Cantina Laredo - Nashville
Cantina Laredo - Nashville

Cantina Laredo - Nashville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cantinalaredo.com/
  • Phone: (615) 259-9282
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: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,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Trey Cioccia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Collier 6152599282

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Division Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Cantina Laredo - Nashville
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 - Nashville reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (34)neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (25)fit for foodies (24)hot spot (22)romantic (18)great for outdoor dining (16)vibrant bar scene (14)great for lunch (13)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (5)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great experience
    Joelle1123
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We went to the restaurant for my birthday with a small group and are so glad we chose Cantina Laredo. The food was great as was the service. The prices were worth the quality of the food. We would definitely eat there again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Michael was our server and he was wonderful. We had a large group and he was super attentive and helpful. Our food was excellent !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Martini
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Loved the atmosphere and the food was fresh. Not your typical mexican restaurant. Good for romantic dinner or a place to enjoy with friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad the Melting Pot was closed!
    Doni
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    It was my daughter's 22nd birthday and we had reservations at Melting Pot. Late in the day I received a call they were still closed due to unfinished renovations. I made a reservation with CL based on a coworker's suggestion. We loved it. The sea bass and salmon was amazing. Our server was equally wonderful. Fabulous choice!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Review
    Lala
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    For a special occasion this restaurant is really good. You can expect to pay over one hundred dollars for a drink and a meal per couple. We had 1appetizer, 2 meals, 4 alcohol beverages on our tab for a party of two and the bill came to $137.00 and our tip was $28.00 making our total purchase $165.00 for the entire meal. Also, you must know that there is a $10.00 charge for parking in the parking lot across the street. The bacon wrapped jumbo shrimp appetizer was delicious along with the sea bass, cilantro rice and fresh asparagus which was equally delicious. The waiter was awesome and the atmosphere was great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Good Environment Food was below expectation for the cost We were told to go to Chewy's if we wanted a larger margarita which lowered the customer experience for sure
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed everything!!
    Madman256
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Really liked the food, atmosphere, and perfect patron Margaritas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, ridiculous service
    jase
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I've been to this restaurant twice now and both visits were exactly the same. The servers themselves were pleasant and energetic both times yet, the service was terrible both times. This is a shame because the the food is excellent in my opinion. In any case, I'm not sure if the problem is that there aren't enough servers or what exactly but there's certainly a ball being dropped somewhere (I suspect in management).
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive Staff
    metalmatriarch
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Very attentive, pleasant waiter. Let us sit with our drinks past closing time and didn't rush us. Wonderful margaritas and food.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    Texans
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We have loved Cantina in the past but our food was Awful this time. My tacos were cold like the refrigerator! It was so sad as this has always been such a good place. I noticed they were not busy on a Saturday night and now we know why.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious upscale Mexican choice!
    JesusIsTheAnswer2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I have enjoyed every dish that I have chosen when visiting Cantina Laredo (especially the Poblano Chicken Chimichanga @ lunchtime). If I had any complaint, it would be I wish there were more options for side items, other than beans and rice. Although every entree is fantastic, it would be nice to see some variety of sides.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good lunch and service
    JSP4VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    A good lunch spot for business that is not overly crowded or noisy. I had a shrimp salad with mango and avocado, which was good, except there was too much pepper on the shrimp. We were asked several times if everything was "perfect." Not exactly perfect, but good enough.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bookworm
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    2nd visit. Food and service excellent on both visits. Will be returning. Good place to take out of town visitors.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday Night Fun
    TomL
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Three couples dined outside on the patio. Much quieter than inside. Great food. Great service. A fun dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed!
    bust
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was a group and family favorite of ours...but on Friday night at 7:30 the restaurant was dead. Wait staff was standing around staring and talking - they had nothing to do. What was worse, the restaurant was really nearly empty and the food was really mediocre. Usually when we come to this place it is packed and the food is terrific. Our last visit was so disappointing that we will likely not return and won't recommend it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch at Laredo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    First time at Cantina Laredo and I was impressed. Great service and the food was excellent. Certainly not your regular mexican place. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food and Good Service...
    new2nashville
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went for a friend's birthday dinner. We had a great time. The food was very good and the drinks from the bar were outstanding. If you like dessert I recommend the Mexican Apple Pie. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Tony
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a great experience. Everything was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our top favorites
    WLStClair
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The place we always go back to. Great food, service, and atmosphere at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience.
    Bushtribe
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Server lacked enthusiasism but everything else was incredible. Brunch on weekends had $2 mimosas and bloody Mary's and food was exceptional. We had a party of six at 12:30pm and walked right in with open table reservations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nope.
    stephcorleone
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food wasn't that great. Overpriced for what it was. My skinnyrita was good. Service was OK, but very obvious he would have preferred to not be there. My boyfriend called my enchilada something like a "Weight Watchers Enchilada"-- bland. The chicken was quite gamey. Tasted like turkey. Needed more flavor.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service, good food
    DixieBelle
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I went to Cantina Laredo's with a group of friends. The service was excellent, as was the food. My only complaint is that the margaritas were overpriced and watered down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mucho Bueno
    FroggyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A little bit of Mexico in Nashville, TN. The enchiladas were delicious and so was the white sangria. Guacamole made table side was excellent. Can't wait for the one to open in King of Prussia, PA.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure.
    Franklinfoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Each time we have been, the hostesses have been great, and accommodated our request for a table rather than a booth. Now let's talk food... every dish has been amazing, but please do yourself a favor and save room for dessert. Try the apple pie. You won't be sorry. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good!
    trbtraveler
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Always love Cantina Laredo. Good food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, too loud
    thomasaka
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    There was a really loud, obnoxious group in the dining room and the staff did nothing to quiet them down. I literally had to shout to order :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun and good dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Was looking for upscale mexican for a fun night out to dinner with my son and a few of his friends from vanderbilt. This was the perfect spot. The food was good and the service very timely. The guacamole at tableside is a must! I hesitated to order two orders of guacamole for 5 people but it was gone so fast i almost wish i got 3 orders! We had a variety of dishes- fajitas, enchiladas, tacos and vegetarian dish. All were excellent. I think if i had to say, the fajitas were the best. Everything was so fresh. I would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for fancy Mexican
    Levi
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I didn't even know fancy Mexican was possible but apparently it is. I really liked the service we received as well as the atmosphere/decor. It's a little busy but overall we had a good time. They have different drinks discounted depending on what day of the week you go. For example, Tuesday is "Two-dollar-tacatas-Tuesday." Turns out tacatas is some kind of mexican beer that was served in a can...getting beer in a can seemed very out-of-place and that's the one part that I didn't like. When I asked the waiter what kind of beer it was it was clear he didn't know the different kinds of beers also. He knew the food much better. At any rate, is was overall a very well-rounded, positive experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made for a great first date!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our food was delicious, our server was very nice and attentive, and the room was quiet enough so that we could carry on a conversation easily. The tableside guac was a nice touch and was very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High end Mexican
    Winy1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Not the traditional entrees, and that is a Good Thing. My chicken entree was outstanding. Margarita was Only OK though I am not a connoisseur
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your traditional Mexican
    cpfoodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food is great, extremely fresh. Happy hour is pretty good too. The service just needs to step it up a bit, we were left alone for far too long in between her stops.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great margaritas
    Writeitdown
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    They do have valet, but it isn't directly in front of the restaurant. The pineapple margaritas are delicious. Great service and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mexican Food
    LouG
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    All ingredients we fresh and delicious. Guacamole prepared at table (so you know it's fresh and not from some earlier prepared vat). Excellent crispy chips and great salsas. Beef was very good in fajita (along with chicken). Sides dishes were very good. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    Pelota
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My wife and I took a dear friend to dinner at Cantina Laredo. The margaritas were spectacular and very well-made, the chips were fresh and hot, and dinner was very good. Wait staff is courteous and attentive....we had a great experience and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Dcooney
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Celebrated our daughters 21st birthday with some Belmont girlfriends and had a great time! Service and food was awesome Valet is a great help with Nashville parking
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Datenight
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was excellent as were the drinks!! Not to mention the great attentive staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Jennifer
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    As always, the dining experience was great. However, due to the present construction in the area, the outdoor seating proved to be a very noisy place to be as cement trucks and other large vehicles passed right by the restaurant on a constant basis. This is temporary I'm sure, and I wouldn't let this stop me from visiting again. But until construction is complete, best sit indoors.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Matt
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Best margaritas in Nashville. The food was great as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 232 reviews are from the Cantina Laredo - Nashville reviews archive.
  • loud
    SJgould
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    It was very loud. We were there with a 10 person party and they put us in a room with two other large parties and only two waiters for all parties. Which cause a lot of our party to have the wrong food delivered and our drink not refilled in an appropriate amount of time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server- Kari
    Confused
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We were greeted promptly by our server Kari & asked which margarita she'd recommend &were stunned when she said she wouldn't recommend any because she didn't like tequila. Our appetizers made it out before our drinks and then our frozen mango margarita was not so frozen as much as it was liquid. We decided to ask Kari for a few recommendations on food including how the crab enchiladas were and she proceeded to tell us didn't like any crab other than MD crab. Our food was good; however Kari ended up grabbing our checks and said "ladies I'm out but y'all can stay as long as youd like. Finally we were greeted by Chef Joe and expressed our concerns. He apologized and encouraged us to come back after making menu & drink suggestions.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet