Cantina Laredo - Clayton

4.1
486 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 486 people are saying
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vipLisaM
St. Louis
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server LiLi (elizabeth) makes our experience so nice that we keep coming back! She remembers us, seems happy to see us, has great attention to details, aims to please! Such good food- we love it!

Cantina Laredo - Clayton
Responded 17 hours ago

Thank you! I'll let Lili know you said this!

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vipHenriettaB
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy Cantina Laredo. Chips and salsa are very good. The Casarita was delicious, I had the Veracruz enchiladas, they are my favorite , love the cilantro rice and black beans that are sides.

My husband had the spinach enchiladas, he also enjoyed them. Sam was our server, she was very attentive.

Cantina Laredo - Clayton
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Henrietta! We're very glad you enjoyed your experience here! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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StlDiner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food5service1ambience1

We were sat by the host, who was nice. About 10 minutes later, a server came by our table and asked if we had been helped, we told him no, and then he took our drink orders and that was the last time that anyone came to our table. We waited for 25 minutes and decided to leave. I get that the business might be short staffed, and I totally understand that, but it was unfortunate that not even one employee came to ask how we were doing. Other people were getting their drinks/food and it seemed like we didn’t exist. Hopefully it was just one unlucky experience because we’d like to check it out again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The server failed to inform us that the bae closed at 8pm plus that they close at 9 they basically was kicking us out no warning or nothing very rude!

Cantina Laredo - Clayton
Responded on December 31, 2021

I'm very sorry about your experience. our hours are posted, and it sounds like you were allowed to stay an hour past closing time? or am i not understanding this review?

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

It is clear that this place is on its way out. It may be because of the pandemic and staffing. I do not know. The food was far below its normal caliber. That was my last time going there.

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GeorgeR
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our Server (Logan) was kind, gave outstanding service and attentive! Me & the wife were at the Branson Cantina Laredo a week early which inspired us to visit the Clayton location. The Casa Rita's at Clayton we're not the same as Branson but we're good. I would suggest getting the Branson recipe. My wife had the Relleno de Camarones at both locations. At Branson the dish presentation was on point with green Chile being stuffed with all the goodies. At Clayton the green Chile was not stuffed and hidden underneath all the goods and not a great presentation although the food was very tasty! We will most definitely re-visit!

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Rocketman
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Only wish would be for thinner chips.

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Trish
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT food. Special requests were no problem. Waiter was absolutely incredible - he was also relatively new and really rocked it! Food was amazing, on time, hot and delicious. Staff were also very nice. Overall, it was a very pleasant evening in a very nice part of St. Louis!

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JER1
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The restaurant was short of staff, but our server did a great job trying to handle the extra tables.

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vipLisaM
St. Louis
36 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our server, Elizabeth, remembered us from previous dining times and took excellent care of us! The chicken enchiladas are excellent and are highly recommended! We had a great time. Lighting could be softer.

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Lizz
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food quality for the price

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Lukas
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No heat in restaurant, so we had to keep our coats on. Ordered table side guacamole, it was prepared and we ordered our meal soon after. Quickly ran out of chips, so we could not finish the guacamole. Our server got two large tables simultaneously as our food arrived, so he never had time to check on our food. If he had, we could have explained it was incorrect. However, by the time he was able to get around to us, the rest of my food was cold and my husband had finished his meal. I asked if we could get some compensation on the bill or a round of drinks for the inconvenience. He never brought out the right food, and no charge was removed from the bill. We had been drinking margaritas and he did eventually bring us two more. Unfortunately, they tasted like pure sour mix so we left without drinking them.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was ok. They mixed up my order but brought me the right thing quickly. Cocktails were very good.

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Fern
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our lunch on the patio on Saturday. We had the place pretty much to ourselves for most of the meal. The food was really nice, not traditional Mexican but quite good. Quite a variety of fun margaritas! Casual but upscale. I will keep this on my list of places to dine in Clayton!

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MaryK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of sirens, kind of noisy, but can't do much about that.

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MichaelC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Under-staffed and over-booked. More than 30-minute wait for a server. I’m sure the staff was doing the best they could; but no one appeared to be actively managing the situation.

Food was great

Looking forward to them getting back to their typical high-quality service soon

Cantina Laredo - Clayton
Responded on September 17, 2021

Hello Michael, thank you for your review. We are sorry that you had that experience. you are correct, we are understaffed and we had a surprising number of guests in addition to a large party and could not keep up. We are endeavoring to find sufficient staff but it has proven a slow process. We look forward to seeing you again, and hopefully we will once again be back at a proper staffing level.

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divermsk
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was great, G money was fantastic.
Drinks were great.

However, the food was terrible Saturday night.
I work across the street and eat here often.
Two of us had pescado and the fish or sauce was rancid.
Another the fish taco and way over cooked.
The cabbage, mango and other veggies hard & chewy.

Others had fajitas that were better but way over cooked.

I’ll be back, but hope it was a one night happening.

Cantina Laredo - Clayton
Responded on September 15, 2021

Hello, we are very sorry that your experience was disappointing. May i ask who is "G Money"? We don't have any servers whose names begin with G and do not allow Servers to use nick names at work.

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JermaineW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great food friendly workers. Meals were better than expected. Recommend the mango flange for desert. I took my fiancé here for a date. The menu is moderate, but I prefer quality over quantity. We spent near $100 including tips, Price A lil but up there, but worth it.

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JessicaS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive and did a great job. Our margaritas were very good. The ceviche was awesome! Our main entrees were ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and an excellent server

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vipLisaS
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting our son at WashU for the weekend. We all had fajitas and they were very tasty. It’s a great upscale alternative to busy, noisy El Burro, another nearby Mexican restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. We had drinks at the bar and ate in the dining room which was a bit more secluded.

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vipChigirl22
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal from the chips and salsas (one nicely smoky and the other perfectly spicy) and the made to order guacamole to the tacos and quesadillas. Service was pleasant. Just a little slow given the lack of a crowd at lunchtime. All in all an excellent experience. Will certainly return.

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vipGoodstuff
Louisville
34 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great, food was good but not as good as previous time. House Margarita delicious.

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Jame
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! I would totally go again. Nice people, good food, great environment!!!

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jdine
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Halibut was excellent! I cannot say enough about the exceptional taste of the sautéed halibut and mango salsa. We also received great service. Thank you very much.

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vipidine4food
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lights off in most of restaurant. Superbowl Sunday almost felt like they were closed

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vipBrisas02
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love their Sunday brunch with the complimentary Bloody Maria's.

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vipBrisas02
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love their brunch with the complimentary Bloody Marías.

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ChrisM
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We partook in Restaurant Week. The food, service and atmosphere was wonderful. We will return.

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vipPhilG
Chicago
164 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall pretty good. The specials on the menu are pretty good

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Diner1234
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Cantina Laredo is OK. Unfortunately not many great options in st. Louis for Mexican food.

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KarenS
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I made a reservation in advance and felt silly when we arrived and the restaurant was nearly empty! Paris was very friendly and attentive until the restaurant began to fill (including a party of more than 15). Unfortunately, I’m afraid he had too many tables to continue to be attentive and the kitchen was unable to keep up. There were five of us and 3 of us were served food that was literally lukewarm.
We have dined here several times in the past but definitely will need to forget this experience before we return again.

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Cheri
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, quality service and excellent food! We especially enjoyed the table side preparation of our customized guacamole, which by the way, was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We decided on this restaurant for New Year’s Day. Food was amazing. Service was great. We will return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
86 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time as always!! Elyse was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server were top notch. Great margaritas. Excellent food. Adult Mexican. Sophisticated Mexican.

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vipWhitneyJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Great venue and food for the price point. However, I have yet to have a good experience with service. Three dining experiences and each time was mediocre to poor service. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice place, good food,friendly and efficient staff.

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vipWeavers082199
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Water boy was a bit feisty
Waiter was good could of checked on us more

FAQs

Cantina Laredo - Clayton offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 725-2447.

Cantina Laredo - Clayton is rated 4.1 stars by 486 OpenTable diners.

Cantina Laredo - Clayton does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cantinalaredo.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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