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Cantina Southwest Grill & Tequila Bar

3.6
189 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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Blending traditional flavor and authenticity, CANTINA serves up contemporary southwestern cuisine, in an atmosphere that radiates energy & fun
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Southwest, Tex-Mex
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(203) 674-5652
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Norberto Ramirez
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Catering
Any and all catering options are available. Will work with each clients needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between broad street & spring street
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Parking details
Parking is located behind the restaurant in the Bedford Street Annex or Bedford Street Garage. Plenty of spots always accessible.
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Public transit
Minutes from Metro North train station in Stamford, CT.
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour 4-7pm $4 Beers $5 Sangria $6 Margarita
Daily Specials from 7-10pm
Margarita Monday 1/2 Priced Margaritas
Taco Tuesday $3 Tacos $4 Corona Light Draft
Wine Down Wednesday 1/2 Priced Sangria Pitchers
Senorita Thursday 2 for 1 drinks for all Senoritas
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 189 People Are Saying
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3.6  based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.5
service
3.6
ambience
3.7
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

If you like terrible service, greasy tasteless calamari, and flat beer, then this is your place. Not that the staff cared, nobody asked. Formerly in the location of awesome Lola's, this spot has gone downhill fast. Will not be going back, there are way better places in town.

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vipJanski (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

First time at this restaurant, Kevin our Server was EXCELLENT very attentive. Food was very good, it was during the week so not crowded - we would go back again and we would absolutely suggest it to anyone wanting this type of food. The only issue we had was the drinks for two of our group was SO SWEET - they took them back and they got something else more to their liking.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on August 3, 2017

Nice place to hangout but choose proper corner if you are in mood to talk as place get noisy being bar. Drinks are ok and I am bit disappointed if Latin restaurant don't make right margaritas.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Food was good but the singing was very loud!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

I made a reservation on Open Table and when I arrived at Cantina they said they weren't excepting Open Table reservations and turned us away. My group of six found somewhere else to eat/drink.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
3.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

I came to this Tequila bar with a date and we had some appetizers and the Jalapeno Margarita's. The food and drinks were very good and we stayed longer than we anticipated.

The only bad news was a major fight broke out on the dance floor later in the night. My date and I just got fresh drinks (2 of them at $13 each) a few minutes before the fight. An out of control bouncer from Brother Jimmy's came in and started pounding his fist on the bar and forced people who were not in the fight, out of the bar. I thought it was ridiculous and what a way to waste $26!

I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone I know. if you go, make sure you get out of there at 10:00pm or so.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

Terrible cocktails, they should really rethink how they make them. Watered down and bland. Bummer, because great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

I went to Cantina for my 26th birthday with friends. The table was set and waiting for us when we arrived, which was an excellent start to the meal! We were sat immediately, brought drinks each time we ordered, and had our food arrive in a timely manner. Everyone at the party enjoyed their dish. They were very flexible with payment options for a big group and made us feel welcome. The margaritas were customizable, which was also excellent. I will definitely return!

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vipUWSider (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2016

Picked it randomly from open table and what a pleasant surprise! Absolutely delicious from guacamole with warm chips, to the tasty brisket tacos. Loved the blood orange margarita and warm churros with chocolate sauce. Pretty, colorful space would be good for a group, or families. We dined with our teenage children and will definitely return!

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vipCTMary (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2016

M husband and I were going to a 730 movie at the Avon Theater and looking for somewhere close by to have a casual meal. This choice was perfect. I was a bit skeptical after reading the previous reviews, but we were pleasantly surprised. The food was fresh, not heavy, and nicely presented. The service was excellent. The margaritas were very good. The waitress and others who served our food were very attentive. At the end, the manager (maybe the owner?) came by to ask how every was. This is not a "special night kind of place", but it is one that we will return for a casual meal and drinks to when we go to the Avon again.

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happydiner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

I was out with some friends and we ordered from the special drink menu. Two of us ordered a drink that they didn't have the correct tequila in stock so we had to choose something else. The drinks were all enjoyable. Dinner was lackluster.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on July 3, 2016

Arrived for our reservations and were told that the Kitchen had already closed and the bar was last call. I was quite confused because I told the host that I had made reservations on OpenTable and had been confirmed. No one seemed to care.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 1, 2016

Came to Cantina first time and although the food was somewhat good, the overall impression of the service is much below average. Our waiter was was fun and engaging but there is nothing worse than getting a check without being asked if you need anything else. They shut the music off and the lights in the dining room rushing us to finish our drinks and leave. And this all happened at 9.30pm when the kitchen is suppose to be open till 10. Now I understand that on a slow rainy night you wanna be home or elsewhere but if you are closing early, do it with a grace and find the way to make the customer feel somehow important. Don't just throw the check on the table and impatiently wait a foot away

But again, the food was delicious.

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vipGreenwichPat (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 26, 2016

Fun, friendly place with great food! The menu is varied and the favors are terrific. Give it a try!

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KelvinM (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 13, 2016

Should leave the DJ all day Sunday, because after Brunch was over at 4pm the DJ left and people started to leave! No good

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