Cantina Taqueria & Tequila Bar
Cantina Taqueria & Tequila Bar
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Cantina Taqueria & Tequila Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.h2sr.com/cantina
  • Phone: 4048929292
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday- Thursday: 11:30am-10:00pm
    Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Alejandro Nava
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For more information please contact Guest Services.
  • Private Party Contact: Stephanie Gil 4048929292
  • Special Events: When hosting business meetings, private functions or intimate occasions, CANTINA’s private dining room is available for lease for either half of the room, or the whole room. The Private Dining Room seats up to 30 guests in half the room and 60 guests in its entirety. It is separate from the main dining room, offering the privacy and seclusion that certain gatherings may require. For larger groups, the doors may be folded open to suit cocktail receptions or larger seated dinners, while still maintaining its private feel.

    Please contact Stephanie Gil at 404 892/9292 for special event and catering information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Piedmont
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet and Self Parking available.
A word from Cantina Taqueria & Tequila Bar
Cantina Taqueria & Tequila Bar is located in the Terminus building on the corner of Peachtree and Piedmont road. Cantina features the most authentic Mexican cuisine. Cantina's large bar area is Buckhead's favorite watering hole!

Menu highlights include Holy Guacamole; a hot cheese dip with guacamole and pico de gallo, and sizzling fajitas. The menu also features 15 different tacos to satisfy anyone's appetite, as well as enchiladas and taquitos with a Mexican kick!! For those of you who enjoy a challenge - belly up for Cantina’s 5 lb Burrito! If you, and only you, can finish it within an hour, it's on the house!

Every Night is a fiesta at Cantina! Join us weekly for drink specials Monday-Friday all day! Cantina has a large patio area, lively bar, and private dining. Cantina is open serving lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday.
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Cantina Taqueria & Tequila Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Michael was great
    AmandaVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We enjoyed grabbing a bite here before heading out for the night. Michael was great. We were told though that this was the restaurants last night open though? Not sure if this is true. It was a little empty for a Friday night. But the food/service/and atmosphere was all satisfactory.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love it
    VtotheMax
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Fresh guacamole, tuna, steak and chicken tacos are delicious and you can tell they use fresh ingredients
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OVERPRICED SMALL PORTIONS
    Lindab4444
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Shrimp fajitas had a grand total of 7 small shrimp. Won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    kand83
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great food! Great service! And the best margaritas in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, high price tag
    ALFish
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Food and atmosphere were very nice for a 6 person business lunch. The bill was right at $100 before tip for 4 regular menu items, 3 appetizer items, and 1 lunch menu item. 3 soft drinks, 3 waters. I had a "Tex-Mex Salad" which was good but the grilled chicken was on the pink side and the salad overall was very small for $14. Their menu variety was great though and had some authentic hispanic dishes that you don't find at a typical Mexican style restaurant, and the staff could speak to the menu very well. Seems slow at lunch. Overall, I'd go again and recommend you try it out! Guacamole and salsa are both very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not ideal for Cinco De Mayo
    Easytoplz
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Wasn't the ideal place to celebrate with the girls for Cinco De Mayo. Not enough fun. Found that the hard way. On any other night for dinner, yes. It did take 30+ mins just to get water, an hour for food, ect...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissatisfied and HUNGRY
    TayJayVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    My coworker and I went to Cantina over our lunch break and needless to say we left feeling dissatisfied and HUNGRY! We waiting for over an hour and never got our food. Our server avoided us the entire time. We noticed other tables she served dealing with the same thing. No one from the restaurant acknowledged our wait, offer to box up food for us or anything. They didn't seem to care that we wasted over an hour of our time waiting... If you don't have time to spare, this may be the place for you.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & service!
    Casualdiner
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    It's a huge space and seems to be setup to accommodate large parties rather easily. Very easy to get into for it's location in Buckhead and the staff was very friendly from the host to server to manager. Food was well prepared and a step above your run-of-the-mill mex restaurant. Custom margaritas were well blended, not just typical sour mix and booze, but actual fresh ingredients! We'll be back, the inviting and friendly staff won us over.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daughters Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Good food, great service but kinda quiet on the night we went because spring break was in session for the county. The atmosphere was fun even though! Our waitress was so good to bring my daughter a piece of tres Leches cake with a candle in it and sang Happy Birthday to her. Made her feel very special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great upscale Mexican restaurant
    todwinVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    My husband and I were able to have a date last week while waiting for our daughter in Buckhead. We just wanted something casual so decided on the Cantina Taqueria. We started with a drink in the bar where the service was prompt and friendly. When we sat down, the restaurant was about half-full, but over the next hour became full and energetic. Our waiter was very personable and made great recommendations, including his boast of the best margarita in Atlanta. Our food was delicious and the margarita was very good. We will certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have dined at Cantina twice,
    VMVAtlantaVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We have dined at Cantina twice, and would highly recommend the restaurant. The food is delicious (highly recommend Guacamole and Carnitas), The Agave Margaritas with fresh limes are wonderful. The decor is lovely. The service is very friendly, very helpful and very attentive. Cantina has become our go to Mexican restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mexican!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Clean, friendly atmosphere! Excellent selection of dishes! Only glitch, it s difficult to find--located in a large high rise office building! Turned out well worth the effort of finding it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fresh food and great service
    RSDunwoodyVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Food is always freshly prepared. Great specials on margaritas. Excellent service from Kelly.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    mrstay
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    We visited this location and I really did fall in love with the food and the bar. Our server Megan was wonderful she recommended many different food choses as well as drinks. When we return we will ask for her again. The place was not that crowded we had a reservation at 8:30pm and was seated right away and Megan came over and helped us right away. The food and drinks were great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good, but the
    RickC
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The food was good, but the wait staff left something to be desired. We ordered an apetizeer and when it did not arrive in a reasonable time, we ask the waitress about it. She said it was coming. A few minutes later the meal came, but no appetizer. She offered to send the manager over, but we said no. Food was plentiful, so appetizer was not needed, just poor service and follow up in my judgement. Great food and atmosphere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wouldn't Bother
    Racer991VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Arrived on time with a reservation, hostess said the table was not ready another 5 minutes. Went back after 10 minutes, hostess said still trying to locate some menus. She asked if our entire party was here, I said yes. Went back to the bar and waited another 10 minutes, no one came to notify us the table was ready. So I went back to ask and she said the table had been ready, and that she did not know that our entire party was here?!?? The appetizer was comped, but it to came out lukewarm. Waitress showed up sporadically after our drinks were empty. Ordered food, most of it came out on together, had a friend without food for another 15 mins. Just overall a hit & miss kind of place, I won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best date night
    foodie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was absolutely the best food was great, great music awesome location
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick and easy
    mariettaga
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We made a lunch reservation because we were short on time between appointments. When we arrived, the same size party in front of us didn't have a reservation and the hostess said '15 minutes'. When we got to the hostess, she told us the same 15 minutes even though we had a reservation. We told her that we were very short on time and we didn't have an extra 15 minutes, we would have to go somewhere else. Somehow another hostess said, 'not to worry' and sat us within 3 minutes. Good thing. Food was good, our server was fast and efficient. We got to our appointment without issue. Success.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server Needs School
    RGinATLVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    The server didn't have a clue. I asked for several different vodkas and she kept coming back saying they didn't have that one (after she told me they did have it) - and these were popular brands like Tito's and Stoli. Then for my vodka & soda she brought me a pint of club soda and asked me if I wanted the vodka on the rocks or in a shot glass! Really? For 2nd round I asked for a BOTTLE of Bud light -- she brought me a draft.
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  • Nothing to rave about
    AmandaVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I will start off by saying that the best part of my experience was how wonderful the hostesses were. It sort of went all down hill from there. My server succeeded but wasn't very "suave" when trying to upsell the margaritas that turned out to be average at most. I ordered some tacos. The trailer park taco was tasty. The "porkie" taco was very fatty and I couldn't even finish it. When I told my server his response was "Yeah well thats how it is supposed to be." Out of all the H2S restaurants this is my least favorite. I will be going to Noche next time to satisfy my taco craving.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    It took 10 minutes to get a waiter. Once she arrived, ur appetizers arrived before our water!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service and Fresh Food
    RSDunwoodyVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Great service from Kelly. Food is always freshly prepared
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Two words: Skirt Steak
    internationaltastebuds
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    I go here strictly for the skirt steak and chipotle mashed potatoes. I LOVE it! I've been many times and have tried a few other things on the menu but I always come back for the skirt steak. Always cooked mid-rare like I like it, tender and juicy, nice sized portion, and the balsamic reduction is the perfect accompaniment with those potatoes! I also loved their chips and salsa, although on the last visit, the salsa recipe seemed to have totally changed and tasted like canned tomatoes without all the smokiness and complex flavors it had previously. Drinks are hit or miss.. the red sangria is not good. But the cocktails have been good or great depending on the day. Service has been consistently good. I'll be back for the skirt steak!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the very best
    smithVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    the very best of everything... food, drink and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    RSDunwoodyVIP
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Salsa & Guacamole are freshly prepared. We also had fajitas with poblano peppers and the charro beans. Our guest have shrimp fajitas and they said they were great. Great food every time. Margarita special pitchers was great value tonight. Ask for Heather for best margaritas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful Service
    nallkat
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Our waiter was not friendly, polite, or attentive at all. There was a group of 6 of us, and maybe because he knew he would automatically get 18%, he didn't care. I will not be returning because of his poor service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salsa & Guacamole are freshly
    RSDunwoodyVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Salsa & Guacamole are freshly prepared. We watched it being made form the bar. We also had fajitas with poblano peppers and the charro beans. Great food every time. Margarita special pitchers was great value tonight. Service from Heather was great at the bar. Ask for Heather for best margaritas. If in the dining room ask for Tim for the best service!.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Salsa & Guacamole
    RSDunwoodyVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    Salsa is always fresh. Guacamole is freshly prepared to order. We also had fajitas and the charro beans are perfect every time. Margarita special was great value tonight. Service from Kelly was the best. Ask for Kelly - she makes great margaritas and provides excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Margaritas
    RSDunwoodyVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    We had fajitas and the charro beans are perfect everytime. Margarita special pitchers was great value tonight. Service from Kelly was the great. Salsa is always fresh. Guacamole is freshly prepared to order. Ask for Kelly - she makes great margaritas and provides excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very authentic
    Momof3
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Margarita was fabulous! Sangria (red) was ok, waiter was very helpful with making lots of suggestions, food is very authentic so not your average Mexican food which is great for me but mAyb not for everyone, super convinent as far as location to Intercontinental where we were staying! Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location and Great Food
    RSDunwoodyVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Salsa & Guacamole are great and freshly made. We love the specials they have weekly on margaritas. Join their Friend of Tom programs for great rewards as well. Food and Service are always great. Consistently good food every time we dine at Cantina. Great Service from Kelly or Heather at the bar. Or in dining room ask for Tim.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Food
    RSDunwoodyVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Pitcher specials on margaritas tonight. Heather the bartender makes great drinks. Food is freshly prepared. We sat at the bar and watched them cutting up all the fresh ingredients for salads. Guacamole is fresh made and very good. Ask for Heather for great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Menu with lots of variety
    RSDunwoodyVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    Great menu options. Tacos are great and the fajitas are really good. Have the fajitas with poblano peppers. Ask for Tim, Kelly or Heather for the best service. We also had some great margaritas with dinner. Salsa is fresh made and very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Margarita Special is great
    RSDunwoodyVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Margarita Specials on pitchers tonight. Great margaritas. Heather & Kelly at the bar are great. Tex Mex Cobb Salad is really good and everything on it is freshly prepared to order.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went late on a Monday night.
    InTheHamVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    Went late on a Monday night. The crowd was sparse and seating was plentiful. The waiter was energetic and knowledgeable. The food was very good. My wife ordered the skirt steak and it was outstanding. I opted for tacos a la carte and they were very good. Good food at a good price. Parking in the deck was plentiful and the restaurant paid for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh food & Great Service
    RSDunwoodyVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    We love the margarita specials weekly. Food is always fresh and service great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had very good service (Megan
    yyyyVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Had very good service (Megan was our waitress). Change in management has made a difference.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Tex Mex Food
    RSDunwoodyVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Cantina provides great fresh food every time. Salsa & Chips are great. Guacamole is made fresh daily. We have watched them prep fresh avocados while sitting at the bar. Fajitas are great value. Order them with poblano peppers. Margaritas are great. For best service ask for Heather, Kelly or Tim. Heather & Kelly are great bartenders and make the best margaritas
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was horrible. Chips were
    FaritaVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    Food was horrible. Chips were stale and tasted like old oil. Tacos not good. Food has gone down hill at this place. Service slow.
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  • UPSCALE Mexican Restaurant
    LafladVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    "Gourmet" Mexican Cuisine !! Really, Mexican food with a "twist" of something xtra. Xcellent service, Very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.