The Red Hen Cantina - Napa
The Red Hen Cantina - Napa

The Red Hen Cantina - Napa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://redhencantina.com/
  • Phone: 7072558125
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: F-Su 8:00am-10:30am

    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-4:00pm

    Dinner: Su-Th 4:00pm-9:30pm

    Dinner: F-Sa 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Salvador Hermosillo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Tanya Berry 7072558125

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wine Country Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
The Red Hen Cantina - Napa reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (17)good for groups (13)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (8)neighborhood gem (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)fit for foodies (2)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Nice spot
    DJHorkVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Has been on my list for some time, finally had an opportunity to visit for dinner and found it to be great food and great spot to eat; will return again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Larry
    Larry
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service and food quality has always been consistently good. Most of the servers already know us there and we do appreciate that they are still there. Not a high turn over in this restaurant which indicates good management.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine lunch.
    piggies
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Lunch for five, all good, plenty to eat, generous salads; attentive but not hovering, service. :) Pleasant outdoor seating on patio, with overhead canvas, welcome in the hot weather. Enjoyed by all of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Everything was set up upon arrival a little early. Waiter very nice and accommodating. Food was very good but the prices have gone up since last time I was there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time!
    50sChevy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Red Hen is one of our favorite go-to places for the family. ( Even the pickiest eaters can find something they will like). Awesome Breakfast too!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    AGuillory
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Party platters were perfect for our party of 30 for my cousin's 40th birthday party. Delicious margarita and beer! Servers are friendly and helpful and there to accommodate our needs. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun and delicious casual eats
    wrichmo
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    When you get tired of tiny plates of unrecognizable food, get over to the Red Hen for a pitcher of margs and some delicious Mexican classics. We really enjoyed the mole enchiladas and the chimichanga on the loud and busy patio. We left full and happy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, disappointing food
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a party of 18. The back room was set up as requested and all of the service was terrific. Unfortunately, other than the guacamole, which was very good, the food was a big disappointment. The seafood enchiladas were tasteless and mushy. All of the food was just underseasoned and not well presented. Would go back for the margaritas and guacamole, though- that is it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • top shelf margaritas
    infrequentvisitor
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The gimmick of a free dollar for top shelf margaritas is fun and they are quite tasty. Good guacamole.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    SAWHOPEVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Had expected better food with the arrival of the new-old chef.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.3
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 17 reviews are from the The Red Hen Cantina - Napa reviews archive.
  • Excellent
    goose
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was also. We enjoyed our dinner very much.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM
    DineWithMEah
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The pork enchilada with green sauce was really good. The rice was light and flavorful. Margaritas were GREAT too!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!!
    btravisVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My wife and I were really in the mood for Mexican and we are so very glad we chose the Red Hen. The food was excellent and the top shelf margaritas was just what we were looking for after having drank wine for so many days. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Red Hen Tasty Food
    RichardP70
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    It was a Saturday night and the outside patio was 3/4 full and the inside was about 1/2 full. We were seat and had warm chips and fresh salsa right away. Our wait person took our drink and food order and in about a minute we had our drinks and within 10 minutes we had our entrees. Food was fresh and tasty. Staff was helpful and accommodating. We will definitely come back when we are in Napa.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Fabulous Find
    Taryn
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I just recently bought a home in Vallejo, and desperately missed the Oakland and East Bay restaurant scene. When I realized Napa was only 15 minutes away from me, I jumped at the chance to eat at a decent Mexican restaurant, and we were not disappointed! The service was great, and our server was so nice and attentive. They had also read my message in the reservation about needing a high chair or booster for my son. The food was great, and we're already planning on coming back during the day to sit outside.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Families - but that's it
    NapamelVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The Red Hen Cantina has been around a long time and is a fun place to go with children. But, if you are going for great Mexican food there are better places in Napa. The service was slow and they kept bring a lot of chips and salsa before the dinner to keep us busy. My Crab Enchilada was a bit soggy and tasted like it was hanging around the kitchen. The whole beans were not fresh and had to come from a can.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uninspiring Mexican Food
    Jean
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    The chips were decent, the salsa had no spiciness. The microwaved tamale was chewy and tasteless with huge chunks of chicken. The lighting was so dark that I couldn't see the corn husk, which tangled with the chewy corn masa. I thought the rice was ok, but my husband didn't like it at all. My husband liked the chili verde but the beans and tortillas were cold. I didn't care for the flavoring in the whole beans. My daughter thought the burrito was good. The margaritas were fine - no complaint there. It looked like the outdoor dining area was nice and would have liked eating out there in warmer weather. Overall - uninspired - I'd go back for cocktails, but not for the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and food consistent
    Larry
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We go to this restaurant at least 2-3 times monthly over the past several years and have never been disappointed with either the service or food. Our favorite waitress Katelyn has always been providing us great service. She has a great personality and they are lucky to have her on their staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Margaritas only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    As a friendly person put it: have food first and go there just for the margaritas. Nothing else. Or else drink plenty of margaritas and then the food will be palatable. Service: was good, friendly enough. Nothing really to complain about but nothing extraordinary. Food: terrible. 1 star for me is I would not want to eat there again, that'd be true of this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Comfort
    William
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Red Hen is good quality Mexican comfort food. High quality ingredients with are given to stay away from stereo type TexMex flavors of hot, n hotter. The food allows for the natural blends flavored of the food to layer and give the guest authentic taste.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Red Hen Cantina
    FumeVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Best chips & salsa in Napa! Tostada Salad was very good & my Strawberry Margarita was excellent!! Service was good. Already looking forward to Summer to spend time back on the patio : )
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so Happy
    Buella
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    I made the reservations, no one acted like they knew what was going on after five minutes standing there they found it and we were seated. We sat there, and sat there, and finally she asked us if we wanted anything to drink, and finally brought over the chips and salsa. Then we waited for ever for her to come back and take the order, and again waited and waited for the food too come. She never came back to refill are drinks, or ask if we wanted anything. Then it took her 10 to 15 minutes to take are card so we could pay and leave. I go there all the time and I was mad, it was my grandaughters birthday, this person not happy at all, there service has really gone down hill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Red Hen Cantina
    FumeVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    Best chips & salsa in town! Service is friendly & quick. Menu options other than traditional Mexican food. Full bar, margaritas are very good! Great, large outdoor patio for dining or just drinks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A big let down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    As Mexican food lovers we had hoped that this recommendation would provide us with a great dining experience. What it was was anything but. This is a lesser then exciting chain restaurant with a nice patio. The drinks were the best part of the meal. Service was quite slow, the heaters on the patio were not in working order and the food was marginal. We would not recommend this to anyone in Napa given the great food that can be found.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They're slipping . . .
    Local
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    We had set up meeting some longtime friends (we hadn't seen in years) at the Red Hen Cantina as it was previously very good. The same inside/outside experience was present, and the staff were all very friendly and accommodating. However, the food has slipped in quality. I ordered the large burrito with carnitas. It had way too much meat inside, and I'm not sure any cheese was added at all. The minimal amount of sauce which was poored over the burrito was not good. My wife and a friend ordered the grilled chicken quesadilla said said it was pretty good. The prices were average. We probably won't return as there are too many other Mexican restaurants in the area that have outstanding food (as well as the service).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A solid find in wine country
    shorty16
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Good food, good- to larger-sized portions, tasty margaritas available in three sizes and friendly service. Would be nice if they were open past 9:30pm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast service; good Mexican food
    localdiner
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    The most impressive part of the experience was the speed of service. Is it possible to be too fast? Since we were in a hurry to go to a movie, this was just what we needed. Compared to 4 other Mexican restaurants in the area, this one is about average in food and ambiance. It is large, so it is easy to get into, even with a large family. It is conveniently located, just off of Rt 29, entering Napa from the north.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic