Cantina 1511 - Stonecrest

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$30 and under
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Traditional Mexican
Ever since 2004, Cantina 1511 has been serving consistently excellent Mexican fare to the people of Charlotte. A philosophy of only the freshest ingredients cooked from scratch to traditional recipes; guarantees an Authentic Mexican Celebration every time.

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OT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The worst service. Our waiter kept disappearing. It took so long to get our drinks my
husband got up and ordered them from the bar.
The waiter came by while my husband was at the bar and said it was taking so long because they were out of wine glasses. It didn’t take long for my
husband to get drinks from the bar.
The food was good. Will not be going back to this restaurant. It was not our first time at having bad service there

N
New England
42 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The atmosphere is fun - the service is a little slow. We received our orders and, unfortunately, the children’s orders were very delayed. They did comp the meal - but it still didn’t bring the food to a toddler. I would think most restaurants would make sure the children’s food comes out first. Disappointing.

J
Charlotte
66 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had another wonderful experience at Cantina 1511.
We both ordered the Barbacoa plate, and our server was kind enough to point out that they had a special where we could get what we wanted plus a dessert for a couple of dollars less. We were so impressed with her. The rest of the service and food were fantastic as well.

We look forward to our next visit.

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This was our 1st time at Cantina 1511. Although the location and restaurant ambiance were nice, we found this place lacking in too many areas. The service was just ok, food was very disappointing, drinks were ok, overall experience just felt more like cafeteria/low quality food with no attention to detail or creativity. For flavor and quantity, we have had better at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop!

OT
Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always good here!

YU
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! One of our favorite spots!!!

PK
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We were a large party of 11 people. We had a mixed experience throughout the evening. Service was at times great, at others a bit missing (although the restaurant was quite busy). The biggest complaint was that half the table's food came out, and the other half was at least 15 minutes later. Some of the dishes were great, others were mediocre. But, overall it was ok and I'd go back.

CM
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server, Matt, was superb. Food was fine, as usual, but the noise was at the "din" level. We'll be going back, though.

VC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Wonderful service. Menu options attractive but could use a more sophisticated flare options.

EW
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our reservation was at 5:45. We received our margaritas about 5 minutes after being seated and food came immediately out. Really the food was brought out way too fast. Before we were able to drink a sip of our drinks and relax, enjoying being out together, the food came. We were in/out in under 40 minutes.
Really was not enjoyable.

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Raymond, our server is great!

M
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious meal. Loved the Tuesday night kids balloon artist

SN
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed when we eat here and this was no exception. We arrived late in the evening and our waiter never made us feel rushed. Food came out fast and was delicious!

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

Great experience and service- perfect for a nice weekend dinner with the family.

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with friends

FB
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. We couldn’t believe how many times our server came by to see if we needed anything. The menu selection was great. Also, the prices were reasonable. Our entrees were brought to us in record time and the food was delicious. The restaurant was very clean and all of the staff were friendly.

DH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sat in outdoor patio, very nice quiet evening. Food was very good. Reservations allowed for fast seating! A definite place to enjoy with friends!

RE
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to Cantina 1511 for what proved to be a really good dining experience. We were 30 minutes early for our 8:00 table. On arrival we were greeted warmly by Belle who checked our reservation and invited us to take a seat at the bar until our table was ready. She texted us when our table became available after only 15 minutes.

We just happened to have chosen a night during Restaurant Week. Our server, Tamsin, explained our options for dinner. The special menu included drink, app, entree and dessert for each of us. As we were first-timers, we had questions about the offerings. Tamsin handled our questions with great aplomb.

As each course arrived, the runners asked if we needed anything else at that moment. Through out our meal, staff members would ask if everything was alright. At least 2 managers dropped by our table as well. Not too many times, just enough to check on us.

This evening was a really good experience. More importantly, we look forward to returning.

OT
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meql with excellent service

SH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

There may have been some confusion with the restaurant week deal. We were served only 1 of our desserts. We paid for 2 deals. The waitress also put the other couple, that we were dining with, guacamole on our bill. Never asked who’s bill it should go on. Although they ordered it. Maybe she was new? This was our first time there. The food was great!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ramon was a wonderful server!

K
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I liked that there were people with authority (managers?) walking around checking on things. The drink I ordered was way sweeter & just not what I expected, but a non-waiter person asked me some questions about preferences & got me a new one quickly and then told me how to ask if I wanted another one like that. Good service from him!

BH
Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

First, all personnel were kind and nice. Second, repeated requests were made to the host and server for silverware, napkin, and plates. After three requests I got them myself. Not a big deal and it didn't ruin the experience. It did though cloud it. I do hope that the very minor service issues are resolved for others.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Tori was INCREDIBLE.

GC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Four of our nine entrees were not prepared as ordered

JR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was very bland. Server brought incorrect order.

R
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was delicious, however the

T
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat @ the bar - overall good nothing special/over the top - appeared to be a new bar attendant- had to ask for a lot of stuff that should have been obvious in my opinion, however I have never worked in the restaurant industry - just travel all over the world and know great service vs just avg/below

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated Father’s Day. We had a great experience and the service was excellent. It was warm in the dining room tho and our waiter said it was because it was hot outside. Typically it’s cold in restaurants during the summer so that was a negative. We will definitely be back!

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall ok. The food tasted good. Service could have been better, but was not terrible. The restaurant needs a good, deep clean...especially for the price of the food, I would expect more.

JT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We did go on Father's Day, but the restaurant was not full. Our waitress seemed to be very busy, having tables in multiple sections and running around. The food was okay, not the quality that I have received at Cantina 1511 in the past, but it was average. The part of the experience that left a bad taste in my mouth was that because the waitress was so busy, she seemed at times to be disgusted with any questions/requests we had. She literally "threw" my husband's plate down in front of him as she ran past our table. Having been a server in the past, I know how difficult I can be to have multiple sections of tables, but there were times during our meal that we felt that we were an inconvenience.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Father’s Day lunch! Our family loves Cantina, the food is always great!!

SW
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

R
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

My first visit personally. Reportedly great tacos. My wife likes it and had eaten there several times. Not so much for me. Will try the taco fare before I give up.
Guacamole very good. Wife’s salad was very good . My enchilada suizas left a lot to be desired. Comparitively on the expensive side.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and service was fantastic as usual!

p
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice lunch with mom and sister. My first time here and the food and margaritas did not disappoint. We each had different alacarte soft tacos and were each happy with our choices. I will definitely come back

I
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the staff were excellent. It was a little warm when we arrived inside, but I notified the waiter, and shortly afterwards it cooled down nicely. The food was delicious and the drinks were perfect.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a family dinner there on a Friday night. Food was fantastic. The service was a little slow and we ran low on drinks a couple of times, but understandable considering it was a Friday night. Overall a good experience

JG
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always love going and enjoying the great atmosphere .

TM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We hadn’t been there for a very long time. Our waiter was a different story,I had order fajitas My meat came out but nothing else, someone came by and ask if we needed anything,I said the rest of my meal. I was with three other people, there food was just ok.
I had just made one fajita and the waiter came by and ask if we need a box, and started cleaning our table OFF.... I felt like I was in a rush. It will be a very long time before I will eat there again.

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