Cinco Mexican Cantina - Suwanee
Cinco Mexican Cantina - Suwanee

Cinco Mexican Cantina - Suwanee

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cincorestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 6785410645x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin / Spanish
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Because we make everything fresh at Cinco, we can customize any menu to make your special occasion.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private and Semi-Private Rooms Available
  • Private Party Contact: Scott Jordan 4045422152x
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment in the After Five Lounge Thursday - Saturday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Station Center
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Cinco Mexican Cantina - Suwanee
We are Mexican food with an attitude!

We are a place where you can enjoy great upscale Mexican cuisine in a casual, yet highly sophisticated environment.

The food and décor sets the tone, in both quality and vibrant presentation. While taste is of the utmost importance, we believe that the ambience is welcoming due to the live music and friendly staff.
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Cinco Mexican Cantina - Suwanee reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (7)great for lunch (6)neighborhood gem (5)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (4)romantic (3)great for brunch (2)special occasion (2)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Still Got It!
    PottseVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I've been coming here since the place opened way back when. It is STILL a wonderful place to come for good food, well kept, great service and more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Cinco's
    LoveCincos
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My friends and I meet often at this Cinco's location and love it. Good food; great service!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet Mexican Entrees
    Bria15
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food at Cinco's was so delicious. The menu has some very unusual Gourmet entrees. Our entire group enjoyed their meals. Great sauces and spices. Outdoor dining is also fun!!! Love the beautiful handmade glass lighting!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    great service manager on duty july24, ws awesome it was my birthday enjoyed it much ,
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Fantastic service
    Time2DineVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    There needs to be a new word invented to describe how wonderful the wait staff is here. I had my steak fajitas fix and they were terrific again. The hubby had the Tacos al Carbon and said they were great too. Our friends devoured the Taco Salad with Chicken and the Empanadas. Every one was fat, full, and happy...two pitchers of margarita's didn't hurt either.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 110 reviews are from the Cinco Mexican Cantina - Suwanee reviews archive.
  • Wonderful meal
    Time2DineVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Cinco's wait staff was fantastic as always. We went lower key this time and split one of the larger entrees, the steak fajita's. They were wonderful. They came out sizzling with a fabulous aroma; and, the steak was cooked to order. The margarita's were tasty as well.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loosing it's charm
    Time2DineVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This used to be my favorite place. First, I want to say the wait staff is phenomenal! The food has changed drastically. We'll give it a couple more trips before we write them off completely, but so much has changed since we first started dining here when they first opened. Last Friday, our daughter's cheese dip was luke warm at best...yet again. My fajita's arrived NOT sizziling, not even hot. Isn't that part of the presentation? The peppers and onions were still crunchy. The hubby's quesa fundido wasn't hot either. The tortillas were hot, but so what? A very disappointing meal, which is becoming more common here. Again, wait staff is phenomenal. I'm not complaining about them.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glolisa Night Out
    Deltapearl
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This is a cool spot! I met up with some friends and it was a good first time experience. The food was good, drinks could use a little more kick but the entertainment on the bar side was excellent, live entertainment. The singer kept us entertained with beautiful oldies with a little dancing on the side; Manuel Covington. He sang and performed a little of everything. It was really good, Check it out! I plan to go back soon. When spring and summer hit, the patio if going to be awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cinco review
    JimmyVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food is always very good and the fact they take reservations is a huge plus. However, service especially with drinks was painfully slow and the waitress did not speak English very well and was difficult to understand.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday NIght Food & Fun
    Time2DineVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Nothing new, but just as delicious as always. I was quite surprised I got reservations on Feb. 14th. We didn't get the Valentines Special (I don't like lobster, although it was a great deal). Friends joined us again making for a fun evening. Everyone's entrée was excellent. Service was outstanding (Thank you Elda!). The food came out quickly. Margarita's were great. What else can I say.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great
    ronandkimVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    i have eaten at this Concos at least 5o times and can say that i can count on one hand when it didn't totally live up to my expectations
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food and Perfect Service
    Time2DineVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Actually ate lunch here on Tuesday and dinner on Friday. They were busy, but they weren't slow. We were joined with friends this visit, so we lingered a bit longer and never once felt rushed. My Tacos al Carbon were delicious and my hubby's veal quesadilla was excellent as well. I think that is his new favorite. Elda, our server, was great as always too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • There was only one server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    There was only one server for the bar area - she was very good, but there should have been two for the number of tables - every time that we asked for something, we had to wait a little longer than expected. Guacamole was fresh and very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food With Friends
    Time2DineVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Wow! Was it ever busy Friday night. If not signed-up, get on Open Table to make reservations. Service was great especially considering how busy it was. The food was fabulous and arrived hot. Everyone got something different...beef, chicken, veal, soup. No complaints at our table. We even kidded about one guy just shy of licked his plate clean. Two pitchers of frozen margaritas served us well too. Also, kudos to Augustine our server!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was outstanding however
    rossVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Food was outstanding however the $9.50 margaritas were small and yet good just overpriced for natural lime juice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best fajitas in town
    ronandkimVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The Grande Fajitas and not just great they are also about the best bargain in town. we generally split this one dish between four adults and often have leftovers. also, their freshly made guac is some of the best you will ever have. my wife likes the Texas margarita and her friend loves the frozen sangria.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for lunch or dinner
    diner
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Have enjoyed many lunches and dinners at Cinco. Food is consistently good and they are very accommodating with slight changes (substitutions) to entrees. Willing to amend dishes to make slightly more healthy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food / Superior Service!
    Time2DineVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We stuck with our usual order and certainly wasn't disappointed. The steak fajita's are the best I've ever had. Any old time metro Atlantans remember Casa Garrado's? Well, better than their's ever were. I never liked guacamole until I tried Cinco's guac. The Queso Fundido is terrific. And, the service is superior to other restaurants, no matter who you get, but some do seem like family by now, since, we see them nearly every week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good all most counts!
    OldMonkVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Good food and service for the price. Good bar. Will definitely be a frequent visitor for casual dining!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Every Time
    Time2DineVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    This is our usual Friday night place for good reason. The food is always terrific, no matter what we order; the service is always excellent. What more could we ask! The hubby ordered the Chipotle Shrimp appetizer as a light meal, but then helped me finish my Tacos al Carbon (steak). Both were terrific. And, as always the margaritas were great. Looking forward to this Friday already.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Augustine always takes great
    RobinVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Augustine always takes great care of us! He is the best - Thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious yet again!
    Time2DineVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Hubby and I each went for a lighter meal this time, and it was just as satisfying. The "bowl" of Chicken Tortilla Soup is HUGE, so very filling. Couple that with a guacamole appetizer and your good to go. Hubby just went for an appetizer as a meal this evening and was content as well. Of course, he had two of their delicious margaritas to fill his belly too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We always have a great time when we go for lunch or dinner at Cinco! The food was great and the service was prompt and very courteous. We look forward to our next trip there!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Spot
    PottseVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    My BF and I come here often. The food is generally pretty good, but there are times when they are off their game. One point I must make is don't count on margaritas. Every single time (three strikes your out) I have ordered one it was terrible! Whether it taste like cheap mix with barely any alcohol or being too sweet to consume; I finally gave and just get a shot on the rocks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious yet again!
    Time2DineVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    The food was delicious as always. We were boring and stuck with the tried and true steak quesadillas and veal quesadilla. Our server, Keith, was excellent. Service was quick, but not hurried. And, of course, the margaritas perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food with Great friends
    Time2DineVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    The tacos al carbon, steak, were wonderful. Our service was impeccable as always. We met friends there and everyone's meal was perfect: the veal quesadilla, the burrito. I can't rave enough over the salsa and guacamole. Of course, don't forget the margaritas!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dining experience
    KenN
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    We visited this restaurant during Gwinnett Restaurant Week and thought the food, service and atmosphere were all very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome restaurant
    Babyj
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    The food, place and our wonderful server Miquel made the evening a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Although the service was pretty
    Ssliao45
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Although the service was pretty good and the ambiance was decent, it was way too loud to hear anyone at your table and the food was horrible. It had no spices or flavor that Mexican food should have. I won't be coming there again just based on the fact that everyone at my table hated their dishes and we all received different things.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice change for a rainy 4th of July
    Time2DineVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    We went kind of last minute on the rainy 4th. There were only 7 tables seated, but things were still abnormally slow. The food was terrific as always. This place is the reason I discovered I do like guacamole, and Cinco's guac is fantastic! Everything is always so fresh. We didn't stray from out standards - the best steak fajitas cooked to order, the veal quesadilla, and cheese dip. It was actually nice to not have someplace to be, but instead just kick back and enjoy the day..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smaller Portions?
    GregVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Cinco's Suwanee has gone through many changes since the rash of management turnover. The food has gotten better, and is getting close to be when it was stellar. But now the portions are shrinking. This means the value is headed in the wrong direction, and we hope the owners reverse these decisions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect every time
    Time2DineVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    We love this place. The food and the service are always fantastic. I highly recommend for lunch, for dinner, for a special occasion...anytime! Sunday brunch is also a winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Food
    priyagrace
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    Overall, the food was fine, nothing remarkable, but not bad. We ordered the guacamole and I had the grilled shrimp tacos. They were both okay choices. Our waitress was very nice, so that added to the pluses of the evening. I'd go back because of the location.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit or Miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    I have been to Cincos many times. Ther has been a change in management 3 times. It use to be the best restaurant around, but now it's really hit or miss. My wife and I went two weeks ago and the food was great, but on Father's Day the food was just ok. Hopefully they can get things back to how they once were.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We usually have a great time
    LoriS
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    We usually have a great time at Cinco. The food was not good this visit. We might give it another try in the future but we definitely won't rush back to Cinco.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never again
    Easternbreeze
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Six of us went there on a Friday night. It was nice to be able to make a reservation. However it wa a once in a lifetime experience. We will not be going back. Food that gave us intestinal complaints the entire next day. No draft beer and a waitress more interested in chatting to her friends than waiting on the table. No thanks
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like an old friend!
    Time2DineVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    We were so glad to get back to our favorite restaurant after being on vacation for 9 days. Yeah, I know that sounds crazy, but we were looking forward to our usual Friday evening fare. The steak fajita's were fantastic as always and the shrimp appetizer was just the right size. Service was impeccable. Beverages were filled and margarita's consumed. Can't ask for more from a familiar Friday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant, the food
    Kinga
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Nice restaurant, the food is ok however I have noticed that the size of burrito is getting smaller every time we eat there. We liked the decor.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!!
    Fireman331
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    We love Cincos and recommend it to people we know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fajita's are the Best!
    Time2DineVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    We love everything about this place. The food is fantastic. Everything we've tried is delicious. The service is superb. And, don't forget the guacamole and salsa with the fresh made chips...not from a bag folks! For dessert try the Aztec Mousse. It's not the fluffy pudding-like dessert you're used to. It's a decadence all it's own. You can share, but I'd get my own if I were you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.