Cargo Cantina

Unit 15, Cargo 2, Wapping Wharf, Bristol, BS1 6ZA
Cargo Cantina bar


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CARGO Cantina is inspired by the authentic Cantinas of Mexico, traditionally forbidden to women, children and men in police or military uniform, where hombres used to drink around the bar and have some botanas (bar snacks).

The menu is complemented with tacos- an amazing street food the owners and staff enjoyed so much on their travels. Their take is fresh and made with carefully sources ingredients using free range and organic meat, homemade salsa’s and no GM tortilla’s.

And in true Bristol fashion, everyone is welcome. 

Located in the Wapping Warf, the restaurant offers al fresco dining and casual walk-in seating, suitable for people passing by for a quick snack or for groups wanting to spend several hours catching up over some margaritas and tacos. As you step through the door at Cantina you are greeted by the smell of fresh spices, the shaking of ice in the cocktail shaker and of course the biggest welcome from staff. 

Keeping with the true roots of Cantinas, you don’t need to make a reservation, just pop in they’ll we’ll make space for you, and in the meantime, there is no harm in having a beer from a frozen glass in the bustling atmosphere whilst you wait. 

If you can’t decide what to have to eat, why not try the Tacos Todos, a tasting experience of all the tacos, salsas and sides; a perfect sharing meal. The tricky bit is then deciding frozen margarita, straight up mezcal or maybe a homemade soda?

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Closed Sunday, available for Private Hire
Open Sunday over summer

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

Further Information

COVID-19 Response

  • Eat Out to Help Out



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2020
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • Emma P
    Trip Type:
    Oh damn.
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 8th September 2020
    Just that really. Damn. I'm seriously impressed; huge fan of Mexican food, have eaten tacos in 9 different countries, we cook them at home, you name it. These were outstanding, bursting with flavour... Read full review
  • lou-be-lou1
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Best Margaritas in Bristol
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 15th September 2020
    We love Wapping Wharf and have wanted to try Cargo Cantina for a while now. It was so delicious and if you want authentic Mexican street food then this place is for you! We love Masa and Mezcal and... Read full review
  • JAME5-NA5H
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Yoooo! This was great!
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 31st October 2020
    Yoooo! This was great! Came here, had like 5 margaritas! 1 was a largerita! Got a little bit drunk, and writing this while so! We also had food, the taco time sharing thing, mucho delicious! The... Read full review

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