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The Cantina was the headquarters of Tuco Salamanca and his crew.


Breaking Bad[]

Season 1[]

Jesse Pinkman and Skinny Pete visited the cantina to try and sell him a pound of meth to distribute. Tuco is impressed by the quality of it, but beats up Jesse and steals the meth.

Walt later returned to the cantina carrying a bag of crystal and talking his way in. When Tuco asked him his name, Walt told him "Heisenberg". When Walt demanded $50,000 for the stolen meth and Jesse's injuries, Tuco laughed and threatens him instead. Walt then threw one of the crystals of fulminated mercury to the floor. The ensuing explosion blew out the windows and air conditioners, scaring Tuco and prompting him to give Walt the money. ("Crazy Handful of Nothin'").

Season 2[]

While discussing the manhunt for Tuco, Hank Schrader mentions that the DEA raided his cantina along with his last known place of residence and arrested many of Tuco's lieutenants. However, Tuco himself was nowhere to be found. ("Grilled")


  • In real life, the location is a cafe called Java Joe's.