in Cedar Rapids and Marion, IOWA

Only the Best

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!



A 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.


What People are Saying

“Quality and always fresh”

The best Mexican restaurant in all of Iowa. The food is the best, good quality and always fresh. and the flavors are authentic of Mexican cuisine.


“Always a good time”

Great staff and great food. Always a good time.


“Thanks for the great night”

First night out since March. What a great place to go. Food great, waitress fantastic, margaritas outstanding. Thanks for the great night.


“Great service, good price”

These guys rock. They just custom made me a custom dish, no problemo. Great service, good price. I’ll be back for sure.”


Lunches & Dinners

With two 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.


3217 7th Ave, Marion
(319) 409-5582

11:00am – 9:00pm

11:00am – 10:00pm

11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Cedar Rapids

5400 Edgewood Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
(319) 393-0924

11:00am – 9:00pm

11:00am – 10:00pm

11:00 AM – 11:00 PM