Cantina Laredo - Clayton

4.1
403 reviews
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Mexican
Cantina Laredo offers fresh-made Mexican food and hand-squeezed, lime juice margaritas. The extensive menu includes traditional Mexican favorites in addition to items like grilled fish, chicken and steaks complimented by signature sauces such as chipotle-wine with Portobello mushrooms or sautéed artichoke hearts and roasted red bell peppers.
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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The guacamole wss the best I ever had. Fish tacos were great. Restaurant really needs to up its cleaning...sticky floor, food all over quac cart. Fellow diner could point out other evidence. She wanted to leave. I'm glad we stayed.

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu, food quality, and service. We love their brunch, with mimosas and bloody marys included.

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CO
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Chilaquiles were tasty but not what I was expecting. Everything else was exceptional and we will definitely return!

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y
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

We love this place, but we had extremely horrible service on this Friday night visit. We were there later, it wasn’t even that busy. But I had to get a manager to lock eyes with us sitting with no drinks before anyone came over. After that our waitress was nowhere to be found. A few times she was talking at the hostess stand. There were three people hanging out with brooms blocking the bathroom and just talking. Lots of staff around but no one to wait on us. Very disappointing. Also, the TV was broken on the right side so we couldn’t see the score of the Cardinals game. Not on par for such a nice place.

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Nothing beyond the chips and salsa was good. Beef tacos, steak tacos and burrito were awful.

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AV
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good. the server forgot to pack our leftovers for the to go box

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BG
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time and the food was amazing! Can’t wait to come back.

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D
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

This typically is a good restaurant with good service, creative dishes and pleasant atmosphere. However this day, atmosphere in the back area tanked time and again- beginning with cage fighting on the flat screen, and then shouting over the sound system. Our waitress willingly intervened on these issues but our lunch was more occupied with these distractions than enjoying the time we set aside for lunch.

Cantina Laredo - Clayton
Responded on April 17, 2019

Thanks for the review. Please feel free to ask us for a different table or location when you come in next. Hope to see you again soon.

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l
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 5 of us and we celebrated 2 birthdays on a Saturday evening. We ordered tequila shots all around and the shots were VERY generous. The food was very good. I had the mahi mahi tacos, which were delicious. Neither my husband or myself are huge black bean fans, but their black beans were delicious and we ate every bite of them. For a Saturday evening, they were busy but it was not overly loud.

Cantina Laredo - Clayton
Responded on April 17, 2019

Thank you for the kind review. We hope to see you in again soon!

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b
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We usually love this place, but the service was poor on our last visit and the food was mediocre. Our server forgot to bring our water and our queso appetizer. Then he brought the wrong taco. My shrimp/strawberry salad -- usually a bright and crisp entree -- was limp and bland. Really disappointed.

Cantina Laredo - Clayton
Responded on April 17, 2019

Thanks for the review. We will use your feedback to improve our team's performance. Please come again soon to see our improvements.

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CN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Not worth all the hype, go to Barrio on DeMun instead

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Responded on April 17, 2019

We appreciate your review.

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Just a fun evening. Ordered two margaritas. One with salt, one without. Both came with salt. Didn’t order guacamole but the table side guacamole lady came and asked us how we wanted our guacamole. Ordered fish tacos and chicken tacos. Got two orders of chicken tacos. Overall, just poor service. Waiters and waitresses should write down orders instead of trying to memorize. Ultimately, waiter apologized and took care of one of the taco orders proactively rather than reactively which was nice. Usually not like this. Usually great place. Will go back again.

Cantina Laredo - Clayton
Responded on April 17, 2019

Thank you for your review. We will use your feedback to improve. Please return soon to see how we are doing.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Reservation at 1:15 so the end of the lunch business. Service was fair, not too attentive. All 3 of us ordered the same - soft tacos with chicken, mango, pineapple, avocado. Chicken was dry, hard to find the pineapple. The waiter had to ask if we were finished as it did not look as if we were.

I have eaten here a couple of times before and had a good meal.

Cantina Laredo - Clayton
Responded on April 17, 2019

Thanks for the review. We will use your feedback to improve our team's perfoermance. Please come in again soon.

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TP
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Although the food was VERY delicious, the only comment I have is that even though the time we went for lunch there were several open tables, we got seated next to a bus station and door with traffic to outside seating. I wish they could have determined on their own to seat us at a table in a nicer spot.

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t
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner before going to a concert. Staff and food were outstanding.

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C
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice place and excellent food, but could be cleaner. The chairs all looked very dirty, they are black and show spots, but even after switching the chair for a better one, guest put their napkins on the chair to sit on. For a nice place this seems unacceptable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Food was very slow to come. The fish in the fish taco didn’t even taste as good as cardboard. It was dry and hard. The receptionist is pleasant but seems overwhelmed by the task and requires people to wait longer than necessary. The valet is never anywhere to be found to park your car.

Cantina Laredo - Clayton
Responded on April 17, 2019

Thank you for the kind review. We hope to see you in again soon!

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St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was slow, but waitress explained they were short a chef in the kitchen. Food was great! Noise level high with families when we arrived at 7pm, but shortly decreased. Everyone enjoyed their food and planned to go back

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Will probably never go back. Service was very slow. We did have a young girl training with another server and she was really rude.

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JC
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The meat used for the carne Assad was a bit tough and more fate than I I usually get when I order this item.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour specials!

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Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Long delay getting seated for lunch even though place was 1/2 empty. Long wait for waitress to notice the table. Not attentive.

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LT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Took forever to get seated and it took forever to get order taken. Bacon on shrimp was burnt. Steak quesadilla was cold. Salmon too small and not enough rice. Bowl too big for salmon dish. Silverware was dirty. Not sure which waitress was ours. Had to ask for bill. I felt bad not leaving a tip but none was deserved and I'm a big tipper. This was my first time ever not giving a tip. I won't be back. My co-worker posted her salmon dish on her blog and complained. They did bring another peice with hot green sause on it when she requested it not be added on the first one so she couldn't eat it.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really loved that the noise level was low. And the food was delicious as always. Wish the fireplace would have been working - but that’s ok!

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HH
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Great go to for that upper scale Mexican dining experience in St. Louis! I will definitely be returning to sit out on their patio when the weather warms up! I would recommend for sure!

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KW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

The service was so slow and the foos was just ok. Don’t waste the extra money to go here.

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St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

The food was terrible. It just didn’t taste good. Cheese whiz on an Enchilada is not for me. Perhaps others like it. First negative review of my life. Super nice people work there and it’s a nice looking restaurant. Would have forgotten about it but you asked.

Cantina Laredo - Clayton
Responded on February 15, 2019

Thank you for the review. We appreciate your feedback. We will use it to make our operation better. Please return sometime soon to see our improvements.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service, but noise level is very high. Loud music, many people trying to talk over the music. Probably won't go back due to noise, but food and service were very good.

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M
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited during the Clayton Restaurant Week. The food the margaritas and the service were amazing! Can’t wait to go back and try the rest of the menu!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Poor service and average food.

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Responded on January 26, 2019

Thank you for your review. Your feedback will be used to improve our team's performance. Hope you will come back and see our progress.

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AV
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Restaurant was slow and food took to long. Our server took forever and we have to been looking for him.

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ST
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Cafe Laredo has been a New Year's Eve dining spot for the past four years because it is close to home and consistently delicious. Reservations are honored and they offer a special menu for the New Year's celebration. Regular menu items are always very good and the service is also excellent.

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RB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Guacamole at the table was awesome.

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OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal at this upscale Mexican place. Our server was friendly and the food very tasty. We will definitely be back!

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B
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great weekend brunch. The omelets are especially good and all brunch entrees come with your voice of Bloody Mary or Mimosa.

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DL
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This place is inconsistent. Some times it’s great. Sometimes it is noticeably poor. Unfortunately, this was one of those times.

The service was disappointingly sub par. Ordered a Shirley Temple for my boy and it never came. I had to go to the bar to get it, and the server didn’t even notice.

My daughter’s tortilla came out undercooked. It was actually doughy. I pointed it out to our server and it took way too long to get new tortillas (in a Mexican Restaurant). By the time they came out, her food was cold and everyone had pretty much finished their dinner.

We were underwhelmed about our very first trip here, but actually gave them a second chance and had been pleased up til now. I had even rented out a room for a celebration/party once and was pleased that time.

Maybe we will give them another shot, but if this had been our first experience, we would likely not come back.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was cold and tasteless. Slid very far in 1 year.

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NR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place and . We celebrated a wonderful birthday and had great service

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Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Came here because we had a great experience at the cantina Laredo in Destin, Florida.

The table we were seated at was in a glass corner of the restaurant, quite a distance from the kitchen.
this may explain why everything we got was at, best just, warm; the chips were downright cold.
I think I would have liked the tamales had they been hot!

The guac from the kitchen was nothing special, save your money

The chili lime cucumber margarita was good, spicy kick to it... I would have added a bit of cayenne to the salt rim tho

Waitress was sweet and efficient
Presentation was beautiful

just Didn't feel as authentic as our previous experience, but if you have nothing to compare it to, get a table closer to the action and hopefully you get a 🔥 meal!

Anne get reservations! We got there at 5:15, but wait list was out the door by 6! Open table super easy to use

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L
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible and the food was not good either. Wasn’t busy but took over an hour to get soup and an appetizer.

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