The Red Doors of Pedro’s Cantina

California is rich with authentic Mexican restaurants. Our favorite spot for that “get away” feeling and great Mexican food is Pedro’s Cantina in Santa Clara, California. The patio dining area has views to gorgeous Spanish-style architecture with red doors, flower gardens, and palm trees. It’s a dog-friendly place, so we love to bring our dog, Buddy, for a relaxing lunch on the patio.

According to their website, Pedro’s started out on a shoestring budget in the town of Los Gatos on November 29, 1972, with a twelve-table restaurant which developed an immediate following. The Santa Clara Cantina opened its doors on May 13, 1980. We’ve been dining at Pedro’s for over 20 years.

Please enjoy a few photos of this lovely cantina and if you are in the area, give the place a try, the carnitas tacos and many other dishes are delicious.

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This post was inspired by Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature sponsored by Norm Frampton allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.


20 Comments Add yours

  1. Norm 2.0 says:

    Well now I know where to go for good Mexican food if I’m ever around there. The place is lovely. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Thank you, Norm. The atmosphere inside the restaurant and on the patio is tops.

  2. Rupali says:

    Beautiful post.

  3. Debbie says:

    Love this photo essay. The eaves on the mexican restaurant really look like Chinese style eaves! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Debbie. Interesting that there is similarity between Mexican and Chinese style eaves.

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