Gardner Village Blog Welcome to the Cackling Cantina
Wednesday Sep 30 2020

Hola, amigos! The Gardner Village witches are at it again… mixing up potions and stirring up trouble. Well, trouble AND tacos. Just in time for this year’s WitchFest, the Gardner Village witches have brewed up a new celebration – The Cackling Cantina!

halloween fiesta at Gardner Village

You're Invited to the Fiesta

WHAT: Fast-serve, a-la-carte dining during WitchFest, with seating (tables set 6’ apart) and to-go options.

WHEN: Oct. 1-31, 2020 (excluding Oct. 9, 10, 23, and 24, when the Cantina is by reservation only; see below for more)

WHERE: The lower levels of Archibald’s Restaurant, including The Gear Room, The Wheel Room, and Mill Plaza.

 dia de los muertos decor

Come hungry. The menu is packed with traditional Mexican favorites (burritos, quesadillas, tostadas, tacos, and plenty of pleasing sides), as well as delectable desserts (flan and key lime pie), soft drinks, beer, and la bruja (traditional margaritas).

halloween decor ideas


 key lime pie


Something to Taco-bout — The Witches Night Out Cackling Cantina    

Take this special dining experience up a notch on Witches Night Out, October 9, 10, 23, and 24, 2020, when the Cackling Cantina is by reservation only. With your table reservation, you'll enjoy the VIP treatment. What makes this reservation-only dining experience so magical? Take a look:

COVID-19 dining

 Mexican food

  1. Private tables are available for parties of 2-10 (socially distanced, of course!). Reserve your seating here.
  2. Your table is reserved for a full two-hour block of time, whether you’re dining for the entire time or stepping out to shop and enjoy the festivities. Come and go as you please, knowing your reservation spell has been cast and your home base is waiting. 
  3. Unlike the Cackling Cantina on other nights in October, it’s all-you-can eat and includes a full-service cash bar during Witches Night Out. Like a good levitation spell, the menu is elevated as well. You’ll find a plethora of Mexican munchies, as well as horchata, auga fresa, and Mexican-style hot cocoa.
  4. A reserved table during Witches Night Out guarantees you’ll get to meet and greet our wacky witches. Consider this the VIW treatment — a table with a VIeW for you and the rest of your Very Important Witches! 

Witches Night Out

Save Your Seat

Saving your seat to this Witches Night Out fiesta is easy via our website. Book your reservation here. Remember, you only need reservations to the Cackling Cantina on Witches Night Out, Oct. 9, 10, 23, and 24. Any other night during October (excluding Sundays), this is a fast-serve dining experience with some of the same delicious Mexican flavor. 

online reservations

Dress Code: Cantina Casual

Beyond face masks, which must be worn whenever you aren't eating, this party doesn't have a dress code, but witch wear is encouraged. Find a full assortment of festive fashion at the shops at Gardner Village. 

fashionable face masks

Cackling Cantina

The Gardner Village witches can't wait to welcome you to the Cackling Cantina! You'll enjoy delicious food, tasty spirits, and amazing desserts, all while making magical memories to last a lifetime. We'll see you at the celebration soon. 

Get your tickets to the Witches Night Out Cackling Cantina here


Mill Plaza

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