Cantina 1511- Mooresville

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35 reviews
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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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PH
Seattle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really delicious food and beverages. The signature cocktails were on special for $6.50, we had a Devils Garden and Paloma, both delicious. The food was fresh and overall excellent. The rice was undercooked, but everything else was great. We had the enchiladas and (3) tacos - duck taco, 1511 Barbacco and Korean BBQ Steak. The menu was a little pricey, but we would definitely return for the taste and quality of the food.

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K
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and food was very good! Serving staff was very attentive and efficient.

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Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and good location with easy parking. Great menu with many taco options. Guacamole made at table side is always a treat.

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t
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was good but the food was average.

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JK
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was really good. Service took a while; the four of us ate almost an entire basket of chips and salsa before our bar order finally arrived. But, it is a fairly new establishment; it may be that they are just breaking everyone in. We will be trying again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there on July 4th when it was slammed but we couldn’t tell how busy they were because our waiter was awesome. Also I have Celiac (gluten intolerance) and the waiter was very knowledgeable and steered me to the dishes that wouldn’t make me sick. They are not listed on the Find Me Gluten Free APP in Mooresville, only Charlotte where there was lots of talk about chips not made in a dedicated fryer but they didn’t bother me.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was way too pricey for the quality. Most food was not great, sorry to say. The service was mediocre.

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JD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and there was a good selection of entrees to choose from on the menu. I am on a plant based diet and the waitress helped me pick out food choices based on my needs. The children enjoyed their food choices also. We will definitely come back!

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new option in Mooresville. The food was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maddie did an excellent job as our waitress. Specialty margs were fantastic but a little pricy. Food was delicious. Really appreciated the complementary dessert for the table for our first visit. We will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about Cantina 1511! Food is delicious, service is great and drinks are refreshing! Just what Mooresville needed!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The margaritas (pitcher $29) didn't have enough alcohol (or sugar). My glass was cracked. The waitress poured what was in the cracked glass into a different glass and returned it to me.

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F
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were seated right away at the time of our reservation. Service was good and attentive. Food was tasty and great portions. The price was right on. The restaurant is a little loud. It is family friendly so not for a romantic dinner date. But, great for a get together! Looking forward to returning!

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EL
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Beware the noise level is through the roof! Food was good, service excellent . Oddly shaped . Brightly painted. Family friendly dining. Fairly priced.

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LF
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Second time I’ve gone in 2 weeks. Staff is very nice but lack training. Food wasn’t great. Probably won’t go back

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Had the Baja Fish Tacos. They were very fishy tasting, which tells me the fish was old. I will not order them again.

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised! Great food! Even the kids liked the food and that’s a win!

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I have visited the Mooresville Cantina 1511 twice. The first time was on a Friday night. It was so loud that I finally stopped trying to visit with the friend I was having dinner with. I ordered a Chicken Chimichanga. The chimichanga came out the size of a brick and was stuffed with rice, black beans and a small amount of chicken. It would seem that I did not read the description of Cantina's version of their chimichanga well enough. I just figured that there would be chicken rolled up and fried in a shell like every other chicken chimichanga that I have eaten in my life! Boy, was I wrong. I was so surprised and disappointed. The meal was just not good. I ended up leaving most of the food on the plate. I did however finish a pretty basic margarita, and that was good! Service was fine.

My boys wanted to give the restaurant a try, so I thought I would be game and give it one more chance. We visited at lunch this time. The restaurant was not very busy and therefore I was able to carry on a conversation with the people at my table, which was nice! To start, the chips are hard with little flavor. We ordered queso, which we did not like. One of my boys had chicken fajitas and one had a steak and cheese quesadilla. The food, again, was mediocre, with my son saying the chicken in his fajita meal was hard and bland. By the time we left our lunch was $57 + tip for 3 people. (Only one person at the table had a Pepsi, the other 2 had water, so drinks were not a big factor in our total.) Service was just ok.

We frequent La Unica. We can walk out of La Unica, all of us being happy with our meal for $20 less. I do not think that we will be back to Cantina 1511.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It was a good experience food & service was hood

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B
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, yummy chips and salsa! Huge variety of unique tacos.

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AB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally enjoyable!!! Definitely will be going back!

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s
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We went the second night that they opened and the food was very good, service impeccable, and drinks were at an acceptable price. The second time we went, the food was mediocre at best, the service was terrible, and the drinks were twice as much. $14 for a margarita is a little bit outlandish. I had the same exact thing the second time we went in terms of Food for the very reason that I wanted to know if they would be consistent. Considering it was way busier the first night and the food was good tells me that even though it was less busy their consistency doesn’t stay the same. Hundred dollars for four people with two drinks.

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TP
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Just opened. Service wasn’t quite there yet. Food was good.

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DL
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Worth trying again, but I was a little underwhelmed on this visit. Service was average. My entree was not very good, but my husband’s was fabulous. Appetizer just ok, beans and rice very mediocre too. Cute atmosphere and nice to have a more upscale Mexican restaurant in the area - looking forward to trying something different next visit and hopeful I will enjoy it more!

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great food, can't beat the guacamole, and the margaritias were perfect.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! Great service and smiling faces:)

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

food was nicely presented and tasted good but service was terrible. Wasn’t offered chips/salsa — no checking on the table after food delivery or drink refills. Can’t figure out why it took so long to open as it felt the same as East Coast Wings (previous tenant). Disappointed

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SQ
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible. Ordered drinks, came after our meals.

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TT
Charlotte
70 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was very disappointing. The tacos were OK but my wife's fajita was awful. Basically a big plate of mushy vegetables and rubbery chicken. The vegan vegetable rice contained hard dried up corn and peas. Even the chips were tasteless. We dined at the Charlotte locations and they were good and was glad to see that this opened since its closer to our house. The surrounding area is nice and we did get served quickly with our rez but we cannot go back due to the poor quality of the food.

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For together with family for dinner and drinks. Great experience.

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k
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The basic margarita didn’t taste like a margarita, more like limeade with a splash of something carbonated. The food and the service were great. The food is a step above your average Mexican restaurant and a bit pricer but delicious. I will definitely go back but opt for one of the other margaritas or forego them all together.

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s
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and margaritas. Impressed with the service considering it was their second night open and had a packed crowd.

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KL
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food but restaurant was way too loud. Margaritas were delicious.

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SQ
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our visit- the salsa was delicious, the table side guacamole was great. will definitely go back

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AR
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I had high hopes for Cantina 1511 that were unfulfilled. I expected an upscale Mexican restaurant. When we arrived the interior looked more like a cheap Mexican restaurant/bar with huge TVs, padded tables, etc. We had to wait for several minutes for our server to greet us and take our drink order. After she did another server came up and asked for our drink order. We stated that someone had already gotten it & the server’s response was “Great! Sweet!” Then she just walked off. After we ordered our food, two taco entrees and two kids meals, it took 30 minutes to receive 3 of our meals and another 2-3 minutes to receive the other. Tacos were minimal seasoned. The meat was all dry. I ordered shrimp tacos and out of the two bites each bite contained shrimp shell. The prices were more of what I would expect for a better Mexican restaurant, very high for poor food, service & atmosphere. Prickly Pear, La Unica & El Cero Reyes will be just fine with the new “competition” in Mooresville.

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