantastic both the service and cuisine was.”

“We went there a few months before and the food was OK but not great,” says Kae, who adds they eat there at least once a week. “When we heard that Carol (Janeczko) had taken it over we were thrilled at the changes. There is a wonderful synergy between Carol and Roberto (executive chef Roberto Lopez Lara). They have a shared vision of what the food should be.”

Patrick went on to say: “You feel like you are on a culinary safari through different regions of Mexico. The food is delicious, genuine and healthy.”

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Ratings & Reviews - Little Mexico Cantina

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Trish K

Just had the worst Mexican food ever Ordered a taco salad no tacos or corn chips Family had the worst meal ever Over charged so pathetic we felt terrible Never ever eat here charged an extra $1.50 for hot sauce No cilantro no lime no cheese served with dry rice no sauce

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For my money, the best value in Mexican dining in the Vancouver region. Ive been there many times, both before and since the current ownership took over. Have never been disappointed. Food presentation is very good; service friendly and prompt. The inside is inviting, but it is a small with limited seating capacity. There is also a patio but not covered so of little value if it rains. I live in North Vancouver; it takes me more than an hour to get there. Its worth it.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Hola! Little Mexico Cantina changed ownership in 2014 and has been cleaning up in the awards department ever since. In 2015 the restaurant took first place in the Best Ceviche and Best Taco challenge. Dishes have been chosen to expose clients to a little taste of what Mexicans really eat. A seaside treat is the Ensenada style fish taco featuring grilled red snapper with house seasoning. The beef barbacoa taco is another winner. You will want to return often to taste your way through the menu.

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Authentic Mexican cuisine has arrived in Richmond. With the sharing and build-your-own aspect of tacos and fajitas, making a meal that suits both vegetarian and omnivore diets has never been easier. With so many veggies used in their meals and recipes, the vegetarian combinations for wraps, chimichangas, tostadas and almost everything else on the menu make each visit a unique experience. And, for dessert, you can’t go wrong with a deep fried Mars bar.

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