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La Cantina Seeks to Carve a Niche in Webster Groves 

New Mexican: La Cantina seeks to carve a unique niche in Webster Groves. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg
Jennifer Silverberg
La Cantina in Webster Groves.
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Chef and owner Roberto Trevino in the kitchen preparing an order of Carnitas Fritas.
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Roberto Trevino, owner and chef at La Cantina, in the busy kitchen with his crew.
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Roberto Trevino working in the kitchen with his crew.
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Stockpile of tortilla chips.
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Inside La Cantina
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A bird's eye view of the dining area
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Another look at the dining area
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Traditional and mango margaritas
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Fajita de Bistec - marinated steak char broiled medium, served with tortillas, spicy avocado sauce and pico de gallo.
Jennifer Silverberg
Fajita de Bistec - marinated steak char broiled medium, served with tortillas, spicy avocado sauce and pico de gallo.
Jennifer Silverberg
Carnitas Fritas - chuck of pork simmered slowly, then fried until lightly crispy on the outside. Served with ranchero sauce and strips of jalapeno chiles.
Jennifer Silverberg
Cuatro Quesos - a blend of Monterrey Jack, cheddar, chihuahua and queso fresco.
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Cuatro Quesos - a blend of Monterrey Jack, cheddar, chihuahua and queso fresco.
Jennifer Silverberg
Camarones con Poblano sauce - large shrimp sauteed with garlic olive oil on a bed of poblano cream sauce. Garnished with diced tomato, cilantro and queso fresco.
Xangos - cheesecake wrapped in a pastry tortilla and fried until flaky, then placed on a bed of mango sauce dusted with powdered sugar.
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Inside La Catina
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Another view of the restaurant
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La Cantina's bar
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More seating
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Another look at the restaurant
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Dining area
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A look at the art inside the La Catina
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La Cantina's owners are the husband and wife team of Barbara and Roberto Trevino. They also own Kirkwood's Amigo's Cantina.
Jennifer Silverberg
La Cantina's owners are the husband and wife team of Barbara and Roberto Trevino. They also own Kirkwood's Amigo's Cantina.
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Jennifer Silverberg
La Cantina in Webster Groves.
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