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Cantina Laredo - Columbus
Cantina Laredo - Columbus

Cantina Laredo - Columbus Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://Cantinalaredo.com
  • Phone: (614) 781-1139
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Leon DeLeon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Cantina Laredo opens it's doors to parties as small as 10 and as large as 300. We also provide off-site catering for functions outside the restaurant.
  • Private Party Facilities: Cantina Laredo boasts one of the most amazing private dining rooms in all of Columbus. Our private dining room features a wall of windows that disappears to be used as both an indoor and outdoor area, complete with heated outdoor tables and a fireplace inside. 32 people can comfortably dine and converse with a beautiful view of the Polaris Fashion Place promenade and fountains, with an additional 16 seats on the open-air patio. We also have a TV accessible for Power Point presentations and conferences.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Belcastro (614) 781-1139

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Polaris Parkway
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking is available behind and on both sides of the restaurant and valet service is available in the front of the restaurant.
A word from Cantina Laredo - Columbus
Cantina Laredo serves gourmet Mexican food in a contemporary and refreshing atmosphere.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Went during restaurant week and paid $15 for a tiny appetizer, and entree, and a desert. The food was good, but not spectacular. The regular menu seemed pricey for food that didn't match in quality. I could get food equally as good for less money somewhere else. And I can make better guac! Also we made a reservation and after checking in we were forgotten for 15 minutes until we said something, after being told they were just checking to make sure the table was ready. Drinks not refilled promptly. The salsas and the mexican brownie were really good, but other than that I wouldn't go back and pay full price."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The only place to be seated in this mexican restaurant is on the Patio -- in other areas the noise is overwhelming. The owners advertise this as 'gourmet mexican' food. Read that as over-priced mexican food. The surroundings are premium, but the food is average. We've visited this restaurant twice -- the first time the service was horribly slow. This last time the service was exceptional from Abraham -- and being seated on the Patio was pleasant. I picked the restaurant because Open Table's search engine showed it as a Vegan-friendly place. However, only one item on the menu was even Vegetarian - I had to insist on no cheese or sour cream. If you want equal food at half the price, go to El Vaquero. The food is as good and cheaper."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "All over good meal and great service. Very good guacamole. Had the Relleno and it was wonderful. Server overheard us talking that it was my husbands birthday and brought out a birthday dessert without us having to ask! Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We have had wonderful meals there in the past, so Cantina was my wife's choice for a birthday celebration (six of us). Their patio is a room with large windows facing out onto a courtyard at Polaris; the patio is a lovely setting on a warm summer evening, with the windows thrown open and shoppers walking through the courtyard as the sun sets. We enjoy sitting in the patio. Appetizers and main course were excellent -- they did run out of the seafood special that night -- and do try the deliciously warm apple pie dessert. Lots of gluten-free options (except the apple pie). A little on the pricey side, but a great place for special occasions. We had a great evening."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very good quality with excellent service. Prices are a little steep for what you get but the variety and taste were very good."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Shocked that the table side guacamole was not better :-( Slow to get our first drinks. Told our server and the manager that our guest of honor (birthday girl) was gluten free. It was nice of them to bring out a free dessert, but they did not bring the gluten free item. Details matter."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food and margaritas were excellent! Great experience"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We LOVE Cantina Laredo for dinner...........the food, service and atmosphere are very nice............however, our second experience for Sunday brunch left us empty. The food and service were sadly off.........to the point where our experience was just OK at best."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food is fairly expensive. The signature margarita was so strong it was not drinkable. There was an event going on that took all available parking and almost all the staff. The event hasn't started and we waited 15 minutes to be able to place a drink order. I won't be back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I just had to give 'Mo' a good review here too. He has served us a couple of times now and I always enjoy his spirit and attitude. Always very friendly and accommodating. I hope you take good care of him. The food was fresh and excellent, too."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday & very special news w 7 girlfriends!! We had a blast & food & service was top notch! We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My wife and I decided to try cantina Laredo due to friend recommendations. We where able to make a reservation and as soon as we got there we where seated. The service was great, I would highly recommend the guacamole made table side, it was great. Unfortunately that is where our recommendations would end, both of our chicken enchiladas where over presented and lacked in flavor. 100% not worth the $13 and change that they where priced at. We will not be returning to this restaurant, which is a shame because of the great service and our love for Mexican food."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "when I asked for another table I was told that it was "reserved" only to see two other parties walk in later that evening and get those tables upon request. (Clearly not reserved) The good: They have great chips and salsa, truly delicious. Steak Laredo is a good choice here. The bad: Service was a miss here, drink sat empty most of the evening with our server MIA. My final and second glass of tea once received was poured from a pitcher of clearly old tea (tasted foul). Kids meals were overpriced (Son ordered Fajita nachos, received about 7 chips with some cheese and a few pieces of chicken, that was 9.00). Overall, there are far better dining options in the Columbus area with better service, better food, and a cheaper bill."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This is one of our regular favorites but we were disappointed with this visit. We made reservations through Open Table although when we arrived the restaurant was only about half full. They seated us at a table that backed up to a service area (servers would practically have to reach over us for supplies) and requested a different table since there were many to choose from. We had to request utensils and then small plates for our appetizer; a smaller than normal portion of ceviche. The meal felt rushed since our entrees arrived just after our appetizer. We come for the Enchiladas Camarones which are regrettably no longer on the menu and are grateful they are still available on request. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Restaurant dirty, bathrooms a mess, service horrible, food only ok and expensive for Mexican."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food is always good, service is hit or miss. The dining room is quite large, and the décor is great. Expect noise and big crowds during happy hour times. The two salsas and chips at the table are great!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Another lovely dinner at Cantina Laredo. If the weather is warm enough we find the patio is the place to be if you want to do much talking. The acoustics make for a loud experience indoors which makes conversation a challenge if the restaurant is even a little busy, but we don't have that problem on the patio, especially when the windows are actually open a bit to the outside. Food was great. Good margaritas, especially the Cabo Flip. We have two vegans in the family and there are a several dishes vegan adaptable which they are happy to do."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Good food good service good experience. Loved it.! ."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "As much as I love this restaurant they did forget to bring are food for about 45 min BUT when we ask the manager he was very apologetic AND took care of our whole bill....will go back"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food... Chip/ Salsa, Queso, Table side quacomole was excellent! Fish Tacos, and Fajitas were super... Highly recommend this for more of an upscale Mexican place. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The salsas that came with the appetizer chips were a little strange-tasting, but the entree food was great. I would definitely order take-out from Cantina Laredo. Our waiter was very attentive and even filled our order perfectly without writing anything down. My major complaint was the level of noise. My family and I were screaming at each other and we still struggled to hear. I'm 27 so I'm used to noisy bars and clubs (my parents are also hip and love an energetic restaurant), but this was beyond reasonable. I may return if I'm invited to an event with friends, but I'm sure my parents won't come back. The noise made the dining experience an uphill battle. This kind of noise only makes sense for a college bar, but this is a family place..."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "45 Minutes to get our first drink (most expensive margaritas on the menu), the food came out much quicker, the tableside guacamole was very bland, then 45 minutes to get 3 second drinks (which were the wrong drinks) and another 20 to get replacement drinks (which were also wrong.) Manager came and apologized and took second drinks off our check, but then it took us 20 minutes to get the check! Overall experience was unpleasant and stressful for me and my two guests visiting from Dallas."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "If you want the freshest, finest, most fantastic, and fabulous guacamole - Cantina Laredo is the place to go! Although our entire dinner was out of this world, it is the guacamole that will bring us back- repeatedly!!!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We dined at Cantina Laredo for my graduation festivities and the food and drinks were wonderful. We enjoyed the atmosphere and had fun using the chit-chat questions at the table to help the time pass. Our food took longer than expected, but management came out to apologize and took care of our problem immediately. The wait staff taking care of our table made sure we always had drinks along with chips and salsa. There was never a dull moment and I cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This was the first time coming here. Our friends said it was a good place. Our reservation was for 730, we got a table immediately. The food was good. Guacamole was amazing! Our service was awful. Our server came to our table maybe 5 times the whole night. Wasn't 100% impressed and probably wont be back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We were seated right away. A gentleman delivered chips and salsa right after we sat down and we munched on them while we looked at the menu. At least 10-15 minutes went by before we ever saw our server, and that was just to say she would be right with us. At this point I really needed some water from eating all the chips! I was disappointed that they didn't have any plain queso dip, but we ordered the one with taco meat and it was very good. I specially ordered my quesadilla "chicken and cheese only" but it came topped with tomatoes and lime sauce. I found that the menu really didn't' tell you everything that was in something. Overall the food was very good but due to the noise level and poor service, I don't think I will be back soon."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The chefs/cooks know what they!re doing, but the use of fresh and high quality ingredients make the dishes burst with flavor."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "This has become our place for a special treat. The food is always consistent and good. The staff has always been friendly and helpful. Will continue to return and work our way down the menu :)"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The experience left something to be desired. There wasn't anything on the menu that was very unique and gourmet. My wife and I mentioned to each other that there were cheaper resturaunts that had better food. Everything we had was good though.The best dish on the evening was the mexican apple pie with cinnomon ice cream."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Good food for a moderate price. Noisy. Service can be better."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We love Cantina Laredo for dinner but just recently discovered it for brunch! WOW, can't wait to do it again. The food, service and atmosphere are outstanding! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We love love this restaurant!! We always have a great time and the food and margaritas are soo delicious!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "What I love most about this restaurant is I feel as though I'm in Mexico eating authentic Mexican Food! I took my father-in-law, who DOES NOT like Mexican food, and he thought it was GREAT! I think that speaks for itself! I would recommend this restuarant to anyone that truly appreciates good food!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My third visit - I have now tried the Carne Asada, Carnitas and Tacos de Barbacoa - all excellent! The guacamole appetizer is amazing. I am looking forward to my next visit. It will be hard to try something different knowing how good those dishes are :) Even the chips and salsa that they bring to your table as you sit down are special and very well done."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We truly love the Sunday brunch. It is always the reason we visit this restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Whenever I go to Columbus, I make sure that I go to Cantina Laredo. I am admittedly a food snob and my trips are somewhat planned around where to eat. The food at Cantina Laredo is great tasting, upscale Mexican. Not your " run of the mill, tastes like every other Mexican restaurant" restaurant. Price is on par with Abuelos but the food is much superior. I used to like Abuelo's but now find it lacking after experiencing Cantina Laredo. They offer several gluten free options for those of us that require it. If you are looking for the best Mexican food in this area do yourself a favor and go to Cantina Laredo"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The Tampico is always delicious, but the new crab meat enchiladas are amazing!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I have been there twice this month since 'discovering' the place. Had the Carne Asada the first night, and Carnitas the second visit. Both excellent, flavorful and delicious. The drinks were done well, and service was very good. It's a bit noisy, but well worth it. I can't wait to go again!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I'm not quite sure why the "hostess" at Cantina Laredo placed us in the enclosed porch area of the restaurant - it was very cold and truly ruined a good meal. There were plenty of tables in the main part of the restaurant when we arrived and even when we left. A few others were placed in this "room" after we had been there a while, but all had winter coats on. There was a fireplace in that area but it wasn't on. Although, we could view the working fireplace inside the main part of the restaurant, there was certainly no heat reaching us. They should only use that area after it has been completely heated and all other tables in the main dining area are full."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Nice servers but, they could never remember to bring back what we requested. Even though we requested items several times, chips, salsa, and drink refills. These are all items a good server should be on top of. Funny thing, the restaurant wasn't even busy and we had reservations (a week 1/2 in advance)."
    Dined on 3/7/2014