Cantina 1511- Mooresville

4.2
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Cantina is where foodies flock for authentic Mexican cuisine and cocktails. Our spacious, decorative settings reflect the spirit of the festive country makes it the perfect place to gather for memorable meals and great times.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.0
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BrianB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. Loved the Margarita options and table side guacamole.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and monstrous food-per-dollar value! Top-notch quality

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DianeM
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly prompt service. Plentiful portions. Good outside table. Table ready at time reserved.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food! Hot, plentiful and spiced just right.

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Mksmith2009
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First time at restaurant. We kept hearing about this restaurant on the radio that it was great. Food was good, not fantastic, but decent. I got fajitas and they were pretty charred and the peppers needed to be cut thinner and cooked longer. The lime that they brought was dry as a bone. They ran out of churros for the birthday boy so they brought him a Tres Leches cake, which was like a soggy mess. Overall I wasn't too impressed. Service was okay...again not great.

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vipMaryW
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual, the steak and chicken fajitas were very good. The portion size was a little less than normal but still plentiful. Strangely our son went the non traditional route and had a burger w/bacon and avocado which he said was very good as bell as the fries.

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vipMaryW
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and probably the best fajitas in the area. Always an enjoyable meal!

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acmaginnis
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The other Cantina 1511s have a nice feel to them as far as ambiance, but everything else was top notch! Our waiter was helpful and attentive and the food was great as always. *Does the queso fundido no longer come in a little fondue set up? We always liked that so our queso stayed warm.

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vipLucy
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not at all the Cantina 1511 experience we have know and love. Just feels like any other Mexican restaurant out there. We’ve been loyal to Cantina since they were on East Blvd so were so happy to have one closer because we live in LKN. We’ve been going to Park Rd and have been to Stonecrest numerous times as well. This is the second time we’ve ate at the Mooresville location and it is subpar at best. Staff are slow and not very attentive (yes, it was Christmas Eve but again, not our first visit) and again not the experience we know to be Cantina. Food, atmosphere, people. No good.

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vipDisappointed
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Drinks were very expensive and not well balanced (Margaritas). Seems pretty high for the area. Food not very flavorful. My shrimp was over cooked. Rice and beans mushy and too much plantains for the dish. Carne Asada Burrito has very little meat.

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Iceman
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The quality of the food at this location is not as good as the original in Charlotte. Tacos are still very good but not exceptional. Very noisy.

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JenniferC
Greensboro
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was great. The noise level gets a little loud when you are trying to have a conversation, but we do enjoy Cantina 1511.

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kenSinNC
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Best Mexican we’ve had in a looooong time! Great service and attentive staff, fun atmosphere

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AndiM
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Four adults on a Friday night around 7:30. Seated immediately thanks to Open Table reservation. Our waiter, while polite, was not familiar with either the drink or food menu. Our margaritas (pricey!) were the worst ever. Food (reasonable but pricier than similarly-themed restaurants) was so-so. Guacamole made at our table was fresh and tasty. Chimichanga and shrimp skewers with plaintains were pretty good. Chicken and beef tacos were nothing more than "okay" and quite small. Baja fish taco was skimpy, no more than 1 oz of fish. Pork boracoa taco was tasty but also skimpy for the $$$. Environment is clean and very bright, family oriented (lots of kids), and several TV screens on the walls, adding to the noise. Doubt we would go back again.

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vipLuvdb
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall experience is good. Margarita’s are overpriced.

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MCSB28117
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The service was good - our waitress was friendly and attentive. The food came quickly. Chips and salsa were good - usually a good indicator for a Mexican restaurant. But the food just wasn’t very good - my burrito bowl was bland and tasteless; my husband ordered shrimp fajitas and hardly ate any. And definitely expensive for Mexican food - especially not very good Mexican food.

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ValerieS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Second visit. Server asked how food was but had a foot walking away at the same time. Did not offer a second glass of wine. We felt rushed and only tolerated as guests. My quesadillas were supposed to be crab and avocado. I never tasted any crab. I don’t recall bacon mentioned in the description. I would much prefer to be charged a necessary price than to be charged $3 for extra guacamole and sour cream. Radio personality John Hancock raves about Cantina1511. Must be the difference in locations. Somewhere you appear to be cutting corners. First visit was great. Not returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great service but just a little off. The food was good but no salt and pepper on table. Drinks were way too sweet but southerners love their sugar. Compared to the original east blvd location it now seems to be more like a fusion of Cali-Mex meets the sugary South. If that, vs true Cali or even Texmex, speaks to you then you will love it. If you’re looking for heat and tart lime, it might not work for you anymore. Did love the boundary crossing tacos the best. Some will love, some will be disappointed. Know what you’re going for.

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WeaveVT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great neighborhood find. The food was very good.

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MelanieA
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited as a party if three, sat on beautiful patio. Both drink and food menus were impressive. Fresh shrimp, delicious plantains and black beans were outstanding. We tried several dishes all were incredible. I've visited twice before and left review on Yelp with pics so I am already a fan, but this visit there was a miscommunication about certain dishes and their ingredients. When the manager learned of she stopped by and spoke with us. She listened to the mix up, apologized, spoke highly of her staff and comped our entire bill, drinks, apps, and all food. We were not expecting nor wouldve assumed any discount. I can and have raved about food but now I can rave about their customer service. What a compassionate managing style she has and I look forward to our next visit! We will continue to reccomend your place. You have surpassed all hospitality expectations this visit. Thank you.

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Bestgamma
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and the portions are generous. I will go back.

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fredn
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a Saturday reservation got there a little early seated right away only problem was after 20 minutes of being ignored by serving staff we got up and left.

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LovetoDine
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent service was a little slow it seemed they had our server spread too thin. She was doing her best to keep up but drinks went dry a couple of times and asked for things a couple times to get them. Again, good server just over taxed

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Mopenny
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

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vipEclectictastes
Western NC
89 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had eaten at 15:11 two or three times and had generally a very good experience. Our most recent experience did not live up to that precedent. The service was very uneven. The food quality didn't seem as spot on as our earlier visits. In particular the table side guacamole was just terrible. The server used one entire line with some avocado and a bit of tomato and literally zero seasoning. It tasted nothing but lime. We were able to pour some of their delicious salsa in it to create some flavor, but overall the guacamole experience was awful.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

We’re 0 for 2 (4 total orders) finding something we like and probably won’t try a third time.

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vipjaylew
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good service from an attentive server so no issue there. Excellent salsa and chips. Main course was blah at best ... no spice, no flavor, light on accompaniments. Had to drown in salsa to spice it up. Won't be in a hurry to go back.

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KevinR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jasmine was outstanding !! Best service we have ever had.

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vipMaryW
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A different spin on ordinary tex mex. Great presentation but even better taste. All four of us enjoyed our meals.

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Missejs
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We’ve tried this restaurant twice now. The chips and salsa are good, fresh and nice flavor. The table side guacamole was extremely disappointing. Very little flavor. Margaritas were good but pricey. The meals left much to be desired both times. My daughter’s beef taco off the kids menu was so greasy that it was gross. The other items we tried we ok, but nothing special at all. Chicken in the tacos was pretty dry. The rice was a little undercooked. I just can’t see what all the fuss is about. This place is average at best. I had such high hopes as I LOVE Mexican food, but I don’t have any desire to hurry back.

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CandC
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Didn’t like Margarita because it tasted like orange juice. Would like to see a real margarita added to menu.
Chicken enchiladas were very bland. Barbacoa was bland also but was tasty.

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vipChoffmannc
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, took a while to get our drinks. Waitress was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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BryanW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Terrible food worst dinner that I have ever had and never again will I go there

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JordanaG
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were very attentive and friendly. The food was hot, fresh, and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Appetizers were the best part of the meal. Was not impressed with entrees. Had to request that drinks be refilled.

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Chaltbskvke
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Service initially was a bit slow to order drinks but from there on the waitress who took care of us was very good, particularly because my partner has a gluten allergy and the waitress would warn us about the food before hand which was great. However the food lacked flavor for what it was. The rice and beans needed more salt or seasoning and the queso on top of my burrito was not very flavorful. Food wise I would not recommend this restaurant over what is currently offered in this area unfortunately. However I understand the early stages of the restaurant usually isn't as smooth but it does leave an impression. I won't post online about my experience and will likely return to try again in a month or two before deciding to continue with it.

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vipDisappointed
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service okay. Server forgot a few things. Food was not as tasty as we thought it would be. Drive 40 minutes to get there. Food and value not worth the drive. No wow factor.

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Gail
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, great food.

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Mopenny
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

FAQs

Cantina 1511- Mooresville does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Cantina 1511- Mooresville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 360-4427.

Cantina 1511- Mooresville is rated 4.2 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.