Cantina Laredo in Austin is a Mexican chain restaurant in Texas that features classic Mexican fare and frozen margaritas. The restaurant features casual, family friendly dining in stylish quarters.
Cantina Laredo serves lunch and dinner daily and offers a brunch services on Sundays. Brunch at the restaurant features such fare as crab cakes benedict, huevos rancheros, spinach and artichoke omelet and chilaquiles. The main menu at Cantina Laredo features an assortment of appetizers, specialties, enchiladas, tacos and desserts. House specialties served at the restaurant include carnitas, relleno de camarones, Tampico, pollo mango mole, torta de carnitas and pescado del dia.
The restaurant was great, but I can't recommend it and won't be returning; staff informed us while there that the doors are being closed permanently. Hate to see a restaurant with very high quality food and service close; they are not always easy to find, even in Austin.
There are better options for Mexican food. Chicken and fish portions were skimpy. Several items were to heavy on line or salt. One the plus side service was friendly and responsive
The food was really good and our waiter (female) was super!
I went for my birthday dinner and this place was disappointing. The margaritas were way to strong, and the food was very average. It was overpriced for the quality. This place was empty on a friday night - so that says alot for a mexican restaurant downtown. There are so many better places in Austin to eat.
Considering we were a group of 13 people on Friday night of a biker rally in downtown Austin, TX , they did an ok job. We got in immediately prior to the reservation time. The one waiter we were given was totally overwhelmed, another waiter should have been allowed to help considering they were not packed. The bartender was overwhelmed as there was only one and it took a very long time getting drinks and cocktails. Overall, they could have been a bit more mindful of this large group and the tip would have soared. The food was good overall, hard to please everyone!
JUST DROPPED IN FOR EARLY DINNER & AVOID 6 PM TRAFFIC. FOOD WAS VERY GOOD, WAITER WAS ENTHUSIASTIC & KNOWLEDGABLE. THE ONLY DISAPPOINTING THING WAS TO LEARN YOU DO NOT BOTTLE & SELL YOUR RED SAUCE YOU SERVE WITH CHIPS. IT WAS SOOOO YUMMY!
I ordered one of their signature dishes and it was one of the best meals I have ever had!
Service was excellent.
Waiters were standing around because they were not busy but we were having to signal to waiters to get service. I don't like having to do this.
Terrible service, bad food and watered down drinks. I can overlook the service...maybe the server was new or having an off day (it wasn't busy) but the food was not good at all and the top shelf margaritas were really watered down. I won't be back.
Great for large groups - one of the few places in town that would even let us make a reservation for 16 people - but the food was just "meh." The guacamole was bland , and my pollo con whatever was just a tough rubbery slab of chicken with some canned spinach flopped on top. Given the high prices, I expected better. Won't be back.