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Cantina 1511 - Stonecrest
Cantina 1511 - Stonecrest

Cantina 1511 - Stonecrest Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cantina15eleven.com
  • Email: matt@cantina15eleven.com
  • Phone: (704) 752-9797
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 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.

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I love Cantina 1511, we love the food and the drink menu. The first time we went it was perfect, this last time was a little shaky, our waitress seemed to be upset by something and somewhat absent minded."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I love Mexican food, and Cantina fits the bill as a solid place that won't disappoint you. The service was steady and the food was well made."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Met some friends for dinner and this was the first visit for all of us. Parking can be an issue later in the evening as the restaurant is in a large shopping center with many other restaurants. The burritos were good but not special. The lowlight was my wife's Fresh Off The Boat fish tacos that were fresh off the boat a few days before. While the flavor was OK there was definitely a fishy smell. While old fish is never acceptable, it should never be expected on a Saturday evening. I suspect they don't sell much fish so it probably doesn't turn over quickly. For that reason I's stay away from the fish. We will probably go back again to try the high end menu and see if the higher price translates into better food."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife and I highly enjoyed this restaurant. It's definitely upscale Mexican food. They've got very traditional tex mex style dishes and some unique classical dishes you won't get anywhere else. My wife enjoyed her enchiladas, and I enjoyed my short ribs. It was a bit expensive. Dinner with an app and 2 margaritas (very yummy!) set us back about $60. So this is a good "big date" or special occasion type place. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I tried some different apps and entrees. Walked out full and happy. Always a great meal and great service."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the food at Cantina 1511 and what I loved most is that my two picky children both like it and so did my parents who were visiting from Montreal. My husband is a chef and he is VERY picky about where we eat. This is one of the few restaurants in Charlotte where we can go eat and the whole family enjoys it. It's Mexican, but it is not like most of the Mexican chains I typically think of. The food is great quality, flavorful and well prepared. Overall the food is great, and even better... the service was friendly, attentive and overall just excellent."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our first time...we loved the food....different from the run of the mill Mexican Restaurants..will come back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It used to be a nice place, with fun atmosphere. They recently changed their seating layout, and it became an overcrowded, screaming toddlers oriented restaurant... No idea why the hostess IQ is lower than 0 - but to seat a couple celebrating their anniversary next to a family with 2 toddlers (adjoining tables, while the restaurant is at 20% capasity), well - needless to say we didn't stay post our appetizers... Very dissapointed. In addition, an email to the manager was left without a response, 3 day later.."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I have gone to Cantina 1511 several times and the food is always outstanding!! Love it!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was good but our service was not good. The gentleman should not be a server, does not have the right personality or confidence for that role. We had to wait 15 minutes for him to notice that 2 people at our table had completely empty drinks. The presentation of the food was nice and the fresh guacamole was great. Some of the bus boys seemed to be better at their jobs than the wait staff. I might be willing to give it another shot but not any time soon."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Our European visitors loved it as much as our local associates. The tableside guacamole was a big hit also."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We love this place, have been 5-6 times now. Great service, wait staff has a lot of personality and are always fun to banter with. Food is flavorful and good. It's become a favorite."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were all in the mood for Mexican. Cantina is a bit of an upscale Mexican restaurant but the food is awesome and the service couldn't have been better. Guacamole is life-altering, is it so good. Also had queso cheese dip that was quite good. Had to keep asking for chips but the server kept them coming. 2 of us had shrimp tacos and they were awesome. The husbands really liked their chimichangas (sp) as well. Not a bad thing to say. We had a great meal and a great time. Cantina 1511 has always been a favorite of mine but this week it was better than usual."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "New to the area and this place was recommended. Loved it. Good selection, food fresh and wonderfully prepared, service unobtrusive. The table side prepared guacamole was a surprising treat!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Everything was great. Reservation process was easy and it worked. Table was ready on time and they were expecting us. Food and service were grea, as usual."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Busy Friday night. The server was attentive and the food good with a few exceptions. The chips were chewy, not crisp. This made it hard to enjoy the guacamole we ordered. The service was a bit too attentive. Clearly they wanted us in and out quickly. Our plates were whisked away while we were still eating from them! This was our first bad experience here so we can forgive. However, a secondwould be enough to end our patronage."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I had to take my lovely girlfriend out for dinner as to make up for Valentines Day and came a crossed this and five other restaurants, I choose this one mainly because it was different. The five cheese queso was awesome! We both enjoyed it. The service was pretty good, we didn't have to wait for a table nor for food/drinks.Excellent place, were differently adding it to our dinner night list."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We enjoy the vibrant ambiance of Cantina 1511. Having lived 20 yrs. in AZ, the wide-ranging menu of this NC eatery captures the genuine spirit and flavors of Mexican cuisine.The chicken tortilla soup is delish! We always enjoy the fajitas. On our last visit, the manager could not have been more gracious. Even on the busiest of nights, the management's goals include all staff being welcoming and accommodating, so that every diner's experience includes not only tasty food, BUT also timely and excellent service. (So don't be afraid to ask to tweak the ingredients of your salad!) The private dining room is SO cool. Our only request would be for a bit broader selection of chardonnay. But the Margarita choices cover all desired flavors!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We booked this restaurant for a double birthday and Ladies Night out. Despite several mentions of the birthdays (including when it was originally booked through open table) the waiter never acknowledged the birthdays. They didn't bring any birthday deserts to the table which we would have gladly paid extra if needed. He also messed up the bill and didn't offer to make it right. On a positive side, the food was good and we did not have to wait for our table."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Thanks for the great dinner experience. We reserved the table on opentable. We got right in. The server was excellent and I don't say that loosely. He was on the spot in spite of being a busy night. The food was excellent except for the cheese dip which I thought was just okay. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My parents and in-laws were visiting over the weekend, so my husband and I decided to treat them to a meal at Cantina 1511. The food did not disappoint us! Guacamole was delicious, all the enchiladas we ordered were top quality and with great flavor, and the cautro leches cake was both delicous and big enough for all of us to share. The service was surprisingly not very good, which is unusual, but the food made up for it. Our parents thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant choice!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. However, I ordered the special and did not know it was fried. I really did not like it. Love margaritas. WIll go back, just will order what I usually order."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great service, super food, and great atmosphere. Every time I go I am not disappointed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Always enjoy the food at Cantina. The guacamole is amazing that they make fresh at your table. Do wish they had more vegetarian options."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We enjoy Cantina because they offer a step above in Mexican cuisine with a great atmosphere Highly suggest if you want a great Mexican meal.."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Quality and presentation of a full service restaurant -- no short cuts that you get from many tex mex places. The food is more authentic mexican/spanish. Great bar, knowledgeable bar tenders and delicious drinks."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Usually love this place but had a bad night. Service was very poor! Food came out wrong and took forever to fix. Took over 15 min just to give drink order and be greeted by our waiter."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Love the quality consistency. The Top Shelf Guac is our first course (maybe 2 bowls) and that sets the tone. Yummy"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The service was good. The food was cold. This was my second time and the place had plenty of available tables and the hostess wanted to put me and my wife at a small table"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I booked for eight people 15 days ago. One day before my visit, I called to change the reservation to 10 people. Britney, the manager was super helpful, even when we showed up and turned out we were 11 people, she was unbelivably costumer service focused. Service was great, the food according to the restaurant and a perfect place for waxhaw ladies night out .The only issue is the closing time, 11pm, too early!!!!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Menu has a wide selection with many choices for people of all tastes. Love coming here for the quality of food and great drink options."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We had a birthday celebration for one of our group. There were 5 of us talking and taking along time to make decisions. Our waiter was patient attentive and very helpful in describing menu items. The drinks were good, as was the freshly made guacamole and entrees."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "My wife and I eat here 3-5 times a year. We love the quatro leches cake and often take one home for dessert. It is usually drenched in sweet creams. This time it was relatively dry, topped with a huge dollop of fluffy marshmallow cream (think children and hot chocolate). There was a nice touch though; they gave it a light browning with a butane torch. ARRGH! Please go back to the old recipe, it was the best in town, indeed the best we ever had. The main courses were elegant haut cuisine Mexican, subtly flavored rather than Tex-Mex style (which we also like and often order too), so no complaints there. Far as I know, no other Mexican restaurant in CLT serves the authentic San Antonio haut cuisine Mex. We'll give them another try."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Best Mexican food around. Fresh, clean, delicious!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I went here for dinner with my boyfriend and his brother. We had a pitcher of margaritas (which were adequately stocked with tequila) and ordered the queso fundido as an appetizer. Although the queso is $9 it's a must have and well worth the money - although it could be a little bigger. For my main dish I had enchiladas de pollo which were very good and creamy! Overall it was a great place to eat. Not the best Mexican I've ever had, but a really good option!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "had great service the best you could ever expect from a casual dining spot. drinks were great especially the orange margarita."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food was yummy and the service was good. There was an hour and a half wait so I'm glad we had reservations! They said that's a normal wait time every weekend, so this place is extremely popular."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Went to Cantina 1511 with no preconceptions or reviews read. I was well pleased. From the appetizer all the way to the dessert it was excellent. The waitstaff were pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable without interfering too much and very attentive to our requests. The food was perfect! Compliments to the chef who even came out to say hi. I found this to be a very well managed restaurant doing their best to get it right."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I go here for date night quite often and everything has always been outstanding. They stay busy so definitely make reservations."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "This is among our family's favorite restaurants and we went for our daughter's birthday dinner. Food was great and service was good."
    Dined on 1/12/2014