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WRITTEN AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY THERESA ST. JOHN
I think everyone and their brother has heard of Cantina on Broadway here in Saratoga.
After all, they’ve been in business for almost 13 years; most of those spent in a pub-like space that was once Professor Moriarty’s, just a few doors down from where they currently reign as one of the Spa City’s favorites. Known for their tacos, fresh salsa, guacamole and chips, their burritos, enchiladas, and myriad flavors of fresh-lime margaritas – it is no wonder patrons come in as strangers and leave as friends after sampling their West Coast Mexican-inspired food menu and expansive 165-variety tequila list. 16 | SIMPLY SARATOGA | SPRING 2020
“We brought things that worked for us in the old restaurant, then added new items and drinks to the menu,” says Heather Southwell, General Manager of Cantina. She’s worked here for six years – starting her career as part of the waitstaff for Jeff and Heath Ames, owners of the successful restaurant. We visit on a Tuesday afternoon before the crowd gathers. Our table is in a corner by a wall of sparkling-clean glass doors that open onto their sidewalk patio once warmer weather arrives. From April 1 to October 31, people visiting Saratoga can sit outside, drinking in the fresh air and sunshine, enjoying food and beverage while people-watching to their heart’s content.