Cantina 1511 - Stonecrest
Cantina 1511 - Stonecrest

Cantina 1511 - Stonecrest

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cantina15eleven.com/
  • Phone: 7047529797x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Traditional Mexican, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Vince Giancarlo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Whether you’re planning a wedding, birthday party, a seminar, a luncheon, or a retirement party – we cater directly to your specific event. At Cantina 1511, we approach every event with absolute professionalism and passion.
    Our clients have been raving over our authentic Mexican creations and Tex Mex- culinary dishes for years! Our event planners can transform a simple room into a delightful space that is detailed to perfection. We always create a unique experience for your guests and provide them with a lasting impression that leaves them wanting more.
  • Entertainment: We feature Live Music on our Patio Friday through Sunday starting at 6pm. Join us for amazing margaritas and great music.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 485 & Rea Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet and lot parking available
A word from Cantina 1511 - Stonecrest
Ever since 2004, Cantina 1511 has been serving consistently excellent Mexican fare to the people of Charlotte. A philosophy of only the freshest ingredients cooked from scratch to traditional recipes; guarantees an Authentic Mexican Celebration every time.

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Cantina 1511 - Stonecrest reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (49)kid-friendly (36)great for lunch (30)fit for foodies (27)neighborhood gem (27)special occasion (24)great for outdoor dining (20)hot spot (16)vibrant bar scene (13)romantic (11)great for brunch (7)late-night find (4)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Fab Food
    FoodieBabs1950
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Was here with my husband and another couple and we were all very pleased with our dinners. Our server was attentive and very informative since we had some questions about wine selection. Our meals were very delicious and presented beautifully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Service was good, food was excellent. Price was reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slipping a bit..
    BDog91
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The service experienced was not in par with past visits.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't Go Wrong
    loveitalianVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My husband and I have always enjoyed Cantina 1511. Although it's hard to branch out from their insanely delicious enchiladas (pretty sure they're the best I've tasted anywhere), I decided to try the chicken fajitas this time. Although the enchiladas are unmistakably Cantina's specialty in my book, the fajitas were very tasty - a nice combo of well-seasoned meat/peppers/onions/zucchini/mushrooms with a plate of condiments (guacamole!!) on the side. Definitely enough for 2 meals. The grease and salt is always a little hard to digest, but the taste is oh sooo good. One side comment: would love to see a wider selection of draft beers, especially local brews.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very off night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We have dined here many times, this night, was horrible, Service was very slow, food took forever and it seemed like everyone around us was experiencing some issue. We heard others around us complaining amongst their tables. It took 3 or 4 reminders to grab my drink from the bar. First they were out of fajitas, then they weren't. The manager was running food at one point so there appeared to be an issue of some sort that we were not told about. It took about 20-30 min for our chips and salsa once we sat. I dine out a lot and rarely do I ever complain, but the whole experience this time, was not good or pleasant. The only plus was we sat immediately due to the reservation. We sat at 7:15, left at 9. Generally we are in and out of this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was surprisingly good. Restaurant looked worn out and dirty. The vinyl in our booth was so worn and cracked that it ruined my pants. That kind of stuff should just NEVER happen in a restaurant like Cantina. There were tortilla chip pieces all over the floor -- literally everywhere -- and the place just looked old, worn out, and dirty. Our waiter was totally lost -- very nice, but not very good. Water was rarely refilled, we had to ask over and over for everything we needed, and we were disappointed by the overall experience. Probably won't go back, at least not to the Rae Road location.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our server was awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our server, Javier, was amazing! He recommended great dishes. His personality was so friendly and helpful. My mom had a great birthday dinner here! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our go-to place. Love dining with Javier as our server!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Restraunt was clean and had good decor that created a nice mexican food restraunt feeling. Sat at a table that was cramped directly next to other patrons. Too close for my taste. Table was a little sticky like it was not wiped down thoroughly. Food was GREAT! Waitress messed our bill up and we had to sort it out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mexican food
    Tony
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    One of the best Mexican restaurants around. Reasonably priced and very diverse menu options. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    seefoodeatit
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was excellent. The salmon I had was delicious. Also the guacamole made right at the table is the best I've had. Good place to take a date. The service could have been a little better, but overall was okay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going downhill
    Urwink
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    First off, we had a reservation through OpenTable which they denied having until I showed them the confirmation email. Then when we did get a table we ordered two simple appetizers. The guacamole which was made at the table by a rushed and not very friendly individual which turned out so salty no one could eat it. The second was the fancy cheese sauce which showed up cold with chunks of onion so large you couldn't even dip anything in the bowl. We received 3 tortillas for this sauce which would have been fine except there were 5 of us. It only went downhill from here - service was incredibly slow, had to ask for items multiple times, and the food was in impressive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot for special occasions
    Henri
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We have been to Cantina 1511 several times, usually for birthday celebrations. The food is always excellent. They had changed the menu since the last time we were there, so that was a good surprise. They are always so gracious to provide a complimentary birthday dessert. We had a waiter who had just started, and he was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    PdemoreVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great food, awesome service and a fun time. My family and I really like Catina 1511
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service.
    Gstiltner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I had chicken fajitas and my wife had BBQ pork - both were delicious, generous portions. Reasonably priced too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In Love with the Queso
    cantinablakeney
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I brought my team hate for our managers going away party. We had a fantastic time. I ABSOLUTELY love the queso.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining
    greatmexican
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Always a delicious dining experience! Great service and inviting ambience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Mex!
    LoveMexican
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Terrific Mexican, great taco options. Try the pork tacos.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JLR2
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Too loud to enjoy. Chose to visit for the first time based on website and Google reviews, disappointed that the seating is so close to other parties. Might go back for lunch or with a large group but not another date night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oceangirl3886
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Cantina 1511 is our favorite Mexican restaurant to go to in Charlotte. They by far have the best guacamole we have ever had and their margaritas are excellent. We love to sit out on the patio to eat and they sometimes have live music. I would recommend their mushroom quesadilla, any of their tacos but especially the duck taco and their enchilada de pollo is incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, amazing salsa
    SBarnes8323
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I love this place. The food is amazing and service is always well above par. I can't help but rave about their salsa as well. It is worth the visit if all you get to try is the salsa. I recommend trying Mexican barbecued pork... wonderful! For dessert, you have to get the Cuatro Leches cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite
    NanZVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We love Cantina 1511 and it's a great place to go as a family. Our kids like that they can order their meals "their way" and the staff is very accommodating. My husband tried their burritos and I had the enchiladas de pollo and both were delicious. We love their guacamole that is made fresh as the table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to eat
    Bh14
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I absolutely love this restaurant. They make everything to order, so if you want something left out (I don't like onions, for example) they will leave it out no problem. The food is wonderful, service is great, and their queso is the best you'll ever taste!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Free!
    KerriF
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I love Cantina beacuase they take good care of my Celiac (gluten free) husband. They bring him his own GF chips and make just about any entree with corn tortillas instead. He doesn't feel he is missing ANYTHING. they make it so easy. thank you!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but slow service
    chicaapproved
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We called ahead and made a reservation so we did not have to wait. Half of our group arrived early so we went to the bar for drinks. The bartenders were very attentive, made great suggestions and served us quickly. Once we were seated at our table the speed of service changed greatly. Dinner for 4 people took 2 hours. We ordered drinks and we waited, drinks arrived, we waited for chips & salsa until we were ready to order then we waited for 20 minutes before the appetizers were served. We placed our dinner orders and 45 minutes later the food arrived. We ordered a 2nd round of drinks when dinner was served but we finished dinner before the drinks arrived. All in all the night was great, but don't expect to be served at the speed of sound.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for Gluten-Free
    needtoeat
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great Service and excellent food! Also, being recently put on a gluten-free diet by my doctor I had several choices and it was really good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taco
    Diner
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was very good. A very nice selection of tacos and traditional Mexican food you expect in America. Had Dos XX Amber on tap, mmmmm!. Service was very good. Pricing was very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delivers quality!
    Tasty
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I'm so glad we had reserved a table because they were busy as usual!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    DateNight23
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great place to take my parents from Fla. except the service was not good at all!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Smiley
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent spot for the whole family or for a date night. The food is always outstanding, especially the "made-to-order" guacamole and the fajitas. Their patio is a great spot for dining outdoors. Dining at Cantina 1511 is always a treat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a good salad
    eatout
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I had a salad with chicken on it. The chicken was dry and hard to chew.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter no interested
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our waiter was not very attentive. Two people ordered meals than contained avocado and requested it be left out. Husband orders his meal with NO mushrooms. Two meals came with the avacodo and husbands WITH mushrooms. He apparently can't hear. He did seem a little abrupt. But the food was good and always is.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This restaurant is so delicious. The primary guacamole appetizer is the best in town. All the enters are fabulous. And well priced. Thanks for another delicious meal and pleasurable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Only been there twice but the nachos are probably the best thing on the menu. The house Margaritas are not all that great
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sangria
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The Sangria is great. I enjoyed the tortilla soup and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Always has the best service and staff. Food is excellent and great for families.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites!
    carolinagirl
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Great food! We always enjoy Cantina 1511. Love that we can make reservations through Open Table and avoid the wait.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fathers day lunch
    FathersDayLunch14
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Out of what my husband ordered, found out wayyy later, had to ask multiple times for salsa, not spicy salsa, and ranch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visiting Friends
    ToshibaBear
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Made memorable time with visiting friends to Charlotte even more memorable...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it's been
    Justmythoughts
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The service was really really slow. The server was not very attentive and the restaurant is starting to look a little run down. The wall next to our table had chipped paint.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.