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Cantina 1511- Mooresville, Mooresville, NC

Cantina 1511- Mooresville

4.1
4.1
130 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 360-4427

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Whether you’re planning a wedding, birthday party, a seminar, a luncheon, or a retirement party – we cater directly to your specific event. At Cantina, we approach every event with absolute professionalism and passion. We have a large variety of menu options to best suite your event. Our selection ranges from massive chopped salads, taco and fajita bars to enchiladas. Our clients have been raving over our authentic Mexican creations and Tex Mex- culinary dishes for years! Our event planners can transform a simple room into a delightful space that is detailed to perfection. We always create a unique experience for your guest and provide them with a lasting impression that leaves them wanting more. Please allow us the opportunity to discuss your upcoming event with you. We invite you to join us for a consultation regarding your event and enjoy a taste of Cantina 1511. Ashley Beaty // Private Events Coordinator abeaty@cantina15eleven.com 980-266-4272

  • Private party facilities

    Cantina 1511 offers private dining accommodations for up to 60 guests. At both of our restaurants, there are several different rooms that can be configured into a variety of seating designs, based on your personal preference. We also have the capability of renting our entire restaurant for your venue space. We specialize in hosting: Rehearsal Dinners Birthday Celebrations Bridal/Baby showers Retirement Parties Corporate Gatherings Anniversaries Luncheons Business Meetings/Seminars

  • Neighborhood

    Mooresville

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JS

    JamesS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I had the beef enchiladas. They were tasty but very salty. Service was slow but I believe they are understaffed, however the young lady that served us took a long time to check on our status and at the time there were maybe 10 other people being served with their own waiters. So staffing shouldn't have been a problem so I am guessing new employee. I loved the Sangria here and my wife like her Mojito. Prices are reasonable and they give enough food that you will have enough for a lunch the next day so overall I give this place a strong 4, they really need to lighten up on the salt in the food.
  2. 9

    91208

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sautéed vegetables were outstanding! Rest of meal was excellent. Really enjoyable experience.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday after church lunch. No wait. Fast and hospitable service. Nice atmosphere. Enchilada and burrito meals were very filling. Took leftovers home.
  4. RP

    RobertP

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food all around, tacos are divine, don’t sleep on the mixed vegetables!
  5. RM

    RachelM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Food had no flavor. I had a burrito bowel took 2 bits it was horrible. Best thing we has was Queso and chips.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Food ok. Service food.
  7. RO

    ROBERTAL

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Table of 4 - each of us had different items. All dinners were delicious, and the guacamole (made at the table) was super! Service was excellent ~ our waitress was pleasant, held nice conversation, and smiled, which makes a dining experience very pleasant. We have eaten here before, and each experience was a good one. There is a bar, outside dining and inside dining too.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We split fajitas for our dinner. I don’t like guacamole, but my wife does, so the waitress said she could put the guacamole in a separate container. We were charged $1.25 extra for that. It is not the amount money, it is the principle. She should have told us there would be an up charge and she did not.

    Cantina 1511- MooresvilleResponded on June 19, 2022Hi There. Thank you for your business as well as your feedback. I've spoken with our team over in Mooresville and we apologize for the server's error. She used the wrong guacamole key which charged you. If you provide me with the last 4 digits of your card number I can issue a refund for that overcharge. We apologize for the error and we can assure you that the team has been properly educated on using the correct item keys. We look forward to your next visit with us.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and very good service.
  10. j

    julsontheprairie

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the queso and the guacamole to go with our chips and salsa…our server made the guacamole table side and the queso was great…not your run of the mill processed cheese dip!! All our main courses were delicious…the Baja fish tacos got an A+, my mom loved her chimichanga, but said it was a little too spicy for her palate…and my nephew inhaled his chicken burrito and swore he’d be back soon! Our server was attentive and the patio was a great place to hang!
  11. LW

    LisaW

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Casual place to enjoy good food...a little bit of upscale Mexican cuisine. Music could have been a little bit quieter.
  12. RG

    RhondaG

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived on Easter Sunday for dinner with a reservation. We were greeted by the manager and he informed us they only had one waiter and one cook. We were then seated and our waiter came over and introduced himself Brian L We had Excellent service and food. We understand with staff shortages some patrons can be rude. Just wanted to say thank you and we appreciate your hard work We will definitely return. Thanks again
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service!
  14. EC

    EmmaC

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    We were seated quickly which was great for our group. Drinks took a long time to come from the bar. We had lots of chips and salsa while we waited. It took a long time for our food to come out. The food was alright, not the best I’ve had but also not the worst. When all was said and done we were there for 2 hours for a party of 7. My husband summed it up, Mexican is usually quick and cheap and this was neither. It was $70 for 2 adult meals, 1 kids meal, and 4 house margaritas.
  15. FL

    FarrellL

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Menu changed and food was not as good as in the past.
  16. S

    Songbunnymama

    Charlotte

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyable Friday night with friends. First visit to Cantina 1511. Best Mexican I’ve had in Mooresville since moving here last summer. Good margs, a little sweet, could’ve used another squeeze of lime juice. I had the chimichanga with ground beef. Huge portion, filling was nicely seasoned and not dried out like sometimes happens with chimis. My husband had beef fajitas and really enjoyed them. Good amount of meat and nice mix of grilled veggies too. Because of the avocado issues right now, amount of guac with entrees was skimpy, but I’m willing to overlook as it’s not restaurant’s fault. Prices were a little steep for Mexican, probably due to supply chain and staffing issues. Will see how that goes once things settle down. Overall a nice night out with friends. FYI, We went around 6 pm and wasn’t crowded, by the time we left around 7:30 there were quite a few people waiting to be seated.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Valentine’s Day
  18. LW

    LWALT

    Charlotte

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All three of us had great meals, and outstanding service by Brian. We were celebrating a birthday, and appreciated the delicious complimentary milk cake. Thank you for a nice evening, we will return!
  19. b

    brentm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Food was amazing and service was top notch!
  20. S

    Sarah

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Loved the atmosphere but food was average and service was poor. We have been here for the two previous restaurants in the same building. We were excited to try a new Mexican restaurant with the online menu showing lots of choices for food and drinks. We were seated immediately. We asked what we wanted for a drink and were only given the option of a margarita or sangria. We were confused due to the fact that we could see the fully stocked bar. We ordered one of each and were disappointed to receive a premixed margarita and boxed sangria at a higher price. We waited 20 minutes before our food order was placed. Once receiving the food, our waitress asked if we then wanted corn or flour tortillas with it. We thought it was odd that it didn't come out all together but simply said corn would be fine. Twenty minutes later, we finally decided to flag someone down to ask for our corn tortillas so we could eat our meal. The food was like any other Americanized Mexican restaurant. We were very disappointed to pay more for the same food we have gotten elsewhere and to also receive poor service.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Family get together. Very nice restaurant, good food.
  22. ED

    EdDon

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, good food, great value.
  23. CB

    ChrisB

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Server was in way over his head. No attention to details such as empty glasses to refill, dealing with patrons in order as they were seated, not making excuses of lack of coverage. Had to go to another server repeatedly. On the other hand, the food is some of the best we’ve had at any restaurant. Schedule your prime-time crew much better.
  24. VP

    ValerieP

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We love Cantina 1511. Closest thing to 'real' Mexican food here in Lake Norman. Nice people and very responsive. We love the patio as its a bit more chill than inside. We will return over and over for our guacamole, queso, margarita and taco fix!
  25. J

    Jenn

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The food used to be great, but honestly both of us were not impressed with our dinner. We ordered chips and queso to start. This isn’t a huge thing, but not a great start when the chips that were brought out were basically a bunch of crumbs and the waitress never asked if she could get us more. I ordered a Moscow Mule, which I get frequently and I don’t think I drank more than half of it. I ordered the tortilla soup, which has been a favorite for more than 10 years. It always comes with a couple of slices of avocado, this one did not. The soup was warm, but not hot and wasn’t as good as it’s always been. It was fairly salty. For dinner I ordered the carne asada quesadilla and it almost tasted like the meat was bad. I took a few bites and that was it. The Hubs got an enchilada, which is has always loved in the past, but said it had very little flavor. We probably will not return.
  26. H

    Hemingways

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I think they are suffering from the same staff shortages that a lot of restaurants are. Also I think most of the servers were working outside tables which seemed to be in demand while we were eating inside. The server helping us was very nice but I think she had more tables than normal. Food was good and there was a lot of it. The quacamole that was made tableside was not as good as I had hoped. Not horrible or anything like that but it was missing something. We’ll be back at some future date.
  27. SJ

    SamanthaJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We waited for our table we reserved for about 10-15 min after we arrived. Once we were seated outside as requested, our server was very sweet however they were very slow getting to us after we finished eating. When we went to pay someone had accidentally already closed out. There was some back and forth with the manager and he decided since someone rang us up we didn’t need to pay. We asked how much the bill was to at least tip he said there was already a tip left. We left a tip for our waitress anyway but it was a very strange experience overall.
  28. D

    Dtrain

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super tasty!!
  29. SW

    SarahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Killer food, great service, awesome outdoor area! We will def be back
  30. BI

    BlandIsBad

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Both the dinner and the margaritas were average at best. It doesn't match up well with Don Pedro and certainly not with many of the smaller restaurants in the area like La Unica and others. Not so much that there was something wrong with it, just that so many others get it better and get it right.
  31. AR

    AprilR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely! Foo was great…service too. Best Mexican in town
  32. c

    coup

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Our server was busy but maybe said a total of 10 words the whole visit. Drink had flies in it, pours are uneven per drink, and food subpar. Won’t be going back.
  33. 1

    17yearsin

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food!
  34. DR

    DannyR

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Service was wonderful and the food was good but a bit overpriced. nothing special to look at inside the restaurant.
  35. LF

    LisaF

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy Cantina 1511! Tasty taco choices and love their made at the table guac!
  36. RC

    RyannC

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    Overall I was disappointed compared to dining at the Park Rd location. The service was terrible and the atmosphere was a little dull and our table was dirty. Probably wouldn’t return.
  37. JW

    JacksonW

    Charlotte

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Great food. Too many babies screaming.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere. H
  39. M

    Megan

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love! Great food, guacamole is the best. We love sitting at the bar to eat mid afternoon!
  40. MB

    MikaraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always! Thank you so much! I introduced my parents to this restaurant and they loved it!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

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

Cantina 1511- Mooresville is rated 4.1 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Google Map for Cantina 1511- Mooresville

120 Market Place Ave, Ste D, Mooresville, NC 28117

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Mooresville

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (704) 360-4427

  • Catering

    Whether you’re planning a wedding, birthday party, a seminar, a luncheon, or a retirement party – we cater directly to your specific event. At Cantina, we approach every event with absolute professionalism and passion. We have a large variety of menu options to best suite your event. Our selection ranges from massive chopped salads, taco and fajita bars to enchiladas. Our clients have been raving over our authentic Mexican creations and Tex Mex- culinary dishes for years! Our event planners can transform a simple room into a delightful space that is detailed to perfection. We always create a unique experience for your guest and provide them with a lasting impression that leaves them wanting more. Please allow us the opportunity to discuss your upcoming event with you. We invite you to join us for a consultation regarding your event and enjoy a taste of Cantina 1511. Ashley Beaty // Private Events Coordinator abeaty@cantina15eleven.com 980-266-4272

  • Private party facilities

    Cantina 1511 offers private dining accommodations for up to 60 guests. At both of our restaurants, there are several different rooms that can be configured into a variety of seating designs, based on your personal preference. We also have the capability of renting our entire restaurant for your venue space. We specialize in hosting: Rehearsal Dinners Birthday Celebrations Bridal/Baby showers Retirement Parties Corporate Gatherings Anniversaries Luncheons Business Meetings/Seminars

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