The Cantina idea was born out of my passion for cooking and meeting new people, along with my love of beautiful Turkish spices and the simplicity of eating out of the box.
The food was inspired by a Turkish holiday that awakened my taste buds, I found the food fresh, healthy, spicy and amazingly tasty.
Hence our search to find the wonderful rich spices, which now come direct from our Spice Artisan in Turkey.
The Cantina was originally a famous film star in her own right!
She was in the Batman films “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises” as the Police Swat van, if you google ‘Batman with Swat van’ you will see her in her previous black uniform!
But we think she looks far prettier in her new bright zingy happy yellow uniform.
The name “CARA GORDA CANTINA” meaning fat face canteen in Spanish was named after a friend, whose nick name after having mumps is Fat Face!
He was originally going to be a partner in the business but sadly due to personal reasons it didn’t quite happen.
But we are happy to say that he is still part of our wonderful, fun loving team.
For obvious reasons we couldn’t use the name ‘Fat Face’ in English so we tweeked it slightly!!
and finally me
I’m the cheeky chappie originally from Cheshire, who has lived in Surrey ever since meeting my amazing wife. I will be the one who is always (well nearly always!) grinning like a Cheshire cat and full of fun, although I do have a serious side when the occasion requires it of me.
My Team, my Cantina and I look forward to serving you soon.