Cantina Laredo - Austin
Cantina Laredo - Austin

Cantina Laredo - Austin

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cantinalaredo.com/
  • Phone: 5125429670
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00pm - 3:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Chef Ruben Lozano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our Catering Department has an unyielding commitment to superior quality and detail. Your Satisfaction is our ultimate goal. Call or email us now to make us a part of your next celebration!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Colorado & 3rd
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Cantina Laredo - Austin
Cantina Laredo serves authentic Mexican dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere. We offer daily fish specials, grilled chicken and steaks complimented by signature sauces such as chipotle-wine with portobello mushrooms or sauteed artichoke hearts and roasted red bell peppers. Follow on Twitter Become a fan on Facebook
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Cantina Laredo - Austin reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
63% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (7)great for lunch (5)special occasion (3)great for outdoor dining (3)romantic (2)fit for foodies (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)neighborhood gem (1)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Food was good
    marikoinatx
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Nothing special but the food was good. Service was not great, seemed like they wanted us out even though it wasn't busy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • complete package!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything about this place was outstanding. The food was very good and the atmosphere was perfect for our date. I must say our server Brian did an excellent job, made sure everything was exactly to our liking and if it wasnt he fixed it right away. Ive read different reviews about the service and maybe we went at the perfect time but ive already recommended this place to a few people. Will def go back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gone down hill
    cupcakesnlattesVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    When we lived in Austin we lived this place. Food and drinks were always good. Came in town for the weekend and decided to have dinner and it was terrible! We loved this place in the past bc of the higher quality food. I was so surprised how the quality had gone down. I would of had a better meal at el arroyo for half the price. We went because we loved the upscale level of food in the past and its not upscale anymore. My passion fruit margarita came w/melted ice and was watered down and had a crabcake that was a size of a quarter and all i tasted was the heavily breaded and oily crust. The empanadas were very greasy and all cheese barely any chicken. It was the most disgusting plate of food i have ever had. Rice was dry & hard. Gross!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 58 reviews are from the Cantina Laredo - Austin reviews archive.
  • Overpriced and small portions
    sarahatx
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I was disappointed with my first trip to Cantina Laredo. My first impression when I walked in to this 3rd street restaurant was that the decor reminded me of a hotel restaurant - very bland and no charm or character. There were several groups there for lunch. Both salsas had a smokey chipotley taste that I am not a fan of, and the queso was just ok. I ordered the spinach enchiladas, although it would be more accurate to say enchilada, singular. One arrived, for the price of at least two at other places. The verde sauce was incredibly salty and didn't taste fresh in the least. Very disappointed and will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not recommended
    Longonaustin
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Second time to have dinner here. Food quality does not match prices. There are a lot better Mexican food places in Austin.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Large party after a conference
    Meghan
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We went to Cantina Laredo for a party of 10 after a conference workshop and had a very good experience--good service, enjoyable food and drinks, and overall a very pleasant venue where we could hold a good conversation. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    There are too many GOOD Mexican restaurants in Austin to waste your time at this one. P.S. Don't order the Ceviche--it's rubber.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All good
    alli
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Had reservations for four and were seated right away. The menu had lots of excellent choices. Not just typical greasy Tex Mex. House margarita was good and the queso was delicious. Tacos al Carbon and Enchilada Veracruz were really tasty. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Large portions
    TimD
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    This made me miss Texas and their large portions. The prices were more than reasonable and the service was great. The Monterey Jack fajitas were amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok, not great, better options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Food was ok, not great. There really wasn't anything to dislike or to get excited about. The service was pretty slow as the kitchen struggled to keep up with the service. One of our deserts (Mexican apple pie) arrived with the ice cream warm and the pie cold so much so that the server thought it best not to even serve it. Good choice probably but we didn't have time for a redo so no desert for me. Our waiter was ok but spent a decent amount of time trying to flirt with one of the members of our party which made him less attentive to the rest of the table's needs. Four of us had dinner and no one left thinking we'd go back anytime soon given the other choices in Austin for this category of food and atmosphere. Your mileage may vary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bachelorette Bruhaha
    txrows
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Amazing food. Fun atmosphere. Great service...very patient with 8 ladies and a man who were excited to start the night off right with some Cantina Laredo margheritas. We took a long time to order the food, but didn't feel pressured. Great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat!
    Anonymous
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Took the SO out for Valentine's; it was great here! The staff was wonderful and professional, and the food was delicious! As a college student, I would recommend this place as having great food for a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really liked it
    Hillary
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We liked this restaurant a lot. It was a group of 10 people. The service was great, and everyone seemed to enjoy what they ordered. We all shared one of each of the desserts, which were great. Much better Mexican food than a chain restaurant, to be sure!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably won't be back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    It was really hard to get attention from servers. Food was good but everything took too long
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • table for 5
    jaydhVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Food was great. Server was outstanding. Had 6 month old baby that did not feel good and they accommodated any and all needs. Out other two children and my wife and I did not have a need that was left wanting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but good
    JCarp42
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Experienced Cantina Laredo for dinner after church on Christmas Eve. They were about 1/2 full but really struggling to keep up with orders. Waitress did not take our drink order until about 5-7 minutes in, and after 10 more minutes, they let us know they were out of Moscato. Food ordered and arrived timely, but refills on drinks and chips only occurred after dinner arrived. Fish Tacos, enchiladas and Fajitas Tres were our entrees. The fajitas were terrific, but Fish Tacos too spicey. Enchiladas were fantastic. We also ordered dessert which was the highlight of the meal as the Mexican Apple Pie and Mango Tres Leches was wonderful! $130 bill for 4. Good meal, but service was average at best, and definitely over-priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A delightful find
    FoodaholicVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    We enjoyed a delicious meal of tacos (al carbon), enchiladas, queso compuesto and of course their signature guacamole, made tableside. All we delicious, and enjoyed by everyone in our group. And lest we forget, the wide selection of margaritas and other craft beverages were a perfect accompaniment to a wonderful evening in Downtown Austin.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-Concert Bite
    HornFrogGrad80
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We gathered for a pre-concert meal on a Saturday evening, early around 5:00, with reservations. Six in our group, a very nice table ready in the center of a room with fresh chips to be devoured upon being seated. The service was nicely paced, and glasses didn't go unfilled for long. Dessert was offered and appeared to be delicious. The Cantina dining room provided a great background for friends to catch up and new friends to be made.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu Items are Solid
    SBLOUNT
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    I got the new chipotle pollo fajitas...excellent choice. The mango pepper marg was also tasty. Table side guacamole and queso laredo are a must and could be a meal in itself.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last minute accommodation.
    aTmCorpsguy04VIP
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    My family of 10 (and 2 infants) couldn't wait any longer for dinner Wednesday night before thanksgiving. The staff at CL immediately took our reservation and took great care of us. This thanksgiving, I was thankful for CL downtown and their hospitality! Will Binford President Austin Concierge & Guest Service Association
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neat place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Tasty food, but could have been served much hotter.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally a place where the
    NUkidintown
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    Finally a place where the fajitas for one fills you up! Thank you for the generous portion!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites in Austin
    dcrowe
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Each year when I visit, I make a point to fine here. The food is excellent and so is the service. Everything I've had there is delicious .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale, Delicious Mexican Cuisine
    missjae15VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Great place to bring a group for a meal. Staff is friendly and warm, and they prepare guacamole or dessert for your table, if you order it. The following items are a must-try when dining here: • Queso dip - warm cheese with seasoned ground beef on top • Mango Tres Leches cake - moist, tasty layers of cake • Guacamole - lots of flavor and a bit of kick
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was okay
    RASMITH4088VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    I have been to this restaurant in other cities and had a better experience. The drinks were weak and the food so so. I would go again but not in Austin.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not your typical "mexican food!"
    JAACHAVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    This is just great food! If you are looking for cheap Mexican food, this is not the place! We had delicious rare tuna and wonderful salmon! Now you can get a great Taco Salad, but it will be better than you've ever had before!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    The restaurant was empty, yet the waiter still seemed so very busy and rushed. The food was not that great. It did not seem that anyone cared we were there. Even after we waited about 10 minutes for the waiter to come back and run our credit cards, the bartender said they couldn't help us and to just wait for him to come back.
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  • I would return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    The food and service are both good. The Mexican apple pie desert is one of the best deserts I have ever had. This place is certainly worth a return trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Cantina alwas comes through for me!
    MichelleVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    I love this place. The staff is excellent and the managers always comes and greets you when they are not busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Grabbed a last minute reservation for a group of 10 and were seated promptly, had great service, and an overall enjoyable dinner before heading out on the town. Their salsa is delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a BLAH BRUNCH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We took my mom out for Mother's Day brunch last weekend to Cantina Laredo. Their buffet was bland, the gentleman in charge of the omelet station didn't speak English and messed up our order TERRIBLY (as in stopped by three separate times asking if 'This egg your egg?') and the drinks were very watered down. Even our own waiter complained about the other staff in the restaurant. I'm sure they have a great dinner menu, but I will not be going back to this restaurant. Enter at your own risk.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Impressed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    The waiter for our group birthday party luncheon was extremely rude. He actually poked several of my co-workers in the back to get their attention while we were trying to dine. We were not offered a birthday cake to celebrate our co-workers birthdays. It was a very weird and uncomfortable experience and I will not be going back anytime soon!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    This particular visit was not great, but the other times were all Amazing! The table side guacamole is a must!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service.
    Brent
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Great food and great service. A bit off the main Austin area so not as busy as other more centrally located places even on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Holy smokes, this is bad
    ThisnicknamethingisstupidVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Not just bad Mexican food, but really bad (can't even call it Mexican" food. Grilled fajita meat rolled in a flour tortilla with some sort of red sauce on top is NOT a "taco al carbon." Beer was cold, service almost non-existant. No spoon to stir iced tea, no sweetener or sugar.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My group was there to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    My group was there to celebrate a bachelorette's last night out. The service was great! Very attentive and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our first time to the restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/25/2013
    Our first time to the restaurant. Food was awesome, try the fist tacos, and the Margaritas were awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The patio was nice but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    Absolutely not worth it. Over-priced and completely unexceptional food, with only slightly better drinks. The best part about the place was the outdoor patio. Grab a drink and enjoy the people watching , but skip dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice, real mexican food in Austin!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Nice authentic Mexican cuisine. Popular place, so make reservations.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    The food and service were excellent. Best Tex-Mex restaurant in Austin!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic