Cicada Cantina - Redding
Cicada Cantina serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as a full brunch menu every Sunday 10am-2pm.
Happy Hours, Mon-Fri 2pm-6pm and Daily 9pm-Close with food and drink menu specials. This restaurant specializes in preparing authentically marinated, slow cooked meats and house-made sauces utilizing fresh ingredients daily. Cicada Cantina serves traditional Mexican favorites, like sizzling Fajitas, Flautas and Street Tacos, as well as innovative signature dishes, including: Molcajete, served in a real Lava Rock, Chile Relleno and Pollo Poblano. This restaurant also offers an impressive drink menu featuring a variety of Margaritas, hand-crafted cocktails, wine list and extensive Tequila bar.
Once again great service and great food and the best Margarita's. I had the shrimp tacos they were is delicious.
Today I had the Quesadilla with grilled chicken it was delicious, the hubby always gets the Carnitas Enchilada. Our server Laura was excellent. Of course the best Margarita's in town.
Once again a wonderful lunch. I had the Ceviche Lettuce Cups they were delicious. Of course the Margarita was so good. Ben my server is great.
We have been to this restaurant several times, and always enjoy the food. While I tend to stick with Tex-Mex style food, my wife likes to experiment with different dishes. This restaurant actually has me going outside my comfort zone, and ordering the specials. Fabulous authentic Mexican cuisine, and the Tex-Mex options are delicious as well. My only complaint is my wife ordered a margarita, and asked for salt on the edge of the glass, but somehow got no salt.
Love Cicada. I had the Taco Salad with Grilled shrimp it was so good. Highly recommend. Plus the service is great. My server Ben is so great. Plus great Margarita's
It turned out there was five of us and they were so accommodating. Ben our server was so great. Our food was delicious. We had the Mexican Pizza with shrimp so tasty, the Flautus were huge and also delicious, the Enchiladas with carnitas excellent, Taquitos very good as was the Seared Pork wraps. Also Garlic Fries are amazing.
Love the food here. The hubby had the Eggs Benedict and they were delicious perfectly cooked eggs. I had Taquitos they too were delicious best guacamole on top. Tried a new cocktail it was the Paloma it too was great.
Once again had a fabulous lunch. I had the Chicken Cabo Salad and of course a Top Shelf Margarita all was delicious. The salad was huge could easily be shared, I had enough leftovers for my husband had the salad with his dinner. The service as always was great. One of my favorites in Redding.
Unfortunately , my expectation of food quality and service , for the Price paid was very much a disappointment. I wanted to treat a Guest from Europe to authentic mexican food, it was not a great experience.
I had friends up from the Bay Area and they loved this place the food the Margaritas everything was so good. We had the Ceviche, Chillie Relano's and the seared Pork Wraps. The service is always great and it was just as perfect this trip.My friends can't wait to go again.
Once again great food and great service. WE had the Cicada Sampler and the Cicada Shrimp Cocktail so much food and so delicious. We finished our leftovers yesterday. Still so good.
Once again the best Shrimp Tostada, just the right amount heats tasty. Of course the best Margarita. Alan my waiter is one of the best.
While returning from a motorcycle trip to Seattle we stooped at your restaurant. The food was served hot and was great. Your salsa is quite good too. The waiter was friendly and tended to our needs in a timely manner. Next time in the area we will be back...
Great brunch items, the regular Eggs Benedict was delicious as was the Cicada Benedict. Once again Cicada never disappoints.
Awful service, wrong food delivered and chunky blended margarita (twice) made for a terrible dinner. Has been much better in the past.
I had friends up from the Bay Area and they were totally impressed. The food and service is always amazing. The smothered shrimp burrito she said was the best she ever had, the Mexican Pizza was also so delicious. My other friend said it was the best refried beans she ever tasted. The ceviche lettuce cups are always a hit as is the seared pork wraps, the shrimp tacos were amazing and the chicken cabo salad so great Best Margaritas too.
The service is so good it is one of my favorite places to the point they always greet me by name and know my favorite Margarita. This time I had the Chicken Cabo Salad it was huge and delicious.
Nice restaurant, great décor, casual atmosphere. Great variety on menu including vegan and gluten free offerings. Food was tasty with nice portions, though in general on the bland side. Waiter was friendly, attentive, there when needed, without hovering. Restaurant located in area with other restaurants, convenient to area hotels and the freeway. Would try again next time through Redding.
Nothing bad to say. Good stop on our RV trip. Service was great
Once again the best service and the best food, plus the best Margarita's. I had the Quesadilla with Carnitas so good, I highly recommend. The Cadillac Margarita is the best.
Today I had the Cicada Shrimp Cocktail it was so so so good. I also had two scope of their Guacamole also delicious. Wish I had taken a photo. Was to busy eating. Of course the best Margarita.
Firstly, let me say that I tried to make my reservation online, but did not find the website user friendly. It kept insisting that my reservation was for 2 people. I was trying to reserve a table for 5-8 people. Aside from that, we were initially asked if we would like to sit at an elevated table. I'm grateful we were asked, because we had a very elderly woman in our party and we required a low table for her. Our waitress was wonderful, very attentive and her attitude was excellent. The food was delicious, everyone in our party of 5 was very pleased with their food. Overall, it was wonderful, and we will certainly be returning.
My favorite restaurant. The food and the service is so good.Plus they make the best Margarita's in town. My server Alan is the best when he sees me walk in he has already had my Margarita made. This time I had the grilled pork lettuce wraps they were so good.
Love Cicada best food, best Margarita's best service. This time I had the Southwestern Salad it was delicious and huge had enough leftover for dinner that night. Hubby had the Enchiladas with carnitas with red rice and red sauce he said they were delicious. Alan our server is so great, he always knows exactly how I like my Margarita.
What's outstanding at Cicada is the food. Whether or not you are a vegetarian, I would encourage you to order the vegan chile relleno. The chile was filled with a very nicely spiced saute of small-diced fresh vegetables, and what I liked most was that the chile (roasted etc. fresh) was not in a fried puffy casing. It was served with a beautiful red house-made sauce, green rice, and beans, all delicious. Unfortunately the service wasn't up to par for a restaurant like this. The hostess was excellent -- friendly and thoughtful--but the waiter, who said he was "busy," forgot to bring one of the drinks ordered and generally was unavailable. It is a large space and all of the servers seemed to be running from the kitchen to the tables, so there may be some larger issue at play. Nonetheless, we would return -- and maybe sit at a table in the bar area next time.
I love this restaurant. I have been over the years trying to order something different. I had the Chicken Pesto Salad and of course the Cadillac Margarita. The salad was amazing it is so tasty, highly recommend it. The service is so good.
It was Kool April Nights and we wanted to be able to watch the Cruise, but while having dinner. Cicadas was the perfect to eat, drink and be merry. Our Server apologized for the delay in getting our drinks to us because they were PACKED, but we told him we wanted to be there for hours so we were happy to have a bit of time in between our courses. Everything was so delicious from the sampler appetizer, Chiptole crusted Salmon with green rice to the Fried Ice Cream Sundae. Yum!
Once again had a wonderful lunch. I had the Shrimp Tostadas so very good and of course the best Cadillac Margarita. Best service also.
Great twist on Mexican for Redding. A little more Baja than your traditional Mexican. The team there is great with service, the restaurant is large enough to create privacy while at your own meal. All around great!
Overall, a good spot for Mexican. Service dragged a little, but who cares when you’re not in a hurry? Guacamole at the table was fantastic!! Margaritas were pretty weak, though.
Love Cicada I had the Chicken Cob Salad so delicious. Hubby had the Lunch Burrito it was so tasty and huge. We shared the Chicken Wings they are amazing and so many we took so many home that we had them for dinner. Alan our server the minute he sees me walk in he orders my Cadillac Margarita.
Love this place this time I had the Shrimp Tostada and of course the Cadillac Margarita. They make the best Margarita's. The Shrimp Tostadas were excellent. Definitely will order that again. My server Alan is so great.
The table placement was a little weird, I think this was cause of the valentines set up but it wasn’t terrible.
Always has great food and great Margarita's. Love the very thin chips and love their salsa. Ben was my server this time. He is great actually all their servers are.
Our server was amazing, and the beverages did not ot disappoint! I ordered the pollo fundito and my husband ordered enchiladas...the enchiladas were not that great, but we had more fun sharing my meal which was crazy huge and delicious!! I suggested to order the Cadillac margarita!!!
The food here is amazing. This time I had the seared pork lettuce cups so good I was a little concerned about the pineapple salsa but it was perfect with the pork. I had a new server Ben he was great just as Alan is. Of course Be a made the best Margarita.
Great meal and great service. Alan is a great server. The husband always has the enchilada lunch. I always try to try something different. I had the Chicken Quesadilla with Guacamole was so delicious. Also Bea makes the best Bloody Mary's and Margarita's.
Once again great lunch. Had the Shrimp Taco's added Guacamole so good. Plus the best Margarita ever. Alan is such a great server now when he sees me coming in he heads to the bar as I am being seated. Comes over and says your Margarita is on its way.
The food is amazing as is the Margaritas. The Cevichi Lettuce Wraps are so good as was the Mexican Paella. Always get the Cadillac Margarita so tasty.
Great food great service best Margarita's in town.