About Us

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 is 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.

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Lunches & Dinners

With three locations to choose from it is now easier than ever to find great freshly-prepared Mexican food with quality ingredients near you. Visit us for an amazing LUNCH AND DINNER MENU full of mouth-watering Mexican flavor.

Forget to pack lunch? Tired of the office cafeteria grub? Our lunch specials are just the thing to cure the workday blues. Available from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm our affordable lunch menu is served quick and hot so you have plenty of time to take one to go or dine in and take a break from work.

Tired of cooking? Treat your family to a dinner date with us. There is something on our MENU for all ages. Kids can order off our kid menu and adults can enjoy local favorites like our sizzling fajitas and tasty combo platters.

You can choose to dine-in or weather permitting, enjoy your meal at any of our three location’s outdoor patios. Trust us, our patios are the perfect place to enjoy a cold beverage on a hot summer’s day.  CONTACT us to make a reservation.

Check out our Specials & Events

At La Cantina we pride ourselves on treating our guests like family. We are pleased to offer daily specials and events. Stay informed on what is going on at your favorite La Cantina location by checking out our SPECIALS AND EVENTS page and visiting our three locations on Facebook: MARION, DOWNTOWN, and EDGEWOOD. Thank you for making us one of the best places in town for amazing Mexican food and delicious drinks.


Wondering what to serve at your next party or event? We offer CATERING AND FOOD TRUCK options. La Cantina is excited to serve you and your guests from tacos, burritos, fajitas, and more from our CATERING menu. Invite our taco truck to your next party! CONTACT our Edgewood location to find out more and to schedule your order.