Trackside Cantina

Food & Beverage-Gluten-Free Options-Restaurants

Trackside Cantina is a Mexican restaurant with south-of-the-border flavour and freshness right here in Smithers. Every detail from the menu to the ambiance is orchestrated to give guests an authentic experience. Trackside Cantina’s menu emphasises flavour, with almost every dish from soups to salsas to desserts are made in-house from scratch. Dishes are always made with fresh ingredients, including produce that is organic and purchased locally whenever possible. There are many vegan and vegetarian options available, and most every dish is naturally-gluten free or can be prepared gluten-free. Trackside Cantina is also well-known for its fabulous and fruity cocktails. In fact, it’s the only place in Smithers where you can order tropical cocktails, complete with colourful umbrella, making it a great place to celebrate special occasions and events as well as a hot date-night spot. Guests will also find the most extensive selection of Mexican beers and Latin wines in the north. Whatever you do, don’t leave without visiting the “Wall of Flame,” a collection of the most unique and diverse hot sauces collected from places all over Latin America.

When it comes to atmosphere, the emphasis is on the fun. From the moment you walk in you’ll be greeted by friendly staff dressed in brightly-coloured Mexican dress and the upbeat sounds of Latin music while surrounded by Mexican décor. While Trackside Cantina is a casual dining venue, dressing up is also popular with many guests who are looking to celebrate.

Trackside Cantina is was the 2013 and 2014 TripAdvisor Excellence Award winner and was voted “Best Ethnic Food” by HQ Bulkley Valley.

Meet The Staff of Trackside Cantina

Meet The Staff of Trackside Cantina

For many locals, Trackside Cantina is a favourite haunt, but not all of the locals who frequent it are from the realm of the living. Located beside the railroad tracks inside the old Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Station in the heart of Smithers, people have reported ghostly sightings and strange happenings inside this heritage building for many years. Some the staff at Trackside Cantina have had unusual encounters during the course of their workdays, but so far the ghosts seem to be of the friendly, cheeky sort who just like to play tricks. The most powerful spirits of the Trackside Cantina are mainly found mixed in the restaurant's fruity umbrella drinks.

Ghosts notwithstanding, the staff of Trackside Cantina love their jobs. Dressing in bright Mexican garb and getting into the beat of Latin music makes their work fun. They enjoy entertaining restaurant guests and helping them have an authentic Mexican experience. They are committed to every aspect of their guests' experience, from the fresh, quality food to the light-hearted, fiesta atmosphere.

3815 Railway Ave
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0


Tuesday to Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Closed daily between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm for siesta