Cantina 1511- Mooresville

4.5
111 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 111 people are saying
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Sarah
1 review
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Family get together. Very nice restaurant, good food.

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vipEdDon
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food, great value.

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ChrisB
Charleston
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.

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vipValerieP
Charlotte
3 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!

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vipJenn
Charlotte
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.

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Hemingways
Orlando
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.

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SamanthaJ
Raleigh
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.

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vipDtrain
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasty!!

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Killer food, great service, awesome outdoor area! We will def be back

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BlandIsBad
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.

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AprilR
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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coup
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.

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17yearsin
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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vipDannyR
Charlotte
13 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.

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LisaF
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RyannC
Charlotte
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.

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vipJacksonW
Charlotte
57 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food. Too many babies screaming.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. H

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Megan
Charlotte
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!

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MikaraB
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!

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LisaM
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at the new Cantina 1511 in Mooresville. Have been at the other locations in Charlotte many times over the year. The service was great as was the food. Love the jalapeño margaritas, the make at the table guac and the burritos and quesadillas. Both of us had chicken dishes and the chicken was tasty. Cantina 1511’s marinades are great. Will definitely be visiting again!

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CharlieB
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Honestly one of the worst meals We've ever had, we literally could not eat any of the three entrees. Even the margaritas were pure sour mix and we had to send them back as well. I would not recommend this restaurant

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vipLucy
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much better than last time. Keep it up Mooresville!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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lizweaver01
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience2

Food was not nearly as good as the one on park rd. service was average but forgot our drinks. the quest dip was not edible. Not good flavor. will not be back.

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MelissaS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was good. Thought the table guacamole was expensive at $10.00.
Service was awful. We never saw our waitress after we ordered our food (was delivered by someone else) until she brought our bill. NO ONE asked us if we wanted a refill on drinks or more chips, which we did on both accounts.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Cantina 1511 is just....ok. We were expecting flavorful food and got just “ok”, somewhat bland and mediocre. The pork dish tasted like it was pre-made and warmed up to the point of tasting burnt. The tortilla chips had no flavor. The frozen margarita was decent. Kids chicken tenders and fries seemed to be a small portion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was decent. Service was pretty bad. Price is on expensive side.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When I arrived for my 9:00 p.m. reservation at 8:55 the restaurant proceeded to explain that they close at 9:00 and would not be sitting us. There must be confusion between the restaurant and the information on the app. The restaurant made zero effort in trying to do something quick or asking if we wanted to take away. They wont ever see me again...

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Ras131
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

For a restaurant being filled to maybe 50% capacity the service was awful. I asked 3 different people who came to our table, a total of 4 times for a wedge of lemon for my water and it took nearly 20 minutes to get that. One of the severs who first came to get our drink order basically ignored my first two requests for a lemon and never came back. Our waitress the ignored my 3rd request so I asked the manager who brought it right away. Embarrassing that this is the type of service provided in a half empty restaurant. Chips and salsa arrived only after we asked twice for them which I thought was standard when you sit down.

The food was lukewarm and probably had been sitting under a heat lamp for a bit since it took 30 minutes to get our food and there were no refills provided.

At the end of our meal I just wanted to get out of the place but couldn’t because I didn’t have a bill and had to wait longer for that to come. Even the server remarked that she felt like she was behind in her service. That was an understatement.

Very very disappointed, in a price to service and food scale it was below poor. Far too much money for the service and lukewarm food provided. Gonna be a while before we go back here. The competition for dollars especially in this time of the pandemic is huge so I’d rather give my money to people who really want it and are working for it.

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MonicaM
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cantina 1511. The food is fresh and authentic. We had the Queso Grill dip and chicken empanadas. Both were fantastic! Large portions that were easy to share. We sat at the bar and Whitney & RJ were our bartenders. They are funny and we love talking with them. We can't wait to go back!

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cantina was absolutely delicious, it never disappoints!

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vipJohng
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Alway's enjoy 1511... the food is excellent and service to very good.

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vipBrianB
Charlotte
3 reviews
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
9 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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MaryW
Charlotte
31 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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You can order delivery directly from Cantina 1511- Mooresville using the Order Online button. Cantina 1511- Mooresville also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Cantina 1511- Mooresville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 360-4427.

Cantina 1511- Mooresville is rated 4.5 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

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.